14th December, 2020 | by Alera
Imagine walking down the aisle and looking at your future husband, whilst your favourite song is playing in the background. Cassie & Mitch’s wedding was raw, romantic, and filled with intimate moments.
What started off as a flirt online, soon became a much stronger bond. Sure enough, the couple realised that their journey was meant to last a lifetime. Once engaged, Cassie wanted to make sure that their big day aligned with the couple’s style. Therefore, she said it was extremely important to her to find vendors who understood Cassie and Mitch’s style. She also said it was important they were within close range to their wedding venue: “I didn’t realise until later how much easier everything was finding vendors that were local to our venue, it made for such an easy process.”
Speaking of which, our bride of the week most certainly had to battle with Covid restrictions this year. In the end, Cassie managed to finalise her plans only two weeks before the wedding. Since the couple was set on keeping their wedding date, they had to change venues three times: “We had three completely different plans ranging from a casual park wedding in Kingscliff, NSW. To a small beach ceremony on the Gold Coast to our final plan that didn’t eventuate until 2 weeks before our day.” We can’t even begin to imagine what her stress levels must have been at…
Luckily enough, the restrictions lifted just in time. In the end, their guests from Brisbane and Sydney were allowed to attend Cassie and Mitch’s wedding. Thank you, universe.
When choosing her dress, Cassie wanted to ensure that ‘The One’ reflected who she was. Cassie fell in love with MINI by Nicole Milano: “My dress was my absolute dream style, the lace and glitter was me to a tee. Glam!! Plus it hugged all my curves in the best way & I added a detachable tulle wing veil to top it off.”
Upon asking our bride of the week what her favourite part of visiting our Brisbane bridal boutique was, she said that she loved having the support from her sisters. Seeing them sitting in our “gorgeous pink chaise lounge, drinking champagne” as Cassie showed them each dress was truly special. She reminisces about their reactions and also remembers feeling comfortable: “The staff are so professional, I had Francesca help me find my dress and I could not recommend her more, as a plus-sized woman she made me feel so comfortable which was a worry of mine leading up to the appointment.”
Cassie’s advice to future brides is short and sweet: Don’t let all the wedding buzz get in the way! “…at the end of the day it is about the two of you marrying each other, everything else after that is a bonus!”
The couple is now ready to continue their new chapter as husband and wife. Cassie and Mitch are looking forward to renovating their dream home and slowly building a family together.
Scroll down to see all photos from Cassie’s wedding day!
Venue: Osteria Weddings, Casuarina NSW
Photographer: Figtree Pictures
Videographer: Wild Creative Media
Florist: Alanah Cherie Floristry
Stylist: Bliss & Willow
Cake: Sweet Art Creations
Hair: Natalie Lucas
Makeup: Natalie Lucas
Bridesmaid dresses: White Fox Boutique
Suits: Groom (Johnny Bigg) & Groomsmen (Tarocash)
Cars/ Transportation: Frank from Pull Up VIP
Welcome Sign – The Parker Effect
Musician – Maddy Zanatta
7th July, 2020 | by Alera
It was the intimacy that made their special day unforgettable. White Lily bride Hannah and Adrian’s wedding day was filled with laughter, joy, and endless love.
From high school friends to partners for life – Hannah and her husband Adriaan’s journey began way back in year 8, when they were placed in the same class together. As their friendship formed throughout the years, Hannah and Adrian went to year 12 formal together and finally started dating not long after graduation. High school sweethearts in a nutshell!
As COVID19 struck, Hannah and Adriaan’s initial plans of having their big white wedding with 120 guests was cancelled. However, waiting around wasn’t an option for the both of them. ”After a lot of thought we decided we didn’t want to wait any longer to be married and moved forward with 16/05/2020 and the restrictions were lifted to 10 guests the night before so our immediate families could come!”
In the end, it was the intimacy that made their wedding day unforgettable. They moved the wedding to Adriaan’s parents farm, where they celebrated by a fire and created memories they will cherish forever. “It was just about us wanting to be married and not all the big stresses of a normal wedding.” Can it get any more romantic?
When Hannah came to White Lily, all the the stress and anxiety from moving her wedding forward vanished. “Lisa was so kind and caring and just made the experience very enjoyable… The whole process was faultless and I’m very thankful to White Lily! ”
Although, Hannah didn’t initially want to try on GENEVA by Stella York, she ended up saying yes, as soon as she saw how beautifully it fit. “I love that it was really beautiful in its design, it wasn’t in your face but it had so many small details in the lace and bedding.” Hannah ended up looking absolutely stunning in her dress.
Given the stressful times Hannah was put through, she was able to give one major piece of advice: Don’t stress about the small things! “Before the wedding got cancelled I was so stressed about flower placement and how many canapés etc but once it wasn’t possible to have the big wedding it just put it all in perspective! It’s about you and your partner getting married and sharing that special moment together.” Sometimes we just need to rewind and think about what truly matters. In the end it’s all about the love, isn’t it?
