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Carla + Ben: Wedding Moments


We love Carla and Ben’s mantra for enjoying their day of marriage, and recommendation to future brides and grooms: “DON’T STRESS!” Whilst this is often a really difficult thing to do, particularly when you have been working long hours to achieve the day of your dreams, Carla explains her thoughts. “I know it may seem that there are just so many things to think about. Well, there are so many things to think about, but don’t be consumed by them. They will all fall in place. Just enjoy each moment, even the moments where things go wrong. You’ll probably look back and laugh at it in a year.”

A lot of couples also talk about the way their planned wedding can disappear in a moment. One of Carla’s favourite parts of the day was the ceremony, where she made the conscious decision to look around, and truly enjoy what was in front of her. “The setting was pretty magical and I remember taking my eyes off Ben for a second and just looking around, trying to soak it all up before it was over. My initial thoughts when I saw Ben as I was walking down were: I get to wake up next to that man everyday for the rest of my life!”

We asked Carla to share a little about her proposal, which by what we hear, was impressive and very well planned. “A surprise trip to Queenstown, New Zealand was apparently an easy task for Ben. From calling my boss and organising to put me on the roster, but in fact have my shifts covered by someone else, to getting my siblings to pack my bag while I was out of my bedroom… Very sneaky. In the early hours of the morning Ben, his mum and myself were in the car on our way to his brothers new apartment to unpack in Bondi… Or so I thought. Ben handed me papers (our flight details) and the next thing I saw when I looked up was the airport. We had a special weekend in Queenstown where my bestie and now sister-in-law met us and captured the moment of our proposal.”

Take a look at their wedding photos below, thanks to Heart and the Sea.


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