karenwillisholmes

Unit 501 Flourmill Studios, 3 Gladstone Street 2042 Newtown NSW, australia
Phone: 61 2 9519 3901

Date: June 2017

New KWH Stockist - Olive Jones Bridal - Edinburgh

Posted on 26 Jun, 2017
New KWH Stockist - Olive Jones Bridal - Edinburgh

We are thrilled to announce our newest UK stockists ... Olive Jones  This modern bridal boutique, located in central Edinburgh is now carrying a selection of gowns from the KWH by Karen Willis Holmes collection and will have the full 2017 Karen Willis Holmes collection for the upcoming Trunkshow on the 7th-16th July. Email -  info@olivejones.co.uk for more details or to book an appointment and see their gowns below.


Agyness
Featuring a high center front neckline with cut-away low back, fitted bias skirt and all over embellishment with exquisite neckline detail. 

Anya
Sweetheart neckline with spaghetti straps, beaded bodice and sequin bias skirt and finished with a belt. 

Caitlyn
All over sequin fitted fishtail gown with v-neckline, cap sleeves & sheer tulle back with embroidery detail. Finished with a belt in the same design.  


 

STORE DETAILS

OLIVE JONES

Location - 77 Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH36RS, UK
Website - www.olivejones.co.uk
Email - info@olivejones.co.uk
Ph - +0131 610 0242
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Yanna & Christopher's Traditional Wedding

Posted on 20 Jun, 2017
Yanna & Christopher's Traditional Wedding

Background

How did you meet your (now) husband? We met through mutual friends

How long have you been together? 3 years

Do you have a proposal story? Christopher surprised me with a getaway to the Whitsundays. On our first night there he had organised a dinner at Clippers on Airlie Beach in their private gazebo. After ordering our meals, Christopher got down on one knee, of course, I said yes!

The Wedding

What was your wedding date? 27th Feb 2016

Location (Ceremony and Reception) Where? Kogarah Greek Orthodox Church & Dolton House Sylvania

What made you choose there? The Greek Orthodox Church in Kogarah is very special to me as my parents were married there and my brother and I were baptised there.

How was the weather on the day? It was supposed to be raining but luckily it turned out to be a beautiful sunny 30-degree day!

What made you decide to get married on this particular date? We wanted to have a summer wedding and just ended up deciding on the 27th and were lucky enough to have all venues and vendors fall into place once the date was picked.

The Wedding Details

Theme? White, lots of floral and silver.

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? Pinterest & Instagram were my main inspiration and sources


Bridal Party

Bridesmaids – who/relationship? 

Maid of Honour - Natalija who is my best friend of 23 years!

Bridesmaids - Kerri, Christopher’s sister,  Christie, my godsister and Patrice my cousin. 

In Greek tradition, the best man “Koumbara” plays a very special part so I wanted to include his partner Theodora. She stood by my side on the day, however, did not wear the same as the bridesmaids. I let her pick something special herself. 

Groomsmen – who/relationship?

Best Man - Billy, who has been Christopher best friend of 23 years

Groomsmen -  Andrew: Christopher’s Brother, Dimitri, My Brother, George, Christopher’s friend and Kurt, Christopher’s cousin. 

Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship?

Flower Girls - Mia & Nikoleta (my cousins) and Savannah, who I nannied for 2 years

Page Boys: Xavier & Dion (my cousins).



Wedding Gown (the most important part!)

Yanna looked stunning in our lace 'Annika' BESPOKE gown. 

What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? Karen Willis Holmes came highly recommended from a friend who also got her wedding dress from Karen Willis Holmes, and from the second I walked in the store I knew I was about to find my dream dress.

Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? I did my research before coming in-store on Instagram and on the Karen Willis Holmes website

How many gowns did you try? 3

Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? The Karen Willis Holmes Paddington, Sydney store. 

What did you especially like about your gown? The corded lace and the bustier were to die for, that’s what I fell in love with the most.

