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WFML Real Bride Emily
Here at WFML we love helping brides design style that suits them and strays from the norm. Your wedding is a celebration of love between two people and everything about your day should represent you, your personality and you style! One of our brides, Emily, wore a beautiful bespoke black gown for her day and we think she looked stunning! Emily combined features of our Portia Gown (including the boned bodice) with our Brielle Gown. Read on to find out more from Emily about their beautiful day and have a look at the bridal party colour scheme – absolutely inspired!
So Emily, please tell us – with months (or even years!) of planning, did the Big Day run smoothly?
“We spent about 18 months planning; we wanted to take our time planning/paying for everything. I think we booked the venue in December 2016 then spent the next 6 – 8 months choosing all the other vendors. Everything on the day went perfectly, even the weather was amazing. We didn’t have a theme, we just agreed from the get go that we wanted it to be very relaxed, small and simple. We didn’t want any of the traditional things like a cake (we had a tower of lamingtons instead) or first dance, bouquet toss, etc. None of those things are ‘us’ so we scrapped them all.
How many dresses did you try on before you knew it was the one? 5? 10? 15+?
WFML was actually the first and only dress shop I went into so I only tried on the 6 or so there. I didn’t have any ideas in mind for my dress, my sister booked me an appointment without asking me first and I hadn’t even started looking at what I wanted. My only rules were: Simple and Nothing puffy. I jumped onto WFML website a few days before my appointment to get a list of the dresses that I wanted to try on, I think I picked 4, all but 1 was white. There was 1 particular white dress that I loved and was looking forward to trying on. I didn’t go in there with the idea in mind that I’d wear black, I just liked the style and wanted to try it out.
I tried on 3 white dresses first and the girls there suggested a few more to try on. They were all lovely dresses but I just didn’t feel comfortable in white, it’s never been a colour I wear. They brought me down the black dress to try on and I just felt so much more myself in it. Surprisingly, even my mum said ‘that’s the colour for you’. I told the girls there what changes I wanted to make (adding elbow length sleeves and having it all in blockout lace).
Did your man choose his Suit? Or with some guidance did you help him? Did his suit compliment your gown? (or was it the other way around?).
My husband decided what kind of style suit he wanted and he organised it all for himself and his groomsmen. I think the only request I made was that he get a skinnier pair of chinos instead of the ones he had originally bought.
How did your gown make you feel on your very Special Day?
My dress made me feel insane on the day, it was extremely figure hugging so I felt very feminine in it. I only usually ever wear jeans and a tshirt so it was a very welcome change. The girls at WFML were all beyond helpful through the whole process, they were all very on board with what I wanted and even made their own suggestions like having the opening at the back of the dress instead of just fully covered.
Any tips for our future Brides choosing a gown that makes the day complete?
Tips for future brides? I guess, don’t make changes to what you want your day to be like for anyone, plan it how you want it, screw ‘tradition’. Also, go ALL OUT on your photographer, hands down the best money I’ve ever spent.
Who were your vendors and their Instagram @handles (and yours!)?
- My instagram: @emlouise_13
- Venue: Brisbane Racing Club @brisbaneracingclub
- Celebrant: Alana Salm @is_that_alana_salm
- Photographer: Kristina Wild @kristinawild_
- Hair: The Beauty Case @thebeautycase
- Makeup: my now sister-in law @hayleylouisemua1
- Flowers: my cousin @eyeofrabbit