Hi Kate, Where and when did you get married?
Anthony and I were married on Friday the 4th January 2013 in Wendy Whiteley's 'Secret Garden' at Lavender Bay. We had champagne and photos in the garden with our guests before a cocktail style reception and dancing at Aqua Dining, a short 10 minutes walk away.
Tell us about your dress?
I chose a silk, Georgette low cut back gown with a high wasted sash that tied at the back from Helen English in Paddington. It was comfortable on the day and easy to dance in! Helen was fantastic to work with, she was no fuss, fitted around my busy work schedule and all her dresses are elegant and made with beautiful French fabrics.
Any special moments on your day?
So many to choose from. The ceremony in the garden would have to be the highlight. Anthony and I walked down the aisle together and walking down into the garden and seeing all our friends and family was unforgettable. We spent a lot of time with our celebrant Elizabeth, pulling our ceremony together and writing bits and pieces. It was worth it. It was so special and meant so much to us.
Do you have any advice to give future bride to be's?
Don't stress out, family and friends are there to help so give people little jobs to do. Everything will come together on the day and if anything does go wrong, the bride will be the last to find out.
I'd also recommend asking a bridesmaid to grab you and your husband half way through the evening so you can spend 10 minutes alone (on a balcony or somewhere nice away from guests). The day flies by so taking that time together to briefly reflect was really special for us.
Thank you Kate for sharing! xx