Editorial / Poetic European Moments

Editorial / Poetic European Moments

Editorial / Poetic European Moments at Montsalvat 

Within a dreamy, past-meets-a-vibrant-present at Melbourne’s Montsalvat, The Bridal Journey teamed up with a coterie of talented industry creatives, Justin Aaron Photography, Wanderlust Creative, Marquise Bridal and Cassandra Lusi to compose a ethereal and dreamy shoot within the walls of the oldest artist colony and within the walls of its complex of buildings that evokes a European past. A setting steeped in an inimitable beauty, crumbling surfaces and raw edges poetically fuse with sleek lines and sculptural design.

Photography / Justin Aaron

Wedding Gowns  / Marquise Bridal

Styling / Wanderlust Creative 

Talent / Cassandra Hancock

Hair & Makeup / Cass Lusi

All veils available soon on www.thebridaljourneyboutique.com 

10 Pairs Of Shoes To Dance Down The Aisle In

10 Pairs Of Shoes To Dance Down The Aisle In

 

Does cheap white satin bring you out in hives?

Good news: traditional bridal shoes have undergone a stealth makeover at the hands of high end labels who specialise in internationally sleek designs. 

We’ve rounded up our top 10.  

1. Jimmy Choo X off-white Mary bow 100 pumps, $521, Mytheresa.com

2. Roger Vivier Flower Strass Satin pumps, $1,995, Mytheresa.com

3. Alaia Bombe 110 Studded Leather Sandals, $1,480, netaporter.com

4. Balenciaga Square Knife Bow Sandals $950, Bergdorfgoodman.com

5. Gianvito Rossi Strappy Leather Slingback Sandals, $795, bergdorfgoodmam.com

6. Prada Patent Strappy Ankle Sandals, $750, bergdorfgoodman.com

7. Givency sandals in Smooth Leahter, $1,150, givenchy.com

8. Jimmy Shoes Romy Pumps, $1,020, farfetch.com.au

9. Prada feather embellished satin mules, $535, net-a-porter.com

10. Prada leather slingbacks, $1480, prada.com.au

Introducing Australian Haute Couture Designer Suzanne Harward

Introducing Australian Haute Couture Designer Suzanne Harward

Collection now available to shop in their Melbourne Studio.
Photographed by Lauren Schulz for Farewell Fiancé

 The Futurist Collection

Suzanne Harward’s latest Couture Collection, The Futurist, has landed in Melbourne after launching at New York Bridal Fashion Week in October. Inspired by space, travel and the magic of galaxies. The collection expresses an aura of elegance with modern yet timeless pieces. Handcrafted textiles used to create the collection include 3D laser cut fabric, embroidered tulle, Asymmetrical necklines, Embroidered leatherette fabric and Embossed feathered fabrications.

 “Inspiring and enigmatic, she emerges from the present transcending the status quo. Prepare for liftoff, The Futurist has arrived.” Designer – Suzanne Harward

Established in 1975, Suzanne Harward has maintained her humble beginnings with all gowns proudly designed and handmade in their design studio located locally in Melbourne, Australia. Suzanne’s talent has secured her spot as one of Australia’s finest fashion pioneers and is Australia’s first haute couture design house that is still in operation to this date. Using premium exquisite fabrics sourced from the finest mills around the world, Suzanne’s intricate handmade haute couture and couture gowns are created for fashion-forward brides, red carpet events or private commissions, leaving each individual feeling remarkable, her most recent collection ‘Futurist’ being no exception.

Being a master of her craft and known for her expertise in the female silhouette, Suzanne Harward has grasped the perfect fit with her unsurpassed skills in couture corsetry. Using the finest quality in luxurious textiles and complex couture construction techniques. Specialising in luxury gowns, Suzanne Harwood has marked her place as Australia’s premier couture wedding dress designer. Creating both timeless yet contemporary gowns with each individual design, Suzanne Harward anticipates the future while celebrating the past. Being a true creative visionary, the premium wedding dress designer from Melbourne stocks an array of accessories and wedding dresses online in Australia, which are also purchasable through the website.

To Shop the New Futuristic Collection by Suzanne Harward Click here

Instagram: @Suzanneharward

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Reem Acra Fall 2019 Bridal ‘Celebration Collection’

Reem Acra Fall 2019 Bridal ‘Celebration Collection’

Celebration Collection

“I loved the idea of combining my ready-to-wear with bridal for the Celebration collection—injecting color and fun into the show,” says Acra.

Reem Acra Fall 2019 Bridal ‘Celebration Collection’

High Fashion. Floral appliques as far as the eye can see. MAJOR veil and headpiece drama. The Celebration Collection follows in Reem Acra’s signature style of taking traditional bridal elements and silhouettes and making them thoroughly modern. The Reem Acra Celebration Collection evoked a cinematic wedding party set in a glamorous fantasy world created by event planner Preston Bailey. “The idea of creating the world’s most over-the-top, glamorous bridal dinner party was an idea I have wanted to do for years. The designer brought the drama with her signature flourish of detail and a truly grand collection of dresses, almost each one paired with a veil more regal and breathtaking than the next. There were full, silk ballgowns and Victorian, long sleeve sheaths. The collection has a very distinct lightness to it- ball gowns are graceful with curved and sculpted necklines, and soft a-line shapes feature re-embroidered lace and illusion mesh. The dresses are truly regal looking, making for an extremely memorable and glamorous collection. The accessories are equally glamorous- long flowing veils, lace full-length capes and an embroidered overskirt completed some of the key looks. Fabrics of note are silk Mikado, silk organza, chiffon and brocade.

“In 2019, brides will continue to adopt a less-is-more take on wedding gowns, forsaking more traditional cupcake-style designs for languid silhouettes, shorter hemlines and unexpected tailoring.”

Harpers Bazaar

True to brand, Reem Acra’s bridal gowns were primarily tulle and lace covered in floral applique. The silhouettes pushed traditional and some exuded modern cuts and more dramatic skirts while other standouts exuded royal classics—like the pink-hued ball gown that closed the show. Each dress was slightly hidden behind full-length veils decorated whimsically with flowers reminding us of A Midsummer’s Night Dream. To close the show, models posed around a 32-foot long tableau adorned in elaborate floral sculptures enhancing the dramatic beauty of the Celebration collection.

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