What was your wedding date? 7th December 2013
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
1. Where? St Andrew’s Ukrainian Catholic Church / Simmer on the Bay
2. What made you choose there? Rustic charm with interesting features
3. How did you find it? After hours of trolling the internet and wedding forums!
The Wedding Details
Theme (if any – colours, features, etc.)? Romantic Vintage/eclectic style
How was the weather on the day? Perfect and sunny 26 degrees!
What made you decide to get married on this particular date? We wanted to get married in December so my family from Ireland could travel and then stay here for Christmas. It was actually my Dad’s birthday too.
1. Bridesmaids – who/relationship? 3 bridesmaids (sister, old friend, school friend)
2. Groomsmen – who/relationship? 3 (1 cousin, 2 best mates)
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I saw a dress in a magazine that I loved and wanted to try it on and looked up the name on the internet. A friend also recommended I look at your dresses because she thought they would be my style.
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Magazines, online.
How many gowns did you try? Too many!
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or couture)? Akina Bridal in Castle Hill
What did you especially like about your gown? It was simple but it fitted beautifully and made me look like I have curves.
Who helped you pick the gown/who shopped with you? My mum, my sister and my friend. They all loved it!
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? The brand was Treuse and we purchased from Smik in Rouse Hill
Where did you get the groom and groomsmen’s suits? Just for Him in Beecroft for the Groomsmen and Montagio custom made Tux for the Groom.
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown and also for those in your bridal party? I had a Viktoria Novak headpiece and crystal stud earrings.
Where did you get your shoes from? I designed my own shoes from Shoes of Prey.
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? My veil was made by Tracy at Akina Bridal and headpiece by Viktoria Novak.
Florist – Boo Shi Floral Designs
Photographer – McKay Photography
Videographer – High Tea Films
Music – Furnace and the Fundamentals (6 piece band)
First Dance – This Year’s Love – David Gray
MC – Adam Wowk (Cousin)
Celebrant – Fr. Simon Ckuj
Cake – Faye Cahill
Cars/Transport – London Cab Company
Hair – Marie Hair Designs
Make up – Christina Cleary
Wedding Bands – Gregory Jewellers
Reception Stylist – She Designs