We are so lucky in Australia to have such amazing designers. Akira Isogawa is extraordinary in his talent. While many of his floor length creations are suitable wedding gowns, he launched four bridal gowns in his “Tough Love” collection in March.
Akira Isogawa has an almost architectural beauty to his collections. They’re simple in shape but breathtaking in construction- from hand embroidered cottons and silks to beautifully placed collars. His eastern influence translates into amazing detail like origami folds and hand painted silks.
Here are some others from his previous collections – beautiful for a bride.
There’s nothing like gorgeous shoes to win over a girl’s heart and I’ve been following the progress of Melbourne shoemakers Xiomara since they opened their first boutique. Xiomara is renowned for being Australia’s luxurious bridal & evening shoes designer.
Working with European designs and using beautiful silks, Swarovski” crystals and elegant styling, they opened a Sydney boutique earlier this year.
Xiomara is located in Sydney in Leichhardt and in Armadale, Melbourne. They also offer online shopping through their online boutique.
Xiomara is giving one lucky bride a $300 gift voucher to buy the shoes of her dreams!. One lucky bride will walk down the aisle in her choice of gorgeous Xiomara shoes.
To enter simply leave a comment and tell me if Prince Charming showed up on your doorstep with your magical shoe- what would it look like?
Entry is open to Australian residents only. Entrants must be aged 18 years or old. Voucher must be redeemed by December 31st 2009. Voucher must be redeemed within the one transaction. A credit note will not be supplied for the remaining value. The voucher is non transferable and not redeemable for cash.
Polka Dot Bride reader Maryanne sent in the photos she and her brother took at her recent engagement party in Casula New South Wales! Maryanne and Peter have known each other for 11 years and dated for five. They recently got engaged and celebrated together with a big party!
Peter proposed in November 20o8 and the couple are planning to marry in September next year!
There’s a sense of family, love and laughter in these photos which was evident through Maryanne’s words to me. So I wanted to share with you a lovely relaxed Saturday post!
Maryanne looked gorgeous in her frock from Alannah Hill with a fascinator and gloves from Etsy.
Maryanne and Peter have their rings blessed in a traditional Orthodox religious ceremony
Maryanne and Peter don’t have many family members so invited a lot of their friends – ranging from university friends, work colleagues and even school friends!
Half of the food was catered while Maryanne’s mother, friends and Peter’s mother made the rest. The biggest hit was the punch, christened Changia- a champagne version of Sangria.
Maryanne, her friends and her future sister in law stayed up late the night before the party making cupcakes. The cake the couple cut was made by Celebration Cakes.
There was plenty of dancing to end the night!So much fun! Thank you for sharing Maryanne! We wish you and Peter a peaceful lead up to your wedding!