Fashion

Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? Shakuhachi

Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Groom’s suit was tailor made by P.Johnson Tailors and the groomsmen's suits were West End by Simon Carter (Purchased at David Jones)

   

 

What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? I wore Samantha Wills earrings, a tennis bracelet gifted by my parents on my engagement. The bridesmaids had Samantha Wills jewellery and Tony Bianco shoes. The groomsmen wore different patterned Happy Socks.

Where did you get your shoes from? My shoes were Aquazurra purchase from Frwd.com

Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? Yes, a gorgeous lace cathedral veil by Karen Willis Holmes. 

Other

What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Try not to sweat the small stuff, it all falls into place in the end. And take a moment with your partner on the day to really soak in the emotion and atmosphere of the day. 

What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Sometimes your dream dress can be what you least expected, keep an open mind and make sure the dress you end up choosing makes you feel amazing.

Something Old? A special brooch I wore on the inside of my dress that was from a monastery in Greece. 

Something New? My shoes. 

Something Borrowed? A horse show my aunt gave to me that she wore on her wedding day 40 years ago

Something Blue? The bridesmaid's shoes

Suppliers

Photographer – Wedding Soul Story (now merged with Cinemotive)

Florist – Willow & Bear

Videographer – Cinemotive

Music – Dj Tom Hyper

First Dance – Finally by Yasmin

MC – Tass Savidis

Stationery – Deciduous Press

Cake – Sinful Cakes

Bombonieres – Complete Creations

Hair – Veronica Doumit

Make-Up – Bernadette Leva

Wedding Bands – Steven James

Anna + Andrew's pretty Victorian garden wedding

Posted on 20 Jun, 2017
Anna + Andrew's pretty Victorian garden wedding

Background

How did you meet your partner? Through ex-mutual partners believe it or not! We came together later on both single at a local bar.

How long have you been together? 5 years in total.

Do you have a proposal story? Andrews proposal was SO Andrew. We had arrived in New Zealand to visit some of my family, first stop after a redeye flight was my Grandpa, he had a big day planned for us so we promptly had a nap, then visited family friends where they have the most beautiful garden and I had always said I would love to get married there. Andrew knew this and took the opportunity to pack the ring in his pocket and to take me down to the garden to propose! Well, I didn’t know any of his grand plans and got chatting to Joanne the lady of the property in her kitchen, Andrew was pacing up and down demanding it was time I came outside and looked at the garden with him. My grandpa could see his eagerness so him and Tom, the owner of the property took him out and showed him around. Obviously not what Andrew had in mind, finally we all met up in the rose garden which runs along a gorgeous little creek, Andrew finally had me alone with him when we heard shrieks from the creek and Tom, who is in his 80’s was just about slipping into the creek – mission aborted and Tom was to be rescued! Time was of the essence we had to make it to my grandma’s nursing home for her Friday night drinks and bingo games! We hurried there and with the ring in tow ... finally, the end of the evening and we were driving home ... Andrew EXTREMELY quiet, we got home and he launched out of the car and hurried off very quickly inside the house. So much so that my Grandpa noticed and asked him he was alright, I said oh he probably was busting to go to the loo not worried at all. Once inside he had collected our jackets and was boiling the kettle, he said 'I think we will have a cup of tea outside and watch the sun go down' I was about to say I was doing something, he quickly said now and went outside and set two chairs up on the edge of the hill looking out to the garden, it really was very beautiful! All of 45 minutes later, great conversation was had and I was about to head inside when a few nervous mumbles of a speech asking me to marry him, and the rest is history! – typing this now I feel like yes I probably should have suspected all his behaviour was odd and that setting chairs up on the hill to watch the sunset in a beautiful garden should have given it away but it really didn’t, that was just Andrew on a daily basis – gorgeous and weird!

The Wedding

What was your wedding date? 28th January 2017

Wedding Location? Private Residence on the Mornington Peninsula

What made you choose there? The location was chosen to be on my parent’s property, they own 10 acres and have a beautiful garden. Holding an event such as their daughter's wedding was a perfect opportunity to showcase their beautiful property that they had put so much time and effort in and built from scratch in the past 10 years. I was extremely proud of them and it made it all the more sentimental.

