14th December, 2020 | by Alera
Imagine walking down the aisle and looking at your future husband, whilst your favourite song is playing in the background. Cassie & Mitch’s wedding was raw, romantic, and filled with intimate moments.
What started off as a flirt online, soon became a much stronger bond. Sure enough, the couple realised that their journey was meant to last a lifetime. Once engaged, Cassie wanted to make sure that their big day aligned with the couple’s style. Therefore, she said it was extremely important to her to find vendors who understood Cassie and Mitch’s style. She also said it was important they were within close range to their wedding venue: “I didn’t realise until later how much easier everything was finding vendors that were local to our venue, it made for such an easy process.”
Speaking of which, our bride of the week most certainly had to battle with Covid restrictions this year. In the end, Cassie managed to finalise her plans only two weeks before the wedding. Since the couple was set on keeping their wedding date, they had to change venues three times: “We had three completely different plans ranging from a casual park wedding in Kingscliff, NSW. To a small beach ceremony on the Gold Coast to our final plan that didn’t eventuate until 2 weeks before our day.” We can’t even begin to imagine what her stress levels must have been at…
Luckily enough, the restrictions lifted just in time. In the end, their guests from Brisbane and Sydney were allowed to attend Cassie and Mitch’s wedding. Thank you, universe.
When choosing her dress, Cassie wanted to ensure that ‘The One’ reflected who she was. Cassie fell in love with MINI by Nicole Milano: “My dress was my absolute dream style, the lace and glitter was me to a tee. Glam!! Plus it hugged all my curves in the best way & I added a detachable tulle wing veil to top it off.”
Upon asking our bride of the week what her favourite part of visiting our Brisbane bridal boutique was, she said that she loved having the support from her sisters. Seeing them sitting in our “gorgeous pink chaise lounge, drinking champagne” as Cassie showed them each dress was truly special. She reminisces about their reactions and also remembers feeling comfortable: “The staff are so professional, I had Francesca help me find my dress and I could not recommend her more, as a plus-sized woman she made me feel so comfortable which was a worry of mine leading up to the appointment.”
Cassie’s advice to future brides is short and sweet: Don’t let all the wedding buzz get in the way! “…at the end of the day it is about the two of you marrying each other, everything else after that is a bonus!”
The couple is now ready to continue their new chapter as husband and wife. Cassie and Mitch are looking forward to renovating their dream home and slowly building a family together.
Scroll down to see all photos from Cassie’s wedding day!
Venue: Osteria Weddings, Casuarina NSW
Photographer: Figtree Pictures
Videographer: Wild Creative Media
Florist: Alanah Cherie Floristry
Stylist: Bliss & Willow
Cake: Sweet Art Creations
Hair: Natalie Lucas
Makeup: Natalie Lucas
Bridesmaid dresses: White Fox Boutique
Suits: Groom (Johnny Bigg) & Groomsmen (Tarocash)
Cars/ Transportation: Frank from Pull Up VIP
Welcome Sign – The Parker Effect
Musician – Maddy Zanatta
14th April, 2020 | by Alera
Brought together at Hills International College in Jimboomba – a golf academy school – Sophia and Anthony share a decade of friendship and six and a half years as a couple, prior to wedding in a classic and timeless ceremony at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove.
18th November, 2019 | by Celine
With a dreamy lavender farm as the backdrop and a bombshell bride -to-be, Karlie and Ryan’s wedding could have leapt straight out of a Hollywood film!
The pair originally met through mutual friends on a night out, where they hit it off. Their love-filled wedding speeches from their nearest and dearest on the night highlighted the perfect mix of sweetness and strength they share as a couple. How cute is that?!
Their stunning setting was none other than the picturesque Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm near Mount Alford. This venue features a unique open-air-style chapel with a modern twist, situated amongst the aromatic lavender fields.
5th November, 2019 | by Alera
A sparkling dress, a sparkling sky – the magic was written in the stars for Amelia & Foti! The pair recently shared their nuptials with friends and family in a stunning destination wedding in Greece!
