Roxanne & Ben December 2015

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When I first met Roxanne, I knew we’d have a fantastic time collaborating to create the gown for her once in a lifetime day.  With such an open and quirky personality, Roxanne and I had the freedom to design a classic, beautiful dress that suits her perfectly. The dress features a neckline and a natural waistline that flattered Roxanne in every way.  Such a simple, elegant gown allowed her to pick a bouquet that practically shouts FUN! without overwhelming the bride.

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The dresses for her bridesmaids were fun vintage fabrics which Roxanne sourced individually.  Roxanne and Ben’s wedding was held at Gum Gully Farm, a beautiful wedding location.  Roxanne’s lovely bouquet and flowers were done by Zingara Life.  Roxanne and Ben had a stunning celebration of their love and we could not be prouder of having been able to be a part of their special day.
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Words from the bride.

“When Ben proposed to me in Bali we were in no rush to walk down the aisle. It wasn’t until a year later that I even started looking at dresses. Finding the perfect dress was a weird experience for me as it was both really hard and so simple at the same time. It was hard because I didn’t know what I wanted but I knew exactly what I didn’t want and all the bridal shops seemed to have what I didn’t want.

I found Cathleen through Hello May magazine and while looking at her website I came across her Eliza gown and fell in love straight away, I knew this was the dress for me. I had recently had my first child so trying on dresses seemed extremely daunting. When I finally had my first appointment to try on the Eliza gown Cathleen made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, it was actually a great experience and I knew straight away I was in great hands.

Our wedding day was everything we had hoped for and more. The deer and fawns at the property were absolutely magical. We really wanted a relaxed, family friendly wedding that showcased the love we have for each other and our son, Jude. I loved how comfortable I felt in my dress, and I owe that to Cathleen. I couldn’t be more thankful to her and I feel so lucky to have come across her designs.”

Wishing Roxanne, Ben and Jude a world of happiness. CJ x.

Ps. Roxanne is a talented children’s wear designer, check out her quirky kid’s wear Hey Jude.

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