How did you meet your (now) husband? We met back at school and actually dated for a little while, years later, Lewis reconnected with me on Facebook
How long have you been together? 3 ½ years
Do you have a proposal story? Lewis proposed on Christmas day 2014 in front of both our family’s while saying a Christmas dinner speech. This was the first time that our parents were meeting as Lewis’ family live in Melbourne.
What was your wedding date? 5th of March 2016
Location (Ceremony and Reception)
Ceremony – Bush St Reserve, Norah Head, Central Coast, NSW
Reception – Soldiers Beach Surf Club, Norah Head, NSW
What made you choose there? We wanted to get married on the Central Coast because that’s where we went away on our first holiday as a couple and we have love that area ever since.
How was the weather on the day? It was perfect. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.
What made you decide to get married on this particular date? We wanted great weather, not too hot or cold.
The Wedding Details
Theme? I wanted a simple but stunning feel – the colours were navy and silver.
Where did you draw your inspiration/ideas from? Pinterest
Bridesmaids – who/relationship? Laura – friend, Amanda – friend of 24 years and Aimie – groom’s sister
Groomsmen – who/relationship? Damian – friend, Anthony – uncle and Corey – brother
Flower girls/Page boys – who/relationship? Eva and Ethan – Bride’s children
Wedding Gown (the most important part!)
What made you decide to come into Karen Willis Holmes? I follow Karen Willis Holmes on all social media and have always loved the gowns and styles, I think they are amazing!!
Where have you seen our gowns (if at all) before? Yes
How many gowns did you try? 4
Where did you purchase your gown from (which store or stockist)? Sydney
What did you especially like about your gown? I love how Karen Willis Holmes put two of my favourites – the Annika and Emmeline – into one dress just for me to give me the perfect dress and style I wanted and was dreaming of.
Who is your bridesmaid dress supplier? White Runway
What accessories did you choose to finish your gown? Belt and earrings from Karen Willis Holmes
Where did you get your shoes from? Wanted Shoes
What advice would you give brides organizing their wedding? Use Pinterest – it’s the best!
What advice would you give brides searching for their wedding gown? Definitely have to buy a Karen Willis Holmes gown
Anything extra that is special or you would like to share about your big day?
- The Maid of Honor travelled all the way from London to be there
- The Groom’s family travelled from Melbourne to be there
- It was a destination wedding – so everyone but two guests travelled
- The Bride’s Dad had been very sick with heart problems and it was uncertain if he would be well enough to travel, but he did and it was amazing having him there. He also is a retired truck driver so one of the Bridesmaids organized a truck to take him to the ceremony which made his day and it was a surprise to both the Bride and her Dad.
Something Old? One of my Dad’s old blue shirts sewn into the back of my dress in the shape of a heart.
Something New? My Bracelet which was a wedding gift from my Husband.
Something Borrowed? Handkerchief
Something Blue? Dad’s Blue shirt
Florist – Buttercups Florist
Photographer – VIBE Photography
Music – CC Hunter Entertainment
First Dance – ‘Little Things’ by One Direction
MC – Maree Schaefer (friend of Bride and Groom)
Celebrant – Jim Avati
Stationery – Shine Invitations
Menu – Event Catering
Cake – Cakes by Kyla
Bombonieres – ebay
Hair – Flawless Hair Extensions
Make up – Double Take Hair and Makeup Artistry
Wedding Bands – Michael Hill