For the month of April we are so happy to be featuring Amanda's international wedding! Amanda was
married in Australia and ordered her Saja dress online. She told us a bit about the process and her
1. How did you meet your fiancé?
Tom and I met through work for an international travel publishing company, but itwas our love of sport that joined us together. We were team mates on the soccer andbeach volleyball courts and good friends off. 2. Where did you get married? What can you tell us about the venue?
We were married on a beautiful property in Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australia. ApolloBay held great meaning for us, we have holidayed there frequently and was locatedon one of our favourite (and the world's) touring routes, the Great Ocean Road. Wewere very lucky, the day before the wedding the clouds had set in and the rain wascoming down, but somehow the heavens opened and we had glorious sunshine to viewthe ocean one way and the hills the other.
3. How did you find out about Saja?
As you do, I trawled through some amazing wedding blogs and the style of dress Iwanted just appeared, and then appeared again. I had to find out where it was fromand discovered Saja. I knew it was meant to be, it just felt right. 4. How did you decide to buy from Saja without having ever seen the dress in person?
I trust my instinct (I've learnt this as a mum). It was the dress that I've alwayswanted - simple, ethereal, elegant, perfect. Oh, and did I mention that thecurrent exchange rate helped push me over the edge? I didn't ever visit a weddingshop or try on a wedding dress, I didn't want to jinx the process but deep down Iknew it would be a fruitless task anyway. I originally sent off a query to Yoo andthe Saja team to see if what even possible to order from Australia, and of courseit was! From there I sent my measurements, received a few comfort emails from theteam to ease any worries I may have had and in a very short time I was standingthere signing for the package. It arrived on my birthday so I knew there wasn'tgoing to be any issue, even before I opened it. I tried it on in private, youknow, away from those "I told you not to order your dress online" remarks but thenregretted not having anyone there to say, "see, I told you, you can order awedding dress online". So, I promptly went and updated my Facebook status. It waswell liked! 5. What was the best part of your wedding day?
Tom and I grew up in different parts of the world and live in a city a few hoursdrive from our wedding location. The best part was seeing our friends and familycome together (most of them meeting for the first time) with loads of laughter anda lot of character. 6. Was there anything surprising about how your wedding day unfolded?
Tom and I have two amazing young children so I was surprised on the day that I wasstill so nervous with anticipation. But as soon as I saw him, holding our son, asI was walking down the aisle with our daughter, life seemed even more complete.All that was going around in my head was one of our favourite songs, and happenedto be one of our wedding readings, 'Gorecki' by Lamb... "if I should die this verymoment, I wouldn't fear, for I've never known completeness, like being here..."
Thanks to Amanda