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WFML Real Bride: Kerry
The beautiful Kerry found her dream dress at When Freddie met Lilly…and then when Vanessa mentioned about tailor made suits for her tall groom Ewan, they decked out the whole Bridal party with us! Read about her experience below.
So Kerry, please tell us – with months (or even years!) of planning, did the Big Day run smoothly!?
Overall, the day went smoothly – but it was a lot of work. We decided to do a DIY wedding out at a property at Mount Glorious. The scenery was spectacular but it did involve bringing everything to the property ourselves and setting up a lot the day before and the day after the wedding. Although it was a lot of work, we wouldn’t change a thing about the day – it was perfect! We got to enjoy the day with our closest friends and family, and got to include our pups which was very important to us.
Was your wedding themed? Did you and your hubby go for a traditional feel or more contemporary style?
We didn’t start out with a theme in mind, other than a woodlands type look with a splash of vintage thrown in. We ended up choosing navy and gold as our primary colours and adding in some blush pink and burgundy – it turned out better than we expected. The wedding was extremely relaxed and casual overall – just the way we wanted it!
How did The Dress fit into your theme? Did you have an idea of which style you wanted before beginning the search for your Bridal Gown? And did this change much after you saw the girls at WFML?
I knew I wanted a dress that had a bit of a vintage feel – I love history so that was very important to me. I tried on a few dresses before I came to When Freddie Met Lilly but they just weren’t quite right.
When I came to WFML, I tried on a few dresses and loved them, but as soon I tried on my actual dress, my sister and Mum cried and my best friends couldn’t stop smiling so I knew then that this was THE dress.
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 hehe).
We had a lot of difficulty finding suits for Ewan and his brother (and best man), Alister. They are both over 6ft 5 and anything they tried on was not long enough in the legs/arms and too big in the stomach area. So when WFML mentioned that they make suits to fit any size, rather than just the standard sizing – we were sold! Ewan and I both knew we wanted the boys in navy suits but I left the rest to him to choose. He did very well!
How many dresses did you try on before you knew it was the one? 5? 10? 15+?
I probably tried on about 10 dresses in three different stores.
How did your gown make you feel on your very Special Day?
I felt AMAZING! The dress was so comfortable – even though there was a lot of lace, it didn’t feel heavy. Vanessa did a fantastic job at ensuring that it fit me perfectly. I have had so many compliments, both from guests on the day and others who have seen pictures since. I was extremely happy with my choice of dress!
Were the girls from When Freddie met Lilly helpful in what can be quite a busy and time consuming process when find The Dress?
Vanessa and the girls were incredible. They made themselves as available as possible to me when I needed to reschedule or coordinate fittings for Ewan and Alister.
Any tips for our future Brides choosing a gown that makes the day complete?
Don’t choose a dress just because you want it to fit a particular theme – choose a dress which makes you smile every time you think about it.