Eleganza Real Bride: Cheryl

Eleganza Real Bride: Cheryl


How would you describe your Eleganza Experience?

My experience at Eleganza was truly magical. Rachel pushed me out of my comfort zone to try on dresses I would never have picked for myself, which made the experience so much more enjoyable. I felt like a princess the whole time I was in store, and managed to pick my dress first visit. I couldn't have asked for anything more.


Would you like to share with us your proposal moment, favourite part of planning your wedding or what you have planned for your honeymoon?

We got engaged in September 2021 on our 3rd year anniversary together. It was in Monaco in the most beautiful setting, and came as a total surprise! I am still not over how he flew a ring to another country without me catching on!!

My favourite part of wedding planning was visualising everything coming together. I knew exactly what I wanted and the vibe I wanted to create, and luckily everything turned out as planned and it was the most insane day ever. I wish I could do it all over again!!

We had a lovely honeymoon in Vegas, Miami and then Barbados. Chilling in Barbados was probably our favourite part and so required after a year and a half of wedding planning!!


Tell us more about your Martina Liana gown!

So my dress was an absolute wild card picked by Rachel that I actually wasn't going to try on because I thought I had already made my mind up - but wow! I am so glad I did. As soon as I put it on, I knew with the adjustments I wanted to make (it came with sleeves but I didn't want sleeves) that it was the one. It hugged me in all the right places, with the gorgeous back detail and scalloped train. It really did take my breath away and there was even a few tears from my maid of honour!



What was your inspiration for your wedding? Did you follow a specific theme or colour palette?

I knew I wanted my wedding day to be timeless and classic and something I would never look back on and think why did I pick this or that? We went for whites and golds with lots of greenery which tied in perfect at our venue in Cameron House.


Tell us more about your Big Day!

Where do I start? We genuinely loved every second of it. The venue, the weather, our guests, the dress!! Everything was just perfect and more than we could ever have wished for. We had a very laid back, up beat vibe the whole day, from a magician and saxophonist, singing servers and an incredible band that made sure the dancefloor was never empty. It was just such an incredible day.


What was the most memorable moment?

My favourite part of the day was looking around a room full of our family and friends and knowing they were all there to celebrate us. The love and support we had was such a blessing and it was the most surreal feeling seeing everyone full of smiles and enjoying themselves as much as we were.



Do you have a favourite picture from your wedding day? Why is this image so special to you?

I absolutely could not pick just one! They are all insane!


Photographer: Karol Makula | Florist: Paperwhite Floral Design | Venue: Cameron House | Makeup: Ellis Dewhurst | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake: Happyhills Cakes | Caterer: Cameron House | Music: Waterfront Band | Hair: Nicola Kerr | Decor: Winton Weddings