Caroline & Jonathan
Caroline & Jonathan
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We met at work, The Canberra Theatre, we both did casual work in two departments. I heard him before I saw him, he has an amazingly deep, masculine voice and I remember thinking – who is that!! He apparently couldn’t believe I was single. When I first got to know him he was with someone else so he was totally off limits and we just worked together for almost a year.
When we first started dating it was hard to work together because everyone was scrutinising our interaction, it was funny but frustrating because we couldn’t play up at work.
The Proposal - Since I had organised our one year anniversary, a hot air balloon ride, it was Jon’s turn to organise our two year anniversary so I didn’t suspect anything. We had talked before of walking up the big hill at the back of his suburb and so he prepared a picnic of all our favourite
anti pasto dishes and surprised me on the day with a walk up the hill, with his dog Sikky. Sikky was a part of everything we did so it was essential that she came too.
At the top we watched the sunset, sitting on a rug under a tree, drinking champagne and eating all the delicious food looking out at the beautiful
Brindabellas in the distance. At one point he took Sikky for a quick explore back up to the top of the hill, we were part way down the other side and then she came running back down the path to me, ahead of him a few minutes later.
Around her neck was a scroll tried to her collar with a note. In the note Jon asked me to marry him. I was totally shocked but of course I said yes. So really I said yes to Sikky as well as Jon.
We did all the planning ourselves. I spent over a year planning every aspect of the wedding, with help from Jon. We came up with theme ideas together and the
food dishes and he organised the invitations and the band, while I organised everything else. My dad organised all the alcohol and my mum helped out with organising family accommodation in the area.