Victoria wore Style 1079 with sleeves from the Demetrios Collection
How did you meet your spouse?
Justin and I met on the dating app Bumble. We actually have a running joke about the moment we "swiped right", as initially when I joined the app, being a tall woman of 5"10, I had set a filter on my app to only see men that were 6"2 or taller. One day I decided to lower my restrictions to 6"0 and he managed to sneak in haha! He was very polite and a great conversationalist. He asked to take me out on a date and the rest was history.
Tell us about your proposal
17 is my family's lucky number and has followed us all forever. Like fate, I met my husband on the 17th of the month. Naturally, my husband chose the 17th to propose. At the time, we were building our first home by the beach in San Remo. It was a big adventure and change for us both, as we had both lived in Melbourne for so long. He booked a mid-week get away for us down on Phillip Island, and explained that with the hectic build going on, he just wanted to do something special for us. He took me out to the Fig & Olive, the most beautiful steak restaurant where we shared an amazing meal. After dinner, he told me he had organised a surprise dessert. We drove out to a secluded beach in Ventnor just as the sun was about to set. Out on the beach, there was a beautiful afghan rug, with fairy lights, electric tea light candles, a miniature picnic table with champagne, roses and chocolate. He got down on one knee and told me how much he loved me and that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me. After I said yes, out came my best friends, the girls who later became my bridesmaids, emerging from the shubbery that they'd been hiding in, capturing our moment. All girls had travelled well over an hour to come and help Justin set everything up and it was so magical!
Tell us about your wedding dress. How was your experience when you were searching for "The One"?
I always wanted to get married in a long sleeve dress. I loved the look of vintage dresses and was into that "Grace Kelly" kind of look. After a little searching online, I started to love the way the blush dresses looked, and was hoping to find something that encapsulated all of these elements. The first day I went into Sposa I had seen them online, but didn't actually have an appointment. I was visiting my sister in Glen Iris and told her I'd seen the store nearby her house online. She suggested we pop in and have a browse. Despite not having an appointment, I met Jaz, the most incredible shop assistant I have ever met! She informed me that she had a 15 minute window until her next appointment and we could make it work if I wanted to quickly try something on. The brief was simple - long sleeve, vintage, pink undertones. Jaz pulled out 3 dresses, the first one was an EXACT match! Quicker than the speed of light, we got me in and out of those dresses, but no dress I ever put on was as perfect as that very first dress! I booked appointments at several stores, hunted for a few extra weeks, but I could never get that gown out of my mind. Eventually, Sposa had a floor sale and a replica of the dress I had fallen in love with was on sale, in my size! I booked in with Jaz again and had my very own "say yes to the dress" moment, tears and all. I added the sleeves I loved so much and had Leffy, the most beautiful seamstress, there to help me tailor my dream gown.
Describe a favourite highlight or two from your wedding day.
The highlight of my wedding day was seeing my husband for the first time when I was walking down the aisle. We were both shaking and crying and it was such a special moment for us both. My other highlight was definitely dancing with my father and grandfather. They have both been such influential people in my life and it was beautiful to share that with them. I also loved the photobooth, we had an absolute ball!
Do you have any advice for couples currently planning their wedding?
My only advice is to invest in the memories. We were on the fence with our photobooth and videographer, but including them was the best decision we ever made, as now we have the most sensational memories forever. Remember to just savour the moment. Our day was over so quickly and it goes even faster when you are trying to get around to say hello to 130 guests! Sit back and enjoy it, hopefully, you'll only ever do it once haha!
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!!