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Alisa Benay

by | Bridal Fashion, Bride


US designer Alisa Benay first entered my radar this time last year and admittedly hasn’t left it, but for some reason, I have never featured her on a Monday! Well today I plan to rectify it and show off Alisa’s beautiful gowns!

Alisa’s love of historical gowns mean her creations have a Renaissance, vintage feel to them but are pulled into the modern era with Alisa’s use of beautiful colours and unique details. The gowns feature period details like bustles, corsets, tiers and draping. Alisa also creates a range of accessories including cameo pearl necklaces and birdcage veils.

Alisa’s initiative -The 100 Brides for $100k Program launched in December 2009 where by selling limited edition Alisa Benay creations, Alisa hopes to raise $100,000 every year towards breast cancer research.

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Photos from Alisa Benay

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Alannah Rose Stationery Valentines Day Competition

by | Bride, Competitions, Stationery And Paper Goods


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Alannah Rose Stationery Hearts A Flutter Invitation

A sweet Valentine’s Day giveaway for you today! Alannah Rose Stationery is one of Australian’s best known stationery designers. With over 15 years of experience in advertising, marketing and graphic design, the work of head designer Suzi Waters is highly sought after and makes a beautiful addition to your wedding day.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the month of love, Alannah Rose Stationery is giving away one set of 50 double sided invitations up to the value of AU$350.00

To win, simply leave a comment with your favourite Valentine’s Day moment- was it a proposal? a wonderful date? something a little more understated? The best answer as judged by Alannah Rose Stationery will win!

Prize is not redeemable for cash or credit. Prize must be ordered on or before 14th of February 2011. The competition is open worldwide. Prize is only redeemable through the Alannah Rose Stationery website (not resellers) Prize value does not include shipping costs. Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Competition closes 19th of February 11.59pm.

This competition is now closed.

Snapshot Sunday – Watch My Shoes

by | Bride, Photography, Snapshot Sundays


Can anyone ever go past the beauty of Jose Villa’s photographs? I think this shoe shot of Chelsea and Tec may have been the first “socks and fabulous coloured shoe” shots I’d ever seen. I love it!


Photo by Jose Villa

Chalkboard Sweet Engagement Shoot

by | Bride, Engagements


I loved this sweet engagement shoot when I first saw it- the whimsical, happy feel about it!. Kate and Bart took props with them to create their “Save The Date” cards- a pretty dress with a gorgeous pink flower, white balloons, bikes and my favourite- chalkboards!  They plan to marry in Southern NSW later this year! Photos today are by Casandra at Caspix Happy Weekend!

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Photos by Caspix

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