28th June, 2021 | by Alera
Nothing is sweeter than a good old high school love story, which is why we loved reading about how this week’s White lily bride met her now-husband Luke. After glancing over to one another during their daily year twelve form class, Dee-Jay couldn’t help but feel the sparks. Yet, it wasn’t until the couple graduated, that Luke finally took a leap of faith and asked Dee-Jay out on a date. Eight years have gone by since and here we are!
A Proposal Under the Lucky Tree
“We were holidaying in Thailand with some friends. It was our four-year anniversary and instead of having a lovely romantic dinner with just us two, Luke organised dinner with our friends. They let me pick the place to eat, so I ultimately picked one along the beach to have a beautiful view and after dinner, we can walk along the beach. There was one moment when fireworks went off by strangers and I thought that Luke would purpose but once they finished & nothing happened I pushed the thought away and strolled on. Luke said, “let’s get a photo under the lucky tree?” Getting our friends to take photos, they were all in on this. there was nothing special about this tree at all yet once we got under it, Luke kicked a glass bottle. Once he picked it up, I saw there was a little paper scroll inside… As soon as I was reading ‘will you marry me?’ Luke was on one knee in the sand asking me to marry him! I said Yes under some tears when he opened the box the wrong way and the ring fell out. We were glad to find it and have a laugh… four years on and we are FINALLY MARRIED.“
Contemporary Simplistic Country
What would a country wedding be without a few too many drinks, a good old boogie, and your favourite crowd? “We aimed for an ultimate party but yet it was our wedding. Relaxed, casual, stress-free, and a whole lot of fun – it was all of that and more. We ate pizza, we drank too much, and danced too hard!“ Dee-Jay and Luke’s wedding day wasn’t only exactly what they imagined, but it was also as stress-free as possible: “Why stress about all the little details of table settings and styling when that doesn’t really matter. Everyone is there to celebrate two people coming together…. whatever happens is meant to be. The less stress you have the more fun you have on your day!” Walking down the aisle with her daughter, Dee-Jay couldn’t have been happier with how her special day turned out.
How Covid Changed Dee-Jay’s Wedding for the Better
Who could have known that a global pandemic would change a wedding for the better? Despite the frustration and inconveniences of the unknown, Dee-Jay was able to create a wedding that was even more magical, than previously planned: “Covid has been pleasing for us as we went from a winter wedding to a summer/autumn wedding. It gave me more time to get into the dress, as I ended up falling pregnant three months after I bought my dress. Instead of a grazing table, we had grazing boxes for each couple which was an absolute hit with our guests…” On top of that, Dee-Jay and Luke were able to source vendors, that they didn’t even know about, pre-covid. With businesses upping their Instagram game during the pandemic, Dee-Jay found an array of great vendors online.
Dee-Jay’s Dream Wedding Dress
Although Dee-Jay bought her dream Pronovias dress two years prior to her wedding, our White Lily bride loved it just as much as she did when she first tried it on: “After two years I still loved my dress. It was completely different from what I thought I was going to wear… my dress made me feel soooo beautiful on the day. I loved the bottom of my dress how the tulle made it feel so dreamy and then went into the most beautiful big train…”
What made your White Lily Couture experience special for you?
“All the staff members are truly amazing and they cater from all different styles to small/big sizes which I love… I had Lisa for my consult and she was absolutely amazing – cannot fault her. You could tell she really cared about you and how you felt in the dress you had on…You could tell she was listening. I was lucky to buy my dress on the first visit and it was only by chance of seeing it on another bride. Once I tried the same dress on I absolutely fell in love, even Lisa told me this is the dress/style she would have dressed me in if I asked at the beginning of the appointment.”
Life as Mr. and Mrs.
After over eight years of dating, and four years of planning, Dee-Jay and Luke finally became husband and wife. It is no surprise that the couple was over the moon to finally share the same last name and move onto the next chapter of their lives: “… I don’t know what it is but I love that I get to be a Mrs ‘Ash’ as well as calling my partner husband. . Nothing has really changed as getting married was sealing what we have created over the last 8 years… Planning a wedding has taught me to let go a lot which has helped with married life… love, have fun, and create new memories.”