Initially, the couple planned to spend their honeymoon on Hamilton Island; however, they decided to postpone their plans to next year. “…we just ended up spending two nights in Maleny together in a little cabin which was very romantic and sweet.” Although things didn’t go as planned, the freshly married couple is beyond excited to spend the rest of their lives exploring and having fun together.
White Lily bride Hannah really shows us, that no matter what curve balls get thrown at you, true love always wins.
Scroll down to see photos from Hannah and Adriaan’s special day!
Photographer: Nevermist photography
Florist: Gwen Floral Co
Cake: Jocelyn’s provisions
Suits: Hallenstein Brothers
Bridesmaids: Forever New
1st July, 2020 | by mediachip
White Lily bride Sheree and Greg’s church wedding exuded opulence and a true love. Their wedding was surrounded by their family and friends, stunning art-deco detailing and a modern elegance.
Sharing an epic love story, the pair met in Brisbane through mutual friends the weekend before Sheree moved across the country to Perth. Sparks flew from this initial meeting and after moving to WA, Sheree and Greg stayed in contact almost daily for three months online before Sheree decided she needed to move back to QLD. So Greg flew over to Perth to rescue his true love and from there, the pair drove from Perth back to Brisbane together and haven’t been apart since. “It was the best decision I have ever made,” Sheree says. Talk about true love!
Uniting at the beautiful St John Vianny’s Catholic Church in Manly, Sheree and Greg prioritised their guests feeling loved in their wedding planning. “I really just wanted everyone to have an amazing day with us and to have all our friends and family together” Sheree explains. “We were just both so excited to be getting married to each other.” The stunning church architecture of St John Vianny’s was the perfect location to say I DO for the couple, before moving from Manly to the CBD for for their sit-down reception at MIRRA events.
Coming to White Lily Couture after recommendation from her maid of honour and best friend, Sheree found wedding-dress shopping easy. “There were so many gorgeous dresses at White Lily but as soon as I put my dress on, I knew that this was exactly what I was looking for.”
Sheree stunned in Pronovias’ Eithel gown, a mermaid gown crafted in delicate lace and tulle, hugging in all the right places and finishing with a long, sophisticated train. “I absolutely adored my wedding gown. I had always wanted full lace and the cut on this particular gown suited my body shape perfect.” She effortlessly styled her bridal look by adding spaghetti straps to her dress and wearing jaw-dropping chandelier earrings from Brisbane jeweler, Christie Nicolaides.
Her favourite moment of the big day? “Walking down the aisle and seeing the look in Greg’s face as he was standing at the altar waiting for me.” What more could you want?
Offering words of wisdom to future brides and couples, Sheree emphasises the need to focus this during your wedding planning. “At the end of the day, the most important thing is that you marry your partner, the little things and details at the time seem important, but really, your guests won’t even be aware if something hasn’t turned out exactly how you had planned. ”
Post-nuptials, the pair enjoyed their dream honeymoon in Europe, exploring Malta, Tuscany and Nice for three weeks. “It was the most perfect, relaxing honeymoon and the trip of my life!” Looking excitedly to the future together, two is becoming three! “We are currently expecting our first baby at the end of June!!”
See how their big day unfolded below!
VendorsVenues: Church: St John Vianny’s Catholic Church, Manly & Mirra Events
Photographer: Figtree Photography
Videographer: Dreamlife Wedding Photos and Video
Florist: Pollen Weddings and Events
Cake: Katie Brown
Caterer: Mirra Events
Hair: Aurum Bride
Makeup: Kate Devlin
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy...
6th July, 2020 | by Alera
For the bride who radiates confidence, global glamour and impeccable style, there’s Martina Liana – the embodiment of the modern bride. White Lily Couture is thrilled to be welcoming this iconic Australian label to our collection from 18th July 2020.
Showcasing couture craftsmanship, every cut, every embellishment, every consideration of a Martina Liana design is made with one idea in mind: to create unforgettable and everlasting bridal couture which follows their brides’ love stories. Blending a couture feel with quality with exquisite design, White Lily are so excited to be soon showing this Australian bridal label.
Dressed in show-stopping detailing, when you select a Martina Liana creation, you wear something far more than just a wedding dress. You make a statement. One that exemplifies the style, the attitude and the elegance of the bride, and the woman, you are. With launching this new collection, White Lily are showcasing a Brisbane-exclusive Martina Liana Trunk Show from 18th – 25th July 2020.
Receive 15% off Martina Liana orders during the Showcase and celebrate the collection with us in the boutique! Book your Bridal Appointment for the Martina Liana Launch now to find your dream couture dress!
