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
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
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
25th May, 2021 | by Alera
Dried palms combined with luscious blush roses, this week’s White Lily bride Bec and husband Zac celebrated their love with the most stunning setup at Sirromet Winery. After living in almost the same suburb, studying the same degree at the same uni, Bec and Zac finally got introduced to each other by a mutual friend: “We were meant to meet somehow.” A few years later, the Brisbane couple is onto the next chapter of their lives.
“Zac took me to Noosa on our dating anniversary. He told me were going to dinner. Next thing I knew, he walked me over to the beach, where a beautiful boho luxe tepee was set up with cushions, fairy lights, candles, rugs, chocolate, wine, fruit, nibbles, etc. He proposed on the beach in our favourite little spot.”
Wedding Style and Decor
“Chic, classic & timeless with a touch of boho luxe” were Bec’s words upon asking what best described the style of her wedding. Instead of focusing on one particular style, Bec and Zac found a balance between soft, classic elegance, and rustic yet luxe boho touches. Why settle with one theme, if you can make both work? Their palm leaf arches for their ceremony were the perfect contrast to the couple’s selection of white and blush flower arrangements. Surrounded by wine barrels and fairy lights, Bec and Zac’s nearest and dearest were able to enjoy the warmest and most welcoming atmosphere. Despite their postponed wedding date, Bec enjoyed every moment of putting together her dream wedding day; her advice to future brides is to just enjoy the process: “…It all goes so quick. Soak everything up along the way.”
Thousands of beads combined with the most form-fitting silhouette, NICKY by Enzoani was the perfect match for Bec: “I felt so beautiful.” The plunging V as well as the low back created the most elevated look and tied in perfectly with the elegant theme of the day. Upon asking Bec what made her White Lily experience special for her, she emphasised our caring team of stylists: “The girls!! they’re all so incredible & made me, my mum and my MOH feel so welcome & comfortable.”
When planning their wedding, Bec and Zac’s biggest focus was on their photographer and videographer: “Photos and videos are things that last forever & can be passed on to our future family.” White Fox Studios nailed it with their gorgeous images, capturing every moment in the most beautiful way. One memory that Bec particularly cherishes was the moment she hopped out of the limo “to see my best friend down the aisle waiting for me…” Thanks to White Fox Studios Bec and Zac (and us) will be able to relive that moment over and over again.
Mr. and Mrs.
Complete the sentence: Being married means: officially starting life with my best friend as one. Now that Bec and Zac have moved onto the next chapter of their lives, Bec’s favourite thing about being married is: “Knowing that I’ve started a whole new chapter of my life with the person I love the most.”
Scroll down to see all images from Bec’s special day!
Venue: Sirromet Winery
Photographer: White Fox Studios
Florist: Julie Vine
Cake: Petite Crumb
Hair: Millie Hair Stylist
Makeup: Izzie Thomas Makeup
Bridesmaid dresses: Avery The Label
Transportation: Brisbane Limos
Celebrant: Roxy Celebrant
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
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”?