Flash back to ten years ago and the two were still in school. Foti was Amelia’s brother’s best friend, and it wasn’t long before Foti was in love! “He asked me to be his wife 10 years later – when the time was right! Super romantic!” Said Amelia.
The romantic moments continued into their big day as she walked down the aisle towards her soon-to-be husband. This was actually Amelia’s favourite part of the day! “It was as I walked down the aisle (tears rolling down my face!) – the certainty and stability in his eyes. My Future. My Husband. Such a vulnerable and beautiful moment I’ll cherish forever.” She said. Amelia also loved her first dance moment. “It was beyond!! Surprise fireworks lit up the sky!” She said of the epic moment that the night was filled with a dazzling display of light as the two gazed upwards from their open-air dancefloor.
26th April, 2019 | by Celine
Here at White Lily, we love a good destination wedding, and Amelia and Nathan’s Hawaiian wedding did not disappoint! Bathed in sunlight and blessed with amazing weather, the newlyweds and their guests were treated to a day full of love, beautiful Hawaiian tradition and celebration.
Amelia and Nathan’s story began all the way back in high school! Partnered together on a project as wee teenagers in grade eight, the unstoppable pair fell into step with ease.
“We were polar opposites – Nathan super quiet and shy and me super dramatic and over the top, but somehow we just clicked.” Says Amelia.
26th December, 2018 | by Alera
Catriona and Hok’s Scottish wedding was a darling garden affair with sweet touches of elegance throughout. Such an occasion is what one would describe as timeless. From the intricate lace and crepe gown, to a posy of pink and charming string quartet – each detail was utter perfection.
The couple’s theming inspiration for the day was relaxed with greenery – much in the spirit of a rose garden. Styled by local stylists, Get Knotted, it was the personal touches that really made the day so special. Hok and his groomsmen opted for traditional kilts in keeping with their Scottish ceremony.
Meanwhile, out gorgeous Catriona looked absolutely beautiful in Vicenta by Pronovias (no longer available), which was clearly a match made in heaven!
“This dress is absolutely stunning and I’ve never felt more beautiful. Such an elegant dress with gorgeous details throughout. I knew it was the one as soon as I saw it!” Catriona said of her dream gown.
It was as if the Pronovias Atelier gown was made for her – the fitted mermaid skirt and sheer illusion tulle bodice with rebrodé lace appliqués beautifully reflecting Catriona’s personal style. Our bride-to-be let the dress do the talking with subtle and luminousmakeup, cute pearl drop earrings and her hair upswept to showcase the lovely low back detail.
View this gorgeous couples fabulous wedding photos down below!
Venue: Bachilton Barn, Scotland
Photography: Sean Bell Photography
Hair & Makeup: Honey & Violet
Florist: Get Knotted
Celebrant: Brian Hawkins
Entertainment: Rosewood string quartet for the ceremony & drinks reception and Empire for the evening
Cake: My Auntie Rachel
Honeymoon: Italy (Rome and Florence)
11th December, 2018 | by Alera
You asked – we listened!
While we have always prided ourselves on our diverse sample collection covering a huge range of sizes, we recently decided it was time enhance our available options in size 16+ gowns. Hence, we welcome our all new Curve range; further extending one of Queensland’s largest collections of sample gowns for our babin’ brides.
We firmly believe that every bride deserves to feel special and drop-dead-gorgeous while bridal shopping and your wedding dress selection shouldn’t be limited due to size. We now stock an exclusive range of gowns in an extensive variety of sizes, which can be ordered up to a size 30! Yass! The collection features fabulous fabrics such as crepe, lace, mikado and tulle in all silhouettes! Think everything from va-va-voom mermaids gowns, to whimsical flowing A-lines.
Embrace your curves! Book your bridal appointment online here.
Check out some of our amazing new styles below! Or browse the collection here.
