25th May, 2021 | by Alera
Dried palms combined with luscious blush roses, this week’s White Lily bride Bec and husband Zac celebrated their love with the most stunning setup at Sirromet Winery. After living in almost the same suburb, studying the same degree at the same uni, Bec and Zac finally got introduced to each other by a mutual friend: “We were meant to meet somehow.” A few years later, the Brisbane couple is onto the next chapter of their lives.
“Zac took me to Noosa on our dating anniversary. He told me were going to dinner. Next thing I knew, he walked me over to the beach, where a beautiful boho luxe tepee was set up with cushions, fairy lights, candles, rugs, chocolate, wine, fruit, nibbles, etc. He proposed on the beach in our favourite little spot.”
Wedding Style and Decor
“Chic, classic & timeless with a touch of boho luxe” were Bec’s words upon asking what best described the style of her wedding. Instead of focusing on one particular style, Bec and Zac found a balance between soft, classic elegance, and rustic yet luxe boho touches. Why settle with one theme, if you can make both work? Their palm leaf arches for their ceremony were the perfect contrast to the couple’s selection of white and blush flower arrangements. Surrounded by wine barrels and fairy lights, Bec and Zac’s nearest and dearest were able to enjoy the warmest and most welcoming atmosphere. Despite their postponed wedding date, Bec enjoyed every moment of putting together her dream wedding day; her advice to future brides is to just enjoy the process: “…It all goes so quick. Soak everything up along the way.”
Thousands of beads combined with the most form-fitting silhouette, NICKY by Enzoani was the perfect match for Bec: “I felt so beautiful.” The plunging V as well as the low back created the most elevated look and tied in perfectly with the elegant theme of the day. Upon asking Bec what made her White Lily experience special for her, she emphasised our caring team of stylists: “The girls!! they’re all so incredible & made me, my mum and my MOH feel so welcome & comfortable.”
When planning their wedding, Bec and Zac’s biggest focus was on their photographer and videographer: “Photos and videos are things that last forever & can be passed on to our future family.” White Fox Studios nailed it with their gorgeous images, capturing every moment in the most beautiful way. One memory that Bec particularly cherishes was the moment she hopped out of the limo “to see my best friend down the aisle waiting for me…” Thanks to White Fox Studios Bec and Zac (and us) will be able to relive that moment over and over again.
Mr. and Mrs.
Complete the sentence: Being married means: officially starting life with my best friend as one. Now that Bec and Zac have moved onto the next chapter of their lives, Bec’s favourite thing about being married is: “Knowing that I’ve started a whole new chapter of my life with the person I love the most.”
Scroll down to see all images from Bec’s special day!
Venue: Sirromet Winery
Photographer: White Fox Studios
Florist: Julie Vine
Cake: Petite Crumb
Hair: Millie Hair Stylist
Makeup: Izzie Thomas Makeup
Bridesmaid dresses: Avery The Label
Transportation: Brisbane Limos
Celebrant: Roxy Celebrant
18th May, 2021 | by Alera
For the first time ever, White Lily Couture is hosting the Daisy 2021 trunk show here in Brisbane! Our 2021 brides can get excited for versatile styles, that allow them to feel their most comfortable selves on their wedding day.
Daisy does wedding dresses differently.
Daisy by Katie Yeung is designed to suit a range of body shapes, personalities, and styles: “We don’t do boring. We don’t do tacky. We don’t try to push you into something you’re not comfortable in. We’re all about wearable, affordable wedding dresses that make you feel like your most beautiful, most comfortable self.” Their simplistic and sleek bridal gowns are elegant, yet playful and will allow you to shine your brightest self on your special day.
Daisy will be in store from the 24th of May to the 12th of June. Click below to book your appointment and save 15% off your dream wedding dress order! We can’t wait to see you.
Say Yes to your Daisy Dress during the Designer Showcase and save 15% off your order!
DAISY BY KATIE YEUNG 2021 TRUNK SHOW
24th May 2021 – 12th June 2021
15% off all DAISY orders!
Looking for more options? Don’t miss our upcoming Daisy Trunk Show dedicated exclusively to brides with CURVES! 12th – 26th June 2021
18th May, 2021 | by Alera
They say the way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach, which is why it is no surprise that this week’s White Lily bride’s first date a Max Brenner was a winner. A few years later, Emma and Josh finally got to celebrate their love with 70 of the Brisbane couple’s nearest and dearest at their stunning Summergrove Estate dream wedding.