Being married means coming together as one.Celebrant: Ceremonies by Leisa
Florist: Missy la Belle
Cake: Cakeable Vanessa
Hair: Hair by Dannilebsanft
Makeup: Makeup by Madi Caldicott
Bridesmaid dresses: his and hers
Suits: shirts: RM WilliamsPants/belts: TargetShoes: Johnny BiggJacket: ASOSBow tie/tie: OTAAPizza: DominosStationary: Confetticreations Mackay
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
27th April, 2021 | by Alera
A gorgeous day in Byron Bay, smiles as far as the eye can see, and a beautiful couple that finally gets to call themselves husband and wife. White Lily bride Beck and husband Sean caught our eyes with their undeniable happiness in every single photo from their special day.
13 years ago, Brisbane couple Beck and Sean had no idea that a visit to the EKKA Showgrounds would take both of them on the ride of their lives. A few drinks of confidence, a cheeky number exchange, and here we are!
“Sean organised a surprise weekend away at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat. It was truly magical, a hidden bungalow, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the stunning rainforest… 100 tealights, rose petals and dinner for two. He got on one knee and popped the question. It was like a dream!”
Simple, yet elegant decor with crisp whites and deep tones of oak and burgundy. Captured by Mitch Lally Films and Steph and Maurice from Two Blushing Pilgrims, Beck and Sean’s day was raw and beautiful. The carefully selected flower placements with subtle hints of burgundy filled their reception and ceremony with warmth and romance. Luckily, after patiently riding the Covid wave, none of their plans were affected by Covid. In the end, all of Beck and Sean’s 70 guests were able to attend their Byron Bay wedding, which made the day truly special for everyone: “We knew we wanted to relive the day, watching our family and friends come together to celebrate our love story. It is the little details or precious moments that we might not have seen on the day (as it happens so quickly), that could be caught on film & watched over again.”
Let’s Talk Dress
Her smile says it all! GROVE by Stella York was, without a doubt, the dress for Beck: “I loved the colouring of the sheer on the bodice, the buttons down the spine, with the seamless detail of lace and tulle.” The romantic look of the lace details tied in perfectly with the elegant theme of the day and made her look effortlessly beautiful when striking down the aisle.
Beck’s Favourite Memories
Speaking about striking down the aisle: Upon asking Beck about her favourite moments from the day, her emotions from their ceremony came flushing back: “There was so much love..” How can you not be in tears when hearing your husband’s vows and listening to an acoustic performance of “I will always love you”?
Mr. & Mrs.
After all these years, Beck and Sean finally move onto the next chapter of their lives. Beck’s favourite part about being married is to finally call each other husband and wife: “…we still giggle and cannot believe after 13 years, we finally did it!” It has, indeed, been a long time coming!
Complete the sentence: Being married means committing to your best friend for life and loving all their rawness.
Scroll down to see all photos from Beck’s special day!
Venue: Fig Tree Restaurant
Photographer: Two Blushing Pilgrims
Videographer: Mitch Lally Films
Celebrant: Andrew Michael
Stylist: The Wedding Shed
Cake: Hansel & Gretel Cakes
Customised sugar cookies: Eats & Treats_GC
Hair: Your Mayne – Chloe.Bee Bridal
Makeup: Sheridan Meyers Makeup Artist
Bridesmaid dresses: Tania Olsen Design
Suits: M.J. Bale
Transportation: Forever Kombis and Byron Bay Double Deckers
Music: Sarah Archer Weddings
6th April, 2021 | by Alera
“We planned a wedding in 30 days and on the 29th day we went into lockdown.”
Anyone planning a wedding knows that 30 days to put together your special day is nearly impossible. Imagine doing so in the middle of a global pandemic. This week’s White Lily bride Eleanor and husband Jack went through all imaginable wedding planning craziness. However, dropping their guest list from 140 to 20 guests, the day before, couldn’t stop the Brisbane couple from celebrating their love for one another.
