Lilly Bridal Blog


For the Brisbane Bride, there is no shortage of magical places to tie the knot. There’s no need to settle for a run-of-the-mill wedding location when Brisbane has so many unique venues on offer. If you’re dreaming of a wedding venue that your guests will never forget, head to Brisbane to say “I do”.


what you dont want in a wedding venue

When looking for the perfect wedding venue, it’s easy to get caught up in the dreamy details. After all, many brides have been thinking about their wedding day for years and likely have a carefully curated wish-list. However, knowing what you don’t want is just as important. Since you may not have thought of what not to look for, here are a few things you don’t want in a wedding venue.


where to get married in melbourne

The Melbourne-based bride has so many beautiful wedding venues to choose from. With coastal views, historic architecture, and a bustling metropolis, there is a place in Melbourne to suit any type of bride, no matter what her vision may be for the big day. If you’re overwhelmed by all the choices, here are our three favourite places to get married in Melbourne.



Today’s brides are more creative than ever before and many are keen to show off their personalities with their wedding wardrobes. Adding a pop of colour to your wedding dress is a simple way of doing exactly that. A classic white or cream gown with a colourful accent is the perfect blend of tradition and trend. For inspiration, here are three ways to add colour to your wedding dress.


July 18, 2017

Alfred Angelo Brides

The sudden and unforeseen collapse of Alfred Angelo Bridal Company this week, has sent many shockwaves to brides and retailers across the globe. As a result many of these once excited brides are now panicking!

No bride should have this stress coming up to their wedding day. The team here at Lilly Bridal would love to offer some relief to brides who may have ordered their gown through a retailer or direct, with a 25% off discount on our entire range of gowns with free shipping.

If your heart was set on a specific Alfred Angelo design, please send through any images you have of the gown and our team of tailors will help recreate your dream gown for under A$1,000.

To take advantage of this offer please feel free to contact us with your receipt and we will have your gown custom made in 6-8 weeks.

It is extremely unfortunate that such a well known designer has gone into liquidation, however please rest assured our team will be able to help you through this.

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Best regards,
Aimee and the team at Lilly Bridal





sydney wedding venues

Choosing your wedding venue is almost as big a commitment as choosing your groom! The choice of venue will set the tone, atmosphere, and level for formality for the ceremony and reception. The venue is also often one of the biggest items in a bride’s budget, making the choice of location a particularly important decision. If you’re getting married in bustling Sydney, you might be overwhelmed with your choice of venues. To help narrow down your options, here are the top three places to get married in Sydney.


bridesmaid duties

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Being a bridesmaid is a lot of fun, but it’s also a serious honour and responsibility. When a friend asks you to be her bridesmaid, she is asking for your special help and support on one of the biggest days of her life. The responsibilities of a bridesmaid have changed over the years as wedding trends have waxed and waned so here is a handy list of four things every bridesmaid needs to do.


bridesmaids boxBridesmaid boxes are a popular new gifting trend in the wedding world. Many brides put together a box of goodies to gift their friends when they pop the big question: “Will you be my bridesmaid?”  A bridesmaid box is a fun and creative way to ask your girlfriends to share in your special day while acknowledging their important role in your life with a few little gifts. If you’re thinking of joining in on this popular trend, here are some ideas of what to include in your bridesmaid box.


stress less wedding planning

Planning a wedding is notoriously stressful. There are so many choices to make and so many little details to think about that it’s easy to see how preparing for this happy event can quickly turn into an overwhelming project. For many brides, their wedding is an event they’ve been looking forward to for years and there is no reason why they shouldn’t enjoy every step of the process. Here are three tips to help you stress less when planning your wedding.


Winter weddings are becoming increasingly popular. They are a great option for the budget-conscious bride who wants to avoid the surcharges that come with getting married at the height of the summer wedding season. With celebrities and royals like the Middleton sisters donning classic, long-sleeved gowns, it’s easier than ever to envision the romance of a winter wedding. If you’re considering tying the knot in a cooler season, here are four amazing winter theme wedding ideas for inspiration.


selecting a wedding dateChoosing your wedding date is one of the first decisions you’ll make when planning your wedding, and it’s also one of the most important. Your wedding date can affect everything from your event theme, to your guest list and your budget. Before you start the planning process, here are three important things to consider when selecting a wedding date.



