I'm lucky enough to have worked with Louisa Jones on a number of occasions & in this shoot we teamed up with Monica Henry Hair & Makeup Artist, King Parrot Cottages & Moss Industry Weddings to create a beautiful forest inspired styled bridal shoot. The Otways Ranges is absolutely stunning & it was hard to narrow down just a few shots to share! I had some wonderful models who were happy to walk into the freezing water for us to get the perfect shot. My daughters excitedly volu
Imagine one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. A place I'd never heard of before, but now a place that's on my to see list. Paronella Park in Mena Creek, Queensland, 120km south of Cairns. Well that's where my beautiful bride Kristina married Roberto in October 2015. Kristina had a good idea of her gown when she first came to see me, but there were lots of details to be sorted out & lots of fabrics to find. Kristina's bridal gown certainly evolved as the fittings w
Bea & Dean got married in March 2016 at The Batesford Hotel Bea knew what she wanted in her bridal gown & knew she wanted a lace bodice & long sleeves I found a beautiful beaded lace which worked perfectly. Dresses often evolve as they're being made. Bea knew she wanted a free flowing skirt & the first one I made was of satin with layers of chiffon over the top to create a flowy look. The only issue was that it was quite hot to wear. I always tell my clients they have to be
Lace, lace, lace We all love lace on a bridal gown, bridesmaids dress or flowergirls dress. What many people don't realise is the costs. Lace can be very expensive! On average the laces I use are between $250 - $400 per metre. If you need 4 metres on your dress, you're up for $1600 before you get started! The most expensive lace I've used to date was a beautiful French lace at $650 per metre - luckily the bride only needed one metre! Some stunning French & Italian laces can c
Your best friend has asked you to be bridesmaid at her wedding. Yah! Exciting! So much to organise & help her plan.
Then the expenses kick in...the dress, hair appointments, lash appointments, the makeup, jewellery, shoes, tan, undergarments & so it goes on. Don't forget there will be a hens party & kitchen tea to organise!
So who pays for what?
Different brides have different budgets & ideas on this.
In the last 10 years I've probably had 5% of brides pay for everything.