Euroa Wedding | Patty + Josh
Euroa Butter Factory 9th April 2016
“I love that our relationships has stretched us out of our former shells in some way and we are able to bring out the best in each other. I feel that we have both discovered some hidden gems within us. I want you to know that in my ‘choose your own adventure book of life’ you have been my best decision and most wonderful discovery.” Patty, 9th April 2016
What’s one thing your partner does that always makes you laugh?
J: Whenever she does impersonations. That is the single most funny thing she does. Especially of school camp outdoor guides.
P: Great voices and can quote lots of movies.
What is most important to your partner?
J: Being supported, and cared for about by those close to her. Also, our dog Maggie.
P: Josh wants to feel connected to the world in a real and meaningful way, he values his relationships the most out everything (oh and maggie)
What stands out most about the moment you proposed / were proposed to ?
J: It was done on the beach at Airey’s Inlet in front of family and friends. They were waiting down on the beach and we were up at the lookout. They were spelling out “Marry Me Patty” but we couldn’t really read it. What stands out is that time just seemed to stand still when I got down on one knee. Everything slowed down and I had a super awareness of everything around in that moment. Truly amazing.
P: Josh proposed at a lookout in airey’s inlet, with all our family and friends on the beach spelling out “patty will you marry me?” in the sand. I was soooo shocked and moved by the planning and it was one of those moments that I wish I could replay over and over.
Why did you fall in love with your partner? How did you meet?
J: I remember first feeling an extraordinary amount of love for Patty when we did hang out on our school’s camp. I just knew there was something special about her and I felt really really open around her. When we started hanging out more, I could just tell she brought out the best in me and knew how to handle a lot of emotional weight, both in herself and in me.
P: We met at school, and had a ‘suprise’ boozy pash on the dance floor one night following a staff function. We were both not in the best space at the time for a relationship, however, curiosity lead us together and we developed a big crush on each other
When do you feel most loved by your partner?
J: When we are just lying side by side on the bed in the afternoon, with the fading light streaming in through the big front windows. She rolls over and just looks at me and says “I love you so much”
P: Josh has a special way of just looking at me everyday, he gets a squinty look in his eyes and I instantly feel loved. He doesn’t have to do, or say a thing, I just know and feel that I am completely loved.
Recount one of the times you were proud of your partner.
J: When she finished a half marathon whilst having a heinous chest infection. I felt absolute elation as she got towards the finish line and she came over and gave me a big kiss.
P: I have been really proud of how Josh has managed his knee injury. He has been such a trooper and so committed to his recovery and rehab. He is so sporty and being out of action must be so tough, he has shown so much resilience and inner strength.
“I commit my life to you with gladness and love in my heart. Our adventure is just beginning, but my journey alone ends here. I stand at the top of a mountain, at my back is the are the valleys and wild plains, crossed over the last thirty-something years. In front of me is you, and the valleys, deserts, oceans, mountains and rivers we will cross throughout life, together, as the ultimate team.
I take this vow to be your ultimate team mate.
I will support you, no matter what.
I will protect you, no matter what.
I will adore you, no matter what.
I will give you honesty, no matter what.
I will bring out the best in you, as you do in me, no matter what.
You will never go gastronomically unsatisfied, no matter what.
We will always be two equal and intertwined parts of a whole, no matter what.
And I will always love you, with every breath in my body, no matter what.”
” I’ve always told you there’s something in your smile and your eyes that speaks to me. Everyday, I know that I am loved. You love warms my heart and cuddles my soul. I feel so blessed to share my life with such an incredible person. I want you and everyone here to know that I stand here in front of our family and friends without any hesitation or doubt. I don’t use these words lightly, but I feel so proud to be your partner.
Josh I promise to:
To accept and challenge you.
To navigate our way though life’s challenges as a vehicle for growth.
To listen to you and to make space to truly understand you.
To always be open and honest.
To always have your back, just not your football team
To help you make decisions even when you are hangry
To be the first one to tell you when you have food on your face.
To value and treasure our relationship and always make time for us.
To dance with you and never stop having a fun.
Describe your memories around the moment you first realized your partner was more special to you than a typical friend.
J: Um…. when we kissed on the dancefloor of our staff function.. We had never really talked before that (we have a big staff). But I knew she was special when I got to hang out with her on school camp, watching kids go through the reach program together.
P: I realised very early on that i could connect with Josh in a way that I never had with another partner. I could be myself and we had such a deep emotional connection. He was so interested and curious about who I was as a person, albert park hotel, our first date, we spoke for hours. It was so wonderful
What’s your favorite physical feature of your partner’s & why?
J: I actually love her freckles. She doesn’t like them but when we go camping and there’s no make-up or anything like that, I just get to see her cute freckles on her sun-tanned skin.
P: His beautiful skin, eyes, face and bum 😉
Why are you still in love with your partner?
J: Because we bring out the best in each other and with each other’s support, we can do anything. We are both constantly growing and discovering new things in our life but the most important thing of all is that we get to share that with each other. I feel supported, loved and cared for no matter what I do. Having Patty to share my life with gives me confidence to chase my dreams and I know that whatever challenge comes our way, we have so much love and respect for each other that we will get through it no matter what.
P: Josh has the greatest capacity to love and care for me, he has such a space in his heart, I feel so held and secure. I trust that we can overcome, enjoy, celebrate and deal with all that comes our way 🙂
If you could have one character trait of your partner’s which would it be & why?
J: Easy! I would want her ability to connect with people in a heartbeat and to have everyone around trust, admire and love me to the degree that they do her.
P: I love his attention to detail, I wish I had that level of focus.
What did you first notice about your partner?
J: I once noticed her at a staff function talking to one of my mates and she was wearing a white top with blue horizontal stripes. That is seriously the first thing I remember about her!
P: His dance moves… I remember the moment when I realised Josh could dance, thought to myself “he is pretty cute too” 🙂
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