• Sophie and Jake’s Romantic Luxe Wedding

    13th July, 2021 | by
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    Romantic luxe was on Sophie’s mind when planning her special day and we are in love! Hundreds of blush and white roses, a mixture of candles and fairy lights, paired with golden decor and luxe cocktails – we couldn’t take our eyes off this week’s White Lily bride Sophie and husband Jake’s images. With help from the couple’s vendors, their vision was brought to life: “My wedding planner, florist & caterer were most important. All of these vendors did the most amazing job and I couldn’t have been happier!

    After meeting through mutual friends in Queensland’s Bundaberg, Jake proposed to Sophie at their family’s beach house in Agnes Waters. Originally, Jake had planned to surprise her with a helicopter ride to heart reef; however, Mr Covid forced Jake to whip out plan B and ask Sophie to be her wife in a slightly different setting. Despite Covid’s impact on Jake’s proposal plans, the Queensland couple’s wedding wasn’t affected by the pandemic: “We were so thankful that we didn’t have to change our date. The week leading up to our wedding all restrictions were dropped. We were so lucky!” Celebrated on private property, Jake and Sophie’s special day was truly magical. 

    Sophie’s Favourite Memories

    With the planning and day going by so fast, Sophie particularly remembers “Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing my husband at the other end – This was such a special moment!” Sophie also appeals to other brides, who are currently planning their wedding, and advises to take it all in: “Try and enjoy all of the planning & preparation even though it may be stressful! Time flies!”

    It’s All About The Sparkle

    The star-studded designer gown Constellation by Atelier Pronovias is a true showstopper and tied in perfectly with Sophie’s romantic and luxe wedding theme. The snowflake tulle on our Atelier gown is truly unique and exactly what Sophie was looking for: “The sparkle! It was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was so gorgeous and I had so many compliments!” We seriously can’t take our eyes off these photos!

    Future As Mr. & Mrs. 

    Now that the couple has entered their next chapter as husband and wife, Sophie and Jake are excited to see what life has in store for them. The Queensland couple is also over the moon to finally be able to call each other husband and wife.

    Complete the sentence: Being married means getting to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.

    Venue: Private Property 
    Photographer: Emma Nayler Photography 
    Videographer: Sam Fregonese 
    Caterer – The Ohana Group
    Musican – Dan McGahan & his band
     
                                                      
                                                         
  • Dee-Jay & Luke’s Contemporary Country Wedding

    28th June, 2021 | by
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      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!

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      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.“

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      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. 

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      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…” 

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      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.

      Venue: Cowbell Creek 
      Photographer: About Time Co
      Videographer: Twelve08studios 
      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 Williams
      Pants/belts: Target
      Jacket: ASOS
      Bow tie/tie: OTAA
      Pizza: Dominos
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    • Lizzy & JP – A Boho Luxe Byron Wedding

      7th June, 2021 | by
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        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.

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        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!

        European Feel

        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!

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        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.

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        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 

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      • Kate & Simon – New Zealand Mountain Dreams

        21st April, 2021 | by
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        Being immersed in one of the world’s most gorgeous natural habitats, this week’s White Lily bride Kate and husband Simon took our breath away with their stunning wedding images by Kiwicaptures. Their helicopter ride to the top of Peninsula Peak allowed the couple to catch the most beautiful sunset; not only were they surrounded by magical scenery and unbelievable views of New Zealand’s Wanaka, but it was also a beautiful epilogue to their mountain top engagement in 2017.  

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        Tell us how the question got popped!

        “Simon proposed in June 2017 on our first day skiing at Coronet Peak. He made me walk to the top of Coronet Peak- I wasn’t really appreciating this request at the time as I had to walk in my ski boots (which were bloody heavy). When we got to the top, I thought wow this is so unreal I can’t wait to show my siblings the photo. Having turned away from Simon to take in the glorious view, I then turned around to see him on the ground. I initially thought he had dropped something and it wasn’t until he pulled out the shiny ring box I clicked. I of course said yes and after a good twenty minutes coming to terms with what had happened, we then we skied down the mountain and met up with my brother and sister who were over skiing from Aussie also at the time.” 

