Roxanne & Ben December 2015

When I first met Roxanne, I knew we’d have a fantastic time collaborating to create the gown for her once in a lifetime day. With such an open and quirky personality, Roxanne and I had the freedom to design a classic, beautiful dress that suits her perfectly. The dress features a neckline and a natural waistline that flattered Roxanne in every way. Such a simple, elegant gown allowed her to pick a bouquet that practically shouts FUN! without overwhelming the bride.

The dresses for her bridesmaids were fun vintage fabrics which Roxanne sourced individually. Roxanne and Ben’s wedding was held at Gum Gully Farm, a beautiful wedding location. Roxanne’s lovely bouquet and flowers were done by Zingara Life. Roxanne and Ben had a stunning celebration of their love and we could not be prouder of having been able to be a part of their special day.

Words from the bride.

“When Ben proposed to me in Bali we were in no rush to walk down the aisle. It wasn’t until a year later that I even started looking at dresses. Finding the perfect dress was a weird experience for me as it was both really hard and so simple at the same time. It was hard because I didn’t know what I wanted but I knew exactly what I didn’t want and all the bridal shops seemed to have what I didn’t want.

I found Cathleen through Hello May magazine and while looking at her website I came across her Eliza gown and fell in love straight away, I knew this was the dress for me. I had recently had my first child so trying on dresses seemed extremely daunting. When I finally had my first appointment to try on the Eliza gown Cathleen made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, it was actually a great experience and I knew straight away I was in great hands.

Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more. The deer and fawns at the property were absolutely magical. We really wanted a relaxed, family friendly wedding that showcased the love we have for each other and our son, Jude. I loved how comfortable I felt in my dress, and I owe that to Cathleen. I couldn’t be more thankful to her and I feel so lucky to have come across her designs.”

Wishing Roxanne, Ben and Jude a world of happiness. CJ x.

Ps. Roxanne is a talented children’s wear designer, check out her quirky kid’s wear Hey Jude.

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