13th July, 2021 | by Alera
Romantic luxe was on Sophie’s mind when planning her special day and we are in love! Hundreds of blush and white roses, a mixture of candles and fairy lights, paired with golden decor and luxe cocktails – we couldn’t take our eyes off this week’s White Lily bride Sophie and husband Jake’s images. With help from the couple’s vendors, their vision was brought to life: “My wedding planner, florist & caterer were most important. All of these vendors did the most amazing job and I couldn’t have been happier!”
After meeting through mutual friends in Queensland’s Bundaberg, Jake proposed to Sophie at their family’s beach house in Agnes Waters. Originally, Jake had planned to surprise her with a helicopter ride to heart reef; however, Mr Covid forced Jake to whip out plan B and ask Sophie to be her wife in a slightly different setting. Despite Covid’s impact on Jake’s proposal plans, the Queensland couple’s wedding wasn’t affected by the pandemic: “We were so thankful that we didn’t have to change our date. The week leading up to our wedding all restrictions were dropped. We were so lucky!” Celebrated on private property, Jake and Sophie’s special day was truly magical.
Sophie’s Favourite Memories
With the planning and day going by so fast, Sophie particularly remembers “Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing my husband at the other end – This was such a special moment!” Sophie also appeals to other brides, who are currently planning their wedding, and advises to take it all in: “Try and enjoy all of the planning & preparation even though it may be stressful! Time flies!”
It’s All About The Sparkle
The star-studded designer gown Constellation by Atelier Pronovias is a true showstopper and tied in perfectly with Sophie’s romantic and luxe wedding theme. The snowflake tulle on our Atelier gown is truly unique and exactly what Sophie was looking for: “The sparkle! It was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was so gorgeous and I had so many compliments!” We seriously can’t take our eyes off these photos!
Future As Mr. & Mrs.
Now that the couple has entered their next chapter as husband and wife, Sophie and Jake are excited to see what life has in store for them. The Queensland couple is also over the moon to finally be able to call each other husband and wife.
Complete the sentence: Being married means getting to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.Florist: Mondo Floral Designs
Stylist: CL Wedding & Events
Cake: Zoe Clark Cakes
Hair: Stephanie Partridge Hair
Makeup: Selina Baldry Makeup Artistry
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Suits: MJ Bale
Caterer – The Ohana GroupMusican – Dan McGahan & his band
11th July, 2021 | by Celine
Ladies, the time has come! You’re ready to find your dream wedding dress. With endless options, ever-changing bridal trends, and uncontrollable Covid-restrictions, shopping for a wedding dress in 2021/2022 can be a daunting experience, to say the least. We wouldn’t be one of Australia’s top bridal boutiques if we didn’t want you to have a flawless experience; so here is a simple guide on how to find your dream wedding dress, stress-free!
First up, we need to have a chat about your timeline. The rule of thumb is to shop from around nine to twelve months before your wedding. As many of our bridal designers are located in Europe and the States, we want to make sure that we can find your dream dress and have enough time for it to get across the pond. Every dress is made to order, which means that we’ll take your measurements to order your gown in the right size upon ringing the bell. You will also need to allow enough time for alterations to make final tweaks and to bring your look to perfection. Generally speaking, we recommend allowing around six weeks for alterations.
Last-Minute Weddings and Sample Sales
If you’re reading this and your wedding is just around the corner, don’t freak out! We’ve been in this industry for many years, which is why we have options for every situation. Being one of the biggest bridal retailers in Brisbane, we actually have a large selection of sample gowns, which you will be able to take home on the day of purchase. To have a browse through our selection of sample wedding dresses, simply click here.
