How did you meet each other? –  A mutual friend introduced us in 2014, we talked for a few weeks on the phone before we met in person. I was in the ‘friend-zone’ for Karen, but I made it clear that it was a date for me. Our first date was fun, we hung out for 10 hours!

Describe your ideal wedding day –  We both like simple. We’ve planned our day to be our closest family & friend, about 70 people, relaxed Sunday lunch by the water in a local community hall.

Who did you choose to marry you, and why?  – We chose Melissa Duane to marry us, she’s been friend of Tori’s family for over ten years.

Tell me about your venue? What was the deciding factor?  – Wagstaff Hall was built in the 1950’s by members of the local community. We’ve both visited many times for a day drive, fishing off the pier and ice creams on hot days. It’s peaceful and beautiful. It’s suitable for all weather, so our Spring Sunday wedding will go ahead rain hail or shine.

Why did you end up choosing Lisa Lent to shoot your day?  – A work colleague recommended Lisa to Karen. We both looked at Lisa’s website gallery and really liked her composition and artistry. We met for a coffee and had a lovely chat, hired her on the spot!

Which company is doing your hair and make up?  – Karen’s chosen Taylor Beck – Make Up Artist for the bridal party hair and makeup.

Are you having a DJ or live band? Who did you choose?  – Karen’s been pulling together Spotify play lists for the day, we will have all our favourite songs at our fingertips!

Who is doing your florals and your decorations?  – Celebration Setups is our decorator, they will be creating the atmosphere. Karen has made some of the decorations and we will be heading to the flower markets on the Friday before the wedding.

Name 2 things you want your guests to remember about your wedding?  – Welcoming and relaxed environment – The food!

What is your first dance song? – My Lover – Melissa Etheridge