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Welcome to our wedding website, we can’t wait to celebrate our special day with you. We’ve created this website as a convenient and interactive way to share all of the important details with you in the lead up to our wedding.

You can also read more about our love story, get to know our awesome bridal party, and check out our registry information too. So have fun, take a look around and don’t forget to RSVP! Finally – thank you for your ongoing love and support. We are so excited to share this day with you and look forward to dancing the night away with all of our favoruite people!

The Couple

Gill & Marie

Our love story began in Sydney, back in 2009. Gill was a frequent customer at Little Peach Cafe, where Marie served up his morning cappuccino. Some flirtatious banter was exchanged back and forth over the coffee machine for weeks, even after Gill was transferred to an office across the city – taking an extra two train stops each day for his morning brew. He finally slipped his business card over the counter, and after discovering a mutual love of travel, design and late-night karaoke bars, the rest is history!

6 years worth of memories later and we’ve backpacked through India, renovated our dream home and introduced 2 furry pups to our family. A few months ago Gill finally popped the question over coffee and croissants, back at our favorite cafe where it all began, and Marie said yes. We can’t wait for this exciting new chapter to begin!

Bridesmaids

Angela Harlow

Angela is not only my future sister-in-law, but also one of my dearest friends. From the moment we met, she welcomed me into the family with open arms and made me feel right at home! We’ve since shared plenty of late-night karaoke sessions, sushi dates and reality tv marathons (with many more to come!). She has an infectious laugh and can always crack us up with her silly jokes.

Mary Stangl

Mary is not only my future sister-in-law, but also one of my dearest friends. From the moment we met, she welcomed me into the family with open arms and made me feel right at home! We’ve since shared plenty of late-night karaoke sessions, sushi dates and reality tv marathons (with many more to come!). She has an infectious laugh and can always crack us up with her silly jokes.

Leah Clark

Leah is not only my future sister-in-law, but also one of my dearest friends. From the moment we met, she welcomed me into the family with open arms and made me feel right at home! We’ve since shared plenty of late-night karaoke sessions, sushi dates and reality tv marathons (with many more to come!). She has an infectious laugh and can always crack us up with her silly jokes.

Michelle Hawkins

Michelle is not only my future sister-in-law, but also one of my dearest friends. From the moment we met, she welcomed me into the family with open arms and made me feel right at home! We’ve since shared plenty of late-night karaoke sessions, sushi dates and reality tv marathons (with many more to come!). She has an infectious laugh and can always crack us up with her silly jokes.

Groomsmen

Ronal Valdez

Ronald has been my best mate for nearly a decade now after first meeting in high school. Sharing a love of fishing, footy and hiking, I also have Ronald to thank for setting us up on our very first blind date – and quickly becoming our honorary “third wheel” for the many dates that followed. Ronald is one of the most loyal people I know, and I couldn’t be happier to have him standing by my side on the day. Keep an ear out for his best man speech, which will no doubt be filled with embarrassing tales from our college days!

Nathan McCarthy

Nathan has been my best mate for nearly a decade now after first meeting in high school. Sharing a love of fishing, footy and hiking, I also have Nathan to thank for setting us up on our very first blind date – and quickly becoming our honorary “third wheel” for the many dates that followed. Nathan is one of the most loyal people I know, and I couldn’t be happier to have him standing by my side on the day. Keep an ear out for his best man speech, which will no doubt be filled with embarrassing tales from our college days!

Andre White

Andre has been my best mate for nearly a decade now after first meeting in high school. Sharing a love of fishing, footy and hiking, I also have Andre to thank for setting us up on our very first blind date – and quickly becoming our honorary “third wheel” for the many dates that followed. Andre is one of the most loyal people I know, and I couldn’t be happier to have him standing by my side on the day. Keep an ear out for his best man speech, which will no doubt be filled with embarrassing tales from our college days!

Francis Davis

Francis has been my best mate for nearly a decade now after first meeting in high school. Sharing a love of fishing, footy and hiking, I also have Francis to thank for setting us up on our very first blind date – and quickly becoming our honorary “third wheel” for the many dates that followed. Francis is one of the most loyal people I know, and I couldn’t be happier to have him standing by my side on the day. Keep an ear out for his best man speech, which will no doubt be filled with embarrassing tales from our college days!

Parents Of The Bride

Jessie Neace

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your home, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And the light of friendship guide your paths together, And until we meet again, May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward. May green be the grass you walk on. May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you.

Reina Neace

May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your home, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And the light of friendship guide your paths together, And until we meet again, May you see your children’s children. May you be poor in misfortune, Rich in blessings. May you know nothing but happiness from this day forward. May green be the grass you walk on. May blue be the skies above you, May pure be the joys that surround you, May true be the hearts that love you.

