What is your, and your gorgeous partners names?
Jenna + Lachlan
We bet the whole day was amazing, but do you have a favourite part?
It was easily the best day of our lives from start to finish. I think being a couple from opposite sides of the world, we don’t get the chance to share many memories with everyone we love all at once. Being able to bring this intimate group of our most cherished people to support us as we made this commitment was a big deal to us. I also don’t think that I will ever forget how I felt during the ceremony while looking into my husbands stunning green eyes and we said our vows to each other- nothing else existed in that moment. Okay and I also can’t leave out the 10 piece Mariachi band that emerged from all corners of the venue as we were announced as husband and wife and began walking back down the aisle together. We could see them coming but everyone else was facing us and then they started playing and everyone was losing it! It was madness!
Did you go with a theme? Was it classic or did you have a funky twist?
We didn’t really have a theme, but it ended up being sort of ‘jungle boho’, with lots of warm colours, pampas grass, Persian rugs and wild flowers.
What was your wedding location like? Help us visualise it! We’re real dreamers!
We got married on a rustic cliffside on the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. We were in a little bohemian surf town called Sayulita. We had an open grassy patch where we had the ceremony and then set back a bit further was a dried grass thatched roof palapa where we had our reception. It was amazing!!
Tell us about the food- was it sit down, cocktail or food trucks? We’re drooling already!
We had a cocktail reception with a Mariachi band whilst we had photos. We had such a small intimate wedding of 30 people that we had one long table where we all dined together with shared platters of food. Instead of wedding cake we had a churro’s cart and our late night snack was tacos el pastor.
Was there a Honeymoon or did you get back to the daily grind?
We were already in paradise (Sayulita, Mexico) so we stayed an extra week or so and then headed to Mexico City for a week (which was the absolute coolest city we’ve both ever been to)!
Do you have any words of wisdom or advice for upcoming brides?
Remember that this is going to be the best day of your lives – have fun with it! Keep the plans aligned with your shared values and within your means. Don’t overthink things, ask for a copy of the speeches, if you have a photographer ask for everyone to stay off their phones during the ceremony. If you write your own vows, keep a handwritten copy, we read these to each other again at the end of the night and it was one of the best memories!
We are absolutely honoured that you chose us to dress you for your big day! We would love some feedback about your experience with Amante Bridal!
I had tried on quite a few dresses before coming to Amante actually! I just never felt that special or got that emotional feeling of realising this would be my wedding dress. I ended up finding Laudae on instagram and was obsessed with everything. I loved that they were Canadian (I’m Canadian), ethical, and had amazing lace. When trying to find a stockist, Amante was the only stockist in Australia. They happened to only be 1.5 hr drive and in my girlfriends/bridesmaids home town! It was just meant to be.
Coming in and meeting Tegan I instantly felt right. Tegan treated me like I was a good friend. She understood my vision, was honest, patient and laughed with us throughout most of the appointment. The space is stunning and I loved that it was just me (1x appointment at a time). Tegan went out of her way, after getting the dress, to help me find local alterations when I moved to twice to different cities interstate before getting married. I couldn’t thank the Amante girls enough! Don’t think twice – book in an appointment with them!