MADELEINE + STEPHEN

How did you meet?

We actually met at work! Started off as friends for about 2 years before we started dating.

How did he propose?

Steve proposed at home. I always said I wanted a chill proposal with no one else around but us. He told me one afternoon to get dressed as he’s taking me out.  I didn’t pick up on it as we hadn’t been out in ages as we were only just coming out of lockdown. And right before we left he proposed. He had planned a dinner at my favourite restaurant in the city afterwards with champagne.

Tell us about your wedding dress journey at Kayrouz Bridal?

My wedding dress journey was amazing. I wasn’t ever that girl who dreamed of a wedding or me in a wedding dress, however when I tried on all of the different Berta gowns I felt like a princess haha. I was actually quite nervous trying gowns on for the first time but all of the staff were so lovely and accomodating which made me feel more comfortable.

Which Berta gown did you say YES to and what made you fall in love with this gown?

I said yes to a Berta Privee gown that I fell in love with. It was actually the first dress I took a screenshot of and sent to my mum right after I got engaged. It was meant to be.

Tell us about your Venue and Wedding theme?

Neither of us were too fussed about a wedding. We wanted it to be quite a casual and chill vibe so we decided on a cocktail style event. Our wedding ceremony and reception was held at the same venue which was Pasadena in Church Point. Beautiful venue on the water and it was the most perfect day.

What advice would you give to upcoming brides?

I felt like my day flashed before my eyes and it was over before I knew it! My advice would be to grab your husband and take time out just the two of you to soak it all up and enjoy the moment.

VENDORS

DRESS: @kayrouzbridal @berta @bertabridal

HAIR: @nourish.me.beautiful

MAKEUP: @samanthaleemua (bride) @gemmajamieson_mua (bridesmaids)

FLORIST: @by.mag.nolia

PHOTOGRAPHER: @blaisebell

CEREMONY: @pasadenasydney

VENUE: @pasadenasydney

BRIDESMAID: @shonajoy

ENTERTAINMENT: @brentwoodduo & @jakesmith.wav

THE GROOM WORE: @pjohnsontailors