Love. It’s a funny thing.
One day you are sharing a simple cup of green tea. The next you are navigating some of the most wonderful, and some of the most challenging, terrain of your life.
For Liam Amey it was love at first sight when his gaze fell upon his future bride, Georgina.
Let’s rewind to 2013. It started as a regular day for the then-23-year-old university student as he settled into his seat in the lecture theatre. And then he saw her stroll into the room.
Liam turned to his classmate, “I’m going to marry that girl.”
As time went on, he plucked up the courage to ask Georgina to join him for a cup of tea at the on-campus café. It didn’t take long for the pair to realise they had a connection. Unfortunately their new romance was about to hit an unforeseen bump.
At the age of 22, Georgina was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The couple fought the blood cancer side by side and a year later, treatment over, they began the next chapter of their life. This time they stumbled across a different type of unforeseen bump.
“I was told I could never have children,” Georgina recalls. “A month later I was pregnant with twins.”
Life was busy – there were degrees to finish, careers to begin, and as fate would have it, the birth of another child to celebrate.
Then in April this year, with three flower girls at the ready, Georgina and Liam took the final step as they said I do in front of 95 friends and family members.
The Melbourne-based couple tied the knot in Noosa with their three daughters, aged seven and two, by their side.
“We used to come up to the Sunshine Coast for holidays with our families when we were kids. When we had our own children, we would bring them up once a year. It’s our happy place,” Georgina explains.
In fact, it was Noosa that played host to the couple’s 2021 engagement.
“We got out of lockdown mid-2021 and happened to fluke getting some flights,” she tells salt. “Liam proposed at the Noosa Boathouse over sunset. He got down on one knee. Our kids and my parents were there. It was the day we were going home, and straight back into lockdown.
“I had no hesitation,” Georgina adds with a laugh. “We were well and truly committed by then. This was just the icing on the cake.”
In keeping with tradition, the pair also celebrated their marriage at the Boathouse. The wedding featured neutral tones reminiscent of the Coast’s sand and dusky skies. There were added pops of colour – orange, yellow and pink.
Silk and linen textures combined with splashes of gold and elegant florals finished the look.
Georgina’s dress was created by one of Australia’s leading wedding dress designers, the Sunshine Coast’s own Erin Clare Oberem. The soft and feminine strapless dress featured a ruched bodice, while the three bridesmaids dressed in desert rose-coloured silky slip dresses complemented the bride.
Following an outdoor ceremony at the scenic Laguna Grove beachside parkland, guests travelled via ferry to the reception. “It was just before sunset and it was magical. The best part,” Georgina says.
“People were saying it was the best wedding they have ever been to. It had been raining, but by the time I arrived to the ceremony it had stopped.
“We were there, standing up the front, and a beam of sun came down on me. That was also pretty magical.”
The pair shared their personally written vows during the ceremony, and then joined together to give a speech of thanks at the reception.
“We just wanted to say thanks for getting us through everything. We went through a lot – cancer, parenting. It’s a lot,” Georgina adds.
“The speeches were good. We also made sure there was plenty of time left for dancing and enjoying. One of the best times of the day was when every single person was on the dance floor. We wanted everyone to let their hair down and have fun, and they did that.
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Laguna Grove, Noosa Heads.
Erin Clare Bridal
Britta halter dress, Winona
Simply Style Co.
Willow Bud Wedding Flowers
Blue Bird Invitations
Elite Wedding Film and Photo
Perched on the Noosa River with beautiful water views and sunsets, the award-winning Noosa Boathouse is a unique wedding location. Guests will cross the twinkling boardwalk as it glows with fairy lights, to enter the three-level floating boathouse, and enjoy a dining experience that allows seasonal and locally harvested produce to shine. The private jetty also provides easy access for those arriving by boat.