GEtting married seems like a distant memory now but in reality it was only a year and a half ago. The day that I married my beautiful wife, Janine, was one of the happiest days that I can remember – and this coming from the guy that said all through his teens and 20’s that he would NEVER get married.

I didn’t see the need for it; it was just a piece of paper and a huge waste of money. And as for getting married in a church, well I knew that wasn’t me from a very early age.

I spent my late twenties and early/mid-thirties drifting really – with no real attachments. Not letting anyone get close to me and certainly not interested in relationships of any length. I spent my time meeting new people and as my wife puts it “being a dirty stop out on internet dating” and regrettably I even drifted away from my extremely close family for a while.

I always said to people that I was “single by choice” but the fact of the matter was that the supposed ‘party boy lifestyle’ I was leading wouldn’t let anyone close enough to change that.

That was until the 23rd March 2012 – the day that turned my life upside down. It would never be the same again. This was the day that I found my best friend, lover and the woman that I am now extremely proud to call my wife. My oh my, how things have changed.

We were dating for a week before she moved in temporarily, living together for three weeks before I asked her to stay permanently and together for not even two years before I asked her to marry me.

I still can’t believe that she did it but my very own superwoman put an entire wedding together in 4 months!! And when I look back now – it was perfect! All perfect!

The ceremony location that we picked was the beautiful Bayview Park in Mosman Park, and it was made to look even better than it was on the day by the wonderfully talented Emma Pointon

We booked the very picturesque Blue Duck Restaurant in Cottesloe for our reception and they were a dream to deal with. Nothing was a problem for our Function Coordinator, Jodie.

Guests were heard to say that it was one of the happiest weddings that they’d been to and I guess that is a reflection of the life that we lead on a day to day basis. Sure it’s not all smooth sailing – we have our ups and downs – but when it all boils down to it, if you can’t have fun and laugh loudly with the person that is closest to you, then what’s it all about?

I say be bold – laugh loudly – love deeply! The rest will all take care of itself……………