Anita in the Inca + Kelsey in the Verdelle

Anita & Kelsey's intimate wedding in New Zealand featuring our Inca & Verdelle gowns.

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How did you decide on your GLL gown and accessories? 

Kelsey: Any day of the week you’ll see me in black jeans and a black t-shirt, so for my wedding I always wanted to wear a black dress! Something comfortable and feminine, but a little bit different too! Until our wedding day, I had no idea Anita purchased her dress from GLL too! The dresses complemented each other so well.


Anita: I had my heart set on wearing a long sleeved, lace wedding dress for our big day! I initially decided on the Inca gown after seeing it on the GLL Instagram page and learnt that it could be made to measure and purchased online without me having to travel to buy it.


Describe your look/s in three words…

Modern, complementing, romantic.


How did she propose?

Kelsey proposed to Anita during a holiday to Queenstown, New Zealand in November, 2015. Anita was overlooking the city of QT from Coronet Peak before Kelsey turned to Anita with an engagement ring. We celebrated by drinking cider and eating burgers by Lake Wakatipu before Face Timing our friends and family back home.


Anita surprised Kelsey with her own engagement ring a few months later – a black diamond ring she designed alongside jeweler, Ryan Hammerton. Anita gave it to Kelsey on a private balcony at Vu De Monde Restaurant in Melbourne.

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What was your goal for your wedding / what was the most important aspect to you? 

Our goal was for our wedding to be romantic and relaxed with 70 of our close friends and family.


The funniest moments on the day were… 

Being 11 weeks pregnant and no one knowing except us!


What was the most stressful part to planning?

Trying to co-ordinate the other vendors from overseas! Luckily we had a wedding planner to alleviate most of the pressure, but it was still stressful relying on the advice and recommendations of someone we’d never met before.

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Any top beauty/health/fitness or wedding preparation advice that you can share…

Our wedding preparation advice is to hire a wedding planner/stylist! Leave it to the experts to present you with different quirky ideas and things that are on trend. It saved us so much time and stress.


A GLL woman is to you…

She is relaxed… she has a classic style with a modern twist.


Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share? 

Splurge on a great honeymoon! We got to tick so many things off our bucket list – dog sledding and the northern lights in Alaska, snow boarding in Whistler, even attending a live taping of Jerry Springer in Connecticut! Haha!

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GLL gowns: Inca + Verdelle

Photographer: Emily Adamson

Venue: Outdoors by the lake in Lake Hayes.

Reception & Catering: Graze Restaurant, Lake Hayes

Florist & StylistOne Fine Day

Hair: Muse Hair + Makeup

Makeup: J.E.T Makeup

Earrings: Samantha Wills

Wedding Rings:  Hammertons Jewelers.


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