WFML Real Bride: Ali

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After an incredible proposal that involved her now-husband Nick & son Alex, there is no surprise that the happy couple had marvellous wedding day. 


Ali & Nick reflected on their wedding as the best day of their lives that went really well and overall, ran smoothly! They mixed up the regular order of events at their reception by getting everyone up to participate in some Greek Circle Dancing - how fun. Captain America even made a surprise entrance and filled a spot on the kids table to keep them entertained. 


We were so thrilled to be able to create the dresses for the Bridesmaids and a gorgeous little outfit for 7-year-old Alex. They were perfect for your big day!  The best parts of the day? Ali & Nick found the speeches to be a real highlight, with many guests mentioning how they were in tears and felt so affected by them. The other special aspect was a dance routine that they rehearsed for months, without family and friends knowing. It was a fully choreographed routine that blew the crowd away - such a great idea! If you are in the depths of wedding planning, it could be worth pondering Ali's advice below:

  • Secure and reconfirm all vendors/suppliers in writing. Be specific and detailed with what you are seeking from each supplier. The more detail you give them, the better the result.
  • Ask a friend to be available to help the day before the wedding and on the day for any last minute errands that might pop up.
  • Pay the extra money to have both your photographer and videographer stay until the end of the reception to capture every special moment. Some of the best moments might happen on the dance floor at the end of the night!
  • Assign someone to assist the photographer with getting all the important family photos after the ceremony (and give them a checklist). That person can assist after the ceremony with gathering up those family members attempting to race off to eat the canapés at the reception venue!


Ceremony: Greek Orthodox Church of St George, West End
Reception: Lightspace, Fortitude Valley
Photobooth: InstaKombi
Hair: Twidale Hair and Makeup
Makeup: Twidale Hair and Makeup
Flowers: Bouquet Boutique (who also did an amazing job with transforming the reception space with exquisite flowers suspended over the long tables at Lightspace)
Lighting/Rigging at reception: AVideas
Entertainment: Angie Soul Band
Photography: Ben Clark Photography
Transpor: Limoso: Chrysler 300C Super stretch limousine
Cake (what and who made it): Wild Canary (in Brookfield) Dark chocolate quinoa cake and as we plated this for dessert we added davidson plum jelly, chocolate ganache, fresh berries
Engagement ring details: Stones Diamond Ring Specialists : princess cut 1 carat diamond withadditional small diamonds on either side of the white gold band

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