“Jack proposed in the same theatre he had first seen me perform in. Flashback to 2017: We just had our first date, a trip to the exhibition on Li Cunxin, [the ballet dancer] at the Brisbane Museum. I had a concert that night and in between our lunch and the performance he booked a ticket to surprise me… I think the date went well considering he also didn’t love ballet. Fast forward three years and the proposal was a complete surprise. He asked if I’d like to go out to lunch the night before and I was a bit annoyed at him because I wanted to invite this other couple to join us but he refused. We drove up to this restaurant parallel to the theatre and he said we should go in and have a look, you know “for old times’ sake”. I walked in and all of the chairs had been removed bar one… the one he sat in the first time he saw me perform. There were candles everywhere and the stage was set with a grand piano and a microphone. There was someone playing. As we sat in the chair, a friend walked out and started singing one of our favourite songs ‘So Will I’ by Ben Platt. He asked me to dance and then got down on one knee. It was magical.”
Wedding Theme & Style
With Covid restrictions in place, our Brisbane couple’s big day was all about love and intimacy: “The whole day was full of the people we loved the most…” Eleanor’s childhood backyard was turned into a magical place with subtle white flower petals and romantic candles and fairy lights, creating a truly intimate atmosphere. Best of all, everything was put together and prepared by Eleanor and Jack’s loved ones: “…my best friend did my hair and makeup, I put together my bouquet in 10mins with flowers bought from Woollies, we had it in my childhood homes backyard, Jack’s grandmother officiated the ceremony, our really close friend took our photos, our sister-in law was our videographer, my sister made the cake, Jacks best friend played the piano as I walked down the aisle.” That’s a dream team if we’ve ever seen one!
Atelier Pronovias Bridal Dreams
When Eleanor visited us with her mum and sister, she instantly fell in love with the classic yet dramatic details on our GALAXY gown by Atelier Pronovias. “We had the most glorious staff member help us and she listened to everything that I wanted and brought forward a large range of dresses, however, she was clearly amazing at her job because the dress I ended up choosing was the first dress I tried on in the store. “ Upon asking our White Lily bride what she loved most about her dress, she pointed out the high neckline and low back, which was everything she had been looking for in her dream bridal gown.
Looking strikingly beautiful in her wedding dress, Eleanor first stepped in front of her future husband Jack during their pre-ceremony reveal: “…that was the most exhilarating moment. It was so intimate and special to share that without the pressure of being in front of anyone else. So, when it came to walking down the aisle, I was having the best time and could really take it in. Would highly recommend this to any couple!”
Future As Mrs & Mr
After sharing the most beautiful and intimate day with their nearest and dearest, Eleanor and Jack are now more than excited to create their own family culture and traditions together: “We really want to be intentional about how we spend our days and what impact we want to have on the world around us. It’s pretty fun!”
Complete the sentence: Being married means having a never-ending play date.
Scroll down to see all gorgeous images from Eleanor’s wedding day.Venue: Eleanor’s Childhood Home’s Backyard in Carindale
Photographer: Kyle Head [a brilliant friend]
Videographer: Elise Johanna Naran [Eleanor’s Sister-in law]Celebrant: Marj Lucas – [Jack’s Grandmother]
Florist: Eleanor herself – flowers bought from Woolworths
Stylist: Kristy Drake – [Wonderful friend]
Cake: Amelia Tuffley – [Eleanor’s Sister]
Hair & Makeup: Kaitlin Howard – [Eleanor’s Best Friend]
Suit: David Jones
Pizza: DominosTubs of Icecream: Woolworths
30th March, 2021 | by Alera
“Calling my love my Husband and him calling me his Wife – there’s something special about that title.”
After 3 years of loving each other, this week’s White Lily bride Kaitlyn and husband Lachlan finally said their I do’s during their elegant Cali’ style wedding at the Calile Hotel on James Street, Brisbane.
The Picture-Perfect Proposal
“Lachlan proposed to me after 3 years of being together on a holiday in Western Australia. We had been on a wine tour of the Margaret River and he asked me to marry him at sunset on a private beach with a cheese and wine picnic.”
What was originally planned a backyard wedding, turned into the most exquisite, yet simple and elegant ceremony and reception in the City. Their gold and white decor was the perfect finish to the Californian vibe of Kaitlyn and Lachlan’s venue choice. Carefully placed greens along with white orchids and roses added a romantic touch and completed the tasteful and minimalist theme of the day: “We always wanted a simple and elegant wedding with basic formalities to spend more time with our guests.”
