BOA STYLE - WHITE WEDDING SHOE

14 September 2016

They say you can tell a person by their shoes... Whether you're a stiletto, pump, flats or wedge girl we have found some perfect options for your wedding day! Pin away ladies.

Wedding Fashion  Wedding Shoes 

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BOA STYLE - SPRING RACING BRIDAL MILLINERY

1 September 2016

It's the first day of spring, which means one thing here in SA, the kick-off of spring racing season, and boy are we pumped! We seriously love the Spring races, each year women from all over Australia raise the standards in the latest styles and sometimes the craziest of head wear and fashion alike! We love that girls are adventurous with their races fashion and unique millinery and fascinators, after all, it's a bit of high-fashion fun! The head wear is not just for the fields - so many brides opt to wear a gorgeous hair piece as a fashionable alternative to a veil on their big day. Check out our fave inspo at the moment...

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Jewellery  Wedding Fashion 

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WHY THE BEST DAY EVER WEDDING FESTIVAL IS FOR YOU!

30 August 2016

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South Australia’s most exciting and refreshing alternative to the 'traditional' wedding expo is back. The BEST DAY EVER Wedding Festival being held on September 11th just may be the kick-start you need to get your creative juices flowing! And if you’ve never been to one, then you are in for a treat.

Aside from being surrounded by numerous wedding supplies to suit every taste, bride and budget [where you could quite literally choose your gown, cake, venue, photographer and DJ all in one day] here is what else you can expect to see at Septembers BEST DAY EVER:

THE NEW ISSUE OF BRIDES OF ADELAIDE

This is an exciting one for all the gorgeous brides-to-be! You will be the first lucky ladies in Adelaide to get their hands on the BRAND NEW issue of Adelaide's favourite wedding planning and styling guide, Issue 13 of Brides of Adelaide magazine!

A FLURRY OF EXHIBITORS

Mingle with exhibiting partners about everything wedding! Be inspired by the creative flair and styling elements on offer; live entertainment, interactive installations and much, much more. Bridal fashion houses, exquisite cakes - and tastings-, artistic photographers and creative hair, beauty, decor and event stylists to enchant and delight – its wedding planning heaven!

FASHION PARADES

The fashion parades showcase dozens of spectacular gowns from amazing Adelaide couturiers, to some of the best ready to wear stockists in the state, as well as outfits for the entire bridal party and groom! Oh, and you’ll even be treated to some stunning getting ready bridal robes thanks to The Bridal Space.

A TON OF INSPIRATION

The festival will be stylishly decorated in inspiring themes that are sure to get your ideas flowing; table settings, floral chandeliers and a whole lot more. Head down for the day and find out about all the endless opportunities on offer.

Come on down and say ‘hi’ to us, we’d love to meet you!

DATES AND DETAILS

WHEN: Sunday September 11th 2016
WHERE: National Wine Centre of Australia | Cnr Hackney Rd + Botanic Rd, Adelaide SA 5000
HOURS: 10am to 5pm
COST OF ENTRY: FREE! Get your tix here: http://bit.ly/joinbde

Boa Advertiser  Flower Styling  Wedding Decor  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Planning  Wedding Planning Tools  Wedding Styling 

MALACHI EMPIRE WILDFLOWER LAUNCH

23 August 2016

It has been a crazy few weeks here at BOA HQ, but we were lucky enough to be treated to a couture delight at the launch of Malachi Empire’s Wildflower Collection. Under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights and draped satin sheets, the models had the crowd in awe as they graced the runway adorned by a gorgeous white floral backdrop and lined with rustic foliage for that ‘Wildflower’ theme. As socializing occurred against a background of funky tunes, guests were treated to a glass of bubbly, delicious canapés and some scrumptious mini-cupcakes thanks to Cristarella Cakes.

Featuring 21 gorgeous designs, Malachi Empires mastermind Sok Hoffman has been passionately working hard on this collection, which has been 2 years in the making. Enriched with elegance, grace and femininity, it isn’t hard to see why Sok’s designs are sought after by brides and has earned her recognition as one of South Australia’s leading bridal designers!

A combination of soft ivory, white French lace, sheer tulle and silk gives the gowns in this collection an ethereal and feminine feel that encompasses the Wildflower collection. Ornate bodices, off the shoulder sleeves and classic cuts add a hint of luxe and romance. The black gowns were definitely a stand out and crowd pleaser as they took centre stage against the delicacy of the white backdrop!

Huge congratulations to Sok from Malachi Empire for bringing her vision to life for every bride to enjoy. Peruse through some images below, you won’t be sorry…

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Bohemian Wedding  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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THE MOST PINNED WEDDING DRESS EVER!

