For this week's #InOurShoes blog we are heading all the way down under!


Emma and Carl's elope wedding at the Sydney Opera House was spectacular. We loved that they decided to do things their own way which was truly special to them.


How did Carl propose?

May 2016, we were on holiday in Kuala Lumpur and at the Petronas Twin Towers. We had some lovely cocktails at a Marini’s on 57, rooftop bar. Then we were on our way to another venue when Carl suggested that we take a stroll around the KLCC Park. Suddenly I notice that he is down on one knee proposing to me! A complete surprise!


When and where did you get married?

We got married in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Australia.


Did you have a specific theme or colour scheme?

I have always been a fan of vintage-inspired clothing, my dress was in the 1950’s style and I had red flowers. Carl had a hint of red in the check in his suit.


Image Credit: Yve Lavine (


How did you feel when you said yes to the dress?

I felt wonderful, I had the dress made bespoke by House of Mooshki, and the team there were fantastic. Phil who helped me chose the design of the dress and measure me up knew how to guide my ideas to create exactly what I wanted. When I returned for the fitting Nana Mooshki was extremely helpful in guiding me through how to put the dress on and how to package the dress for the flight. When I tried the dress on it fit me perfectly and was beautifully made. It was the exact image I had in my head and made the big day feel very real!


How did you choose your shoes?

I wanted something that complemented the dress and the style with a heel but not something too high and difficult to walk in. I looked online and found Rainbow Club and felt that the styles of the range were similar to the idea I had in my mind. I wanted a T-bar style to give the whole wedding look that vintage feel.


Where did you buy your Rainbow Club shoes from?

I bought Rainbow Club's Harlow peep toes from House of Fraser online.


What was the most favourite and memorable part of the day?

Being at the Sydney Opera House in such a magical venue was like a dream, myself and Carl decided not to tell anyone about our plans before we went and that felt very special as we had a secret that no one else knew about. The fact that we were so far away from home was like being on our own adventure and gave our wedding a really unique feel to it!


 Image Credit: Yve Lavine (


Do you have any advice for brides to be?

I definitely feel that doing it our way was the best thing that I could’ve done, so although I would not expect the majority of brides to go down the elopement road I would urge other brides to really think about what you and your partner want from the day and to not let other people’s judgements or expectations sway you. Our families have been very respectful of our wishes and have shown us love and support for our decision. So do it your way!


And for those interested in getting married in Oz, Australian Dream Weddings is a fantastic company that made the arranging of our day stress-free and seamless.


Thank you so much to Emma and Carl for sharing your beautiful wedding with us! We wish you all the very best for the future.



Photographer: Yve Lavine (

Videographer: Fame Park Studies (

Hair/Make-up Artist: Carla Lopez (

Wedding Dress Designer: House of Mooshki (

Wedding Shoes: Harlow by Rainbow Club (

Florist and Cake supplied by Australian Dream Weddings (