VANESSA + JUN JIE

How did you meet?

On the 6th of September 2019, I met JJ at a mutual friend’s wedding in Bali. He was busy with his groom’s men duties and I was busy getting refills for my cocktail glass.

How did he propose?

JJ planned to propose to me on our second year anniversary, but I tested positive to Covid-19 and passed it to him, so unknown to me, he had to postpone his proposal plans to the week after when we got better. He took me to a Japanese restaurant at the Star in Sydney, and we stayed at the hotel for the night. We went for a walk in Darling Harbour in Barangaroo where he got down on one knee and pooped the question!

Tell us about your wedding dress journey at Kayrouz Bridal?

I first went to Kayrouz Bridal on my own on a weekend and decided to try on some gowns even though my wedding was more than a year away! I have had my eye on a few Berta gowns and could not wait to see how they looked on. I returned a week after to try on more gowns and decided that I found the one. I came back a few months later for my first fitting with my parents who came to visit from Perth and they couldn’t be happier with my choice.

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

I said yes to the Donatella Muse by Berta gown because it had an ethereal feel to it which was the look I was going for for a garden wedding in spring. It ticked all the boxes for me- tulle detail on thin straps, deep-v neck line, low back, eyelash scalloped lace, sequins and pearl beading and airy tulle overlay.

Tell us about your Venue and Wedding theme?

I got married at Caversham House in Perth WA. The ceremony was held at the Hidden Garden- a European Renaissance inspired garden with beautiful wisteria flowers and vines as well as a man-made waterfall feature. The reception venue was embellished with European crystal chandeliers, modern French provincial inspired interior styling and pastel blooms on every guest table.

What advice would you give to upcoming brides?

Enjoy every moment of your wedding planning journey and especially on your wedding day!! Try not to sweat the small stuff and trust that your team of vendors and bridal party got your back! Time really flies and before you know it, it will all be over, so take each challenge that comes your way as an opportunity to find out what you are really made of!

VENDORS

DRESS: @berta

HAIR: @hadarah_hairandmakeup

MAKEUP: @hadarah_hairandmakeup

FLORIST: @bloomin_wild_

PHOTOGRAPHER: @westcreative

ENTERTAINMENT: @jordyskyemusic

VENUE: @cavershamhouse

MINISTER: @debrac_civil_marriagecelebrant

CAKE: @naomi.bakes

WEDDING RINGS: @moimoifinejewellery