Come Inspired but Open-Minded
One of the most frequently asked questions we get is: “Do you have this dress in store?” You guys are prepared, and we love it. Having a general idea of what you are linking and which style of wedding dress you prefer does not only help you with your decision, but it also allows us, stylists, to narrow down our choices for you. During your appointment, we aim to try between five and six dresses. Given that we have over 300 styles in store, it really helps to be able to pinpoint your taste and find a narrow selection of gowns that suit your vision. If you don’t have time to do your research, don’t worry! We will always sit down with you, before selecting the gowns, to make sure we understand who you are as a bride. Despite your efforts of coming prepared, it is equally as important to stay open-minded. Especially, if you haven’t tried on wedding dresses before, you might find that some dresses work better than others and it’s just a matter of trial and error to find out which one works the best. Often, our brides end up falling in love with styles they would have never picked for themselves initially. Always remember, our stylists are here to guide you in the right direction.
What do I need to bring?
Now that we have talked about the when’s and what’s, let’s talk about the how’s. Luckily, you really don’t need to bring a lot. All we need is your beautiful self and some nude and seamless underwear. Sometimes, it can help to come with a bit of makeup or your preferred wedding hairstyle so you can envision your wedding day look. On top of that, we always love to emphasise that finding your dream dress can be an experience for your entire bridal crew. Bring along your nearest and dearest, who understand your personal sense of style and value your own personal taste. In the end, your wedding is a celebration so we want to make your entire bridal journey just as much fun!
Happy wedding dress shopping!
19th July, 2021 | by Alera
Every time we receive the images from our brides, who chose to celebrate their love at Kooroomba Lavender Farm we get blown away! There is something so magical about that place, it’s hard to not obsess over their weddings. This week’s White Lily bride Tara finally got to say yes to the love of her life, Zach, during their minimalistic, timeless, and beautiful Queensland ceremony. Underneath that wooden chapel, and with views of the mountains, the Brisbane couple couldn’t have pictured a more perfect day.
Have you asked yet?
After meeting back in 2017, through a blind date organised by mutual friends, Zach finally got down on one knee to pop the question. Sticking to the gentleman’s rule book, he made sure to consult Tara’s dad, who could hardly keep the news to himself. Unfortunately, shortly after, Zach had to go away for work: “…In the meantime, the 4 weeks were killing my dad not being able to tell anyone and he kept asking Zach have you asked yet? Have you asked yet? Dad works on his own and had no one to tell his excitement to other than the postman, bank lady, barista, and the list goes on…” After four long weeks, Zach finally returned: “…when Zach returned I asked him to drive me to the doctors and he said no sorry I can’t take you I have a surprise for you when you come back. I left quite annoyed and said to him before I closed the door: “This better be bloody good.” I came back and he was in a suit with flowers and made a walkway of candles playing romantic music. He said a little speech and got down on one Knee woooo hooooo.” Woooo hooooo, indeed!
Sometimes, it doesn’t take much to create something special, which is why Tara chose minimalistic decor and timeless elements for her wedding day: “In the wedding planning process, I was really just choosing things that I liked, with each element I was picking it just evolved into a beautifully simplistic and timeless vibe. I loved how stripped back and effortless the styling was with a modern twist.” With subtle choices like blush roses and white orchids, Tara and Zach’s wedding day was beautiful from start to finish. The moment Tara cherishes most is when she and Zach finally got to walk out of the chapel, holding hands whilst being showered by confetti.
“Elise our Photographer is by far the best human you will ever meet. When I was on the hunt for our vendors, I had messaged so many different people but just didn’t feel quite right. I came across A’daw Photography after I saw a friend’s wedding photos. I sent her a message on Instagram and instantly, I got a vibe. She was so bubbly and happy to answer any questions it was love at first Message… My hairstylist Jody was also another big part of my day…she is amazing at what she does and I love how special she makes you feel on your day. Her energy towards making you feel amazing was a real big help to calm the nerves.”
The minimalist theme continued as Tara went looking for her dream bridal gown. When she arrived in our Brisbane boutique she saw our simplistic crepe gown SASHA by Erin Clare Bridal and fell in love: “…it made my vision come to life, Francesca got me to close my eyes, dressed me up with a veil and flowers, and it was game over. I just so happened to choose a gown by Erin Claire who lives in Noosa. Getting to meet with the designer to do my fittings was something really special and I valued that experience more than you will ever know. Almost makes me inspired to become a Fashion Designer myself haha.”
