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Mitchell & Jana in the Inca Gown

A surprise elopement, cliffside in Canada featuring our Inca Gown.

A Grace woman to you is...

Any woman!!!!

WHAT IS IT YOU LOVED ABOUT YOUR GLL GOWN AND ACCESSORIES ?

It was DIFFERENT! Like meeee!! 

Describe your wedding day

My beautiful husband Mitchell planned an entire four day Canadian “Wedding adventure!!” On the final day after we finished the road trip and incredible activities he planned for us, he blindfolded me, had me escorted to a room to put on my dress and surprised me with a helicopter flight to the top of a mountain overlooking the Okanagan Lake region where we would have our ceremony! He is the best man I know, and gave me a wedding that was just for us, and beyond what I even knew could be real.

Tell us about your experience when you found your dress, did you buy your wedding dress online or in one of our showrooms?

I had always followed Grace Loves Lace designs long before I was engaged and had already chosen the dress I wanted of course. Not too long after getting engaged I was on my way driving from our home in Townsville to Sydney to spend time with my family before moving Canada for 6 months! (Not with my partner due to his work). At a motel on the way, early in the morning before getting back on the road I was on the loo looking at Grace Loves Laces’ website thinking, I wonder if I could have a fitting today on the Gold Coast. The only appointment time was in 5.5 hours and that’s exactly the amount of time google maps told me it would take to get there from where I was. I booked it and bloody managed to get there with 10 minutes to spare. The beautiful, sweet and down to earth Kate (Morrow) gave me an experience I never could have imagined. My parents nor I have ever been very traditional when it comes to weddings- so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But Kate was like an old friend, and we had the most wonderful time trying on dresses and talking about life. I ended up feeling like an absolute queen, and not in the dress I had even imagined for myself. The whole process was precious and I am so glad I got to wear the dress that made me FEEL something.

HOW DID YOU FEEL IN YOUR DRESS ON THE DAY?

Natural, easy, ode to my hippy soul but elegant 🙂

WHERE DID YOU GET MARRIED? TELL US ABOUT THE LOCATION & THE STYLE OF YOUR WEDDING DAY.

SURPRISE WEDDING at the top of a mountain overlooking The Okanagan Lake Region accessed by helicopter!

HOW DID he PROPOSE?

We were on a trip back to visit our families in Sydney. We went to my favourite place in the mountains and he proposed to me on the mountainside!

WHAT MADE YOUR DAY EXTRA SPECIAL?

For it to be just for us. We never wanted traditional! The craziest part is, he planned EVERYTHING!! He knows me so well. So well that the whole thing was a surprise, I love surprises. The only thing I did was choose my dress, do my hair and makeup for the day.

The funniest moment on the day was…

Probably how terrified I was when I had to be blindfolded in the back of a car on the way to the airport, led into a room where I could put on my dress then led out onto the runway with no idea where I was hahah. And the road trip with our dear friend and photographer Jesse. It truly was an adventure we could all never forget.

WHAT WAS THE MOST STRESSFUL PART TO PLANNING?

Having my wonderful husband stress about making sure all the pieces of the puzzle came together. He was so stressed about so many different aspects of the four days he has organised that I couldn’t know about. All I could to was comfort him and tell him he’s doing his best and anything that is out of his control shouldn’t worry him.

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share WITH FUTURE GLL BRIDES…

Don’t try to be or look like anyone else. You should feel comfortable in your own skin, at whatever stage in your life that you’re at. I even had to take the nail polish that I had put on off because it didn’t feel like me. I am not a girly girl and i felt silly. Just be yourself! 

VENDORS

THE BRIDE WORE: Inca Gown
THE GROOM WORE: Club Monaco and Banana Republic
PHOTOGRAPHER: @jessehiscophoto
HAIR: Me
MAKEUP: Me
FLORIST: Bough some baby’s breath from a local grocer
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