• Amina Barolli Photography.

A surprise Christmas proposal

By Bride and Groom 21 February 2018

After a chance meeting Melissa and Josh’s love blossomed, and four years later the couple said “I do”.

The ceremony was inspired by the rich and deep hues of autumn, with a romantic and rustic flair.

Amina Barolli Photography.

Grandmas’ blessing

On the day, Melissa’s and Josh’s grandmothers, Lorraine and Grace, came together to deliver a special message to the couple - reading a blessing they wrote for the occasion.

This lovely moment also came with a gesture from Grace, who gifted Melissa with a handmade handkerchief from 1922 that women had been carrying for generations.

Amina Barolli Photography.
Amina Barolli Photography.

Christmas surprise

On the eve of Melissa’s favourite holiday, Josh popped the question.

His Christmas Eve proposal ensured the day would be special for the rest of their lives, and made for an exciting Christmas period with family and friends.

“It was a full-blown, but very happy and a wonderful surprise,” Melissa said.

Amina Barolli Photography.
Amina Barolli Photography.

Love notes

While waiting to see his bride at the altar, Josh made sure that she knew he was thinking of her with a handwritten gesture.

“Josh wrote me beautiful love notes to read through the day, which was so special,” Melissa said.

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See more photos from Melissa and Josh's wedding day over on our Instagram.

Groom’s parents: Greg and Angela Doxey

Service: Hurlstone Homestead, Grahamvale

Reception: Olivehouse Event and Function Venue, Kialla West

Photographer: Amina Barolli Photography

Bride’s dress: Michele’s Bridal and Formal Wear, Shepparton

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

Suits: Peter Jackson

Flowers: Flowers on Melville, Numurkah

Cake: Lou Belle Cakes, Kialla

Hair: Gloss Hair and Beauty Boutique, Shepparton

Make-up: Melissa Mitchell Makeup Artist

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