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Saying YES to the dress

How did you pick your gown? 
“With the expert advice from the girls at Nifi Bridal picking my dress was a breeze. They listened to me to get to know my style and colour preferences and showed me a few options. I realised quickly I didn’t actually like the dresses which were all white once I had put them on, so we decided to go for a champagne base. My mum was with me, and she wasn’t too sure about a wedding dress not being solid white, but when we tried a few on she agreed the contrasting lace really helped make the details of the dress just pop!”
“We then narrowed it down to my top two dresses, both of which I was completely in love with.” 
“The following week, I came in with my grandmother. Because I loved both dresses equally, I actually let her decide which one was the best! She picked the Jack Sullivan Brittany, and actually liked that it wasn’t white white either! We both loved how the lace detailing contrasted against the tulle, and the pearl embellishments around the sweetheart neckline.  I feel so lucky that I was able to bring my grandmother in and had her choose something so significant for our wedding day. She has been such an influence in my life and I’m very grateful to all she has done for our family.”
On the day of the wedding, I wore my mothers veil as my “something old” and “something borrowed”. It was the same veil she wore 37 years ago to marry my dad. I couldn’t quite believe not only had she kept it, but that she had kept it so well it’s white colour was well maintained and not damaged or yellowed! ”
“The veil was made here in Melbourne in the 80’s and had hand made embroidery down the outside of beading and flowers. It’s striking white colour again contrasted so well against my champagne train, you could see each flower and beading perfectly.”
“My mother was so proud on the day of our wedding, excitedly telling our family: “that’s the veil I wore on my wedding day!”  It felt like the perfect homage to the relationship that allowed the gift of my life to begin. We’re hoping to keep this as a tradition now that maybe even one day my future daughter could wear if she wished.”
Photographer: Achilles Prinos |  Bride: Catherine

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