18th June, 2020 | by mediachip
29th April, 2020 | by Celine
We’re excited to be reopening from May 1st for a limited amount of appointments!
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)
27th March, 2019 | by Celine
Sophie and Danny shared the magic of saying their vows in a New Zealand vineyard wedding. The family vineyard added another layer of sentimentality to the already momentous and exciting occasion. Family and and friends gathered for the duo’s special day saying ‘I do.’ under an organically styled arbor overflowing with florals.
Their guests have watched the pair grow in their love for each other having met size years ago at work. Sophie working as a flight attendant and Danny a newly qualified helicopter pilot, she initially turned him down for a dinner date! Sophie kept a strict “Don’t date date anyone from work,” policy. After a little to-ing and fro-ing, she finally said ‘Yes.’ And the rest is history.
7th October, 2018 | by Alera
Fall in love with the latest designs from bridal powerhouse, Mori Lee, during our exclusive preview event! You will even save 15% off your dream dress created by esteemed designer Madeline Gardner. Whether it’s a sparkly ballgown with billowing tulle skirt or an elegant lace style with long sleeves, there is a look for every bride.
Mark the dates below down in your diaries, as you would be crazy to miss your chance to see the 2019 collection before anyone else in the state! The Mori Lee Trunk Show drop will see the White Lily collection swell to the largest it has ever been, so if you haven’t decided on your style yet, now is the time book your appointment!
Brisbane event: 13th October – 20th October
Rockhampton event: 27th October – 3rd November
Scroll for a preview of the gowns available at the event. Don’t miss your chance to try these beautiful gowns in store for a limited time only. Booking essential – schedule yours here.
11th April, 2018 | by Alera
After our recent relocation to Musgrave Road, Red Hill we couldn’t be happier with our new digs. The space is welcoming, full of modern, luxury touches comprised of a palette of soft blush, emerald green, black and hints of gold. Creative Director, Alera Kingham wanted to “bring a contemporary, fresh feel to bridal in Brisbane” and the result certainly lives up to that!
With a all new layout, our gown collection is now available to view in it’s entirety in the gallery on the first level of the boutique. Arranged by designer, the collection is easy to browse with the help of your consultant and full of dreamy gowns ready to try on. On level two the bridal dressing rooms await in a room full of natural light, white exposed beams and timber floors. A relaxed and inviting space perfect for saying yes to the dress!
One thing that has not changed Alera added “is our dedication to premium service that is both caring and professional. That’s a White Lily promise that is at the core of our company values and that every bride deserves when the step through our doors”.
Schedule your once-in-a-lifetime bridal experience today and be a part of the new White Lily story. Bookings are filling fast – visit our online booking calendar to schedule yours.
3rd July, 2017 | by Alera
A very special Trunk Show is on its way to White Lily Couture.
15th May, 2017 | by Alera
We are so thrilled to properly introduce you all to the winner of our Search for The Face competition – Elizabeth Warner – better known as Lil. Read on to learn some more about this gorgeous girl!
What made you enter The Face competition?
My mum actually told me about the competition as soon as she saw it advertised on social media. I had previously done some work with White Lily dresses and absolutely loved the company and the beautiful dresses and immediately thought I should enter – and with further encouragement from my Mum I did just that!
How long have you been modelling?
I have been modelling on and off for about six years, my very first modelling experience was at the Melbourne Cup it was definitely an experience to remember! For the majority of my ‘hobby’ modelling career, I modelled with a great volunteer company for different kinds of community events.
What is your favourite White Lily Couture gown?
My absolute favourite is a gown called Orquidea, this dress is both timeless and elegant.
How did you feel when you found out you were the new face of White Lily Couture?
I was in sheer disbelief when I got the phone call! I couldn’t contain my emotions and let out many happy tears, I was just so overwhelmed and overjoyed with the outcome. Yay – thanks to everyone who voted!
What are you most looking forward to about this opportunity?
I can’t put my finger on just one thing I am looking forward to! Every experience along the way will be such an amazing opportunity, I just love that I get to represent such an amazing company, I love the people and I love the dresses. I am living the dream and see each moment as a wonderful blessing.
How did it feel seeing yourself on the cover of the April edition of Style Magazines?
It felt unreal, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be in magazine let alone the front cover, I felt really proud of myself for giving it a go. Definitely a major milestone in my life!
What is your ideal bridal makeup look?
My ideal bridal make up look would have to be a flawless face, I would love to have a dark smokey eye with maroon undertones, a full set of natural looking lashes and a bold lip!
What is your favourite bridal hairstyle?
My favourite bridal hairstyle is something that’s not too overdone, a sweeping side fringe with classic French twist for an up do or down and softly waved with a 40’s edge to it.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
In my spare time I love to hang out with my two little girls Olive and Ivy and my partner James so any time spent with the ones I love is great! I love to eat and explore the beautiful surroundings of the little coastal town I live in. I also like to try and fit in some kind of physical activity to keep my heart, mind and body happy.
What is your favourite wedding style?
As long as I was getting married to the person I adored and had all my family and friends to help us celebrate I cant say I have a favourite wedding style, but if I had to choose; a winter wedding in the Sunshine Coast hinterland would be pretty close to perfect – and in my favourite White Lily gown of course!
12th April, 2017 | by Alera
Next week we will be kicking off our Enzoani trunk show and offering all of our beautiful brides 15% off our entire range of Enzoani gowns. This amazing offer will only be available for a short time so don’t miss out!
Brisbane – 18 April to 29th April
Rockhampton – 4th May to 16th May
15th March, 2017 | by Quinton Evans
We are thrilled to introduce you to one of our gorgeous finalists in our search for The Face, Meg.
24th October, 2016 | by Alera
The highly acclaimed Nicole Spose bridal range is coming to Queensland for the first time next week as we host an incredible trunk show for the Italian designer.
12th October, 2016 | by Alera