19th May, 2020 | by Alera
Simone and Jeremy’s timeless and elegant wedding could have leapt straight out of the pages of Vogue. However, it wasn’t the details of the day, but the couple’s love and commitment that truly shone.
Their romance and courtship was what one might call a slow burn. It took almost a year after friending each other online to start their relationship. Simone recalls how they first came to meet”
“Way back in December 2016, I convinced my girlfriend Lucy to join me for a Friday afternoon wine at a local bar in Teneriffe, Sixes & Sevens, so I could vent about the string of dating disasters I’d had lately and that there didn’t seem to be any nice guys out there.
Before long Lucy and I had found ourselves talking to a group of guys, Jeremy arrived a bit later in the night to meet them as he was working late. He says he wanted to talk more to me, but apparently I was giving off a very strong ‘go away, not into you’ vibe. I also thought he was not interested. We went our separate ways that night with barely more than a few sentences exchanged.”
Clearly this wasn’t the case as things unfolded online!
“His friend sent me a FB friend request, and after accepting I flicked through his friends and Jeremy popped up. We became FB friends, and although it took a couple of messages from Jeremy (I forgot to reply – bad I know) we started talking. He was a very patient man, because it took 6 months to go on our first date, and it was 11 months after we first met that we started a relationship!”
Fast forward to 2019 and the couple began planning their wedding. They wanted to focus on creating a special day that reflected both of them as a couple and also wanted to ensure they had covered all their bases covering everything down to the very last detail.
“Our stunning venue Fins at Plantation House was a big part of bringing our vision for the day to life given its location, beautiful spaces and fine food.” Said Simone
We couldn’t help but sit back in awe as we clicked through Simone and Jeremy’s gallery. It was clear the beautiful styling and planning had taken place. A focus on crisp ivory and subtle neutrals lay at the heart of their modern elegant styling.
Simone fell in love in the boutique when she came across the Tatum gown by Australian designer, Zavana Couture. “I loved the mix of old & new Hollywood design.” She said of the full geometric beadwork of the gown. “It was comfortable to wear all day and night and I wish I could have worn it forever.”
She styled her fashion-forward wedding dress with hair in classic waves and bold statement pearl earrings. The bridal party matched perfectly with bridesmaids in light gold slip dresses and groomsmen in light beige suiting.
However for Simone, it wasn’t all of these gorgeous details that shone brightest – her most memorable part was the look on Jeremy’s face (get ready for immeasurable warm fuzzy feelings!).
“I will also never forget the elated smile that Jeremy had on his face all day when he looked at me as we had our photos together.
Another really special moment was just before sunset when we entered our reception, Jeremy was looking up at the sky and as he looked back down I noticed he was welling up (he will call it dust in his eye) and he said:
‘I can’t believe this day is here and I’ve married you, everything is perfect.’”
Could these two be any sweeter?
Although the onset of Covid19 has dashed their European honeymoon dreams for now, this hasn’t stopped their getaway plans. “We are now looking a couple of mini honeymoons around Australia, possibly North QLD or WA. Or we may wait until they open up travel to NZ or the Pacific Island region and head to Fiji or Cook Islands.”
Simone left us with her golden nuggets of wisdom for those in the midst of their wedding planning journey – and we suggest you take note!
- Don’t panic too much, it all comes together in the end anyway. Small things don’t really matter on the day.
- You can plan as much as you like, but sometimes the plan doesn’t come together so just go with it.
- Sounds cliché, but immerse yourself in experiencing every single second of your wedding day, it will go by in a blur.
- Remember it’s your day, so have the people, the food and the fun that you both love.
See inside their stunning wedding below!
Photographer | Ivy Road Photography
Video | JB Videography
Venue | Fins at Plantation House
Florals | The Electric Rose
Hair | Petula Jade Hairstylist
MUA | Fernando Hervas
Celebrant | Marry me by Somer
Table Decorations | Arctic Fox Weddings
Favours | Coastal Creations Co.
Wedding Cake | Maggie O’Keeffe
Musician | John Veloso
Bridesmaid Dresses | Shona Joy
Earrings | Christie Nicolaides & Ferdinand & Co.
Shoes | Tony Bianco
Suiting | MJ Bale
Wedding Rings | Bakker Diamonds
Photo Booth | Undisposable
DJ | Soren Osterman
19th February, 2020 | by Alera
Jenna and Richard’s Summergrove Estate garden ceremony was everything the bride and groom had ever wanted on their wedding day. Set in the lush scenic backdrop of the Tweed Coast hinterland, the marriage of Jenna and Richard was made even more special by the presence of the couple’s friends and family – with many even travelling from overseas. Jenna was especially grateful to have her Mum and Dad both walk her down the aisle.
22nd January, 2019 | by Celine
Loren & Finn’s lush outdoor wedding ceremony began as a limousine pulled up to Gold Coast venue Ardeena events carrying our beautiful bride-to-be. Set amongst the rolling green hills, their big day was shared with all their closest friends and family – including their team of dance-floor legends!
Loren looked divine in her Mckinley gown from US designer, Enzoani as she strode toward her soon-to-be husband Finn. Her bridesmaids, wore mirrored fitted silhouettes – cowl neck sheath gowns in a soft and muted gold. While Finn wore and ivory suit jacket and pale blue shirt.
Loren’s gown featured a form fitting crepe skirt with a fully beaded illusion lace bodice and delicate diamanté straps. One of the amazing details of this beautiful wedding wedding dress is its dramatic lace trimmed train placed over subtle sheer tulle. She paired her ivory gown with nude shoes, bombshell waves, silver statement earrings and a stunning warm bronze makeup look. Finn beamed as he first caught a glimpse of the gorgeous Loren heading his way.
The overall theming was lusciously organic and natural with crisp whites and fresh greens. A driftwood arbour had been crafted to frame the two, while Loren carried a gently cascading waterfall bouquet by The Posy Collective.
View the full gallery down below!
8th November, 2017 | by Alera
Chris and Gemma’s elegant formal wedding held at Glengariff Estate was the epitome of wedding day style. A classic colour scheme of navy, white and gold featured throughout all the stylistic touches.
Our stunning bride, Gemma wore Venice by Enzoani as she headed down the aisle. This amazing gown has an intricate embroidered applique lace and a romantic soft flare in the skirt. The daring low back balanced perfectly with 1 tier raw-edged veil.
Gemma paired her gorgeous gown with bombshell waves, dark romantic makeup and a luxe gold vine headpiece.
The bouquet and accompanying florals styled by Ruby and Ivy featured voluminous white roses pared back with wax flowers and muted blue gum. Matching centrepieces livened up the reception tables with touches of gold and mirror finishes. Laser-cut place settings took the tablescape to the next level.
See more from Gemma and Chris’ luxe-styled wedding in the gallery below!
Images by Peppermint Photography: