High school sweethearts Grace and Nat got our hearts melting with their super cute love story and fairytale-like ceremony at Samford Uniting Church Grounds. Grace and Nat’s love story began way back in grade nine, where their close friendship blossomed into love.
When Grace planned her wedding, she made sure that their special day was celebrated with their closest friends and family. It was Grace’s dream to have an outdoor wedding and after numerous plan changes and COVID alterations, the couple finally managed to get their dream location. When Grace initially sent out her invitations, she had no idea that COVID was going to change everything: “Oh man, the irony of it all… I organised invitations seven months before our wedding, and then we had to change venue three times due to COVID. When restrictions changed a week before our wedding and we couldn’t keep our contingency location, we were allowed back to the original location and plans! We laughed when we realised we could have used the original invitations after all (except they’re still sitting in my cupboard)!”
Despite the initial frustration of having to alter their invitations, the Brisbane couple was over the moon to be celebrating their love at the venue of their choice. It all worked out the way it was meant to be.
When we asked Grace what her favourite moment of her wedding day was, she remembered standing in front of Nat when he gave his speech, during their reception: “…looking out into the beautiful fairy lights and greenery to our dearest people, and feeling so supported, loved and thankful to finally be married to my husband!” Our hearts are officially melted!
Grace walked into our Brisbane boutique looking for a flowery lace dress and fell in love with GAIA by Stella York. She loved the feel of the dress and how it made her feel like it was part of her skin. She was also obsessed with the invisible neckline on her gown. When describing her White Lily Couture experience, she said that she felt really relaxed and like she had all the time in the world: “I described my dream dress, and there it was in front of me!”
Offering advice to future brides and couples, Grace emphasises to remember what really matters and why you are there: “Hold onto all of the details lightly because they’re ultimately not important.” Although COVID changed their plans in many ways, Grace and Nat are more than happy with how their special day played out. “In the end, we were so thankful for our day and the adversity only made us closer! When things are out of your control like they are now, it is important to do what you can with what you have, rather than ruminate on your “dream day”. It will still be beautiful!”
After Grace and Nat’s wedding day, the couple is now more excited than ever to see what the future holds for both of them. Unsure where exactly the years will take them, Grace and Nat both know that there will be a lot of beach exploration, at as many new shorelines that they can find!
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Venue/s: Samford Uniting Church Grounds
Photographer: Alcorn images
Videographer: Cameron John Visuals
Florist: Bits and Buds
Cake: Penelope’s Pantry
Hair: The Hairpin
Makeup: Rebecca Kate Makeup Artistry
Bridesmaid dresses: Showpo and Lulus
Suits: Politix and Tarocash