Melanie & Dan

Location: Dream Beach, Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia
Date: 28th April 2017
Dress: ‘Oriana’ from the Olvis Collection at Brides Selection
Dan proposed at the start of a dive holiday in Raja Ampat under a sky full of stars and no one else around. We were on a 3-week holiday and by the end of it, we had already chosen the location and the date! We decided to get married on Dream Beach in Nusa Lembongan, an island dear to our heart. I had always pictured a simple wedding on the beach, in front of my closest friends and I was about to make that dream come true. I had about 6 months to plan our wedding and coordinate with the staff at Dream Beach Huts hotel, as well as finding a photographer, a videographer, a florist etc…. It was a bit stressful to communicate only via email and WhatsApp, but it seemed that in Indonesia, anything was possible, even at the last minute!
Finding a dress was another story. I always pictured a Boho dress, flowy and simple, and I thought I new exactly what would fit me. I booked some appointments in Perth and on the Gold Coast, to find out that the style I wanted did not suit me at all! I started to get nervous as all the shops kept telling me 6 months would have to be an express order! But thanks to Kim, I found the dress of my dream at Bride’s Selection. I wanted a comfy dress and she directed me straight away to the Olvi’s collection. The stretchy lace was exactly what I was looking for as I wanted to wear my dress through the night, dancing and moving as I pleased! I also was lucky to get my dress off the rack in the shop, so no custom-made order was necessary! All I needed was some alterations for the length but I also wanted the sleeves removed and have thin straps instead. Jane the seamstress at Bride’s Selection was absolutely wonderful, she was very professional and she created the straps from the lace on the sleeves and she did an amazing job. I could not have been happier.
The dress was perfect for a hot day in Indonesia, and the mermaid look suits perfectly our beach wedding! I danced through the night with it and it will remain one of the most beautiful day of my life.
Thank you Kim and Jane!
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