What made you choose there? I love the concept of keeping the ceremony and reception all in one place, they had a perfect location for a marquee on the tennis court. I had always wanted to do a marquee garden wedding because then you could dress and style the area as you pleased, and no shutdown time so we could party all night long!

How was the weather on the day? The weather was better than you could dream of! A beautiful, warm, sunny day, but not too hot - we were extremely fortunate!

Was there a reason you decided to get married on this date? No real reason, we wanted a warm summer wedding, December was always going to be chaotic and one of my bridesmaid's weddings was in February so it had to be January. We decided a long weekend would be fun for those who have to travel from a distance so the 28th of January it was!

The Wedding Details

Theme? My style is very simple and minimal, so we kept it to white with touches of green foliage and copper.

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? Pinterest and Instagram are an amazing source for inspiration and ideas. I have always known I wanted the classic white with green, garden wedding and I was fortunate enough that I had a beautiful garden to draw inspiration from along with my Dads business ‘Fytogreen’ that supplies vertical gardens and has a whole garden nursery at my fingertips!

Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What? From the moment the property was decided as the location for our wedding we were all busy in the garden planting, weeding etc. you name it, preparing the property for an event took a lot of hard work, time and a group effort. A whole family affair! The plants down the aisle way at the ceremony were a vision I had from the beginning so months out from the wedding I planted seedlings into pots and nurtured with water and fertiliser most days. Believe it or not, I don’t have much of a green thumb but with Dad’s expertise they grew beautifully, I was really excited to have these little babies line the aisle.

Bridal Party

Bridesmaids – who/relationship? All our bridal party was our nearest and dearest. Each of them has been involved in our life in so many ways. We are so grateful to have friends and family like them. We clearly found it hard narrowing it down to we just chose them all!

Sarah Taylor – Maid of Honour, has been my best friend since mid-high school years, and our daughter Milla’s Godmother. A beautiful gem and a ball of fun. She was 7 months pregnant and still bent down to do up my shoes!! Best. Friend. Ever.

Jessica Barker – Another friend from high school years. She is my calming influence we just get each other, she is an absolute beauty inside and out.

Lucy Cahill – We grew up together living as neighbors, Lucy and her family have been a part of my life since I can remember. She has been a massive strength to me since we had our beautiful babies only 1 month apart from each other.

Angela Booth – My sister in law, a gorgeous soul and a huge support to Andrew and I.

Emily Booth – Also my sister in law, a beautiful bright spark who is extremely caring. It was very special having my new sisters sharing this moment with me.

Groomsmen – who/relationship?

Karl Lombardozzi – Andrew was unable to choose a best man so Karl was one of the groomsmen to give a speech which he did alongside Matt Dunne – an elite speech, they did a great job! Andrew and Karl have grown up together playing football since they were young boys, have had some great adventures and I would say most places Andrew has been or stories he tells has Karl involved in some way or another.

Matthew Dunne – Matt and Andrew have known each other since they were 12 years old. Traveled and lived in Canada together, he is an all round great guy and is also our daughter's Godfather.

Damian Russo – Damian met Andrew when they were 14 years old through cricket. He is a great friend who would do anything to help anyone he cares about.

Grant Masterson – Grant has also known Andrew since early teens, has grown up with Andrew through many stages in his life (oh the fashion!). A genuine great guy, both our families are very fond of him, he is like part of the family.

Kyle Docherty – Kyle lived with Andrew in Canada for a few years. Many funny stories and laughs they have had together. All of Andrew’s groomsmen are great guys, they hold a special place in both of our hearts and he is lucky to have such a great group of friends, it’s a real credit to him.

Flower girl – who/relationship? Milla Booth – our little angel who was just 1 year old. She was a little gem, cuddled into Aunt Emily’s arms throughout the whole ceremony watching on curiously without making a peep!

Wedding Gown (the most important part!)

Anna looked divine in our BESPOKE lace 'Annika' gown. 

What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I have always loved Karen Willis Holmes since before becoming engaged, they were the first boutique appointment I booked and it was just such a simple and easy process.

Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Instagram and wedding magazines.

How many gowns did you try? Too many, I have lost count but my top contenders were all Karen Willis Holmes!

Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Karen Willis Holmes Armadale, Melbourne. 

What did you especially like about your gown? My dress fitted like a glove, I was extremely comfortable throughout the day/evening you could tell it had just been made for me. Not only was I thrilled with my dress and all its finer details but the customer service I received from the moment I walked into Karen Willis Holmes Melbourne was warm and welcoming and they went above and beyond to assist me and all my many visits (I think I visited 4 times before I decided on THE dress!!) not once did they mind. They were also super supportive of the fact I had just had a baby and was hoping to drop dress sizes throughout the coming months, I will be forever grateful.

Fashion

Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? I had a set colour I wanted in my head so I actually bought the fabric from a fabric store in Melbourne and had a local dressmaker copy one of my favorite dress styles that I thought would suit all the girls (keeping in mind my M.O.H was going to be 7 months pregnant at the time of wedding) I was super happy with the end result, one dress for 5 different shapes and sizes was nearly impossible.

Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? M.J.Bale

What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? I kept it simple, diamond earrings for me and a coffee coloured teardrop earring for the bridesmaids.

Where did you get your shoes from? Mollini from StyleTread

Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? I wore a teardrop cathedral length veil, simple and didn ’t hide the beautiful back details of my dress, this was from One Day Bridal.

Other

What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? I would tell other brides to focus on the important items to them and not listen to other people's opinions, too many times I got myself confused or stressed because I felt overwhelmed and asked too many people's advice when I should have trusted my gut. 9/10 I went with my initial thought! 

What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Don’t have a set idea, the right dress will come and it may be completely different to what you thought you would walk down the aisle in but it will make you feel beautiful.

Anything extra that is special or you would like to share about your big day? I loved having Kate from Events By Kate, she made sure the day ran smoothly and was something I didn't worry about or that my friends and family had to worry about doing and everyone could enjoy their day without any stress! Because ultimately that’s what it's all about, a fun day filled with love, laughter and drink that everyone you care about is celebrating your marriage to the love of your life!

Suppliers

Styling/Planning – Events By Kate. Kate and her husband Mick and team did an incredible job setting up, and making sure the day ran seamlessly – highly recommend the team, especially for private property events they will take all stress and worry out of the day so you can enjoy yourself.

Photographer – Shelley Price Photography.  Shelley is super professional but laid back all at the same time, we were thrilled with our photos and on the day we hardly knew she was there, she was just like another wedding guest!

Florist – Cecilia Fox.  We loved all the arrangements Cecilia delivered, not one was faulted.

Videographer – Life in Light. I highly recommend Stevan, our wedding film was amazing, it really captured the love and energy from the day, it will be cherished forever and I am so glad we did this.

Music – Baker Boys Band and Soloist sister duo Maia and Sage for the ceremony.  Both parties did a fantastic job, we have used the Baker Boys Band previously and they never disappoint!

First Dance – Crazy Love – Michael Buble

MC – George Tothill, A family relative. George did a super job, he had us in fits of laughter, we still have people commenting on what a great MC he was, some even thought he was a hired professional!

Celebrant – Heather Boundy. Heather was marvellous, she ran with all our ideas and got our sense of humour, it also helped she was Andrews teacher back in high school!

Stationery – Simple Press

Menu – Moreish Catering. Elle’s menu to choose from was mouth watering! We were thrilled with the food on the day and her professionalism to making sure everything at her end was superb.

Cake – Regnier Cakes

Hair & Make-Up  Sophie KnoxSophie is a beautiful person, having her with us for the day getting everyone ready was just like having another friend there, not only is she down to earth but I could not fault her work, the hair and makeup she did on every single one of us was beautiful and natural. I was very happy with her.M

Greenery and Vertical Gardens – Fytogreen Australia

Furniture Hire – Place Settings

Marquee – The Marquee People

Photo booth – Shutter Hub Photo Booths

 

 

Dominique + Daniel's Hunter Valley winery wedding

Posted on 14 Jun, 2017
Dominique +  Daniel's Hunter Valley winery wedding

 

Background

How did you meet your partner? Daniel was the duty manager of the pub I worked at and hired me on the spot. We worked together for 6 months before he asked me out on a date.

