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Halfway around the world, in Bondi Icebergs, Lindsay perused the dessert menu with her boyfriend Matt when she saw the daily special: “I want to spend the rest of my life with you. Will you marry me?”
SHOP THE JEWELS
After meeting in Mexico on Spring Break, the well travelled couple (who, it turns out, were born in the same hospital, lived a stone’s throw from each other, and attended the same University) were in Sydney when Matt popped the question.
Although living in New York, the couple opted for a Mexican wedding; where their story began. Along with 99 guests, the soon-to-be Silbermans enjoyed a 3-day celebration at the Rosewood Mayakoba property in Playa Del Carmen. Boasting a lush garden (where the ceremony was held), the property provided the perfect setting for Lindsay to walk down the aisle in her strapless Lovers and Friends gown, complete with the perfect SAMANTHA WILLS Velvet Ocean Grand Crystal Earrings. Awaiting her arrival was Matt, flanked by his tuxedoed groomsmen and dressed in a white tux jacket, black pants and a dapper pair of smoking slippers.
Their special day revolved around celebrations and fun, with guests enjoying cocktails and ceviche before sitting down to a mouth-watering dinner beneath a thatched roof palapa on the nearby beach. Complete with tequila and a churro station, Mexican influence was infused into the chic white event, with the couple drawing inspiration from La Plage – a St Barth’s beach club.
As the sun began to set, shoes came off and hand-made sombreros went on – the perfect combination for dancing around the bonfire. The party sipped Coronas beneath the surprise fireworks to the sound of maracas and saxophones, while the bride changed into a beautiful, white lace dress to join the party.
After the stress involved in planning an overseas holiday, the couple enjoyed a well-deserved three-week honeymoon around Asia and the Maldives but maintained that it was worth every painful moment planning the day, just to enjoy the time surrounded by every single person they loved.
BRIDE’S DRESS: REVOLVE
BRIDE’S SHOES: JIMMY CHOO
JEWELLERY: SAMANTHA WILLS
VENUE: ROSEWOOD MAYAKOBA
PHOTOGRAPHY: AARON MORRIS STUDIOS