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Autumn Bride Ideas

by | Bride, Inspiration Shoot, Wedding Inspiration


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There is a special magic to Autumn- when else do you get backdrops so fiery red? So rich and full of colour? This Autumn bride ideas shoot captures all that I love about Autumn colours.

Photographer Louisa Jones Photography teamed up with Moss Industry Weddings and Events Tracey Clarke Hair & Makeup, Debra Fisher Couture (0417 300 596), Lainie Brookman Couture and models Carmen Vitnell Amanda Judson & Kerrie Byrne to capture, in Louisa’s words “The decadent and rich colours of Autumn. Every year I see the gloriously warm hues of autumn crying out to be used in a luxurious wedding theme, so finally I gathered some exceptional vendors together to take advantage of the beautiful and bountiful colours and fruits of the season. My wish is to inspire bridal couples to consider the splendour of autumn as an appealing alternative to spring or summer weddings.”

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Moss Industry Weddings and Events  created the Autumn inspired floral arrangements, photographer Louisa noting, “We used deliciously bold colours in the flowers with a refreshing take on reds. Gorgeous roses, poppies and berries were among the flowers in the beautiful head pieces. With the other headpiece, we used the tendrils from the vibrant Virginia creeper which also inspires and features in the background of some of the images.”

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Hair and makeup artist Tracey of Tracey Clarke Hair & Makeup tells, “For the hair and make-up brief, I took the inspiration from the wonderful autumn foliage and flowers, using coppers, shimmery golds and warm browns. I used a deep berry red lip colour which is so on trend at the moment, to complement the stunning floral head garland used for the shoot.”

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Debra Fisher Couture (0417 300 596 ) created the sleeveless full dress and one shoulder dress while Lainie Brookman Couture created the ballerina style and long sleeve lace gowns. Louisa telling, “Soft lace, chiffon, and satin in soft ivory tones with a few warmer hues were used in the elegant dresses; from classic and dramatic styles to whimsical and dainty. All of these are one of a kind styles; made to measure.”

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Louisa remembers, “A beautiful arbour made from a rustic old ladder, vintage packing boxes, almost bare trees and the Virginia creeper covering an old dairy with falling light set off the scene. Fairy lights were used for a subtle enhancement.”

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Louisa notes, “All my wonderful vendors have boutique businesses in and around the Geelong Region; the dresses are from two different local Geelong couture dressmakers; the hair and makeup artist and florist are also local vendors. The styling was my concept: rich autumn colours, fairy lights and apples. I directed the make-up artist and florist with colours and hairstyles. The site was my parents-in-laws’ farm in Gnarwarre near Geelong, Victoria.”

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Photographer: Louisa Jones Photography / Floral Styling: Moss Industry Weddings and Events / Hair & Makeup Artist: Tracey Clarke Hair & Makeup / Bride’s Dress: Debra Fisher Couture 0417 300 596 / Bride’s Dress: Lainie Brookman Couture / Models: Carmen Vitnell / Models: Amanda Judson / Models: Kerrie Byrne
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Modern Bridal Cuffs

by | Bride, Jewellery


When it comes to bridal jewellery, I love that no matter your personality, there’s a beautiful option out there for you. These modern bridal cuffs aren’t from bridal designers – quite the opposite in fact. But each could accompany a sleek, bias cut gown or give a bold twist to a more traditional ball gown.

I love the idea of bringing your favourite gemstone, or favourite metal into your wedding day style. Today I’m rounding up eight of my favourites, but I’m interested – would you wear a cuff on your day? What would you choose?

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1. Au Revoir Les Filles Dawn Cuff in Gold 2. Chelsea de Luca Heart of Gold Cuff in Rose Gold 3. ManiaMania Luminary Bangle  Silver Plated with Phantom Quartz 4. Witchery Perforated Cuff 5. Pamela Love Mini Pentagram Cuff from Shopbop 6. Asha Capote Cuff in Malachite from Charm & Chain 7. Samantha Wills Precious Dreamers Cuff in gold. 8. Alexis Bittar Crystal Cuff Bracelet from Shopbop

Laura and Rowan’s All White Waterside Wedding

by | Australia - New South Wales, Bride, Inspired Weddings,


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There is a chic sense of the beautiful in today’s all white waterside wedding. From the bride’s stunning beautiful gown, to the peaceful and beautiful church ceremony. The celebratory boat ride and the flowers, oh, the incredible flowers at the reception! This wedding comes our way from gm photographics.

