How long have you been together? We have been together two years this December.
Do you have a proposal story? Sione proposed to me at Clontarf beach. We headed down that afternoon for a picnic and swim. After eating he told me he was heading down to the water with our son. They were down there for a while, I assumed they were playing. Shortly after he called me down. As I got closer he dropped to one knee and I noticed my then 3 month old son was holding a ring. By this stage I was blubbering mess and in the sand next to them said “marry me”
What was your wedding date? 19th August, 2016
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
Where? Both the ceremony and location was held at Athol hall café and function Centre, Mosman, Sydney
How was the weather on the day? The weather was perfect! It was a 23 degree sunny day in winter. I couldn’t believe my luck.
The Wedding Details
Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from?
I was glued to Pinterest for months, anytime I saw something I liked I screenshotted it.
Were any aspects of your wedding D.I.Y? If so What?
Originally I was going to try and do a lot of D.I.Y but the wedding was creeping up closer and closer so I thought it was best to get some help. I contacted Sophie & Tara at The fresh collective. Best thing I ever did, instantly felt less stressed and the girls were fantastic. I wanted the wedding to be simple, I love the look of lots of glass jars with white flowers and lots of greenery. It turned out beautiful and was everything I wanted. Even Sione loved it.
Bridesmaids – who/relationship?
My maid of honor was Lauren
My three bridesmaids were Chantelle, Rebecca and Abbe all friends since school
Groomsmen – who/relationship?
4 in total, Best man was his nephew Fred
He also had two brothers Malama and Daniel and Best friend Basil.
Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship?
Flower girls – Hallie , Vake and Mele
Page boy – Soni , our son
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I asked a friend of mine if she knew of any places I should go to try dresses and KAREN WILLIS HOLMES was the first place she said. I instantly searched on Instagram and fell in love with the 'Caitlyn' gown. The next week I went straight to the Paddington store and ended up walking out with it.
How many gowns did you try? I tried on 4 that day
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Paddington, Sydney
What did you especially like about your gown? I’m not someone to wear a lot of jewelry or makeup, so with the beautiful sequins on the dress I felt I could get away with a very natural look and still look and feel amazing on the day.
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? I told the girls I wanted a nude or blush colour and I let them pick whatever they wanted.
Did you wear a veil/headpiece? Where did you get this from? I did wear a veil, My aunty made it for me.
What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Definitely worth hiring a stylist and find a great photography company, highly recommend the both that I used.
Florist and Wedding Stylist - The Fresh Collective
Photographer and Videographer - Ripple Weddings
Celebrant - Behroze Bilimoria
Cake - Angela Palo
Hair - Karen Mooney
Make up - Victoria Tye