Elspeth Emily Coker and Adrian De Fanti
It's not every day you meet your future spouse, let alone in a river.
But, in a river is exactly where these two, who were collecting water samples for their Environmental Hydrology subject, met. Elspeth and Adrian are not your average couple though.
They share a passion for the environment and for music. Adrian plays "countless instruments" including clarinet, saxophone, piano, piano accordion and more recently the bagpipes. Some of Elspeth's favourite memories have been travelling around the country with him and his band. Despite his talent, their tastes in music are not the same. Adrian likes to sing John Farnham songs when he gets up in the morning, while Elspeth does Scottish Country Dancing and is a big Kasey Chambers fan.
They do however have a mututal love of growing vegetables. In fact, they were once the subjects of an episode for a gardening television show that was focused on their vegetable garden.
Adrian proposed while they were on holiday in Cinque Terre, on the coast of Italy.
After spending time, the week before, with the paternal side of his family in Milan, they escaped down to the coast.
They spent the day wandering along Cinque Terre's Pathway of Love. It is a tradition for young couples wanting to seal their love forever to travel to Via dell'Amore, write their names on a padlock and attach them to wire mesh along the trail.
Elspeth and Adrian locked a padlock of love and that evening Adrian popped the question over a romantic dinner in the seaside village of Vernazza.
It was a perfect day for the couple, whose relationship was long-distance for three of the six years they have been together.
"Walking down the aisle to Adrian's own arrangement of the music, a beautiful blending of the Robin Hood fanfare, Jupiter hymn and Bryan Adams' Everything I Do, I do it for you," was a highlight for Elspeth. It "was played by Adrian's friends who formed a brass quartet. The sounds of brass in the bush on a winters day were stunning."
They had 125 of their friends and family celebrate in the natural bush setting while Adrian's traditional 1920s jazz band, 'Shirazz' provided the music.
Adrian's brother, Anthony was best man while Elspeth's sister, Freya was bridesmaid. "It made the occasion really comfortable and relaxed," Elspeth says.
The dress featured a strapless, beaded bodice which gathered towards the bottom by La Sposa. Elspeth also wore her late granny's necklace.
The mother of the bride made the cakes, which were inspired by the bride and groom's love for the environment. It was a forest scene and the bride's sister handpainted the miniature cake couple.
The couple enjoyed a road trip from Sydney to Brisbane through the Hunter Valley and up to Byron Bay.