Real Wedding: Carly & Dylan

Long-time loves, Carly and Dylan, recently wed in a stunning, Hamptons style ceremony in the beautiful Wollongong area. Dating since they were teenagers, Carly and Dylan have grown into adulthood together and continue to build their lives as one. After 12 months of careful planning, their closest friends and family gathered at The Grange golf course and watched as they shared their most heartfelt vows. We asked Carly to share with us the details of her gorgeous day, and luckily, she said yes!


MEET THE NEWLYWEDS


ABOUT THE COUPLE:

“Dylan and I met through a mutual friend when we were both 17. We were together for six years when he proposed, we have just had our eight-year anniversary. We bought our first home two years ago, and not long after we became parents to our puppy Nixon. We hope to start a family one day.”

THE PROPOSAL:

As the sky turned shades of orange, the couple sat watching nature’s magic unfold. “Dylan proposed to me while we were watching the sunset whilst holidaying on Hamilton island,” Carly told us. Romance was definitely in the air!


FINDING THE GOWN


BRIDAL VISION:

When we asked Carly how she had imagined her dream gown, before the shopping process, she simply said: “I never really envisioned a gown that I would wear, but I’ve always been a lover of lace, so I knew I always wanted a lace dress.”

THE WEDDING GOWN:

When Carly came to the Oleg Cassini showroom, it only took her six gowns until she found ‘The One’. Adorned with her dream lace, the gown features a gorgeous high neck and illusion back. Truly a gown for the timeless, elegant bride; effortless beauty, just like Carly. On her OC experience, Carly said “I ordered through your Sydney showroom. The experience was amazing! I felt so comfortable the whole time, and I took my mum, mother in law and best friend up with me.”

When we asked her probably the easiest question of all time, what did your husband think of your gown? The answer was obviously - “Dylan absolutely loved my dress, he said it was exactly what he imagined I would wear.”


THE WEDDING DAY


THE VENUE:

We got married at The Grange golf club, in Kembla Grange. It was a Hamptons style classic wedding. All our photos were onsite on the golf course, the venue was amazing, we could not fault it at all."

THE BRIDAL PARTY:

“I had my two best friends and my two sister-in laws, Dylan had his twin brother as best man, and his three best friends as groomsmen."

THE MAGIC MOMENT:

“I loved every minute of the day, but my most favourite memory was walking down the aisle with my dad and looking straight at Dylan.” Carly said. “I felt so beautiful and special on the day.”

ADVICE FOR FUTURE BRIDES:

“My advice would be to keep an open mind and be willing to try dresses on, even if you don’t think you like the look of them on the hanger. It’s good to have support with you when you go looking, but always remember to stick to your gut. If you fall in love with the dress that’s the main thing.”


Our entire OC family sincerely wishes the happiest of marriages to Carly and Dylan. May you have a lifetime of love and happiness together!

Love, The OC Team