Tell me about your The Beginning!

We both grew up in Townsville and met in year 11 at school through mutual friends. we would always
sit in the same spot with our friends at school during lunchtimes, so we eventually got to know each
other. We began chatting in MSN after school and hanging out on weekends with our friends. During
a day at the beach Allan asked Claudia out on top of the spider web climbing frame – and then it was
(Facebook) official! We later had our first date at the movies where we watched the Karate Kid, sitting
right at the back of the cinema where we shared our first kiss #romance

When and where did you get engaged?

After Allan’s initial proposal plans were delayed by a global pandemic (he had the ring since February
2020!!) – he finally got the chance 10 months later on the 12th of December 2020 for our 9 year
anniversary.
Allan organised a mystery adventure driving through the Dandenong Ranges where we solved clues
to pick up picnic ingredients along the way. After solving the final clue we arrived at our last stop for a
picnic in George Tindale Gardens. After walking through the gardens for what felt like forever in the
hot sun trying to find the perfect spot, Allan finally got to pop the question. After recovering from the
shock and saying yes, Claudia found herself surprised again by a secret photographer to capture the
moments afterwards.
We later celebrated with dinner in the city before making a video call to our families to tell them the
good news. Although no one was surprised after being together for 9 years, everyone was very
excited by the news!

What style/theme/colours have you chosen for your Wedding Day?

To complement our autumn wedding, we have used rich jewel tones such as emerald green, gold, and
deep pinks, purples and blues, throughout our styling

What are you most looking forward to on the day?

We are most looking forward to having all of our family and friends around us, and celebrating a
significant moment in our story together, that we can look back on forever.

Top Tips!

Our top tips to help other couples in planning their own special day would definitely include:

  • invest in a detailed wedding planning book (we got ours from Lala Design)
  • start booking your vendors early so you don’t miss out on who you really want
  • don’t stress about the small things that won’t matter in the long run
  • don’t get caught up in what other people want or any “typical” wedding traditions that aren’t
    important to you – it’s your day so make it what you want it to be

Claudia & Allan’s Dream Team Vendors


Venue: https://chateauwyuna.com.au/
Photographer https:/myscandistyle.com.au/
Celebrant: https://www.alanawithlove.com.au/
Florist: https://desflora.com.au/
Videographer: https://www.eliseamarant.com/weddings
Dress Designer: https://madilane.com/
Dress Boutique: https://luvbridal.com.au/
Suit Designer: https://ysgtailors.com.au/
Make Up Artist: https://magicalmakeovers.com.au/
Hair Stylist: https://magicalmakeovers.com.au/
DJ: https://www.audioent.com.au/
Cake Maker: https://www.bakesbykellie.com.au/
Cannoli Cake: https://www.therisepizzeria.com.au/
Dance Classes: https://www.marshere.com.au/locations/pakenham
Photo booth: https://ozphotobooths.com.au/

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