How long have you been together? We got married a week before our 7 year anniversary.

Do you have a proposal story? We went on a picnic one evening at dusk, were drinking some red wine, and we began reflecting on how we started dating, nearly 7 years previous. I mentioned how he never actually asked me to be his girlfriend, we just fell into dating, and that was that. Daniel then said, 'Well Dominique, I know I never asked you to be my girlfriend...but I am asking you now to be my wife ...'

The Wedding

What was your wedding date? 18th November 2016

Location? Ironbark Hill, Hunter Valley

What made you choose there? As soon as we saw the venue we knew this was the place, with the vineyards, chapel and reception on site, sandstone and chandeliers, it was perfect.

How did you find it? Looking through websites of wedding venues in the Hunter Valley.

How was the weather on the day? Very warm, 41 degrees.

Was there a reason you decided to get married on this date? It was the closest date to our anniversary that the venue had open.

The Wedding Details

Theme? Green and white. 

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? My florist was the real inspiration for it all. She was incredible and developed many of the ideas herself.

Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What? I created our invites and place settings DIY.

Bridal Party

Bridesmaids – who/relationship?

Alex Woloschyn - Sister

Katie Dowzard - Best Friend and my florist!

Tina Harridge - Best Friend

Mel Sturgess - Best Friend

Groomsmen – who/relationship?

Ty Hayward- Best Friend

Mitchell Finnigan- Best Friend

Luke Maloney- Best Friend

Jason Molesworth- Best Friend

Wedding Dress (the most important part!)

Dominique looked stunning in our 'Mabel' gown from our WILD HEARTS collection - in stores now. 

What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? From the moment we were engaged, I began looking at gowns. As soon as I saw the 'Mabel', I knew this was the one. I still looked at many other dresses, but none of these compared to Karen Willis Holmes' designs.

Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Instagram, various blogs, friends that have worn KWH designs.

How many gowns did you try? 5 gowns at KWH- which were all incredible!

Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Paddington, Sydney 

What did you especially like about your gown? I loved the simplicity it held. I see it as a modern take on a traditional style.

Fashion

Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? Each dress was different, however, they were all purchased from David Jones.

Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? The suits were from Grand Frank Menswear. 

What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? Each of my bridesmaids wore Samantha Wills earrings, which I gave to them as a gift on my wedding day. I wore a headpiece from Anna Campbell.

Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? The headpiece was from Anna Campbell, and the veil was from Grace Loves Lace.

Other

What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Have fun and enjoy the process, you won’t ever get to go through it again, so don’t rush any decisions and enjoy the moment.

What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Go and try them on - they look far different on the models then they do on you personally. A dress might suit you more than you would first realise.

Suppliers

Photographer – White Lane Studio

Florist – The Botanical Workshop

Videographer – White Lane Studio

Music – Matt McLaren

MC – Mitch Garling

Celebrant – Mark McLennan

Stationery - DIY

Cake – My friend made this - Clair Mieluk

Bombonieres – We decided to donate money to Breast Cancer Australia, rather than handing out gifts to our guests.

Hair – Kristy Stead

Make-Up – Daniella Galla

Wedding Bands – Ocean Palm Jewellers, Wamberal

Dominique + Daniel  |  Hunter Valley Wedding  |  NSW Australia from White Lane Studio on Vimeo.

 

Amanda + Nicholas' romantic Sydney harbour wedding

Posted on 07 Jun, 2017
Amanda + Nicholas' romantic Sydney harbour wedding

Amanda & Nick held a romantic wedding at Sydney Harbour with their friends and family.  Amanda was after a soft, romantic garden themed wedding, with soft pinks, whites and peach tones set against dark greens in her blooms. For these art lovers, there was no other place they wanted to get married in but in the Habourside Room at the Museum of Contemporary Art.  They were blessed with a gorgeous, warm summers day with the backdrop of the harbour.  A true contrast to the moment Nick proposed to her - in front of an igloo in icy Finland. Amanda wore the Saskia/Selena combination with the Selena trains from the BESPOKE collection.