MARTINA LIANA 2020 LAUNCH AND TRUNK SHOW
18th – 25th of July 2020
15% off all Martina Liana orders
Photography: Linzie Russo Photography
Hair: Sarah Neill Hair
Makeup: Boudoir Blush Beauty & Makeup
Flowers: New England Flower Co.
Model: Danielle Palmer
9th June, 2020 | by mediachip
Clare and Jordan’s wedding exuded a sense of relaxed sophistication and unique flavour of fun. The couple’s vibrant bohemian Byron wedding featured bold colours and personal touches unlike any other.
White Lily bride, Clare had her eye on the venue for years. Fig Tree Byron Bay set the scene for Clare & Jordan’s big day, Clare explaining “I had seen Fig Tree Restaurant on Instagram years ago and known that it was where I wanted to get married.
The couple gave the iconic space their own personal flair with an abundant array of bold pink and orange florals encircling them at the end of the aisle. They continued these bold and beautiful blooms into their bridal bouquets, as well as a delicate selection of blossoms adoring Clare’s hair.
The abundance of floral details paired perfectly with Clare’s bohemian beauty-style wedding dress. “As soon as I put it on I knew that it was the one.” She said of her Ashley gown from Noosa designer, Erin Clare. “Erin was so amazing to work with and she brought my dream dress and veil to life!”
“I thought I wanted a plain dress with a big tulle skirt. I ended up choosing a sequinned, tight-fitting dress!” The gorgeous gown features luxe white sequins, fine straps and side split.
The couple celebrated their love in a stunning outdoor ceremony with friends and family.
“We wanted a simple, relaxed, fun ceremony. We didn’t have any readings but our celebrant Michelle did an amazing job of telling our love story to our family and friends. We wrote our vows as we wanted to make realistic promises to each other that related to our relationship and what we want from our marriage. We were able to hug and whisper to each other throughout the ceremony and this made us feel loved, happy and comfortable. Our ceremony was a highlight of our day.”
Following a lovely sit-down dinner with their guests, Clare and Jordan headed out underneath the stars to continue their celebrations.
The first dance? Utterly romantic says Clare. “Our first dance was outside, underneath a grapevine and fairy lights, surrounded by our family and friends. We wanted a classic song that wouldn’t go out of style – we chose ‘Stand By Me’ by Ben E King.”
See more from their relaxed and vibrant wedding in the gallery below!
Photographer: Figtree Pictures
Venue: Fig Tree Byron Bay
Planner: Byron Bay Weddings
MUA: The Luxe Beauty Co
Hair: Sinead Marian Hair
Flowers: Wilderness Flowers
Furniture: The Wedding Shed
Celebrant: Michelle Shannon
Grooms Attire: MJ Bale
Robes: Le Rose
28th April, 2020 | by Alera
When Don temporarily moved to the Sunshine Coast from Canada to attend a few close friends weddings, he had no idea it would lead to his own. With plans to return home, they were quickly cancelled after meeting his now wife Kristen at a Sunshine Coast bar. However, for this couple it wasn’t the big and extravagant wedding they had planned due to the current regulations surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Instead, this couple eloped in an intimate and simple ceremony at the Sunshine Beach Surf Club.
Flashback to a month ago, Kristen and Don were in the final stages of preparing for their big day when the new federal regulations were issued. With a lot of mixed feelings, the couple considered eloping, but that wasn’t without rebate. “I had a lot of mixed feelings about this as I really wanted to have the big day I had been planning for over a year, and most importantly I wanted my family and closest friends to be a part of it,” Kristen said.
“We actually postponed the wedding and made an announcement that our wedding would be held in a year’s time, sharing with everyone the new date,” she said.
Three days prior to their original wedding day, the couple rang their celebrant and decided to tie the knot and elope. “We have kept our new date for next year and plan on having a huge party will all our guests at the same venue,” she said, “I’ll wear my dress again, and I’ll be the lucky lady who gets to wear it twice and still be with the same man.”
The most memorable moment of their special day was the sharing of their vows. “They were so personal and intimate. We didn’t have to worry about anyone else listening to them so it definitely took away some of the nerves,” she said.
Like many other couples eloping in these times where social distancing is required, they still wanted to share in the celebrations with family and friends. “We set up a live stream via Zoom for our immediate family and our bridal party,” she said, “It was so great as they all felt a part of our special day.”
“Our celebrant contacted our parents and asked them to write something special that he could read and share with us at the ceremony, making it super personal and had us all in tears – the celebrant included,” she said.
Kristen wore a Made with Love bridal gown featuring lacing. “I was obsessed with the 3D lace effect on the dress,” she said, “I just knew it was the one from my first appointment.”
When asked to share advice with other couples looking to elope or scale-back their wedding during the pandemic, Kristen said:
“The only advice that I would give that I didn’t really take into account was the quality of the live streaming for the ceremony. Although my family and friends who Zoomed in and watched were so happy to see it, they couldn’t hear what was being said as we only streamed via the mobile phone app. This didn’t bother us but if that’s important to you I’d suggest maybe looking into other programs or devices to record.
