Chloe Taylor knew her dress was the one when her mum shed a tear as she walked out of the fitting room.
And it seems the stars were also in favour of the gown – shortly after picking it up Chloe got a call to say she had won the dress, plus the chance to meet its New York designer Henry Roth while he was visiting Melbourne.
“Fairytales Bridal called me and told me they had entered me in a competition – I got my deposit returned and had it all paid for,” Chloe says, smiling.
“The day I got my dress was Valentines Day – it was all meant to be.”
Adding her own personal style made for an extra personal special day for Chloe when she married her love Clint Bamford.
The Mount Duneed couple worked tirelessly to put their personal stamp on their wedding day, which they held at Chloe’s parents’ home.
“My parents have the most beautiful gardens and home and we thought it would be so special to have our wedding at their home,” Chloe says.
Chloe, who works in administration but has a strong love of styling, worked with Clint and her parents to incorporate stylish personal touches.There was a personalised logo of the couple’s names printed on timber signs hung throughout the reception in the home’s entertaining area, floral installations in wreaths, garlands and jars, and personalised stubby holders and candles for their 120 guests to take home.
“We did tend to go a little overboard with the styling but I wouldn’t have had it any other way,” Chloe says.
Chloe looked stunning as she walked down the aisle in her fairytale gown. But she admits there was another star in the ceremony – the couple’s cute dog Buddy.
“We had our flower girl walk him down the aisle in a black and white tuxedo,” Chloe says.
“I even had the florist do a little corsage for his jacket to match the groomsmen. He was definitely the second cutest man at our wedding.” MADE IT HAPPEN
Ceremony: Family property
Reception: Family property
Catering: Stephanie Hynes Catering
Photography: Stephlee Photography
Gown: Henry Roth gown from Fairytales Bridal Boutique
Shoes: Pearls & Roses Bridal
Headwear: Cathleen Jia
Hair: Pash Hair & Makeup Concepts
Make-up: Blush Makeup Artistry
Cake: Friend Shaina Konieczka
Flowers: Renee Kenyon
Bridesmaids dresses: Cocktail Boutique
Suits: Roger David
Rings: Duffs Jewellers
Entertainment: John-Luke Shelley and DJ James Leversha
Stationery: Santiago Sunbird
Celebrant: Maree Konieczka
Prop hire: Surfcoast Party Hire
Honeymoon: Bali