We recently had the pleasure of working with clients Juanita and Jake to produce wedding invitations for their special day. Juanita was kind enough to share some wedding advice and stories from her experience as a bride which will prove handy to all our bride-to-be readers. Here is her story and some stunning shots from the wedding!
What was the inspiration behind your wedding theme/vibe?
I wanted a very natural and earthy reception venue while still being very romantic. From the first styling session, I was quite determined to have cherry blossoms as a key feature to the styling. It was our wedding planner who suggested making a hanging feature over the guests tables with cherry blossoms hanging down mixed with romantic fairy lights and natural twigs all entwined together. I had also picked the theme colours of mint and a soft cream. Everything else flowed from that. The bridesmaids had the freedom to pick their colour from beiges, creams or mint. I love that they chose mint and they looked so beautiful. The florist who made our bouquets suggested all of the flowers in the bouquet and they turned out so romantic and beautiful.
Talk to us about your dress, where is it from? How long did it take to find etc.
My dress was 100% the easiest thing I had to do. I knew what I wanted and went directly to Vanessa from When Freddie Met Lilly & explained what I had in mind and if she could do it. With in a week we had a quote and the process was rolling.
Favourite detail and/or moment of the day
Walking down from the high alter after the ceremony was finished and walking into the cheering and clapping of our guests was an incredible feeling, and a rush of relief almost. The serious part was over and all that was left was to celebrate with our closest family and friends!
Wedding advice for other couples planning a wedding?
The wedding advice I would give is to enjoy the lead up! Don’t stress about the small stuff and remember why you are doing this. At the end of the day, you are marrying your best friend. Looking back, even with all the amazing moments and all the faults, everything turned out perfect! I wouldn’t have changed a thing!
Photos – Milque Photography and Films
Bridal gown – When Freddie Met Lilly
Veil / hair piece – Hair Piece by Shut the Front Door
Veil – My something borrowed, Best friends mums veil
Flowers – Magnolia Lane Floral Designs
Rings – Damani Jewellery
Jewellery/Accessories – Mimco
Bridesmaids dresses – Goddess of Nature
Grooms suit – Suits on Q
Grooms Shoes – JULIUS MARLOW
Groomsmen suits – Suits on Q
Bow ties / ties – Suits on Q
Ceremony – St Johns Cathedral
Reception – Sage on Ann Rooftop
Catering – Sage on Ann
Cake – The Flour Girl
Reception stylist – The Main Event Weddings
Stationery designer – Classic Wedding Invitations
Music – Rush Entertainment
Transport – 11 seater Chrysler Golden Gate Limousines