I have raved on and on about J’Aton Dresses in previous posts. They are SO STUNNING, flattering and gorgeous. So it is with great pleasure that I feature a wedding with THE DRESS TO END ALL DRESSES. I first glimpsed this wedding in Cosmo Bride Australia Magazine. I was so taken with it that I literally hunted this poor bride down and DEMANDED she say yes to being featured on my blog!!! No, seriously…..it did go something like that but hopefully with a bit more Panache than that.
So without further ado I would like to introduce Prue and Sean, a lovely couple with great wedding style…..as you will see in the following photos!!! Yippeee!!
Prue takes us through their wedding heaven…..
I met my husband Sean, through a mutual friend when I was visiting my family back in Adelaide. We were married at St. Francis Xavier Church in Adelaide Australia. I wore my hair down with a loose wave. My hair and make-up artist Chris Geracitano helped attach my headdress – a beautiful feathered fan shape created from the same silver lace as my gown. My cathedral length veil matched the tulle fabric on the skirt of my dress.
My bridesmaids wore ice blur, gowns which were corseted and short at the front with flowing trains at the back. They carried posies of little pale blue Hydrangeas.
As for my dress, it was ‘love at first sight’. I had already done a some looking in Sydney, but when I saw a version of my dress in the window at J’Aton and then met the creators behind it, I knew nothing else would compare. I wore an oyster coloured, pure silk strapless gown with an Italian shimmer tulle skirt which featured a 2 metre train.
The process of creating my dress spanned over 12 months with 7 weekend trips to Melbourne for fittings to ensure it was perfect. My Mum who lives in Adelaide, while I am in Sydney, joined me for every fitting and was there when I found the dress. It was such a wonderful excuse to share special time together, over something so important. Unlike any other store/bridal salon that has at least a few racks of dresses, the J’Aton boys only had a couple of wedding dresses for me to see. Despite this we had an instant rapport and I felt instantly that they were the only ones I could trust to create the dress of my dreams. We came to know each other well over the course of the year and have kept in touch since my wedding and will continue to do so in the future, despite being in different states. As a testament to their generosity, when the day finally came for me to pick up my dress, they surprised me by upgrading all of the crystals on my dress from their standard to beautiful Swarovski ones. I was blown away!
I carried a small posy of Andromeda & White Hydrangeas.
Sean and I had been together for only 8 months before he proposed. It was something I never expected and had always planned to wait longer, before getting engaged, but despite this, Sean is a very determined and motivated person and he had decided he wasn’t going to wait for something he was so sure of. Sean’s motivation and drive for success is what attracts me to him most. We have very similar aspirations and are looking for the same thing in life!
Sean’s brother and sister were in our bridal party. One of my brother’s came over from New York for our big day and him and my other brother both gave readings during our ceremony. Obviously my parents were very much a part of our wedding both on the day and leading up to it. All the members of my family helped with tying hundred of bows, putting ceremony booklets together and ensuring our venue was set up perfectly. Seeing as we didn’t have a wedding planner, I couldn’t have survived without them!!
My Father walked me down the ailse to “Ave Maria”.
I used my dress as inspiration for the style of my wedding, which was ‘vintage glamour’. In particular the crystal theme carried through, with cut crystal glassware, crystal centre-pieces and a large white crystal tree. Our reception was held at Silvestri’s of Claredon.
We had a willow tree with crystal chains and glitter doves which I sourced. Each table had a crystal centrepiece topped with blue Hydrangeas and at the base were little vases holding blue moon roses and Hydrangeas.
Our 3-layered cake was Almond Flavoured with Mocha Icing and edible Gold Leaf.
Our guest photo frame placecards doubled as favours.
Each couple from the bridal party was introduced on the dance floor with their own song.
The highlight of the day was a surprise song about how we met, performed by a friend. We were in stitches!
We served our cake in antique vintage boxes.
Our music for our first dance was “Haven’t met you yet” by Michael Buble.
May you both have a wonderful married life together filled with surprises and more great dresses!!!!!! Thank you Prue and Sean for sharing your wonderful day with us all.
Many Thanks: David Fowler www.davidfowler.com.au