LOOK TO THE STARS

Never before has there been so much celebrity inspiration as bridal trends translate to the red carpet. Fashion stylist Renée Enright talks us through some of her standouts from red carpet events

 

SARAH MURDOCH
Former model and host of Australia’s Next Top Model, Sarah cuts a striking
figure in this white textured Alex Perry creation, a modern take on the classic ball
gown with pockets and high neck line. The perfect full skirt for any bride wanting
to be the belle of her own ball.

KARLIE KLOSS
Sleek, sophisticated and daring to be different, KK shows us exactly
how to wear a cape. Understated and edgy is Stella McCartney’s vibe, and I’m diggin’
it. Perfect for the fashion-loving bride who wants a little more impact and drama
to her wedding day look.

ROSIE HUNTINGTON–WHITELEY
Sexy, sultry and super sophisticated. RHW just slaying in
Glavan silk. The perfect proof a simple silhouette, a beautiful fabric and great craftsmanship
can be the answer – can be everything! Be prepared to turn heads as you slip on down
the aisle, less is more for this bridal attire and confidence is everything.

EMMA STONE
When gold is more your thing and you want a little bling bling, look no
further than Emma Stone. The epitome of old Hollywood glamour and looking every part
the leading lady in this intricate Givenchy Haute Couture masterpiece. WOW. Now that’s
a dress.

HAILEE STEINFELD
This 20-year-old actress was an absolute vision turning heads in
a metallic floral Ralph & Russo gown, proving that ruffles and floral appliqués are
very much a sheer delight for any bride-to-be.

MARGOT ROBBIE
Aussie actress and The Legend Of Tarzan star Margot is a long way from
the jungle showing us how to do white right in a deep V sleek Calvin Klein masterpiece.
Minimalism at its best, showing that the sleeve is totally sexy and perfect for the
modern day bride who’s oh-so on-trend.

KRISTEN WIIG
There’s nothing funny about comedian/actress Kristen in this stunning
Reem Acra lace dress, perfect for the barefoot boho or beach bride wanting something
a little more casual and a little less structured.

DREW BARRYMORE
Bohemian babe Drew is no stranger to a red carpet, and staying true
to her unique style she turned heads in this metallic cold shouldered Monique Lhullier
frock that is one part boho, one part disco and it’s all parts amazing. Perfect for
the Art Deco loving bride who likes a little bit of vintage glam with a twist.

MODERN ROMANTIC COMES TO LIFE

BLAKE DRESS from AUD $2,999 (Non-Embellished). From AUD $ 3,499 (Embellished)

Against the backdrop of a wakening Manhattan, a new bridal silhouette for modern romantics comes to life with Anna Campbell’s new release.
Fitted lace and silk crepe dresses are embellished with shimmering hand-beading, while plunging low-backs and embroidered lace trains combine inner-city chic with classic romantic details.
Released at New York Bridal Fashion Week earlier this month, the Blake, Kira, Harlow and Saasha are four new Anna Campbell dresses, perfect for brides who love the idea of a little Anna Campbell sparkle or unique lace detailing, with a sleek, slimline silhouette.

HARLOW DRESS from AUD $2,599

Designer Anna Campbell says she is introducing a mid-weight silk crepe fabric to her designs, in her Blake gown.“For so long we have been looking for the perfect, luxurious silk crepe, with just a little bit of stretch,” she says.
“The Blake – which is available in a plain ivory, or with an additional beautiful embellished back detail – is our unique take on the iconic Caroline Bessett-Kennedy wedding gown.
“I adore the shimmering ivory hand beaded detail that peaks across the shoulders, then journeys down the low back dramatically.

