Samantha Wynne 20th Anniversary …. Real Bride, Lana

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Ms Chinoiserie


Celebrating her 20th anniversary in 2016 as a couture wedding designer, today we feature another one of Samantha Wynne’s ‘Real Brides’, Lana, from 2012.  Looking back, we can see changes in gown design, colour themes, music, flowers and more.

Name of Bride: Lana Gallagher

Age at time of wedding: 31

Year Married: 2012

Location of Wedding: Greek Orthodox Church of Evangelismos, West Perth and reception at Mosmans Restaurant


Colour Theme: Latte, cream and hyacinth blue


Cake Flavour: Traditional fruit cake with fondant icing and carrot cupcakes with cream cheese icing

Party Favours: Miniature bottles of Frangelico and whiskey, with sugared almonds

Food: Canapes followed by three course sit down meal

First Dance Song: ‘All Night Long’ by Lionel Ritchie

Veil: Samantha Wynne

Shoes: Kate Spade New York

Bridesmaids’ dresses: Watters


Honeymoon: Koh Samui and Singapore

Hairstyle: Vintage style updo

Images by Gareth David Photography

“I was looking for something simple in design, fitted with a sleeve and in guipure lace, a fabric much-loved by my late grandmother”, says Lana. “I think I knew deep down that I would need a made to measure gown. Samantha’s designs are so much more than your typical strapless gowns and ball skirt silhouettes.Samantha has a whole range of designs, knowing that ‘the dress’ can come in so many different styles for different brides. Samantha listened to what I was after and didn’t then try to persuade me to choose an off the rack gown; she drew me a sketch, complete with veil and sourced a number of beautiful lace fabrics; we never looked back.”

“Strapless gowns were very popular when I was getting married, along with mermaid shapes, blush and champagne tones and no veil. If I could get married again, I would ask Samantha to make my dress again – a ‘new original’! Perhaps a calf-length dress in a 1940’s style with cloche hat and gloves to match. Now I’m getting ideas!”


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