Laura & Michael - Sydney, NSW - Suzanne Harward

Laura & Michael – Sydney, NSW

SH Brides 7 March 2017

SH Bride Laura and her husband Michael held their wedding atop a picturesque cliff at the Gunners’ Barracks, located just out of Sydney in Mosman, NSW. Having purchased her gown at a Suzanne Harward trunk event, it is fitting that Laura encapsulates an ease known only the Sydney summer-time bride.


Names: Laura Armstrong & Michael Lubrano

Wedding date: 5th January, 2017

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Gunners’ Barracks – Mosman, NSW

How we met and the marriage proposal We met at work more than 8 years ago through a mutual work colleague. We got along really well and after several post-work outings with our work friends, we decided it was about time we had a proper date. The rest is history!

Our proposal took place while we were on holidays in Exmouth, WA. Michael and I had spent the day out on the beautiful Ningaloo Reef – we went swimming with whale sharks and dolphins. Afterwards, we drove to a deserted beach where he got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife – presenting me with a beautiful Colombian emerald ring.

About our wedding day: It was a truly amazing day – we had so much fun! It had been raining quite heavily and a couple of hours before the ceremony, the sun finally came out. I was initially very nervous, but as soon as I was looking down the aisle at Michael my nerves completely disappeared. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face!

We were very lucky to have a number of friends involved with running the day. One family friend married us, another was our MC and another friend created our beautiful bouquets and floral arrangements. The personal touches really made our day.

Our wedding style Summery styling… We used ivory and watercolour pinks and blues, inspired by our stationery suite by The Distillery. My girlfriends helped me dip-dye more than 120 cotton napkins to tie in with the colour-scheme! We also made our own table number and menu holders from lengths of white-wash coated pine.

Finding my wedding gown It might sound a bit cliche, but as soon as I tried the Hayworth gown I knew that it was THE dress! I’d tried on quite a few different gowns before visiting the Suzanne Harward trunk show in Sydney and this was the first one that just felt like ‘me’. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face while my mum and sisters shed a happy tear or two!

First dance song:  It took us a really long time to choose our first dance song as we wanted it to be something that reflected both of our tastes in music whilst still being special. It needed to be first dance-worthy! We chose “You’re the One” by The Black Keys.

Advice for future couples: 1. There may be hiccups – don’t worry!

2. Your day really does go just as quickly as everyone tells you (if not, even faster) – enjoy every minute!

Couture experience at Suzanne Harward: It was wonderful! The girls were really knowledgeable and gave honest suggestions to help me find a dress that suited my style and body type. Carly and Marnee were so lovely to work with; they were responsive and accommodating, so organising fittings from interstate was never an issue. I would not hesitate to recommend Suzanne Harward to future brides!

Book an appointment today to find your dream wedding gown at Suzanne Harward.

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Credits

Photographer – Scott Surplice // Videographer – Soda Films // Ceremony & Reception Venue – Gunners’ Barracks, NSW // Bride’s gown – Suzanne Harward // Bride’s Veil – Suzanne Harward // Bride’s Shoes –  Mimco // Bride’s Jewels – Cushla Whiting // Paper goods – The Distillery //  Hair & Makeup  – The Bridal Makeup Co. // Cake – Kashaya & Co + Blackstar Pastry // Flowers – Floribunda Flowers // Neon Sign – Sammy & Lola


Measuring Guide
Conversion
Care & Alterations

How to measure

Simply measure your bust, waist and hips and enter below. The measuring guide will recommend the ideal Suzanne Harward gown size in accordance to the largest measurement given.



Conversion

AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (cm)
Waist (cm)
High up (cm)
Seat (cm)
6
6
2
82
62
81
87
8
8
4
85
63
83
90
10
10
6
86
67
85
92
12
12
8
89.5
69
89
96
14
14
10
98
74.5
95
101
AU Size
UK Size
US Size
Bust (inch)
Waist (inch)
High Hip (inch)
Seat (inch)
6
6
2
32.3
24.4
31.8
34.2
8
8
4
33.4
24.8
32.6
35.4
10
10
6
33.8
26.3
33.4
36.2
12
12
8
35.2
27.1
35
37.8
14
14
10
38.5
29.3
37.4
39.7

Care & Alterations

General Care

Ensure you read the care label and cleaning instructions before attempting to clean.

By following the instructions on the care label you will keep your couture gown looking fabulous and at it’s absolute best.

Alterations

Suzanne Harward does not provide an alterations service and this also applies to Suzanne Harward online styles. We recommend you take your pieces to a reputable local tailor. Please contact our Customer Care Team should you require advice regarding alteration services in your area.

Delivery

Your couture gown will be delivered wrapped in acid free tissue paper. Gowns with embellishment will have a protective organza cover placed over the embellished area of the gown. Your gown will arrive carefully packed in to a keepsake heirloom box for safe keeping. This box will be packed inside a shipping box with a Suzanne Harward protective garment bag included in the delivery. To protect your exclusive Suzanne Harward gown we recommend you hang your garment within the protective bag provided.

Dry Cleaning

Each Suzanne Harward gown is individually handcrafted with great care and uses delicate fabric, embroideries, embellishment and lace to convey the same timeless, feminine and ethereal nature that is the Suzanne Harward handwriting. This may lead to variation in finish, colour and fabrication. Please take the utmost care when cleaning and wearing your gown as jewellery, finger nails and harsh detergents can harm delicate fabrics and finishes. Embellishments and fabrics may change in colour with time and wear adding to the charm and individuality of each piece. These are not faults in the production of the garment and are consistent with handmade couture quality. Your gown will arrive protected in acid free tissue paper and an organza cover covering any embellishment. A protective garment bag is provided to ensure the gown remains in impeccable condition. Please hang your gown in the garment bag when you receive your delivery.

If you wish to clean your gown after your special day we recommend you take your gown to a reputable specialist drycleaners experienced in cleaning of delicate couture pieces.

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