12th July, 2021 | by Alera
Exclusively in Queensland to White Lily Couture, we welcome our new bridal designer Elysian Bridal to the White Lily family.
Elysian’s extravagant designs are made for the fashion-forward bride, who loves to stand out. Their hand-crafted lace and beaded motifs ensure a high-quality feel with the finest fit and form. With their unique designs and impeccable craftsmanship, Elysian Bridal is the perfect addition to our Brisbane bridal boutique.
There is no better way to welcome a new brand, than with a full launch collection preview. You are invited to try on Elysian Bridal’s entire launch collection. Best of all, you save 15% off your dream dress, during the duration of the showcase. Make sure to book your appointment, as spots will fill in quickly.
Elysian Bridal Designer Launch
Exclusively in Queensland
24th July – 22nd August 2021 | Save 15% off your order | Bookings Essential
12th November, 2020 | by Alera
Who, When, Where
Located in one of Queensland’s hidden gems, we put together a styled shoot with some of the most talented vendors, within the wedding industry. The fairytale-like charm at the heritage-listed Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba added to the princess vibes of the shoot and created a unique atmosphere. Looking back on this beautiful March day, we were able to put together something so special, it’s hard to know where to even begin.
Our couture wedding dresses were captured in the most beautiful way by Lauren Olivia Photography. Lauren is an amazing photographer, who just knows how to translate precious moments into the most gorgeous photographs. The lighting and colours on this day were absolutely magical, which resulted in breathtaking imagery. Out of this world would be an understatement.
We also got the chance to work with Wander and Follow Images. Joel created a film, which we will cherish and obsess over forever. You HAVE TO check it out!
When selecting the gowns, we wanted to add a modern twist to the old-world style of this bridal shoot. Working with traditional fabrications like tulle and lace allowed us to incorporate modern designs. LARISA by Pronovias combines a princess-like tulle skirt with modern ruffles. The sheerness of the semi-illusion tulle on ROSSANA also added a modern touch, whilst complementing the classic theme of the day.
What we loved most about this shoot? Something about the style of this shoot felt like it stepped straight out of a Disney film or a classic novel. The kind of wedding you would look back on and still be head-over-heels in love with every choice you made.
Styled with burnished silver, crystal glassware, and spring garden-style florals, this old-world styling felt incredibly romantic and fully realised – allowing the day to center around its true meaning – a celebration of love. Can’t you just picture yourself driving off into the sunset in a classic cream Bentley alongside the tuxedo-clad man of your wildest dreams? We truly can’t stop thinking about this day and would love to do it over, and over, and over again.
Scroll down to view the photos and see for yourself! Aren’t they just beautiful?
Wedding Vendors: Who made the magic happen
Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead
Styled by: Ivy and Bleu Events
Photographer: Lauren Olivia Photography
Videographer: Wander and Follow Images
Florals: Gwen Floral Co.
Makeup: Stephanie G Makeup
Hair: Sarah Neill Hair
Suits: The Cloak Room
Cake: Pepper Berry Cakes
Car: Waratah Limos
Dana Paige Coles (@danapaigecoles and @_danapaige)
Hayden McCrystal (@haydenmccrystal)
23rd July, 2020 | by Celine
Let’s Talk Wedding Invites: 4 Fun Ways To Nail Your Invites in 2021!
Acrylic Wedding Invites
Do you want to stand out from the crowd? With acrylic invites, you are definitely stepping up your game. Your guests will 100% LOVE these! So what even are they and what makes acrylic wedding invites so special?
The wording is printed on the clear acrylic surface, which gives your invites a modern and minimalist, yet unique look. The thick and shatterproof material is extremely sturdy, which means you don’t have to worry about your invites getting ruined in the mail. If you are looking for that “wow factor”, acrylic wedding invites are the way to go.
Downside? They are definitely more expensive than your traditional invites. It really depends on your budget and how much you can spare for your invites. There are less expensive versions like vellum, which is a translucent material but isn’t as thick as acrylic.
It is 2020 – It would be rude not to mention E-invites!
Since technology has become part of pretty much EVERY aspect of our lives, sending paperless wedding invitations is definitely something you should consider.
Instead of printing hundreds of invitations and sending them manually, you now only need to hit a button, and off they go! We’ve already got to deal with a million other things when planning our wedding, so why not stress less about the invites? They are not only more sustainable but also cost less and are way more reliable. Instead of having to worry about your invites getting lost in the mail and people not actually saving the date, you can just re-send reminders and keep everyone in the loop with updates.
P.s. You don’t need to be tech-savvy. There are a number of online providers in Australia that deal with designing your invites and taking care of all other things tech:
Paperless Wedding: Free E-Invites + Wedding Website plans (3-week free trial)
Greenvelope: Effortless Online Invitations and RSVP Tracking
paperlust: Get a free matching wedding website for selected designs.
