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"It was the very first dress I tried on and I knew it was the one": Claire and Jackson

Love, as they say, often surprises us when we least expect it. For Claire and Jackson, their love story began in a Spanish class at Griffith University over a decade ago. Little did they know that a simple request to sit together would pave the way for a lifetime of love and laughter.


The Meet Cute

On March 3rd, 2014, Claire and Jackson's mutual love for languages and cultures sparked an immediate bond. Seated together in their Spanish class, little did they know that this chance seating arrangement would mark the beginning of an inseparable friendship. Claire, arriving early as usual, found herself in the front row, where Jackson approached her, asking if he could sit beside her. From that moment on, their paths intertwined, and they became inseparable companions.

The Proposal

Fast forward to July, 2020, on the eve of Claire's birthday, Jackson orchestrated a surprise proposal at Kangaroo Point, the very place where their love story began. With anticipation and nervous excitement, Jackson uttered those four life-changing words, "Will you marry me?" And without hesitation, Claire of course said yes, marking the start of their journey towards forever.

Finding the Dress

"It was the first dress I tried on, and I just knew," reminisces Claire about her wedding gown. With only six months left before the big day, Claire effortlessly found her dream dress, guided by the expertise of her consultant. From the gown to the veil and gloves, every detail fell seamlessly into place, affirming Claire's confidence in her choice. She captured every moment leading up to the big day, finding reassurance in the memories preserved by White Lily Couture's meticulous care. Claire wore Dylan by Essense of Australia “The best thing about the dress was that the strapless neckline naturally unfolds into a pleated and draped bodice that accentuates my natural silhouette and emphasises my shoulder line.”

The Dream Wedding     

Their wedding day unfolded as a vision of romance, with a garden setting adorned in hues of white, cream, and nude, complemented by lush greenery and delicate pops of colour. With the assistance of their stylist, Emma, the day seamlessly transformed into a timeless celebration, enveloped in elegance and beauty. Emma's expertise in wedding planning and coordination ensured that every aspect of the day, from the ceremony to the reception, flowed effortlessly, allowing Claire and Jackson to savour every moment without worry. 

Moments to Treasure 

As Claire and Jackson celebrated their union, they surprised their guests with the joyful announcement of their pregnancy and the gender reveal of their baby girl, due in March 2024. Embarking on this new chapter of their lives together, their hearts overflowed with happiness and anticipation. Their wedding became not only a celebration of love but also a herald of the next beautiful phase of their journey together as a family.

The Advice

Reflecting on their journey, Claire and Jackson offer sage advice to couples embarking on their own path of love and matrimony: start early and consider the invaluable assistance of a wedding coordinator. For them, being married means choosing each other every day, nurturing communication, and embracing the joy found in life's simple pleasures.

Complete the Sentence 

Being married: means being next to my best friend everyday.

The Next Chapter

In the embrace of over a decade of togetherness, Claire and Jackson find solace in the depth of their understanding and unwavering acceptance of one another. As they gaze towards the future, they cherish the special bond they share—a bond fortified by love, laughter, and the promise of a lifetime together.

The Dream Team 

Planner & Stylist: @forloveandliving

Venue: @thegroundsestate

Floral Stylist: @bloodwoodbotanica

Celebrant & MC: @katetotmancelebrantmc

Photographer: @bulb.creative

Videographer: @jarod.lucas @dylandirks

Live music: @cainancovers

Entertainment: @michaelvosmusic

Makeup & hair: @withbridal_au

Hire: @hamptoneventhire


Gelato: @wheelandspoon

Korean traditional hanbok: @our.hanbok


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