Olivia wore the ‘Atarah’ gown from the Platinum by Demetrios Collection
How did you meet your spouse?
We first met at an 18th birthday party. I saw Sean standing by himself next to the dance floor with his foot in a moon boot trying his hardest to dance by waving his crutches in the air and shuffling around. I thought I would go up to this boy trying his hardest to have a good time despite his apparent injury and strike up a conversation. We hit it off and spoke all night! Very sweet and cute beginning to our story.
Tell us about your proposal
We had gone to Queensland for a quick holiday to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. On the day of our anniversary, 4th of February, we were driving down to Broadbeach when Sean suggested we take a detour to a rainforest tree top sky walk before we checked into our accommodation. I initially hesitated because I wanted to make the most of the beautiful hotel we had booked but Sean insisted it would be lots of fun. We missed the turn off to the sky walk but ended up in a beautiful little town at the top of the mountain. We had some quick breakfast and a couple of locals told us about some beautiful waterfalls where you could swim under and Sean suggested we go, considering it had been a bucket list item for the both of us to swim in a waterfall. We drove to the entrance to the waterfalls and hiked all the way down (sweating bullets because it was so unbelievably hot) and eventually found the spot and wow was it beautiful!!
Sean insisted we climbed further down to a more secluded part of the waterfalls. We clambered over large boulders and rocks, shoes in hand, and eventually found a beautiful secluded spot. I dropped our things down and grabbed my phone to take a picture of Sean by the waterfall but when I turned around he was down on one knee ring in hand! I was so truly surprised, having not suspected a single thing the entire time. Truly such a magical day.
Tell us about your wedding dress. How was your experience when you were searching for "The One"?
My wedding dress was truly the dress of my dreams!! I knew the second I walked into Sposa's boutique I would be able to find a dress truly unique and perfect for me. Every single member of staff were so attentive, listening to my preferences but also offering alternatives I wouldn't have usually considered. I felt understood, listened to and never pressured by the Sposa girls. The team made the entire experience so fun and special, I felt like I was in good and experienced hands at all times!
The moment I put on my dress I knew it was the one. The song playing in Sposa when I first tried on my dress and walked out was the song we had decided on for our first dance, it truly was a sign!! It was everything I had hoped for and with every fitting and alteration appointment my dress became more and more perfect. I knew I always wanted to have long sleeves for my wedding dress but was slightly concerned it would be too hot. The wonderful seamstresses however were able to customise my dress so that the sleeves became detachable. Pairing the detachable sleeves with the bustling of the long train, I was lucky enough to have 2 dresses in 1!!
I cannot thank the team at Sposa for making my wedding dress dreams truly come true!
Describe a favourite highlight or two from your wedding day.
Walking down the aisle truly was such an incredible moment, all the stresses from the wedding lead up just dissolved into pure happiness the second the doors to the church opened and I could see Sean standing at the end of the aisle waiting for me (tissue in hand). I could literally feel the love from all of our family and friends radiating and I was just so beyond excited to take this next step with the love of my life. From the second we met at the end of the aisle we couldn't wipe the smiles off our face all day.
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?
There's no denying that it is going to be stressful at times but remember the little things do not matter. Try not to sweat the small stuff and know that as long as you two are together, surrounded by your nearest and dearest, you are going to have the day of your dreams....no one remembers the colour of your napkins!
I had the most amazing experience finding my dress at the Sposa Group. I honestly cannot speak more highly of Jas and her support throughout the whole process. From the moment we walked in she made our group feel very welcome and comfortable. Jas is a wealth of knowledge and offered advice and guidance on different dresses as well as veils. Not to mention she is an absolute ray of sunshine, which made the experience so positive. I would highly recommend The Sposa Group !
After mix up in the appointment time , Marianna was more than welcoming and made me feel very comfortable. She was very open too feedback snd just wanted me to be happy. She has been accomodating and has always answered any questions I had. I found my dream dress and I’m so glad I went through this experience with Marianna.
