There’s not many brides that can say they met their future husband by literally flying into their arms, but Audrey did just that. It was Australia Day long weekend and Audrey decided to take an impromptu solo road trip to the Great Ocean Road. Stopping in the Otways on the Saturday for a walk to see the waterfalls, she learnt about the zip line tour.
“It seemed a little pricey … but I decided, life is short; money is just a thing; let’s do it! So, I signed up for the next available spot at 9am the next morning.”
The next morning, she arrived very early, so to kill some time, she read one a book about different trees in the Otways. When she first saw her tour guide Lucas, Audrey thought he looked like hell (turns out it was due to some bad berries he’d picked the day before).
“Either way, he still looked handsome and the way he looked at me was undeniable. I even knew a question about trees on the tour which truly surprised him!”
The pair chatted through the day as Lucas caught Audrey as she zipped through the forest. But it was when Audrey flashed him a winning smile as she was leaving that convinced Lucas to reach out via Facebook on her way back to Melbourne, and the rest, as they say, is history.
And so, after some emotional ‘first look’ photos of just the two of them at Wurundjeri Spur Lookout, the Melbourne architect married her Warrnambool builder at the Fairfield Park Amphitheatre under a blazing sun – thank goodness for the white umbrellas! Audrey says they have their different views in some key areas, but their tolerance, honesty and love for one another is what makes them learn and grow more every day.
“I love that he loves openly, he is understanding, he is ambitious, but he is also dorky and funny … He is the ballast on my ship of life and if he didn’t watch so many history videos or pirate games on you tube I might not even know what a ballast was!”
After some more photos around Fairfield Park along the path where they had one of their first dates together, we headed to nearby Studley Park Boathouse for the party to really begin. Surrounded by bush with the Yarra River running past, it really felt like we were in bushland, not just a few kilometres from the city.
Audrey and Lucas – thanks for including us in your special day, it has been a pleasure to get to know you both. We hope these photos bring you as much joy as your wedding day.