REAL BRIDES: Teegan and Mahatia

We were blown away when our friends at Good Days Vintage Rentals messaged us letting us know about these two amazing ladies. A whole bunch of Melbourne vendors were banding together to put on an amazing wedding, might I add, one of THE FIRST EVER SAME SEX MARRIAGE in Australia! Can I get a HELL YEAH!

We were so stoked to dress these ladies for their special day, with Teegan wearing our brand new KATE Jumpsuit, and Mahatia rockin' our Margot Dress and overskirt.

The amazing event started at 8pm (reception/party time first) on Jan 8th, and the ceremony was underway at exactly midnight on Jan 9th (the literal minute when same-sex marriage became legal.) These girls don't mess around!
Again, it was such an honor to be a part of history in this way. And a very special shoutout to all of the other vendors who donated their services in the name of L O V E
Christian Marc Photography (click here for their blog post with even more photos)
Good Days Rentals Vintage
Good Grace and Humour
Lunar Red Films
The Altar Electric
Fat and Skinny Catering
Notel Melbourne
Ferdyduke Bar
Kate Makeup Art
Love Kitty Pimms
Fidel and Sarah

Our Debut

So you've heard us rave on and on about our magical night for the last month, and in a flash it's been and gone! Finally, our precious bridal designs could see the light of day! It was an amazing night, no doubt, and we hope that all our fabulous guests had a wonderful evening. We cannot thank our beautiful vendors and new-found friends who had their setups for our launch, Erin Woodhall Celebrant, Blush and Bangs Beauty, The Montrose Barn, Taylor Kezia Photography and Aurora Floral Studio! Kate of Kalula Art for our peronsalised swing tags (for each and every dress/set), and not to forget our incredible friends and family who helped out and kept us sane in the leadup to this night. Bring on the badass brides + bridesmaids!

Photos by the lovely Taylor Kezia x

The Making of:

The best ideas always come about with a wine or two, right? 
G + G came about on at *least* five, as well as drinking some festive punch at our work christmas party. A Christmas party that was hosted and attended by only us (Ally and Zdy - pronounced 'Zed-ee').  After working in a Bridal store in the city together for over a year, it was hard to not become the best of friends!

A few months later, that blurry idea was spoken of again, with much more enthusiasm, (the sober kind). Suddenly, designs were up on the wall of Zdy's studio and beautiful fabrics were bought, and it was full steam ahead! All we knew was that we wanted to dress the kind of brides we would be: relaxed, kind of 'bridal-cool' style, and loads of fun!

So here we are, almost one year later. We've found a grey hair or two, but it's been so worth it to see a dream literally come to life. With Zdy having an extensive background in fashion design and apparel engineering - oh yes, that is a real degree, the first half of the process was in safe hands. When you meet Zdy, her shiny red hair is trumped only by her sassiness and smile, her nails are almost always perfectly manicured. Exactly the kind of person you want handling production!

We cannot wait to see what the future has in-store, but we also cannot wait to meet all of our future brides and their pals!

Much love, Ally + Zdy x