Mitch & taylah
A GLL woman is to you…
Effortless, fun and stylish.
Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.
I went to the Gold Coast showroom and was blown away by the service and professionalism of the ladies working there. I wish I could have bought all the dresses there as I found it so hard to pick just one favourite!
Describe your wedding day look…
Simple, relaxed and fun. I wanted it to mirror my personality. I kept my make up light as I am not a huge makeup person myself and let my hairstylist do whatever she thought would compliment myself and my dress the most.
What is it you loved about your GLL gown and accessories?
The fabric and fit of the Honey Rose, the gorgeous rose lace and open back with pearl detailing was my absolute favourite. It was so light and easy to move around in and bust a move on the dance floor. Plus it provided all the right support.
How did he propose?
My hubby and I were visiting his parents who live in Port Douglas. We went out snorkelling all day but never found the right opportunity so later that day he told me he wanted to go into town to pick up some items for dinner. So we road the moped into town where he suggested we go for a walk, we ended up on the wharf that overlooks the Daintree rainforest and just before the sun went down Mitch walked me down to a little chapel called Saint Mary’s by the Sea and go down on one knee, after that we went back to his parents and celebrated all night with the champagne flowing.
What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you?
For us, we wanted to enjoy ourselves and we wanted our guests to have a good time. So we ensured all the formalities were done as quickly as possible. We had 50 guests on the day each one of them playing a huge role in where we are today.
What was the most stressful part to planning?
We had a long engagement but I guess working within a tight budget. If money wasn’t an issue I could have gone nuts, but just trying to get value for money would have been the most stressful part. As well as having one of the plants we wanted to use in our wedding being banned a week before and trying to find substitutes to match…
The funniest moment on the day was…
Just as I was about to walk down the aisle, the wind came up out of nowhere and my veil almost de-scalped me, thankfully my Maid of Honour was there to control it haha. The speeches as well, my loving husband telling one embarrassing story of myself…
Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…
Don’t sweat the small stuff. The morning of your wedding take some you time alone, go for a walk or practice some meditation to ground yourself and calm the nerves and maybe a bottle of champagne or two!
Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share…
Write each other little cards to read the morning of the wedding, it calmed all the nerves. But just focus on the two of you, it’s your day, just enjoy every moment of it and don’t sweat the little stuff because at the end of the day you will be husband and wife no matter what.
The Bride Wore: Honey Rose Gown
The Groom Wore: Tarocash
Photographer: Tessa Shannon
Venue: Figtree Restaurant
Florist: Lola’s Wild Flowers
Stylist: Byron Bay Weddings
Hair: Foxs Lane
Makeup: Becci Mcivor
Catering: Figtree Restaurant