After meeting Emma at University in a tutorial, Josh’s sister Taylor went home and told everyone at the dinner table that she had ‘found the girl of Josh’s dreams’.
Josh and Emma officially met in November 2014 when Taylor invited Emma to their parent’s house for a swim. Emma had just moved into a rental with her sister and it was a bit of a shambles. Emma tells us “I almost said no because I was in such a bad mood about the house, but for some reason I decided to go. Taylor had already planted the seed in Josh’s mind a few times that we would be perfect together and had done the same to me only a few weeks beforehand at a party, so when I saw her brother was home I was pretty intrigued. He majestically dove into the pool and the rest is history”.
On 1st March 2019 Josh and Emma said ‘I Do’ surrounded by 115 of their closest friends and family at the picturesque Walka Water works. When asked what made them choose this unique location for their wedding, Emma says “The second we saw Walka Water Works we knew that it was going to be the perfect place for us. It was rustic, surrounded by nature and just had such an amazing vibe – not to mention it was insanely affordable! It allowed us to have a DIY wedding, which let us tailor the wedding to suit our style. It also had a mini train to take us between the ceremony and reception which added to the fun of the day”. The couple didn’t have a particular theme for their big day, instead opting for a rustic, chilled vibe and a look which was accentuated by the stunning Walk Water Works visage.
Emma tells us her favourite memory of the day was “Getting ready with all of my bridesmaids, mum and friends (I had a few others come around and get their hair and makeup done too!) Josh says his favourite memory was “Emma sitting on her chair and during the speeches she just fell straight through it. There’s even a photo capturing the moment! Emma and Josh both go on to say that their favourite memories together were the ceremony, speeches and their first dance and add “ We just stared into each other’s eyes and soaked up the moment. The speeches were all so great, they laughed the whole time”.
Emma recorded a song for the couple’s first dance and says “We would always sing the song ‘These Words’ by Natasha Bedingfield to each other jokingly so it was kind of our song. I convinced Josh that we would be dancing to ‘Hero’ by Enrique Iglesias. I recorded the song with my friend Ben, he played the guitar and mixed the song which was so lovely! We ended up dancing to Enrique as our follow up song and everyone went wild! We had the best time, it couldn’t have gone better”.
Josh and his groomsmen looked handsome in their Wolf Kanat Lenningrad Ink suits paired with Brooksfield ivory shirts and burgundy ties which tied in perfectly with the eclectic mix of brides maids dresses.
Emma says of her Rundle Tailoring experience “Rundle’s were so accomodating. Josh picked the suit with ease, there was a great selection and the team on at the time were very helpful. I went in to meet the boys and help them pick, thay were there for 30 minutes and had already decided – I didn’t even make it in time! When Josh’s suit arrived it needed some extensive tailoring (classic skinny, tall boy problems), it was really easy to organise and the team member on at the time gave great advice on what needed to be done. We were so happy with how the suits looked on the day, all of the boys looked and felt great!”
Rundle Wedding Tip:
If you decide to purchase your wedding suit, make sure you have it tailored to fit you perfectly. Some grooms and groomsmen like to lose weight before the wedding, so get it tailored closer to the wedding when you’ve reached your ideal size. A suit that exemplifies your proportions and physique is the winner.