Blossoming into something neither of them could have imagined, when they met 12 years ago, Julie and Tri were finally able to tie the knot during their intimate ceremony at Broadway Chapel. Meeting at their local church, they were tasked with getting to know each other better to find the best Secret Santa present. We’re sure that’s one that they don’t regret pulling each other’s names from.
The Brisbane couple’s stunning wedding was celebrated with close family. The most unforgettable moment of the day being when their ‘church family’ youth members serenaded them. Holding back tears “it was an absolute emotional moment” for both, the bride and groom.
Planning can be hard but knowing that other’s opinions wouldn’t sway their choices, Julie and Tri created a beautiful day that made them, and their loved ones very happy. Although the day didn’t pass without a few little hiccups like the best man “forgetting” he had the rings; The Brisbane couple knew this is what will make the best memories for years to come. Appreciating that these little hitches would be the moment they look back and laugh about.
Julie looked absolutely amazing in her show-stopping Pronovias gown, crafted with elegant long sleeves, made entirely in silk crepe and finished with a long, flowing train. When Julie walked into our Brisbane boutique, she was looking for a timeless and sophisticated piece that people would remember for many years to come.
“I always felt that my opinions are important, no matter how big or small my concerns were. The girls were absolutely wonderful and helpful, and they made sure I was comfortable throughout the whole process of choosing my dress.” After trying on a few different looks, Julie decided that IVANIA was The One. She knew that “in 5 or 10 years from now, I will look back and still be loving the dress that I chose.”
When we asked Julie if she had any advice for other brides and whether Covid-19 had affected the Brisbane couple’s plans, she urged not to be afraid to ask for the help of family and friends. “The purpose of our wedding was to celebrate our special day in an intimate space with people we truly love.”
With an intimate guest list of under 100, Julie and Tri consider themselves lucky in the current climate.
The only recommendation Julie has for other brides, who are also affected by Covid-19, “is to have an honest discussion with your fiancé regarding to do what feels right.” Whether that means eloping, postponing, or reducing the guest list. “In circumstances where we have no control of it is not worth getting too upset.”
Although the effects of Covid-19 restrictions caused the couple to raincheck their dream honeymoon destination in Europe, they are still more than excited to experience the journey of marriage together.
Scroll down to see all photos of Julie’s special day.
Photographer: Danielle Webster Photography
Florist: The Flower Studio
Cake: Nancy Ho Bakes
Hair and Makeup: Jim Artistry
Bridesmaid dresses: Pilgrim (from The Iconic)