Wedding bells for Innaloo business owners


Paul Watters and Lisa Guthrie-Watters with marriage celebrant Kylee Payne.
Paul Watters and Lisa Guthrie-Watters with marriage celebrant Kylee Payne.

IT is a love story fitting for a romantic movie.

Paul Watters and Lisa Guthrie-Watters’ romance blossomed after he opened Cup & Co cafe in Innaloo three doors down from her hairdressing salon in November 2015.

About five months later they became a couple and last week, were married at a friend’s property in Wanneroo.

Mrs Guthrie-Watters said the proposal came as a surprise.

“Paul and I had the morning off work to run some errands and decided to go for a walk along the beach, and Paul said, ‘I went to see your dad last night’,” she said.

“I said, ‘What, why?’ and he said, ‘Because I wanted to know how he would feel about us getting married,” and Paul then pulled out a ring which he had made without me knowing.”

The local business community has been a huge part of the Stirling couple’s relationship.

“With our two businesses next to each other we are able to be close as well as help each other’s businesses with word of mouth,” she said.

They even asked their client and marriage celebrant Kylee Payne to officiate their wedding.

“As a marriage celebrant, my current routine before wedding ceremonies is to call into Cup & Co, buy my coffee and a delicious treat from Paul, then go for my hair appointment with Lisa,” Ms Payne said.

“A few months ago, as Paul handed me my coffee, he asked if I was available on Sunday, April 15, as he and Lisa would love for me to be their marriage celebrant. Of course, I agreed.”

Though their personal lives have combined there are no plans for business mergers yet.

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