Celebrating a Decade of Love: Our 10-Year Wedding Anniversary.
It's hard to believe that ten years have passed since Ushan and I tied the knot on Cable Beach in Broome.
We opted for a small, DIY wedding, and it was everything we could have hoped for and more.
I'll never forget the feeling of slipping into my Spell Designs Woodstock dress.
I had discovered this iconic label purely through googling simple white boho dress. I had wanted a beachy dress I could wear again and again.
My bestie's vintage mustard FJ45 served as our bridal car, and my friend Mishe captured the magic of our day through her lens, in what was her very first wedding shoot. Today, she's a renowned wedding photographer in Western Australia.
That year also marked a significant milestone for me, as I rebranded my jewellery label to Lunarsea Designs.
Through it all, Ushan has been my constant companion and biggest supporter, from designing my website to accompanying me to markets & festivals when we lived the endless summer 'van life', pre child and mortgage!
Reflecting on the past decade, I'm filled with gratitude for the love, laughter, and memories we've shared.
I look forward to many more years of adventure and growth together.
To celebrate our milestone I am running a $500 giveaway.
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1. Tell me your greatest love story if you have one and the first piece you will be adding to cart if you win!
2. Tell me your favourite fictional love story (movie, book etc)
and the first piece you will be adding to cart if you win!
Winner will be announced 08/06/23
The date of my next collection Mother Moon.
i just lost the love of my life so i feel the pain
My greatest love story is the one I’m currently in. Before I met my partner, I had only been interested in men – I had no idea I was queer. I met my partner doing a show at uni, and we became fast friends… something drew me to her, and I knew I wanted to have her in my life. These feelings quickly turned romantic, which was a totally new experience for me. I got over the shock of this pretty quickly though, and we’ve been together for 4 years. She inspires me, and challenges me to learn new things about myself every day. I’m incredibly lucky.
The first piece I would add to my cart if I won the giveaway would be the Tourmaline Choker in Gold Fill – I adore the gorgeous purple stones!
I am so lucky to have many greatest love stories. My hubby, my beautiful children, the adventures I’ve been on and the places I’ve fallen in love with all hold a special place in my heart. But through out all of these life milestones there is one person who has always been there. My best friend/sole mate/ other pea in the pod. We live on the other side of the world to each other. Pre kids we would take it in turns to travel to each other or adventure somewhere together atleast once a year. We’ve been best friends for nearly 17 years. It’s been 3 years now since I’ve seen her. She’s had her first baby and me my second and changes in our circumstances mean we are unsure when we will be able to see each other again.
The first peice I would put in my cart would be for my bestie. i think she would love the pearl necklace satellite gold fill.
My first time I felt love… was for myself when I followed my dream.
I allowed myself to move forward from what I had believed was my place and followed my heart to move to the Gold Coast solo. This sounds silly, however, having grown up in a small Victorian town where I felt closed, isolated and mostly cold haha I decided to allow myself the space to be who I am truly am.
Since I was a teenager I had always wanted to live on the Gold Coast, I was drawn to the sunshine, surf and social life of the city that meets the sea.
I am now 27, living my dream and have finally found where I belong.
This is what I believe love is… allowing yourself to be the person and live the life you’ve always wanted, taking the risks and falling head first into the unknown.
It’s a different kind of love for me, it’s not a typical love but it is true, I find myself smiling, sitting down the beach watching the sunset with a XXXX Gold in hand haha
Thankful for myself and my vision and that is me loving myself
Your wedding looks so beautiful and Broome is such an incredible setting. It’s one of my most favourite places we visited on our tour of Australia, I even have it as a background on my phone.
My love story is not of a person but of a place, Australia. I moved from the UK in 2017, after travelling here solo in 2015. I fell head over heels in love with the people, the beaches, the culture and the flora & fauna. In 2021 my partner & I sold everything, bought a caravan & left for full time travel. The places we visited, the people we met, the adventures we had are ingrained in my soul for eternity. Everything just slotted perfectly into place, we lived carefree & took everyday as it came (something I’ve never been good at in the past).
We ended up falling pregnant on the trip (which was magical too) and now we’re settled down with our gorgeous baby girl. But deep down, we both know that we’ll be back on that road again one day. Kids in tow, showing them everything this incredible country has to offer.
If I won this incredible giveaway I would buy my girlfriends & I a piece each. Something special from my heart (Australia) to theirs, to connect us globally.
