A year ago last month, our beautiful SW bride Mel tied the knot to (her now husband) Haran, in one of the most stunning weddings we have ever seen. To make this an even more special event, our very own Samantha was there as Maid Of Honour to her very best friend of 20+ years, after meeting during their first day at Port Macquarie High School!
Mel & Haran first met working together in an agency, where a friendship between the two ensued and (helped along by some DJ styling from Haran) blossomed into a romance. Haran knew the way to her heart with a down to earth, yet perfect proposal - atop the Flat Rock lookout, overlooking her family’s property on NSW’s mid-north coast. This love of nature was a key factor for the two, who now live in London, when planning the big day.
With the lush natural surrounds of the Great Conservatory in London’s Syon Park, it’s easy to see why this was the place chosen for their special day. This floral and botanical theme was worthy of every bride’s inspirational Pinterest board.
Haran and his groomsmen looked the part in their suave navy suits and wine penny loafers, each infusing a touching tribute to Mel’s late father with their boutonniere created with coloured succulents, in homage to the succulent garden he had loved. Mel’s stunning bridal party each wore a unique dress to reflect the individual nature of their personality and style, along with understated SAMANTHA WILLS Bridal jewels. Entering behind them, Mel was an absolute vision in her chic, strapless gown and exquisite lace veil, and champagne coloured Jimmy Choo heels.
After the ceremony, the party moved down to the lakeside lawns for canapés, elderflower spritz and champagne, all served to the sounds of a steel drummer a nod to the Notting Hill Carnival taking place that very weekend.
Feasting on a sit down, two-course dinner, the mood then shifted towards the festivities, with the bride then changing into a pair of exquisite bespoke chandelier earrings, designed especially for her by Samantha. Mel also then changed her Choos for a pair of brand new, white Nike Air Max’s – the perfect dancing shoes for what was to come!
It was an occasion truly filled with love and the happiest of memories, with the couple opting for a ‘familymoon’ in honour of the beloved family and friends who had flown in from all over the globe to celebrate.
UPDATE: We are also absolutely delighted to announce that the couple is expecting their first child early next year!