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A Surprise Proposal: Sarah + Jason's Fairy-tale Wedding

A proposal any girl could only dream of set the scene for the even more romantic wedding day of, Sarah and Jason.

Shades of pink an white, with just the right amount of glitz and glamour, are what filled the couple’s fairy-tale wedding. Each detail, from handmade flower arrangements and vintage cars, blended seamlessly to produce a dreamy and meaningful event.

The Proposal

“Jason took me out during the day for a picnic at the Botanic Gardens, visiting some of my favourite places along the way. We finished off the perfect day with a stunning view of the city as we dined at O Bar & Dining…which is where I was sure he was going to propose. But dinner came and went…and no proposal! In fact, during dinner he suggested we meet up with our friends for drinks after. Friends? Drinks? Seriously?”

“Confused but still grateful for the wonderful day we’d had together, we found our friends and ordered drinks. Not long after, Jason disappeared excusing himself to go to the bathroom. Since my hopes of being proposed to that day were long gone, I didn’t think much of it…until much later, when my friend Kate, got a suspicious text. Next thing I knew, a key was placed in my hands and I was being ushered across the room towards the lifts, with instructions on what floor and room to go to. When I got to the room, I opened the door to find the place covered in rose petals and fairy lights, one of my favourite things in the world …and Jason down on one knee with Somewhere Over the Rainbow playing in the background.”

“I used to joke around with Jason all the time, saying that there’s no way he’d be able to take me out to propose, without me catching on. I suppose I was sort of right, but nonetheless, he still proved me wrong!”


“We attended a wedding expo the day after our engagement party. While we were there, someone handed me a flyer with a wedding dress on it as I was passing by in my state of delirium. I wasn’t the kind of girl that had been planning my wedding since I was 12, so I didn’t have a folder filled with ideas – and the dress was no exception! But when I saw this dress, I fell in love instantly. Time went by and I ended up trying on a bunch of dresses, but none made my heart melt like the Hailey Paige I’d seen on the flyer at the wedding. I knew it had to be a sign that I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I found out where I could try the dress on and never looked back. To make it my own, I used beautifully beaded appliques to make straps for my dress…using what was left to make a matching hair piece.”

The Vision

“We really wanted our day to feel like a fairy-tale…beautiful, classy and meaningful, with sandstone buildings and a touch of Tuscany. We did the boutonnieres and all the flowers ourselves. I definitely couldn’t have done without my incredible mum. It was a lot of hard work, but it was all worth it in the end. I wouldn’t change a thing.”


“The best moment of the day by far, was walking out of the church as a married couple.”

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Ally Vogl

Ally is the Content and Social Media Exec here at WeddingDates HQ. Beyond being obsessed with all things weddings, she loves a good cup of coffee and splurging on beauty products.

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