The Special Couple: Michelle + Marc
Wedding Date: 1st Sept 2018
THE FIRST SIGHT
Marc and I go way back, we actually attended the same high school in the UK but it wasn’t until we met again in our early twenties that we became good friends. We soon realised we had more than just a friendship after all! After that we made it official, and after a year together in the UK we decided to move to Sydney together and have never looked back
Our proposal was simple but beautiful. Marc suggested taking our dog Dudley for a walk on a sunny, winters weekend. We descended on McKell Park overlooking the harbour in Darling Point, Sydney. After a bit of time admiring the view, Marc got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was a beautiful, intimate moment with only us in the park. We then gathered our closest friends together that evening for celebratory drinks and called all of our family members in the UK to share the amazing news!
THE INSPIRATION & VENUE
We didn’t have a theme as such, but our location and venue certainly helped pave the vision for our wedding . Because of our UK and AUS connections, we wanted to find a location that was unique to everyone. We quickly agreed on South West France due it’s beautiful landscapes and amazing food and wine. We found a beautiful Chateau -Chateau Du Doux that accommodated up to 70 for the whole weekend and we worked from there. The beautiful venue along with traditional French themes were the only inspiration we needed to pull it all together.
THE BEST THING ABOUT OUR DAY
Sharing the day with all of our friends from around the world. This was a once in a life time opportunity for both of us to have our closest friends and family together in one place. Marc and I wanted to allow our guests the opportunity to really get to know each other, and make memories that would last for many many years.
For me, lace was big on my agenda as it fitted with the French romantic theme but also because I think that it adds a beautiful detail and depth to a gown. Due to the warm climate I knew I wanted thinner straps and a low back with an elegant and long lace train. Enzoani have such fantastic designs that matched exactly what i was looking for.
I tried on maybe around 15 -20 gowns. The Enzoani 'journey' was one of the first I tried and was an immediate favourite, then, after exploring other Sydney stores, I returned to Eternal Bridal during the Enzoani trunk show And struggled to beat the Journey gown! It was everything I had pictured I would wear! I then decided on a reception gown from Eternal, the Enzoani Mia. They were both beautiful in their own way but the sheer detailing of Mia made it a perfect evening gown!
Stay true to your ideas and vision! I think it’s really easy to get caught up in other people’s ideas when planning a wedding and luckily our day turned out to be exactly as we wanted it from day one. Wedding planning can be high pressure and ultimately, everyone will have an opinion and that can make it really hard to make decisions. I think that’s how to keep the planning process enjoyable. Also, small slip ups may happen, but try not to focus on them and try to see the bigger picture! On the day, they really don’t matter!
Michelle wore ‘Journey’ from Enzoani. See more gowns from Enzoani here
MICHELLE'S ETERNAL BRIDAL EXPERIENCE
My experience with Eternal bridal was amazing and totally stress free! From my first appointment through to the final fittings, I was always greeted with a smile from the lovely girls there. I had their full attention and advice when I needed it without them being pushy or intense at all in the sale process! When I decided on my evening dress, the team went above and beyond to ensure I could have the dress I wanted in time and were super responsive with any questions I had. The alteration process was also stress free and enjoyable!
Hair & Make Up: Kerrie Langfield
Groom’s suit: MJ Bale
Cake Flowers: Le Coeur Sauvage
Photographer: Sasa Adamović Photography
Venue: Chateau Du Doux, France