Photography: Bulb Creative
Hair & Makeup: Rachael Harris
Florals & Styling: Clara Jean Events
Neon Signage: Neon Republic
27th November, 2018 | by Celine
Emily and Javier’s wedding was held at Summergrove Estate in a day of luxurious, old-world glamour. The couple’s intimate ceremony was held in the gorgeous chapel overlooking the rolling green mountains.The couple met at their workplace. Initial conversations between the pair were heavily focused around furry friends and their mutual love of dogs. “Javier asked me on many dates to which I declined. Until one day I figured I had nothing to lose, but everything to gain – and here we are!”The beautiful bride wore Chanda by Pronovias like it was made just for her! “The thing I loved most about my gown was the lace and the finer details around the neckline and wrists. The way it flowed along the ground seamlessly”. Emily opted for soft wavy hair adorned with a long raw edge veil – a perfect match for a full lace gown like Chanda.“Thanks to you and your beautiful team for making my day memorable – I had the most amazing experience!”Venue: Summergrove EstatePhotography: Lucas & Co PhotographyMake Up: Dolly May Make Up ArtistryFlorist: Ellee Jay FloristryCelebrant: Celebrate With RikkiEntertainment: Adiamus String QuartetScroll down to see all the highlights of this picture-perfect wedding day…
9th November, 2018 | by Alera
Shop the latest designs from Dutch Bridal House Modeca right here in Queensland. The collection boasts a stunning range of modern, sophisticated styles made with exceptional quality. Enjoy browsing the collection with Prosecco in hand and try your favourite styles unique and exclusive here in the sunshine state. Say yes to your dream dress and let us gift you to 15% off as well as a signature gift bag from the designer. Bookings are limited so reserve yours today!
Rockhampton: 15th – 24th November
Brisbane: 28th November – 8th December
4th November, 2018 | by Alera
Over 40 Nicole Spose gowns are making their way to our boutiques and needless to say, we are all a little excited! Luxury by design, these masterpieces are designed in Milan showcasing the latest trends in European bridal couture. For a limited time only, White Lily Couture Brisbane will showcase a hand-picked selection from the 2019 collection for an exclusive Designer Showcase.
Brisbane: 10th – 1st December
Schedule your appointment to view and try your favourites and we will gift you 15% OFF your order! But hurry, limited spaces remain.
11th April, 2018 | by Alera
After our recent relocation to Musgrave Road, Red Hill we couldn’t be happier with our new digs. The space is welcoming, full of modern, luxury touches comprised of a palette of soft blush, emerald green, black and hints of gold. Creative Director, Alera Kingham wanted to “bring a contemporary, fresh feel to bridal in Brisbane” and the result certainly lives up to that!
With a all new layout, our gown collection is now available to view in it’s entirety in the gallery on the first level of the boutique. Arranged by designer, the collection is easy to browse with the help of your consultant and full of dreamy gowns ready to try on. On level two the bridal dressing rooms await in a room full of natural light, white exposed beams and timber floors. A relaxed and inviting space perfect for saying yes to the dress!
One thing that has not changed Alera added “is our dedication to premium service that is both caring and professional. That’s a White Lily promise that is at the core of our company values and that every bride deserves when the step through our doors”.
Schedule your once-in-a-lifetime bridal experience today and be a part of the new White Lily story. Bookings are filling fast – visit our online booking calendar to schedule yours.
27th February, 2018 | by Alera
From the powerhouse that is Made With Love comes the all new Emmy Mae Bridal range! Also designed by Carla Jenkins, the collection oozes romance and bohemian vibes perfect for a our Queensland lifestyle.
Combining luscious fabrics with chic and elegant silhouettes the range is ideal for brides looking for a relaxed and playful gown. The range boasts low backs and sexy splits as well and unique laces that are unique to the collection.
We are so excited to be one of the few boutiques in Australia to offer this very special range. In store now and available to try at your appointment, book now to see these beauties for yourself!