I live in the area and have passed this store multiple times, during my bridal dress hunt, I never looked into this place originally due to the dresses in the window not being the style i was going for at all, but then I stumbled upon it online and saw the amazing reviews and decided to give the store a go as I wasn't having much luck elsewhere. And I am so glad I did!!! I had a wonderful experience, I was helped by multiple lovely consultants who together helped me find the shape, fabric and cut off my dream dress. I was blown away by the kindness and creativity and all for such an affordable price. I loved the bottom of one dress and the top of another and since they were the same designer they said they can custom make it for me! I'm getting a custom dress for such a great price and at a store I can't wait to go back too for my fittings!
I could not recommend the Sposa group enough!I went in knowing the style and look of my dream dress and Amelia was so attentive and didn't make me feel bad for wanting a dress with no lace or embellishments. She listened to everything that I was saying that I either liked or disliked about the dresses I tried on. She took in all the information she had gathered about my style and recommended some dresses that I would have never chosen for myself that ended up being my dress!I did go to other stores after Sposa as I felt I should shop around as Sposa was the first boutique I had gone to. Big mistake!After being stood up by one store, then going to another where the guy "looking after" me gave me such a bad attitude after not liking the dresses he put me in (that were disgusting and covered in makeup stains, and the stitching was stretched) and other stores that just had bad vibes, I knew I needed to go back to Sposa and say "yes" to my dress.The environment is clean and beautiful, the dresses are clean, the staff are amazing and so so soooo helpful.I wouldn't bother going to any other place.
We did the private experience with champagne and the platters. Honestly beyond happy with the service and the food and bubbles were amazing! We had such a wonderful time and enjoyed having the beautiful space to ourselves. More importantly I felt so comfortable and reassured for the whole experience, the knowledge the team have and the time and care they take to understand you and your day but to also find and ‘fit’ the dress they truly go above and beyond to help you visualise every detail. You won’t get service like this anywhere else, it was truly appreciated from a nervous and unsure bride to be. I’ll forever be thankful for this experience. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thanks again to the team can’t wait to pick up my dress!!!
After going to multiple bridal Boutiques I have to say my mum sister and I left the Sposa Group boutique raving about the customer service here. I had Vesna as my consultant and she was the most patient and helpful consultant. She did not pressure me into any hasty decisions and made me feel in complete control of the whole process of choosing and buying my wedding gown
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My experience at The Sposa group was wonderful and I couldn't thank Marianna enough for all her help. She was amazing and patient in helping me find my dress and I am so grateful. I would 100% recommend to anyone looking for their gown.
The whole process with Sposa was absolutely seamless from trying-on, to alterations, to pick-up. None of the other bridal shop experiences I had when choosing my dress could even come close to comparing to the experience I had at this store. The moment I walked in the positive energy was infectious; I can absolutely tell just how much all of the beautiful ladies I dealt with genuinely love what they do. The range of amazing dresses, especially the ballgowns, was like nothing I’d ever seen. Thank-you to the whole team for making me feel beautiful, and for making the whole 12 month process so exciting and stress-free. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to have chosen Sposa to play such an important role in our day!
By far the best bridal shop!! All staff were incredibly welcoming and such lovely people! I had Marianna as my consultant and she made the entire experience seamless and super fun! She absolutely knows everything she is talking about and made every decision I made super easy. I never second guessed myself and she gave some awesome tips! So so so happy! Would highly recommend :)
I had the most incredible experience working with Amelia at The Sposa Group for my wedding dress shopping! She was an absolute joy to work with - easygoing, kind, and incredibly helpful. She made the whole process so much more enjoyable and stress-free. Her expertise and attention to detail were outstanding. I couldn't have asked for a better consultant. Thank you, for making this experience truly unforgettable! Highly recommend!!!
I recently had the absolute pleasure of visiting The Sposa Group, and I can't express how thrilled I am with my experience there. This boutique truly deserves every single one of these five stars!What truly sets The Sposa Group apart is their exceptional customer service. Suellen was patient, attentive, and incredibly knowledgeable. She made me feel like I was her top priority throughout the entire process. Her expert advice and guidance were invaluable in helping me make my decision.I'm so grateful to The Sposa Group for helping me find the wedding dress of my dreams. I can't wait to walk down the aisle in it! If you're a bride-to-be looking for a memorable and stress-free bridal gown shopping experience, look no further than The Sposa Group. They've earned my trust and my highest recommendation. Thank you for everything!