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        Wedding Styling

        Their styling was minimal yet beautiful with a focus on all the important things: A stunning location, great company and food, and lots of booze! “We really wanted a venue where we could supply our own booze- being the big booze heads we are (jokes). Thankfully we found that in Lookout Lodge. We didn’t really have a style in mind but once we picked our venue, we knew we wanted something which would suit the venue- we ended up going quite minimalistic with styling. I also knew I wanted a family banquet platter style delivered to the table as strongly believe food is what brings people together.” Cheers to that! 

        The Gown

        Just like Kate and Simon’s location choice, our White Lily bride’s dream dress was inspired by nature. The floral lace appliqués on ELARA by Pronovias complimented the NZ couple’s wedding in every way. When first trying it on she loved how light and comfortable it felt: “I didn’t want to feel restricted on the day or have to go on a crazy diet regime just to fit the dress.” Kate also added some custom bows to her straps to make the gown even more unique and add an ‘extra touch of NZ’. We are obsessed! 

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        An Overseas Wedding in Times of Covid

        Anyone who has family overseas knows how hard and devastating it can be to watch Covid change your plans over, and over, and over again. As Kate is originally from Australia, our global pandemic was pure devastation. Originally, their wedding was planned for April 2020 and soon postponed to January 2021. Despite their hopes of being able to spend their big day with their loved ones from Australia, borders remained shut: “After much deliberation, heartache and uncertainty we set a new date for Jan 12th 2021 with high hopes that a NZ-Australian bubble would be in operation by then. Unfortunately, that was not the case and it meant getting married without 47 Aussies that had originally booked to come over for our wedding (including my four bridesmaids). Thankfully I had two good NZ friends’ step in as bridesmaids for me on the day- which helped tremendously as I felt less alone and they went above and beyond to make up for the fact my family and friends couldn’t make it.” Despite their heartbreak and devastation, Kate and Simon made the most out of their day by FaceTiming their loved ones and life streaming their ceremony thanks to Wanaka Video. Their Aussie guests even made a surprise video: “Simon organised this with the help of sister Brooke who is a video whiz- it was a real tear jerker and a complete surprise to me.

        Kate’s Advice

        Upon asking Kate what valuable advice she has for other future White Lily brides, she appeals to everyone who is on the fence about getting their photos done prior to their ceremony: “…just do it. It makes for a way more relaxed ceremony and you get to spend more time with your guests after the ceremony. Also, when you first see each other, it is just you two- no one else which is pretty special.

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        Just The Beginning of Eternity

        My favourite thing about being married is that there is no more wedding organisation- jokes- all that aside, it is pretty cool knowing that the person I love the most in the world is now my husband and despite a world-wide pandemic and family living overseas we made our wedding work.” 

        Complete the sentence: Being married means you still have to work at your relationship – just because you are married doesn’t mean that you should not go on date nights or do the things you did before you were married. 

        Venue: Lookout Lodge, Wanaka 
        Photographer: Kiwicaptures 
        Videographer: Wanaka Video 
        Florist: Kate Stone 
        Cake: Sophieroseannacakes
        Hair: ukiyo_salon_and_co 
        Makeup: Laura Braithwaite NZ
        Bridesmaid dresses: Tania Olsen
        Suits: YD NZ 
        Transport: A friend’s mustang & Wanaka Helicopters
        Invitations: Three Third Design
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      • Eleanor & Jack – A Wedding Planned In 30 Days

        6th April, 2021 | by
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          We planned a wedding in 30 days and on the 29th day we went into lockdown.

          Anyone planning a wedding knows that 30 days to put together your special day is nearly impossible. Imagine doing so in the middle of a global pandemic. This week’s White Lily bride Eleanor and husband Jack went through all imaginable wedding planning craziness. However, dropping their guest list from 140 to 20 guests, the day before, couldn’t stop the Brisbane couple from celebrating their love for one another.

          The Proposal

          Jack proposed in the same theatre he had first seen me perform in. Flashback to 2017: We just had our first date, a trip to the exhibition on Li Cunxin, [the ballet dancer] at the Brisbane Museum. I had a concert that night and in between our lunch and the performance he booked a ticket to surprise me… I think the date went well considering he also didn’t love ballet. Fast forward three years and the proposal was a complete surprise. He asked if I’d like to go out to lunch the night before and I was a bit annoyed at him because I wanted to invite this other couple to join us but he refused. We drove up to this restaurant parallel to the theatre and he said we should go in and have a look, you know “for old times’ sake”. I walked in and all of the chairs had been removed bar one… the one he sat in the first time he saw me perform. There were candles everywhere and the stage was set with a grand piano and a microphone. There was someone playing. As we sat in the chair, a friend walked out and started singing one of our favourite songs ‘So Will I’ by Ben Platt. He asked me to dance and then got down on one knee. It was magical.

