Brielle and Ronny met on a tour bus… in America! Brielle heard Ronny’s infectious laugh before she even saw him, and the two immediately became friends. However, Ronny lived in England and Brielle lived in Australia – so the pair never considered a romantic relationship.
But, as fate would have it, Ronny confessed that he had a crush on Brielle a few weeks before travelling to New Zealand, and Brielle confessed that it was mutual. The two met at New Zealand, and 6 weeks later Ronny moved to Sydney to be with her!
“Ronny hired out Sydney Sea Life Aquarium to have a private tour and dinner for our anniversary. He picked up the ring a few days beforehand, and discovered a several hours before he proposed that the box was too big to fit in his pocket. He enlisted the help of my parents, and they stood outside the Aquarium emergency exit waiting with the ring for when he was ready. He found an excuse to rush outside to meet them, and by the time he came back he was so flustered that he could barely ask the question… then when I said yes he put the ring on the wrong hand! It was so clumsy, romantic, and typically us.”
The Best Parts Of The Wedding
“I had to bring most of the finer details in my luggage to Thailand, and I forgot to pack the cake topper. I need not have worried because we absolutely ruined the cake trying to cut it, and then Ronny started an impromptu cake fight with the mess. I was having too much fun to bother fixing myself up afterwards so in the photos of our first dance you can see bits of cake that were still in my hair!Also, seeing photos of my husband (and a couple of the groomsmen) cry when I walked down the aisle will also always make me cry!
Moreover, by pure chance, there was the most magical sunset that night during cocktail hour and all of our guests stood around watching the sky turn pink and purple over the Andaman Sea.”
The Most Unique Part Of The Wedding
“The reason we got married in Thailand was because it was half way between our families in England and Australia. It has always been a favourite holiday destination of ours so we wanted to infuse a mix of cultures into our day. We chose the villa that we got married in due to its traditional Thai architecture, and staying in the villa with our bridal party for 4 nights was one of the most memorable aspects. We spent the day beforehand swimming around the platform over the pool while it was being installed, and then hosted a welcome party for our guests nearby at Cafe Del Mar. It was such a great way to all relax together in the lead up, and gave us the opportunity to enjoy the holiday with everybody.
We also had Thai Phalaenopsis Orchids in our floral installations alongside roses that we imported as a nod to Ronny’s English heritage. Our luggage tag bonbonnieres were in honour of our guests travelling to be there, and tied everything together to be in line with my traditionally luxe taste.”
Something You’d Do Differently
“I would have been more organised! My bridesmaids laughed throughout the process about me never having a ‘bridezilla’ moment because I was so blasé and calm. We had a few things go wrong on the day that probably could have been prevented had I read my emails properly instead of spending the days prior by the villa pool. I forgot to book a steaming service so the groomsmen ended up trying to steam my gown for me on the morning. I gave the poor florist the wrong number of buttonholes required, and I didn’t clarify the seating chart design with the wedding planner properly. I was having such an amazing day that I thought it was quite funny at the time; it wasn’t until the next day that I realised that a few ‘bridezilla’ moments could have served me well!”