Photo by Lisa Hayman Photography
Photo by Lisa Hayman Photography
Rafal & Dee
The thing I love most about engagement sessions is just how happy a couple is in them and then there’s the laughter, the giggles and the downright beautiful expressions of love. How can anything about that be anything less than inspiring? Rafal and Dee headed to the stunning Abbotsford Convent with photographer Elleni Toumpas Photography to capture their story. The couple met over a love of travel in Year 11 Geography class!
My favourite part is always to read what a couple love about each other. Rafal and Dee note, “His kind heart and thoughtful nature. Her beautiful smile.”
One of the couple’s funniest relationship stories involves being stranded on a desert island! They tell, “The time we were stranded on a remote island in Fiji when a cyclone swept through. No water supply, no bottled water only Bacardi. We did what anyone else would do to get through and drank it as if it was water!”
The proposal happened at the bride to be’s favourite place. “The timing was just right having been together for eight years. He proposed on a typical hot summer’s day at gorgeous Cape Schank. One of our fave spots to visit in Victoria.”
The beautiful bridal brand Truvelle has released their 2015 collection with its romantic and ethereal touches. Rose gold sequin bodices, ombre dyed lace trains, sequin panels, keyhole backs with the finest of laces and beautiful bows. The gowns are feminine and beautiful while still creating a sense of modern style.
After three years spent building the Ellebay Bridal Boutique brand with her mother, designer Gaby Bayona started designing only a year ago. The Canadian made-to-order label has been designed “for the unique, unconventional girl looking to add an effortless, modern touch to her special day”. Each gown is handmade in Canada – the ombre trains dip dyed using natural dyes, the fabrics sourced locally in Vancouver.
I for one can’t get enough of sequins, so of course the sequin gowns are my favourites. But the lace edged v neck bodices, the dip dyed hems? I love them and I can’t wait to see who chooses them to walk down the aisle!
I’ve been researching holiday routes for our first (yay) family holiday coming up later in the year, and in doing so I’ve realised how much of my own country I haven’t seen. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ve seen a whole lot – but it’s a pretty darn big place, and I really hadn’t thought about how much it has to offer until I sat down recently and made a new resolution. See more of Australia. Explore it. Wonder in it’s amazing ability to be hot and dry in one place, and snowing and cold in another. Tropical to bone dry – I love the variety on offer. I’d love some recommendations! To keep you inspired today, here is this week’s Friday Roundup!
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It’s sale season ladies! The uber-talented Lisa Gowing is celebrating 17 years of dressing beautiful brides with her biggest ever SALE For 2 days only on October 24th and 25th, by appointment at the LISA GOWING Flagship Showroom. Over 70 gowns on sale, with samples reduced by 40% to 70% and ready to wear gowns reduced by 10% to 25%.
Styles include gowns from her recent LEGACY collection, her coveted THE GOLDEN AGE collection and classics from her CHANTILLY collection: Odette, Amber, Cordelia, Cara, Eliza, Isla, Lola, Penelope, Millicent, Gwendolyn, Cecile and many many more….. in a range of sizes from size 6 to 14. All accessory purchases during the sale will also be reduced from 10% to 50%! By appointment at the Lisa Gowing Flagship Showroom via email or by calling 02 93276332
The team at Bonita Couture need to make way for their new fabulous 2015 collection so it’s sale time! All gowns have been hand-crafted in their in-house atelier, with only the finest quality fabrics (French laces and Italian silks) used. Some gowns have been reduced to below cost-price just to make room!
It kicks off this Thursday, the 16th of October, with up to 70% off Bridal & Evening gowns, with discontinued styles, designs & floor samples all drastically reduced. The sale also includes debutant gowns & selected bridal accessories .Address: Bonita Couture, 480 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, Victoria, so to book your appointment call 03 93806508
Fab fashion alert! Leading bridal design house Pallas Couture are set to take on the world stage, debuting their 2015 ‘La Promesse’ Collection at globally renowned event New York Bridal Week this Saturday!Offering an exclusive collection of their couture gowns but made for a ready to wear market, the showcase will enable select prestigious retailers from both America and globally to acquire the brand for retail, allowing brides from around the world access to Pallas’ signature gowns for the very first time.
Congratulations to the wonderful team! To check out the full collection, head to their website!