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Carissa and Joshua – An Engagement with a Twist

Congratulations to Carissa and Joshua, who recently became Engaged at Flaxton Gardens and shared their love story with us below.

The Introduction

After being introduced by mutual friends whilst living and working in Saudi Arabia, and then dating for a while, they soon talked about getting married. Whilst still living overseas, Carissa and Joshua decided to book Flaxton Gardens for their Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding and reception venue through Carissa’s mother before they were actually engaged!

The Proposal

Joshua’s proposal to Carissa was a little out of the ordinary, compared to the normal order of things, but Carissa didn’t mind a bit! So when they were visiting their family in Australia recently, they decided to come and take a walk through to view the Flaxton Gardens venue.  Carissa’s Mum mentioned that they weren’t technically engaged yet, and our Wedding Coordinator suggested Flaxton Gardens as a possible proposal location. Carissa’s Mum mentioned this to Josh who was very keen on the idea of proposing in the place they would be married!
So Josh organised the proposal dinner with Flaxton Gardens and “the staff were so wonderful in helping Josh and we had an amazing meal. Even though I was somewhat expecting a proposal during our time in Australia I was taken by surprise in the moment.” – Carissa
Carissa’s memorable moment occurred when Josh took her outside to propose overlooking the Sunshine Coast – “the sun broke through and there was a rainbow, which was very special”.

Why Flaxton Gardens?

Josh and Carissa chose Flaxton Gardens because of its beautiful setting and privacy, and “we’ve been so impressed by the professionalism of the staff and their willingness to personalise the day for us and be so helpful.”
Flaxton Gardens makes it easy to book your wedding, even from overseas as Carissa and Joshua have done. We look forward to welcoming Carissa and Joshua again next year for their wedding.