BHLDN Weddings: Mary & Tim
A LOVE STORY At the tail end of a conversation (and a glass of champagne) during an after-work gathering, Tim asked Mary on a first date. Three years later, certain that Mary was the one, Tim flew halfway across Australia to ask her father in person for his blessing. He managed all of this rather covertly, too, explaining his absence as 'work-related' and ringing her father just an hour outside of Mary's family farm from a rental car. Her father cancelled his golf plans for the day, welcomed Tim, and the rest is history. Mary still had no idea until a few months later when, while visiting her family again, Tim stole a moment for the two of them beside apricot trees and asked her to marry him.
THE DRESS(ES) 'I was looking for a dress with vintage charm, one that was relaxed yet elegant, and one that was a little different,' Mary explains. So, after reassuring words from our stylists (Mary lives quite far from both our store locations and was a bit hesitant to order a dress online), she took the plunge on our Lita Gown by Catherine Deane. It seems she couldn't be happier; as she puts it 'I felt like a princess.' For her three bridesmaids Mary opted for our Marchioness Dress as its light blue color and subtle vintage quality blended perfectly with Mary's own dress and the overall feel of the day. Mary reports the girls 'looked great, felt comfortable and received loads of lovely compliments.'
FAMILY AFFAIR Despite holding their event relatively far from most of their family, the couple was especially touched that nearly everyone made the journey. Mary's parents' farm again provided the scenic backdrop. Her nieces and nephews, thrilled to play a role, strolled down the aisle as flower girls and ring bearers. Her mom cooked up apricot jam made from her own orchard as wedding favors, bundled each of the white rose bouquets herself, and baked the wedding cake, too! And for Mary's something borrowed, Tim's family lent her a necklace treasured by their family for generations.