On the 16th of May I headed to the Coast for a Wedding that was a little bit more special, it was cousin Claire’s perfect day!! I treasure each and everyone of my clients but there is something super special about taking care of relatives and friends. Claire was an organised Bride, she chose her date based around her preferred vendors availability… yes, another special moment. Claire wed her man, Mitch at Palm Meadows Golf Course followed by Reception and staying at the Mecure Resort, Gold Coast.
Our morning ran smoothly with plenty of time to spare, I even had 10mins to spend with little Ella (Flowergirl – she was super excited to be part of her Mummy and Daddy’s big day!) we took silly selfies and looked at her beautiful shoes! The lovely Kimberley Palmer created the girls beautiful hairstyles, never short of a giggle when you get us together… Claire it was an absolute pleasure to be part of your perfect day, taking care of your girls and Mum. I know you and Mitch will share a life of happiness!
Here’s what the Bride said…
What was your favourite moment of the day?
My favourite moment of day was when I was getting my bridesmaids to help put my gown on, zipped up, laced up and buttoned up, to realise that I had forgotten to put my hoop on underneath. No I am just kidding haha (but that really did happen). My favourite moment of the day was definitely walking down the aisle and looking at my husband to be. The look on his face was priceless. Here I was walking and laughing and poor Mitch is crying his eyes out. He is such a sweetheart. It just showed how much he loves me and I was looking as beautiful and I felt.
What personal touches did you add to your day?
The personal touches we had were, golf tees mixed In with the boys buttonholes, handmade seating chart made by myself and my maid of honour the night before! We also asked Mitch’s dad to make our ‘guest book’ which turned out me super amazing! People kept asking where we bought it from.
How did you find ‘the dress’?
I wouldn’t have found my dress without the help from Linda at Gowns Of Elegance. I mentioned a few things that I had liked in pictures of gowns I had seen and she showed me a few gowns as I described and my dress ended up being the 2nd or 3rd gown I tried on. Linda was extremely helpful and she is a loving, caring , beautiful lady and I would recommend her to any one.
What did you think of the makeup and service you received?
The makeup That Tyneale had done on all of us was amazing and it lasted until early hours in the morning! When she came over to do our Trial I was still undecided on what I really wanted, as I don’t normally wear too much make up. I think I showed her one photo and what she had done was simply amazing. I wouldn’t have chosen any one else to do my makeup other than her.
Any advice for future brides?
My advice to other brides is to forget about everything leading up until The wedding, if you keep worrying about the fine details you won’t enjoy yourself. It’s one day that you will never forget – but it will go by very fast!
Florist? The florist we used was Emma at Elizabeth Rose Bridal she is so talented at what she does. We gave her a challenge by adding in the golf tees for the boys buttonholes and they came out better than I imagined! Our flowers were absolutely perfect!
Photographer? The photographers we used were Candice & Rob at Once Upon A Dream Photography. When we first met Candice & Rob we knew they were the right people for us. After we did our engagement shoot, I could not wait to see our wedding photos. They are both very easy going people which naturally makes you feel Comfortable – especially in front of a camera. We will booking these two again in the future for Sure!
The Venue we got ready in was The Mercure Resort Gold Coast. Great accommodation and fantastic golf course views and the staff were always friendly and helpful. The venue where we held our ceremony and reception was Palm Meadows Golf Course. Spectacular view of the course from our ceremony and the atmosphere at there reception was perfect. All the staff from Palm Meadows were very friendly and helped our day and night run smoothly. If it wasn’t for Nicole at Palm Meadows & Circle of Love – Gold Coast , I would have turned Into a bridezilla! Nicole is fantastic! Not only did she Sure everything was going according to plan at Palm Meadows, but she also did our styling for both our ceremony and reception and everything was perfect! She went out Of her way to help us through everything I still can’t thank her enough!!
Images by Once Upon a Dream Photography