What did you love most about your White Lily experience?
“Hunting for the perfect dress was made so easy with White Lily, I had been to a few different stores before to try on dresses and just didn’t have a great experience. I gave it a few months and came across White Lily. The staff were great the experience was so effortless. Francesca was very accommodating and easy-going… from booking in the appointment to rescheduling from Covid to picking up my dress it was a great seamless experience.”
The Power of Positive Thought
Although Tara and Zach’s plans weren’t directly affected by the Covid restrictions, the couple wasn’t left without concern on whether their day would go ahead as planned. With ever-changing restrictions, Tara made sure to hold on to positive thoughts: “…the worrying that the event would even happen played hugely on our minds but made us so much more grateful for the day and the support system we have around us. My advice to brides would be the power of positive thought will help you see the good in not so good situations.”
Tara’s favourite thing about being married
Since planning a wedding can be stressful, to say the least, Tara is now looking forward to not having to worry about lockdowns or other inconveniences that could get in the way of marrying the love of her life. Tara and Zach are also excited to see what the world has in stall for them.
Complete the sentence: Being married means “having the TV on 24/7 playing the cricket while Zach naps.” True Love!
Scroll down to see all beautiful images from Tara’s special day!
Venue: Kooroomba Lavender Farm
Photographer: A’Daw Photography
Celebrant: Brendan Schotakowski
Florist: Flower Lovers
Cake: Cakes By Katelyn
Hair: Jody Callan Hair
Makeup: Andria Malouf Artistry
Bridesmaid dresses: The Gown House
Confetti: The Whole Bride
Acoustic Entertainment: Chloe Behrens
Rings: Springfield Jewellers
Groom Shoes: RM Williams
Bride Shoes: Novo
21st June, 2021 | by Alera
Martina Liana, Essense of Australia, and Stella York – You are invited to the 3 Day Preview of 2022 wedding dress designs nobody has seen before!
Help the designers decide and preview the new season styles yet to be released by Martina Liana, Essense of Australia, and Stella York! For three days only, these exclusive, never-been-seen 2022 wedding gowns will be in store here at White Lily Couture. Known for their impeccable cuts, stylish style and modern use of fabrications, these Australian-designed labels have become fast-favourites for White Lily brides. Stay ahead of the trends and try these new designs before they are released next year. As Brisbane’s only stockist, appointments will fill fast so click here to secure yours!
Martina Liana | Essense of Australia | Stella York
GLOBAL DESIGNER PREVIEW
1st – 3rd July 2021 | Save 15% off your order | Bookings Essential
21st June, 2021 | by Alera
Pure elegance was on our minds when first getting a glimpse of this week’s White Lily bride Alexandra and husband John’s beautiful wedding images. White roses, lush greenery, and flowing champagne made the Brisbane couple’s Gabbinbar Homestead wedding as glamorous as ever. Not only was their special day one to remember, but the way these two lovebirds met in 2016 kind of reminded us of a movie…
“I was a private nanny to a beautiful family who had twins… It was the twins’ third birthday party and when I arrived, I was introduced to their Uncle John. I had one look at him and thought he was absolutely gorgeous! That was in 2016. John and I paths wouldn’t cross again until the following year when I was invited to his mum’s birthday party. I was nannying the twins all day and then his mum’s birthday party was held at the twins’ house. I didn’t know John was attending so I was just in work clothes, covered in paint from craft with the twins earlier in the day. John walked in and I got butterflies. We couldn’t take our eyes off each other all night and conversation flowed!”
With a wedding so gorgeous and thoughtful, it is no surprise that Alexandra and John’s proposal story was just as beautiful. Just short of two years ago, our White Lily couple went on a family holiday to Europe. As you do, Alexandra and John went on a scenic cruise from Amsterdam to Switzerland. Cruising through the country of love, John got down on one knee: ”…Unbeknownst to me, John had organised with the gentleman running the cruise to clear the top deck. John asked if I could wear his favourite dress of mine for formal night, which I did. He invited me up to the outdoor top deck and proposed to me on the canals in France! I was so happy, shocked, and excited and I course said yes.”
