WARRNAMBOOL couple Jason Davis and Samantha Bedson will have no excuse when it comes to remembering their wedding anniversary in years to come after they tie the knot tomorrow.
The couple have their Valentine’s Day celebrations well and truly organised, having set their wedding date months ago for what is traditionally the most romantic day of the year.
The pair will marry at a venue in Wallington, near Ocean Grove, celebrating with 130 family and friends. And although it sounds romantic to be married on Valentine’s Day, it wasn’t something they planned.
“We wanted a Friday wedding because we liked the idea of going away and having people stay for the weekend so we could spend more time with them,” Samantha said.
“The place where we’re having it, The Barn, the last Friday they had left was the 14th of Feb. It was ‘we’ll take that’ and (then) ‘oh, it’s Valentines Day’. Everyone’s like ‘it’s so romantic’ and we were just like ‘yeah’.”
Her fiance swears it’s the truth.
“I’ve already got grief for it and I was like ‘I honestly didn’t really plan it’, and people are like ‘yeah sure, as if you didn’t plan it’,” Jason said.
“But I’ll take it. It will be my anniversary now so I’m sorted. If I forget I’m in big trouble,” he laughed.
The couple met through mutual friends more than three years ago at a chiropractic seminar in Melbourne which Samantha, then a student, and Jason, a practising chiropractor, attended.
“Georgia (Samantha’s friend) introduced us just after the seminar. It was really cool. We met, we hung out a couple of days down the track and haven’t looked back,” Jason said.
The pair had a long-distance relationship, travelling between Melbourne and Warrnambool until Samantha graduated from university and moved to Warrnambool in November 2012 to fill a vacant chiropractor position at the Davis family clinic in Timor Street.
Two months later, Jason proposed.