Carina and Alexander share their stunning vintage wedding, featuring soft tones and Gatsby-inspired details…
How did he propose?
Alex took me on a last minute surprise trip to Queensland. While I was getting ready in the room for dinner Alex said he needed to talk to the taxi driver for a second and he would call me to come down when we were ready to leave. Not long after I get a call to come downstairs and Alex was nowhere to be seen but a limo was pulled up at the reception. After being greeted by the driver I was told there was a surprise organised and he was going to take me. After a 10 minute trip I was taken to the wharf where I was walked to the helicopter pad. Still by myself I was told to get onto the helicopter and they took me for a 10 minute flight over surface. Once we landed I was taken to the next spot. Still on the wharf I was taken to the most beautiful gondola where I finally saw Alex on one knee with a ring and red roses. After that we went for a 2 hour ride on the gondola having dinner, desert and champagne.
What’s your most important piece of advice for creating and maintaining a strong relationship?
Always make time to communicate no matter how tired or busy you both are. There is not a day that goes by that Alex and I won’t tell each other everything that happened in the day, interesting or not we just love to talk.
Tell us about your wedding gown and how you chose it
It just felt right as soon as it was on. Having a very short torso it was hard to find a style that worked. This dress in particular somehow gave me length and made me feel amazing.
What sort of style did you want for your wedding day?
I envisioned a soft style of vintage and Gatsby combined.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
The church. It was so beautiful and the promise that you and your partner are making to each other in front of loved ones, there is no better feeling. You’re in another world for those few minutes.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
There will always be something that won’t go to plan. Try not to let it get to you and don’t rush even if you’re late. I was so stressed that I was going to be late and I didn’t want to make people wait I ended up missing out on a lot of photos and forgot to do a few things. I ended up being at the church 15 minutes early! It’s your day, people will wait so just make sure you enjoy every moment.
Dress: Brides of Beecroft – http://www.bridesofbeecroft.com.au/
Makeup: Jacinta Nakhoul Makeup
Hair: Kristen Wells Hair Stylist
Shoes: Zu Shoes
Accessories: Fletcher and Grace Bracelet, Ring from Swarovski, Wedding bands and engagement ring from Forever Diamonds, Hair piece was from Rush Creations.
Grooms Suit: Bentex Suits
Photographer: Dreamlife Photography – https://dreamlifewedding.com.au/
Wedding Invitations: Bwedding Invitations – https://www.bweddinginvitations.com/
Printing: Inktank Printing www.inktankprinting.com
Flowers: Ceremony, bouquets and buttonholes by Flowers by Helen Brown. Flowers at reception were organized by venue.
Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Randwick
Reception Venue: Mediterranean House
Cars: Cams Wedding Muscle Cars and Broadway Limousines