SAMMI BY JUSTIN ALEXANDER
I had no idea what dress I wanted going into the shop. Mum pulled this out and I tried it on second, straight after a big princess dress. I loved how I could move in it, it was flattering but I could still dance in it, plus it felt like me! It was classic, timeless and elegant. The crepe was thick so it didn’t show all the bumps and sat really well. The low back was divine! Plus I could add the bow to make it that extra bit special!
Classic, modern and elegant with pops of boldness – the bow, the bold lip, the moody palette.
I wanted it to be something that was timeless but also fun and bold!
The aisle walk was the thing I definitely was most focused on in the lead-up, there’s a lot of pressure and expectation on it. However, on the day the ceremony was the best and most important bit, just being able to declare our love for each other with our favourite people nearby was something so special.
The speeches! Both dad’s gave amazing speeches and Lach also gave a great one. They were the perfect mix of sentimental and hilarious with so many personal touches.
Coronavirus! Having the re-plan the wedding 6 times over with border restrictions was very stressful as the bridal party and family were over 3 different states. There was lots of tears, and rebooking, and last-minute decisions. If it wasn’t for Covid-19 I think the hardest think would be the guest list – we just love so many people haha. But ironically only having 20 people in the end due to Covid-19 was the best thing ever as it made it so special, and I don’t regret it at all!
I chose Sammi straight away, and after buying it in the lead up I was freaking out that maybe it was too simple. But I just kept remembering how I felt in it. And it was the best decision, as I loved it so much. I also went to only two dress shops – both very different and tried on different styles, so I could figure out what I wanted straight away.
Pick something you feel yourself and confident in, and stick with your gut.