A chance meeting on a soccer pitch, and a long-distance romance, are just two verses of Tina Demaio and Bill Puckett’s love story, which had its next chapter written at their glorious autumn wedding.
UK-born Bill, who met his bride-to-be while in Australia to play soccer, proposed to Tina during a relaxing stroll around Luke Mulwala, with the couple following tradition and marrying in the same church as the bride’s parents.
Dancing to the same tune
For 10 weeks leading up to their wedding Tina and Bill took dancing lessons from the professionals at Excell Dance Centre in Shepparton.
When their big day arrived the couple was able to give a polished performance as they took to the dance floor, for the first time as husband and wife, to Michael Buble’s Everything.
Tina’s vision of a wedding day filled with fresh flowers was realised when the talented team at Wallingford Flowers, Echuca decorated the romantic reception venue with thousands of white flowers and greenery.
A classic, yet contemporary vibe was created with flower bowl table centrepieces, floral arrangements running the entire length of the bridal table and two stunning over-sized flower chandeliers suspended from the ceiling.
An elegant white and gold theme was brought to life with the natural timber and rustic elements of The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank as the perfect backdrop.
Gold accents were reflected in the cutlery, place names, table numbers, menus, cake decorations and the wedding favours, which were candles presented in white boxes with gold lettering.
Statement earrings and a bouquet of white flowers were the only accessories the bride needed to make her stunning structured ivory satin wedding gown shine.
The bridesmaids’ deep burgundy, floor-length dresses had short, lace trains and were matched with bold, pink bouquets to add a touch of glamour to the special day.
See more photos from Tina and Bill's wedding day over on our Instagram.
Wedding date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Bride's parents: Jenni and Nick Demaio
Groom's parents: Theresa and David Puckett
Ceremony: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Cobram
Reception: The Woolshed @ Emerald Bank, Kialla
Photography: Rhonda Doyle Photography, Cobram
Bride's dress: Georgia Young Couture, Carlton
Bridesmaids' dresses: White Runway, Prahran
Suits: Mentha’s, Cobram
Flowers: Wallingford Flowers, Echuca
Cake: Goulburn Valley Cakes, Kialla
Hair: Harlen Hair, Melbourne
Make-up: Make-up by Katrina Vitullo, Cobram