She left the dairy farm for the city to study, but Johanna Langelaan wasn’t expecting to find the love of her life at the local watering hole.
“Dean [Nadzielski] and I met while working at a pub,” says 26-year-old Johanna. But before she had even been on a date with Dean, 26, he had announced to his family she was “the one”. “Our love of the outdoors brought us closer together and we now have his and hers matching surf boards!”
Their proposal took on a more unusual format, with Johanna popping the big question as part of a radio stunt for Melbourne’s Nova 100. “It was part of their Leap Year Proposal,” explains Johanna. “To which Dean said yes!”
The couple’s classic wedding on February 21, 2014, in Victoria begun at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Lilydale followed by a magical reception at Chateau Wyuna in Mt Evelyn. “The last few days leading up to the wedding I was an emotional mess,” laughs Johanna. “Anything that made me happy saw me breaking down in tears.”
Speeches were a surprising time for the 130 guests when the bride and groom decided to spice things up a little. “We took to the podium with a trophy and in American accents performed our speeches as if we were being awarded an Oscar,” laughs Johanna.
Dean knew Johanna was “the one” the moment he met her.
Johanna’s Allure gown was from Hills in Hollywood.
The 1929 Dodge seven-seat limousine was from 29 Vintage Limousines.
The newly wedded couple went to the Maldives for their honeymoon. “Absolute bliss,” says the bride.
Photos courtesy of Immerse Photography.
Brides Accessories: Hills in Hollywood / Brides Gown: Allure from Hills in Hollywood / Brides Shoes: Steve Madden / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaids Accessories: Proud's / Bridesmaids Dresses: Hills in Hollywood / Cake: LOve Cakes / Ceremony Music: iPod playlist / Ceremony Venue: St. Patricks Lilydale / Entertainment: Audio Entertainment / Flowers: The Little Flower Shoppe / Grooms Attire: Essendon Bridal Formal / Grooms Shoes: Julius Marlow / Groomsmen Attire: Essendon Bridal Formal / Groomsmen Shoes: Julius Marlow / Hair: Nicole Witty / Honeymoon: Student Flights / Invitations: Send Me an Invite / Makeup: Embellish Makeovers / Photographer: Immerse Photography / Rings: Proud's / Transport: 29 Vintage Limousines / Venue: Chateau Wyuna / Venue Decor: Chateau Wyuna / Videographer: Shaun Inguanzo / Wedding Night Venue: Mount Evelyn Retreat