Background

How did you meet your partner? We met through our two mutual friends Jimmy and Ali. Nick knew Jimmy through school and I knew Jimmy through Ali who I went to university with.

How long have you been together? 6 years

Do you have a proposal story? We were in Finland over Christmas 2015, we'd just arrived at our Hotel in Luosto and Nick suggested we go for a walk up the mountain. It was getting dark (there's only 5hrs of daylight during winter) so we were about to head back, but we both spotted an enormous ice igloo amongst some trees. Intrigued, we stumbled over shrubs and snow to check it out. Nick was determined to take some photos of me in front of the entrance, then he raced down and stood in front of me for a kiss before dropping down on one knee and asking me to marry him.

The Wedding

What was your wedding date? 18.11.16

Ceremony Location? McKell Park, Darling Point Sydney

What made you choose there? Our reception venue was on the harbour, so we thought it would be great to transport our guests via ferry, we looked at a few different harbour locations. But one Sunday afternoon we drove to McKell Park and fell in love with how quiet, lush and intimate it was. Not to mention the fact that it had its own jetty for the ferry. It was perfect!

How did you find it? Our lovely Wedding Coordinator, Lauren, suggested it.

Reception Location? Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art

What made you choose there? That view! I also have a strong affinity with art and design and we loved the idea of being on a rooftop on a summer evening.

How did you find it? We were looking at venues around the harbour and the MCA just popped up and felt right.

How was the weather on the day? It was a hot, sunny 33 degree day, but it meant at night the balcony of the MCA was warm and balmy.

The Wedding Details

Theme? Flowers - Softs pinks, whites and peach tones set against dark greens. I wanted to go for a soft, romantic garden theme. Flowers were complimented by long oak tables, and eclectic white, clear and brass gold vases of various shapes/sizes. Place cards were an ocean blue watercolour to mimic the harbour colours.

Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? Gardens and magazines.

Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What? I designed our wedding invitations and hand painted all our place cards with watercolour. A special shout out to my dad, Mark, who made our wedding arch, it is something I will treasure forever. He also made our menu holders.

Bridal Party

Bridesmaids – who/relationship? My Maid of Honour was my sister Nicole and my bridesmaids were Ali, Jess and Katie who were all university friends.

Groomsmen – who/relationship? Our Best Man was Nick’s brother Andrew and our groomsman were; James and Scott who were Andrew's school friends and Jon, Nick’s cousin.

Wedding Gown (the most important part!)

Amanda looked stunning in the 'Saskia' Bodice and 'Selena' skirt from the BESPOKE collection. 

What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I followed Karen Willis Holmes on Instagram and then went to the website. I loved what I saw and booked my first dress appointment at Karen Willis Holmes Paddington Boutique in Sydney. The 'Selena' was the very first dress I tried one, and all the subsequent dresses I tried on could never beat the feeling I had when wearing the 'Selena'.

Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Instagram, Pinterest, One Fine Day Wedding Fair, White Magazine.

How many gowns did you try? I probably tried on maybe 15 or 16 from 5 different stores.

What did you especially like about your gown? The way it made me feel, the organza of the skirt fell so beautifully and it was just the right amount of drama (I called it my drama dress). It just felt incredible and I felt like a bride.

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Fashion

Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? Rodeo Show. I searched high and low for bridesmaid dresses and found Rodeo Show’s bridesmaid edit had a great range of styles and the navy was such a beautiful shade that went well with everything.

Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Andrews suit was from Hugo Boss, and the groomsman’s suits were hired from Peppers.

What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? My necklace and earrings were from ByCharlotte. The girls wore their own necklaces and I gave them simple Swarovski stud earrings. The robes we wore were from Le Rose and their gifts were pink Mon Purse cosmetic bags with their nicknames embossed on them.