Wedding Styling and Vendors
“Formal and elegant“. Those were the two words on Alexandra’s mind when putting together her dream wedding. And she nailed it! Captured by The Finches, their Gabbinbar Homestead wedding was the perfect combination of a formal and romantic setting. With fairy lights and fireworks, Alexandra and John were able to celebrate their love at its fullest.“A vendor that we are over the moon happy about is our videographers…The job they did filming our wedding day is pure perfection!” We couldn’t agree more.
Zavana Couture is known for their intricate beading and fine details, which is why THEIRRY was the perfect dress for Alexandra’s elegant dream wedding. The luxurious mermaid gown with plunging neckline was a true showstopper: “The thing I loved most about my white lily gown was the detail of the beading! Oh my gosh! My dress was glamorous! Every single person commented on how STUNNING my dress was! I felt so elegant in it!”
Alexandra’s Advice to Future Brides
“Surround yourself with positive people….” A lesson that is so valuable in all aspects of life was something that immediately popped into Alexandra’s mind upon asking her for wedding planning advice: “I noticed it would really get me down when people would make comments like “oh. Your wedding probably won’t even go ahead.” Instead I listened to the ones closest to me, and there was nothing but positivity. We ended up having a perfect wedding with no restrictions!”
Married Couple Things
“My favourite things about being married is knowing we are married! It’s something I’ve wanted for so long! I love calling John my husband and I love being introduced as his wife. New chapter for us is starting a family and trying for baby Kearney :)”
Being married means I get to spend to rest of my life with the one I love most. It means I will always have the love and support of my best friend. It’s the best feeling in the world!Venue: Gabbinbar HomesteadPhotographer: The FinchesVideographer: Shortflix MediaFlorist: The organic floristStylist: Kerrie Kearney (Mother in law)Cake: JilliciousHair: Sarah Neil hairMakeup: J DollsBridesmaid dresses: Forever NewSuits: Tarocash
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
14th June, 2021 | by Alera
It was love at first sight for this week’s White Lily bride Jasmine and her partner Steve. These two high school sweethearts met eight years ago, and to this day, still give each other butterflies: “the good kind”. They celebrated their love surrounded by family, friends, and the hinterlands of the lush Tweed Valley.
Tell us the deets – Who proposed and how?
“After eight years of dating, Steve finally decided to propose…” And it was perfect! Jasmine’s partner planned a beautiful surprise weekend away at a hidden cabin in the Sunshine Coast hinterlands. Little did she know he had the best surprise of all still in-store. “While we were away Steve hired the One Tree Hill property at the Sunshine Coast for a picnic and proposed at sunset. It was very romantic, and to this day still gives me butterflies (Good butterflies). It was simply perfect.”
Florals, Fairy-lights, & Fun
Jasmine and Steve’s wedding was definitely one of those days we wish we could have been part of the ‘on-the-day’ vendor crew. From the confetti to the champagne, and, of course, the love these two share – they brought to life what they always envisioned: a modern minimalist hinterland wedding, surrounded by family, friends, and great music.
For Jasmine and Steve, every vendor was a dream, working seamlessly together to make their vision become reality. Both Figtree Pictures and Michael Vos Music were “simply amazing.” Alice exceeded their expectations and “captured everything we had envisioned.” Michael’s music was the perfect blend of romance and party: “his music not only gave me chills but kept everyone on the dance floor.” Jasmin and Steve really couldn’t recommend these vendors enough to future brides-to-be!
What was the most memorable part of your wedding day?
Upon askin Jasmin about her all-time favourite wedding day memories, she remembers “Walking down the aisle and seeing Steve’s face.” Even by just looking at their ceremony photos, you could really feel the love in the air. With a backdrop as beautiful as ever, their Mt Warning wedding was truly magical.
