Tanille & Jason wed on the 29th October 2016 at Torquay Beach, Victoria. The couple met on the beach when Tanille was just the sweet age of seventeen and happened to meet years later, by chance, during a night out in Melbourne. For them both, it only made sense to celebrate their everlasting love in the same setting as where they first crossed paths.
Tanille was dressed in a gorgeous lace number from Fifi & Edga Bridal in Geelong, which fit in perfectly with the rustic and bohemian theme she envisioned for her special day. From the flowers to the full table setting arrangements, Tanille took on the role of the bride and D.I.Y stylist for her own wedding celebration!
How did you and your partner meet?
Jason and I met at the beach when I was only 17, which is why it made perfect sense for us to celebrate our everlasting love in the same setting, and then we met again later in life when we unexpectedly crossed paths on a night out in Melbourne.
How did he propose?
The proposal was romantic and intimate – he proposed in the comfort of our home, traditionally getting down on one knee.
How did you choose your wedding gown?
A good friend of mine owns Fifi & Edga Bridal. As soon as I saw it, I knew it was the lucky one. My wedding dress was the first one I tried on and I fell in love the moment I looked in the mirror! I love that the dress is two piece and lace and that it’s traditional but still showed off my figure. I had no idea what I was looking for when I walked into the store, the dress was the first one I laid my eyes on, the first I tried on and I purchased it right there and then.
What sort of style did you envision for your wedding day?
The style I envisioned for my day was rustic and bohemian. We picked the beach for the wedding location as the beach is where we first met, we both love the beach. We went with rustic and boho as I think it complements the beach and it’s nice and natural, wanted to have a really romantic feel with all the candles, we chose whites roses and baby’s breath as we felt that matched the theme really nice. Our color palette was just nice natural colors.
What was your favorite moment from the day?
My favorite moment from my wedding day was the one where I saw my husband waiting for me at the end of the aisle.
Any DIY décor elements?
I did a lot myself, from my flowers to the full table setting.
If you could do it all over again, what would you change?
I would probably hire someone to set everything up. We did it ourselves and it was very busy and stressful, but worth it in the end as it looked amazing.
Any tips that you can give to future brides?
My advice for future brides is to try (key word, try) not to stress out as I promise you that everything works out in the end and all the little pieces will come together just perfectly.
Anything else you’d like to add?
I love my husband. My favorite thing about my partner is the way he makes me laugh, he has the best sense of humor and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him. He is the best person I have ever met, he makes me feel like I am complete. He is there for me no matter what. I fell in love with him because he is who he is and I couldn’t imagine my life without him. He’s amazing and I am so lucky to have him.
Bridal Gown: FiFi & Edga Bridal || Suits: Menzclub || Stationery: Adorn Invitations|| Rings: LOVEON || Venue: Torquay Beach & Whitesbeach Guesthouse || Flowers: Tanille organised these herself || Cake and Bonbonniere: Ferguson Plarre || Photography: Trevor Cooke || Hair & Makeup: Blush Bar || Shoes: Ted Baker || Food: Thirteen Hats