Mikee was dancing on a show in Las Vegas that had a six-month contract at Jupiters on the Gold Coast. A mutual friend had set up a dance event for all for the Brisbane dancers to battle all of the Americans and afterwards it became one big dance party. At the end of it, Mikee got Sammy’s details and the rest is history.
How did he propose?
From the groom: We were on holiday in Rome and had gone to the top of this huge building that overlooked the whole city. I’ve had the ring in my pocket for the past few days, but never found the right time to propose. Sammy had said, “I love Rome.” And I said,” Oh yah?” and started reaching in my pocket for the ring, but I kept fumbling for it. To buy time, I asked our friends who came with us to take our picture. After two photos I still hadn’t managed to do it, and finally I mustered all of my courage and asked her on the third time, “Will you……Marry me?….” She was speechless and we got a great photo of her reaction. After a long moment of gasping, she said yes.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
We had so many guests fly in from America so the view for the reception meant a lot to me. I wanted to show off how pretty Brisbane was, so we chose Rydges because of its stunning views. Our wedding styling was very traditional with blush colours. So cliché.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
At the end of the night. When we went back to the room together as husband and wife and had a giggle. We survived! Everyone was happy. The circus was over. We are married and in love.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would be bossier. I spent a lot of time thinking about what would please everyone else. Hence throwing a traditional wedding. In hindsight. a traditional wedding for me was not the smartest idea, having lost both of my parents it really brought it front and center for me that they weren’t there. If I could do it again, I would have found a happy medium between a modern and traditional wedding. I would have done what I wanted to do instead of what I thought everyone else wanted me to do.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
Having a same day slide show from your photographer at the wedding is really nice touch. It brings the reality of the day forward and in that moment, everyone is together and it’s like “Wow, we got married today and it’s incredible.”
Wedding Invitations: BWedding Invitations
Wedding Dress: Bride said she cannot for the life of her remember the two designers
Makeup: Jessica Peacock
Hair: Jools Purchase
Accessories: Love On Jewellery
Photographer: Jashan Photography
Videographer: White Lace Films https://www.whitelacefilms.com.au
Menus & Place Cards: Adorn Invitations
Cake: A Little Cake Place
Ceremony Venue: St Stephens Cathedral
Reception Venue: Rydges