Tell us the deets – Who proposed and how?
We love a good proposal story and this one sure is one to remember. Our White Lily couple had just climbed a mountain top in Wanaka, New Zealand when Josh pulled out a handmade anime storybook of the two of them: “We sat down on top of the mountain and he read the book to me. The last page said will you marry me!” Romantic and crafty, we love it!
Elegant with a Pop of Peach
A venue so sleek and elegant doesn’t need much to impress, which is why Emma’s choice of decor was kept simple yet elegant. Peachy orchids with hints of blush seemed to be the perfect fit for Summergrove Estate’s stunningly beautiful and natural backdrop. Their chapel featured floral arbours framing the endless mountain views, accompanied by subtle and modern touches. The elegant theme was carried through to Emma and Josh’s reception, where white candles and thoughtful bits and bops created a warm and beautiful atmosphere.
Wedding Planning Advice from the Bride
“Try not to stress over the little things! People go to your wedding to see you get married and celebrate with you, they’re not looking at the small things.”
Memories to Cherish
Captured by the talented Kirk Willcox, Emma’s favourite memory was walking towards Josh, just moments before saying their ‘I dos’. “The moment they opened the doors for my dad and I to walk in, was the most memorable part! I could see my future husband smiling at me and our loved ones reactions! We shed a few tears during the ceremony.”
Complete the sentence: Being married means having a best friend to make life long memories together.
Stunned by its quality fabrics and unique design, Emma found her dream bridal gown in MIMI by Enzoani: “My favourite feature was the lace train, so beautiful! I also loved how the buttons lined by back and continued to the end of the train. The lace and crepe material was so unique and elegant. Perfect!! I went to Skilled Stitches and she did a perfect job with taking the hem up and altering the size.”
After saying yes to the dress, Emma walked away from White Lily as happy as ever: “The ladies at White Lily were so helpful. They picked out a few dresses for me, and I chose one as my wedding dress. I didn’t think I liked the crepe style, however, as soon as I tried it on I knew it was the one.” We were absolutely blown away when Emma’s images were sent our way; we couldn’t have been happier when seeing her shine on her special day.
As newly married couple, Emma and Josh are now excited to start their own family. “It’s so nice to just enjoy married life with no more planning!”
Scroll down to see all images from Emma’s special day!
Venue: Summergrove Estate
Photographer: Kirk Willcox
Florist: Daisy & Co
Cake: Emma and Josh’s family friend
Hair: Fox’s Lane Styling
Makeup: Moksha Makeup
Bridesmaid dresses: Pilgrim
Seamstress: Skilled Stitches
10th May, 2021 | by Alera
It was love at first swipe for this week’s White Lily bride Sarah and her husband Lee. From the dating app bumble to her husband-to-be’s bumblebee socks on their big day, we were swept away by their beautiful love story.
A Royal Proposal
“We were on holiday in Norway and decided to walk from our hotel along the Oslo fjord to the Viking Ship Museum (we love hiking together). In Norway, you can walk through properties as long as you are respectful and close the gates so we walked through the royal family’s summer palace garden and stopped at a small table and chairs overlooking the water. He proposed there and I must have cried for about five minutes straight before I was able to give him an answer”
Timeless Howard Smith Wharves Reception
When planning their wedding, Sarah and Lee “didn’t have a set theme in mind,” but knew that they wanted to keep things timeless. Through soft pinks and neutral tones, they brought to life a modern classic dream for their Howard Smith Wharves wedding.
Sarah’s Favourite Wedding Vendors
The Baker Boys Band, Mrs Gibbons Flowers, and Simply Divine Occasions exceeded Sarah and Lee’s expectations! The band went above and beyond for the reception with their live music and DJ that had everyone out of their seats. “They really made the atmosphere amazing!” Mrs Gibbons Flowers were incredibly responsive and catered to every request, bringing each venue to life with their lush floral arrangements. “The flowers were so stunning we’ve decided to get some preserved.” Another stand out was the talented Natasha from Simply Divine Occasions. “Her cakes are to die for and we kept eating cake after our wedding day.”
The First Dance
“It’s hard to pick one part of the day, but I’d have to say our first dance to the song ‘Dreams’ by The Cranberries. We took dance lessons in the lead up and it was so much fun getting to show off our new moves. The Baker Boys Band learned and performed this for us which made it really special.”
