Meet our couple from the Southern Highlands. Natalie and Ted had been a couple for almost 4 years. They met through the music theatre – both performing at a local production in South Pacific. Natalie was actually playing a romantic lead opposite another man when Ted asked her out!
Their first date was Feburary 2009 at a local Chinese restaurant — they where the only customer. They stayed all night in there until they got kicked out because the restaurant had to close. They hardly ate anything as they were too nervous. They just talked all night!
Natalie and Ted shares the same passion. They are really into performing (this is how they met). They are heavily involved in their local theatre group (The Highlands Theatre Group) where they have done many shows — more so for Ted who has played quite a few lead roles too! Natalie is a also a pianist, qualified to teach both piano and music theory. She has a qualification in music theatre from the Australian Institute of Music. She also plays the clarinet and sings as well. Ted plays the guitar brilliantly, sings, and is about to undertake a music theatre qualification also through the Australian Institute of Music.
There was this one time where they both went bushwalking. Ted insisted he knew where they are going. It wasn’t until 5 hours later that he would admit that they were lost. They came out REALLY a long way from where they started, with no idea how they got there!
They got engaged 12 February 2011. Ted was planning to propose the previous night while out to dinner at the Sydney Harbour during their anniversary. He planned to propose on the steps of the Opera House but was too nervous during dinner that he “chickened out”. The next day, they went for a walk around a local lake where they both spend a lot of time. There, he finally found the courage to propose. Poor Ted was so nervous he couldn’t stand up after Nat said yes!!
Nat and Ted chose the Royal Botanical Gardens, Sydney for their pre-wedding shoot. They are such a nice and couple that I can’t wait to cover their wedding. It would be quite a bit of travel for me but I’m pretty sure it’s gonna be worth it. Stay tuned for the coverage of their wedding in January 2013
Dodie Labial is a wedding photographer servicing the Metropolitan Sydney area.