WHILE many first dates involve food, it was while preparing and serving items at McDonalds Mount Gambier that newlyweds Justin and Alyce (nee Cagney) Bonney first formed a connection.
It was seemingly love at first sight for the two Mount Gambier residents who met in 2015 while employed at the Penola Road restaurant and their spark has grown ever since.
It culminated with their wedding on February 22 this year, married at a property on Orchard Road surrounded by around 70 relatives and friends.
It was while visiting Tokyo in 2018 that Justin got down on one knee and romantically proposed to soulmate Alyce.
The couple’s special day was something of a dream, with Alyce dressed in a head-turning ivory and nude garment, featuring a lined sheer bodice with lace motifs.
The one-of-a-kind outfit made Alyce shine with its shimmering tulle, horsehair trim and an illusion back.
Looking dapper in his checked navy suit, Justin celebrated the milestone with best man Kyle Smith and groomsmen Thomas McRobert and Kai Ievins.
Alyce was supported during her wedding journey by close friends Gemma Ballintyne and Megan Lawson, as well as cousin Claudia Cagney, who all wore rose-coloured maxi dresses with a wrap bodice and skirt design.
Alyce’s parents Tania and Dale Cagney were blown away when they watched their daughter walk down the aisle and say “I do”.
For Justin’s parents Corey and Donna Bonney, they could not be prouder of their son having watched the romance blossom from day one.
The special moments were immortalised by With Love Photography’s Christy Radford, while the couple celebrated their union at the Limestone Coast Pantry later in the day.
Sharing a common interest of exploring the world, Mr and Ms Bonney travelled to South Korea and the Philippines for their honeymoon with an array of other locations on their bucket list for future travel.