Just remember that the day is all about you and your partner and it will make you embrace the moment.”
Now married, Kristen and Don look forward to buying a house and starting their own little family. “One great thing to come from our elopement is that we saved a lot of money which will set us up a lot quicker than we had initially planned.”
Venue: Sunshine Beach Surf Club
Photographer: Kayla Temple Photography
Florist: The Orange Blossom
Stylist: Made to Match (she will be styling the party next year)
Cake: One of my dear friends surprised me with a home made cake which was really beautiful
Caterer: My now-husband’s boss paid for us to pick up some take away pizza and some of their finest red wine from a local Italian restaurant called Cinque Terre
Hair: The Mane Label
Makeup: My original makeup artist couldn’t do my makeup due to the restrictions, but thankfully my good friend Katie Burton offered to do my makeup last minute on the day when I told her I had to do it myself (she deserves a shoutout)
1st March, 2020 | by Alera
Boasting luxurious European styling and cutting edge designs our Zavana Couture Trunk Show is one not to be missed! Exclusive to White Lily Couture here in Queensland, The Golden Age collection promises uncompromising style and show stopping details. From elaborate mermaid gowns adorned with striking laces to tulle ball gowns embellished with fine beading, this is the collection for brides searching for a real statement.
For two weeks only try these coveted Zavana Couture designs for yourself and save 15% off your dream gown order. Hurry spaces are limited so secure yours now!
ZAVANA COUTURE 2020 TRUNK SHOW
7th – 21st of March 2020
15% off all Zavana Couture gowns
18th November, 2019 | by Celine
With a dreamy lavender farm as the backdrop and a bombshell bride -to-be, Karlie and Ryan’s wedding could have leapt straight out of a Hollywood film!
The pair originally met through mutual friends on a night out, where they hit it off. Their love-filled wedding speeches from their nearest and dearest on the night highlighted the perfect mix of sweetness and strength they share as a couple. How cute is that?!
Their stunning setting was none other than the picturesque Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm near Mount Alford. This venue features a unique open-air-style chapel with a modern twist, situated amongst the aromatic lavender fields.
3rd June, 2019 | by Alera
Calling all CURVE brides! We are thrilled to announce that White Lily will host Queensland’s only Studio Levana Designer Event. Shop the latest designs from this premium Israeli designer specialising in gowns for women with curves and save a bonus 15% off!
The collection offers a modern take on bridal wear for size 16+ including figure flattering A-lines, ball gowns and fitted styles cut and finished to perfection. Using unique European laces, hand finished bead work and ornate detailing, every gown is handcrafted by the Studio Levana team in Israel and can be customised to suit every bride. Known for their “magic corset” inclusion the fit and support of these gowns must be seen to be believed!
17th February, 2019 | by Alera
Shop the Australian best sellers by Spanish bridal house Rosa Clara. This Queensland exclusive event brings never-seen-before gowns to Brisbane for a special showcase of amazing pieces. Plus every bride who purchases during the event will receive 10% off their Rosa Clara gown!
Bookings essential | Schedule yours today!
Brisbane: 25th February – 2nd March
Here’s a sneak peek of the styles in store for this limited time…
11th December, 2018 | by Alera
You asked – we listened!
While we have always prided ourselves on our diverse sample collection covering a huge range of sizes, we recently decided it was time enhance our available options in size 16+ gowns. Hence, we welcome our all new Curve range; further extending one of Queensland’s largest collections of sample gowns for our babin’ brides.
We firmly believe that every bride deserves to feel special and drop-dead-gorgeous while bridal shopping and your wedding dress selection shouldn’t be limited due to size. We now stock an exclusive range of gowns in an extensive variety of sizes, which can be ordered up to a size 30! Yass! The collection features fabulous fabrics such as crepe, lace, mikado and tulle in all silhouettes! Think everything from va-va-voom mermaids gowns, to whimsical flowing A-lines.
Embrace your curves! Book your bridal appointment online here.
Check out some of our amazing new styles below! Or browse the collection here.
Photography: Bulb Creative
Hair & Makeup: Rachael Harris
Florals & Styling: Clara Jean Events
Neon Signage: Neon Republic
9th November, 2018 | by Alera
Shop the latest designs from Dutch Bridal House Modeca right here in Queensland. The collection boasts a stunning range of modern, sophisticated styles made with exceptional quality. Enjoy browsing the collection with Prosecco in hand and try your favourite styles unique and exclusive here in the sunshine state. Say yes to your dream dress and let us gift you to 15% off as well as a signature gift bag from the designer. Bookings are limited so reserve yours today!
Rockhampton: 15th – 24th November
Brisbane: 28th November – 8th December