The modern, coastal wedding of Kristy + Lewis

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Kristy and Lewis had their very own “Wedstock” – a festival wedding with sparkles and good wine! 290 guests attended their four-day celebration at Coastal Forest Lodge, making full use of the grounds to blissfully usher in the newlyweds. Read more about how this fun-loving couple started out below.

Tell us about your proposal.
Lewis will tell you I ruined it! We’d been down the surf coast for Easter and were heading back to Sydney (where we were living at the time). Lewis had been a little cagey all day about getting to the Virgin Lounge early – but I didn’t think much of it. I sat on his knee over near the window and jokingly pestered him to propose.
At this point Lewis explained that we’d started many awesome adventures from that lounge and he wanted to start another with me there and then. Of course I didn’t realise I’d just been seriously proposed to – and by sitting on his knee I’d stopped him getting out the ring. So I took a little convincing to believe he was serious. One ring, two champagnes and 20 minutes later, we jumped on the plane as the future Mr and Mrs Johnson and our new adventure began.

How did you know your partner was the one?
A friend of mine convinced me to go and ask a cute, tall boy at a bar if he wanted to have a shot with me. He eagerly accepted and we hung out for the rest of the night. Four hours later we went to swap phone numbers and I realised his number was already saved in my phone (as Pizza Boy!). It turns out we had met and kissed five years earlier in a dingy pizza shop in St Kilda VERY late one night – but neither of us recognised the other. I think I knew at that very point that he was my one.

What do you love most about your partner?
His beautiful soul. He loves all living creatures and is a kind, genuine man who feels good to be around.

What is marriage to you?
Finding someone who you want to fall asleep with and wake up next to every single day – on the good days and bad. Loving and trusting them with all your heart as you become each other’s family.

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