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
13th February, 2020 | by Celine
A favourite amongst locals, it’s no secret how much Queensland loves Erin Clare’s whimsical and ethereal bridal style. With an unmatched flair for tapping into the state’s coastal feel, while creating cut-above designs, this capsule collection is sure to inspire the wedding you’ve always dreamt of.
Not only will you be able to try the beautiful new collection in the comfort of our Red Hill boutique, but you will also be saving 15% for the duration of the Trunk show! This is a massive saving on your very own designer gown from this talented local couturier.
Don’t miss out on being the first in Brisbane to try her new collection!
17th December, 2019 | by Alera
When Jess and Mat chanced upon each other at a house party, where Jess was too nervous to even say ‘Hello,’ at first, but it wasn’t long before they realised how much they had in common.
It was clear that the pair were meant to be, after recently holding their wedding at Preston Peak Winery – the rustic Hinterland wedding venue West of Brisbane.
This was by far the most important element of planning for real bride, Jess. It was all she had hoped for, “Location – a naturally beautiful place was the priority because I didn’t have to spend a lot of money on styling and could put money towards flowers, entertainment and delicious food without breaking the bank.”
That meant that the loved-up duo could focus on what really mattered on the day, such as being with loved ones and marrying her one and only. The exact moment their eyes met was Jess’ favourite part of the day. “Seeing my husband at the end of the isle, my nerves instantly melted the moment I held his hands.” Said Jess.
3rd July, 2019 | by Alera
Haylee and Nat’s wedding and relationship have been nothing but a string of “I just knew” moments.
The pair met three years ago on Easter Sunday. Haylee distinctly recalls the exact moment they met, as it was unlike anything she had experienced before.
“I remember meeting him and everything around me going quiet and having this strange feeling that I knew him already.” Says Haylee. This instant magnetism was undeniable and the couple haven’t left each other’s side since.
When it came to planning their wedding, Haylee and Nat wanted to create a day that was truly reflective of who they are as a couple and the journey they’d been on together. For this reason, they tried to steer clear of outside influences and draw inspiration from their shared memories.
27th December, 2018 | by Alera
Erin Clare Preview Showcase | 2nd -19th January 2019
We are thrilled to be starting 2019 off with a bang alongside one of our fave local designers – Erin Clare Couture!
Apart from being one of the loveliest people we have ever met, Erin is one of the most passionate designers there is. Each design and gown she creates holds a special place in her heart. Based out of picturesque Noosa in her home studio, Erin and her talented team handcraft each gown to perfection.
Often described as romantic with a touch of bohemian beauty, Erin’s coastal designs are undeniably unique and a match made in heaven for Queensland brides. The full range features luxuriously lightweight fabrics contrasted with divine never-before-seen lace detailing and intricate beading.
Not only is the Erin Clare Couture collection unparalleled in its designs, they also boast the added bonus of being made to measure. If you fall in love with one of her gorgeous gowns, we will measure you from head-to-toe and Erin and her fabulous team will make your gown especially to your measurements!
You can catch her extended range in store for a strictly limited time, so book your appointment here to avoid missing out. You can also meet Erin herself as she joins us in store on the 19th to offer her wealth of expertise. Plus you’ll score 15% off your dream Erin Clare gown during the event!
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s in store!
12th July, 2018 | by Celine
A blissfully rainy wedding day… It sounds like every couple’s worst nightmare, but Annica and Matt’s big day was nothing but smiles.
Beginning with an intimate ceremony in the Hillstone St Lucia Courtyard Garden, the pair exchanged vows. Both of them shedding a tear as the other began their outpourings of love and commitment (cute!). The party then continued on with friends and family in the Rosewood reception space.
Annica fell head-over-heels for the Tyla gown from Noosa based couturier, Erin Clare Bridal. Our beautiful bride shining bright in head-to-toe ivory sequins cut in the most divine mermaid silhouette. Annica’s dreamy dress was finished off with delicate shoestring straps and a stunning low back.
Annica accessorised her look with a single tier raw-edged veil, silver earrings, nude heels and a fresh floral headpiece to match the bridal party’s bouquets.
We simple couldn’t get enough of this super cute wedding party! Scroll through the gallery below for more!
Photographer: NSI Productions
Venue: Hillstone St Lucia
Hair: Step N Out Hair and Body
MUA: Alannah Pritchard Makeup
Images by NSI Productions
9th April, 2018 | by Alera
It’s that time of the year again when we have the chance to host the gorgeous Erin Clare in store for the 2018 Trunk Show! This is a perfect opportunity to try the full range of these whimsical gowns and meet designer Erin to boot.
Handcrafted in Noosa from the finest laces and fabrics the Erin Clare collection embodies a boho spirit with a touch of classic charm. Perfect for beachy vibes through to formal soirees a gown from the latest collection is sure to make you swoon! Check out some of our faves below…
PLUS fall in love with an Erin Clare gown during the Trunk Show and we will treat you to 15% off your order (conditions apply).
Trunk Show Event
16th – 28th April 2018
Meet Erin in store on Saturday 28th
Spots are limited – Reserve yours today!