The Special Couple: Jade + Deni
THE FIRST SIGHT & PROPOSAL
Deni and I met through mutual friends at a summer BBQ! As for the proposal, I was at home cooking up a storm because Deni's parents were coming over to celebrate his Mum's birthday. I was in the kitchen cutting veggies when he came in and popped the question, down on one knee! I was already a little high-strung getting everything prepared, but his proposal took all my excitement and attention away - it was perfect. We had a little moment together, just us two in the kitchen. Once his parents came over for dinner, we shared our big news - there were happy tears and lots of love; it was such a lovely, intimate evening.
THE INSPIRATION & VENUE
I didn't have a theme per se, but I knew I wanted the styling to be timeless, classic and fun. Once I met my florist/stylist and told them my vision, I gave them free rein to use flowers and colours they thought would fit our vision for the big day. The centrepieces I chose were all handmade by Basil at ByDesign Event Group - these were what inspired the rest of the styling for the wedding. No two centrepieces were the same shape/size - each piece was unique but still able to complement each other. The bridal centrepieces were styled with Corokia branches, wrapped in white Singapore orchids and Camelia foliage and had floating candles scattered throughout.
THE BRIDAL LOOK
Keeping in line with the rest of the day, I wanted my look to be stylish and modern yet timeless and classic. I didn't have any inspiration at first, but I found that once I bought my dress, my hair, makeup, etc., everything else fell into place, so I guess you could say my dress inspired the rest of my look!
THE ETERNAL BRIDAL SAYING 'YES' TO THE DRESS
Eternal Bridal was the first stop on my hunt for my wedding dress, so I was pretty clueless when I went for my first appointment. At that stage, I didn't know what I wanted in a dress, but my stylist Frankie was helpful and guided me through the appointment. After visiting many other boutiques, I decided to return to Eternal Bridal because the service I received and the selection of dresses superseded my experience at other boutiques. I think I tried on about 15 gowns from boutiques in Sydney. The other wedding dresses I had tried on before didn't compare when next to the GALA by Galia Lahav wedding gown. Once it was on, that was it - I didn't want to try on any other dresses! It had the perfect balance of glamour and sex appeal, and the lace was exquisite and timeless.
For me, it wasn't just about finding the perfect dress. I considered after-sales services and buying accessories for my dress - I wanted those processes to be stress-free and easy. Eternal Bridal didn't disappoint - I had many follow-up appointments and purchased my veil, which went perfectly with my dress. On each occasion, the styling consultants at Eternal Bridal were professional yet friendly and helpful. I recommend that any bride who values quality and a great personalised experience visit Eternal Bridal!
THE BEST THING ABOUT OUR DAY & JADE'S WEDDING ADVICE
After the recessional, my husband and I got separated by the crowd with everyone congratulating us! So before we took photos and started the rest of the evening, we went for a short walk around the venue, just us two. It was intimate and romantic. We had a few more moments throughout the night, which was really nice.
I guess it's cliché for a reason, but I would probably say, "It goes quickly! Absorb and enjoy as much of your special day and the lead-up to it because it really does happen in the blink of an eye!" Before you know it, the night is over. Stay true to how you and your partner want to celebrate your marriage and have fun!
Jade wore gown from GALA by Galia Lahav. See more gowns from GALA by Galia Lahav Collection here.
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