Stories & inspiration from real brides

Stories & inspiration from real brides

Donna & Brad


THE ONE THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY: Brad and Donna met through a mutual friend when they were only in their teens (17 and 18 years old). They were together for three years, then separated for seven years but decided to give it another shot and have been together ever since!

THE PROPOSAL: Brad had a big proposal planned on the beach with candles spelling out ‘will you marry me?’ but got nervous that the surprise would be ruined should Donna notice the transaction appear on their account after picking up the ring. He instead had Donna’s older sister and mum set up the ‘will you marry me?’ sign at home and proposed as soon as she got home from work that day.

SHABBY AND CHIC: The couple had a rustic themed wedding at Chateau Wyuna in Mount Evelyn alongside 75 of their closest family and friends. The venue is a beautiful old wooden log cabin that the owners have transformed into a reception venue. They had their ceremony under the pergola, standing in front of a pair of old shabby French doors, with wooden stumps and candles all around the bottom.

BRIDES ADVICE: “I was told to make sure I ‘take it all in’ by many brides that had already been married, but honestly its completely impossible, as soon as you turn up to the ceremony, right up to the end of your reception everything just because a whirlwind, remembering virtually anything from your wedding day is impossible, so my biggest advice would be to ensure you have a good photographer and a great videographer, if you can’t afford it, cut out something else so you can, its 100% worth it.”

PHOTOGRAPHER: Sean and Danni Photographers

WHY BRIDESMAIDS DRESSING ROOM?: “My bridesmaids and I had been to a few places already in search of the right dresses. We decided to try Bridesmaids Dressing Room for the wide variety of styles. On our first appointment, my bridesmaids tried on a number of different dresses. With Aneta’s advice and suggestions, we found a dress that looked amazing on all 3 of my bridesmaids, it was actually a dress that none of us thought we would even think to try on, but we all loved it once we had seen the finished product. So for us, Bridesmaids Dressing Room solved the problem of being able to find a dress that suited all 3 of my bridesmaids, that all 4 of us loved and being able to have the dress in the colour I wanted.”

OVERALL EXPERIENCE WITH BRIDESMAIDS DRESSING ROOM: “Amazing! Aneta was so helpful from day one! Everything was so easy, we had no stress and were able to have all the alterations for everything in the one place. I had three flower girls that needed sashes made in the same colour material as the bridesmaids dresses, which Aneta completed for me and even stitched them onto the dresses for me even though the flower girl dresses were not purchased from Bridesmaids Dressing Room. Everything was just a breeze, I would absolutely highly recommend.”

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Mori Lee Style 704 – Chiffon, V neck, with front knot design in Mint colour.

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