Catherine & Andrew: Scone - Suzanne Harward

Catherine & Andrew: Scone

SH Brides 28 June 2018

Following a romantic proposal lakeside in Wanaka New Zealand, Catherine and Andrew tied the knot surrounded by their closest family and friends amongst the natural landscape at their beloved family farm in Scones.


Names: Catherine Lobb & Andrew Tout

Wedding date: 21.10.17

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private property in Scone & Scone Polo Club, NSW

How we met and the marriage proposal: We met across the bar – Andrew was my most charming and well-mannered customer! He proposed while we were on holiday in Wanaka, New Zealand. We were relaxing by the lake with a glass of wine after a long day hike. He had designed the ring himself and worked with the awesome team at Nicholas Haywood to get it perfect.

About our wedding dayOur wedding ended up being extra special in an unfortunate way. Andrew came down with food poisoning in the week leading up to the wedding and couldn’t get out of bed. It was heartbreaking and seriously difficult to pull all the threads together in the last week without my teammate by my side. What was worse was that we had to quarantine him in the house so that he wouldn’t make me sick too – so I couldn’t go near him! It felt like old school chastity and was pretty tough on us. It really put things into perspective – all the little things didn’t matter anymore as long as he was ok! By Saturday he was on the mend and finally being able to hold his hands while we were saying our vows and kissing him for the first time in a week to seal the ceremony was the sweetest moment of my life. Aside from that, we wanted to make our wedding special by making everyone feel like they were guests in our home. Our wedding was all about committing to each other in our most favourite place on earth at Andrew’s family farm and having our guests share in our joy. We had complete flexibility and control by having the wedding at the farm. It was intense having to put together three venues from scratch, but we loved the freedom to make the weekend exactly how we wanted it – including a champagne garden party before the ceremony, designing our own canapes, and a dancefloor that carried on until the very early hours of the morning.

Our wedding styleA country party where everyone could feel welcome and have a good time. We let the natural landscape speak for itself and decorated with elements from the farm such as gum leaves and rosemary in addition to our incredible native flowers from a local florist. We had a village behind us getting ready for the big day – our friends and family pitched in at every opportunity, from helping us build our arbor to making our wedding cakes and collecting hundreds of gum leaves!

Finding my wedding gownI had actually seen the gown in a photo a year before I tried it on. I just knew that it was the perfect dress for me. I had been following Suzanne Harward on instagram ever since, and a post for their Sydney Trunk Show went up a week after I got engaged. Finally trying the dress on was a very calming moment, I just felt like me. And most important – I knew I would be able to dance in it!

First dance song: Lose yourself to dance by Daft Punk. Love songs weren’t really our thing, so we went with a song that we had always loved dancing to that was upbeat but slow enough that we probably wouldn’t fall over each other (we didn’t!).

Advice for future couplesPick three to five things that are non-negotiable to you both and don’t compromise on them. Given there are about 100 things to organize and worry about when it comes to a wedding, you’ll still have 95 things where you can cut corners or let someone else take the lead. You don’t have to care about everything.

Couture experience at Suzanne HarwardMy experience at Suzanne Harward exceeded every expectation. I don’t consider myself a fashion expert or pretend to know anything about dressmaking. I was a bit worried that I would be out of my depth. On the contrary, it was totally stress free and I felt relaxed and had fun whenever I was with the girls at the Trunk Show and my fittings. I truly believe that the positive energy at Suzanne Harward translated into how much I loved my dress in the end. I received highly personalized service and no concern or request was too silly or too much. Coming from Sydney it was actually fantastic having the dress down in Melbourne until the last moment because it meant I couldn’t obsess or get sick of it. It was so exciting to finally go down two weeks before the wedding with my mum and sisters for my fittings and take my dress home. The final product was amazing and fit me like a glove.

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


Credits

Gown – Suzanne Harward // Accessories – George Jensen & mother’s own // Shoes – Midas // Bridesmaid’s Attire – BHLDN // Groom’s Attire – G.A. Zink & Sons // Groomsmen’s Attire – Institchu // Catering – Hunted Gourmet // Make-up & Hair – Julie Irving & Brooke Boughton// Music – Enter Sideways // Other – Byron Bay Pavilions // Planner/Stylist – Geraldine Moses at The Event // Photographer – Richie Grainger Photography // Cake – Beautifully made by Andrew’s mum & sister // Paper goods/Stationary – Minted // Videographer – La Lune Cinema // Florist – Wow Flowers


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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