Lara + Todd

How did you meet?

Met just out of high school through good old trusty social media!

When did you know they were the one? 

I knew Todd was the one from the very beginning. The fact we never could not be around each other, and still struggle to be apart 5 and a half years later.

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He’s so caring, wants to look after me as much as possible. His ability to light up a room when he walks in with his charisma and how much he can make me belly laugh. We have so much fun together.

Who proposed and how?

Todd proposed down at the beach, we were going for a walk and he did the old “look over at that” and as I’ve turned back around he was down on 1 knee. The beach is my happy place and he knew that just being the two of us was perfect.

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I fell in love with Archie in the Melbourne boutique in Carnegie! Tbh I had actually already tried her on and passed on her and was coming back to try on Harlow. My stylist told me to try her on again in a size more fitted to me so this time, as soon as I walked out of the change room, I knew. I couldn’t pass it even after I did because it was everything I originally wanted. I was obsessed with the cowl back and the simplicity of her. It was me all over.

What was the best moment for you at your wedding? 

Can I say two? My first, has to be without a doubt, listening to Todd read his vows to me and how much effort and time he had put in to them. They made me cry and felt as though, how would I ever top that reading after him hahaha. My second, at the very end of the night, right before our guests started to leave, I stood back with Todd just off the dance floor as we watched all of our guests dance to the music playing and how happy everyone was. In that moment I was filled with so much joy and love.

What were your favourite details?

I was OBSESSED with my florals, the colour palette was everything I dreamt of. So beautiful.

What advice would you tell other brides?

To really take the whole day in, it goes by so incredibly quickly that you can forget the small moments. Pick a time for you to stand back with your husband and just look at everyone and everything and let it sink it. You won’t regret it..

Any standout vendors?

My photographer and videographer! I could not have asked for a better duo to spend our day with. Made the day so so much fun. In all fairness, all of my vendors were amazing to work with. My florist was AMAZING.

MWL DESIGN:

Archie

PHOTOGRAPHER:

Claire Davie

RETAILER:

Made with Love Melbourne Boutique