Merely weeks before their adventurous wedding on Stradbroke Island I was contacted to create a very special gown for the beautiful Lisa of 2People1Life. Talk about an incredibly exciting project! Lisa and Alex were to be celebrating their 68th Wedding after touring the world and being married in each country and taking on the soul touching customs and traditions that are present in each culture. To have a hand in creating their Australian wedding was an absolute privilege, this couple has nothing but beautiful love, adoring words and incredible admiration for each other. Their chemistry is simply undeniable and to see such love combined with the awe inspiring scenery and styling created by such a wonderful team and two of our lovely gowns, it truly was a wedding to behold.
The ceremony was held at the sacred Brown Lake of the Quandamooka people who have been coming to the brown lake for centuries. With the help of the amazing Burnt Orange Events planning and putting together such an amazing team and creating a custom made alter.
Aunty Evelyn, an elder from the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, had agreed to come and offer the couple her blessing to be the first people to ever hold a ceremony (with permission) at the lake.
The flowers were something in their own. WOW! Stradbroke Weddings had beautiful arrangements floating in the calm lake where the couple would dip their toes during their vows that were overseen by the beautiful Lindsay Carroll, the couples celebrant who presented such a heartfelt ceremony.
With post ceremony picnic treats by Love My Food, Cake and sweets by Hansel and Gretel and divine Succulent favours – Fair Light Blessed.
Each of these stunning images were captured by Shane Shepherd Photography and incredibly moving and beautiful video by Goldbear Wedding films. (see below!)
Whilst Alex looked incredibly dapper in his URBBANA Suit, Lisa was made up with fabulous Hair and make-up by The Beauty Case
I created two beautiful shimmering gowns for Lisa, one custom designed to show her beautifully petite figure. A design that would look at home at a beautiful venue as the Sacred Lake where the wedding would take place but also something that would stand out and sparkle in the sunshine.
I created such a gown, working with a beautiful metallic gold lace over a nude underlay creating the perfect amount of depth, grading into beautiful hand-appliqued lace and from here I worked with layers and layers of beautiful silk chiffon that would capture the wind and float beautifully in the breeze. Which it did, for a short time, until the heavens opened up and blessed us with a rather incredible rain storm! Our gorgeous couple made the most of it, dipping themselves further into the lake.
The second gown was our Golden Empress Gown – Complete with head to toe sequins, avant-garde shoulder pads with beautifully draped chains and jewels in the back flowing into an incredible train that could rival the most dramatic of gowns. When Lisa put this piece on she transformed from Blessed Lady of The Lake to an incredible Goddess of the Ocean!
As you can see by the exquisite images Lisa (and Alex!) looked divine!
Photography – Shane Shepherd Photography | Videography – Goldbear Wedding films | Planning and Arch – Burnt Orange Events | Planning and ceremony – Lindsay Carroll | Welcome – Aunt Evelyn | Couture dresses – Begitta – Bridal and Couture | Suit – URBBANA | Florals and bouquet – Stradbroke Weddings | Hair and make-up –The Beauty Case | Wedding Picnic – Love My Food | Cake and sweet treats – Hansel and Gretel | Succulent favours – Fair Light Blessed |
Read the whole story about the wedding in Australia on the 2PEOPLE1LIFE Website
The invites have been sent, the flowers are arranged, the tables have been set and gorgeous guests a set to arrive. With inspiration of pretty garden teas with pastel blue hues and shimmers of mirroring the incredible vendors put together something from a dream. The colour scheme set the affair in soft blues, white, mirrors, glass and silver. Guests were treated to exquisite cupcakes and a feast for the eyes with divine styling and florals.
For this divine Bridal High Tea we paired two of our most favourite pieces together! Gorgeous bride-to-be Ayla wore our signature Ballerina skirt in the softest of mints and our divine Audrey Chantilly-Style Lace Bodice in a soft ivory for a fun and oh-so-chic Bridal Shower look. With stunning Goddess worthy Hair and Makeup by Velbella.
Nina of Nina Angela Photography and Flowers not only photographed the shoot, she also styled the floral arrangements! The shoot, inspired by sparkle and glamour with florals reminiscent of garden teas evoked a palette of palette of white, soft blue, glass, silver, and mirrors. Nina used vintage silver teapots as vases, noting, “I chose the softest blue hydrangeas with white Roses and lisianthus along with delicate trails of Ivy to finish the look.”
Paired with the incredible styling of Moments In Vintage creating the perfect high tea with plenty of sparkling details fit for a beautiful bridal shower.
The guests were sent the perfect Powder Blue invitation from the ‘Edwina’ range by Invite with Style who also created the divine Menu and Placecards with calligraphy by Ally Dunlop.
Two varieties of cupcakes, firstly, white chocolate, lemon and poppy seed cupcakes were covered in white fondant and airbrushed with a white lustre dust. They were then topped with an edible crystal jewel to compliment the aptly named “Begitta” cake.
Secondly, melt-in-the-mouth rich vegan chocolate cupcakes were donned with a luscious swirl of vegan chocolate coconut ganache.
What an absolutely perfect High Tea spread, perfect for the gorgeous Bride-to-Be to entertain her beautiful friends, family and maids.
This divine shoot was featured on one of our favourite wedding blogs PolkaDot Bride – See it here: www.polkadotbride.com/2015/04/sparkling-silver-bridal-shower-ideas
Florals & Photography: Nina Angela Photography and Flowers - www.ninaangela.com.au
Gowns & Accessories: Begitta -Bridal & Couture - www.begitta.com
Event Styling & Props: Moments In Vintage – www.momentsinvintage.com.au
Hair & Makeup: VELBELLA - www.velbella.com/
Invitations/Stationary: Invite with style – www.invitewithstyle.com.au
Cupcakes & Cakes: Cake Ninja - www.cakeninja.com.au
Calligraphy – Ally Dunlop Stylist – www.allydunlop.com
Model – Alya Adams at Katz Management
POLKADOT BRIDE FEATURE: www.polkadotbride.com/2015/04/sparkling-silver-bridal-shower-ideas
“The beautiful soft pink colour complimented the styling and flowers perfectly. Begitta is such a bubbly and friendly person, we always felt very comfortable with her. Thank you Begitta for your stunning dresses!”
What an exquisite Bride and Bridal Party! We absolutely loved meeting with Jen and her gorgeous girls to discuss the gowns that her maids would wear. Jen went with our soft pink Butterfly Gowns
Jen and Joels divine wedding was featured on the fabulous Polka Dot Bride take a look here:
Photographer: Timeless Tales Photography / Wedding Planner & Creative Design: Style My Celebration / Bridal Party Accessories: Bridal Bling / Groom’s Attire: Wil Valor / Bride’s Dress: Jennifer Gifford Designs / Bridesmaid Dresses: Begitta Bridal and Couture / Hairstylist: Glamour Bar / Makeup Artist: Glamour Bar / Flowers: Bella Bloom Floral Designs / Invitations & Stationery: Celebration Design Studio / Venue: Pavilion Function and Conference Centre, Alan Border Field / Ceremony Officiant: Ketrina Coffey / Ceremony Styling: Moments in Vintage / Reception Styling & Décor Hire: Adorn Event Hire / Cake Baker: The Flour Girl / Lolly Table: Memories Are Sweet / Flowergirl Outfit: Venice & Me / Custom Signage: Blackboard Artworx / Transport: Holden Oldies / Band: Radio Club Band
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