16 August 2016

Enter the Hollie 2.0 dress from Australian Boho label Grace Loves Lace! It turns out, contrary to what many think, most of us just want a simple lacey number with an elegant silhouette. Don't believe us? Maybe you will believe the 2.5 million pins it has received on pinterest, earning it the title of the most pinned wedding dress ever!

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Bohemian Wedding  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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6 QUICK TIPS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE YOU SEARCH FOR THE DRESS

13 July 2016

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We know it’s the most important dress you’ll ever wear, and you want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect! So because of this, we have narrowed down 6 quick tips that will make the experience a breeze and ensure that you have no regrets later down the track…

LIMIT YOUR ENTOURAGE

Reality shows always show the bride bringing her whole bride tribe dress shopping and usually ends in major drama. Having 10 different opinions makes it much harder to come to a consensus- and it can bring you further away from what you actually want. Two people who honestly have your best interests at heart is the best option – whether it be your mum and sister or best friend! You can always bring your girl gang to the final fitting!

BRING YOUR PHONE

When it comes to trying on a dress, bring an iPhone with you and take photos of the dress as well as videos. It is important to see how the dress fits from all angles, what it looks like when you walk around, sit down and so forth.

STICK TO SOMETHING CLASSIC

We love a bride who does her own thing when it comes to making a fashion statement, but for a majority of brides it’s not the case. Stick to dresses that are timeless and classics; don’t follow trends because 30-40 years down the track, you don’t want to regret your choice.

BE OPEN-MINDED

Your wedding dress is something you have been dreaming about since you were a little girl – you know the exact style, cut and fabric you want – but don’t let it cloud your judgement. We have heard so many stories of brides who search for a particular style of dress and end up with something completely different once they try it on. So if you’re a bride looking for something simple, trying on a princess style dress may not be such a bad thing…

VEIL IT

It’s the one dilemma brides everywhere face – do I or don’t I wear a veil on the day?! There is no harm in trying one on with your gown selection, you never know, you just might surprise yourself!

SHOES

Buy two pairs of shoes - one pair for the ceremony and a comfortable pair for the reception, so you can party all night long. Bring both pairs plus any accessories to your fittings.

Boa Edit  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - VEIL IT

15 June 2016

Wedding dress trends have come + gone over the years, but veils seem to remain pretty much timeless. To wear a veil or not to wear a veil – that is the question. The people of Ancient Rome believed that evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil in order to conceal her face and confuse the spirits, and thus protect her. However, veil or no veil is the question on every bride's mind! There is a myriad of ways to wear them + simply too many styles to commit to just one – so how do you choose the right one for you? Don’t fret, we have you covered – delight your peepers with these gorgeous styles!
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Veils  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - LONG SLEEVED WEDDING DRESS

8 June 2016

Sure, we were all inspired by Kate Middleton’s long-sleeved wedding dress, but you don’t have to be a duchess on your big day to rock the look. Long-sleeved dresses can be totally modern and fun and can look rad or royal. These chic and totally classy dresses are perfect for a boho wedding, a modern wedding and everything in between. Plus, they are great for a bride tying the knot in the chillier seasons. One of the best things about this style is that they usually have the most amazing backs that you will EVER see on a wedding dress! Take a look at our 8 selections…

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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LADY CHARLOTTE WEDS IN LAVISH ROYAL STYLE!

31 May 2016

Lady Charlotte Wellesley, the daughter of the Duke of Wellington, wed financier and philanthropist Alejandro Santo Domingo over the weekend in a lavish ceremony in Íllora, Spain, just north of Granada.

She looked every bit like a royal bride in a structured off-the-shoulder Emilia Wickstead wedding dress and cathedral-length veil embroidered with polka dots while arriving at the church on her fathers arm.

Joining in the celebrations were a number of VIPs, including The Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I and singer James Blunt, who is married to Lady Charlotte’s cousin.

Be prepared to be inspired by royalty…

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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CELEBRITY FLASHBACK FASHION

27 May 2016

Rebecca Judd

Designer: J'Aton Couture

Inspiration: A gown fit for a princess! "The Rebecca Gown" features kilometers of fabric with the corseted bodice made in the finest, manipulated lace with every single bead hand fixed on the gown. The never-ending layers in the skirt consisted of four different fabrics, all hand cut.

The second dress of the day was a gorgeous mermaid cut strapless gown with sheer, shiny tulle. It featured heavy embellishments with different beads, curves in opposing places and more detail with criss-crossed laces.


