June, 2015

Laurie’s Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Laurie’s Lace and Tulle Wedding Dress

Laurie was chasing a sweet and simple strapless wedding dress with a little less ‘poof’. Brides looking for less ‘poof’ is something we hear a lot… We created a stunning lace and tulle wedding dress for Laurie and Ross’s epic down south wedding. Seriously, these two do marriage like rock stars!!!

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What kind of bride did you want to be?

I wanted to be a relaxed bride. You can definitely tell when brides are stressed on their big day. They say that happiness radiates – so does stress! When I woke up that day, I had a sense of calm…if something was to go wrong, I couldn’t do anything about it anyway!  I had four amazing girls as my bridesmaids, as well as the best mum ever, so even if there was anything to go wrong, they wouldn’t let me know about it. I couldn’t fault anything with the entire day, which I know is rare.  Go in with a calm mind, strong calm people around you and the rest will fall into place.

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Do you have any advice you’d like to pass on to other brides? 

– use Pinterest!!!! I didn’t know what style wedding I wanted until I looked through my Pinterest board and realised that I’d subconsciously chosen what theme suited us.

– Take it slowly and spread the workload: We got engaged 2 years prior and booked our venue, style hire and cars within a few months. We didn’t start on the rest until 11 months- 12 months out, and it was done bit by bit. Life doesn’t stop because your getting married! The bridesmaids also all took on something that expressed their talent. From jewellery choice to ceremony styling.

– Be firm on guest numbers.  Parents and in-laws can sometimes forget that you won’t notice if your second cousin’s wife’s brother is there. Keep it realistic. We managed to keep our numbers low by using the question ‘Would I pay $120 for them to have dinner on any other day?’.

– Take your time and have real hard think about bridesmaids/groomsmen. We had the most amazing group of people supporting us throughout the whole process. There were no arguments, and no stress.  Even on the day, I don’t think the ten of us stopped laughing the entire time.

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What style of wedding did you go for?

We went for a relaxed natural country style wedding. Our ceremony was in a paddock on the grounds of Windows Estate Winery. We were married underneath a large arbor with amazing floral pieces hung on either side.  Guests were sat on long benches, with our aisle made out of hessian. At the reception, each table had rounds of wood (cut down from my father in law’s paddock and sanded by my husband), jars, candles and flowers. Each guest was given a succulent grown by our brother in law.

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What was the most important thing to you on your wedding day?

That everyone (including us) was having a good time. Throughout the planning process, we took into account how we thought people would enjoy the day. There’s the saying that its ‘your day’, but you don’t want to see people uncomfortable on your wedding day.  We made sure that we had enough shade for the outdoor ceremony and a mixture of songs for the dance floor (which didn’t stop)!

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Laurie’s Suppliers // Photographer(s): VargaMurphy Photography // Florist: Bespoke Wedding Flowers (Yallingup) //  Style hire: Aislestyle (except wooden arbor at ceremony – by florist) // Celebrant: Mary Simpson // Windows Estate Winery: Ceremony and pre-reception drinks venue // Wills Domain Winery: Reception

Lisa’s Lace Tea Length Wedding Gown

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Lisa’s Lace Tea Length Wedding Gown

When we met with Lisa, she was busy planning not one, but two (!!) weddings! Lisa and Jessie planned to marry in both Melbourne and Ireland so Lisa needed a dress that could easily be worn for two occasions and also travel well. We worked with Lisa to create a super fun yet ladylike lace tea length wedding gown.

Lisa’s lace tea length wedding gown featured a beautiful lace skirt with a fitted bodice and 3/4 lace sleeves. The detail on the dress was just breathtaking, this is how Lisa described her gown – “The dress was just beautiful. People are still gushing to me about it. It was the exact dress I’d being dreaming off! Couldn’t have been happier with it. I wish I could wear it every day.”

Images in Melbourne by White Tree Photography

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Candice’s Epic Tulle Wedding Gown with Detachable Cape

Posted by on Jun 7, 2015 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Candice’s Epic Tulle Wedding Gown with Detachable Cape

So I really think there is only one word for Candice’s tulle wedding gown and that is EPIC.

We worked closely with Candice to create the perfect wedding dress for her. She opted for a beaded lace bodice with sleeves and a soft tulle skirt. To finish off her look and add a touch of drama, we created a soft cape that fell from the shoulders of the dress. The cape was an elegant alternative to a traditional veil.

Candice and David got married in Brisbane at the Brisbane Racing Club. Their wedding vendors include-

Photographer: Todd Hunter McGaw // Flowers: Pink + Purple Petals // Hair: The Blow Dry Bar, Brisbane// Make-up: Napoleon Concept Store Brisbane

“Of all our suppliers, I definitely enjoyed working with Sandra and Birgitta. Having such a personal experience with my dressmakers was absolutely wonderful, and without this, I doubt my dream dress would have become a reality” – Candice, February 2015

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Candice’s Favourite Wedding Day Moment

“My favourite moment was definitely stepping out onto the aisle with my father and seeing an emotional David at the other end. It was a wonderful gift to have the two most important men in my life there with me.”

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Candice’s Piece of Advice for Bride-to-be’s

“If possible, spend time as much time with your parents on your wedding day. We were fortunate enough to have them sitting opposite us during the reception (we had one long table for all 100 guests). A wedding is such a special moment for the whole family, so it was lovely having them as close to us as possible.”


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