SAASHA DRESS from AUD $3,599

“We can’t wait to see our first Blake brides walk down the aisle next year.” The Blake, Kira, Harlow and Saasha will be available to try at all Anna Campbell stockists from December 2017.​

KIRA DRESS from AUD $2,999

BLAKE DRESS from AUD $2,999 (Non-Embellished). from AUD $ 3,499 (Embellished)

REAL WEDDING

STACEY + LUKE

LOVE STORY
Stacey Collett met Luke Baldwin in their hometown of Colac five years ago. It was the pair’s love, passion and generosity that drew them together.
“Her heart is full of gold,” says Luke of his wife.
In fact, gold balloons spelling out ‘Mr & Mrs’ were a statement piece at their wedding at Clyde Park in Bannockburn.
Stacey wore an off-white strapless gown from Embrace Bridal Boutique, walking down the aisle.
“The whole day was perfect, I wouldn’t change a thing,” says Stacey.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony:
Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Reception: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Catering: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Photography:  Sara Taylor Photography
Transport: Night Owl Limousines
Entertainment:  The Vulkans
Celebrant: Dean Sindoni

LOOK BOOK:
Gown:  Embrace Bridal Boutique
Shoes:  Novo Shoes
Hair: Blush Bar
Makeup: Blush Bar
Cake: Clyde Park Vineyard And Bistro
Flowers: Otway Blooms Florist
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Embrace Bridal Boutique
Suits: Eddy Elias Menswear
Rings: Michael Hill

REAL WEDDING

BELLA + KARL

LOVE STORY
Bella Sabatino and Karl Yool met by chance in Melbourne, and their relationship bloomed. Karl proposed among the roses in the St Kilda Botanical Gardens, before Karl led his love to a surprise engagement party with all of their family and friends.
The pair wed at Werribee Mansion in front of their 96 guests. “One of our first dates was at the Werribee Mansion – we fell in love with it and always knew we’d get married there,” says Bella.
Bella, whose mother had passed away, was able to hold her close with her photo, on a little love heart in her bouquet, created by her mother-in-law.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony:
Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
Reception: Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
Catering: Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park
Photography: Enchanted Wedding Photography
Entertainment: Top Dog Entertainment, DJ Andy K
Stationery: Made by the bride
Celebrant: Kirk Goodsell
Prop hire: Hoppers Party Hire, Dress My Wedding and Social Playground
Honeymoon destination: Paris, Liverpool, London, Morocco, Marseille and Monte Carlo

LOOK BOOK:
Gown:
Karen Willis Holmes
Shoes: Badgley Mischka and Aquila
Hair: Done by the bride’s aunt
Makeup: Karla Roccuzzo
Cake: Sweet Bakes
Flowers: Loose Leaf
Maid of honour’s dress: Handmade
Bridesmaids’ dresses: Kookai
Suits: Peter Jackson
Rings: Diamond Exchange

COLLECTION TO CHERISH FOR EVER AFTER

Bridie Embellished Cape

Forever New has officially expanded into the bridal and occasion wear market, launching its Ever After collection.
Ever After is a 20-piece capsule of bridal and formalwear, which includes dresses suitable for brides, bridesmaids, debutantes and guests of special events.
The premium collection features pieces made with 100 per cent silk, Chantilly-inspired lace, delicate hand beading and exquisite embroidery.
Fronting the campaign is Australia’s Next Top Model 2016 winner Aleyna Fitzgerald.
Forever New Ever After is priced between $149.99–$299.99 and is available in-store and online at forevernew.com.au


Kristy Embroidered Dress: Embrace fairy tale feminine vibes in this embroidered
tulle prom style dress, a stunning option for the modern bride.

Jane Strapless Tulle Maxi Dress: This porcelain strapless tulle maxi dress is fit for the most fabulous of brides, with a stunning flowing skirt and hand-embellished bodice.

Marielle Embellished Dress: Accentuate your figure in this show-stopping bridal gown,
a one-of-a-kind design featuring all-over hand embellishment and sheer sleeve detail.

Seraphina Embellished Gown

Juliet Lace Spliced Midi Dress: This stunning lace spliced midi dress is perfect for your
special day, featuring sheer silk organza detail and an embellished satin belt. 

Shanae Lace Top Maxi Dress: This nude lace top maxi dress is the epitome of elegance,
a winning option for any stylish bridal party or modern bride to be.  

