ANNA CAMPBELL CELEBRATES 10 YEARS

Photography: Jessica Apap. Hair and Makeup: Melonie Santos. Flowers: Flos Botanical Studio

Anna Campbell has launched its vintage-inspired, 10-year anniversary collection, Eternal Heart.
The Australian bridal label is best known for its vintage-inspired hand-beading, relaxed designs and signature silk bows.
The special new collection of wedding dresses marks the beginning of the brand’s 10-year anniversary celebrations.
The Eternal Heart collection is an unapologetic celebration of all things sparkly, romantic and feminine, and pays tribute to some of Anna’s signature past styles that have continued to be loved and sought after by brides all around the world.

 

Each style in the 10-piece collection has customizable skirt options, including a form-fitting ivory guipure vintage lace, flowing and romantic silk tulle, and entirely hand-embellished sequined laces, each creating high-impact bridal sparkle.
Designer Anna Campbell says the flexibility of the Eternal Heart dresses means that every bride can feel beautiful and unique, as well as comfortable, on her wedding day.
She says the 10-year anniversary of the business also marked a natural point to stop and reflect on the success of Anna Campbell as a brand.
“Reaching the 10-year mark with Anna Campbell feels like such an incredible achievement,” she says.


“It has been a roller-coaster of highs and lows along the way, but the name of this collection – Eternal Heart – reflects the passion, hard work and love for Anna Campbell that continues to be felt not only by myself, but also by our entire studio team here in Melbourne, as well as our global network of Anna Campbell stockists and our brides themselves.”
The Eternal Heart collection is priced between $2699 and $7999 and is available through all Anna Campbell stockists and online at annacampbell.com.au

Photography: Jessica Apap
Hair and Makeup: Melonie Santo
Flowers: Flos Botanical Studio

 

 

 

MAKE IT PERSONAL

Renee-Enright

Renee Enright


The wedding dress is a source of lots of interest on the wedding day but, as fashion stylist Renée Enright advises, it pays not to get caught up in what others might want you to wear. Staying true to your own style and what suits you best is the only way to go



I remember the comments starting not long after I became engaged, “ooo I can’t wait to see the dress you’ll wear” and, as the wedding day neared the comments kept coming, “I am so excited to see your dress”.
I started feeling immense pressure that my dress had to be THE most amazing thing anyone had ever seen.
Why were people so fixated on my dress?
The truth is it wasn’t just my dress. There is so much emphasis these days on every bride’s dress, her hair, her make-up – every last detail of her complete look that it can leave any bride-to-be embarking on their dress journey feeling completely and utterly overwhelmed.

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I was that bride who knew exactly what kind of look I wanted right from the get-go – simple, effortless and relaxed, a gown that wasn’t too bridey bride.
But I found myself second-guessing my own style and vision, feeling I would let down people’s expectations of what THEY thought I should be wearing on my special day.
With so many other decisions hanging over your head when planning a wedding – from venue, to food, entertainment and don’t forget the dreaded guest list (you know how it goes, mum wants to invite her third cousin’s next door neighbour that you’ve never met. Beware, it’s a real thing!) – the last thing any soon-to-be bride needs is extra stress and uncertainty about something that’s supposed to be so exciting.
Staying true to your own style and vision and not being swayed by opinions, comments or even trends is so important when embarking on your wedding dress journey.

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Trends are a great source of inspiration but don’t be defined by them (and yes, that’s coming from a stylist!). Knowing your body and what works best for your shape are the most important tools when dressing for any occasion, especially your wedding.
The best way to filter down that scrapbook of magazine cut outs you’ve been collecting of your dream dress is to try on, try on, try on.
You’ll hear about it time and time again, the girl who wanted the big ball skirt traditional wedding gown UNTIL she saw it on herself and felt like a cream puff, instead opting for a sleek fit and flare style gown that she had never even imagined herself in.
A great and popular way to try on those different styles is to make a fun girls day out, visiting bridal boutiques with your posse to determine what silhouette works best for you.
(That is YOU, not your besty, or your mum or the bridal sales person).

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You want to be, feel and look like yourself on what is such a magical and special day in your life.
If you’ve never been one to wear your hair up or normally steer clear of make-up, perhaps your wedding day isn’t the time to experiment with a sleek bun or black smokey eyes, instead aim to create a more refined polished version of your everyday look.
Be you, stay true to yourself, your own personal style and your own vision.
When we feel great about ourselves it shines through and a confident, comfortable (depending on just how tight that dress is) bride is a happy bride.

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