There aren’t many couples around whose wedding planning hasn’t been touched by the pandemic, and this week’s White Lily bride Lauren and husband James are no exception. But even moving venues only five weeks before their set date couldn't stop them from celebrating their love during the most special ceremony and reception in the Australian countryside.
Who proposed and how?
“James proposed on our 2 year anniversary while we were on holiday down the coast. He surprised me while we were walking to a beautiful dinner at Palazzo Versace - I was so surprised when turned around to find him down on one knee.“
Surrounded by the picturesque backdrop of Cowbell Creek and adorned with the most vibrant mix of florals, this week’s White Lily bride’s special day was an absolute standout wedding. It took us all of one second to fall in love with Lauren’s wedding images and we still can’t over her selection of colours and floral arrangements. From ceremony to reception, we were obsessed with Lauren and James’ bold choices. Photographer Kirk Willcox agrees with us: “I loved Lauren’s use of colour that she implemented throughout the wedding. Her flowers in particular really made the photos pop!!!”
What is the favourite memory of your special day?
“First kiss, walking down the aisle, and relaxing on the swing together during our photos. Oh and taking over the DJ stage at The Star Casino at 1 am in the morning at our kick o!”
Standout Wedding Vendors
Photographer: Kirk Willcox - “Best photographer ever, so talented and brought such a wonderful vibe to our wedding day.”
“Lauren & James made it a point to enjoy the day after what had been a particularly difficult lead up due to COVID, wedding venue changes as well as border closures, just to name a few. As their wedding photographer, I developed a great relationship with them over this time so it was so special for me to finally see these amazing humans say I Do!”
MUA: Asimina Nails and Beauty - “Filliar literally made my morning getting ready and I love her makeup so much.”
Catering and Cake: Boheme Events - “Every one of our guests commented at how delicious the food was and the cake was to die for.”
Spray Tan: Spray Tan Co - "Best tan ever and Hayley was so accomodating and kind.”
Hair Stylist: Amy Spry - “Amy created the perfect hairstyle for me and I couldn’t be happier.”
Venue: Cowbell Creek - “Tracey at Cowbell managed to organise my wedding 5 weeks out after I moved the venue and I can not thank her and Cowbell enough.”
Videographer: White Wedding Film Co - “Paige was a delight to have with us on our day.”
Words of Wedding Wisdom
“The best advice is to enjoy every second of your day and make sure you invest in the perfect photographer and videographer. I’m so happy that I can look back on my photos and relive the whole day again.”
The Wedding Dress
Made from an artful mix of sequinned and beaded tulle, TYRA by Martina Liana was the perfect fit for Lauren’s special day: “My dress was the very first dress I tried on. I asked Francesca at White Lily, who helped me that day, how do I know if I found the one – she told me that when I wake up in the morning there will be one dress that I can’t stop thinking about and she was right. I loved my Tyra dress so much and I felt like a princess on my wedding day.”
What made your White Lily bridal experience special for you?
"It was such a personalised experience and I loved how I could bring my bridal party with me when I came to try the dress on again after I made my decision.”
Complete the sentence: being married means getting to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.
Scroll down to view all photos of Lauren's special day.
Full list of vendors:
Dress: White Lily Couture
Venue: Cowbell Creek
Photographer: Kirk Willcox Photography
Videographer: White Wedding Film Co
Caterer: Boheme Events
Makeup: Asimina Nails and Beauty
Hair: Amy Spry
Spray Tan: Spray Tan Co
Seamstress: Skilled Stitches
Celebrant: Prescie Pocio-Roberts
Bridesmaids Dress: Model Chic
Earrings: Fletcher and Grace
Cake: Boheme Events