Across the bridal industry, June is known as the most popular month to get married and “June brides” have become a modern tradition. You may be surprised to find out that the popularity of June weddings goes back centuries, and is deeply connected to Ancient Roman and Medieval traditions. Here’s why June is the most popular month to get married. It’s Good Luck The Roman Goddess Juno was the protector of women and the goddess of marriage and childbirth. As such, a wedding in her namesake month has been popular since Roman times. A June wedding was said to bring happiness and prosperity, making it a lucky month to celebrate a marriage. The first of June is also Juno’s feast day, making it a doubly lucky date for a wedding. It’s Tradition June weddings have become long-standing traditions because, for centuries, they fit well with the cycle of Medieval life. According to the Celtic calendar, young couples would often begin courting on May Day or Beltane (May 1st). Short courtships among impatient youth led to a surge of weddings in mid-June. Another Medieval tradition thought to contribute to the popularity of June weddings is the “annual bath”. Long ago, bathing was a once-a-year ritual observed at the end of May or early June. With so many couples at their cleanest, June became a popular month to tie the knot. Finally, June weddings became traditionally popular because they fit in well with the harvest cycle. A late summer pregnancy after a June wedding would still allow new brides to help with the harvest in the fall and a spring birth the following year would keep the first-born safe in the womb during the harshest winter months. It’s Convenient In modern times, June weddings have retained their popularity because June is the most convenient month to get married and benefit from the nicest weather of the year. It’s ideal for modern brides to host their weddings in June before their friends and family take off for their holidays in July and August. In some cities, like Paris, businesses shut down in July or August, making it difficult to get your ideal wedding venue or caterer. June is also a great month for brides to enjoy a plethora of fresh flowers in season for their décor. Whether you’re looking for good luck, tradition, or convenience, there are plenty of great reasons to get married in June. It’s easy to see why this month has become the most popular for wedding ceremonies, so make sure you book your special day far in advance if you want to be a June bride! What is your ideal month to get married? Let us know in the comments!Across the bridal industry, June is known as the most popular month to get married and “June brides” have become a modern tradition. You may be surprised to find out that the popularity of June weddings goes back centuries, and is deeply connected to Ancient Roman and Medieval traditions. Here’s why June is the most popular month to get married.


Trending Colors For Your 2017 Wedding

Colour is crucial in setting the tone and style of your wedding because that palette is what the rest of your design decisions will be based upon. Colour is also a big opportunity for a bride to express her personality and sense of style. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are four trending colour combinations for your 2017 wedding.


How to Style a Dessert Table

Dessert tables have become a popular trend among creative brides who want to offer their guests something more than just the traditional wedding cake. A beautifully styled dessert table can add a decorative feature to your reception that helps tie your wedding theme and colours together with the food. Here are our top tips for styling your own delectable dessert table.



Having a beautiful and memorable wedding doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. According to the Herald Sun, the average cost of a wedding for Australian couples is now over $65,000. With numbers like that, it’s easy to get intimidated by the potential costs of planning your special day. Luckily, it’s now easier than ever to stay budget-friendly without sacrificing your dream wedding. Here are our top tips for having a gorgeous, unforgettable, and affordable wedding.


If you’re after something out of the ordinary, luxurious and elegant, take a look at these stunning wedding venues around Sydney


We’ve hand picked a list of stunning South Coast wedding venues.


A wedding doesn’t have to be expensive, these days the average Australian wedding now costs between $35,000 and $45,000, however you can save yourself a few $$ by getting creative. Make it a fun project with your husband-to-be one weekend – You will love it (and so will he secretly)


We all dream of the perfect marriage; that ideal life you will spend with your significant other, but how on earth do you juggle work, play, marriage, children to create a perfect balance, and thus the perfect marriage?


I have been married for a little over 2 years now to the most amazing man I could have ever imagined (and I’m sure you feel the same about your soon to be Husband/Wife)

Here are a few tips I have found that worked personally for me and my marriage that has lead to a very harmonious life together (aside from my irrational mood swings sometimes, Thank you PMS!)


Learn to compromise –
Sometimes you both can’t have it your way and thats okay, it doesn’t mean you concede every time your partner makes a decision or wants something different to you, it means coming to an alternative agreement peacefully and respectfully.


March 30, 2015

Message in a Jar

How romantic is this!

Buy a Mason Jar (or even an old glass sauce bottle) and decorate it how you wish – Check out our Pinterest page for some cool ideas!