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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - CAPED WEDDING DRESSES

25 May 2016

We love a fashion forward bride and the bridal fashion game has raised the stakes this year with the emerging trend of wedding dresses with capes – WE LOVE!! An impactful look, wedding capes are the modern day veil, perfect for a dramatic entrance as it trails behind you while you walk down the aisle.

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The adornment of a cape isn't just for fashion-forward brides looking to make a style statement on their big day — capes are a great alternative for ladies who need a modest layer for a religious ceremony, but want the flexibility of removing that layer for the reception. While a complete embellished, full-length layer is totally glam, there are more softer, subtle sheer lace capes out there too for the simplistic bride.

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS

24 May 2016

Get ready ladies because we are about to bring you the shiniest, flashiest and most daring dresses complete with sky-high heels and some seriously insane cut-outs. This isn't Cannes, its the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, one of pop musics night of nights, where the biggest stars in pop come together to celebrate and award hard work and achievement. With the elegance of Cannes film festival wrapping up, we are so ready for the stars to bring on some serious edge! Be prepared for some serious inspo lovelies, we know we were...

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - AVANT GARDE BRIDAL FASHION

17 May 2016

Who wouldn’t want to break free of tradition with gowns like this! The Avant-Grade bride is a mix of Lady gaga and Nicki Minaj. Bold colours, whimsical flair, architectural layers and abstract bodices marry together to create a masterpiece gown for the inner diva. Just take a look…

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A bold statement, this is not for the faint-hearted bride but rather for the unconventional bride who exudes confidence. For this type of bride, her gown becomes an artistic expression, her language and personality. With scintillating fits like this, a minimalist approach to styling is taken to compliment the ostentatiousness that the gowns exude.

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Modern Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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CELEBRITY FLASHBACK FASHION

13 May 2016

Olivia Palermo

Designer: Carolina Herrera

Inspiration: Preppy chic and fresh, a three piece wedding dress with a cream cashmere sweater, white shorts and full tulle skirt overlay with side split and floral details finished with cobalt blue heels for "something blue."

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FLORAL WEDDING DRESSES

6 May 2016

Who decided that weddings had to be all about white gowns and pastel pinks? Yep, we’re talking about fabulously feminine floral gowns for those brides who want a little something different for their special day…

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Whether you chose soft and subtle watercolour prints to bold floral patterns and embroidery, floral gowns are just simply stunning all year around. Full skirts and florals are nothing short of spectacular so opt for a dress in a ball gown shape and finish with a dreamy, soft up style or gorgeous tousle curls.

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Flower Styling  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Flowers  Wedding Styling 

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CELEBRITY FLASHBACK FASHION

6 May 2016

Victoria Beckham

Designer: Vera Wang

Inspiration: Understated glamour with a strapless fitted bodice and full A-line skirt in a gorgeous champagne hue - it was on trend then and its made a huge comeback in 2016!


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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - BRIDAL PANTSUIT

4 May 2016

A bride who dares to be different? Now that’s our kind of gal! Stylish and savvy brides have limitless options these days, and one trend we are seriously crushing on at the moment are bridal pantsuits – how could you not?! This style is for the fashionable bride who loves doing things their own unique way – whether its something sleek and structured or luxurious and embellished. Are you prepared to be wowed?...

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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FLORAL FRIDAY - FRESH FLOWER NECKLACE

29 April 2016

We can’t help but appreciate all the endless possibilities of creativity that is available to talented florists, especially when the final result is as pretty and feminine as this. If you’re a bride looking for an alternative, then we think we have found it – allow us to introduce you to the new way to carry flowers on your wedding day... wearing them! These wearable blooms are mini works of art. Take a look at all the beautiful possibilities of a flower necklace…

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Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Styling  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Flowers  Wedding Flowers  Wedding Ideas 

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NICOLE TRUNFIO GETS MARRIED

21 April 2016

Nicole Trunfio married her long time partner, musician Gary Clark Jr. in custom Steven Khalil on April 19th in Palm Springs. They were surrounded by an intimate group of family and friends, including fellow Australian models Gemma Ward and Jessica Gomes, who served as Trunfio's bridesmaids. 

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The stunner donned a stylish and sexy Bianca Jagger-esque ensemble by Houghton to her rehearsal dinner the night before while it was all party at the reception. A semi-sheer sheath by designer Yolan Cris was her attire of the evening to end the night in.

