Lets start at the beginning, when and how did you and your partner meet?
Trent and I met in mid 2014 on a blind date. We were set up by a mutual friend who is still a very good friend of ours, in fact he was in our bridal party. We went to a local Café in Glenelg, close to where we were both living at the time on a Sunday night for drinks. We hit it off instantly with so much in common and similar values.
Tell us about the proposal ..
The proposal happened on our 5th anniversary at our home. I had got home from work and Trent told me he had a present for me and I needed to stand in the hallway for it. He got down on one knee and had the most beautiful solitaire diamond. We celebrated by going out for dinner at Hardy’s Verandah in Mount Lofty house.
The Dress! Tell us about your experience finding the dress .. How did you decide on the one?
I always knew I wanted a simple timeless dress that was figure hugging. I tried on several dresses including many at Calèche. Calèche was amazing to work with and were very willing to help me create the perfect dress. Initially I tried on a skirt at Calèche that I loved because of the way it sat on my body and the slit on the side elevated the simple nature of the skirt. However, I knew I wanted a dress rather than a skirt and top and so that’s when we came up with the custom design. I tried on lot’s of strapless dresses and loved the way it made me feel as I loved showing off my décolletage. In the end I decided I wanted exposed boning and from there it all came together to what it was on the day. The way Calèche fit the dress perfectly to your body is what sets them above the rest.
Can you give us some details on your wedding location?
We had the ceremony and reception at Waverley estate in Port Elliot. The ceremony was held under some beautiful old trees and the reception was in a clear top marque filled with fairy lights and hanging flower installations by Fleur social.
What was your favourite moment of the day?
I have two. The first was walking down the aisle and seeing my husband to be for the first time on the day. He was very emotional and that was very special to see how important the day was to him. The second was the dancefloor at the end of the night, everyone was dancing and drinking and having the best time. Mr Brightside was the last song of the night and everyone got involved.
Hens Day! If you had one, please tell us all about it!
I had the best hens day. My maid of honour and bridesmaids surprised me with a weekend away on the same weekend as my birthday and invited all my closest friends. We went to Coriole in McLaren Vale for a long boozy lunch and then went back to our accommodation with everyone for games, dancing and drinking all night.
Lastly, is there any advice or words of wisdom you have for future brides?
Its easy to say this in hindsight but the biggest advice I would give is don’t sweat the small stuff. With covid this year it made the journey of planning a wedding tumultuous to say the least. In the end it does not matter about all the details its about you and your husband to be making promises to one another with your nearest and dearest present and however that happens it will be the best day of your lives.
Location: Waverley Estate; Photographer: Evan Bailey; Celebrant: bride’s mother, Meredith Wright; Wedding planner: Candace Cummings (Envision event management); Groom: MJ bale suit (tailored by ‘beg your pardon’), Hugo boss shoes & cufflinks; Bridesmaids: dresses – Tussah, shoes – Billini, earrings – Amelie George; Videographer: This Modern Love; Flowers: Fleur social; Make up: Gaetana Marjas; Hair: Amy Smith at The Style Bar; Wedding band and engagement ring: Teeps the Jeweller, I wore my late grandmothers wedding band as well which had sapphire stones.