Lauren in an essense of australia wedding dress

Real Essense of Australia Bride Justine + David

A country-inspired wedding that was the perfect reflection of the couple, we can’t get enough of real Essense of Australia bride, Justine’s wedding to husband, David. From the personal touches to Justine’s beautiful lace wedding dress, everything about the day was oh-so-sweet. Congratulations to this cute duo!

The proposal

It was our five year anniversary, and we decided to go camping at our favorite spot, Pismo Beach. A little backstory, our parents used to go camping together there in the 70’s, so we wanted to bring that tradition back. We ride ATC three-wheelers and took them out to the sand dunes. David wanted to find the perfect spot to propose. He found the perfect spot and said “let’s take a picture but take off your helmet”, I said “no I have helmet hair”, he was like “really??” So we took the picture and I went to get back on my bike and he said “wait I got you something” and he was down on one knee. It was so special. We spent that night by the campfire, cuddled up and fireworks went off, literally. He said he did that for me, haha but really other campers were just setting them off. It was a perfect weekend!

Real Essense bride Justine + David

Finding the wedding dress

I’m a very simple girl, so I wanted something with a little lace and a little beading but nothing over the top. I was going to wear my cowboy boots, so, lace was a must. I wanted to look classy and casual at the same time. David and I are very low key and casual. My mom and MOH went to one wedding salon in Concord, CA called Gesinee’s. I gave them some options ahead of time to get my vision. I showed up and they were very welcoming. I tried on the first dress and I knew it was the one! I did try on other dresses because come on I was wedding dress shopping. But of course, I kept wanting to put on the D2323 dress! It was me!

Lauren in an essense of australia wedding dress

The wedding details

Our wedding was totally us! We had lots of wooden sign and pallets made by my dad and David’s sister, Jessica. Our colors were plum purple and lime green, our two favorite colors, which happen to be complementary colors! The venue was a private vineyard with a large grass area, walnut trees, and grapevines throughout. We had mason jar centerpieces and a barn door arbor to keep the country vibe going. My grandpa had passed, so I wanted to have a special tribute to him and David came up with the best idea, having his classic car in the wedding. I was in love with that. That car was a big hit for the wedding!

Arriving at the venue in my grandpa’s Lincoln continental and seeing my future husband at the end of the aisle in tears had to be the most special memory of the day!

lace wedding dress style D2323

classic car wedding

Kayla Esparza Photography