It seems Laura and Rowan were always meant to be. On how they met, Laura tells, “Our parents have always known each other, and our dad’s went to school together back 50 years ago in Sicily.”

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Laura and her bridesmaids wore gowns from D’Amico Couture.

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Rowan and Laura chose St Peter Chanel, Hunters Hill for their marriage ceremony. Laura telling, “We were drawn to the church as it is amazing both inside and outside”.

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Laura chose Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the processional.

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Laura and Rowan chose Catalina Restaurant for their reception, noting, “We love Catalina for their location, service and quality of food!”

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Faye Cahill Cake Design created the wedding cake. It was, of course, all white and topped with a beautiful white sugar flower.

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The all white floral arrangements on the day were styled by Vesna Grasso Floral Designer.

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Guests received mini candles from Glasshouse Candles which Laura decorated herself.

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The bridal party arrived by boat to the reception, Laura noting, “Rowan and I where the only two that were supposed to be on the boat but at the last minute we got a bigger boat and the bridal party joined us!”. The trip turned out to be one of her favourite parts of the day.

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Of their first dance, Laura remembers, “We danced to A Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins. Ever since we first heard the song together we fell in love with it.”

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The final flourish in this gorgeous wedding is the beautiful film captured by Soda Films.

Congratulations Laura and Rowan! What a beautiful day you had! Thank you to gm photographics for sharing this wedding with us!

Photographer: gm photographics / Cinematographer: Soda Films / Bride’s Dress: D'Amico Couture / Bride’s Shoes: Alan Pinkus / Bride’s Jewelry: Cerrone / Bride’s Jewelry: Stephanie Browne / Groom’s Attire: Armani / Groomsmen Attire: Oxford / Bridesmaid Dresses: D'Amico Couture / Bridesmaid Shoes: Nine West / Bridesmaid Accessories: Swarovski / Bridesmaid Accessories: Gregorys Jewellers / Hairstylist: Juliana Marcs / Makeup Artist: Lily Boz Make Up / Flowers & Decor: Vesna Grasso Floral Designer / Invitations & Stationery: Luxe Design / Ceremony Venue: St Peter Chanel, Hunters Hill / Ceremony Officiant: Father Keys / Reception Venue: Catalina Restaurant / DJ: DJ Mel C / Favors: Glasshouse Candles / Cake Baker: Faye Cahill Cake Design / Wedding Rings: Cerrone / Transport: Roll Up In A Rolls

Sareh Nouri Spring 2016 Bridal Gown Collection

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


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The Spring 2016 collection from designer Sareh Nouri is positively dreamy and the photos that go along with it are so beautiful to curl up with a cup of tea and dive into.

Sareh is known for her traditional gowns with a modern twist and her Spring 2016 really highlights her talent in bringing this to the fore. Ballgowns with elegant beaded sleeves, sparkling silver details, a deep inky blue gown with a ruffling skirt, trains that are as dramatic as they are beautiful, sleeves that sit off the shoulder complimenting an otherwise classic neckline.

When it comes down to it though, what holds Sareh’s collections together is one thing – romance. Each gown embodies that romantic foundation that is so present at a wedding. Refined elegance that combines her love of all things traditional with not the most sparkle, or the most intricate of designs, but the most romantic of gowns, and that, is where Sareh truly shines.

Sareh Nouri is available in Australia at Brides Of Beecroft.

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Bridal Gowns and Veils: Sareh Nouri / Select Laces: House Of Sophie Hallette / Photographer: Laura Gordon / Hairpieces: Jennifer Behr / Hairpieces: Maria Elena / Hairpieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Flowers: Holly Carlisle for Rosegolden Flowers / Makeup Artist: Nicck Townsend / Hairstylist: Alison Sileo & Mark Sileo
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