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - GROOMS SUIT

14 April 2016

Let’s be honest – there is nothing us ladies enjoy more about a man than appreciating him in a perfectly tailored suit – especially as you say “I do.” A great suit has been the uniform of gentleman for centuries and the fashion world is responding with limitless options for men wanting to reflect their individual style and flair. Men’s formal wear trends are not seasonal but continue to play out for several years meaning investing in a few quality pieces – such as your wedding suit – will last you for years to come. Single or double breasted, three piece or a sack suit, we have complied a range of suits to inspire you and your dapper hubby-to-be…

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Men are spoilt for choice with a range of colours, fabrics and textures available to them. Your suit however, regardless of the style and cut, should always be well fitted; something that fits your silhouette naturally. A tailored suit is your best bet, but if you are buying off the rack, don’t forget to take it to a tailor for additional tweaks and final touches.

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Grooms Grooming  Grooms Suit  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - WHIMSICAL BRIDE + FLOWER GIRL

14 April 2016

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Flower Girls  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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WHO'S WHO - JOSEPH UZUMCU

12 April 2016

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Since 1986, Joseph has made it his passion to present Adelaide with the highest quality men’s fashion from all around the world.

Istanbul-born, Joseph attained extensive product knowledge and extraordinary experience through his early years spent immersed in the magnificent textile trade, “I started working in menswear from a young age in the cut-throat bazaars of my home town and then later here in the competitive Adelaide retail market.” From humble beginnings, Joseph’s remarkable determination and savvy business mindset led him to the successful and talented apparel entrepreneur he is today, “I started selling clothes at the Austral Hotel, until I finally opened my first store on Rundle Street,” explains Joseph. From cutting made to measure suits in the backroom of his Rundle Street store early in his career, Joseph Uzumcu now delivers world class men’s garments, premium shoes and trendy accessories in his two-level Gawler Place emporium.

From an extensive list of outstanding achievements in the fabulous field of tailored ensembles, Joseph pleasingly reflects on his most proud professional accomplishment, the creation of his own shoe line called BVLOCK60. “Shoes have forever been a passion of mine and I have always imagined creating my own label,” says Joseph who keenly explains, “Shoes are the most important part of any outfit, especially for a man. The shoes you choose can ‘make’ the suit.. You can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear.”

Stylishly mindful of the constant changes in men’s fashion, Joseph is always tastefully ‘on trend’ from top to toe, “Over the past ten years I’ve seen a shift in the younger generation, they are much more fashion conscience now. We have many grooms enter the store seeking something distinctive, whether it is the colour of the suit, the length of the trousers or the lining of the jacket.”

Step foot into the astonishing one-stop shop and you’ll be offered more than a closet full impeccable slimline suits and exceptional fabrics. Throughout his many wonderful years in the industry, Joseph’s commendable vision and wholehearted approach to customer service has remained the same, consistently greeting customers with a strong black espresso and a kiss on the cheek. “I treat all my clientele like family. We create an experience and a service that brings people back... I know all the details and lives of my clients. There is no point being in the business if you cannot have a laugh and a smile. It is about making the customer happy.”

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favourite industry leader...

I love to follow the designer Paul Smith. His aesthetic and designs are simple and very ‘European’ inspired. I have learnt through him that style is more about what looks good on you rather than following a trend!

inspiration...

Creativity and uniqueness inspires me; you must generate interest through your own ingenuity and the uniqueness of your product. Clients have to desire your product in order for you to be successful. You want people to walk in and be truly amazed. I travel four to eight times a year and all my ideas come from my experiences. I take in what is new, interesting and exciting around the world. Traveling keeps me connected with what is ‘happening’ and fashionable in Europe.

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most proud of...

Everything that I have achieved. You see many small retail shops closing these days due to the change in the market and consumer demands. I am proud Joseph Uzumcu has made it through. It takes a lot of hard work and you do make mistakes, however it eventually pays off. I achieved this with the help, love and support of my amazing wife and incredible employees.

a fresh approach to weddings...

We have had the same approach to weddings for the past twenty five years and it is still applicable to new clients today. We pride ourselves on supplying unique and stylish garments to men and presenting the best customer service in town.

today’s trends...

The rise of the dinner suit, the love of blue and the overall importance of the groom. The groom has now become (almost) as important as the bride, or at least wants to stand out as much as his leading lady, opting for stylish and eye-catching pieces such as burgundy dinner jackets.

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a typical day at work...

It can certainly change from day to day. People come in, purchase suits and we have a bit of a laugh.

if I wasn’t in the industry I would be...

A restaurant owner.

best compliment...

I love when people compliment or praise the store!

what the future holds...

This year has been quite a significant change for us. We have recently moved from our location in Gawler Place, where we have been for twenty five years, to a space next door. The near future involves a lot of transformations within the store, moving merchandise and product around and expanding downstairs.

one thing about yourself people don’t know...

