We met four years ago at the Golden Sheaf Hotel in Sydney. I’m a Melbourne girl, but was in Sydney for work. Chris was on a typical Saturday night out with his brother, and managed to smoothly and swiftly get my number. The rest is history!
We love the same things – travel, food and wine – but above all things we love to laugh. We laugh constantly when we’re together, and it makes every day special and fun.
Chris proposed at Lake Como, at a beautiful old hotel called Villa D’este. I’d always dreamed of visiting this part of Italy.
We first met briefly in high school at a friend’s Sweet 16 party. During our college years we reconnected at a mutual friend’s house party. Our first exchange of conversation was during a silly card game when I caught Chris’s attention by naming a category ‘Lunch Meats’.
Our wedding day really was a dream come true. The venue was a completely DIY location – a large undertaking when planning from another state. All the organising and crafting that went into the day made it that much more magical when it all came together.
Tell us about your design background and how you came to launch a bridal boutique/dressmaking business?
I was always interested in fashion and from a young age I was making my own clothes and drawing up designs. Once I finished school I studied fashion at University and found that all I really wanted to design was beautiful dresses. I then got married myself after I had finished my study and made my own wedding dress. I started getting asked by friends and friends of friends to make their dresses. I really loved the process of working with a bride to create their dream dress, so decided that this is what I wanted to do with my life. I then designed my own range and it went from there.
I have been growing zinnias in the garden this year, with the intention of using them as pretty details in my bridal bouquets. But once they were in full bloom, thriving and showing off in the garden I had an extremely hard time cutting them, which resulted in me still ordering bunches as I loved my garden too much. A slight fail in some ways but a huge success in the satisfaction department.Read More