A surprise wedding at their engagement party!
Juanita and Chris had a truly amazing wedding day with a picture perfect setting of palm trees and ocean in the back ground, they exchanged vows in front of family and friends who had thought they were coming to an engagement party! Juanita chose a fitted lace wedding dress from the Peter Trends collection and was looked after by the dream team at Under the Veil in Queensland. The stunning location for their surprise wedding celebration was Dolphin Heads Resort in Mackay.
Peter Trends: How did you meet your husband?
Juanita: We had been moving in the same circles for the last five years and even had a lot of mutual friends we didn’t know about. We finally went on a movie date together and have been inseparable ever since.
Peter Trends: How did your husband propose to you?
Juanita: On a lazy Sunday morning while we were hanging out at home, with our six month old son Isaac and our dogs. He had a handwritten note in Isaac’s pocket for me to find.
Peter Trends: What was your favourite part of your wedding day?
Juanita: Definitely seeing everyone’s surprised reactions as we told them it was an engagement party! And Chris announcing in his speech that we were currently 18 weeks pregnant with our second child.
Peter Trends: How did you find the experience of shopping for a wedding gown?
Juanita: The research prior to the shopping was the most overwhelming part. So I just started trying dresses on to see what suited best. Sam at Under the Veil was so helpful and gave me a lot of valuable advice for things like sizing, undergarments and accessories.
Peter Trends: What did you love about your wedding gown?
Juanita: I fell in love with the lace design on the bodice and the way the long flowing train created the illusion of a cloud behind me. It was a perfect touch of elegance for our beach side white wedding.
Peter Trends: Any words of wisdom for future brides?
Juanita: Go with your gut. You will know when you have found the right dress for you. And if you don’t know where to start, just start trying them on! Make it a fun experience.
Peter Trends: Is there anything special you would like to share with us about your wedding day?
Juanita: Our wedding was originally scheduled for April 2018 and we found out we were pregnant just two weeks after I purchased the dress. All of our suppliers were so great in pulling off this surprise wedding and we are so thankful for all of their efforts.
Juanita & Chris’ Suppliers
Photographer: House of Lucie Photography
Venue: Dolphin Heads Resort, Mackay QLD
Wedding Dress: Under the Veil
Wedding Dress Designer: Peter Trends Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Esther Luxe
Flowers: Blossoms Flower Boutique
Jewellery: Samantha Wills Bridal
Make Up: Tiesha Willoughby Beauty