One Gown, Three Looks
Sarah said yes to JOVANI by Stella York and along with her White Lily consultant and the team at Ella Moda, she took her wedding dress to the next level by creating three different looks! For her ceremony, she created a timeless off-the-shoulder gown by wrapping a band of the same fabric across her bust and arms. “It was perfect.” For the reception, she took off the band and added the CHER overskirt by Rosa Clara. With tiered tulle, it is the ultimate wow factor, and gave Sarah “the princess feeling”. “Everyone loved it and thought I’d completely changed dresses. I loved how I felt in my dress! The specialist advice I received at White Lily made my look completely unique. I couldn’t have done without the guidance, I would never have considered the options without my consultant’s help.”
When asked if she had any advice for couples planning their big day, Sarah recommended scheduling ten minutes alone together at some stage on the wedding day. “It goes by so quickly and having ten minutes just the two of us allowed us to stop, enjoy the moment and take it all in.”
Navigating a Covid Wedding
Sarah and Lee took planning a wedding during Covid in their stride. Although they had to postpone, they were so glad they did and made the most out of the extra time to plan. “My advice would be to invite only the people you truly want there on the day. We had limited numbers we could seat inside due to Covid which made things tricky (as we made the call not to have anyone seated outside) but on the day it meant we could take time to speak with everyone, get photos with them and really enjoy everyone’s company.”
Now that you have moved onto the next chapter of your life, what is your favourite thing about being married?
“I love that nothing has changed.”Scroll down to view all photos from Sarah’s special day.Ceremony: St Cecilia’s Church, HamiltonFlorist: Mrs Gibbons Flowers
Cake: Simply Divine Occasions
Hair: The Beauty Case
Makeup & Tans: Perrior Make up & Beauty Bar
Bridesmaid dresses: Bridesmaids Only
Suits: Groom: The Cloakroom & InStitchu
Rings: Tiffany & CoStationery: Laura Elizabeth DesignAlterations & customisation: Ella Moda AlterationsBand: Baker Boys BandHarpist: Tijana KozarcicNails: Sugar Nails & Beauty
7th May, 2021 | by Celine
Working in the wedding industry has its perks. Not only do we get to dress our gorgeous brides for their special day, but we also get to work with a group of amazing wedding industry professionals, who all work their magic to make wedding dreams come true. Connecting as a business and creating bonds with other wedding vendors helps us to understand our industry from all angles. It’s almost a holistic approach to making the perfect day truly perfect. We team up, we bond, and we create; but most importantly, we share meaningful insights into what our brides truly want for their 2021 and 2022 weddings.
A First For Us, With Many To Come
Last Wednesday, the 28th of April, we hosted our very first ‘What’s The Tea – A Conversation with WLC’ networking evening. Understanding that networking events can be daunting, to say the least, we created a concept based on genuine conversations, comfort, and honest thoughts. A place to sit back, relax, and have a meaningful chat. It was all about connecting with other businesses, sharing each other’s ups and downs, and passing on key learnings from everyone’s wedding industry journey. And all of that whilst sipping on cocktails provided by the girls from Mr Consistent and demolishing delicious cupcakes from Petal and Peach.
A huge thank you goes out to AVIDEAS, who turned our cozy boutique into the perfect ‘sips & dips’ location – Their dining setup from The Boxd Society tied in perfectly with the rest of our decor and created a truly magical atmosphere. Another special thank you goes out to Tahlia and Jesse from Wylde Folk Studio, who captured the evening, so we could share our memories with all of you.
Your Wedding Vendor Shortcut
Last Wednesday night truly was an evening to remember and we couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Not only did we get to connect with some amazing businesses but we also get to share a list of approved wedding vendors for you:
Table & Chair Hire: AVIDEAS
Dining Tablescape Hire: The Boxd Society
Celebrant: Married By Luke
Photographer: Wylde Folk Studio
Cake: Petal and Peach Bakery
Cocktails / Bar Service: Mr Consistent
Florist: Maddie Jayde Floral Design
Wedding Invitations: September Creative
Calligraphy: The Pleasantry
Makeup: Ellie Ross MUA
Bridal Gifts: The Bridal Box Co.
Guess what? We will be hosting ‘What’s The Tea’ on an ongoing basis. YAY!
So, What’s The Tea? Shoot us an email to be part of our next event and to share your knowledge with other passionate industry professionals: firstname.lastname@example.org