Every wedding I am a part of holds a special place in my heart. I adore every bride and cannot get enough of the joy and excitement a wedding brings.
Some weddings stick in your mind for a long time and become stories retold. For me, the wedding of Emily and Chris is the perfect example. The morning was a buzz of friends, family and pampering! Alia, Emily’s hairdresser is a family friend and she kept the room alive with wedding chatter. It was such a lovely vibe and Emily and her girls made me feel so welcome.
One moment in particular that stays with me was applying makeup to the Mother of the Bride. She hadn’t worn makeup in over 20 years and was hesitant! Even as Mum sat in my chair I could feel her body language and I made the comment “you don’t trust me, I can tell.” This is not uncommon for Mothers of the Bride/Groom. It can be quite daunting having a professional apply makeup in a very different way, or heavier than they would apply themselves. I love this challenge and particularly love the way the right makeup can transform a mature face. Once we finished Emily’s Mum’s makeup, she looked in the mirror and made the comment “Now I can see where Emily gets her beauty from…” She loved it and felt so beautiful, just the way a Mother of the Bride should feel on their daughters wedding day. Those are the moments that make my job so special, and that is why I do what I do.
Come along the journey, enjoy the photos and take inspiration from the day that was Emily and Chris's wedding.
Venue: Leeuwin Estate Vineyard
Photography: Freedom Garvey Photographer
Cake Design: Yallingup Cheese Company
Florist: Chic Rustique
Makeup Artist: Beautique Love - Caitlin Gilbert
Bride/Bridesmaid Spray Tans: Beautique Love
Hairdresser: Alia Marzo – Hair for Perfection
Bridal Gown: Lisa Gowing
Bridesmaids Dresses: Coco & Lola Bridesmaids
Groomsmen Attire: Country Road
Emily’s tip for future brides: Keep it simple! Find great suppliers who not only love what they do, but are also fantastic at it – the true professionals make the day so much easier as you don’t have to worry about anything! It’s the best way to make sure you can sit back, relax and enjoy every moment of your big day. It honestly goes so fast!