Annalisa in the Dove Gown

Mitch & Annalisa

In the Dove Gown

A GLL woman is to you…

Modern, trendy, timeless, classy and fun.

Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online?

I had an extremely positive experience at the Gold Coast Showroom, and that’s where I purchased my gown. The receptionist welcomed us by giving us tea and coffee. Tina, our stylist was so friendly and made me feel at ease as I tried on the dress. I only tried on one dress for my entire visit and I knew I wanted to buy it right when I put it on. It was so easy. Tina finished it off by putting the Long Pearly Veil on and that was icing on the cake. We then went onto ordering the dress, the veil and earrings! Instead of searching for the accessories elsewhere, GLL made it easy to get everything right then and there. I went in knowing I might not being able to order a dress as my wedding was soon approaching. I was so excited to hear that GLL does order stock sizes and it worked to my advantage as they had stock in my exact size. Overall, I loved my stylist, the décor at the shop, the atmosphere and my incredible gown.

Describe your wedding day look…

Classic. Minimalist. Timeless. Rustic. Champagne bridesmaids’ dresses with beige linen suits for the men with contrasting colours of navy. White flowers with greenery for our bouquets and as decorations around the venue. Silk fabric draped over trees. A pavilion overlooking the valleys of the Darling Downs. Overall, we were hoping to go for modern classic.

How did he propose?

It all started when we went out to dinner with some good friends of ours, and one of them was an incredible photographer (Dahlia and Grace). Georgia ended up “convincing” Mitch and me that she wanted to reinvent her business and rebuild her portfolio by doing a photoshoot with Mitch and myself to add to her website etc. She named a location and also organized what we should wear for the shoot. I was super gullible and went along with everything and was also excited to get professional pictures taken of us together as a couple. A couple months later we drove out to Maleny and began our photoshoot. Well, right at the end of the shoot when the sunset was just about to disappear, we were standing close together getting pics when he then bent down on his knee from out of nowhere! I was thinking, “You’re kidding me! This is actually happening!” I began to jump with joy, which wasn’t a response I never envisioned myself doing. I was hoping to be someone who cried, but oh well! I of course said a huge “YES” and then Mitch and I celebrated by having dinner at an incredible Italian restaurant and reminiscing the day. One of the best days apart from our wedding day! 

What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you?

To take in and savour each moment. To make sure the guests enjoyed themselves just as much as Mitch and I did. To not allow little things that went wrong to affect me, but to just brush it off and see the positive sides of it. To make sure it was a memorable day for Mitch and me.

The funniest moment on the day was…

One funny thing that happened during the ceremony was struggling to push the ring onto Mitch’s finger. He had to help me put it on in the end! Another funny moment was watching my dad dance at the reception by imitating his 70’s role model, John Travolta. Priceless.

What was the most stressful part to planning?

The guest list. That was a bit tough for the both of us to decide on who to invite and how to stay inside our budget. We somehow got there!

Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…

I would love to say I’m carefree in this area, but I wasn’t leading up to the wedding. My diet is something that I watched carefully before my wedding by staying away from carbohydrates and sugar. I also tried to eat smaller meals during the day. As for fitness I made it easy by just going on some walks and doing pilates at home. It really paid off as I felt comfortable in the Dove dress on the day. I celebrated the day after the wedding with pasta and all sorts of sweet goods!

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share…

To remember the purpose of your wedding day. It’s not about all the bells and whistles, or even what you’ve been fantasising over for maybe your whole life. It’s about marrying the right person, and putting that at the centre of the day. A wedding day is one day, but a marriage is a lifetime.

Vendors

The Bride Wore: Dove Gown & Pearly Long Veil
The Groom Wore: H&M Suits
Photographer: Dahlia & Grace
Venue & Catering: Preston Peak Winery
Florist: Mrs Gibbons Flowers and Styling
Hair: Chantelle Maree Hair
Makeup: Sheridan Meyer Makeup
Catering: Preston Peak Functions