Only downside: WE LOVE OUR STATIONARY! The feel of holding your wedding invite is definitely something a lot of brides don’t want to miss out on.
Let’s get creative! Calligraphy isn’t only absolutely stunning, but also super fun. We got to work with The Pleasantry, who showed us how to turn words into art. If you are wanting to add a romantic element or dramatic statement, calligraphy invites are just right for you. The hand-lettered calligraphy also makes them extremely personal and unique.
Downside: Calligraphy is time-consuming. If you do them yourself, they can take a long time. Depending on your skills and guest list, you might want to outsource. But even then, most calligraphers schedule two-week turnarounds.
If you are going for the minimalist look, you will probably want to miss out on this one. Boxed wedding invitation scream GLAM! They absolutely stand out from the crowd and give your guests a real feel of what to expect from your wedding day. Nobody is going to want to miss your special day!
Downside: Boxed invitations are definitely not a budget option and you should always keep your increased shipping costs in mind.
Image via Beacon Lane
What is your wedding invitation going to look like?
15th May, 2020 | by Celine
If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the idea of wedding planning right now, why not tackle some manageable tasks while we wait it out in isolation? Have a bit of fun with some of our top suggestions below!
24th April, 2020 | by Celine
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and given the current global situation (yes, the dreaded “C” word) looking for the perfect gift has become considerably more difficult. If you’re anything like us at team White Lily, then I’m sure your usual plans of generations uniting to spend the day together somewhere special need to be reconsidered.
16th April, 2020 | by Celine
In recent weeks, social and physical distancing has completely dampened every plan I had made for the next several months, weekly date nights included.
25th March, 2020 | by Celine
In these uncertain times, we have made the decision to place a hold on all appointments from Monday the 30th of March until the beginning of May. This decision has not been made lightly, but we feel a social responsibility to look after not only our brides, but our staff, their families and our beloved Sunshine State during this time.
26th November, 2019 | by Celine
With the arrival of the festive season, we thought it would be so special to share some of our love and bridal magic with those in need.
That’s why this year we have partnered with The Brisbane Basket Brigade to support some of the most marginalised members of the Brisbane community.
Since 1995, throughout the Christmas season, the Basket Brigade has worked with grassroots organisations to deliver food, clothing, toys and hope to those who need it most – children, the elderly, hungry and homeless.
In support of this amazing charity, with each gown purchased in the month of December, we will be donating a basket’s-worth of essentials and Christmas goodies to a local in need.
15th November, 2019 | by Alera
The newest collection to grace the White Lily racks is one for the free-spirited and the dreamers at heart. A purely bohemian brand that evokes a sense of whimsy and romance – perfect for the relaxed brides of Queensland. Introducing All Who Wander.
Exclusive to White Lily Couture here in Brisbane, this collection combines feminine silhouettes and decadent fabrics to masterfully showcase the female form. As well as the stunning gowns available in store now, the range comes complete with a selection of detachable boheme embellishments including crochet lace cuffs and caplets allowing you to truly personalise your dreamy look.
Schedule an appointment today and snag one of the first appointments worldwide to try this beautiful new range for yourself. You too could fall madly in love with All Who Wander…
11th October, 2019 | by Celine
The arrival of Australia’s very first official Pronovias 2020 Trunk Show marks an exciting new chapter for the label’s new collection. Join us in store between October 25 and November 2 to try the new season collection hot off the runway and save 15% on your dreamy Pronovias gown!
Having just landed on our shores, the Pronovias 2020 collection puts a sparkling twist on the Spanish label’s signature timeless aesthetic. Think chic luxe crepes paired with shimmering beading and subtle feminine detailing.
During the Trunk Show, you will have the opportunity to try a selection of additional 2020 collection gowns sent to us from Pronovias. These gowns will be available to try for a limited time only before they are returned to the designer and no longer available in the boutique. If you’re feeling a little unsure about your style, this is the perfect time to book your appointment and have a taste of the extended range!
This exciting event and amazing offer of 15% off also includes Pronovias Atelier – the label’s stunning luxury range.
3rd September, 2019 | by Celine
20th August, 2019 | by Alera
An Australian bridal label like no other – introducing Wedding Societe.
Designed in Australia for the bohemian, yet ultra feminine bride, the Wedding Societe Showcase collection separates itself from traditional bridal wear with its free-spirited approach to style. The range features bold design elements with lashings of three-dimensional lace and whispers of soft tulle for a uniquely modern twist.
The label focuses on delivering the highest quality luxury fabrics and finishes, while boasting an extremely reasonable price point. This label truly is a Queensland bride’s dream – and one you don’t want to miss out on!
The Wedding Societe showcase will find its home amongst the White Lily Couture racks for a limited time only from August 24 to September 7. This showing also offers a one-time-only discount of 15% off the entire range!
Book your appointment below to secure your space during the showcase with one of our expert bridal consultants.