Sorrel and Kane first met in China in the first few days of a 12-month course teaching English. The group induction training only lasted 10 days, but by the time each were assigned to opposite ends of the massive country, they already both knew they were meant to be together.
“It’s a corny cliché but it’s just one of those things. When you know, you know.”
Sorrel and Kane visited each other in China on their breaks before Kane returned home to Melbourne, followed closely by Sorrel for a 3-month stint to stay with his family. The next couple of years were spent criss-crossing the globe between England and Australia, before Sorrel made the move to Melbourne.
It was after lunch in Chinatown one day, that Kane proposed during a walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens. Sorrel had her suspicions when Kane insisted on bringing a backpack all day.
“When it happened it was really, really sweet and low key … he was blabbing about life and all this romantic stuff and then he got down on one knee.”
With Sorrel’s Australian visa coming to an end, they made the decision to marry straight away in a simple registry office ceremony and start saving for the big white wedding down the track. And so, 18 months after they first said I do in front of just their parents, Sorrel and Kane renewed their vows under a beautiful oak tree at Poet’s Lane in the Dandenongs in front of friends and family from all over the world.
With the stress of the official nuptials behind them, this wedding day was truly a celebration of their love for each other and a wonderful opportunity to bring everyone together in one space. Even a mix up with a groomsman’s suit and a last-minute celebrant change when Kane’s sister lost her voice, weren’t enough to ruffle this laid-back pair. After the beautiful ceremony to renew their love for one another, everyone gathered for an English-style garden party complete with lawn games, cups of tea, cake and ice cream cones – very civilised!
Meanwhile we wandered around Poet’s Lane to make the most of their beautiful photography spots before the reception officially began. With most guest choosing to stay the night at the venue, everyone was up for a good time!
Sorrel and Kane, it’s been such a pleasure to get to know you guys through our journey together and we’re so glad that your beautiful white wedding was such a success. Yours is truly an unique love story and we are privileged to play a part :)