Our $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway winners are…

The LANE Dream Wedding Giveaway, the lane, wedding website australia,

On July 1st, we launched a $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway to celebrate The LANE’s 1st Birthday! It’s been such an incredible year for us at The LANE; one filled with many exciting achievements, experiences & memories but more importantly confirmation that there are so many couples out there who share our passion for the industry and want a wedding that celebrates love, creativity, individuality and personal style. We’re truly thankful for the loyal support we’ve received over the year and completely blown away with how quickly The LANE has grown.

To celebrate this milestone, we wanted to launch a competition that reflected our creative approach to wedding styling & encouraged brides to dream up a wedding that was completely unique to them as individuals.  To enter, couple were required to create a wedding mood board using The LANE’s Scrapbook tool, which exuded their personal style. Imagination was key & there were no creative boundaries as to what could be submitted. The wedding mood board was a blank canvas to illustrate the style of the wedding you would choose without any restraints. The images should paint a story about the mood & style of your wedding. We wanted to know about the dream venue, location, fashion, decor… and any other creative elements the entrant wished to include!

Our team had the very difficult task of sorting through thousands of entries and narrowing down a handful of finalists we felt completely met the creative brief. There were so many incredible entries & we decided that we would leave it up to the public to choose the winner!

After a very nail biting couple of weeks for all finalists in our $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway, we are happy to announce that we have a winner!!!! The official winners of our Dream Wedding are Sunshine Coast’s Johsi Mallet & Jamie Randal who for their original and creative moodboard received a huge response from the public, with  4311 votes!!

A huge congratulations from all of us at The LANE, while there were 19 entrants, all of which were extremely deserving of this wonderful prize, we are very excited to be a part of  Johsi and Jamie’s celebration next year and with the help of the industry’s most talented wedding brands & services, make their dream wedding a reality!  (Our sponsors are listed below)

Here is Johsi & Jamie’s winning moodboard, and a little interview about their Dream Wedding…

Johsi Mallet & Jamie Randall, The LANEs $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway Winner
Johsi Mallet & Jamie Randall, The LANE's Dream Wedding Competition Winners!

Our dream wedding would be described as… I would spend the morning getting ready with my best friends, my daughter, my Mum, my brother, his wife and my new baby niece or nephew (hooray!!!). We would arrive at the ceremony in Landrover Defenders. My brother would drive my Mum, daughter and i in the old Landy that my late father restored.

The ceremony would take place under a grand old tree with all our family and closest friends surrounding Jamie and I. We would have celebratory drinks as we make our way over to beautiful Red and White stripped High Top Tent set on on a hillside or surrounded by mountain ranges. There would be posies of flowers everywhere in my collection of vintage glass jars. Once the sun sets fairy lights and candles will light the tent. We will sip apple martinins, champagne, XXXX (For my late Grandfather), Corona and lime, Missoni San Pelligrino and Jamie and his boys will drink Sailor Jerry Rum. We will indulge in an all organic menu.

Laughter, dancing and good times with the most wonderful company, Spectacular views, our favourite food, drinks, music and setting… with the night ending beneath the stars.

Our engagement story went a little like this… I had just arrived home from a trip to Bali with my Mum and daughter. I was exhausted from the journey, laying in bed in the dark. I was just about to fall asleep when J asked me to marry him. I was completely shocked and replied ‘Are you joking?? I cant see your face!’ Turns out he was not joking!

A favourite memory my fiance & I have shared together is… There are so many simple yet beautiful moments that we have shared.. our recent holiday in NZ , days spent at the beach, driving together in the old Landy. But the one that stands out the most is the night we first met. It was my birthday in 2008, I was exhibiting my jewellery line and as usual I was running late. I came running up the stairs like a crazy woman to hang my final pieces and there he was standing at the top of the stairs. I had never seen him before and wondered why he was already there. He introduced himself and as I went too shake his hand, I glanced over his shoulder and saw the state of my exhibition and blurted out ‘Im sorry but i have to go!’ and ran off.

Once I had finished getting the room ready, i went to find Jamie to apologise and properly introduce myself but I missed my chance guests started arriving. I spent the rest of the night trying to spot this ‘Jamie guy’. We finally connected at the end of the night and went on our first date two weeks later. (He had been stuck on Morten Island working- word to the guys reading this- swim back from the island and make that first date sooner!! haha). It was one of those exciting, electric moments in our life and a feeling we will remember forever.

Marriage to us means… Choosing to spend our days together, to be present for all the great moments ahead and to be there for each other when we are in need.

What I love most about Jamie is… J is so kind, calm and patient! He brings me back when I worry. He loves my daughter like she is his own and he loves me just as I am.

