19th May, 2020 | by Alera
Simone and Jeremy’s timeless and elegant wedding could have leapt straight out of the pages of Vogue. However, it wasn’t the details of the day, but the couple’s love and commitment that truly shone.
Their romance and courtship was what one might call a slow burn. It took almost a year after friending each other online to start their relationship. Simone recalls how they first came to meet”
“Way back in December 2016, I convinced my girlfriend Lucy to join me for a Friday afternoon wine at a local bar in Teneriffe, Sixes & Sevens, so I could vent about the string of dating disasters I’d had lately and that there didn’t seem to be any nice guys out there.
Before long Lucy and I had found ourselves talking to a group of guys, Jeremy arrived a bit later in the night to meet them as he was working late. He says he wanted to talk more to me, but apparently I was giving off a very strong ‘go away, not into you’ vibe. I also thought he was not interested. We went our separate ways that night with barely more than a few sentences exchanged.”
Clearly this wasn’t the case as things unfolded online!
“His friend sent me a FB friend request, and after accepting I flicked through his friends and Jeremy popped up. We became FB friends, and although it took a couple of messages from Jeremy (I forgot to reply – bad I know) we started talking. He was a very patient man, because it took 6 months to go on our first date, and it was 11 months after we first met that we started a relationship!”
Fast forward to 2019 and the couple began planning their wedding. They wanted to focus on creating a special day that reflected both of them as a couple and also wanted to ensure they had covered all their bases covering everything down to the very last detail.
“Our stunning venue Fins at Plantation House was a big part of bringing our vision for the day to life given its location, beautiful spaces and fine food.” Said Simone
We couldn’t help but sit back in awe as we clicked through Simone and Jeremy’s gallery. It was clear the beautiful styling and planning had taken place. A focus on crisp ivory and subtle neutrals lay at the heart of their modern elegant styling.
Simone fell in love in the boutique when she came across the Tatum gown by Australian designer, Zavana Couture. “I loved the mix of old & new Hollywood design.” She said of the full geometric beadwork of the gown. “It was comfortable to wear all day and night and I wish I could have worn it forever.”
She styled her fashion-forward wedding dress with hair in classic waves and bold statement pearl earrings. The bridal party matched perfectly with bridesmaids in light gold slip dresses and groomsmen in light beige suiting.
However for Simone, it wasn’t all of these gorgeous details that shone brightest – her most memorable part was the look on Jeremy’s face (get ready for immeasurable warm fuzzy feelings!).
“I will also never forget the elated smile that Jeremy had on his face all day when he looked at me as we had our photos together.
Another really special moment was just before sunset when we entered our reception, Jeremy was looking up at the sky and as he looked back down I noticed he was welling up (he will call it dust in his eye) and he said:
‘I can’t believe this day is here and I’ve married you, everything is perfect.’”
Could these two be any sweeter?
Although the onset of Covid19 has dashed their European honeymoon dreams for now, this hasn’t stopped their getaway plans. “We are now looking a couple of mini honeymoons around Australia, possibly North QLD or WA. Or we may wait until they open up travel to NZ or the Pacific Island region and head to Fiji or Cook Islands.”
Simone left us with her golden nuggets of wisdom for those in the midst of their wedding planning journey – and we suggest you take note!
- Don’t panic too much, it all comes together in the end anyway. Small things don’t really matter on the day.
- You can plan as much as you like, but sometimes the plan doesn’t come together so just go with it.
- Sounds cliché, but immerse yourself in experiencing every single second of your wedding day, it will go by in a blur.
- Remember it’s your day, so have the people, the food and the fun that you both love.
See inside their stunning wedding below!
Photographer | Ivy Road Photography
Video | JB Videography
Venue | Fins at Plantation House
Florals | The Electric Rose
Hair | Petula Jade Hairstylist
MUA | Fernando Hervas
Celebrant | Marry me by Somer
Table Decorations | Arctic Fox Weddings
Favours | Coastal Creations Co.
Wedding Cake | Maggie O’Keeffe
Musician | John Veloso
Bridesmaid Dresses | Shona Joy
Earrings | Christie Nicolaides & Ferdinand & Co.
Shoes | Tony Bianco
Suiting | MJ Bale
Wedding Rings | Bakker Diamonds
Photo Booth | Undisposable
DJ | Soren Osterman
16th September, 2019 | by Alera
How we love a good a meeting story – even more so when it could have leapt straight out of a classic rom com film! Mikaela and Nick’s wedding was the stuff of every girl’s childhood dreams!
The pair first met at the gym where Mikaela was a member and Nick was a personal trainer. Mikaela recalls her first sighting of her now, husband fondly, “When I first noticed him I made a comment to Mum about how good looking he was. She joked, saying I should book a session with him and that’s exactly what I did!”
That session clearly went well, as the two hit it off and we’re now sharing their wedding!
Nick cried tears of joy as beautiful bride, Mikaela headed down the aisle to reach him. This was her favourite moment of the day.
4th September, 2018 | by Alera
There is nothing more special than helping a dear friend find the dress of her dreams and then watch her walk the aisle in it. This is what Creative Director Alera, was able to do to celebrate the wedding of Linzie to her husband, Tom in sophisticated style. An absolute dream for any bridal store owner!
The wedding took place in Tasmania at acclaimed Aloft Restaurant overlooking the bay. The couple envisioned a relaxed atmosphere where guests could mingle in a warm and cosy setting. The location provided just the space.
Linzie wore Dravidia, a crepe fitted gown by Pronovias with long flowing train and high neckline. The bride chose to leave the sweeping back open; opting not to wear the detachable beaded back-piece but to air on the side of simplicity. Paired with a bespoke Tania Maras headpiece and classic cathedral veil, her look was both timeless and elegant – a true reflection of her personal style.
The day was all about love, family and commitment as the couple tied the knot in front of loved ones from around the world. Tom’s niece and nephew made special appearances in lieu of a bridal party ensuring a stress-free evening for all who attended. “Seeing Linzie walk down the aisle in a gown I helped her choose was a true privilege for me” said Alera. “She could not have looked a more perfect version of herself if she tried”.
Scroll through the gallery below for more…
Photographer: Acoma Photography
Venue: Aloft Restaurant
Florals: Botanical Hobart
Hair: Agape Hair
Makeup: Liv Rodgers
15th November, 2017 | by Celine
Jahra and Luke’s outback wedding was truly breathtaking and something to behold. Held in the Arcadia Valley of Queensland, the ceremony was the epitome of country chic.
The gorgeous Jahra looked absolutely stunning in Elloise by Mori Lee. The strapless ball gown proved to be the perfect shade of gold/blush to match the stunning landscape. Jahra opted for a loosely swept updo, drop earrings and a short necklace to complete her look.
Jahra loved the lace detail of her dress as well as the amazing skirt! The volume of this beautiful ball gown with the contrasting lace trim really took centre stage.
See all the absolutely amazing photos from their big day down below!