6th April, 2021 | by Alera
“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.
“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.
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: DominosTubs of Icecream: Woolworths
11th March, 2021 | by Celine
Shopping for a wedding dress is a different kind of mission. Let’s face it, it is probably the most important outfit we will ever buy. On top of that, it’s a huge investment, which means the pressure is on. In turn, we brides, want to know what’s hot in 2021 / 2022, right?
Yes, even if our wedding is in 2022, we should most definitely start thinking about our dream bridal look – time flies when we’re busy organising your dream wedding day.
Don’t worry – we’ve got you!
After intensive research and hundreds of hours of browsing through wedding magazines, bridal fashion articles, and thousands of Instagram posts and Pinterest pins, we have curated some of the hottest and most fashionable wedding dress trends for 2021 and 2022.
So, let’s dive straight in!
Every Superwoman Needs A Cape
Although this one might not be for everyone, bridal designers sure know how to make us feel like a superhero. Capes have become a huge deal in the bridal world and here is what we love about them.
They add an element of drama
They stand out from the crowd and scream fashion-forward. Nobody is going to forget your dress and your wifey or hubby will be swept off their feet. A sleeve calls for an unforgettable entrance with loads of drama.
They add coverage, without limiting your ability to move
Many of us don’t like feeling too exposed. Instead of going with a sleeved option, a cape is a great way of adding some coverage, without having to deal with the movement restrictions a sleeve may come with.
Transformable Looks A.k.a. Two-In-One
Speaking of dresses with capes, wedding dress designers are focusing on creating more versatile looks than ever. With a few simple add-ons, our brides can transform their look within minutes. Who said that you needed multiple dresses for your wedding day?
No need to double your budget
If you’re on a lower budget, you don’t need to sacrifice your wishes of having multiple wedding looks.
Less commitment. More options
Don’t want to commit to one look? Make last-minute adjustments and wear what you feel most comfortable in on your big day!
Puffy sleeves, tiered skirts, ruffles like there is no tomorrow, and we are 100 percent here for it. Go bold or go home, it’s your big day! This trend most definitely isn’t for everyone, but it’s also not one to forget.
They add a fun element
The creative and beautiful designs add a fun element to your bridal look
Edgy yet Simplistic
Ever struggled to find the right balance between allowing you to combine your love for simplistic fabrics with edgy designs? You should jump on that train!
So here you have it: in 2021 we’re getting out of our cage and committing to bigger and bolder wedding dress designs and bridal looks. We’ve been sitting at home, hiding from the world, for too long. It’s time to shine.
14th September, 2020 | by Celine
Let’s talk about wedding dress trends!
Although we all want our bridal gown to be as unique as possible, it is always interesting to see what bridal trends are fashionable at the moment and which wedding dress designs we will see more of in 2021, right?
Living in a world that is constantly evolving, bridal designers are sure to have a few extravagant wedding dress designs up their sleeves for 2021. So, let’s have a look at what wedding dresses are popular for 2021 weddings:
Ever heard of glitter tulle? It’s a thang – and we are kind of loving it! This particular trend definitely requires you to let go of some of the traditional expectations of a bridal gown. Your wedding is a party – and we’re here to dance! This trend is not only super fun but also extremely show-stopping AND photographable. Trust us, we always have way too much fun with these in our boutique!
Sheer – She’s Airy
2021 definitely isn’t the year to be shy. It’s time for you to show off your beauty. Even if that means wearing semi-illusion tulle and other sheer fabrications. Adding a cheeky hot pant underneath your sheer skirt creates a futuristic, yet elegant look, that will sweep everyone off their feet. It’s an unexpected yet modern approach of a bridal gown. Hence, designers are incorporating more of it into their new collections.
Once again, designers are taking it to the max. Whether you are looking at Zavana Couture, Atelier Pronovias, or Nicole Couture, designers are showcasing their beaded dresses left, right, and center. People are craving the luxe feel, enhanced by the weight of the beading. In turn, designers are leaning towards extravagant, beaded appliqués.
Multiple layers, tiered skirts, and a mix of different fabrications; designers aren’t afraid of making the most out of their ball gown creations. Ball gowns aren’t just becoming more popular, in 2021, but they are also bigger than ever. FARRAH and CLOSE by Pronovias are both prime examples of what ball gown heaven looks like.
Mixing Minimal with Opulent
Imagine a fitted gown with puffy sleeves. Super playful, yet extremely elegant. Adding a fun element to your fitted gown doesn’t only add that extra something, but it also elevates your look. It creates something that is so unique, people will remember for a long time.
Who doesn’t love flowers? We know it, you know it, designers know it. Floral appliqués have been and remain to be a front runner in the bridal gown industry. However, 2021 is going to show a few different ways of incorporating floral appliqués. Tattoo lace, as well as embroidered tulle, seem to be on the rise, creating stunning flower-field-inspired looks.
Long story short, 2021 is a year of innovation and extravagant designs, and we can’t wait to see our Brisbane brides rock their dresses on their wedding day.