          Wedding Theme & Style

          With Covid restrictions in place, our Brisbane couple’s big day was all about love and intimacy: “The whole day was full of the people we loved the most…” Eleanor’s childhood backyard was turned into a magical place with subtle white flower petals and romantic candles and fairy lights, creating a truly intimate atmosphere. Best of all, everything was put together and prepared by Eleanor and Jack’s loved ones: “…my best friend did my hair and makeup, I put together my bouquet in 10mins with flowers bought from Woollies, we had it in my childhood homes backyard, Jack’s grandmother officiated the ceremony, our really close friend took our photos, our sister-in law was our videographer, my sister made the cake, Jacks best friend played the piano as I walked down the aisle.” That’s a dream team if we’ve ever seen one!

          Atelier Pronovias Bridal Dreams

          When Eleanor visited us with her mum and sister, she instantly fell in love with the classic yet dramatic details on our GALAXY gown by Atelier Pronovias. “We had the most glorious staff member help us and she listened to everything that I wanted and brought forward a large range of dresses, however, she was clearly amazing at her job because the dress I ended up choosing was the first dress I tried on in the store. “ Upon asking our White Lily bride what she loved most about her dress, she pointed out the high neckline and low back, which was everything she had been looking for in her dream bridal gown.

          Pre-Ceremony Reveal

          Looking strikingly beautiful in her wedding dress, Eleanor first stepped in front of her future husband Jack during their pre-ceremony reveal: “…that was the most exhilarating moment. It was so intimate and special to share that without the pressure of being in front of anyone else. So, when it came to walking down the aisle, I was having the best time and could really take it in. Would highly recommend this to any couple!

          Future As Mrs & Mr

          After sharing the most beautiful and intimate day with their nearest and dearest, Eleanor and Jack are now more than excited to create their own family culture and traditions together: “We really want to be intentional about how we spend our days and what impact we want to have on the world around us. It’s pretty fun!”

          Complete the sentence: Being married means having a never-ending play date.

          Scroll down to see all gorgeous images from Eleanor’s wedding day.

           
           
          Venue: Eleanor’s Childhood Home’s Backyard in Carindale
          Photographer: Kyle Head [a brilliant friend]
          Videographer: Elise Johanna Naran [Eleanor’s Sister-in law]
          Celebrant: Marj Lucas – [Jack’s Grandmother]
          Florist: Eleanor herself – flowers bought from Woolworths
          Stylist: Kristy Drake – [Wonderful friend]
          Cake: Amelia Tuffley –  [Eleanor’s Sister]
          Hair & Makeup: Kaitlin Howard – [Eleanor’s Best Friend]
          Suit: David Jones
          Pizza: Dominos
          Tubs of Icecream: Woolworths
           
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        • Kaitlyn & Lachlan – An Elegant and Minimalist Calile Wedding

          30th March, 2021 | by
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            Calling my love my Husband and him calling me his Wife – there’s something special about that title.

            After 3 years of loving each other, this week’s White Lily bride Kaitlyn and husband Lachlan finally said their I do’s during their elegant Cali’ style wedding at the Calile Hotel on James Street, Brisbane.

            The Picture-Perfect Proposal

            Lachlan proposed to me after 3 years of being together on a holiday in Western Australia. We had been on a wine tour of the Margaret River and he asked me to marry him at sunset on a private beach with a cheese and wine picnic.” 

            Wedding Style

            What was originally planned a backyard wedding, turned into the most exquisite, yet simple and elegant ceremony and reception in the City. Their gold and white decor was the perfect finish to the Californian vibe of Kaitlyn and Lachlan’s venue choice. Carefully placed greens along with white orchids and roses added a romantic touch and completed the tasteful and minimalist theme of the day: “We always wanted a simple and elegant wedding with basic formalities to spend more time with our guests.” 

