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Did you know more proposals are delivered to more future brides on Valentine’s Day than any time of the year? From there, it starts with booking the ceremony and reception venues, shortly followed by choosing rings. After this, the bride-to-be’s attention is focused solely on finding her dream frock.Thankfully, gowns are no longer all fluffy,

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The Bride’s Market first caught my eye through its pretty cornflower blue banner on Instagram. Anything new in the bridal industry deserves a little online stalking so stalk away I did. I found out that Jen from Jennifer Gifford Designs was behind the new industry hub in Brisbane for couples and vendors, and so I

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 Image via EtsyIt is entertaining to think about how cultural influences and traditions may take impact on your wedding gown. It may not have been something you have given much thought to – why would you? I never really paid much attention to that aspect until I came in contact with a recent client. I

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Image by Nectarine Photography via A Cheeky Little Wedding – Part 2How to cover a tattoo for a wedding is often a problem with our brides. I am surprised by the number of brides who need to hide them because their family and in some cases their fiance does not know about them. I have

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Image by Denise TeoThese days I have been thinking of the difference between today’s weddings those of 30 years ago. I hear all the time from the mother of brides, “my wedding was very simple, my dress was very cheap, I didn’t have any bridesmaids… we just wanted to get married and be together”.That made

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Sandra of Elvi Design makes the most delicious lacey creations, from her design and production studio just out of Perth in Western Australia. The beautiful laces and fabrics she uses to create her vintage inspired gowns, her sense of style and care taken with the designs, ensure that each bride glows on her wedding day.

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Dotties I have a special surprise in store for you today… you are the first to an exclusive preview of the 2014 Collection from Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings.After viewing a few of the beautiful Bertossi gowns at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Bridal Show, I knew this collection would deliver! They used a stunning

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I admit that I had an inner squeal of excitement as I received the invitation to attend the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Bridal Show… actually, I think it may have been more of an audible squeal, but nonetheless, I was excited!Brisbane’s newly restored City Hall played backdrop to the Bridal Show and I was lead

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Hi GirlsI have been busy for 2 weeks researching and looking for new ideas in fashion and bridal direction in 2014-15 over at the Hong Kong fashion week. It was amazing although hard work as well. My research was not only to look at pending bridal trends it was for fashion trends too as they

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Image via Wedding WoofSo you think that Brides always wore white wedding dresses? Think again.Traditionally brides wore blue as it was considered to be the colour of purity, but in 1840 when Queen Victoria married Prince Albert she broke all the rules and wore white, this was considered to be new and very different so

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Image via Angie & Joel’s Wedding At Bells KillcareHi GirlsAs a fashion designer (now focusing primarily on bridal gowns), I see many good-looking girls who come to see me for their dream wedding dress. I have been noticing brides are actually having a hard time finding their dream dress. They gradually get very confused, which

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I love to find out how things are made. From watching documentaries about marshmallow makers to car manufacturers—one of my favourite things to do is get behind the doors of a design studio and discover how a beautiful creation came to be. So when Brisbane-based bridal store, Paddington Weddings, released a video which allows us

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 Designing truly beautiful bridal gowns that reflect the personality of the bride is a gift that only a lucky few of us possess. Our guest today is Katie from Loui Col Designs a bridal gown designer based in Perth, Western Australia. Katie loves adventure (she has just walked the Kokoda track) and this comes across

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Gown by Fara Couture Perth / Image by Jonathan Pang via Timeless Elegance Inspiration ShootHi GirlsI am sure you have all heard horror stories of red wine being spilled on precious garments so I thought I should pass on some advice that may save you a lot of stress and expense. Whether it be your

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Jack Sullivan is not your stereotypical male fashion designer – in fact, this 20-something, straight, ex-ski instructor never imagined that he would be trading the slopes of Canada for a career which incorporates creating his own lace. Jack has not only just launched his Winter 2013 Collection, but has been accepted to take part in

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