I am Turkish!

first thing I do when I get to work...

I peruse my schedule for the day, flick through my emails and check in with my staff. Then of course I grab a coffee and light up my cigar.

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favourite place to eat and drink...

Amalfi’s and Ruby Red Flamingo. I also love the Lotus Lounge. It is very relaxed with good music and I can also enjoy a cigar.

a song always in my head...

Anything by Sezen Aksu, a beautiful singer from Turkey. Her songs are instantly stuck in my head every time I travel to Turkey or something reminds me of there.

my wardrobe can’t live without...

The most important thing to have in your wardrobe is a good pair of jeans. Throughout every season jeans are the most versatile piece of clothing a man or woman can own. It is also important that the jeans are good quality!

top of the shopping list...

Shoes.

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can’t live without...

SoundCloud, cigars and coffee.

my idea of a good time...

Sitting with a cigar in my hand and listening to DJ Tarkan.

what makes you laugh?

John Cleese – he always makes me laugh.

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Grooms Suit  Groomsmen  Men's Suits & Accessories  Wedding Fashion 

Joseph Uzumcu

DRESS CODES AND WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN YOU SHOULD WEAR

11 April 2016

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Usually for guests, dress codes are a confusing combination of words on a wedding invitation that leads to a wardrobe meltdown ending in you wearing what you had planned in the first place – even if it doesn’t fit the code. For the hosts, guests are quite literally a human decoration, fitting into the décor and matching the feel of the day. We are about to give you a lesson in modern day etiquette, after all, a little tradition never hurt…

White Tie

This is the more formal of the dress codes, requiring you to think about what fancy is, and then go beyond that. For the women, it’s long evening dresses and white gloves if you’re game and tailcoat, patent leather footwear, starched shirt and waistcoat, wing collar and white bow tie for gentlemen.

Black Tie

Still super fancy, but with a lot more flexibility. For the girls, it’s a formal floor length dress or midi length dress or anything in between that looks formal enough. Men should wear a tux, a white pique or pleated front shirt, cuff links, a black bow tie, a cummerbund or vest, black patent shoes and black dress socks. the black tie is all about the Oscars – so just imagine you’re dressing for the red carpet!

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Black Tie Optional

This is the dress code where hosts are too shy to tell you what they really want you to wear so they suggest you wear a full suit, but not completely insist on it. Floor or ankle length dresses; a very dressy LBD or a dressy set of separates is acceptable for the women. A dark suit and white shirt is required for the men with either a bow tie or tie.

Semi-Formal

This is all about keeping it dressy, without being too dressy! Knee-length dresses or dressy separates in classic colours are the perfect attire for girls. A shorter cocktail dress is fine as long as it is still dressy – it’s a wedding, not a Saturday night out on the town. Boys can swap the tux for a suit in navy, black or dark grey and can keep it relaxed with just a bow tie or tie.

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Cocktail Dress

The girls should wear a cocktail dress ranging from just above the knee to ankle length. The gents should wear a classic suit, a formal collared shirt and a neck tie which is optional[avoid bowties here]. Dark colours are best for evening events, but are also acceptable for winter daytime weddings. You can go for lighter colours in the summer months.

Smart Casual

This is where things start to get more relaxed. The girls can wear a cocktail dress of any length, a gorgeous long-leg pantsuit or even a skirt and tom combination. The key to this look is your accessories giving your outfit that extra oomph. For the guys, dressy pants and a long sleeve shirt with or without a tie – is perfect attire, with a dinner jacket optional. If a dinner jacket is on the cards, leaving it unbuttoned makes for a chic and casual feel.

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Casual/ Informal

This usually indicates an outdoor wedding somewhere so the whole vibe will be really laid back. A sundress in a linen or cotton fabric is ideal for girls and can opt for either heels or a pair of pretty flats or sandals. Khaki pants or chinos are acceptable for the guys paired with a button down shirt, long sleeve or short sleeve, and a knitted sweater instead of jacket.

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No Dress Code

If there is no dress code indicated then you can usually take fashion cues from the invite itself. Hand pressed writing on thick card with foiling and fancy cursive usually hints towards a more formal affair – you should definitely dress up a little more. If the invitation is a little more casual or a theme is indicated on the décor, you can forget about the whole ball gown and tuxedo look.

If all else fails, turn to your best LBD! Its better to be overdressed at a wedding than under dressed, but if you honestly cant figure it out, its time to get in touch with the maid of honour.


