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At gm photographics, we are often contacted by brides to be and bridesmaids trying to track down a particular dress they have seen in one of our photographs. So we went through some of our favourites this season to share!An overwhelming trend that we have seen has been full length gowns for a more formal

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Gone are the days when bridesmaids were forced into frothy gowns that were relegated to the back of the cupboard once the wedding day was over – never to see the light of day again. Bridesmaids Only stocks a range of gowns that will have you and your maids in raptures with the beading, modern,

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Choosing a wedding gown is an experience like no other and is often the highlight of a bride’s wedding journey. The pleasure that Anne and Gill of Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings get from choosing the fabrics, and designing the gowns is evident in the finished product – created with care, love and respect for

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Image by Joseph and Jessey Fraser At Paddington Weddings, our brides ask us all the time whether wearing a veil is the ‘thing’ at the moment. In our opinion, the right veil can really help to finish off the look of your gown – but sadly, the wrong veil can ruin it.Often brides will have

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There are many ways to approach the design of your wedding gown, and there is definitely no one ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way. The majority of brides are searching for the latest trends or favourite labels to have as their own wedding dress. However, more and more frequently, I am seeing brides bring in their mother’s,

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A wedding is such a special time for the bridal couple, and we think the groom deserves to be pampered as much as the bride. This is where Oscar Hunt excels – offering exceptional service (whisky anyone?) and attention to detail to create the perfect suit for this important occasion. In parallel with the bride

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Each Lisa Gowing collection features her signature hand draped silks and couture construction embellished with exquisite French and Italian laces and embroidery. Always considering the bride’s body shape Lisa creates gowns that are timeless, yet modern and always so feminine, and can be paired with tulle skirt overlays and lace edged veils. Handmade in Australia,

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A bride will often really like a wedding gown but when I dress her up with a veil, headpiece and fur, she ‘loves’ it! I always say the dress is the centrepiece. Then you match everything to it.The veil that you choose must suit your dress. I love a long veil  – it should go

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As a groom, where do you start if you’re not sure about your style, or what would be appropriate for your wedding day? This is the one day where some advice and consultation will be the best thing you can do for yourself! Are you the sort of fella who loves conservative, or do you

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One of the most iconic pieces of sewing equipment is the tape measure. A good dressmaker never goes anywhere without one! Mary Poppins used one to ‘measure up’ the children when she moved into Cherry Tree Lane, Mr Ollivander measured Harry for his wand in the shop in Diagon Alley, and even Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother

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KarlieWhat a wonderful 20th anniversary year it has been for couture wedding designer Samantha Wynne’. Today, in the last of our commemorative ‘Real Bride’ features, we focus on Karlie.Name of Bride: KarlieYear of Wedding: 2013Age at the time of wedding: 30 years oldLocation of Wedding: Guildford Grammar School Chapel followed by a reception at Royal

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To design the perfect wedding gown that reflects the bride’s personality and dreams, is truly a rare talent. There is nothing like the feeling of putting on the gown that is probably the most beautiful dress you will ever wear, on the day of the wedding. Louise of Louise Alvarez Couture understands this and puts

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How special is it when you see your beloved at the end of the aisle looking so handsome in a well fitted suit or outfit? Not to mention the sparkle he feels knowing he looks his fabulous best too! Briggins offers a travelling tailoring service – enabling your fiancé to be fitted for a suit

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McKenzieCelebrating her 20th anniversary this year as a couture wedding designer, today we feature another one of Samantha Wynne’s ‘Real Brides’, McKenzie, from 2013.Name of bride: McKenzie Pugh Age at wedding: 30 Year married: 2013 Location of ceremony and reception: Wills Domain, YallingyupColour theme: White, green and blackCake flavour: Cupcakes – two flavours, chocolate mud

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In a studio surrounded with beautiful laces, silks and tulle it is little wonder that Peter of Peter de Petra Bridal Couture feels inspired to create the perfect bridal gown. With an eye for the classical, the timeless and the elegant, his gowns are handcrafted using couture techniques that ensure a beautiful fit. With a

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