When planning their wedding, Kaitlyn and Lachlan had to deal with many last-minute changes, due to evolving COVID restrictions; However, luckily, none of their vendors let them down in any shape or form: “The top 4 were The Calile as a whole venue, Kate Dawes floristry, Carly Slade our celebrant and Figtree Photography – these 4 vendors focused on every single detail or our day making for a seamless, stress free and relaxing wedding day for ourselves and our families.“
When Kaitlyn first walked into our bridal boutique, she had a clear vision in mind: “There were so many different styles of gowns at White Lily Couture but I gave a description of who I was and my style and the third dress I tried on was the one – the girls at White Lily listened to who I was and what I wanted out of a wedding dress while still including my Mum and best friend in the experience. I felt like I was the only and most important customer in the shop at that time.” Our White Lily bride fell in love with the minimalist and elegant features of ANTIOPE by Pronovias: “…what I loved most was that it was a timeless style that I’ll always look back on and always love it just as I loved it on our wedding day.”
A Piece Of Advice
Experience is our best teacher so here is a piece of advice from this week’s White Lily bride: “…the most important thing I learnt is that it doesn’t matter what you do for your wedding, it is a day about love and if you have the ones you love with you the day will be perfect. Our wedding day was about us but it was also our opportunity to say thank you to all the important people in our lives for raising and supporting us up until that day cause now you have your husband/ wife to do that for the rest of your life.”
Complete the sentence: Being married means a life of endless love and support – ultimately too grow old and grey with the one who annoys you the most in life 🙂
Scroll down to see all images from Kaitlyn’s wedding day
Venue: The Calile
Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography
Florist: Kate Dawes Flower Design
Cake: Judy C Cakes
Hair: Chantelle Maree Hair
Makeup: Reanin Glah
Bridesmaid dresses: Bec and Bridge
Suits: MJ Bale
Celebrant: Carly Slade celebrant
24th March, 2021 | by Alera
This week’s White Lily bride Cass and husband Myles’ story goes all the way back to 2010. Starting off as friends, their hearts eventually found to one another, in 2017. Now, just over three years later, the Brisbane couple finally gets to share the same surname.
“Myles proposed to me at sunrise on the Caloundra headland. We lived together on the Sunshine Coast prior to moving back to Brisbane in 2019, and we would go for walks along the headland every weekend. Myles called in assistance from one of my best friend’s, Larissa, who has the most incredible eye for detail and lives on the Sunshine Coast, and they got to planning. It isn’t out of the ordinary for Myles and I to spend a weekend on the Coast staying at my parent’s apartment, and it isn’t out of the ordinary for us to get up early and go for a walk along the beach. Myles used these facts very much to his advantage! We got up early on the Saturday morning and headed for Caloundra. When we arrived, it took a while for pre-coffee Cass to catch on! Larissa and her husband, Anthony, had beaten us to the headland and set up the most incredible picnic with fairy lights, champagne, photos, and breakfast for two. As we walked down the cliff I clutched onto Myles, cried, and repeated “no” roughly 16 times. Thankfully, this didn’t throw him! Myles proposed, and of course, I said yes! “
Imagine a rustic warehouse wedding in Brisbane city. A combination of white and copper flower arrangements, hundreds of candles, antique rugs, exposed red brick, and white fabrics draping from the high ceilings at The Warehouse – This week’s White Lily couple nailed their wedding styling: “…we also wanted our wedding to be different than the usual city wedding, we didn’t want something that screamed we were in the middle of the Brisbane CBD.” Challenge completed!
Covid Wedding Chaos
As many of our brides know, planning a wedding for 2020 came with a LOT of obstacles. Since Cass and Myles’ wedding day was originally planned for the Easter long weekend in April 2020, the Brisbane couple had to cancel their plans only 2 weeks prior to the date. Cass and Myles were only just lucky enough to celebrate their hens and bucks party in the pre-covid world. However, postponing their wedding sadly meant that a lot of their nearest and dearest weren’t able to attend: “Myles’ whole extended family and some of our friends are from Victoria, so they were unable to attend in person and celebrated with us virtually. One of Myles’ groomsmen was stuck in London, and we had other close friends stranded in America, Vietnam, and Amsterdam. My grandmother also passed away in late April, so we were devastated.” Heartbreaking!
Vendors – Who Made the Magic Happen?
