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Nicole Warne Got Married in 3 Different Custom Dresses
The Insta influencer married her photographer beau in a stunning setting, wearing the most stunning dress.
She’s Australia’s most popular fashion blogger, with almost two million followers on her platform Gary Pepper Girl. He’s a photographer specialising in spectacular ocean vistas. With awe-inspiring scenery, three days of festivities and five custom outfits, Australian blogger Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl married her photographer husband Luke Shadbolt. We can’t take our eyes off the three gowns she wore for the occasion. They have been in a relationship for 11 years and engaged for three. And on March 19, 2018 they finally tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at Rippon Hall in New Zealand’s Lake Wanaka in front of their friends and family from all over the globe.
Warne, aka Gary Pepper Girl, wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown for the ceremony. She told Vogue that it “was made out of 38 meters of silk organza, silk tulle, and crepe cad, with 17 meters of silk tulle used to create the embroidery alone. It took 20 embroiderers and nearly 4 weeks to create my dream dress at the Valentino atelier.”
While greeting her guests arriving into New Zealand for her wedding, Warne donned a gorgeous pantsuit with a breathtaking train by Australian designer and friend Toni Maticevski. Simple Cartier diamond studs, bracelet and necklace were her only jewellery, other than her Australian-designed Sara & Sebastian wedding rings. She then switched to a sleek, ruffled Oscar de la Renta number for the reception. For dancing it was straight into a slinky, sexy Dion Lee number – again, bespoke – with a Michael Lo Sordo slip of a dress for the recovery brunch the next day.
“We had our ceremony outside, overlooking the vineyards below with the best view of Lake Wanaka in town,” Warne tells Vogue of their three-day celebration.
“For me, the floral arrangements were the most important part of the overall aesthetic, so I worked with one of the Sydney’s leading florists, Myra Perez from My Violet, to bring my ideas to life,” says Nicole. “I wanted each part of our wedding to have its own floral moment, from the ceremony, to the reception, to the dance hall, to the courtyard—they all had different color schemes, but needed to feel like they were telling a cohesive story.”
Nicole really wanted to avoid anything that resembled a rustic wedding, so her florist worked with garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlias, delphiniums, Japanese windflowers, cosmos, and local foliage. “I think I said the word abundancehundreds of times when I was briefing Myra or Georgie about the wedding,” Nicole laughs. “I don’t do anything in halves, it’s either all or nothing, so the wedding definitely evolved into a more-is-more situation.” – Nicole told Vogue