Celebrating her 20th anniversary this year as a couture wedding designer, today we feature another one of Samantha Wynne’s ‘Real Brides’, McKenzie, from 2013.

Name of bride: McKenzie Pugh
Age at wedding: 30
Year married: 2013
Location of ceremony and reception: Wills Domain, Yallingyup




Colour theme: White, green and black



Cake flavour: Cupcakes – two flavours, chocolate mud cake with white choc ganache and carrot cake with cream cheese


Favours: Gift boxes to take cupcakes home in
Food: Canapés whilst bride and groom arrived then sit down for main course followed by a dessert bar
First Dance Song: “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” by Frankie Valli
Veil: Samantha Wynne
Shoes: BLUE! From Marie Claire Shoes


Bridesmaids’ dresses: The Dessy Group



Photographer: Ruby Otto
Honeymoon: Nusa Lembongan, Bali

Remembering her day, McKenzie commented “For those that know me well (which is, Samantha!) you will know that I am not really into dresses, weddings and girlie things… So when I first arrived at Sam’s she already had four dresses picked out for me, thank goodness! Within moments of trying the first few dresses on, Sam and I quickly realised what I liked and didn’t like. And before I knew it, we had found the dress I loved and Sam was adding her special touches to it to really make it my own.”


“Sam made my dress shopping experience so easy, unforgettable and great fun. For the average girl, I think the dress shopping is the part everyone looks forward to. For me, it wasn’t! But visiting Sam was not a chore at all; in fact I couldn’t wait to see her and the dress (and her mum, Anne) every time. As I said before, I wouldn’t have had it any other way.”


Images by Ruby Otto

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