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Georgia and Scott

Saturday, 28 March 2020

The Romance

I first met Scott on my first day starting a new job back in 2016, He was a colleague in my department. At the time I was not looking for a relationship as I was going through a break up. It started off as a great friendship, we were both very comfortable opening up to one another and it honestly felt like I knew him my whole life. After being such a huge support in my life when I needed it most, I realised I could never live without having this man in my life forever and our love story continues to this day. Scott is the most selfless and caring person I have met. He would do anything to make me smile even on my worst days. He could do all of this and we were only friends, this is when I knew Scott was the one for me.

Georgia and Scott Buchan   Georgia and Scott Buchan

The Proposal

Leading up to Scott's birthday last year he arranged for us to go to dinner. On the night of his birthday we enjoyed dinner in the city and we sat reminiscing all of our firsts together and the topic of where we hang out at Kings Park when we were first getting to know each other was brought up and he suggested we go revisit our spot that night. As we got close to Kings Park the roads were closed due to having an event on and it was impossible to find a car park at this point. Scott was getting nervous in the car and I just thought it was because he couldn't find anywhere to park. He then suggested that we go to the foreshore and go for a walk. We parked along the Perth foreshore and walked 5 minutes down the track along the water when we came to a bench and sat down, soaking in the moment together. Scott then got on one knee and there he popped the question! My first reaction was to laugh because I had no clue he would propose to me on his birthday, honestly it was the happiest moment of my life and even though it didn't go as Scott planned it, I wouldn't have changed a thing!

The Planning

After Scott popped the question I immediately started looking at venues. It was probably the weekend after! I came across Jacqui at Weddings and Events Unlimited as I was thinking of hiring a wedding planner. She was amazing and we found the perfect all in one venue at Mounts Bay Sailing Club which isn't to far away from where we got engaged. We then set the big date for March 28th 2020.

Georgia and Scott Buchan   Georgia and Scott Buchan

The Wedding Day

Well, due to COVID everything we had planned changed dramatically. The restrictions came into place a few days before our wedding date which meant no more then 5 people in attendance for our wedding, it was heart breaking for me as I had spent so much time and effort planning our perfect day. I also just found out I was pregnant a few weeks prior and if I pushed back the wedding a few months I knew that I would not be able to fit into my amazing wedding dress which I fell in love with. We both decided to get married under the restrictions with Myself, Scott, our two witnesses and Celebrant. I had originally planned that my bridesmaids and I would be getting ready at a hotel on the day but I had decided to cancel the booking and my Maid of Honour Ashlee and I got ready at our house with Scott down the other end getting ready with his best man Kevin. I think I wasn't as nervous as I probably would of been if we weren't getting married with the restrictions as we had seen each other on the day (He didn't see me in my wedding dress).

Georgia and Scott Buchan   Georgia and Scott Buchan

The Ceremony

Unfortunately the venue had to close due to the restrictions so we decided to hold the ceremony at Matilda Bay along the foreshore. It was very intimate ceremony due to the circumstances it felt so calmed and relaxed in a time of uncertainty. I walked down to our song "Perfect" by Ed Sheeran, even though it was not the ceremony I had dreamed of in that moment seeing Scott at the end of aisle nothing else mattered and I am so happy we still got to get married that day.

The Reception

After the ceremony ended and our celebrant left we got in our original photographer to take photos of the bridal party as I wanted to cherish and be able to still look back on our day. We are yet to have our reception. We have this planned for December this year. I can't wait to be able to share in the moment with everyone and finally be able to celebrate!

Georgia and Scott Buchan   Georgia and Scott Buchan

The Honeymoon

We originally didn't plan on having a honeymoon, with the baby due and us just buying a house we decided we would push back a honeymoon and go on a family holiday. Which kind of worked out due to the COVID travel restrictions.

Wedding Advice

Don't stress and dwell on the little things with wedding planning as you can see from my wedding story everything can change in a heart beat. Make sure at the end of the day you and your partner are happy and that is all that matters. I would like to thank my wedding planner Jacqui! As she managed to still create an amazing day for Scott and I. We are forever grateful.

If you had your time again would you do things differently?

Honestly, no. It may not have been what we both imagined our wedding day to be when we were planning everything. I wouldn't change anything, I look back on the day and it was one of the best moments of my life and I have an interesting wedding story to tell my kids and grandchildren in the future. I had a COVID wedding haha! 2020 may not have been a great year for anyone but I feel like we both pushed through the hard times and accomplished so much in the year we have gotten married, a baby in November, Scott worked hard and became a qualified accountant something he was been working towards for years! and bought and moved into our first home together. I am so happy to be sharing my life with this amazing man!



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