Where did you get married? Richard and I got married on 2 February, 2013 at Athol Hall in Mosman, Sydney Tell us about your dress?
My gown was designed by Sarah Janks and I fell in love with this dress when I first saw it in a magazine. I tried on a zillion other dresses first, before making the appointment to see Sarah.
I knew I'd love the dress, but wanted to do my homework first. I'm pleased I did, because when I tried it on, there was no doubt in my mind that it was 'The Dress' - I'd never seen anything like it! The design, named Acacia, was ivory silk and cut on a true bias with a delicate lace belt that knotted behind in a rose bud design (connecting to my train).
What was the highlight of your day?
I really can't decide on one moment above so many precious ones that day. But what I will say, is that our band recommended doing a farewell archway and I was skeptical, but agreed anyway and this turned out to be a fabulous way to end the night. With the band playing, everybody happily formed the archway and cheered for us as we ran through, then in an instant we arrived out the other end and on our own. It was time to leave. We left on such a high, with all that happiness and cheering as the last moment of our day.
If there is one piece of advice you would give other brides, what would that be?
The not-so-fun bit of wedding planning is the finance bit. In the final month leading up to the wedding most of the bills are due and this also coincides with all the last minute wedding planning that needs attention too. The best advice I can offer here, is to sit down a month before the wedding and schedule all of your payments to be future-dated automatic online payments for each due date. Then set up a calendar alert for the following day to check each payment has gone out. This way no payment gets overlooked and all the suppliers are happy BEFORE your big day.