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I have to giggle a little when I think of my first meeting with Emily. She had initially purchased a gown online and yes, it was cheap, but it was awful and nothing like the picture. Heard that story a million times? Me too.
Emily found us at Wedding Upmarket where she saw the lovely Jess in her tea-length wedding dress. Immediately she recognised the need to have her dream wedding gown custom made to suit her own style and most importantly, fit her body shape!
I’m a huge fan of tea length wedding dresses, so I was delighted to create Emily’s tea length wedding gown. The gown featured a fitted hand lace appliqué bodice with 3/4 lace sleeves and a soft tulle skirt with a delicate lace edge detail. It was finished with self covered buttons down the back and a thin waistband with a small bow. We also accessorised Emily’s outfit with a birdcage veil with beaded lace from her gown.
Emily married Jason at St Mary’s in Leederville before heading to their reception at Sandalford Winery in the Swan Valley. They had the clever duo at Still Love capture their special day.
Emily had a lot of fun planning her wedding so I enjoyed hearing her reflections on their big day, hope you do too!
I was really lucky to find lots of lovely people that made the planning process really easy and fun! Our florist Penny from Wild Heart Flowers, our photographers Glenn & Lauren from Still Love Photography and Chiara from Bridal Creations just to name a few. I’m not being biased, but my favourite ‘suppliers’ were Sandra and Birgitta from Elvi Design who were both incredibly patient and kind during the dress making process.
That at the end of the day we were married and everyone enjoyed themselves. It didn’t bother me if there were any hiccups or if anything went wrong or if it rained. I just wanted everyone to get to the church safely and have a great time afterwards.
There are helpful lists you can download that have step-by-step notes of what’s needed to plan a wedding. I found these really helpful especially for reminding me of little things that I may not have considered.
We met the lovely Hannah through one of our previous brides. Referrals are always so nice!
Hannah and Miles were planning a relaxed, orchard wedding with loads of DIY. Hannah appreciates finer details and was looking for a lace wedding gown with intricate detail.
We created a long lace wedding gown that was soft and romantic with a gorgeous hand appliquéd lace back. Hannah wore a flower crown by Fox & Rabbit with our long lace edge veil for her ceremony before letting her hair down for the reception.
After a lot of Pinterest stalking, I loved the idea of a Vintage Bride. Considering our Reception was outdoors I also wanted it to look relaxed so we went with a hint of Boho as well. I feel like thats exactly what I got!
Previous brides told me that your wedding day goes in a blink of an eye. I never believed it but its true! The best advice I got from a good friend was that no matter how busy the day feels and no matter how much fun your having, pick a moment in the day where you stop for a second and take it all in. Just take a moment to appreciate and observe your special day. Let it hit you that its actually your wedding day. I am so glad I did because the day really does go so fast.
My wedding dress, thanks to Sandra and Bergitta, made me feel so incredibly beautiful! I wanted a dress that was elegant but also had detail that made the dress original. My dress was that and more!
Photographer: Still Love Photography
Flowers: Fox & Rabbit
Hair Stylist: Vintage Hairess – Natalie
Makeup: Crystal Cohen – MAC Cosmetics
Chairs: Pretty Willow
Videographer: Kairos Films – Sam Dix