Tag Archives: Designer

2012 Wedding Gown Trend – The Illusion Neckline

29 Jan

If you are after a gown that screams romantic elegance and class, then a gown with an illusion neckline, may just be for you. The illusion style neckline is best thought of as a “strapless gown, with coverage”. Often featuring a sheer, delicate layer of fabric that can include lace and embellishments, the illusion neckline covers the area of your decolletage and back, that would normally be exposed when wearing a strapless gown. The style has been spotted all over the runway, and has been a hit with designers like Vera Wang, Collette Dinnigan and Henry Roth! Below are some of my favourite Illusion Neckline gowns, to inspire the mind!

1. At number one, Collette Dinnigan takes the cake, with her ‘Lattice Pearls’ creation from her True Romance Collection. The neckline is to die for and is so unique. Love love love!

2. In second place, the always amazing Henry Roth, with the gown ‘Kara’. The a-line gown is rocking a 50’s inspired, raised sheer lace boat neckline. Stunning!

3. In third place, Marchesa have ticked a few of the 2012 wedding dress trend boxes with this gorgeous knee length embroidered tulle gown. I just love the flirty feather skirt!

4. Maggie Sottero, gives the illusion neckline the one shoulder treatment with her gown ‘Bernadine’. The attention to detail on the bodice is complete with Swarovski Crystal embellished lace. Exquisite!

5. Coming in fifth place is the amazing ‘Henriette’ by Vera Wang. The high neck, cap-sleeve gown with floating lace appliques, creates the perfect illusion neckline!

..and just for the extra bit of eye candy, in case you missed it, Holly Branson recently got hitched in a Jane Hill gown, that takes another twist on the illusion neckline. Loving this dress!

Image Courtesy of Best of Dress

Short Wedding Dresses

12 Jan

With Summer in full swing, a princess style wedding gown may not be the best choice for 35 degree heat. If you are considering having your wedding during the warmer months, why not opt for something a little cooler and choose a shorter length dress. To tantalize your senses with a bit of inspiration, here are some of my favourite Short Wedding Dresses for 2012.


Matthew Christopher


Hills in Hollywood

Maggie Sottero

Ivy and Aster  

Wedding Vendor Wednesday – Designer Thongs

11 Jan

If you are looking at wearing thongs on your wedding day, and lets face it, the concept is becoming more and more popular, in particular for those choosing to get married on the beach, why not consider something a little more glam, rather than just the plain old thong! Designer Thongs has been created by Sahra J, who is also the mastermind behind the recently featured Framed Flowers and Memorabilia.

Designer Thongs have a wide range of thongs available that have been embellished with satin trim and adorned with bows, bridal tuelle, pearls, buckles and crystals. There are just so many colour and style combinations available-there really is something for every bride. Designer Thongs can cater for most requests, and can custom make thongs for your whole bridal party, groom and groomsmen included! For that extra special touch, you can personalise each set of thongs with ‘Letter Bling’, which really does make the perfect gift for your bridal party members.With bridal thongs starting at just $25, they are the perfect footwear addition to your wedding!

Ordering your thongs couldn’t be any easier. Once you determine your size and style, simply email raward@bigpond.com. Even if you aren’t getting married, Designer Thongs have a large range of everyday wear, special occasion, high heel and one off designs to choose from. So head on over and check out Sahra J’s creations, you won’t be disappointed!

Images Courtesy of Designer Thongs

Inspiration – Preston Bailey

20 Nov

Preston Bailey is quite possibly the most amazingly talented event and floral designer to walk this earth (in my opinion anyway!) So as a regular reader of his website/blog, I thought I would share with you some of my favourite Preston Bailey creations. If you are looking for inspiration or like me, just love looking at pretty things, you really must check out his website – it is jam-packed full or beautiful wedding and event creations and ideas. Preston Bailey is the reason why I love wedding and event planning . He has this insane ability to completely transform raw and ordinary spaces into sumptuous, theatrical environments. His creations are awe-inspiring.

Images Courtesy of Pinterest

Australian Designer Bridal and Formal

9 Nov

Attention all Brides – to – Be! Stop what you are doing (excepting reading this of course) and please do yourself a favor and check out Australian Designer Bridal and Formal. Originally operating as Lingerie and Gowns in 2009, Brisbane based dressmaker and designer Kristie Goulding, founded Australian Designer Bridal and Formal.

Australian Designer Bridal and Formal is an Authorised Wholesale Stockist for the Australian Designer Label ‘Inspiration by  Desire’ and ‘Essenna Rose Couture’. So what is the fabulous part about purchasing direct from a wholesale stockist? You could save up to 50% off the recommended retail price!! Not only doAustralian Designer Bridal and Formal have your wedding gown covered, you can also take care of the bridesmaids dresses, flower girl dresses and all of the mens and boys suits! Don’t think it stops there….you can also take care of all of you wedding related accessories including lingerie, shoes, veil, bags, fascinators, hats, jewellery and so much more – absolutely everything you can think of is covered!

Ok, so what makes Australian Designer Bridal and Formal special? Ordering is so easy! There is the option to purchase your items online, through a personal consultation (yes, the really do come to you) or via a Party Plan (including Hen’s Night Party Plans). It couldn’t be easier. All shapes and sizes, including Petite, Plus Size, and Maternity can be catered for. It doesn’t matter what type of gown you are after, the fact that they are all CUSTOM – Made ensures that you receive exactly what you desire. You choose your style, colour, material, size, and more!

So please do yourself a favor – head on over to Australian Designer Bridal and Formal and check them out. I know you won’t be disappointed! High quality designer gowns for the half the price, what are you waiting for? To get in touch with Kristie email admin@australiandesignerbridal.com.au

Images Courtesy of Australian Designer Bridal and Formal


Henry Roth is amazing!

5 Jul

Hey Lovely’s!! I absolutely love Henry Roth! I have now been privileged enough to wear two of his amazing designs in my short lifetime. One was for my 21st birthday party (style 70113) in peacock-blue, and the second was the stunning wedding gown Hazel , which I wore, obviously on my wedding day. I love the fact that the gowns are designed so well and the price of the gowns are so affordable. Check out my pictures in the “Real Brides Inspire” and “Real Bridesmaids” section of the Henry Roth website! If you ever get a chance to check out his gowns, please do, they are truly amazing!

Images Courtest of Photocity Wedding Photography