First steps towards a long future

By Bride and Groom 27 September 2017

When Alison Harris attended a 21st birthday party, she had no idea that the man behind the bar would be her future husband. On their wedding day, Alison and Christopher Lawford stood on the banks of a lake and took their first steps towards a long future together. 

Beach proposal

After two years together, Christopher knew he wanted to marry Alison. A stroll along the beach at Portsea on their two-year anniversary was made all the more memorable when Christopher got down on one knee and proposed.

Simple and classy

Forgoing a theme, the couple instead opted for a demure colour palette for their wedding to pull the overall look together. “[We] just kept it simple and classy with white, navy and silver,” Alison said. For the bridal bouquet Alison carried shades of pink and cream, complementing her dress beautifully.

Perfect fit 

When it came to choosing her wedding dress, Alison ended up with was the exact opposite of what she expected. “I didn’t really want strapless or anything too big, but that’s what I got!” she said. Alison and her sister Jodie Boumbis walked into a dress shop and Jodie immediately exclaimed “that’s the one”. After trying on the glamorous dress, Alison agreed. “I felt like a princess.”

See more photos from Alison and Chris' wedding day over on our Instagram

Bride's parents: Karen Senior and Bruce Harris

Groom's parents: Marie Dougan and Bill Lawford

Service: Emerald Bank, Riverside Gardens, Kialla

Reception: Olivehouse Event and Function Venue, Kialla West

Photographer: Lisa Nardella Photography

Bride's dress: Eternal Bridal, Armadale

Bridesmaids' dresses: Michele's Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton

Suits: Talisman Menswear, Mooroopna

Flowers: Flowers on Melville, Numurkah

Cake: Cill's Creative Cakes, Shepparton

Hair: Lavish Hair, Shepparton

Makeup: Makeup Design by Dee, Shepparton

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