Jodie & Rodney Hill • 20th March 2010
Jodie and Rodney met at high school. But it wasn’t until a few years later that they became close friends and their beautiful relationship blossomed.
A few days before Jodie’s birthday, Rodney insisted that they go out, even though the morning was overcast and better suited to curling up with a good book. Jodie agreed and the couple first drove to picturesque Berry and then on to Cambewarra Mountain lookout. While soaking up the stunning panoramic view, Rodney asked Jodie, “How much do you love me?” With her arms held wide, she replied, “As much as the view”. And that’s when Rodney proposed.
“Holding a beautiful diamond ring he asked: “Jodie, will you be my wife?” I was so excited and shocked. Of course I said ‘Yes’.”
As it happened, a family afternoon tea in honour of Jodie’s birthday was planned for the following day, so the delighted couple were able to break their wonderful news.
On the morning of the wedding, Jodie and Rodney enjoyed spending time with their bridal party and families at their parents’ homes.
Jodie’s hairdresser and make-up artist left the girls plenty of time to relax with some champagne before it was time to get dressed.
Jodie’s beautiful taffeta wedding dress featured lace detailing with beads and sequins on the bodice and train. Both Jodie and her bridesmaids had photographs taken with their gorgeous parasols before leaving for the ceremony.
Rodney and his groomsmen were handsome in their dark charcoal pin-striped suits. Rodney chose a silver tie, while the boys wore purple ties to match the bridesmaids’ dresses.
“One of the most memorable moments was proudly walking down the aisle with my Dad, and then being hand in hand with my husband” said Jodie when recalling the ceremony.
The couple’s reception was exactly what they had hoped for: a big celebration with their family and closest friends. Some of the night’s highlights included the emotional speeches, Jodie and Rodney’s first dance as husband and wife, and all of the guests dancing at the reception and enjoying the fun.
When the night finally came to an end and the couple reluctantly left, they spent a few nights at The Rocks, Sydney before escaping to the Cook Islands for an idyllic honeymoon.
Photography: Soho Images, www.sohoimages.com.au
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Camden Lakeside Country Club, www.camdenlakeside.com.au
Celebrant: Ian Toll, www.iantollcelebrant.com.au
Wedding Rings: Hennings Jewellers, www.showcasejewellers.com.au, Prouds the jewellers, www.prouds.com.au
Bridal Gown: Sposabella Bridal, www.sposabellabridal.com.au
Bridal Shoes: Suna Shoes, www.suna.com.au
Bridal Accessories: Princess Allure Jewellery & Accessories,
Bridesmaids’ Gowns: Beautiful Brides, www.beautifulbrides.net.au
Mens’ Suits: Sambello Menswear, 02 4648 2887
Hair Stylist: Excellence In Hair, 02 4677 1274
Florist: Love Flowers, www.loveflowers.com.au
Cupcakes: Cupcake Flair by Miriam, email@example.com
Top Cake: The Gumnut Patisserie, 02 4872 2172
Invitations: Truly Madly Deeply, www.trulymadlydeeply.com.au
Bomboniere: Weddingstar, www.weddingstar.com.au
Honeymoon: The Rarotongan Beach Resort & Spa, www.therarotongan.com
The Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, www.aitutakilagoonresort.com