From running through airports after first meeting each other, to epic flooding on their wedding day, Nicole & Trent’s love story is one straight out of a movie! And their romantic & magical rainy wedding day is one you won’t be forgetting anytime soon. Captured by Lucinda May Photography, their nuptials took place the same day the Brisbane floods began however the couple didn’t let the rain dampen the celebration that was their stunning wedding. Nicole tells us about how they met, and about their wedding day…
The story about how Trent and I met was so incredible and made me truly believe in fate. Our wedding date was actually the same date that we met, but 5 years later. We chose this date because that’s when Trent and I met while we were in Bali both on holiday with our friends. We were both at the same night club and Trent came over to me and initiated the conversation. He was so funny and cute, and we talked and laughed all night. We enjoyed each other’s company so much that we continued to hang out together during our holidays. We only thought it was a fun holiday fling and wasn’t anything serious.
It came to the last day of our trip and we were both leaving Bali on the same date. Trent was leaving to go to Adelaide to visit his family before heading back home to Melbourne, and I was leaving to go back home to Brisbane. Trent didn’t realise my flight was leaving earlier than his. I remember just messaging him and saying, “I’m on my way to the airport now, so I guess I won’t get a chance to say goodbye.” He replied to me, “I’m heading to the airport now, I have to say goodbye.”
I didn’t hear from him for a while because he didn’t have reception, so I didn’t really expect anything more. It was getting close to my flight boarding, and then I received a message from him saying he was at the airport and that he just had to go through customs and that he would meet me at the gate. Not long after he messaged my flight was getting called over the PA system saying that it was boarding. We started to line up for boarding and then I hear Trent calling out my name and sprinting towards the gate to kiss me goodbye. At this point, I think we both knew that we were madly in love with each other, and this was just the start of our relationship.
We chose the instrumental version of “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles for me to talk down the aisle to. We wanted a song that everyone knew, and the instrumental version made the song so much more emotional.
We had so many incredible vendors, but we would have to say our standout was Cara at Brisbane City Celebrants & Brisbane Wedding Decorators. Cara was truly incredible throughout the whole process; from the first meeting, we knew she would be the perfect fit for our day. She made our ceremony so stress-free and made everything so easy for us. She arrived early with the wet weather to ensure everything was set up perfectly. Having her there with us for our ceremony was so incredibly special.
For the ceremony, we had over 50 close friends and family attend. We wanted it to be intimate, and romantic with a touch of humour. It was everything we wanted it to be and more. I didn’t think I would be as emotional as I was. I was so nervous and as soon as I walked into the room and saw Trent, I was crying. As I reached Trent, he had one single tear running down his face which was so beautiful.
My 13-year-old niece Amber wrote a beautiful poem for us, and she read it during the ceremony. Trent and I also wrote our own vows, with a mix of romance and humour to lighten the mood.
We have two sausage dogs named Spencer and Harvey who we had to include in the ceremony as our ring boys. Having them was so special to us because they’re our babies. We knew there would be no issues with Spencer as he is the well-behaved dog, but we were a little worried about what Harvey would be like as he is a troublemaker. So, it was no surprise when they were walked down the aisle that Harvey was able to escape from his collar and run amuck. It was really funny, and everyone loved them being there!
Our wedding was Saturday 26th February 2022 at The Calile Hotel. This was right in the middle of the Brisbane flooding. Our photographer was Lucinda from Lucinda May Photography. She is a wedding photographer based in Adelaide and is also Trent’s sister-in-law. She is amazing and did a wonderful job with our photos! She made getting photos in the rain fun, and she was also a bit of a daredevil taking photos from the middle of the street in the pouring rain.
She came out the day before to the venue to have a look at possible photo spots and she made an experience that could be awkward for two people who don’t like taking pictures fun. Our favourite photo would have to be the photo of us kissing in the rain. We were in the middle of the road with our umbrellas. It was so much fun and was totally worth getting my dress drenched for!
The style and theme we chose was contemporary modern to match our venue, The Calile Hotel. The colours we used were white, beige, light pink, and gold.
Our first dance was to “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. It was so hard for us to agree on a song, but once we listened to the song together, we knew it was the song for us. We really loved it because it wasn’t a soppy love song, it was slow enough to dance to and we both love Snow Patrol.