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No matter how humble or how flamboyant your wedding gown is, it tells the story of you and your wedding day. Joanne of Silk & Style Bridal understands how deeply this is part of a bride’s psyche and so aims to provide an experience that is both uplifting and personal for the bride and her

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Image by Nectarine photography via A Cheeky Little Wedding – Part 1Today, I want to talk about choosing your wedding shoes.Working as a wedding cinematographer over the past few years I have seen nearly every style of dress and shoes there are. This is the scenario I am met with countless times. It’s the morning

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Handcrafted bridal gowns with a vintage glam style is what characterizes Cathleen Jia gowns. Designed and made in Melbourne, each gown reflects a love of the elegant screen goddesses of the1920’s to the 1950’s, and feature beading and intricate layers of lace to enhance the female figure. With accessories and veils to match your dress,

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Your wedding dress will be the most precious dress you will ever own. Regardless of what you want to do with it after the wedding, it really pays to treat your wedding dress with the same level of care and attention after the wedding as you did before.Whilst the vast majority of brides and grooms

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This is a video of Anne Bertossi from Bertossi Brides at Paddington Weddings in Milan, lace shopping. It shows her trip with me (her sister and manager) in the actual lace and silk mills. Ms Gingham says: Divine. A marvellous and interesting behind the scenes of the making of bridal lace in a stunning location.

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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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