Amelia helped me find the perfect dress after her endless patience and amazing advice and service both times I was at sposa. I came in not knowing what I loved to finding myself using what I learnt from Amelia at other stores which I would've have if I didn't have the experience here! The range is also amazing from ball gowns to a line dresses to curvy and fit and flare or mermaids styles. Definitely check out this store!
I had such a wonderful experience with Amelia, I could not recommend Amelia and the team at The Sposa Group more highly. She was very warm and welcoming and kind in every interaction and made me and my girls feel comfortable and confident throughout the whole process.
Had a wonderful experience shopping for my dress at this gorgeous boutique. Amelia was very professional, and went above and beyond to help me find my dream dress!
The most amazing customer service from the ladies (Vesna and Marianna)! highly recommend
Where do I begin? Marianna is an absolute angel who brought my wedding dress dreams to life. ❤️ I could not be happier with the service that I received from the Sposa Group and the dress itself was absolutely perfect and the quality is second to none. I originally flew to Melbourne from Brisbane (where I live) to go wedding dress shopping with my mum. I had a store and dress in mind when traveling to Melbourne. I then stumbled across the Sposa Group on my last day in Melbourne and was greeted by the wonderful Marianna and Chelsea. I am the most indecisive person ever but Marianna was so patient and kind with me. She actually spent time with me (unlike other stores where you’re rushed out the door). She really got to know me and the style of dress I was after. After leaving the store I could not stop thinking about a particular dress that I had tried on. I decided to fly back again and Marianna spent more time with me, allowing me to fully customise a Demetrios wedding gown. I was sold! Since the initial appointment Marianna has spent countless hours with me either over the phone or in person or at alterations. She even came in on her day off! Btw the alterations team at Sposa were also amazing and worked tirelessly to ensure my gown fitted like a glove. In my time shopping for wedding dresses and also for friends wedding dresses, I’ve gone to 40+ bridal stores and there is no store like the Sposa Group. They just go above and beyond. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart Marianna, you and your team made my wedding dress experience so special. I’ll never forget it ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Amelia and the team at Sposa were amazing! They made the whole process so enjoyable at their care and attention to detail made purchasing my wedding dress a seamless decision! Thanks so much Amelia you were incredible!!
Absolutely fantastic experience with Sposa. Marianna was incredibly helpful throughout the entire dress hunting process! All the staff from Sposa patiently listened to my ideas for my dream dress and offered valuable advices which make this stressful dress hunting experience into a memorable and enjoyable one. Definitely go for Sposa if you are looking for a bridal dress shop that offers wedding dresses way beyond your dream!
Buying a dress is a really big deal. The staff at Sposa were so cheerful, welcoming and kind. I'm fortunate to be quite confident but, regardless, the team made sure they were sensitive throughout. I didn't feel vulnerable or nervous at all.Not to mention their huuuuuge range of dresses! I am certain that there is something for everyone here!I'm not quite married yet but, with the help of the team at Sposa, I know I'm going to look and feel so glamorous.Would recommend.
Sposa Group Wedding Dresses offers a breathtakingly beautiful showroom, creating a dream space for brides-to-be. Their excellent customer service invites you to share your vision, helping to select the perfect dress. A special shoutout to Suellen, who in one appointment, proficiently guided me from a sea of designs down to two stunning options. The experience is tailored, comfortable, and all about your desires. Highly recommend!
Had the most wonderful bridal experience! I was blown away by the service of Marianna! And all her exceptional staff around her as well!I would recommend going to The Sposa Group to any soon to be bride. Their level of care mixed with absolute authenticity is extremely refreshing and no other experience within the bridal industry compares! Cannot wait to come back to Sposa to receive my wedding dress!
Thanks for the best experience, Sposa Group! Suellen had exactly the right energy and made our visit calm, relaxed and fun. Her ability to provide great advice helped guide us in finding the perfect wedding dress! We're so grateful, couldn't be happier!!