Wedding Fashion  Wedding Guest 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID INSPO

7 April 2016

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Bohemian Wedding  Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

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SHOPPING FOR YOUR DRESS

6 April 2016

You've been envisioning your wedding dress since you were a little girl. The wedding dress you wear walking down the aisle will be the centrepiece of your special day.  It will also probably be the most talked about fashion item you will ever wear.  Here is some wedding dress shopping advice to get you in the know before you go…

Start Early.  9 to 12 months before your wedding is the ideal time to start shopping for your wedding dress. Unless you purchase a ready-to-wear dress that fits you perfectly as soon as you try it on, wedding dresses are generally required to be altered - usually a number of times over a six month period, until they fit ‘just right’. If you have less than 6 months before your wedding, you will need to be more flexible about your choice of wedding dress.

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Visit Boutiques.  Bridal boutiques are great places to shop for ideas.  They carry a wide selection of gowns from a variety of designers. Try to limit your shopping to 5 or 6 boutiques and take along a notebook to jot down the details of the gowns that you like.  If possible, avoid the busiest times such as weekends and evenings, so that you can receive more personalised attention.

Seek Recommendations.  Word-of-mouth recommendations are the best form of advertising in any industry and a beautifully designed wedding dress is admired for a long time.  Ask past brides which stores/designers/couturiers create beautiful designs, provide excellent service, attention to detail and great styling advice.

Match Your Budget.  Investigate which stores best suit your budget.  Whilst stores stock wedding gowns under $1000, designer stores start at $3000.  Save yourself time by making an enquiry prior to making an appointment.

Take In A Trunk Show.  Wedding dress stores also conduct special events such as trunk shows.  At trunk shows, a particular designer (or representative store) exhibits the latest collections for brides to view and try on.  Trunk shows are the best way of viewing all the wedding dresses in the collection, rather than a selected few stocked by the store. Some trunk shows also provide the opportunity to meet the designer in person and get their invaluable advise on the best look for you.

Speak The Speak.  Wedding dress shopping is a whole new world, with its own special language.  Before you even start visiting bridal stores, familiarise yourself with the gown and all of its parts; neckline, waistline, sleeve, skirt style, fabric, embellishments, train etc.  Research the basic wedding dress silhouettes and try to determine which ones best suit your body.

Set your style.  Consider the style, formality and location of your ceremony. Your wedding dress should compliment the location, time and season of your ceremony. A full length gown with a 2 metre train will simply look out of place at a cocktail garden party or a beach wedding.  Envision yourself walking down the aisle in front of all your friends and loved ones and think about what suits your style and character.  Write down 5 words that best describe you (for example classical, princess, bohemian or sophisticated). These adjectives will assist you in making wedding fashion selections for your dress, accessories and hair style.

Source A Good Salesperson.  A good salesperson will ask you what type of wedding you're having, how you envision yourself looking on your special day and what styles of wedding dresses you like.  A better salesperson will also identify what wedding dress style will look best on you based on your body type. Listen carefully to a salesperson's expertise - they work closely with brides on a daily basis.  Value their advice and keep an open mind. If they bring you something on a hanger that doesn’t inspire you, try it on anyway. Even though certain wedding dress silhouettes look best on certain body types, try on different styles of wedding dresses and then decide what shapes and styles look best on you and which ones you feel most comfortable wearing.  Trust your instincts.

Shop around.  Don’t buy the first wedding dress you try on - even if you think it is perfect.  Give yourself time to look around at other stores and think about it more away from the store - just to be absolutely sure that you have found the right one.  You can always go back again.

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Dare To Be Different.  If you are having a truly unique wedding gown designed for you by an exclusive bridal couturier, the sky is the limit! Your one-off designer wedding dress will be the talk of the town and will not be seen on any other bride.  Your wedding dress will be as individual as you are.  If you are shopping for a ready-to wear wedding dress, don’t feel that you are restricted to what is on the hanger. In most cases, you can still add your own personal touches to a ready-to-wear dress.  If you like the skirt on one wedding dress and the bodice of another, alterations can usually be accommodated (if both dresses are produced by the same designer).  Embellishments such as lace and beads can also be added or removed, however remember that the more you change, the more costly your wedding dress will become.

The Search Is Over.  You have found your dream dress, you look amazing in it, take a deep breath and savour the moment!

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Planning Tools 

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BOA STYLE - BRIDAL COVER-UPS

4 April 2016

When it comes to autumn brides, we can’t help but fantasize about all the gorgeous ways that they can cover up their shoulders to fight off that first chill. We are obsessed with this up and coming trend, which has made its way off the catwalk and onto the shoulders of so many beautiful real brides. Take a peek at all the ways you can add that finishing touch to your gown…

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Bridal covers ups have so many fabric choices! Fur cover ups [faux of course] are the perfect addition for a boho or vintage bride, adding a romantic air to a bride and enhance the overall wedding day look. If fur isn’t your thing, why not opt of a more modern look with a sheer bolero or something a little flashier crowded with embellishments.