Your story is so heartwarming and so are the stories posted above, my heart is fluttering! I’ll share my greatest love story but this won’t be a conventional one, this is the love story between myself and my fur family- Forest.
Forest has been our family dog since I was in high school. He’s a mix breed of Alaskan Malamute/ Siberian Husky. He’s huge, white, fluffy and probably the world’s most talkative dog. He is so adorable and I have so much photos and videos of him saved on my phone. Everytime I’m eating, Forest would be sitting next to me hoping to get my leftovers or to be fed. Of course, I’d feel guilty and just give him my food anyway! I loved him to bits and pieces.
Fast forward to 7 years later, in 2019, I moved to WA from Sydney for work. Due to the Covid lockdowns, I was barely able to visit my family and Forest. However, my sister would still send me his photos. When I was finally able to visit and do trips to Sydney, Forest has barely changed. He is still as energetic as before, he howls as if he’s talking to me. That’s how I know that despite me moving out, he still recognises me. My mum also told me that everytime she’s sick, Forest would just lay beside her. Every morning, Forest would be waiting outside my sister’s bedroom door and would get excited when my sister would finally wake up.
In August last year, I flew to Sydney for a family emergency. I came home and of course, Forest was there and eager to see me. My partner was messaging me, who couldn’t come with me that time, saying I should take photos with Forest, and so I did. As per usual, he sat next to me as I ate my home cooked dinner, we shared our food and spoke to him. Except, Forest isn’t as energetic anymore. I realised, he’s getting old.
I have to finish this up because I’m tearing up.
He passed away the next day. My mum and I came home from the hair salon and found him laying on the concrete. I regretted going out that day, I regretted not staying at home to play with him. I regretted not coming with him on his final morning walk. However, it also brings me so much comfort that I was able to see him one last time, I was able to take a photo with him, to tell him I love him a lot and that he’s my bestfriend. Some days, I still cry on the plane from work or in the car or when I get quiet moment because I miss him. I know he crossed the rainbow bridge well and truly and I know he’s in peace somewhere.
I’ll never stop loving and missing my bestfriend.
Naawww this is such a lovely story! Not sure my story has anything on yours, but my love story started with a boy I met at university, we were studying similar degrees and hence had a couple of classes together, we’d both seen each other before but never made contact. Fast forward a couple of months later (and still no contact) I decided to join a university sport team in an effort to make friends and network. So I played touch rugby every Monday and Wednesday, and guess who happened to be there?! Well it the boy from my uni classes, I wasted no time and introduced myself straight away, trying to be as friendly as I possibly could! Well he had little to no interest in me- I barely got a “hi” in response. I brushed the situation off, as I figured the universe probably had different plans to me. I continued to play rugby every Monday and Wednesday, slowly he began attempting to make conversation with me, asking about my funky socks and things like that, and I gave him little in return as I was I still unimpressed from our first meeting. He eventually dropped into our conversation that he surfed and asked if I wanted to go with him sometime, I agreed and obviously we drove separately and surfed the same beach at different breaks! Completely missing each other! After he asked if I wanted to go get a smoothie sometime, before quickly adding that he is only looking for a friendship, I agreed as I figured I enjoyed his company and am not going to turn down a friendship. Over the course of a month we hung out everyday acting like children, surfing and going to play grounds, but we were just friends. My parents began questioning me asking who this boy I’m spending all my time and go to late movies with is- “a friend” was always my response because that’s what I thought we were. Our hands brushed past each others once, and I questioned him as to why his palms were so sweaty… he was embarrassed but I thought nothing of it. He eventually invited me to a boys night, he dropped me home after a night of playing monopoly with his friends. 5 minutes later he called saying he’d forgotten something, he drove back and parked on the drive way, I ran out in my flamingo pyjamas in the middle of winter, leaning on the car window asking what he could have possibly forgotten. He asked me to please get in the car so we could talk, it was 2am and I was in bed 2 minutes ago but sure I got in the car. He very nervously asked me to be his girlfriend, I laughed in shock! “Is the laughing a yes or a no” he queried anxiously, “of course it’s a yes” I replied, although he’d made it super clear he only wanted friendship. I was bamboozled (especially as I had tried to initiate romance early on in us hanging out but it always seem to make him run away) but very happy. 4 years later we’ve both finished uni and been living together for 2 years!! I’ve fallen in love with my best friend. If I win the first item I’ll be buying is another pair of pearl gold fill hoops, as they were the first item of jewellery my love bought me back when we were 19, and I’ve never taken them out and stress that’ll Ill lose them, so a back up pair would be brilliant xx
