Our beautiful couple Jasmine and Karl decided to turn their engagement party into a surprise wedding! It appears as if these surprise weddings have started to become a popular trend for those who are a little more spontaneous than most. But before we get to that, we need to hear a little more about this magical love story!
Background on the couple
The tale begins when Jasmine met Karl. They were both on a scout camp and found themselves chatting a lot and getting to know one another. The friendship started to grow into something more and they began dating. Jasmine told us a little but more about why their relationship is so great. She explained how the foundation their friendship set made their relationship what it is today, explaining that “we are genuinely good friends and that’s how our relationship grew”.
The Wedding Journey
Jasmine and Karl hadn’t planned on the surprise wedding. They initially planned it as an engagement party but once the planning began we had a realisation… They probably wouldn’t be able to get everyone in the same room again. And so began the planning for the surprise wedding! They continued to invite guests to their “rustic yet simple ‘engagement party’ and ended up with a total of 125 guests on April 28th! Wowza, quite the surprise if you ask me!
Saying yes to the dress
For most brides, choosing the dress they will wear on their wedding day is of utmost importance! Jasmine had never wanted to go with a traditional wedding dress and originally purchased a gold, sparkly dress online. Eventually some friends and family members mentioned it would be nice for her try a few traditional dresses on. Luckily Leah S Designs was the second shop she walked into! With the best wedding dresses Melbourne has to offer, we we got her sorted with the Andrea dress. Once Jasmine stepped foot in the Andrea dress there was no going back. She adored how it wasn’t exactly a traditional wedding dress but still “wedding dressy enough”. In order to add her own flare to the dress we did a few alterations. By adding a corset and putting a vine along the lace we were able to give Jasmine the wedding dress of her dreams!
Surprise Wedding: The main event
When the day of the surprise wedding had arrived, Jasmine had a fairly calm and chilled start. Her morning began around 8am while her and some of her girl friends helped steam iron the guy’s suits. After a quick brekky and morning coffee, it was off to get hair and makeup done for the day. While they were out getting ready, the boys and others helped put together the final touches. Jasmine is a definitely not a superstitious bride, as she say Karl throughout the day. When the guests arrived, Karl was out with them mingling and announcing that it was actually the wedding. The day was enchanting and flew by. With beautiful lights in the marquee and a photo booth for some additional fun, the wedding was a hit!
As we already know, Jasmine isn’t a traditional bride. So it wouldn’t be fitting for her to have a traditional honeymoon immediately after the wedding festivities. They’re currently planning their dream honeymoon in Hawaii for sometime in 2019!
Married life & advice for future brides
Being married hasn’t changed a thing about Jasmine and Karl’s relationship. Now that the stress of the big day is over they’re just happy to be together. “It’s the same for us – other than the rings of course!”, Jasmine tells us.
Because Jasmine was great at keeping it together during the process of her wedding, we thought she might have some useful advice for soon to be brides! Jasmine tells us to prioritise what you think is important and then go with the flow after that. If there are aspects you are easy going about, listen to what other people suggest and if you’re happy with the option then go with it. Lastly, she encourages all brides to take a moment to breath before walking down the aisle and remember to take it all in. The day will fly by before your eyes and you want to remember how special it was!
At Leah S Designs we strive to make your special day as magical as possible. Whether you’re after a traditional dress or something a little different, we’re here to help. Contact us today to get started with your wedding journey! We can’t wait to meet you.