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Magical Winter Wedding

Competition Finalists

Melodie+Chris

Let us introduce you to Melodie and Chris. Their wedding day is going to be filled with Aussie & Scottish traditions and outdoor frolics, and above all they want it to be fun and colourful. Here’s a bit more from them on their story…

Melodie and Chris

“I moved to Scotland from Australia ten years ago and have known my fiancé, Chris almost all that time. I never used to like him and he used to think I was a bit crazy! We played cat and mouse over the years and finally a few years ago (after a bit of helpful shoving from some of our friends) he asked me out on an actual date! Once we started dating I couldn’t understand why I thought he was such an a**** before. This guy was so nice, such a gentleman, almost perfect! I kept waiting for the skeleton to come out of his closet but it never did! He is definitely my strength and I think I would find myself lost without him now; funny considering when we first met I would leave a room to avoid him!
“We had been planning for my first trip home to Australia in 10 whole years, February 2015. Friends kept saying “do you think he’ll propose over there?” I kept squashing those comments and saying “NO, because we haven’t even had THAT conversation yet”. Our friends joked with us that they would apply on our behalf to ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ – I’m notoriously a stresshead and ultra-organised and Chris is so laid back and relaxed this mix of us both would be ‘good viewing’ in our friends’ opinion! Little did I know he had a ring in his pocket from October 2014. We arrived in Australia, beautiful sunshine and my family all around, I was looking forward to showing Chris my hometown and meeting everyone. A few days into our holiday, we were at my parents’ home, Chris followed my dad down to his shed to ask for his permission to marry me, I was oblivious!
“The following day we were enjoying drinks with my family, apart from my dad (which was strange at the time, but I later learned he was too scared to have a beer in case he let the cat out of the bag!). It was Valentine’s Day and Chris and I were supposed to be going for dinner by the beach, I kept asking if we were leaving yet, Chris would say “after this glass” – I later found out he was waiting for the sun to be almost setting when he asked. Finally we were on our way walking towards the beach and I look over and see this thing bulging out his pocket! – Without thinking I say “What’s that? Another phone?”, he said “I bought cigarettes” – he doesn’t smoke. I don’t even remember if I spoke after that – I began to FREAK OUT in my head! All I could think about were the conversations I had with my friends, going into panic mode! We continued to walk to the beach, but we didn’t make it all the way up the jetty where he planned to propose – probably due to my freaking out, he asked me and of course, I said “YES!”
“To be honest, I am still digesting the fact that he asked and that were engaged!! As far as planning goes we’re really still in the wedding brainstorming stages!! (I literally downloaded a wedding checklist to get us started yesterday!).”

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“The feel we want for the wedding is really fun, colourful, country, rustic, homely, warm. We would like everyone involved to feel great, have a great time and look back on the day with fond memories. We definitely want to incorporate some quirky Aussie things along with being true to Scottish traditions. A fun kids table, some giant outdoor games like noughts and crosses and a photo booth with different props, a photo memory wall for guests, jam jar favours with a sweet table you can fill up with. Just a short but sweet ceremony and hopefully some good photos of everyone after.”

Melodie and Chris Mood Board

“The biggest appeal to us for this amazing prize is the option to fly my family and friends over from Australia. If we were saving money in other places it would give us the opportunity to spend our savings on airfares.I didn’t even tell Chris I had entered the competition as I never thought we’d be selected into the final!! We’re so lucky just to be short listed! Eeeeeee excitement!!!!”

Melodie and Chris

Melodie and Chris’ fun, colourful, country, rustic, homely, warm wedding sounds fantastic don’t you think? To vote for Melodie + Chris, head to the app on the We Fell In Love Facebook page from 2pm BST today. To give a message of support to Melodie + Chris, you can leave this in a comment on this post. No votes will be cast on this post.
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  • Pauline Dickinson - July 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm

    My goodness you guys really deserve this wishing you all the luck in the world, love pauline xxxxReplyCancel

  • Grant Gauld - July 8, 2015 - 12:35 pm

    Good Luck Melodie!ReplyCancel

  • Christopher Dickinson - July 8, 2015 - 1:21 pm

    Can’t wait to marry mel love u xReplyCancel

  • Ricky Brown - July 8, 2015 - 1:54 pm

    These two?!
    Pure magic!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Smylie - July 8, 2015 - 2:18 pm

    No couple more deserving of this! Good luck!!ReplyCancel

  • Jim dickinson - July 8, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    Mel and Chris you deserve the best lots of love and best wishes xxjimReplyCancel

  • Claire McKay - July 8, 2015 - 2:32 pm

    Good luck Chris & MelodieReplyCancel

  • Catriona Logan - July 8, 2015 - 3:25 pm

    Best of luck guys, fingers crossed for you xxReplyCancel

  • Kathryn Provan - July 8, 2015 - 3:56 pm

    Good luck to this amazing coupleReplyCancel

  • Melodie Pearson-Dennett - July 8, 2015 - 5:06 pm

    Thanks everyone! Love u too christopher! My state of mind is still OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!ReplyCancel

  • elizabeth kelly - July 8, 2015 - 5:36 pm

    Good luck for a magical future togetherReplyCancel

  • John Rowe - July 8, 2015 - 7:48 pm

    Good Luck Mel and Chris, CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • Alistair Clark - July 8, 2015 - 7:56 pm

    Fingers Crossed for you guys! xxxxReplyCancel

  • Diane Andrew - July 8, 2015 - 8:08 pm

    Good Luck Chris and MelodieReplyCancel

  • tom - July 8, 2015 - 8:21 pm

    perfect coupleReplyCancel

  • linda lorimer - July 8, 2015 - 8:23 pm

    good luck in the future XReplyCancel

  • Lee Smith - July 8, 2015 - 8:47 pm

    Good luck xx see you both at the weddingReplyCancel

  • Andrew - July 9, 2015 - 12:25 am

    Good luck xReplyCancel

  • Sarah Falconer - July 9, 2015 - 12:31 pm

    Really rooting for you guys!
    Your natural energy and passion for life will come across amazingly in your wedding, fingers and toes crossed for you both. You deserve it. Lots of Love xReplyCancel

  • Davie Sneddon - July 16, 2015 - 11:39 pm

    good luckReplyCancel

  • jessica - July 26, 2015 - 12:36 pm

    It was lovely to meet you guys last night it won’t let me vote for you guys when I type your link in to my browser? Hope you had fun last night and best of luck hope you win

    From
    Jessica (security guard at nightclub u were in last night ) ☺️ReplyCancel