            Standout Vendors

            When planning their wedding, Kaitlyn and Lachlan had to deal with many last-minute changes, due to evolving COVID restrictions; However, luckily, none of their vendors let them down in any shape or form: “The top 4 were The Calile as a whole venue, Kate Dawes floristry, Carly Slade our celebrant and Figtree Photography – these 4 vendors focused on every single detail or our day making for a seamless, stress free and relaxing wedding day for ourselves and our families.

            The Dress

            When Kaitlyn first walked into our bridal boutique, she had a clear vision in mind: “There were so many different styles of gowns at White Lily Couture but I gave a description of who I was and my style and the third dress I tried on was the one – the girls at White Lily listened to who I was and what I wanted out of a wedding dress while still including my Mum and best friend in the experience. I felt like I was the only and most important customer in the shop at that time.” Our White Lily bride fell in love with the minimalist and elegant features of ANTIOPE by Pronovias: “…what I loved most was that it was a timeless style that I’ll always look back on and always love it just as I loved it on our wedding day.

            A Piece Of Advice

            Experience is our best teacher so here is a piece of advice from this week’s White Lily bride: “…the most important thing I learnt is that it doesn’t matter what you do for your wedding, it is a day about love and if you have the ones you love with you the day will be perfect. Our wedding day was about us but it was also our opportunity to say thank you to all the important people in our lives for raising and supporting us up until that day cause now you have your husband/ wife to do that for the rest of your life.

            Complete the sentence: Being married means a life of endless love and support – ultimately too grow old and grey with the one who annoys you the most in life 🙂

            Scroll down to see all images from Kaitlyn’s wedding day

            Venue: The Calile 
            Photographer: Figtree Wedding Photography 
            Florist: Kate Dawes Flower Design 
            Cake: Judy C Cakes
            Hair: Chantelle Maree Hair 
            Makeup: Reanin Glah 
            Bridesmaid dresses: Bec and Bridge 
            Suits: MJ Bale
            Celebrant: Carly Slade celebrant 

                                                                                                                                         
          • Alex & Alex – From Blind Date to Aisle

            1st December, 2020 | by
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            Our White Lily bride of the week Alex and her husband Alexander met on a blind date for their grade 12 formal in October 2008. After getting a good glimpse of what Alexander would look like in a suit,  Alex couldn’t deny the fact that he was The One for her.  The couple finally got married on the same day, just twelve years later. So, apparently, blind dates can turn out alright… High school romance truly is the sweetest! 

            So now that we’ve established that the Brisbane couple’s love story is not only super cute but also one of a kind, let’s talk about their wedding day! Upon asking our Brisbane real bride what her favourite part of the day was, she remembers being walked down the aisle by both of her parents. Walking towards her husband is a memory Alex will cherish forever. It was a moment that was just about the couple and their love for each other, which is something that was super important to Alex when planning her wedding. Alex wanted to make sure that “…it was a day we enjoyed and that was ‘us’.” Thoroughly enjoying your love for one another on your wedding day is something we can’t emphasise enough! 

            When we asked Alex what made her experience in our Brisbane bridal boutique so special, she said “I felt like a bride!”. She tried on a number of different dresses and ended up falling in love with ELARA by Pronovias, a dress that one of our consultants had suggested for her. “It felt like me, it suited the venue and it was comfortable!! I also felt beautiful.” Nothing makes us happier than making our brides feel beautiful on their special day! 

            Although Alex and Alex were able to keep their original wedding date, Covid restrictions disabled their guests from overseas and interstate to attend their special day. Instead, they were able to watch the couple’s vows via Zoom – 2020 in a nutshell! Despite the initial disappointment of not having a dance floor, all of their guests had a blast: “My suggestion for other brides is to try not to stress too much about restrictions, your day will be amazing no matter how many little hiccups there are. “

            When we asked Alex if there was any other advice she wants to give to future brides she said “Make sure your wedding is what you want and that it’s something that you can afford.” Roger that! 

            Now that the couple is finally married after twelve sweet years, they are looking forward to just enjoying life as husband and wife with their cat Nora and dog Holly!

            Scroll down to view all photos from Alex’s big day!

