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There are few designers that cause as much of a stir, are as worn and are as wholly loved on our shores as Grace Loves Lace.

The gowns share that luxe, romantic feminine and that utterly effortless laid back style that is so dreamed of by so many. So today, we’re a little over the moon to celebrate the release of their brand new 2019/2020 “La Bamba” collection by sharing every single beautiful image to feast your eyes upon- shot by the talented Emily Abay with Cheyenne Tozzi at the incredible The Range Byron Bay. This collection? Oh, it’s a feast for your senses and everything you love about this Queensland brand.

“La Bamba” debuts thirteen beautiful new gowns for the brand, the first under new Head of Design Rosie Keating. The collection staying true to the brand’s vision of beautiful gowns that are stunning, yet comfortable and easy to move in. “We wanted to create bling without the bling – gowns that shine and shimmer on the skin without heavy adornment and embellishment” explains designer Megan Ziems. “We focused on the scale and placement of fabric to contour the body, and using stretch lace to flatter and highlight every curve and increase wearability.”

And this collection is a beauty – the designers working with in-house designed metallic laces, beautiful bias cut Crepe de Chine, burnout silks and comfortable stretch laces. “La Bamba” even bringing to life a suite of bias-cut silk gowns worked to be just right for many years. And the colours too stray from traditional bridal white – there’s beautiful muted shades like antique gold, that add a sense of romance, and of unexpected beauty.

Megan sharing “Our vision has been to create gowns that are dramatic and effortless – fabrics and shapes that have visual impact whilst still being lightweight and easy to wear, rather than traditional, restrictive dresses that don’t allow women to move freely.”

With nine years of the brand under their belt, it was important to Grace Loves Lace that the collection is holistic – so there are plenty of accessories to finish your look. Beaded veils, lace edged hairpieces, sparkling socks, hair bun pieces and ankles. Certain gowns even come with the option to add their own statement, beaded back pieces for a little extra bling.

Want a gown of your own? The brand new collection is available now to order on the Grace Loves Lace and in their showrooms around the world.

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There is something honest about the colours of Autumn, the moody oranges, the deep browns, the glitter of candlelight and today’s editorial, in the bare bones of an industrial warehouse space, captured every bit of this raw sense of style.

With Jenny Wu Photography it was the wizardry of stylists (and floral designers to boot) Pia & Jade who brought the vision to life. The team explaining on the details “We used seasonal roses in toffee, grey and nude, phalaenopsis and cymbidium orchids, carnations, disbud chrysanthemums, poppies, pieris and a mix of dried and fresh foliage for a textural experience. For the styling, there were terracotta pots and rose gold candle holders and trinkets to tie in with the colour scheme, whilst botanically dyed silks worked to soften the entire look.”

With  The Fitters Workshop as their backdrop, models Lukas Mansillas Savić, Meg Dawson and Alexandra Rubio played the very best kind of dress up. Our brides made over with modern, yet feminine styling from makeup artist Jessica Peris and Kate Lily Dressing Hair.

Under the watchful eye of stylist Sofia Polak, they donned utterly dapper and romantic (respectively!) pieces from Morganson’s Finery, Jennifer Gifford and Anna Campbell. The gowns if not in hints of colour, then covered in sparkle – the most beautiful contrast to the industrial space.

And then the decor, a wood and terracotta focused ceremony backdrop filled with textural, autumn-hued blooms and candlelight. A tablescape of Heartwood Hire furniture mixing and matching the very same hues with plenty of mixed media terracotta and glazed vessels, alongside botanically dyed silks by The Paper Botanist.

And that contrast of blooms and raw cement, gowns of dreamy tulle and glass windows, terracotta and candlelight. It’s all the beauty of Autumn, the beauty we’ve come to adore. It’s a plethora of inspiration ripe for reinterpreting for your own celebration, your own honest day.

 

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Shaunah & Norman

If there is one thing I have come to learn, after sharing thousands upon thousands of weddings over the years, it’s that a wedding day, might be about the couple, but it’s also about the family they choose to have there.
For Shaunah & Norman, it wouldn’t have been their wedding without the inclusion of their beautiful children. And they were present in every moment – the walk down the aisle, the giving of the rings. This is not a day that was filled with details, but something much more important. Because this was a day that as truly not just about the newlyweds, but about a celebration of their little family and the love they share.

It completely helped that they did it in beautiful Tasmania too of course, Kristy L Photography documenting the beautiful, intimate day against the stunning mountain backdrop.

With the help of Pop Up Weddings Tasmania who planned the day, Shaunah & Norman chose luxury accommodation  Eagles Nest Retreat for their wedding. The bride remembering “I didn’t have to organise anything. Tracey Bruce and team did an amazing job, so professional, organised, efficient, (with the) details!!!!”

Shaunah chose a beautiful Grace Loves Lace gown. The lace mesh detail a beautiful addition to the day.

The bride walked down the aisle with daughter Sylvie, greeted by Norman and the couple’s sons Jack, and Louis.

The ceremony, officiated by Tracey Bruce set the scene for the couple to deliver their own heartfelt vows to one another.

The bride carried a bouquet of colourful, seasonal wildflowers by Found In Earth.

Of their photographer, the bride can’t rave enough, sharing “Our first meeting on the day, I was nervous she wouldn’t spend enough time capturing memories but she assured me she wouldn’t leave if she didn’t think she had some great photos. True to her word, I can’t thank her enough.”

A simple marquee reception was the most beautiful way to celebrate. The decorations simple – a few flowers, wine and the bride’s grandparent’s picnic basket, filled with mementos so appropriate considering Shaunah & Norman chose their anniversary as their wedding date.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! Thank you also to Kristy L Photography and Pop Up Weddings Tasmania for sharing today’s stunner of a celebration!

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