Christie Nicole Bridal

Meet the Brides

Issy Ellard

 

1. Tell us your love story..

We had actually known each other years before we met before finally getting together. After a fair few drinks at our local ‘Wharf Bar’ the rest was history!

2. Wedding Date & Location

March 17th 2018, Freshwater, Northern Beaches

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Harry and I walked down the aisle together whilst my dad played the guitar; it was so special being able to experience that moment together and seeing 100 of our closest friends there to celebrate with us!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Christie is down to earth, beautiful and extremely talented; after our consultation I knew she was perfect for me. She knew exactly what I wanted and the whole process was flawless, I gave her 3 months to make my dress and she nailed it.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

The overall experience was seamless, we had fun along the way and Christie’s attention to detail was amazing!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I never wanted to take my dress off, if fit me like a glove (thanks to 5 fittings).

7. Marriage to us means..

A forever commitment to weird and wonderful ride in life!

8. Honeymoon Destination

EUROPE!

 

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CARLA ANDISON

 

1. Tell us your love story..

Tinder love story!! I remember looking at Layne’s photo and thinking how stunning she was. We met at a restaurant in Bondi, as the rest was history! 

2. Wedding Date & Location

17th Janurary 2018 - Cancun, Mexico

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Walking down the isle seeing my beautiful bride waiting for me with the biggest smile on her face. Truely a memory I will never forget or could ever top. 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

The amazing detail on each dress she makes is just outstanding. Such vision from an amazing creator. 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie made it such an easy process. She knew exactly what I wanted and shared the same vision which made it really easy for me.  She picked perfect materials to suit the design, including the appliqué additions. She was able to take my basic vision and enhance it with beyond perfection. It was absolutely beautiful. 

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

 Putting my bodysuit on, on the morning of my wedding was just overwhelming. A Huge rush of emotions as we did up the clips. I just remember everyone loving the bodysuit and skirt combo - simple and elegant with such detail made it truely one of a kind! 

7. Marriage to us means..

Trusting your dreams, hopes and fears with your best friend, being there no matter what. And being able to experience the best and worst of life with that one person.

 8. Honeymoon Destination

We stayed in Mexico and visited several different cities. Such a beautiful and under rated country. The food, the people, the beaches, all made it hard to come home! 

 

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Madeleine preistly

 

1. Tell us your love story..

We met in high school but started dating a while after that - we’ve been together almost 7 years and we started out as friends then fell in love!

2. Wedding Date & Location

We had a backyard wedding on the 30th of December 2017

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

My favourite moment was when one of our groomsmen said he had a surprise for us - he then played us a song on the piano that he composed for us, about us, while 125 people sat around and listened - it was so touching and magical. 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I chose Christie Nicole Bridal because I had seen the stunning work she had done on Kym’s dresses and we had a very similar aesthetic. I knew Christie would be able to make my dream dress a reality.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was amazing! So much fun - and really enjoyable bouncing ideas off one another. I always felt like I was in good hands and trusted her opinion and vision - I knew I would love the final piece.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Like a swan princess! I felt like I was wearing something that truly represented me and my style, which was important to me. It was so much fun to dance in too!

7. Marriage to us means..

The ultimate life team - trust, support, humour.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Central America! We are going to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico in March 2018

 

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Sanja maria

 

1. Tell us your love story..

  Steven and I met through a mutual friend on a random Saturday night in Double bay. We hit it off immediately, he ditched the "boys" night to continue hanging with my  girlfriend and I, and we instantly felt this amazing connection and basically became inseparable ever since.

2. Wedding Date & Location

October 21st, 2017

Our venue was located in Bowral, Hopewood House.

We loved the greenery, the location was an 1.5hr away from Sydney. Perfect for a mini weekender without inconveniencing guests busy work schedule (too much)

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

I had so much fun the entire time, sounds cliche, but I was so relaxed and excited. My most memorable was when Steven & I changed into our reception dress/suit and we got to spend a bit of time alone together. Feeling so surreal and present in the moment just the two of us.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Recommended by another bride, Christie was a dream to work with. From Pinterest inspo, late night emails or last minute fittings we just made it work. It was great to be directly in touch with the designer rather than dealing with in-between staff.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

The entire process was so fun for me, got to really engage with Christie, from sketching to fabric shopping together. It was a nice & somewhat a secure feeling knowing you are quite involved the whole way to make the dream dress.

