When Dan proposed to Tahlia, a jeweller, she had no idea what she was in for. “He caught me completely by surprise, said the most romantic little spiel and presented me with the most beautiful ring I’d ever seen  handmade by him which made it 1000 times more special. It was perfect,” says Tahlia, who admits she found the planning process okay, at least most of the time.

“I was a pretty good bride-to-be, oh except for the day I had a meltdown about greenery for the ceremony. We could laugh about it 30 mins later, but at the time it was the end of the world. I had my fair share of moments freaking out about silly insignificant things, but we always made sure we had a good laugh about the ridiculousness after each thing got sorted out.”

Fortunately they had some hired help from Tanya of Sugared Style who took care of all the bits and bobs, from on the day coordination to prop and furniture hire. “She went above and beyond to make sure everything I wanted happened and I will never truly know the amount of times she went into battle for me without putting any stress at all on me.”

Their ceremony, held at High Church and their reception at Pony Dining in Brisbane were both glamorous and timeless – think whimsical greenery, monochrome and copper elements and beautiful florals by The Bloom Collective. Captured by photo-gurus Heart & Colour (whose image appeared on the cover of issue six), Tahlia looked lovely too, dressed in a Bo & Luca with accessories by Samantha Wills.

You can also see Kristina and Nick’s epic real wedding held at High Church in issue ten of Hello May, on sale now at selected newsagents nationally (and across the ditch in NZ) or online via Mag Nation. You can also view Bo & Luca’s latest collection of bridal gowns here.

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CREDITS Photos Heart & Colour // Bridal gown Bo & Luca // Robes Natalija The Label // Lingerie Sass & Bide and Bras N Things // Shoes Siren // Accessories Samantha Wills // Hair and makeup Avia Beauty // Rings and cufflinks Daniel Arnold Jewellery // Bridesmaid dresses Sheike // Bridesmaid shoes ASOS // Bridesmaid gifts The Daily Edited, Cocolux via Designer Forum, Bianca Cash, Adorne and Bare Minerals via Mecca // Suit (jacket, shirt and pants) and tie The Cloak Room // Shoes Saks Fifth Avenue // Socks Happy Socks // Watch Throne Watches // Barber / grooming Cheveux Design // Groomsmen gifts The Horse Watch, Happy Socks , OTAA and The Emporium Barber // Florist and cake topper The Bloom Collective // Stationery and printer Wedding Paper Chic // On the Day Coordinator and prop / furniture hire Sugared Style // Ceremony venue High Church, QLD // Reception and catering Pony Dining, QLD // Cake The Cheese Bar // Decorative elements Main Event Weddings, For Your Party and Blank Goods // Propand furniture hire Sugared Style // Signage Wedding Paper Chic // Entertainment Speak Easy Entertainment // Celebrant Jarrad Bayliss // Cinematographer Roost Film Co.