Every girl dreams of the perfect marriage proposal. Luckily for newlywed Laney Neumann, her boyfriend Corey planned a romantic proposal that melted her heart.
Corey proposed to Laney on 21 November 2014 with a trail of handwritten notes leading to him on one knee. Corey had picked out a beautiful ring based on a few hints Laney had been dropping about the style she liked. After meeting through mutual friends at a barbecue, Corey asked for Laney’s number and things evolved from there. Five years and three months later they were married in The Apostolic Church of Queensland at Hatton Vale. The venue made sense to the couple who already attended the church each week. The wedding took a year to plan and Laney had no preconceived ideas about her big day. “I wasn’t really sure what wedding style I was going for at the start of the planning. I had seen many different styles I liked but ended up going for a simple but elegant wedding,” she said.
Laney decided to plan the wedding with the help of family and friends rather than a wedding planner. Maid of honour Jacquie Kracht volunteered to style the bride and bridesmaids’ hair while Erin Trainor, did makeup. Loren Hayne from Tall Timber Studio was the couple’s first choice for photographing their big day.
The wedding dress was, of course, one of the most important choices Laney needed to make. She had always loved fitted silhouettes and lace on wedding dresses and knew this was the style she would be looking for. After trying on 15 dresses Laney finally found the one, a Martina Liana design with a few alterations to make it perfect. “I just knew I had found the right one. It was the exact style I wanted and the lace was perfect; myself, my mum and my sisters just couldn’t stop smiling at it,” said Laney.
Suits for the boys were from yd. Having found her own perfect gown, Laney went to work designing the bridesmaids’ dresses and floral arrangements. Laney’s mother and grandmother both pitched in by handmaking the bridesmaids’ gowns. The two-tier choc-caramel wedding cake was provided by Laney’s Aunt Sharyn who created a cake in keeping with Laney’s navy and white theme by using navy fondant with white fondant flowers for decoration.
On the day of the wedding, after breakfast, hair and makeup, Laney arrived at the Apostolic Church of Queensland. The reception was held in the hall behind the church, complete with speeches from relatives, plenty of candid photographs and the cutting of the cake. Corey’s brother and sister, Reece and Bethany, and Laney’s siblings Ted, Jessamy, Abbey and Jelisa all sang at the wedding providing much entertainment for the guests and an extra personal touch.
Words by Sarah Clarry | Images by Tall Timber Studio