With help from their wedding stylist Main Event Weddings, the couple created a truly unique ceremony and reception vibe. Almost as though, Covid wasn’t a thing! All details came together beautifully. Their wedding cake from their “cake making queen”, Marina from Marina Machado Cakes completed the reception and tied in perfectly with their rustic, yet chic styling: “Marina is the most creatively gifted cake maker we have ever come across! Not only did she create the cake of Myles’ dream (a good cake was a high priority for Myles!), but she went above and beyond and surprised us on the day with an additional tier made out of white chocolate and raspberry, a flavour I had mentioned in passing was one of my favourites. What. A. Dream!”
The Wedding Dress That Left Everyone Speechless
As Cass walked into our bridal boutique, she had no clue what she was looking for: “The whole experience at White Lily Couture was easy and comfortable. I had been to two other bridal stores and had felt pressure from their stylists to know exactly what I wanted. When I walked into White Lily Couture for my appointment, I gave the stylist a rough budget, told her I had no idea what I wanted, and we went from there! She had me try on all sorts of dress styles to rule out what I didn’t like and to rule in what I felt comfortable in. My bridesmaids and I had a lot of fun, and a sneaky champagne or two! When I walked out of the change room in my Pronovias gown, the girls fell silent. We all knew we had found the winner! I then got my Mum on FaceTime, and the deal was done.”
“You do you! Many people will offer advice/input/tips in the lead up to your wedding, and majority of this comes from a loving place and from wanting to help. However, this can be really overwhelming. Once you learn to politely say “thank you for your input, I will take it on board” and then go ahead and do what you want, planning a wedding becomes infinitely easier. Also, a budget! Make a budget! Make a spreadsheet! Pretend you’re going to stick to it!”
Complete the sentence: Being married means loving each other so much that you want to get the law involved!
Videography: Mitch Birchall Studios
Photography: Paul Bamford (Finch & Oak) for Edwina Robertson
Florist: Kate Dawes Flower Design
Make-up: Lucy Edwards
Hair: Hannah Montgomery
Bridal pyjamas: Midnight Mischief Sleepwear
Bridal jewellery: Ruby & Sage
Bridesmaid dresses: Sheike
Groom’s suit & Groomsmen jackets: Insitchu
Venue: The Warehouse
Celebrant: Brittany Evans
Cake: Marina Machado
Venue styling: Main Event Weddings
Ceremony arbour: Tied-Up Treasures
8th March, 2021 | by Alera
A breathtaking county scenery, gorgeous dried flower arrangements, and a mission to unite two lovers, for life. This week’s White Lily bride Meagan’s wedding day was pure perfection.
It’s a Love Story, Baby Just Say Yes
Meagan and Kieran first met on a night out at the Royal Exchange Hotel in Toowong. As it turns out, the RE truly is a matchmaker – Kieran finally proposed to Meagan on a mountain top, whilst traveling Canada, in December 2019.
Wedding Planning & Styling
As the months went past and Covid slowly hit Australia, the Brisbane couple decided to move their wedding date from September to December.
“We were fortunate enough that we were in the country that all restrictions were lifted come November. But the day is about you and your partner whether you have 5 people or 100 the love between you and your partner will not change so go ahead with your original plans.”
When their wedding day finally arrived, things couldn’t have worked out more beautifully.
Meagan and Kieran created a rustic-themed day with soft tones and blush decor. The country backdrop offered the perfect balance of grand scenery mixed with an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.
Putting a large emphasis on securing the perfect images on her wedding day, our White Lily bride’s precious moments were captured by Shutter and Lace Photography: “I remember two weeks after being engaged I messaged liv from shutter and lace to see what dates she had available for 2020.” And they truly turned our magical!
The gorgeous low back and show-stopping train of INGRAM by Stella York made Meagan fall in love with her dream gown: “I felt like a princess in it… I loved the detailing on my dress and the style enhanced my figure.“
The White Lily Experience
“From the first time I stepped through the door it was professional, from choosing my the gowns I loved to trying them on it was an amazing experience. There was no pressure at all and the extra treatment of providing champagne just topped it off.”
From Bride to Bride
We get the best advice from those with experience, so here are Meagan’s words of wisdom to all future brides: “Plan your wedding exactly how you want it, embrace all the planning because the day goes so quickly.”
