Marie didn’t want to spend over the odds on a dress she would only wear once, and doesn’t believe in the concept of ‘finding the one’ when it comes to wedding dresses. She had just two criteria when choosing her dress: it had to be lace, and it couldn’t be strapless. She tried on a couple of meringue style dresses for fun, but chose to buy an elegant fitted dress by Provonias, in a sample sale from Eleganza Spoza. Barrie bought her a wedding gift of a pearl necklace, bracelet and earrings, which she wore with her dress.
Whilst she had her hair done with her bridesmaids at a local salon, Marie decided not to hire a professional for her makeup. Instead the bride-to-be spent six months gleaning tips and advice from professionals, getting trials and reading articles to help create her perfect wedding day look herself.