Rikki-Lee Schmitt is born, raised and now lives & works in the lovely south Australian city of Adelaide, the city known as the nation’s wine capital.
But Rikki hasn’t always been in Adelaide. She loves travelling. And as fate / luck / God would have it, she found someone who love travelling as much as she does!
They had met in a bar in Adelaide. Dashing Brian’s born in Ireland but the Donovans had moved to Melbourne when he was very little.
Now, they go see the world together – Dubai, South America…. Just a couple years ago, they were in Sri Lanka for two weeks. And it was at the end of this holiday that Brian brought out a ring he had been hiding in his backpack all this time and proposed…
In October this year, in the manicured gardens of the exclusive Ritz Carlton’s Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand, Rikki and Brian were married before their families and closest friends.
“The ceremony was just perfect,” said Rikki, who through the telephone interview, sounded truly touched by the love she had felt throughout the entire day.
In fact, everything about the wedding was perfect: the weather, the resort, her dress (she had designed her own wedding dress because “I couldn’t find one that I really liked”), her veil (“I used the very one my mom used on her wedding day”), her Christian Louboutin shoes (cue: gasps from fashionistas), their families who were able to be there to witness the marriage: his family from Ireland and Melbourne, hers from Adelaide, her best friends who were her maid of honour and bridesmaids, that impressive fire-dance that Brian had asked for to surprise her and “I wore great grandma’s watch that my mom gave me”.
And most important of all, she was marrying the man who “makes me laugh.” (cue: awwwws from all who believe in love)
(Below: The wedding had a travel theme to reflect the couple’s shared love. Even the night’s menu was made to look like a boarding pass!