Toowoomba locals Tiffany and Karl met through mutual friends, over drinks on Tiffany’s balcony. Like in fairytales, it did not take long for the couple to decide it was meant to be.
“We got engaged three months after getting together,” Tiffany said.
Karl worked hard to ensure he organised the perfect romantic wedding proposal for his bride-to-be. The couple went to the jewellery store together to choose the ring. Hogan’s in Toowoomba was the jeweller where they found ‘the one’. “We had picked the ring and were told that it was going to take only a couple of weeks to make it. After those couple of weeks had past, I kept on to Karl, telling him that I was going to call the jewellers to see where the ring was. All along he had it at home where I couldn’t find it.” Karl had a surprise proposal in the works.
It was Tiffany’s mother’s 50th birthday, and Tiffany’s mother, brother-in-law, Karl and Tiffany were on the Sunshine Coast to do some skydiving. Tiffany remained on firm ground while the others jumped from a plane. Many of Tiffany and Karl’s other family members had come to witness the skydiving, or so Tiffany was led to believe, including Tiffany’s grandparents and sister, and Karl’s mother. “Karl landed, and I looked up. He had organised a six foot banner that said ‘Tiffany will you marry me?’” The perfect proposal from her beloved. Of course she said yes.
The wedding was held on Friday June 24, two years and two months after Tiffany and Karl first met. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Preston Peak Winery, 10 minutes south of Toowoomba. “We fell in love with the view and the beautiful wedding tree. We wanted somewhere that was simple but still elegant and Preston Peak Winery was just the place,” Tiffany said. The couple chose a simple, rustic theme capturing a casual yet sophisticated style. “We didn’t want anything over the top. Very simple but still elegant.” Tiffany’s sister Shandyce Wolff and Karl’s best friend Luke Kenealy formed the bridal party, supporting the couple throughout the big day.
Tiffany chose a dress from Gold Coast based Grace Loves Lace and the bridesmaid dress was from Smoke and Mirrors in Toowoomba. “We bought three different dresses online and none of them worked. We walked into Smoke and Mirrors and found the perfect dress in five minutes,” Tiffany explains. Flowers were arranged by Tiffany’s friend Krystal at Kustom Kreations, and Penny at Oh Cake provided the wedding cake.
A special, personal touch was added to the day with Tiffany and Karl including their children in the ceremony. Tiffany’s son Chevy had the honour of walking Tiffany down the aisle. “Karl and I have a daughter together, Haylen, who turned one the week before the wedding. Karl’s wish was for her to walk down the aisle to him. She walked with my older daughter Jayda and my mum. Brought a tear to my eye and his.”
Words by Gemma Easton | Images by Tall Timber Studio