Featured Brides Jenna and Rachael

Jenna and Rachael tied the knot on the 7th February 2016 at Markovina Estate. Jenna and Rachael said the setting was absolutely amazing and the owner and staff were incredibly knowledgeable, helpful and kind from the early stages of their first meeting right the way to the end of their special day.

We asked what advice the girls had for future brides:

When your big day arrives, naturally you have thoughts like “is everything going to be delivered on time, what’s it all going to look like when things are actually all put together (flowers, seating plans, colors)”, then as the ceremony draws closer the nerves start to kick in. Our biggest advice would be to actually take the time to plan 15 minutes with just the two of you away from your guests and all the wedding protocol to actually acknowledge and take in this special moment. The perfect time to do this was after the ceremony and photos just before entering the reception. It was an amazing feeling to relax one on one with a glass of champagne talking about the lead up to the ceremony and to reflect and actually take in everything you had spent a year planning and seeing how it had all pieced together. Probably one of the best moments of our day.

Same Sex Wedding | Astra Brides Jenna and Rachael | Gowns from Astra Bridal | Brought to you by borrowedandblue.kiwi

All about the dress

Jenna - Favourite part of the dress:  The colour (Alabaster) complimented by an asymmetrically ruched style

Why did you choose your dress? As soon as I tried this dress on I felt comfortable, it complimented my body shape… it just felt right.
Rachael - Favourite part of the dress:  The Swarovski crystal neckline and the double keyhole back

Why did you choose your dress? All for the same reasons as Jenna, I fell in love with it as soon as I tried it on.

What made your Astra Bridal experience special?:

The level of service we received when we had scheduled in our consultation meeting. Choosing a wedding dress is probably the biggest decision to make. Liz and the girls were absolutely amazing and guided us to look outside of the box on the different styles of dresses available. We went in there with an idea of what we were wanting, and walked away even happier having selected dresses we probably wouldn’t have even considered. The level of knowledge and experience from Liz helped us immensely and her great humor made this experience even more enjoyable.

Your wedding in one word

Rainbow Wedding Cake | Same Sex Wedding | Astra Brides Jenna and Rachael | Gowns from Astra Bridal | Brought to you by borrowedandblue.kiwi

Gown |Both gowns from Astra Bridal
Bridesmen Suits | Munz
Hair and makeup (Jenna) |Headstart Total Body
Hair and makeup (Rachael) | Stephanie Viatos
Flowers | Blossom Wedding Flowers
Location | Markovina Estate
Entertainment | Beatworks Entertainment
Stationery | Freedom Wedding Stationary
Photography | Dream Life Photography
Transport |Regal Limousines
Celebrant | Felicity Murray
Cake |Paula Jane Cakes
Wedding Favours | SWEET Rock Candy (for personalised rock candy)

Style Guide

Theme | Classic
Setting | Garden
Designer | Maggie Sottero
Gown Style | Sheath