Anna in the Ziggy Gown

Grace Loves Lace

Congratulations on your recent wedding, you looked stunning! Tell us how and why you chose your GLL gown?

Aww thank you so much! I fell in love with GLL when my older sister chose it for her gown and for her bridesmaid dresses. I even knew back then I wanted to wear the Colette veil on my special day. The gowns are so unique and are far from the traditional style gown, which I love. As soon as I had the Ziggy gown on, I just knew it was the one. I fell in love with the detailed lace, the flirty sleeves and it just suited my body shape perfectly. It was definitely for me!

So tell us, how did you both meet?

We have a few mutual friends so we always kind of knew of each other. I remember having a crush on him when I was in high school. It wasn’t anything until almost four years ago, he was back from living in London and I invited him to an Australia Day party I was hosting. That night I stole a kiss and the following day he stole my number out of our friend’s phone. When he first texted me, we were messaging back and fourth for hours, all afternoon.

Was it love at first sight or was it a slow burn kinda situation?

Definitely love at first sight.

What first attracted you to your partner?

His sense of humour and his great sense of style.

How did he propose?

Our birthdays are just a few days apart and this year, he all of a sudden wanted to have a joint birthday party which I thought was out of character. I had a feeling he might propose because we had asked EVERYONE to come, haha. However, on the day of the party, he was so calm and collected. He didn’t let on at all, he didn’t tell anyone, (except for my Mum). Once we were all together with our family and friends, he started saying a speech and called me up to be with him. I remember thinking ‘ok, this is SO out of character’. He then popped out the ring and I burst into happy tears!

How did you feel on your day and how did you style your GLL look?

I was surprisingly calm all morning then started to get really nervous and a little panicky within the hour before walking out. So many emotions running through me that I had never felt before. For the ceremony I styled it with the Colette veil and Maya earrings and for reception, I swapped the veil and earrings for the Chase silk choker and Salita earrings.

Where did you get inspiration from for your wedding?

Being at the family home in the garden, we wanted to keep things on a natural colour palette and nothing over the top. So champagne and beige for the bridal party and native flowers for boutiques tied in really well. Our Stylist knew exactly what look we were going for and created a beautiful setting.

Describe your wedding in 3 words…

Magical, heartwarming and loose.

What was your most memorable moment?

There are so many memorable moments but at the ceremony after Harry and I said ‘I do’, a strong gust of wind came through as we kissed. It blew off my veil and all the loose leaves from the trees. I knew in my heart it was my Dad. Letting us know he was there with us and keeping the storm that was suppose to have hit us at bay so we could finish the ceremony. I will never forget that moment.

Any top tips or advice you can give fellow GLL brides (beauty, health & wellness, planning etc)?

Just savour every moment and enjoy the ride of the whole planning process. Also, try and do a little planning bit by bit. Harry and I would do at least half an hour a night… any more it’d start to do our heads in. Remember too that the most valuable resource at your wedding are people, not the material things.


The Bride Wore: Ziggy Gown with the Colette veil and Maya earrings. The Chase silk choker and Salita earrings for the reception.
The Groom Wore: An uber stone suit with a crisp white button up, burgundy bow tie and tan leather loafers
Photographer: Janneke Storm
Venue: The ceremony was held at my family home, under the tree my father grew and the reception was out at a beautiful country hall. Both in Gympie where Harry and I grew up.
Florist: The bouquets were made by myself and my sister.
Stylist: Splash Events in Noosa.
Hair: Jodie Fleming
Makeup: Susan Jane
Catering: Fire In The Belly Woodfire Pizza
Coordinator: Indie Rose Esdaile

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