Growing up in the Northern Queensland town of Ingham, Loren and Brett first met during their high school years at their first job - the local Coles. Celebrating their 8th anniversary in the idyllic city of London, Brett surprised Loren with a hotel upgrade at the Park Plaza on Westminster Bridge. After a full day of exploring London, Brett proposed that night with a beautiful round cut diamond set in white gold, in the privacy of their suite overlooking the glistening city lights, in a moment the pair will forever remember.
The couple’s ceremony took place at Eco Studio Fellini, nestled at the base of the Heritage Listed Springbrook National Park, within the picturesque Gold Coast hinterland. The lush green forest, flourishing gardens and the surrounding lily pond reminded the pair of home back in Ingham, QLD, and was the perfect setting for the special day.
Wearing a stunning gown by Karen Willis Holmes, and Samantha Wills jewels, Loren’s bridal outfit was completed with an exquisite lace veil as she walked down the aisle towards a beaming Brett. Her 4 bridesmaids all wore gorgeous grey dresses with varying styles of nude flats, and the entire bridal party carried and wore the deep red flowers of the special day.
The ceremony took place on a beautifully rustic deck, with the gorgeous surrounding gardens as the backdrop. Styled by Loren herself, the vintage-inspired reception saw guests seated at long banquet tables, themed with the raspberry and white tones of the event. A 3 course gourmet Italian dinner was prepared for the guests by Fellini, followed by two decadent 3-tiered cakes; one with white chocolate & raspberry, and the other with salted caramel & chocolate.
“The whole night was memorable to us. We’ve been together for 10 years now, and to have all of our closet friends and family that we’ve met over that journey together was amazing” says Loren. The pair continued the journey with their honeymoon in the United States, driving through California and spending Christmas in New York.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Lucas & Co Photography
BRIDE'S DRESS: Karen Willis Holmes
BRIDE’S SHOES: ASOS
BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: Fame & Partners
GROOMS FORMAL WEAR: Pierre Cardin
JEWELLERY: SAMANTHA WILLS ‘Wild Decadence’ Headpiece
MAKEUP: Dani Ottrey - The Beauty Lineup
STATIONERY/INVITATIONS: Suite Paper – Etsy
FLORIST: Skeleton Leaf
CAKE: Delicious By Sara
WEDDING VENUE: Ecostudio Fellini