With Covid changes being an all-time risk, Meagan also stresses to remember that the day is about you and your partner: “…whether you have 5 people or 100 the love between you and your partner will not change…” Despite the challenges throughout her wedding planning journey, our White Lily bride Meagan is now as proud as ever to call Kieran her husband. The loved-up couple is now looking forward to sharing the same last name and spending the rest of their lives together.
Scroll down to see all the gorgeous photos from Meagan’s wedding day!Venue- family property at KumbiaPhotographer – shutterandlaceVideographer – mad rose filmsFlorist – linard floralCake – cakealiciousHair – corinnejfMakeup – chantalhartmuaBridesmaid dresses – Shona joySuits – coppards menswearMarquee – fairytale events equip for hire
23rd February, 2021 | by Alera
From the very beginning, Libby knew that her big day needed to be as special as ever. And what is more magical than saying your vows in an old cathedral dressed in a Cinderella-like ball gown?
The princess wedding was accompanied by a few vintage elements, which added a unique twist to the Queensland couple’s special day. Spending your first moments as husband and wife in a vintage car and ending the night surrounded by good company and wine barrels; So perfect, in many ways. We could truly feel the warm and intimate atmosphere, just by browsing through Libby and Justin’s wedding photos.
From Bumble Date To Wifey
Upon matching on Bumble, Libby and Justin’s fate was determined from date one: “We went out for a date on that Thursday and I think we both knew pretty quickly that it was something pretty special. Justin had only been back in Australia for about a month after working in Germany for 4.5 years so we both think that it was meant to be’!” As it turns out, it truly was meant to be!
When Libby and Justin finally got married, our White Lily bride couldn’t have been more excited. Libby cherishes those intimate moments during their ceremony and the feeling of knowing that Justin is finally her husband: “Also, spending some alone time with Justin in the cars and while getting photos was special to just be in a couple bubble for a little while.”
Planning A Wedding
Every time we read stories about how family members and loved ones aren’t able to attend our brides’ weddings, it breaks our heart. Being a prime Covid-Wedding couple, Libby and Justin weren’t spared from the many headaches Covid-19 has caused over the past year. Originally, their wedding was set for May 2020 and with only seven weeks to go, the Queensland couple made the stressful decision of cutting ties with their original date. Luckily, their new October date allowed most of their vendors to stay on board. However, when their big day finally came around, Covid-restrictions still wouldn’t allow Justin’s family to cross the NSW border: “It was a really hard decision to make but we were both tired of waiting and planning, and the thought of postponing again seemed impossible.” To make up for some of the distance, Libby and Justin ended up live-streaming the ceremony and hiring a videographer to capture all precious moments. The new normal!
“Would I notice this about someone else’s wedding?”
To all brides, who are stressing about little details and worrying about what others might think, Libby left one very important piece of advice. A simple question to ask yourself that can take away loads of pressure:
‘Would I notice this about someone else’s wedding?’
It’s crazy how such a simple question can make all the difference when planning your wedding: “I think it’s easy to get carried away with turning the day into a fairy tale, but the wedding is about the marriage and I think it’s important that the day reflects you both as a couple.”
Making Libby’s princess dreams come true and finding the perfect wedding dress for her was most definitely a highlight for us. After falling in love with the volume of her Nicole Milano gown, Libby couldn’t resist but make her her own: “I felt like a real bride in my gown because she was such a princess dress, and I would obviously never wear anything like it for any other reason. It was just really special, and it was funny getting stuffed into the car!”
What The Future Holds
With their wedding planning stress in the past, Libby and Justin are now enjoying being parents to their two new kittens. When the world opens up again, the couple also can’t wait to go on their belated overseas honeymoon.
Other than that “…just being married is pretty nice.”
Venues: Ceremony – St John’s Cathedral Brisbane; Reception – City Winery Brisbane
Photographer & Video: Bird and Boy Photography
Florist: Gloriosa Florals
Cake: Confetti Cake Co
Hair & Makeup: Blush and Bangs Beauty
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy
Suits: Black Jacket Suiting
Cars: Wheels to Weddings
Earrings: Ayla & Oak
Pre-Ceremony Hotel: Alex Perry Hotel