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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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Image by Denise Teo for Farah Almasi Couture via Farah Almasi Couture ‘Queen of The Jungle’ CollectionHi GirlsA few thoughts from my perspective as a wedding dress designer on the best way to get the perfect beautiful dream gown that YOU love.I have had visits from some of my clients who came to view wedding

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The photographer is often the one person (or people) at your wedding that are there for every little moment. So, how do they avoid being too conspicuous and standing out like a sore thumb?We are talking with wedding professionals who walk the fine line of fashion between guest and vendor. If you thought you had

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Photo by Luke LornieIt’s often a challenge to sort out what you’re wearing when you’re a guest at a wedding. Is there a dress code? Is the ceremony indoor or outdoors? Will you need comfy shoes for walking/dancing/diving for the bouquet? Is there a theme? Tough right?Spare a thought for those at the wedding who aren’t guests. If

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It was my favourite gown and remains one of my all time favourites. The “Maya” that led me to connect with this Australian born New York designer Michelle Roth and her family. I have loved watching the journey of the Roth brand (both Henry Roth and Michelle Roth) over the years and am thrilled Michelle’s

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 Just before Christmas, I was asked to participate in a “blogger’s challenge”. A wedding showcase, held at The Glen shopping centre in Melbourne, in which myself and two other wedding bloggers were to style a bridal look to suit a specific body type. We were given free reign at Mariana Hardwick Bridal Emporium and my

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Nestled in the heart of Brunswick, amidst clattering iconic Melbourne trams and the bustle of urban living, stands an oasis of creativity, style and timeless beauty – the divine Mariana Hardwick bridal emporium. I feel that before I elaborate on the purpose of my visit, I have to touch on the building which houses the

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Image by Salt Studios via Kristen & Roxley’s Vintage High Tea Wedding Gown by Silver Sixpence What exactly is tea length? I hear you ask…  Well the definition of a tea length is a skirt or dress that has a hem that finishes above the ankle but below the knee and in the past has

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