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What Two PRIMER Fashion Editors Wore On Their Wedding Day

How stylists approach event-dressing for one of the biggest events of their lives


Is there anything more beautiful than a photo of a beaming bride?

Yes, as it happens: photos of two beaming brides!

Last month, two of PRIMER’s regular fashion editors – Tara Morris and Lucy Wood – were married on the same weekend. Both women are talented stylists (having been on staff at marie claire, InStyle and now, of course, contributing to PRIMER) and both are among the most stylish (and lovely) women we know.

Because we love a love story (not to mention a wedding photo) and we’re curious to see how a stylist approaches event-dressing for the biggest event of her life, we asked Tara and Lucy to share a few photos of the Big Day. They also told us what they wore, and what they packed for the honeymoon afterwards.


Lucy and Steve

Venue: Shellhouse, Sydney

Dress: Emilia Wickstead + Rachel Gilbert

Honeymoon: Chile and Argentina

Lucy wore a Rachel Gilbert dress in the second half of the day and an Emilia Wickstead dress for the ceremony PHOTO by Blake Heywood (left) and Sheree Porter (right)

The wedding

“We always wanted something city-based, it felt more like us as opposed to anything seaside or rural.,” says Lucy, who met Steve at high school, 16 years ago.

“I was expecting to be overcome with nerves and for it to go by in a blur, but instead felt happy and calm. Surrounded by all of our favourite people, it felt incredibly special to have the most memorable day with my favourite person.”

The wedding style

“The style was directed a lot by the venue, and also city setting. Although the setting was sophisticated and beautiful, we wanted the mood of the day to remain relaxed and fun which it did with lots of cheering and laughter. Steve and I both wanted to feel like a polished version of ourselves, with a nice excuse to get as dressed up as we’ll ever probably be!”

The dress

“I wanted something modern – I’m not sure why, as I am never drawn to pieces that are simple and pared back! But in the end, I think I found my perfect balance of classic, while still feeling like it had an element of surprise and ‘me’ in there.

“My dress is [New Zealand designer] Emilia Wickstead from Matches Fashion. I tried on over FaceTime with my mum while we were in lockdown. I chose to get a second dress as the dance floor was a part of the night I was really looking forward to. I found my second dress from Rachel Gilbert. I knew the feather trim and swing of the dress would be perfect for a night of dancing. I also loved the opportunity to change into more embellished earrings and heels for the final portion of the night. Necessary? No, but I already can’t wait to wear them both again.”

The Emelia Wickstead dress from the back PHOTO: Blake Heywood

The honeymoon

We wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before and somewhere we could explore. I’ve gone for relaxed, colourful summer dresses and a mixture of light tailored pants with oversized shirting that can work well as a swim cover ups, as it will for cooler days. My trusty Tevas have had a great workout, too! And a sarong has been a great lightweight cover-up.

Tara and Keenan

Venue: Clovelly Bowling Club, Sydney

Dress: Bernadette

Honeymoon: Fiji

Tara and Keenan were married at Clovelly Bowling Club PHOTO: RedGold Studios

The wedding

“We really wanted something local, and the view is unbeatable,” says Tara, who met Keenan four years ago.

She says the whole day was amazing “from seeing Keenan teary at the end of the aisle, the truly spectacular speeches that took us on a roller coaster of emotions and of course the dance floor which I never wanted to end!”

However, there was a near-miss disaster when she booked their pizza caterer for the wrong day – only realising a week from the wedding. Luckily the caterer, Cheezy Duz It, took it in their stride.

Tara and Keenan wanted a relaxed, local wedding PHOTO: RedGold Studios

The dress

“I love a bow, so I knew this was my moment to wear something I’d never even allude to wearing in my day to day. I also knew I wanted a contemporary look and feel, with a bridal spin.

“My dress is from Antwerp-based brand Bernadette. I’m obsessed with their aesthetic and the dresses they make, and I love their take on bridal. I actually bought my dress when I was pregnant so when it arrived and I tried it on I knew if it felt comfortable while I was pregnant, I would be really feel comfortable on my wedding day. Also, it has pockets!”

(Tara and Keenan’s baby daughter, Fleur also attended, and with an outfit that consisted of a pink puff sleeve dress and pink glittery Vans, deserves a mention of her own.)


The gorgeous Fleur PHOTO: RedGold Studios

The honeymoon

“As much as we love, love, love our daughter Fleur, we thought we’d have the grandparents take over minding her while we went on our honeymoon and Fiji was perfect as it’s only a four-hour flight. We stayed at Six Senses.

“I packed an APC basket bag which was great to throw everything in, Gucci slides which Keenan gave me for an anniversary, and a one-piece swimsuit so I could go from ‘beach to bar’ by just popping on a skirt.”

Prada heels


APC tote



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