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Tiara and Robby

It’s a bumper wedding Wednesday with two beautiful weddings for you today! They’re both full of colour and sunshine and perfect for coming into Australia’s spring season!

The first wedding is the wedding of Tiara and Robby who married in Ellerslie, Georgia on Robby’s parent’s lake at Ellerslie Lodge. One week before the wedding, the couple adopted a puppy (pictured above) who was their ring bearer on the wedding day.

Here’s how Tiara described their meeting:

“I (the bride) grew up in California but have always wanted to try living somewhere else. So, back in October of 2006 I packed up my car and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to live near a friend from high school with no job and housing for only a month. At the same time Robby (the groom) who had been living in Georgia for three years decided to move back to his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, also without any job prospects. We arrived in Fort Lauderdale within a week of each other and met three weeks later on November 6th at a Bible Study.

Robby had just returned from a trip to Haiti where he’d caught Dengue fever, and had only stopped by because the guy who ran the Bible Study went to high school with his sister. Robby was only in the door a moment when our mutual friend brought him over to meet me. I thought Robby was uncomfortable when we met, but he told me later that after he left the Bible Study he went to a friend’s house and told his buddies that he had just met the woman he was going to marry. A month and a half later (January 31st) he proposed and we were married on June 6th, the 7-month anniversary of the day we met!”

Photos this morning are by Daniel Lateulade.

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Ellerslie Lodge provided the perfect backdrop for the wedding & reception with several guests even picking up a line and fishing during the reception.

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Tiara chose a gown from Alfred Angelo, Her bridesmaids also wore Alfred Angelo gowns.

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Tiara walked down the aisle to one of Robby’s favourite songs “Love and some verses” by Iron & Wine, while her bridesmaids preceded her with “Be Thou My Vision” by Pedro The Lion.

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It was important for the couple to honour their family traditions, so they wed under a chuppah, Robby broke a glass at the end of the ceremony and they did the traditional chair lift dance during the reception! Tiara made a lot of the wedding decor herself including the chuppah, wedding invitations, programs and even hand painted little boxes for the bridesmaids containing their jewellery for the wedding day.

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The white, aqua and yellow cake was made by Columbus Corner Bakery.

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Tiara and Robby danced their first dance to “I will hold you in my arms” by Ray LaMontagne.

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Congratulations Tiara and Robby on your love filled wedding day and marriage! Thank you to Daniel Lateulade for sharing the wedding with us today!

Photos by Daniel Lateulade