It’s been a long time coming. After eleven sweet years of dating, Hayley and Brandon finally got to say “I do” during their intimate ceremony at Hillstone St Lucia. Despite Covid, the gorgeous couple was able to share their special moment with all of their closest friends and family, creating a magical atmosphere and unforgettable day.
Hayley and Brandon met through Brandon’s brother, in 2009. From the moment she laid eyes on him, she couldn’t help herself but immediately fall head over heels for Brandon. Eleven years later, they finally got to tie the knot.
As the couple was planning their special day, Hayley put a big emphasis on finding the right venue with great food and drinks. The couple truly wanted to create moments, their guests will love and cherish forever. “We are all about friends and as much as everyone says this is your day, we had a hard time revolving it around us as we wanted our guests to really enjoy all the elements to our day.” And they sure delivered!
When we asked Hayley what the most memorable part of her wedding day was, she said that the ceremony was incredibly intimate and special. Every single one of their 140 guests was laughing and crying with them throughout, which made Hayley and Brandon’s ceremony unforgettable. Going through difficult times made the couple realise how valuable it is to have close friends that support you and stand by your side no matter what. Their ceremony was everything they could have hoped for.
When Hayley walked into our Brisbane boutique, she was looking for a dress that stood out and was different from the gowns she had seen on other brides. She instantly fell in love with PASIPHAE by Pronovias.“It was the very first dress I had ever seen and I knew it was going to be the one. It was classy but sexy and different to anything I had seen any other brides wear before.“
When asking her what made her experience at White Lily Couture special to her, she said that the staff was not only extremely helpful but also made her feel truly special. “…although they see brides every single day, the way you are treated you are made to feel as you are the first bride they had ever dealt with and that I think would be so hard to do.” Hayley ended up looking absolutely stunning in her dress and we couldn’t be happier to see her glow on her special day.
Hayley’s advice to other couples, who are preparing for their wedding, is to trust in their vendors and their expertise. The couple went in without having any expectations and real plans, yet managed to pull off the most amazing wedding day “…we have hired them for their talents and expertise and their eye for detail so we personally think what made our wedding as visually beautiful as it was, came down to us trusting our vendors and letting them create the magic for us.”
Upon asking how Covid affected the couple’s plans and whether she had any suggestions for other brides planning in these tricky times, Hayley said to not worry about the small things and to just focus on the bigger picture “Getting married during these crazy times made us realise that the small things that maybe once would have set you off or mattered no longer do. All that matters is you get married in front of the people you love most standing next to the person you love.”
Although there were no dancing elements to the couple’s reception, their MC created the most fun and entertaining show, which kept all of their guests highly entertained. “I think it is so important to have an epic MC to work the crowd to make their time in the seats just as good as if they were up dancing. “ Despite Covid, it truly was a fun and magical day for the newly married couple and all of their friends and family.
Hayley and Brandon are now more excited than ever to start a family in their own house together and to book their next overseas holiday, once the world opens up again. How exciting!
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Venue/s: Hillstone St Lucia
Photographer: Wilde Visual
Florist: Mrs Gibbons
Stylist: The Perfect Party Co
Cake: Simply Divine Occasions
Hair: Petula Jade
Makeup: Jessica Peacock
Bridesmaid dresses: Shona Joy