What I love most about Johsi is… Her smile, it makes me so happy every time i see it.

A favourite quote of ours… ‘Let’s let it happen’

If I could choose one song for the soundtrack of our lives shared together it would be… Lucky- Kat Edmonson

Johsi & Jamie will have their dream wedding brought to life (to the value of $100,000!), courtesy of these incredible sponsors….

Bulgari Resort Bali, Bali Honeymoon, luxury honeymoon, wedding venue,

Bulgari Resort Bali 7 night honeymoon accommodation + spa treatment

Collette Dinnigan Wedding Gown, Wedding Dress, Designer Wedding Dress,Collette Dinnigan wedding dress

Rachel GIlbert, Bridesmaid Dresses, the laneRachel Gilbert bridesmaid dresses

Elsom Suits, Groomsmen Suits, Bespoke Suits, Designer Menswear, The LANE, Wedding fashion blogElsom Suits custom designed groomsmen suit

The Simple Things Studio (sydney wedding photographer)The Simple Things Studio wedding photography Package

Suzy O'Rourke Millinery, Bridal Millinery, Bridal Accessories, Veils, the lane,Suzy O’Rourke bridal accessory package

Kristi Bonnici, Wedding Veil, Bridal Accessories, the lane, wedding blog,Kristi Bonnici couture veil

Pierre Winter Fine Jewels, wedding jewellery, engagement rings, wedding bands, sydney jeweller, the lanePierre Winter Fine Jewels  wedding bands

Terry Biviano Wedding Shoes

Terry Biviano wedding shoes

Owl of Eden, Bridal Jewellery, Statement Necklaces, The LANE, wedding blog, australian wedding blogOwl of Eden custom designed jewellery package

Toni & Guy, wedding hair stylist, sydney hair stylist, the lane, wedding hairstylesToni & Guy hair styling & treatment package

Tea Princess, flowergirl dresses, flower girl dresses australia, the lane wedding blog, australian wedding blog

Tea Princess  flowergirl dress package

The LANE Event Styling, Wedding Styling, Wedding stylist, karissa fanning, poppy lane, the lane, wedding blog, wedding swing
The LANE Event Styling $36,000 wedding styling package

The Style Suite, wedding marquee hire sydney, wedding marquee hire gold coast, brisbane, wedding hire,The Style Suite luxury marquee & wedding hire package worth $11,000

The Little White Wedding Co wedding planner queensland, wedding planning, the lane, wedding blog australia
The Little White Wedding Co complete wedding planning package

White Designs Wedding Videography, wedding videographer, wedding films sydney, the lane wedding,White Designs wedding videography

PLANET CAKE wedding cake suppliers sydney, wedding cake, dessert bar, black and white cake,
Planet Cake couture wedding cake

Cristina Re wedding stationery, diy wedding invitations, the laneCristina Re wedding stationery package

White Ivy Design wedding floristry gold coast, florist gold coast, wedding flowers, White Ivy Design Floristry design

Becca Gilmartin Makeup, wedding makeup artist gold coast, the laneBecca Gilmartin makeup artistry

Mikoh Swimwear, kalani miller, kelly slater, the lane wedding website, wedding honeymoon

Mikoh Swimwear Honeymoon swimwear package

My Little Pearl Flowergirl Accessories, flowergirl jewellery, childrens jewellery, the lane,
My Little Pearl Flowergirl accessories

Lemon Canary Candle Bonbonniere wedding Favors, the laneLemon Canary Pure Soy Candle bonbonniere package

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to vote & support our finalists & congrats again to Johsi & Jamie! We also ran a competition for those who voted for our finalists to win a beautiful pair of freshwater pearls courtesy of Pierre Winter Fine Jewels. The winner will be announced in today’s Daily Inspiration email!

5 Responses to “Our $100,000 Dream Wedding Giveaway winners are…”
  1. Congratulations to Johsi & Jaimie – such a wonderful love story and they deserve this fabulous prize. Well done to the Lane and all the other incredibly generous suppliers on making this happen. Can’t wait to see the end result!! xx

  2. regan burns says:

    well done to Johsi & Jamie! Stoked for you guys (i secretly wanted them to win if I didnt! ha!). Regan x

  3. Charlene Morris says:

    Congrats guys! I secretly wanted them to win if it wasn’t us too! How funny! You guys seem like a really genuine happy couple and are so deserving of this amazing prize. Have the most wonderful wedding day ever! Charlene xo

  4. jo says:

    what a beautiful couple…yay them!!

  5. monika says:

    How exciting!!! big congratulations to Joshi and Jamie, I bet their heads are still spinning right now. Can’t wait to see the result. Xx

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