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Autumn Wedding  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Winter wedding 

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BOA STYLE - BRIDESMAID JUMPSUITS

21 March 2016

Here’s a thought; why not a bridesmaid outfit that you will actually want to wear again?! We get it; you’ve heard it all before only to be sucked into layers upon layers of tulle in “unique” colours. But believe us when we say we have actually found the bridesmaid outfit you will want to wear again – enter: the bridesmaid jumpsuit! It’s truly a bridesmaid fashion revolution.

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White, black, colourful or print - anything goes with bridesmaid jumpsuits. The most important thing to remember is to choose a style and cut that flatters each of your bridesmaids – they need to feel confident too. There is no harm in choosing a few different styles of cuts for that mix-n-match look – simply finish off with a pair of complimentary heels and run with the alternative look with confidence.

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID JUMPSUIT

17 March 2016

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

bridesmaid jumpsuits

PIN OF THE DAY - MODERN COUTURE

10 March 2016

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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BOA STYLE - FLOWER GIRL HAIR INSPO

2 March 2016

We adore each and every one of these gorgeous flower girl hair styles! Whether her hair is long, short, blonde, brunette or in between we have an adorable style for you. Use plenty of flowers, real or imitation, whether it be in the form of a flower crown, head band or floral pins. If your flower girl won’t be dolled up, dress up her look with hair accessories.



Depending on your flower girls age, the style of your wedding dress and her dress, you can choose hair styles accordingly. A slick bun or loose curls; even keep her hair completely natural and implement floristry for a really beautiful casual look.



We just adore braids of all shapes and sizes… pigtails and loose braids are cute and girly or alternatively, incorporate braids into a bun for a really formal option.

Bouquets & Flowers  Flower Girls  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

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BOA BEAUTY - ESSIE MANI BAR

22 January 2016

Are you ready to commit to colour? Your big day is not about wearing what’s on trend, but rather about what’s right for you. Its your special day, wear what you like – find the colour that makes you feel beautiful, radiant + totally fabulous – we just recommend you pick your perfect hue from Essie Australia’s fabulous collection of bridal colours! In the spirit of something old + something new, we have borrowed a colour collection from Essie’s extensive colour catalogue to present to our wonderful brides-to-be at the Best Day Ever Wedding Festival’s mini mani station. Always advocates for natural, nude finishes, allow us to introduce to you a world of gush-worthy neutrals + nude shades that will take your aisle style well into the night + even all the way to the honeymoon. Your perfect bridal shade awaits you, which will you choose…

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MADEMOISELLE

Say bonjour to the most classic, grown-up pink. Award-winning and eternally trendy, this sheer nail polish is beloved by nail techs, professionals and manicure mavens around the globe.

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE

Fashion model with a business model; this naturally pinkish nude nail colour is smart, perfectly polished and poised for success.

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FIJI

Luxuriate in opaque, creamy pastel pink polish. This über-girly nail colour puts a pretty paradise at your beautifully manicured fingertips.

SPIN THE BOTTLE

Close your eyes. When you give this flirty, semi-sheer nude a whirl, be prepared to pucker-up.

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MARSHMALLOW

Sugary, soft and sweet. This lovely nail colour is just totally irresistible. For French manicures, cloudy sheer white lacquer is confection perfection.

BALLET SLIPPERS

An eternal manicurist and fashion stylist favourite, Essie’s classic pale pink polish is graced with a subtle, sheer finish. This beloved award-winning essential is an iconic colour for all seasons.

Whether you’re prepping to say “I do” or simply searching for that perfect natural, nude shade, you’ll be sure to find the perfect bridal shade for you + your leading ladies. Mademoiselle, not just a pretty face, Fiji, spin the bottle, marshmallow + Essie’s signature ballet slippers will all be on show waiting to take your pretty nails for a test. Created with a special formula that leaves your nails looking fresh and longer lasting, all while being DBP, toluene and formaldehyde free, meaning healthier, stronger looking nails to show off your sparkler with. Essie is the ultimate fashion accessory for your big day + you’re never fully dressed without a good manicure!

