22nd October, 2018 | by Alera
‘Blossom’ the dreamy new collection from Ella Moda, features 15 new wedding gowns fit for the modern bride. Debuted at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival Brisbane, the collection is a refreshing departure from the standard bridal offering. Designer Ella Stephenson says, “This collection was inspired by the beauty of nature and the female form. I was drawn to the details of botanicals and wanted to reinvigorate the floral motif for the modern bride.”
With delicate fabrics, sheer moments and meticulously hand-appliqued lace details, these designs combine Ella’s signature romanticism with modern cuts and silhouettes. As with all Ella Moda designs, each dress is individually hand cut and sewn in Brisbane with the ability for brides to customise the design to suit their individual tastes. Gowns start from $4000.
Schedule your appointment to try beautiful collection during our exclusive Trunk Show – 25th October to 3rd November.
Images courtesy of Kait Photography.
17th October, 2018 | by Celine
Samantha and Nathan’s emotional wedding turned out to be a most beautiful day filled to the brim with tears, joy and love. Having met at the tender age of 14, the pair were ready to say ‘I do.’
They had first crossed paths at a dance party courtesy of a mutual friend and have been inseparable ever since. Samantha told us of how their love story played out over the years,
“We felt that no matter what life dealt us, we could take it on because we had each other. Two children, houses and investments later, and we still had not gotten around to getting married because we kept telling ourselves that there was more important things in life than a big flashy wedding. Then just a month shy of our 12 year anniversary, Nathan had decided it was time to pop the question. Before he had a chance to pick up the ring, he was in a horrific accident resulting in him sustaining a spinal cord injury. Our lives became a rollercoaster ride for some time, but it really brought to light the importance of life, our family and our love.
The following year, Nathan proposed while playing hangman with our daughters at the beach we used to run away to when we first started dating. I still get goosebumps and tears when I think about it!
We set our wedding date to Wednesday the 9th of May 2018 – our 15 year anniversary. We had a small and intimate wedding with our family and dear friends and to say it was a magical day was an understatement. Emotions were running high and with our youngest daughter crying because her daddy was crying, there wasn’t a dry eye in the Butterfly Forest!”
The couple opted for a lush garden setting with plenty of greenery at Wetland Walkabout with a contemporary and romantic reception at the Marquee Mackay Marina. The day featured pops of blush pink and dusty blue with plenty of foliage.
Samantha looked positively radiant in Wanda by Nicole Spose – a soft and whimsical A-line gown featuring stunning beaded illusion lace through the bodice. Our beautiful bride said it was everything she’d imagined and then some! With the help of stylist, Maddie, Samantha was able to take her dream dress from Pinterest to reality!
Samantha explained, “I picked my gown with the idea of having a modern elegant meets traditional princess feel.”
We definitely think that together, they nailed the brief! Our beautiful bride also loved the fact that her gown allowed for plenty of wine, cheese and fun to be had!
Samantha paired her bridal look with a single-tier raw-edged veil, statement silver earrings, a classic glamour up-do and a bold smokey eye.
Scroll down to see more from Nathan and Samantha’s gorgeous and emotional wedding!
Venue: Wetland Walkabout and The Marquee Mackay Marina
Dress: Wanda by Nicole Spose
Photography: Jocelyn Mackenzie Photography, 2nd shooter – Deanne Woods Photography
Cinematography: Crystal Clear Creative
Hair: KB’s Hair Boutique
Makeup: Tiesha Willoughby Beauty
Florist: Starcut Flowers
Celebrant: Rhonda Hall
Entertainment: ceremony- Chelsea Jansen (violin), Adrian Baillie (guitar) Reception- Llyod Saunders (vocals and guitar)
Cake: Get in My Belly Cupcakes and the Cheesecake Shop
Honeymoon: USA in 2019!
7th October, 2018 | by Alera
Fall in love with the latest designs from bridal powerhouse, Mori Lee, during our exclusive preview event! You will even save 15% off your dream dress created by esteemed designer Madeline Gardner. Whether it’s a sparkly ballgown with billowing tulle skirt or an elegant lace style with long sleeves, there is a look for every bride.
Mark the dates below down in your diaries, as you would be crazy to miss your chance to see the 2019 collection before anyone else in the state! The Mori Lee Trunk Show drop will see the White Lily collection swell to the largest it has ever been, so if you haven’t decided on your style yet, now is the time book your appointment!
Brisbane event: 13th October – 20th October
Rockhampton event: 27th October – 3rd November
Scroll for a preview of the gowns available at the event. Don’t miss your chance to try these beautiful gowns in store for a limited time only. Booking essential – schedule yours here.