Heidi Bullen and Daniel Livingston began working with the same airline at around the same time. A casual friendship soon turned to love, with Daniel proposing during a stroll along the cliffs at Coogee Beach. “I thought we were just taking the dog for an afternoon walk when he surprised me!” Heidi said.
With a gorgeous newborn baby keeping life blissfully busy, the couple decided to plan their wedding 12 months in advance before the little one was ‘on the move’.
Heidi already had her dream wedding gown safely tucked away after spotting it in a Paddington boutique well before she had fallen pregnant. “It was not a ‘traditional’ wedding gown; more like a long, white dress, but I knew as soon as I saw it that it was the one - I was in love with it,” she said.
The boys chose simple open shirts – perfect for the ocean backdrop at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Icebergs. The location suited the couple’s laid-back style, and, in addition to the blue sapphire ring which belonged to Heidi’s mum, it became the ultimate ‘something blue’.
“We wanted simple but beautiful; a sit-down formal event just wouldn’t have been us, as we are easy-going people and wanted to stay true to who we are and what we wanted,” Heidi said.
That commitment to ‘keeping it real’ even meant finding a florist who totally appreciated her love for daisies.
“One of the most important things for me with the wedding was having daisy bouquets and centrepieces. I eventually found someone who got ‘me’ and the idea. I was so lucky to have found her, and I think the end result was stunning!” she said.
Gown: Rose & Ruby | Photographer: Jane Allen Photography | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Bondi Icebergs | Reception Decorations: Scout & Charm | Shoes: Nine West | Bridal Accessories: Rachael Ruddick; Samantha Wills | Engagement Ring: Gregorys Jewellers | Groom’s and Groomsmen’s Attire: Myer | Bridesmaid’s Outfits: Forever New | Flowers and Floral Decorations: Dusty Miller Designs | Celebrant: Elizabeth Trevan | Hair: Kristen Wells | Make-Up: MAC | Cake: Sweets, Treats and Eats | First Night: Crown Plaza, Coogee | Honeymoon: Fiji