When did you know you wanted to spend the rest of your lives together?
“We knew we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together when our lives felt better together than apart. As simple as that! Brent and I have been together over 10-plus years now, there was never a specific moment when ‘we knew’, it was always such an organic relationship that felt ‘right’ from the very start.”
How did you approach planning the wedding?
“Our approach to planning the wedding was staying true to ‘us’ throughout the whole process and not doing all the ‘wedding traditions’ if they didn’t align with our values. We chose three focus points to stick to that mattered most to us, which we kept coming back to when we got too caught up in ‘Pinterest’ inspo:
- No guests going hungry
- Epic entertainment!
- Epic venue!”
Please share the journey to finding your dream dress
“My wedding dress journey felt like an ever-evolving experience! It was a truly collaborative work of art which I loved being so involved in! The team at Mariana Hardwick were so professional, I never felt rushed or left without answers, they were an exceptionally punctual team even with covid lurking around before the wedding. Witnessing the sketch I’d made on paper evolve into a reality at each fitting was so exciting and quite mesmerising.”
What was your bridal beauty look?
“My inspiration for my hair and make-up was not too much make-up, not too little make-up, just the perfect happy medium with a little bit of ‘oomph’. As for hair, I knew it could potentially be very windy at our venue, so my bridesmaids and I all had our hair in low bun/ponytail styles which was a great call because it was indeed windy!”
You and your bridal party wore Homebodii to get ready for the wedding, what did you love about your Homebodii pre-wedding ‘moment’?
“It was what I wore as my last few hours spent as Miss McAuley! And gosh did I feel dreamy in my satin Brooklyn Bodysuit, lace robe and white linen pjs (yes, I had two ‘costume' changes before I finally put my wedding dress on haha!). My Homebodii moment was also really special because my mum and five best friends also had their white Homebodii linen pjs on and we still all wear them to this day, so it’s always a nice reminder of that morning we all spent together on January 21, 2022.”
Style note: Brooke and her bridal party wore personalised Homebodii Riviera Linen PJ Sets in white to get ready for the wedding. Brooke also wore Homebodii Florence Luxury Slippers in eggshell blue personalised with her initials. The bride then wore a second beautiful Homebodii look – our Brooklyn Bodysuit in white and Kassiah Long Lace Robe.