You can’t hurry love
When you’ve been together for a few years, everyone has an opinion on when you should pop the question. That was the case for Simon Wine, but the carpenter already had a plan on how he was going to take his love for Emily Borg to the next level.
“After a lot of years together everyone was on Simon’s case about popping the question,” Emily laughs.
The pair were with mutual friends when they first met at a Miranda bar in January 2009. They ran into each other a few times over the next few months before Simon eventually asked Emily, a real estate agent and business manager, out. Their first date was to the Royal Easter Show on Easter Sunday.
The self-confessed workaholics “had a lot of fun” travelling and spending time together over the next few years before settling down and purchasing their own home in 2015.
Together for seven years, everyone started asking Simon when the big question would come.
The answer was December 2016, in a romantic surprise.
“Simon asked me to marry him in the backyard of our property in Camden,” Emily says. “He had a cute little set-up with flowers, cheese and wine and got down on one knee.”
Despite their long relationship, Emily was not expecting the special moment when it did arrive.
“He completely surprised me when I returned home from a day out with my mum and sister,” she says.
Bringing in some outside help, Simon picked the perfect ring.
“My sister helped him custom design the ring, it’s a stunning white gold and diamond band with a large centre diamond and halo. I love it,” Emily says.
Emily and Simon married on the first day of spring last year at Sergeants Mess in Mosman with the ocean as their backdrop.
One hundred of their friends and family, including some guests from New Zealand, helped the newlyweds celebrate during a reception at the same venue.
Everything went to plan, but there was a moment of panic for the groom when he realised he’d forgotten something back in his hotel room.
“Our MC asked the boys if they all had their speeches ready t to go right before we were about to enter our reception,” Emily explains.
“Simon, realising he’d left his speech at the hotel, said yes so a as not to worry me. He quickly sent his brother-in-law to the hotel to find his s speech and bring it b back just in time.” PHOTOS: P INLIGHTEN. INLIGHTEN, COM. AU