This week’s White Lily bride Cass and husband Myles’ story goes all the way back to 2010. Starting off as friends, their hearts eventually found to one another, in 2017. Now, just over three years later, the Brisbane couple finally gets to share the same surname.
“Myles proposed to me at sunrise on the Caloundra headland. We lived together on the Sunshine Coast prior to moving back to Brisbane in 2019, and we would go for walks along the headland every weekend. Myles called in assistance from one of my best friend’s, Larissa, who has the most incredible eye for detail and lives on the Sunshine Coast, and they got to planning. It isn’t out of the ordinary for Myles and I to spend a weekend on the Coast staying at my parent’s apartment, and it isn’t out of the ordinary for us to get up early and go for a walk along the beach. Myles used these facts very much to his advantage! We got up early on the Saturday morning and headed for Caloundra. When we arrived, it took a while for pre-coffee Cass to catch on! Larissa and her husband, Anthony, had beaten us to the headland and set up the most incredible picnic with fairy lights, champagne, photos, and breakfast for two. As we walked down the cliff I clutched onto Myles, cried, and repeated “no” roughly 16 times. Thankfully, this didn’t throw him! Myles proposed, and of course, I said yes! “
Imagine a rustic warehouse wedding in Brisbane city. A combination of white and copper flower arrangements, hundreds of candles, antique rugs, exposed red brick, and white fabrics draping from the high ceilings at The Warehouse - This week’s White Lily couple nailed their wedding styling: “…we also wanted our wedding to be different than the usual city wedding, we didn’t want something that screamed we were in the middle of the Brisbane CBD.” Challenge completed!
Covid Wedding Chaos
As many of our brides know, planning a wedding for 2020 came with a LOT of obstacles. Since Cass and Myles’ wedding day was originally planned for the Easter long weekend in April 2020, the Brisbane couple had to cancel their plans only 2 weeks prior to the date. Cass and Myles were only just lucky enough to celebrate their hens and bucks party in the pre-covid world. However, postponing their wedding sadly meant that a lot of their nearest and dearest weren’t able to attend: “Myles’ whole extended family and some of our friends are from Victoria, so they were unable to attend in person and celebrated with us virtually. One of Myles’ groomsmen was stuck in London, and we had other close friends stranded in America, Vietnam, and Amsterdam. My grandmother also passed away in late April, so we were devastated.” Heartbreaking!
Vendors - Who Made the Magic Happen?
With help from their wedding stylist Main Event Weddings, the couple created a truly unique ceremony and reception vibe. Almost as though, Covid wasn’t a thing! All details came together beautifully. Their wedding cake from their “cake making queen”, Marina from Marina Machado Cakes completed the reception and tied in perfectly with their rustic, yet chic styling: “Marina is the most creatively gifted cake maker we have ever come across! Not only did she create the cake of Myles’ dream (a good cake was a high priority for Myles!), but she went above and beyond and surprised us on the day with an additional tier made out of white chocolate and raspberry, a flavour I had mentioned in passing was one of my favourites. What. A. Dream!”
The Wedding Dress That Left Everyone Speechless
As Cass walked into our bridal boutique, she had no clue what she was looking for: “The whole experience at White Lily Couture was easy and comfortable. I had been to two other bridal stores and had felt pressure from their stylists to know exactly what I wanted. When I walked into White Lily Couture for my appointment, I gave the stylist a rough budget, told her I had no idea what I wanted, and we went from there! She had me try on all sorts of dress styles to rule out what I didn’t like and to rule in what I felt comfortable in. My bridesmaids and I had a lot of fun, and a sneaky champagne or two! When I walked out of the change room in my Pronovias gown, the girls fell silent. We all knew we had found the winner! I then got my Mum on FaceTime, and the deal was done.”
“You do you! Many people will offer advice/input/tips in the lead up to your wedding, and majority of this comes from a loving place and from wanting to help. However, this can be really overwhelming. Once you learn to politely say “thank you for your input, I will take it on board” and then go ahead and do what you want, planning a wedding becomes infinitely easier. Also, a budget! Make a budget! Make a spreadsheet! Pretend you’re going to stick to it!”
Complete the sentence: Being married means loving each other so much that you want to get the law involved!
Videography: Mitch Birchall Studios
Photography: Paul Bamford (Finch & Oak) for Edwina Robertson
Florist: Kate Dawes Flower Design
Make-up: Lucy Edwards
Hair: Hannah Montgomery
Bridal pyjamas: Midnight Mischief Sleepwear
Bridal jewellery: Ruby & Sage
Bridesmaid dresses: Sheike
Groom’s suit & Groomsmen jackets: Insitchu
Venue: The Warehouse
Celebrant: Brittany Evans
Cake: Marina Machado
Venue styling: Main Event Weddings
Ceremony arbour: Tied-Up Treasures