Andrea Embellished Maxi Dress: This stunning blush embellished maxi dress is soft and feminine, featuring a hand-embellished bodice adorned with beads, pearls and floral applique.  

Lou Prom Dress: Bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and wedding guests alike will look
and feel the part in this classic prom dress style.

Kiki Bead Bodice Dress

Cleo Tulle Prom Dress: Make a stunning entrance in our sky blue tulle prom dress,
a flattering silhouette for any formal event. 

Rosalinda Twist Maxi

Shanae Lace Top Maxi Dress: This navy lace top maxi dress is the epitome
of elegance, a winning option for any stylish bridal party. 

Luna Strapless Printed Dress: With its stunning pink floral design, flattering length and classic silhouette, this strapless printed dress is ideal for any special occasion. 

REAL WEDDING

TAEGAN + GRANT

LOVE STORY
Taegan Pearson and Grant James met when they were staying on adjoining campsites at the Apollo Bay Music Festival.
“It was by chance that we both stopped at the Forrest shop at the same time on the way home, so we exchanged details and arranged to catch up again,” Taegan remembers. Grant proposed on a drizzly day walking along the beach in Lorne.
A rainbow appeared just as Grant went down on one knee.
The pair were married in a national park; the environmentally minded couple asked friends and family to shower them in gum leaves as confetti after they became husband and wife.



BEHIND THE SCENES:
Ceremony:
Sheoak Picnic Area, Lorne
Reception: Grand Pacific Hotel Lorne
Photography: Jake Hogan Photography
Transport: Kombi
Entertainment: Jibberish
Stationery: Jason Monaco
Celebrant: Tony Bugden
Honeymoon destination: Sydney

LOOK BOOK:
Gown: Mariana Hardwick
Shoes: Nine West
Hair: Cassandra de Bruin
Makeup: Cassandra de Bruin
Cake: Wendy Dyson
Flowers: Earth Flower Apollo Bay Florist and Geelong Flower Farm
Bridesmaids’ dresses: ASOS
Suits: T.M.Lewin
Rings: Woods Jewellers, Colac

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

 

 

 

SECRET GARDEN

Photography: Benjamin Wheeler Hair and Makeup: Leanna Gabriel

Photography: Benjamin Wheeler. Hair and Makeup: Leanna Gabriel

 

At gt BRIDE we are loving the newest collections from Australian wedding gown designer, Anna Campbell.
The Ceremony, Spirit and Gossamer collections have been beautifully depicted in East London by photographer Benjamin Wheeler.
The romantic, hand-embellished gowns showcase delicate lace and hand-beaded details.
With Anna Campbell’s collection of earrings and hand-beaded headpieces, creating dramatic opulence is made simple.
Visit annacampbell.com.au for more information.

Photography: Benjamin Wheeler
Hair and Makeup: Leanna Gabriel

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REAL WEDDING

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RIAHANNON + MITCH

DATE TO REMEMBER
At the stroke of midnight, Riahannon Woods and her professional soccer player beau Mitch Langerak welcomed the New Year with 100 wedding guests. Gold-foiled confetti bombs and giant balloons full of glitter scattered joy across the reception, while nearby fireworks lit up the sky. “A lot of thought went into every single detail,” Riahannon says of December 31, 2015. “You could feel the love all night.”

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REAL WEDDING

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SIAN + CAITY

Sian Ellett and Caity Fowler were showered with soft rose petals by each of their guests, one by one, on November 7, 2015. “It felt like hundreds of tiny cool kisses on my skin,” remembers Sian, who wore a leafy white dress. “It felt like an endless pouring of love, care and affection.” The couple made a gorgeous entrance hand in hand to a song written by musician Caity and performed by friends. A special meditation, swapping of flower garlands and the rose petal blessing followed. “I love Sian’s softness, warmth and laugh – you can hear it from anywhere spilling out like sunshine.”
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Photography: Smitten Wedding Photography

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