Parents Of The Groom

Nicholas Royster

Marriage is a coming together of two lives, and a celebration of the love of two people. But it is more. The love that you feel for one another is the flowering of a seed your mothers planted in your hearts many years ago. When you were first born, you were a bundle of diapers and tears, and your mothers lost sleep caring for you. Their love for you has brought them great happiness and great challenges, and their love did not diminish as they met these challenges. That is the great lesson you can bring into your marriage.

Blanche Royster

Marriage is a coming together of two lives, and a celebration of the love of two people. But it is more. The love that you feel for one another is the flowering of a seed your mothers planted in your hearts many years ago. When you were first born, you were a bundle of diapers and tears, and your mothers lost sleep caring for you. Their love for you has brought them great happiness and great challenges, and their love did not diminish as they met these challenges. That is the great lesson you can bring into your marriage.

Events

  • SATJULY 20201910:00 AM

    Weekend Escape

    Choose your event privacy for select guests

    Select which events you want private to a specific guest list, like this event–for the bridesmaids and girlfriends. Easily switch any event privacy.

    WEEKEND SCHEDULE

    The girls only! We’ll be spending the weekend at a beautiful beachside house that has a saltwater infinity pool! Stacy is working on the itinerary, so contact her with any questions or suggestions and watch this space as the details unfold.

    DRESS CODE

    Weekend sexy casual of course! Pack light!!!

    TRAVEL NOTES

    We will travel all together as a group on Friday. We’re meeting at Stacy’s home in the LES. Train from Penn leaves at 4:45pm on Friday. Can’t wait to see you there!

  • SATJULY 20201912:00 AM

    Bridal Shower

    Event Privacy

    Select which events you want private to a specific guest list, like this event–for the bridesmaids and girlfriends. Easily switch any event privacy.

    TEMPLE BAR

    SPECIAL BRUNCH

    Our final send-off (thankfully not to London) of our beautiful bachelorette. Let’s eat, drink, be merry and celebrate the last of Annie as a single lady!

    REGISTRY

    Annie is registered at Bloomingdales. P.S: Feel free to stray and walk into Barney’s and stop by lingerie!

  • SUNJULY 2120196:00 PM

    Welcome Drinks + Rehersal Dinner

    Voetboogstraat 6, 1012 XL
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    LOCATION TO VENUE

    JOIN US AT BROER

    A toast to ‘The New B’ a fabulous mix to get the party started

    DRESS CODE

    Semi-formal

    FOR THE KIDS

    Your children are welcome to join us. We have 2 wonderful nannies to keep the kids entertained, fed and happy!

    UBER

    Ride In Style

    Use promo code HENNA when requesting your ride. New customers get $15 off your first ride with Uber.

    UBER

  • SUNJULY 2120197:30 PM

    Ceremony

    Voetboogstraat 6, 1012 XL
    Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    LOCATION TO VENUE

    OUR SIGNATURE COCTAILS

    Top-shelf open bar with a personal selection of our favorite wines will be served until midnight. Introducing our signature cocktails celebrating everything from NY to London.

    DRESS CODE

    NY Glam and black tie.

    FOR THE KIDS

    Your children are welcome to join us. We have 2 wonderful nannies to keep the kids entertained, fed and happy!

    UBER

    Ride In Style

    Use promo code HENNA when requesting your ride. New customers get $15 off your first ride with Uber.

    UBER

    PARKING

    Parking at the Central Garage on 40th and Vanderbilt has a special wedding discount for us. Make sure you mention you’re with our wedding.

    RSVP BY:

    Kindly RSVP here with your meal option by July 19, 2018

Things to do

Travel

To insure the best possible pricing and inclusion in our group booking, we are providing contact information to our wedding travel agent and encourage you to take advantage of her services. Her packages include round-trip airfare, ground transportation to the resort and hotel accommodations.

We will be arriving Monday, June 4th but know many of you are planning on arriving early or to stay late to make your trip a real vacation. Whatever your travel needs may be Dolores is ready to assist you!

Dolores R. Gardner / Vacations 4 Less
doloresg@yourdomain.com

800-200-2423 ext. 202
323-655-8434

By Plane

Amerigo Vespucci Airport
Amerigo Vespucci Airport, is the international airport of Florence, the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany.
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By Car

Rent a Car
Many car rental options at the airport. Drive safe and enjoy the panoramic view!
RENT A CAR

By Train

Unique experience
Onboard select trains you can learn about the unique natural and cultural heritage sights along the route.
FIND TRAIN TICKETS

Registry

Celebrating with you on our special day is the only gift we require. However, for your convenience, we have registered at amazon for the items we’d find the most useful as we prepare for married life! You can view our registry here:

PHYSICAL GIFTS

Crate & Barrel

Listed as: Marie Wayne & Gill Merkado

Williams-Sonoma

Listed as: Marie Wayne & Gill Merkado

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A few memorial photos of us.

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