For Supritha and Jason, there were contingencies and plans ready for anything life could throw at them during this uncertain time. We were extremely lucky that Covid didn’t affect our wedding plans, except for a few tweaks in the planning phase. We had a small guest list in the beginning, but as restrictions lifted we invited more friends. We also had an emergency guest-list in case something untoward happened.
For us, we were going to get married regardless of what happened. Since I’m Indian, I wanted to do the Indian wedding in my country with my family. However, Jason was particular in that he wanted an Australian wedding here. Due to Covid restrictions, there was no way we could do the Indian wedding, so we came to the conclusion to do our Australian wedding on our decided date and added a few Indian cultural elements and a special Indian-inspired engagement photoshoot.
Their big day was an unforgettable experience.
The process of finding Supritha’s bridal gown was the most difficult decision for her. I wanted something simple that hugged my curves and wasn't too white. After an unfortunate event at another bridal salon, I saw an ad for When Freddie Met Lilly and made an appointment straight away. I tried on at least 5 dresses before deciding on the Georgia gown. I ended up buying both my wedding and reception gowns and couldnt’ve been happier.
Karolina helped me during my appointment and absolutely spoiled me! I honestly didn’t feel like a bride at all until I wore my dress. It just made me feel beautiful in my own body. As much as I liked other dresses, the Georgia just made me feel like a model everytime I looked at myself in the mirror.
On the wedding day, when my bridesmaids and I were getting our hair and makeup done, I still felt extremely normal…just a bit tired. Only after putting on my dress, did it hit me that I was really getting married. It was unreal.
My husband had a mind of his own. He went for a suit he had had his eye on for a long time. He did consult me regarding his choices, so I didn’t have to worry about his suit being a complete mismatch. When we went to get the suit they only had 1 left in his size and we took that as fate!
The girls at WFML were the main reason I decided to go with this boutique. They were a complete delight. Karolina asked me to try the Georgia Gown on because of the colour (I didn’t want something too white) and the shape (mermaid dress with breathing space). The moment I wore it, my eyes lit up. Everyone loved it! If it weren’t for Karolina I wouldn’t have even looked at the dress. My father loved the Ricardo gown which was my reception dress. Being Indian, he likes dresses to have glitz and glam. The entire process was fun, easy and filled with expert advice; which was what I wanted as an overwhelmed and tense bride.
My final advice for future brides is to get ideas from the internet but don’t rely solely on the current trends and styles. Take your time when deciding which dress is the one. Lastly, try on dresses on your own first. Bring along that one friend or sibling who’s brutally honest with you and if you don’t have one… go alone! There is nothing worse than being overwhelmed with too many opinions.
We couldn’t be happier with being included in their special day and that we could help in making Supritha’s experience easier and more enjoyable.
Celebrant- Amber Gillam from Amber Gillam Celebrant @amber_gillam_celebrant
Photography: Andrew Foy from Foy and Co Weddings @foyandco_
Videography: No videography
Wedding livestream by Wedding-Livestream.com.au @wedding.livestream
Hair & Makeup: Perfectly Beautiful @perfectlybeautifulmakeup
Cake: Dairy-free cake by Cake That! @cakethat
Florals: My Little Flower Shoppe @my_little_flower_shoppe
Bridesmaids dresses: Showpo @showpo
Groom & groomsmen’s suits: Suit by Politix @politixmenswear
Transportation: Limoso Australia @limosoaustralia
Indoor fireworks by All Fired Up Fireworks & Stage FX @allfiredupfireworks
Customised Handmade Cake topper by ArtificeProducciones in Etsy @artificeproducciones