Olivia + Jack
How did you meet?
Jack and I met through a mutual friend in 2006. I was staying at a friends house for the weekend and I joined their family for a BBQ at Jacks Dads house and that was the beginning of our friendship. A few years later we reconnected at a District Athletics Carnival, Jack came over and sat in the grandstand with me until my teachers realised he wasn’t apart of our school and quickly shuffled him on. From then we continued to speak until about a year later when Jack final worked up the courage to ask me out on a date.
How did you know he was the one?
Jack was always a true gentleman so I think I knew from the beginning that he was the one for me.
What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?
I like his loyalty, how hard working he is and how friendly and kind he is to everyone he meets.
Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?
The moment I arrived at White Lily Couture in Brisbane I felt so at ease, all the pressure of finding the perfect dress was taken away. The beautiful Connie showed us around as we picked dresses. Once we had all picked a dress for me to try on we were served glasses of sparkling and escorted into a beautiful private room. The first dress I tried on was the Riley Boho, I walked out and showed my Mum and Bridal party and we were all in love! I then tried on two more dresses just to be sure that I really did love the Riley, but nothing compared. I tried the Riley Boho on again and I knew was my dream dress (a few tears shed by all), it was subtle yet had such beautiful lace covering the entire dress and was perfect for me and my day!
Who proposed and how?
Over the course of a few months Jack had secretly been diamond shopping and planning a proposal without my knowledge. Once he finally received the call that the ring was ready to be picked up, he called my parents and asked if they were free for him to pop over a littler later. When he arrived he was anxiously pacing around the house making small talk as he was working himself up to ask for their permission. When he had worked up the courage to ask my parents they said of course and gave me a big hug, my Dad made a comment that ‘you are finally taking my daughter off his hands’. I think the entire time he was there they knew what was going on. He had planned a sunset picnic overlooking the water on Saturday afternoon.. well it stormed and rained that entire day so then he moved it to Sunday. When we arrived on Sunday the wind was so strong there was no way a picnic would be enjoyable. Third times a charm they say, on the Tuesday afternoon the weather was finally looking perfect so we went down to the waterfront and enjoyed a beautiful picnic as the sun was setting. As I had turned to look at something he grabbed the ring out of his pocket got onto one knee and as I looked back he asked me to marry him. Shocked and a little emotional on both of our behalf’s I said yes. The 5th of December will always be a special day!
What was the best moment for you at the wedding?
The best moment from our wedding day was getting to see Jack at the end of the aisle, it was a moment we had waited to long for and it was finally happening.
What surprised you most at or about your wedding?
I was so surprised at how quick the night went, I remember everyone telling us to stop and take it all in because it fly’s by and they were right the entire day flew by.
What advice would you tell other brides?
Trust in your vendors, that is their job and all they want is the best for you. They will appreciate you for giving them some freedom to let their creativity run a little wild.
What was the one thing you did differently for your wedding?
We wanted our wedding to be relaxed and to most importantly enjoy the night with our friends and family. So we had three long tables and the bridal party sat at the middle table with all of our friends it was so much fun being with everyone during the reception time.
Bec & Bridge
Fiddle Fig Films
Harrison and Co Event Hire
I am celebrant Sam (Sam Capewell)
White Lily Couture, Brisbane