 

Where did you get your shoes from? My heels were from Sophia Webster, she has an absolutely gorgeous range of bridal‘ wing’heels. I bought them from Quincy in Woollahra. Halfway through the night, I changed into pink Reebok sneakers for dancing!

Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? I wore a veil from Karen Willis Holmes. 

Other

What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Limit how much Pinteresting you do. Once you start locking in your venue, ceremony location, dress etc you begin to narrow down the style of wedding you’re creating, there is such a thing as inspiration overload. Stand by your choices and have fun planning the best party with your husband to be.

What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Don’t rule out any styles before trying them on. I went in thinking I’d buy a fitted lace number and I was so against strapless, but that’s exactly what I bought and felt amazing.

Anything extra that is special or you would like to share about your big day? We are so happy to have spent the day with our loved ones.

Something Old? A wedding poem from my Aunt given to my mum on my first birthday, mum gave it to me a few days before our wedding.

Something New? Shoes

Something Borrowed? Missed one

Something Blue? A little blue bow was sewn into the KWH dress which I thought was such a beautiful touch.

Suppliers

Photographer – Justin Aaron Photography, so wonderfully talented. We had a great Engagement shoot with him which made us feel relaxed and at ease for the big day.

Florist – Coralie from Wild Blossom, she was awesome and did an absolutely gorgeous job on our wedding arch, our bouquets and the reception tables.

Videographer – Tom, from The Story of Us. He was great, didn’t even know he was there half the time. That’s a sign of a great videographer.

Styling – Decorative Events they were so wonderful, patient and accommodating.

Wedding Coordinator –  Lauren from Audrey and Angus our day could not have gone as smoothly and we can not thank Lauren enough for all her hard work on the day.

Music – Soulganic, we saw them play live at Little Jack Horner in Coogee and I immediately emailed them to check their availability.

First Dance – Hey Ho, The Lumineers. It didn’t exactly go to plan, but we just rolled with it.

MC – Tom, one of Nick’s good mates.

Celebrant – Jessie Cacchillo, she was so lovely. After meeting with her we knew our ceremony would be in good hands.

Stationery – I designed our invites and had them printed by D&D Letterpress. Leah from My Creative Space designed all the hand lettering for the invites and hand wrote all our guest’s names on our place cards.

Menu – Fresh Catering

Entrée

Spiced veal tagliata on BBQ pumpkin, toasted organic granola & vadouvan dressing. Seared diver scallops, porcini butter, goat’s cheese rotolino & crispy kale.

Main

Grilled beef fillet, gratin potatoes, daube jus and roast organic chicken, parmesan polenta, walnut pesto & confit shallot.

Dessert/Cake -We had two glorious Andy Bowdy Cakesthey were amazing and delicious. The first was a chocolate fudge, salted caramel, roasted peanuts, chocolate mousse, snickers, chocolate cookie crumb and chocolate fudge drizzle. The second, a malted milk crumb, strawberry cheesecake mousse, vanilla butter cake, salted caramel, wild strawberry gel, baked cheesecake chunks, pistachio crunch & fresh berries.We had one for our engagement party and everyone raved about it, so we thought why not have two for the wedding. Cake toppers were from Grain & Co.

 Bombonieres – Delicious Jams and Relish by Drunken Sailor Jams (our friend Justin makes them). Flavours were Forest Fruits Jam, Pear Vanilla and Whiskey Jam, and Smokey Tomato Relish.

Hair and Make-Up – Liv Lundelius, gorgeous make-up that wasn’t too heavy, really natural and it lasted the whole day!

Wedding Bands – Protea Diamonds

Extra features – Bride and Bridesmaids got ready at The Langham Hotel on Kent St, one of the most beautiful hotels in Sydney, the staff were lovely and accommodating.

Photo booth  –  Photo Corner – they were great, we had an attendant there the whole time.

Hire – Sammy and Lola, we hired marquee lights, neon sign and vertical festoon lights. The festoons made for a gorgeous vertical backdrop along the wall of the MCA.

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