When Freddie Met Lilly Real Bride: Anita's Love Story

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π™Ύπšžπš› πš‹πšŽπšŠπšžπšπš’πšπšžπš• πš‹πš•πšžπšœπš‘πš’πš—πš πš‹πš›πš’πšπšŽ π™°πš—πš’πšπšŠ, πš’πšœ πš πšŽπšŠπš›πš’πš—πš πš˜πšžπš› π™ΆπšŽπš˜πš›πšπš’πš—πšŠ π™Άπš˜πš πš— πšŠπš—πš π™²πšŠπš™πšŽ & π™Άπš’πšŠπšŠπš— πš…πšŽπš’πš•

In the heart of youth, amidst the charm of a mutual friend's fancy dress birthday party, Anita and Jerrad's love story began. At just 16 and 17 years old, they felt an instant connection, drawn together as if by fate. Over the years, their friendship blossomed, marked by bike rides to each other's houses and shared moments of laughter and companionship.
Their tale took an adventurous turn when, at 22, Anita ventured to Bali to pursue new horizons. Little did she know, destiny had plans to reunite her with Jerrad. Through the digital threads of social media, their connection reignited, sparking the flames of a romance that would define their lives.Β 
𝙰 π™Ώπš›πš˜πš™πš˜πšœπšŠπš• π™ΏπšŠπš’πš—πšπšŽπš πš‹πš’ π™ΎπšŒπšŽπšŠπš—'𝚜 πš‚πšžπš—πšœπšŽπš
Picture the serene waters of the Gili Islands in Indonesia; Anita and Jerrad embarked on a scuba diving holiday, where Jerrad seized the perfect moment, surprisingΒ Anita with a heartfelt proposal against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset on the beach.
π™ΌπšŠπš›πš›πš’πšŠπšπšŽ: 𝙰 π™²πšŽπš•πšŽπš‹πš›πšŠπšπš’πš˜πš— 𝚘𝚏 π™»πš˜πšŸπšŽ
For Anita and Jerrad, marriage is more than a union; it's a testament to their profound love and unwavering commitment to each other. Their wedding day symbolised a celebration of the love that binds them.
π™΅πš˜πš•πš•πš˜πš πš’πš—πš πšƒπš‘πšŽπš’πš› π™·πšŽπšŠπš›πšπšœ 𝚝𝚘 πšπš‘πšŽ π™Όπš˜πšžπš—πšπšŠπš’πš— πš‚πšžπš–πš–πš’πš
Enthralled by the enchanting allure of Heli weddings, Anita stumbled upon their dream venue: a mountaintop draped in snow. It was a vision of perfection, embodying the essence of their fairy tale romance.Β 
π™΅πšŠπš–πš’πš•πš’ πš‚πšžπš™πš™πš˜πš›πš πšŠπš—πš πš„πš—πš πšŠπšŸπšŽπš›πš’πš—πš π™»πš˜πšŸπšŽ
Though Anita and Jerrad chose to elope, their families showered them with love and support from afar. While they couldn't physically be present, their blessings served as a comforting embrace, affirming Anita and Jerrad's decision to honour their love in their own unique way.
πšƒπš‘πšŽ πš€πšžπšŽπšœπš πšπš˜πš› πšπš‘πšŽ π™³πš›πšŽπšŠπš– π™Άπš˜πš πš—
Anita’s journey to find her dream gown was marked by countless fittings and bridal store visits. Yet, amidst the search, she found solace and perfection in a gown at β€˜When Freddie Met Lilly’, where Vanessa, the owner and designer, helped her realise her vision.Β 
π™΅πš›πš˜πš– π™Όπš’πšŽπš›πšœ 𝚝𝚘 π™ΌπšŽπš–πš˜πš›πš’πšŽπšœ: π™²πš‘πš˜πš˜πšœπš’πš—πš π™·πš’πšœ π™°πšπšπš’πš›πšŽ
Selecting Jerrad's suit was a breeze compared to Anita’s gown quest. A few hours at Myers and they had the perfect ensemble, a testament to their shared vision for their special day.
π™΄πš–πš‹πš›πšŠπšŒπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ π™ΌπšŠπšπš’πšŒ 𝚘𝚏 πšƒπš‘πšŽπš’πš› π™±πš›πš’πšπšŠπš• π™΄πš‘πš™πšŽπš›πš’πšŽπš—πšŒπšŽ
Surrounded by the pristine beauty of snow-cloaked mountains, Anita and Jerrad exchanged vows, enveloped in love and enchantment. It was a moment etched in time, a testament to the magic of their love.Β Β 
πš‚πš–πšŠπš•πš• π™ΆπšŽπšœπšπšžπš›πšŽπšœ, π™±πš’πš π™»πš˜πšŸπšŽ
In the flurry of preparations, a simple act of love stood out. Jerrad's late-night quest for a steamer ensured that Anita’s veil was pristine, a touching reminder of their unwavering commitment to each other.
πš†πš˜πš›πšπšœ 𝚘𝚏 πš†πš’πšœπšπš˜πš–: π™»πšŽπšπšπš’πš—πš π™Άπš˜ πšŠπš—πš π™΄πš–πš‹πš›πšŠπšŒπš’πš—πš πšπš‘πšŽ π™Ήπš˜πšžπš›πš—πšŽπš’
With the guidance of a wedding coordinator, Anita and Jerrad were able to navigate the planning process with ease, savouring every moment without stress or worry.Β 
𝙰 π™ΌπšŽπšœπšœπšŠπšπšŽ 𝚝𝚘 π™΅πšžπšπšžπš›πšŽ π™±πš›πš’πšπšŽπšœ: π™²πš‘πšŽπš›πš’πšœπš‘ π™΄πšŸπšŽπš›πš’ π™Όπš˜πš–πšŽπš—πš
To all the future brides embarking on their own journey,Β Anita and Jerrad offer a simple piece of advice: cherish every moment. From the laughter-filled fittings to the breathtaking exchange of vows, each step of the way is a precious memory to be treasured for a lifetime.Β 
As AnitaΒ and Jerrad embark on this new chapter together, they do so with hearts full of gratitude for the love that surrounds them and the adventures that await. Here's to love, laughter, and happily ever after.Β 
Photos: @heliweddingsnz
Hair: @beautifulbridalhair
Make up: @kirsty.makeupartist
Flowers: @flowerroomqueenstown
Dress: @whenfreddiemetlilly
Private dinner: @thegarnetroom

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