Freak Storm

Morgan and Daniel

Saturday, 6 November 2021

The Romance

There is some dispute over how we met. I would say we met at my place of work, when Daniel came through my checkout. And then after that his sister played matchmaker. Daniel would say he spotted me out the front of our local pub, but I don’t remember this. He thinks it was love at first sight for him, as for me it was a friendship that blossomed into love. I couldn’t believe a man like he existed. About six months in I thought to myself he was definitely a keeper. So thoughtful and kind, also the most genuine person I’ve ever met.

Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon   Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon

The Proposal

Daniel proposed on Christmas Eve day. He asked if I wanted to take the dogs out to a remote beach. We walked the dogs and talked. I turned around for a second and he was on one knee. The rest is a bit of a blur - but he asked me to marry him, and after asking him if he was sure I said YES! I love the fact he included our fur babies in the proposal.

The Planning

Planning the big day was pretty easy until about 2 months out. Doing everything myself became a bit overwhelming. I was so lucky I could ask for some help with little things and friends and family were amazing. I liked the fact that I organised everything for the day until the day before the wedding when nerves hit. No clash of the clans - both families wanted this wedding to happen just as much if not more than us.



Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon   Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon

The Wedding Day

Oh my gosh what a day it was!! Have you ever heard of a freak torrential storm and hail hitting on your wedding day 15 minutes before the ceremony was due to start? And then having phone calls that your ceremony venue was flooded and also deemed dangerous and unusable. Well this was our day. Luckily suppliers, my photographer and celebrant were amazing enough to move the ceremony to the reception venue, and we pushed the ceremony back an hour.

My bridesmaids and I got ready at an apartment, whilst the boys got ready in our house. I think after the ordeals of the day we were both so very happy and relieved to see each other. Especially since it looked like the day wasn’t going to happen for a while.

Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon   Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon

The Ceremony

We had family, friends and our fur babies there to share in our unforgettable and eventful day. I would say it was a boho-cocktail set up with a very personal ceremony. Our celebrant managed our ceremony and included stories of our past, how we met, our favourite things we do together and share and some humorous stories/memories. We had all of our flowers brought from the gardens inside and placed against a greenery wall and neon light, which almost looked like it was meant to be that way. We had the reception venue decorated already with lights, lanterns, flowers, photos of us as a couple, etc. The mood was a mixture of happiness and crazy relief - that the day was still happening and finally the ceremony was underway. All of our guests were amazing going with the flow and changing venues last minute! And I don’t think the bar being open early hurt either.


Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon   Morgan and Daniel Prosser-Dixon

The Reception

The wedding reception ending up being the ceremony venue too, so it was full party mode after the ceremony. Everyone was so happy the day still went ahead. Drinks were flowing and the weather had cleared up. We took this opportunity to duck away for some photos as a couple and with the bridal party. When we got back we had our entrances and then went into speeches and first dance/father daughter dance. Everyone was having the time of their lives, drinks flowing, cocktail food going around and lots of dancing. A reception for the ages!

As stressful as it was for a few minutes, I wouldn't change a thing. The story of the freak storm and the Dixon wedding will live on for the ages.

The Honeymoon

For our honeymoon we went to the Barossa, Mclaren Vale and the Adelaide Hills. We went wine tasting, to some delicious restaurants and did a little sightseeing and shopping. Was so good to rest and recuperate after a hectic and eventful day. We also did a little hiking and visited some animal parks, being animal and nature lovers.

Wedding Advice

Do what you want. Don’t listen to anyone else! Spend money on things that you want to spend it on and then see what you can do yourself. As long as there’s food, drinks and dancing it will be a great day! Also be prepared for anything to go wrong. It won’t matter in the long run, as long as you have the people who mean the most to you around you, it will still be the perfect day. The day is most definitely what you make it!

Also make sure you take it all in, the day goes so fast! Dance if you want to dance, get photos with the ones you love, and have a great time. I would just like to thank my bridal party, family, friends, suppliers, etc. The day was so eventful and everyone took charge so I didn’t have to stress or lift a finger when the storm hit. Make sure you are surrounded by family and friends and whatever happens they will make it the best day possible, no matter what!


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