Jasmine’s White Lily gown was “simply perfect.” She wore Olive by Wedding Societe, a stunning off-the-shoulder gown with ethereal charm. With its bohemian flair and romantic lace, it’s a match made in heaven with the hinterland wedding she’d always envisioned. “I loved the detail of the lace, especially on the bodice. I felt so secure and comfortable in my dress.” We were in love!
Nothing makes us smile more than hearing about our brides’ experience finding their dream dress here at White Lily: “The girls were so lovely and made me feel so comfortable when trying on dresses, extremely helpful and informative.”
Our White Lily couples wedding plans weren’t smooth sailing due to Covid postponing their June wedding to March the following year. Although tough to accept at first, Jasmine took it in stride. Her valuable advice for future brides: “Enjoy the ride, things constantly pop up that do not go to plan. Learning to not let them get you upset but to instead look at how the situation can be fixed or what is the next step to take. No matter what happens just remember at the end of the day you’re marrying your best friend and that’s all that really matters.”
Complete the sentence: Being married means I get to call my best friend my husband….Calling Steve my husband still makes me giggle. I love knowing I got to marry my best friend and I get to ride this crazy life with him as my husband.
Venue: Mavis’s Kitchen and Cabins
Photographer: Figtree Pictures
Musician: Michael Vos Music
Videographer: Joel Tronoff
Florist: Lola’s Wildflowers
Stylist: Hampton Event Hire
Cake: Mavis Kitchen and Cabins
Hair: Kidmans Hair Studio, Hair by Hannah
Makeup: Ginelle Dale
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Suits: MJ Bale
Confetti, Ring Boxes & Silk Ribbon: The Whole Bride
8th June, 2021 | by Celine
As announced earlier this month, Daisy’s curve collection by Katie Yeung is coming to White Lily and guess what? We will have over 20 new curve styles in store! The showcase will be on from the 12th to 26th of June and you’re invited!
Katie Yeung understands different body types and is all about creating comfortable, yet beautiful designs. With their slogan “Break stereotypes, feel confident, be unapologetically you” Daisy Curve embraces body positivity and appeals to women of all sizes.
We are super excited to be showcasing their curve collection and can’t wait for you to be one of the first Australian brides to try!
Say Yes to your Daisy Dress during the Designer Showcase and save 15% off your order!
DAISY BY KATIE YEUNG 2021 TRUNK SHOW
12th – 26th June 2021
15% off all DAISY orders!
7th June, 2021 | by Alera
A boho-luxe theme with a European feel was on this week’s White Lily bride’s mind when planning her wedding in Byron Bay. Upon canceling her original plans of getting eloped in France, Lizzy and JP finally celebrated their love in an intimate and beautiful ceremony at Byron View Farm.
A Big Apple Love Story
Imagine looking at the view of New York’s skyline, turning around, and seeing the love of your life on one knee! Lizzy and JP’s proposal story has us dreaming of overseas trips: “JP proposed on a trip to the US in September 2019. He told me he had organised a nice dinner and we caught the ferry over to Long Island NY. We stopped and looked at the view of New York skyline, took some photos etc and then when I turned around he had got down on 1 knee and started saying all these beautiful things, and had organised a professional photographer. Can confirm we were both in tears!”
It is no surprise that travel lovers Lizzy and JP originally planned on getting married overseas. With Covid throwing a spanner in the works, our White Lily couple was determined on bringing the European feel to their new location in Byron Bay: “Since we weren’t able to travel, we were looking for a European feel with a timeless, boho luxe, elegant, fun wedding with a lot of beautiful white, dusty pink and neutral details.” Not only was their special day embellished with beautiful decor, but it was also filled with memories the couple will cherish forever; Lizzy specifically remembers walking down the aisle and having her first dance with her now-husband JP in the rain – so dreamy!
Complete the sentence: Being married means being loved so much that you always feel safe.