This is so beautiful 🥰 and I’d love to share my greatest love story. I am a marine biologist and worked as a Divemaster for years taking people scuba diving and swimming with Humpback Whales. I met my partner through diving and sharing our love of the ocean. I introduced him to diving in Australia and there was an instant connection when we first met but I wasn’t sure that he was interested in me. We always admired one another and enjoyed diving together. They say things happen in divine timing…almost 5 years later I went out Latin dancing with some friends one night and he noticed and asked me why I didn’t invite him? It didn’t click that he was Colombian and could dance!!! So I asked him on a date to come dancing with me. We went out for dinner and afterwards walked along my favourite beach under the moonlight. He took my hand, played some Latin music and danced with me and kissed me under the full moon at midnight! It was the most beautiful experience, like straight out of a fairytale and he later confessed he’d had a crush on me the moment he met me! We are still together to this day and love exploring the ocean together 💕 if I were the lucky winner I would pick the ‘Sand Dollar Pearl and Mother of Pearl Stud Earrings – Gold Fill’ these are absolutely stunning and would make me feel like the ultimate ocean goddess 😍😍😍
Such a beautiful story! My love story is about my husband and I. We met and fell in love when we were just 17 and 18 years old, we’ve been together now for almost 11 years. Some people search for a long time to find their soul mate, I feel so blessed we crossed paths when we did. I love that we met so young, because not only do we get to grow old together but we have also grown up together. There is nothing quite as special as that! We have kicked some huge life goals as individuals and as a couple, and I can’t imagine not sharing every moment with him. We’ve now been married for 3 years, had our first child together, our gorgeous son who is about to turn one, and our love story continues to unfold. I’m so grateful for our life together!
If I were to win, the first piece I would purchase to add to my collection would be the pearl chocker necklace. I absolutely love my Lunarsea pieces, I purchased them to wear at my engagement party, and still continue to wear today xxx
The day me and my best friend took off in our van, named Love, and left our home town, taking the road of the unknown. This van is my greatest love story to date, the feelings of love and happiness she brought us and all the secret waterholes and all the connections we made. this is a story I’ll never forget. Between me and my best friend she was packed to the brim with our favourite clothes and jewels, my castaway earrings have travelled all over Oz and around the world, they make me feel like the true mermaid. I hope to treasure them forever and one day pass them onto my future children.
Forgot to add…I live in my Lunarsea pieces, and so does my daughter! I think my favourite up to date piece is the gold fill scallop necklace and the castaway scalllop and pearl earrings. What I wear daily is the gold fill cone shell necklace and sand dollar gold fill earrings 🧜🏼♀️
Thank you so much for sharing your wedding story! Yay, a decade! Congratulations! We recently celebrated our 10 years wedding anniversary too. Our love story is quite unusual and I believe a great love story. We met 11 years ago at the Bali Spirit Festival, we were at the same yoga class and we both had the same camera. My now husband noticed the camera and came to talk about it. And that’s was that. I only told him my name. He left to go home to Australia, I went back to Europe (I didn’t even tell him where I was from), and one day, I got an e-mail, from the guy with the camera! One of my friends had a yoga clothing brand and had an add in the booklet of the festival and I was on the photo. He saw it and thought, that’s that girl!! So he e-mailed the company, and they forwarded his e-mail to me! So after a couple of months of e-mailing he said he is going to come over to Bulgaria, (that’s where I am from) to see me! And the rest is history! We have been married 10 years, two beautiful children and a dog! 🦋❤️
My greatest love story is the one with myself! Falling in love with myself has been one of my biggest missions over the last 2 years and l have been showing up for myself even when l don’t really always want too. A rewarding but equally challenging love story that’s yet to be completed.🤠 The first piece l would grab would be the sun pearl necklace but honestly everything is beautiful. My favourite piece to date is the green agate choker I get a lot of compliments on that one and l feel and look pretty cool wearing it if l don’t say so myself.😊
My happiest love story was when I met my ex, at a festival in Busselton. Although he is my ex now we are still very good friends and are grateful for our years spent together.
Another that comes to mind is how my grandparents met, Grandad told me recently when I went back to NZ, that they met out dancing and he thought she was a good dancer and he fell for her eyes.
My ex is who bought me my first lunarsea jewellery! The gold hoop pearl also earrings and I have never stopped wearing them.
If I won this giveaway I think the first things I would love to have are the sand dollar hoops but it’s hard to choose I love everything.