Mitchell & Jana in the Inca gown

A breathtaking surprise wedding featuring our iconic Inca gown

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What is it you loved about your GLL gown and accessories?

The Inca gown was different, just like me!


Tell us about your wedding day…

My beautiful husband Mitchell planned an entire 4 day Canadian “Wedding adventure”!! On the final day after all the road trip and incredible activities he planned for us he blindfolded me, had me escorted to a room to put on my dress and surprised me with a helicopter flight to the top of a mountain overlooking the Okanagan Lake region where we would have our ceremony!! He is the best man I know, and gave me a wedding that was just for us, and beyond what I even knew could be real.

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Did you go to a GLL showroom or purchase your gown online? Tell us about this experience.

I had always followed Grace Loves Lace long before I was engaged and had already chosen the dress I wanted of course. Not too long after getting engaged I was on my way driving from our home in Townsville to Sydney to spend time with my family before moving Canada for 6 months (not with my partner due to his work)! At a motel on the way, early in the morning before getting back on the road I was looking at Grace Loves Lace’s website thinking, I wonder if I could have a fitting today at the Gold Coast showroom… The only appointment time was in 5.5 hours and thats exactly the amount of time google maps told me it would take to get there from where I was. I booked it. And bloody managed to get there with 10 minutes to spare!


The beautiful, sweet and down to earth stylist Kate gave me an experience I never could have imagined. My parents nor I have ever been very traditional when it comes to weddings so I wasn’t sure what to expect. But Kate was like an old friend, and we had the most wonderful time trying on dresses and talking about life. I ended up feeling like an absolute queen, and not in the dress I had even imagined for myself. The whole process was precious and I am so glad I got to wear the dress that made me FEEL something.


Describe your wedding day look…

Natural, easy, ode to my hippy soul but also elegant.

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How did he propose?

We were on a trip back to visit our families in Sydney. We went to my favourite place in the mountains and proposed to me on the mountainside!


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

For it to be just for us. We never wanted traditional! The craziest part is, he planned absolutely everything! He knows me so well. So well that the whole thing was a surprise, & I love surprises. The only thing I did was choose my dress and do my hair & makeup for the day.


The funniest moments on the day were…

Probably how terrified I was when I had to be blindfolded in the back of a car on the way to the airport, led into a room where I could put on my dress then led out onto the runway with no idea where I was haha! And the road trip with our dear friend and photographer Jesse. It truly was an adventure we could all never forget.

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What was the most stressful part to planning?

Having my wonderful husband stress about making sure all the pieces of the puzzle came together. He was so stressed about so many different aspects of the 4 days he has organised that I couldn’t know about. All I could to was comfort him and tell him he’s doing his best and anything that is out of his control shouldn’t worry him.


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

Don’t try to be or look like anyone else. You should feel comfortable in your own skin, at whatever stage in your life that you’re at. I even had to take the nail polish that I had put on off because it didn’t feel like me. I am not a girly girl and i felt silly. Just be yourself!


A GLL woman is to you…

Any woman!


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

Don’t get caught up in the BS. Celebrate your love and be yourself!

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GLL gown & accessories: The INCA gown

The Groom wore: Club Monaco & Banana Republic

Photographer: Jesse Hisco

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