SARAH + TOM

How did you meet?

Tinder! He was my very first tinder date and I think I was his 50th. Somehow I was the first date he went Dutch with (twice).

How did he propose?

He proposed very early in the morning at our flat in Manly with rose petals leading me to the Bollinger on ice. We then had lunch at Barrenjoey House, followed by a surprise seaplane over the sights of Sydney, a night’s stay at the gorgeous Langham hotel and dinner in the city. I was very spoilt!

Tell us about your wedding dress journey at Kayrouz Bridal?

I knew from the get go I wanted some glam and sparkle at my wedding, because that is me in a nutshell. I also knew I wanted two dresses so I could have an evening gown to dance in, and as soon as I saw the glitter of the Berta gown I just knew that would shimmer and sparkle in the evening lights at our Italian venue. Kayrouz was the only boutique in Sydney that stocked such a special gown and the team were so helpful, ensuring everything was perfect including all the adjustments and accessories. They really took such great care of me and my dress.

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

Berta 21-144 Colony dress

The champagne colour, the incredible glitter (photos just don’t do it justice) and the divine shape which just gives you the most incredible figure. The train itself was so dramatic, I loved it at first sight.

Tell us about your Venue and Wedding theme?

We got married in Verona, Italy in June. I actually fell in love with the venue and dreamed of getting married there way before I met the groom! Villa Rizzardi has a stunning villa set in the most romantic gardens. We wanted something very Italian and classic and this venue gave us everything, from the tree-lined dining area to the amphitheatre for our ceremony.

What advice would you give to upcoming brides?

Never be ashamed of being you. This is your one chance to put your dreams first, if that means multiple Jimmy Choos or entering into a song that gives that main character energy, just do it! Do not care what others might think, it is yours and your partner’s day. So buy the dresses ;)

VENDORS

DRESS: @kayrouzbridal @berta 

HAIR: @blbsmanagement

MAKEUP: @blbsmanagement

FLORIST: @evelinaflorenceflowers

PHOTOGRAPHER: @veronasposi

VIDEOGRAPHER: @2become1video

VENUE: @villarizzardi

PLANNER: @laurabravievents @biancoantico

CAKE: @pasticceria.flego 

THE GROOM WORE: @nealandpalmer