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 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
On a gorgeous, sunny May Day up in the picturesque rolling hills of Samford, at Topiaries – Beaumont House, is where the stunning garden wedding took place. I absolutely loved working with lovely Alicia on bringing to life her one-of-a-kind gown. Alicia came to me hoping to combine her favourite elements of the gowns she had tried on, whilst I sketched Alicia described her dream gown. Choosing a subtle sweetheart neckline bodice with illusion straps which gave us the perfect canvas for the stunning hand detailing including light beading and intricate hand-applique created with the loveliest French corded lace. Falling from the natural waist we created a skirt of heavy falling tulle that cascaded into a modest train to create the perfect silhouette. Alicia wanted her gown in off-white and Ivory with tiny seed pearl detailing.
Throughout the process Alicia was an absolute dream to work with, such a beautiful person inside and out and the stunning images speak for themselves, she looked absolutely divine! Congratulations to both Dan and Alicia on your marriage and such a stunning wedding! Thank you for having me part of your special day!
The fabulous Lara Milenko (www.milenkostudio.com) has delivered to us some stunning images... Bride Hannah wearing our divine Aurellia Gown & Groom Chris wearing suit by Saba in our favourite City of Love!
Your Behind-The-Scenes glimpse into the wonderful project working with beautiful Miss Universe Australia Finalist, Miss Madeline Taylor.
Never before has Begitta revealed the Behind the Scenes in such detail.
See the progress of creating a custom-made gown. The design progress, the decision making, the construction and “Voila” the final product!
EXCERPT: The Miss Universe Project
"What a wonderful experience. I was very lucky this last month to have the opportunity to work on creating a beautiful custom made gown for the absolutely DIVINE Madeline Taylor for the 2012 Miss Universe Australia Finals. Meeting up with Madeline is always an absolute pleasure, she is so bright, bubbly and animated, not to mention very intelligent!..."
The Miss Universe Project :: http://www.begitta.com/1/post/2012/07/the-miss-universe-project.html
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