Abby & Amit’s wedding at The Old Coach Stables was emotive, jubilant and picture-perfect. The drive out to Gunning was a clear indication of how the day was going to be; the wide New South Wales country landscapes evoke a romantic escape from the day-to-day business of life in the city.
Words from Amit:
I first saw Abigail at a dance festival. She was wearing this beautiful black dress and she looked total smoking hot. I remembered asking her for a dance to which she said yes. We had few dances and they were definitely the highlight of the night for me. We didn’t get to have a conversation that night as she was with her friends. Our “first” meeting was when she came to a group dinner I had organised (we had common friends). After dinner we were going to a house party, I took the chance and offered her a ride to the party. She agreed to it. Bingo!!!! At the house party, I got tipsy but remembered paying my utmost attention to her all night. The next morning I woke up with a massive hangover but made sure I messaged to check on her to see how she was doing. When I found out she’s having a hangover too, I prepared a little care package (fresh juice, chocolates, water bottle and little goodies).
From then on we got chatting on a regular basis but was not sure if she was interested in me or not. I invited her to Tuesday Latin night that I used to host and DJ at. She cancelled on me last minute a couple of times. I remember one Tuesday night she came and I got butterflies in my stomach when I saw her. I gave her a kiss on the cheek but she seemed a little hesitant and it made my heart sank. My friend looked at me and said “you really like her, don’t you”. That moment it became really clear in my head that I do like her more than I realised at the time. I summed up courage and walked up to her and asked her if she had a minute to chat. I told her that I was falling for her and wanted to know if she wants me to make an effort or if she wanted me to stop. To my absolute delight, she said she wants me to NOT stop and that she likes me too. That was IT! That moment changed my life.
Words from Abby:
Amit and I met through the Latin dance scene. As a new student (he was an instructor at the time) I had seen him in passing and had had a nice dance with him once in Sydney and remember being intrigued, but we didn’t really talk until my best friend invited him to a party she hosted. He caught my eye there because I remember he was well dressed, and from there a conversation started which led to him inviting me to a group dinner. He then asked to drive me to the after-party. He absolutely loves his car and takes a lot of pride in it. I think he was expecting me to be impressed when he drove me to the party 🙂 but I don’t know anything about cars, so I just appreciated the gesture. From there (lots of) tequila got the conversation flowing and we hit it off. We had dance workshops the next day, and he brought me flowers and juice (a hangover cure) in a new thermos. I’m not big on gifts, but it was more of the thought and time he’d put given from his already busy morning to make me feel special and carry on the connection we’d felt the night before.
Old Coach Stables Wedding Venue
The Old Coach Stables have been recently restored into a beautiful wedding venue and restaurant. It is 5 minutes out of Gunning, and 30 minutes drive from Yass, NSW, and provides the perfect rural setting for a beautiful wedding day filled with joy and celebration.
I was particularly excited to discover that all of the catering Abby & Amit had selected was vegan and vegetarian, cooked by the incredible chefs in the Old Coach Stables kitchen.
Photography: Henry Paul Photography | Wedding Ceremony Venue: The Old Coach Stables, Gunning New South Wales | Wedding Reception Venue: The Old Coach Stables Restaurant | Florist: Louise Sumner | Engagement Ring: Unique Diamonds (Braddon, ACT) | Videographer: Karlo Aliling from Say Hello To Forever | Wedding Celebrant: Sue Jose | Catering: The Old Coach Stables | Entertainment: Steve Amosa | Cake: Rebecca Hannan | Invitations: SayIDo online | Photobooth: Happy Days Canberra | Wedding Bands: Michael Hill (Abby) & Mazzucchelli’s (Amit) | Bridal Gown Designer: Diane Lewis Couture (Bespoke) | Abby’s Shoes: Wittner | Hair: Rachel Kate | Makeup: Elaine Marie Artistry | Shirt: Eaton | Jacket: Reiss | Pants Reiss | Amit’s Shoes: Aquila