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
15th March, 2021 | by Alera
“It’s easy to get caught up in flower arrangements and place cards, but when you take away all of that – what’s left is love! Love for your partner, love for your family and friends.”
A wedding is all about love and that’s exactly what this week’s White Lily bride India wanted to focus on when planning her special day.
White flowers, subtle decor, and a crepe dress that took everyone’s breath away. Simplistic beauty was on India and Nathan’s mind when planning their intimate wedding day. India wanted to ensure that the focus was on the couple only and reflected their love for each other. Shared with only their closest friends and family, our White Lily bride’s choice of minimal and thoughtful decor was beyond stunning and created a truly magical day.
A LinkedIn Love Story
Before we jump into the Brisbane couple’s favourite memories of their big day, let’s talk about how they met. Who would have thought that a job platform could deliver far more than just a career? India was scrolling through her LinkedIn to find a post-grad research connection, as she stumbled across Nathan’s profile: “…he was so handsome and studying at the same university as me. We talked back and forth casually for a while and went on a date and the rest is history!”
Key takeaway: Your LinkedIn profile picture does matter, ladies and gents!
A Day To Remember
With a day filled with so much love and warmth, hearing about India’s favourite part of the day had us in awe: “Being up at the altar and looking at Nathan and feeling like it was only the two of us in the room. We each wrote personal vows so hearing them, holding his hands and feeling so in love in that moment was probably the most memorable part.”
Ivania by Pronovias Atelier is timeless minimalism personified. It is crafted entirely in silk crepe and completely steals the show with its luxurious finishes. As India walked into our Brisbane boutique she was looking for a wedding dress that allowed her to shine: “I loved that it was classic and allowed my personality to shine. I didn’t want a dress that would wear me.” Captured by the talented Megan Kelly, we could not get enough of India’s wedding photos. She looked absolutely breathtaking in her dream gown.
India’s White Lily Couture Experience
“I was actually running a little late for the appointment but the girls were SO understanding and treated me like I was the only person in the store – they let me try on so many gowns and encouraged me to try different styles to see what I liked.”
Something To Learn…
Getting married in 2020, India and Nathan weren’t spared from Mr. Covid. The Brisbane couple ended up changing their wedding date from June to November. By the time the wedding came around, they just had to deal with minor dance restrictions. Despite the stress of planning a wedding during uncertain times, our White Lily bride India was able to focus on what’s most important: “Just remember why you’re marrying this person. Also, get in writing vendor’s Covid policies, should you have to reschedule or cancel, before booking them!”
To Our Future!
Starting their journey as Mr. and Mrs., India and Nathan can’t wait to purchase their first home on the southern Gold Coast and to expand their family beyond their “two fur babies”. So much love for these two!
Scroll down to view all stunning images from India’s wedding day
11th October, 2019 | by Celine
The arrival of Australia’s very first official Pronovias 2020 Trunk Show marks an exciting new chapter for the label’s new collection. Join us in store between October 25 and November 2 to try the new season collection hot off the runway and save 15% on your dreamy Pronovias gown!
Having just landed on our shores, the Pronovias 2020 collection puts a sparkling twist on the Spanish label’s signature timeless aesthetic. Think chic luxe crepes paired with shimmering beading and subtle feminine detailing.
During the Trunk Show, you will have the opportunity to try a selection of additional 2020 collection gowns sent to us from Pronovias. These gowns will be available to try for a limited time only before they are returned to the designer and no longer available in the boutique. If you’re feeling a little unsure about your style, this is the perfect time to book your appointment and have a taste of the extended range!
This exciting event and amazing offer of 15% off also includes Pronovias Atelier – the label’s stunning luxury range.