            Venue: Maleny Manor
            Photographer: Artography
            Florist: Mondo Floral Designs

            Celebrant: Philippa Holness
            Cake: Lavender Rose Cakes
            Hair: Alyssa from Evalyn Parsons hair
            Makeup: Tasleema Nigh
            Bridesmaid dresses: JJs House
            Suits: Stuart Suits
            Transport – Mystic Mountain tours
            Photobooth: Get A Photobooth
            Gown Alterations: Skilled Stitches 
                                                                                         
          • Gabbinbar Editorial – The Styled Wedding Shoot We Will Never Forget

            12th November, 2020 | by
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            Who, When, Where

            Located in one of Queensland’s hidden gems, we put together a styled shoot with some of the most talented vendors, within the wedding industry. The fairytale-like charm at the heritage-listed Gabbinbar Homestead in Toowoomba added to the princess vibes of the shoot and created a unique atmosphere. Looking back on this beautiful March day, we were able to put together something so special, it’s hard to know where to even begin.

            Our couture wedding dresses were captured in the most beautiful way by Lauren Olivia Photography. Lauren is an amazing photographer, who just knows how to translate precious moments into the most gorgeous photographs. The lighting and colours on this day were absolutely magical, which resulted in breathtaking imagery. Out of this world would be an understatement.

            We also got the chance to work with Wander and Follow Images. Joel created a film, which we will cherish and obsess over forever. You HAVE TO check it out! 

            Styled shoot – Gabbinbar Homestead from Wander and Follow Images on Vimeo.

             

            Wedding Dresses

            When selecting the gowns, we wanted to add a modern twist to the old-world style of this bridal shoot. Working with traditional fabrications like tulle and lace allowed us to incorporate modern designs. LARISA by Pronovias combines a princess-like tulle skirt with modern ruffles. The sheerness of the semi-illusion tulle on ROSSANA also added a modern touch, whilst complementing the classic theme of the day. 

            Styling

            What we loved most about this shoot? Something about the style of this shoot felt like it stepped straight out of a Disney film or a classic novel. The kind of wedding you would look back on and still be head-over-heels in love with every choice you made.

            Styled with burnished silver, crystal glassware, and spring garden-style florals, this old-world styling felt incredibly romantic and fully realised – allowing the day to center around its true meaning – a celebration of love. Can’t you just picture yourself driving off into the sunset in a classic cream Bentley alongside the tuxedo-clad man of your wildest dreams? We truly can’t stop thinking about this day and would love to do it over, and over, and over again.

            Scroll down to view the photos and see for yourself! Aren’t they just beautiful? 

            Wedding Vendors: Who made the magic happen

            Venue: Gabbinbar Homestead
            Styled by: Ivy and Bleu Events
            Photographer: Lauren Olivia Photography
            Videographer: Wander and Follow Images
            Florals: Gwen Floral Co.
            Makeup: Stephanie G Makeup
            Hair: Sarah Neill Hair
            Suits: The Cloak Room
            Cake: Pepper Berry Cakes
            Car: Waratah Limos
            Models:
            Dana Paige Coles (@danapaigecoles and @_danapaige)
            Hayden McCrystal (@haydenmccrystal)

                                                                                
          • Pronovias 2021 Designer Event

            9th November, 2020 | by
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            It’s one of the most exciting Brisbane bridal events of the year – our Pronovias 2021 Trunk Show is here! Be one of the first to try on and get exclusive access to their new 2021 collection. 

            Best of all? From the 14th to the 29th of November, you will receive 15% off your Pronovias order.  

            Pronovias is a Spanish bridal design house that has been ‘dressing dreams’ for over 50 years. Their dresses are well-known for their elegant and sophisticated looks. Their designs complement the feminine figure and allow for comfort on your special day. 

            Inspiration

            The Pronovias 2021 collection was inspired by Hollywood Glamour. From Golden Age movie stars like Marylin Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Elizabeth Taylor, to modern-day icons like Emma Stone, Scarlett Johansson, and Jennifer Lawrence, these women were all known for their breathtaking beauty, undeniable confidence, and sexy, trend-setting style.

            Book your Bridal Appointment for the Pronovias 2021 Trunk Show now to find your dream wedding dress!

            Pronovias 2021 TRUNK SHOW

            14th – 29th of November 2020
            15% off all Pronovias orders

            Book now