Wedding Date – 24.02.20
Location – Mt Lofty House
Bride – Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal House
Photographer – Kylie South Photography
I had zero idea of what kind of dress I wanted, I went in with an open mind and was happy to try absolutely anything. I took my mum, my two sisters (who were also bridesmaids), my maid of honour and my niece (also flower girl) came along too… My two other bridesmaids were eagerly waiting for photos throughout the day. The first dress store I went to I tried a variety of different styles and to be honest they all looked really great, I’m really bad at making tough decisions so this was hard… The second store I went to was Jenny and Gerry’s Bridal Centre, the girls pulled out lots of different dresses for me to try and again, I had the same experience… No matter what the style, they all looked really lovely.. I had no idea what I was going to do. The owner of the store Jenny was walking past me while I had another dress on, she looked at me and said to my constant, ooooh put her in the Martina Liana 1078, it will look great on her, she said they got told to have the dress for the weekend and have a play with it. I put the dress on and I immediately felt different to all of the other dresses, I felt nice in the others but I instantly felt amazing in this one… Everyone with me knew too that this would be the one. I didn’t want to take it off.
I had another appointment booked at another store so I went just to make sure and again all the dresses I tried on were lovely but I kept thinking back and comparing it to 1078. I went back to Jenny and Gerry’s and bought it that day. I was in love and it really was meant to be – they only had it for that weekend, Jenny said someone is looking down on you for this to happen and all of my family burst into tears – my childhood best friend sure was that angel looking down on us. I had my alterations done at Jenny and Gerry’s too – I wanted the back deepened to be lower and the whole experience was amazing, every appointment was chaos (from our side of things) with different family members and kids coming along but everyone was so accommodating and I wouldn’t have wanted it any other way!
Our wedding was truly the most magical day, Mount Lofty House and it was to die for – every inch of their grounds are breathtaking. We had our ceremony on their Piccadilly lawns which had the most magnificent view of the Adelaide Hills and had our reception in their Piccadilly Panorama room with floor to ceiling windows which again made the most of the view. We made a lot of our own decorations and it really paid off. We made our arbour and welcome sign stand from copper pipe and had it decorated with beautiful greenery and white flowers. We spent hours creating our invites and any stationary used on the day, my mum spent weeks refurbishing some gorgeous french doors which we all walked through to begin our walk down the aisle. So much of our work went into creating our perfect day and it really paid off. We both share the same values in that family and friends are so important and we loved the way this was incorporated into our ceremony by the amazing celebrant Amy Harrison. It was just perfect for us and really shared and showed who we are as a couple. It was the most perfect day with the most perfect weather and just after we shared our first kiss as husband and wife two planes flew over in the sky which everyone thought was pretty cool tying in with the proposal (he proposed from a plane over my family farm with the words Marry Me Casey written in hay bales). We partied on into the night with everyone enjoying amazing food and drinks and we laughed and cried thorough speeches. We had the biggest smiles on our faces all day and loved every single minute of it.
Favourite moments of the day – I have so many special memories from the day – my maid of honour and my mum helping me get into my dress, my dad walking my down the aisle, seeing my husband for the first time (he had tears in his eyes, and so did I!) when I got to the end of the aisle, he grabbed my hands and told me how beautiful I looked and said that dress is amazing. Another absolute stand out was during the ceremony our celebrant asked us both to look out at everyone for a minute or so and it was magic looking at our 180 guests made up of our beautiful families and friends – I loved that moment so much. Saying our vows to each other was so special too, I honestly can’t pick just one moment – our whole day was absolutely magic.