Whirlwind is the perfect way to describe Lauren Vautier and Shane Corrigan’s romance.
The Brisbane couple, both 21, met in a coffee shop. “Shane literally bumped into me and then said ‘you look beautiful’… eight months later we were engaged and eight months after that we got married!” says Lauren. “I guess when you know, you know.”
For the proposal, Shane and some friends built a timber arbour, draped in fabric and fairy lights. Lauren was led to the site blindfolded and as their favourite song played, Shane got down on one knee. “He planned the most jaw-dropping proposal,” Lauren recalls.
The couple quite literally took to the stage for their formal wedding, at Brisbane’s Princess Theatre, held on September 18, 2015 in front of 150 guests.
Reception celebrations followed at Mirra, Fortitude Valley, with elegant, simple decor supplied by Adorn Event Hire.
Lauren says, in their eyes, the day was perfect.
“We planned a wedding while both working full-time in eight months alone,” she says.
“People kept telling us that it goes so fast and I never thought it would go as fast as it did.”
Photos courtesy of Trent & Jessie Photographers.
Michael Hill provided the couple’s gorgeous silver rings.
Lauren describes herself as blessed for finding her gorgeous and unique gown. She kept it simple for the bridesmaids’ dresses with identical black lace numbers.
The Princess Theatre ceremony venue gave the couple’s formal wedding a theatrical touch.
Lauren gave her bridesmaids these boho-themed hand pieces to wear on the big day.
Gorgeous green, lilac and blue tones dominated Lauren’s bridal bouquet.
Elegant white tones with accents of greenery were part of the stately style in the reception.
Video by Wrapped Up Media.
Brides Accessories: Forever New / Brides Gown: Jordanna Regan Couture / Brides Shoes: Pop Cherry / Bridesmaid Shoes: DFO / Bridesmaids Accessories: Adorn / Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulu's / Cake: A friend / Celebrant: Dan Perkins / Ceremony Music: Playlist / Ceremony Venue: The Princess Theatre / Entertainment: Jesse Man & Clinton Cave / Flowers: Bits and Buds / Gift Registry: Myer / Grooms Attire: The Tux Shop / Grooms Shoes: Hand made / Groomsmen Attire: The Tux Shop / Groomsmen Shoes: Myer / Hair: Samantha Kate Hair / Honeymoon: Carnival Cruise / Invitations: Minted / Makeup: Ellen Armstorng / Photographer: Trent & Jessie Photographers / Reception Venue: Mirra / Rings: Michael Hill Jeweller / Transport: Europe Limo and Car Hire / Venue Decor: Adorn Event Hire / Videographer: Wrapped Up Media / Wedding Night Accommodation: The Emporium / Wedding Planner: Kim Knights