Stories & inspiration from real brides

Stories & inspiration from real brides

Ashlee & Jamie



SUNDAY SIPS LEAD TO LOVE: Ashlee was out one Sunday night with her cousin and friends, and Jamie also happened to be there with his mates. Ashlee’s cousin knew Jamie and introduced the pair and they hit it off right away! They exchanged numbers and Ashlee received a message from Jamie (before she even made it home) to organise their first date!  

THE PROPOSAL: The lovers went on a 5 night getaway to Hamilton Island, in which Jamie had completely organised himself. The trip was full of daily surprises and romantic dinners – the most romantic being their private helicopter ride to Whitehaven Beach, where a picnic and champagne was awaiting them. The pair went for a stroll along the beach, and that’s when Jamie dropped to one knee and popped the big question. Of course, Ashlee said yes, and they celebrated into the night with a private cocktail waiter and chef at a 5 star restaurant on Hamilton Island. 

SIMPLY WEDDED BLISS:  Ashlee and Jamie wed at Clyde Park Vineyard in Bannockburn, with 100 loved ones in attendance. Their special day had a cocktail theme with beautiful canapes and acoustic music.  Ashlee says that the best part of her day was hearing Jamie’s vows that he wrote, and sharing her vows with him. 

BRIDE’S DRESS: French silk & lace mermaid dress with a low back line designed by Valiskicouture 

BRIDES ADVICE: “Enjoy every moment leading up to the day and on the day. Embrace every moment because it all goes so fast. Also, not to let things that don’t go to ‘plan’ stress you out. At the end of the day it is about marrying the man you love, so the little things don’t matter.

PHOTOGRAPHER: Ashley K Photographer  

WHY BRIDESMAIDS DRESSING ROOM?:  I chose Bridesmaids Dressing Room because it had a range of Shona Joy dresses there in the one place! Such a big range of beautiful dresses and colours to choose from. Once we went to our first consultation we knew it was the perfect place for us! The ladies were very accommodating and helpful which made our experience fun and memorable. Their knowledge, experience and passion was overwhelming.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH BRIDESMAIDS DRESSING ROOM:  I would recommend (and have) Bridesmaids Dressing Room to all brides. The range was extensive, and the ladies were helpful.”