Lizzy’s Dream Wedding Dress
A modern minimalist’s dream – Lizzy wore OBERON by Pronovias and absolutely stole the show! Oberon’s minimalist yet elegant mikado fabric made the dramatic train pop, creating the most astonishing silhouette. The button details on the back completed Lizzy’s dream bridal look and made her feel beautiful on her special day. Upon asking what she loved most about her White Lily experience, she reminisces about her Luxe Lounge experience: “We had booked the Luxe Lounge experience and wow it didn’t disappoint! Being able to bring my bridesmaids and my mum to the fitting as well as enjoying some bubbly and treats was so special…The girls were amazing, professional, understanding and so much fun to work with.”
Speaking From Experience
We love asking our brides for planning advice and often hear the same words: don’t stress over the little details: “Try not to stress over things you can’t control, remind yourself that this day is about you and your other half so just ENJOY every single moment, don’t worry about anyone else and have fun! It will be the best day of your life.”
Scroll down to view all photos from Lizzy’s special day!
Venue: Byron View Farm
Photographer: Carlo O’Brien
Videographer: Sam Thompson
Celebrant: Shelley Lingman
Florist: Nicola Chatfield
Stylist: Byron Bay Weddings
& The Wedding Shed
Cake: Diana Llanos
Hair: David Burton
Makeup: Philippa Mendes
Bridesmaid dresses: Chancery the label
Suits: Hallenstein Brothers
Transportation: Byron Bay Coaches
Entertainment: Josh Boots & Matty A DJ
Stationery: Laura Stanbury
1st June, 2021 | by Alera
This week’s White Lily bride swept us off our feet with her stunning images from Kooroomba Lavender Farm. Amy and Tyson’s love was celebrated in the most spectacular setting – surrounded by lilac fields of lavender and breathtaking mountain views. Captured during a heavenly sunset, our White Lily couple’s big day was everything Amy could have dreamt of.
How it all began
Who knew that a ‘car accident’ could lead to something so magical?“I was 16 and ty was 17. I was learning to drive and accidentally drove over his foot as I went to pick my sister up from a party. From that point on I haven’t been able to get rid of him.” *Do not try this at home*
Five years ago, Tyson then finally proposed to Amy on their fifth anniversary: “At just 21 and 22 we went away to the Sunshine Coast whenever we could. No different to any other weekend away we went down to the beach for some drinks and a beautiful sunset. Before I knew it he was kneeling down proposing, it couldn’t have been more perfect!”
The Big Day – Wedding Styling
When Amy and Tyson were planning their special day, the Brisbane couple wanted to create something unique and memorable: “A wedding that completely reflected us as people!” With lavender fields as far as the eye could see, Amy and Tyson’s images caught our attention right away. A unique combo of lilac nature and golden skies, created a wedding so beautiful, we could hardly take our eyes off it. Pink finishing touches added a unique twist to the couple’s wedding styling and created a fun atmosphere. Amy’s special day was made perfect by their friends, who had organised surprise fireworks: “…everyone and anyone knows just how special that was for me (I’m a complete sucker for fireworks and have always joked about the idea of having them at our wedding)”
The Wedding Dress
Aligned with the rest of Amy’s wedding concept, our White Lily bride chose a dress as unique as ever: ”I remember writing on my “wish list” in the white lily consultation was for a gown that was different and unlike no other. My gown is just that, a dress that I will always see as my own and so incredibly unique. From the “wings” as we liked to call them down to the sparkle in the veil, every detail was perfectly unique.” August by Zavana Couture is a true showstopper!
What made your White Lily Couture experience special for you?
“Well firstly, Lisa is a woman I won’t ever forget! She made our experience so easy! She was very flexible and really listened to what I was liking and not really liking with elements of gowns. In three gowns I had found the one, purely because of how she interpreted my wishes!”
Scroll down to view all images from Amy’s special day!
Venue: Kooroomba Lavender Farm
Photographer: Figtree Photography
Videographer: Dahlia and Grace
Florist: Sugared Style
Cake: Delish Cakes by Tracey
Hair: Jody Callan
Makeup: Lenise Pattini
Bridesmaid dresses: Billy J Boutique
Flower Girl Dress: Vintage Rose by Hannah J
Celebrant: Anna Staines
Bridal Jacket: The Frankie Collective
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
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