Marina and Austen were ready to tie the knot as SOON as possible. They were engaged in November of 2021 and hoped to have a very short engagement, so postponing or changing the date was never an option for the two. Their 8 guests were all able to attend their small, close knit elopement style ceremony and share in creating these gorgeous memories with the newlyweds.
Their beautiful images speak volumes about the day and the love these two hold for each other on such an intimate occasion. Despite the heavy rain a few hours before the ceremony, it completely cleared and was the perfect afternoon ceremony with clear blue skies creating a lovely backdrop for the couple.
As for my dress. I didn’t exactly have a clear idea of the type of style I wanted before coming to my appointment. I had a few dresses in mind and to my surprise, actually settled on one that wasn’t my first pick, or even in the top 5 to be honest. I’d been to two other bridal boutiques before When Freddie Met Lilly and nothing had jumped out at m
When I booked my appointment, I’d only tried on 1 or 2 dresses before I opted for something I wouldn’t usually go for. It looked alot different once I tried it on and I knew right then and there… It was THE ONE! The dress made me feel elegant and looked exactly how I imagined I’d look for my wedding.
As for my husband’s suit, he had a particular colour in mind. When we went to pick his suit, I didn’t provide any guidance as he knew what he wanted. He was helped a lot more by the WFML team and their expert knowledge. The girls are so lovely and extremely helpful! They were so warm and inviting and made us feel totally at ease. Vanessa was a total life saver! She had our dress and suit ready so quickly it really helped so much in the grand scheme of things and not having to stress. We cannot thank her enough!
As far as advice for other brides goes, honestly, just try on the dress you don’t think you’d go for! You could be pleasantly surprised! Step outside your comfort zone and explore your options. Choose what you feel amazing in and not something you think you should pick. You won’t always find the perfect gown on the first try but it's a process that is very rewarding.
The couple's wedding looked absolutely divine and we are so thankful we were able to be a part of their special day! Creating something for both the bride and groom. We wish them a lifetime of happiness!
Photographer: Wanderer and the Wild
Videographer: Yellow Bull Weddings
Celebrant + Wedding Planner: Forever Yours Weddings
Florals: Seven Blooms Casuarina
Makeup: Erica Coffey MUA