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Real bride Shenea and Lain kissing in front of their venue, Chateau Apollo; a historic warehouse in Adelaide.

Shenea & Lain's Urban Industrial Wedding

Real bride Shenea and Lain hold hands in front of the chapel doors as she dons the modern Taryn Camille gown from KWH, which features a U-shaped neckline and split in the skirt. .

After six years into their relationship and two beautiful sons later, Shenea and Lain wed in a chic industrial ceremony. The couple had met the old fashion way with actual in-person contact before starting their romance. Lain had flown in from Sydney to Adelaide for a cricket trip when he snagged the biggest catch of his life after bumping into Shenea. For an entire year after that fateful day, the two were emotionally inseparable but unfortunately separated by thousands of kilometres in two distant cities until Lain finally made the big move to Adelaide to be with his love. 

 

On November 7th, 2020, the two tied the knot in front of all their family and friends after a rollercoaster of possible setbacks due to ever-changing restrictions. The day was perfect. Shenea stunned guests in her classy Taryn Camille gown from the BESPOKE collection by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.

On the proposal

After anxiously waiting for several years, the big day had arrived. Lain had organised dinner reservations at a beautiful winery in McLaren Vale where he proposed to Shenea, but the night didn’t end there. To celebrate the newly engaged couple, their family gathered at a nearby chocolatier cafe to indulge in some dessert to top off the evening.

 

Does it get much sweeter than chocolate and a ring?

KWH Real bride Shenea has her mum secure her buttons on her Taryn Camille dress with scoop back.
KWH Real bride Shenea has her mum secure her buttons on her Taryn Camille dress with scoop back.
KWH Real bride Shenea has her mum secure her buttons on her Taryn Camille dress with scoop back.
Real bride Shenea and Lain kissing in front of their venue, Chateau Apollo; a historic warehouse in Adelaide.

On the venue

To tie the knot, Shenea knew she wanted the venue to be a reflection of their personalities. Chateau Apollo, a 90-year-old warehouse situated in Adelaide’s CBD, perfectly encapsulated their “laid back vibe” with white exposed brick, cement party floors, and industrial beams that allowed the couple to decorate the space in a way that made it feel unique to them.  

 

“It was the first venue we looked at and booked right then and there.”

KWH real bride Shenea walking into her venue with her bouquet. She wears the Taryn Camille gown with scoop back and pockiets.
KWH real bride Shenea walking into her venue with her bouquet. She wears the Taryn Camille gown with scoop back and pockiets.
KWH real bride Shenea walking into her venue with her bouquet. She wears the Taryn Camille gown with scoop back and pockiets.

All the styling details

Sam Burnell Floral Design added soft coral and pink floral arrangements atop white pillars to form an altar and complement the raw brick wall to liven up the blank space. Similar flowers were added to their wedding cake by The Bake Space.

 

Minimalism was the key to achieving this stunning wedding look with an added touch of warmth by adding pops of colour.

KWH real bride Shenea's alter flowers in pale pinks and white orchids by Sam Burnell.
KWH real bride Shenea's alter flowers in pale pinks and white orchids by Sam Burnell.
KWH real bride Shenea's alter flowers in pale pinks and white orchids by Sam Burnell.
KWH real bride Shenea and Lain walk down the aisle. She wears the Taryn Camille gown with sexy leg split.

Highlight of the day

As luck would have it, their nuptials went off without a hitch. 

 

“Only two weeks before our wedding day, we had borders reopened which meant Lain’s family could travel from Sydney to attend. We [also] had all restrictions of dancing and drinking sitting down lifted. We had numbers increased so all our guests could come and thankfully [we] didn’t have to postpone. Only two weeks later, Adelaide went back into another lockdown and let’s just say we felt so incredibly lucky our day fell in between those.”

KWH real bride Shenea and Lain kissing by the sandstone wall. She wears the Taryn Camille gown with U-shaped bust, tight waist, and a-line skirt with pockets.

The Dress

Shenea stunned in the effortlessly chic twill Taryn Camille gown from the BESPOKE collection, which features a super fitted U-shaped bodice with ribbing and full a-line skirt. 

 

Shenea had seen the dress on Instagram but thought that surely it wouldn’t suit her. She had been to a few other salons before arriving at the Adelaide Bridal Collective to see a few more white dresses. 

 

“Before we left, my sister made me try [Taryn Camille] on…and it was just the dress for me! I loved the split in the dress and the tight waist giving it that dramatic but classic look that won’t date.”

KWH real bride Shenea standing in front of her bridesmaids who wear black. She wears the ivory timeless Taryn Camille gown.
KWH real bride Shenea standing in front of her bridesmaids who wear black. She wears the ivory timeless Taryn Camille gown.
KWH real bride Shenea standing in front of her bridesmaids who wear black. She wears the ivory timeless Taryn Camille gown.
KWH real bride Shenea kissing in the streets with her new husband Lain. She wears the simple elegant Taryn Camille gown by KWH.

Accessorising

Shenea finished off her bridal look with earrings by Ruby & Sage and custom veil by Karen Berrington.

Real bride Shenea showing off her flowy twill fabric of her Taryn Camille gown with her simple strap shoes.

Advice

“Do not rule out a style; it might be the one for you!”

Real bride Shenea kissing her son on the cheek. She wears the modern Taryn Camille gown by KWH with a-line silhouette.

What does love mean to you?

“Love to me is having a best friend to go through life with. Someone to have fun with, someone who supports and respects you, who shows you unconditional love and I’m so lucky to have found that in my husband.”

 

Doesn’t that have a nice ring to it!

KWH real bride Shenea and new husband Lain enter their reception venue. She dons the sexy yet classy Taryn Camille gown.

Suppliers:

Ceremony & Reception Venue – Chateau Apollo / Celebrant – Vintage Love Ceremonies  / Photographer – Avie Photography /  Florist & Styling – Sam Burnell Floral Design / Videographer – Mitchelson films / Hair – Massimo Tirimacco / Makeup – Madeleine Tirimacco / Music – Him & Her music /  First Dance – Falling like the Stars by James Arthur / Cake – The Bake Space / Bridesmaid’s Dresses – Bec & Bridge / Wedding shoes – Naked Vice / Wedding Bands – Christopher Green / Veil – Karen Berrington / Jewellery – Ruby & Sage

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