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Although I had a more traditional wedding gown for ceremony, I was so excited to actually wear something that was more in my comfort and range.

It was fun and sexy and easy to wear. I loved that my guests felt that also.

7. Marriage to us means..

Marriage to us is a union of two people of any sex/religion/background to love and be devoted to each other. The feeling of being exclusive and more importantly the ability to love one another to the universe and back and just laugh endlessly together no matter what is brought upon the two of us. Its a commitment for life, there is no giving up on our love.

8. Honeymoon Destination

We wanted to hold off and do a European trip in summer rather than an immediate one, but we are now joining a honey & baby moon (oops) together in Hawaii. Double whammy! Very excited for it!

 

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Kate Mcmillian

 

1. Tell us your love story..

Ben & I met around 7.5 years ago through friends. We instantly hit it off & had our first date a week after we met. On that first date I knew there was something special about this guy. I was leaving to travel around Australia 3 weeks after I met him & we were joined at the hip until I left. He flew to see me throughout my trip & 8 months later I was home & living with him. Things moved quickly – we had our son less than 2 years after we met & built our home around a year after that. He proposed in Byron Bay 2016 when I was 12 weeks pregnant with our little girl who is now 20 months old. We love the life we’ve created & can’t wait to see what the future holds!

2. Wedding Date & Location

3rd November 2017

View By Sydney, Walsh Bay

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

This is a tough one.. um god I loved it all! Probably walking down the aisle with my dad, looking around seeing everyone who was so special to us there on the day & finally seeing my handsome groom at the end of the aisle! Also the dancing at the end of the night, so much fun!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I tried quite a few dresses on in shops & could not find something that I loved. A friend of mine was using Christie & recommended her so I got in touch after seeing her amazing work & never looked back.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie was amazing. So accommodating & nothing was ever too hard. I loved her creative input to everything I suggested. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Like an absolute princess. I loved the fact that it was so unique & so much thought & detail had gone into it.

7. Marriage to us means..

Having a best mate to do life with, to support & love each other unconditionally through good times & bad. To seal the deal on something we knew was forever!

8. Honeymoon Destination

Hawaii & we absolutely loved it!

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Kym Toussaint Rosser

 

1. Tell us your love story..
Dane and I first met Halloween, 2008, at a mutual friends house in Bondi. It was a brief first encounter, to say the least. Fast forward a year, to Halloween 2009, our paths crossed again, this time by no coincidence. From the first encounter, to this point, we had been friends, communicating via Facebook. Dane had been traveling for almost a year and wee hadn’t been physically in the same place at the same time since the first time we met. Anyyywwaaaay… on this particular night, after many drinks, Dane announced that I was his girlfriend, all that chit chat for a year must have paid off! In December that year, 2009, we moved in together. I must add that we are born on the same day, (4 years apart) so things generally felt quite natural, we were both organised and knew what we wanted (stubborn is probably another word). Nevertheless, here we are today, happily married! 
 

2. Wedding Date & Location
12th November, 2016. Horizon, Byron Bay. 
 

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?
Waking up on our wedding day next to each other. 
 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?
I’ve known Christie for many many years! Always was and is in love with every thought and creation she has. After trying/ looking mostly at numerous dresses; inexpensive and expensive labels,I was completely over the process of finding “the one”. (To be honest, I was completely happy in my t-shirt and jeans!) I decided to ask Christie if she had considered wedding dresses…. Long story short, before I had approached her, I had already made up my mind, and yes was going to be the answer. (Thankfully yes was her answer!).
 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal
Christie has this incredible ability to plug into your mind. She immerses herself into your dreams and aligns with your thoughts. I knew that anything she created was going to be incredible, however, it was breathtaking, the whole experience. From my terrible “drawings” to many many images of so many different things, hemlines, necklines, fabric, “feeling” I wanted to portray, she noted it all, she created magic with my monkey mind! 

 

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?
It was such an honour, truly. To be the first (definitely not the last) to wear something hand-made, solely for me and no one else… I felt proud, grateful, honoured, happy and loved! So loved. Thank you beautiful
 

7. Marriage to us means..
A forever honest love and friendship. 
 

8. Honeymoon Destination
Lorde Howe Island— Arajilla Lodge. That place, IS heaven on Earth. 

 

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