Being married means feeling at home… Working in bridal comes with much more than just finding pretty dresses for our brides. We get to hear your stories, create memories with you, and celebrate your love. Making you feel beautiful is just a bonus, really. This week’s White Lily bride, Brooke, came to our store as a familiar face. Both her sister and two of her friends had found their gowns at White Lily so we were beyond excited to see Brooke back in our bridal boutique, for her own dream gown.
Brooke and Christian
Brooke first met her other half playing OzTag. Going into the match with high hopes of scoring a try and taking home the win for the day, Brooke and Christian took home a much bigger prize (you know we love a cheesy line). A few years later, Christian proposed to Brooke during their weekend getaway on the Gold Coast: “We took a weekend away down the Gold Coast with our beautiful little boy Fletcher (3 yo). We took a walk on the boardwalk at sunset, and that is where Christian got down on one knee holding our little boy and proposed. We were lucky that he asked someone to take a photo of us and then got down on one knee, so the lady taking the photo quickly changed to video and got a video of the whole thing. So lucky!” This lady deserves an award for quick reaction times!
A Romantic Sunshine Coast Wedding
After having to postpone their 2020 wedding, Brooke and Christian finally got to celebrate their love during their romantic Sunshine Coast wedding at Maleny Manor. Modern decor mixed with romantic tones of soft blush brought their dream wedding to life and created an atmosphere the couple will never forget. When planning her wedding, Brooke first locked in her talented photographer, Luke Middlemiss Photography, followed by her dream Sunshine Coast venue. When it all finally came together, every moment was captured beautifully; including Brooke’s favourite memory of the day: “Walking down the aisle and seeing my fiance’s face was absolutely incredible. Everything else seemed to fade out into nothing! We got to have our little boy be a part of the day and ceremony so that made it extra special.”
Brooke’s Wedding Planning Tips
As we all know, planning a wedding in times of Covid isn’t smooth sailing. Despite the many ups and downs, you might be facing during your wedding planning stage, Brooke advises to not get too caught up on little letdowns: “Don’t be upset if things need to change or don’t stick to your first plan…If you have to change the date or vendors, it will all be ok. As long as your family is there and able to celebrate your day with you, that’s what really matters.” When Brooke and Christian first got the news that they had to push back their date, the couple quickly organised a plan B: “We asked our venue for 6-8 dates that were available, and then sent those dates to all of the vendors that we had booked in. We then looked at the date that the majority of our vendors could reschedule to and that’s how we chose our new date!”
Octavia By Enzoani
It is no secret, that Enzoani knows how to make a gal feel beautiful! From the moment she put on her dream gown, OCTAVIA, Brooke knew it was a match made in heaven: “The fit was perfect for me and I felt beautiful. It was tight in all the right places and had just enough volume and sparkle at the bottom. It was more than I could have imagined.” Not only did our White Lily bride feel amazing on her special day, but her images were also breathtakingly beautiful.
Moving on from Brooke’s dress and dream wedding, she is now looking forward to the Brisbane couple’s new chapter as husband and wife: “I love having the same name as my little boy. I love having a ‘Husband’ and feeling really united as a family. It is really special.”
Scroll down to view more images from Brooke’s special day!
Photography: Luke Middlemiss Photography
Videography: Sean Harman Films
Makeup: Jessica Peacock Makeup Artist and Shannon Hope Makeup Artist
Hairdresser: Sarah Harrington- Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist
Music: The Music Box Collective
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
PJ’s: Le Rose
Venue: Maleny Manor
Celebrant: Somer Kovacs
Flowers: Mondo Floral Designs
Ice Cream Cart: Dolci and Co
Styling: Love Bird Weddings
Suits: M.J. Bale and Wil Valor
Cake: Rach Bakes Cakes
Gift Tags: Bobby and Co Design
Bridal Party Personalised Glasses: Zo
Fireworks: Mr Fireworks International
Stationary: Blue Bird Invitations
Wedding Ring: Crown Family Jeweler
Bridal Gift – Tanzanite Ring: The French Door