Mia

Mia - A Real Bride Story

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Mia’s Story

Who: Mia & Phillip
Gown: Monique Lhuillier ‘Portia’
Veil: Peter Langner ‘Rossini’ from Helen Rodrigues
Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Venue: Sergents Mess, Chowder Bay
Flowers: Kindred Floral

Staying true to their personal style and staying away from the current wedding trends, while incorporating some beautiful and fun modern details, made for a truly gorgeous, elegant and classic wedding for Mia and Phillip.

Mia came to Helen Rodrigues with a clear vision of what she wanted for her dream gown. She had loved the look of Monqiue Lhuillier’s classic yet modern ‘Portia’ gown since she began the search for ‘the one’.

Upon arriving at the boutique for her first appointment, Mia felt so special and loved the personal one-on-one session without having to share the space with any other brides. Mia felt a mix of excitement to try on the gorgeous Portia gown, as well as some nerves in case she didn’t love the gown as much as she thought.

However it “was obvious it was perfect” and she “did not need to look anymore”. Portia was everything she “had ever dreamed of” for her wedding gown – “elegant, classic and timeless with a touch of modern”. Teamed with a stunning Italian trimmed double veil by Peter Langner, Mia’s look was complete!

Monique was the clear designer for Mia and she loved the way Monique manages to portray, in such an elegant way, the feminine form and her timeless designs, especially for a petite bride like Mia. Monique Lhuillier really does design with the petite bride in mind – ensuring they feel gorgeous and womanly on their special day, without being overwhelmed by fabric.

On the special day itself, Mia and Phillip both exuded calm and this fed through to the day running very smoothly and both bride and groom enjoying themselves. They were both “surrounded by love and happiness” all day.

Mia was blown away by the stunning diamond drop earring her parents gifted her on the morning of the wedding and she was so excited to wear them and what a stunning addition to her already flawless wedding day attire.

As Mia walked down the isle at her family’s church, Saint Gerasimos, towards Phillip she was, once again, “blown away” by how stylish and handsome Phillip looked. She adored his Christian Louboutin loafers he chose after finding out Mia had a pair of her own red soles for the day. Phillip wanted them to be “sole mates”.

As the newlyweds entered the reception at Sergents Mess, Mia’s breath was taken away at how “stunning” the flowers were, styled by Kindred Floral.

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As the formalities began to wind down, the dance floor started to heat up with all the guests joining in the traditional Greek dancing, enjoyed by all.

What topped off the already incredibly special day for Mia was that her Grandfather was able to attend and stayed all night. This was a “miracle” and a memory both Mia and Phillip will cherish for the rest of their lives.

On planning their special day, Mia and Phillip were determined to stay true to their personal styles and incorporated their classic tastes through the day. This was a huge consideration for Mia when choosing her dream gown and felt that it encapsulated the vision for the day. One thing Mia was very sure on is that she wanted her husband-to-be to recognise her when she walked down the isle towards him, as well as being comfortable on the day so she could enjoy all the dancing at the reception!

In Mia’s own words about her Helen Rodrigues experience

“Helen and her team were kind, patient, and very honest with their advice during my dress selection and fitting process. My family and I appreciate this immensely. I never felt rushed or pressured to make a decisions and nothing was too much of an effort for them. It was the most outstanding experience I could have ever asked for.”

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