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Beauty  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - SHORT, SWEET + SIMPLE

11 January 2016

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Beach Weddings  Bridal Shoes  Outdoor Weddings  Spring Weddings  Summer Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  White Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL CLUTCH

8 January 2016

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Clutches  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

quirky wedding bridal clutch

PIN OF THE DAY - DAPPER DUDE

6 January 2016

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Grooms Grooming  Grooms Suit  Wedding Fashion 

tailored navy grooms wedding suit inspo

PIN OF THE DAY - WOMENS SUIT

4 January 2016

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Wedding Fashion  Wedding Guest 

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PIN OF THE DAY - NEW YEARS EVE GOWN

29 December 2015

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Bohemian Wedding  Engagement Styling  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

new years eve inspired wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - ITS A SPRING FLING

9 December 2015

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Spring Weddings  Summer Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

spring inspired wedding gowns

PIN OF THE DAY - KILLER BRIDAL CLAWS

3 December 2015

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Beauty  Jewellery  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

chrome finish wedding nails + modern gold wedding jewellery

PIN OF THE DAY - BLUSHING BRIDESMAID

2 December 2015

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

bridesmaids wedding day dresses in a blush hue

PIN OF THE DAY - NAVY WEDDING DRESS

30 November 2015

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

navy blue strapless wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - SOFIA VERGARA IS MARRIED!

23 November 2015

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - A GLAMOROUS LIFE

17 November 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

faraz manan couture luxurious wedding dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL LINGERIE

16 November 2015

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Wedding Fashion  White Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - WHITNEY PORTS WEDDING DRESS REVEALED

13 November 2015

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - SARA MELKI DESIGN

12 November 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - WE CHOO-CHOO-CHOOSE YOU

9 November 2015

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Bridal Shoes  Pink Wedding Ideas  Silver Wedding Ideas  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Shoes 

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PIN OF THE DAY - LEFT BREATHLESS BY BERTA

29 October 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - SERIOUS CAVALLI INSPO

20 October 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  White Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - CARRIE BRADSHAW EAT YOUR HEART OUT

14 October 2015

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Blue Wedding Ideas  Bridal Shoes  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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WEDDING STYLE - NEW YORK BRIDAL MARKET 2015

13 October 2015

So a big white gown isn’t exactly what you’re in the market for, it doesn’t matter because New York’s Fall 2016 Bridal Week will make for some seriously pleasurable browsing. The world’s best bridal couturists have stunned + wowed – providing the perfect Pinterest inspiration for bride-to-be’s [+ not to mention anyone else who loves pretty dresses]. Here at BOA HQ we love a good runway show and NYBFW has not disappointed us – pleasure your peepers + peruse through some of our favourite picks.

BOA TIP: Take note of which elements you would love on your own wedding gown, then take a look at Adelaide's finest bridal + couture houses here

INBAL DROR

Calling all fashion forward brides! It was all about sexy, sultry + dramatic silhouettes, with each dress appearing more daring than the one before.

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BERTA BRIDE

A series of super-sparkly + super-stunning dresses oozing glamour with plunging necklines, seductive fishtails + caped boleros, who say sophisticated cant be sexy?!

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GALIA LAHAV

Unveiling two collections - the signature sexiness of Galia Lahav is going nowhere, but a new softness adds an air of whimsy and romance to both collections.

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NAEEM KHAN

Sheer beauty right from the very start, this collection was wild, dramatic, fervent and heart-rendingly gorgeous.

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HOUGHTON

Blurring the lines between every day and wedding day; each piece flawlessly demonstrated the idea of ‘ready to wed’

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PRONOVIAS

Evoking a spirit of lightness, Pronovias celebrates the female form in sensual mermaid silhouettes, elongated trains + plunging open backs.

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Modern Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - ADD A LITTLE SPARKLE

8 October 2015

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Silver Wedding Ideas  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - A MOMENT WITH MUM

5 October 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Photography 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BE BOLD

30 September 2015

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Jewellery  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - HANDSOME DUO

22 September 2015

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Beach Weddings  Page Boys  Summer Weddings  Wedding Fashion 

handsome pageboy's in matching beach wedding outfits 

BOA EDIT - TOP TEN CELEBRITY WEDDING DRESSES

22 September 2015

For some serious wedding inspo, flip through Hollywood’s best. Here’s our top 10 prettiest and most memorable celebrity wedding gowns to oooh and ahhh over. Although some of these would blow the wedding budget out the water, not to mention your hubby-to-be may have a ‘mini’ freak out as you scan the pages of the BOA Pinterest board's; it doesn’t mean you can’t have girly moment to admire their beauty and picture yourself slipping one on.

BOA TIP: Put pen to paper and start jotting down some of the elements you love! Perhaps Kaley Cuoco’s statement pink Vera Wang gown takes your fancy? Then a bold number is for you – peruse coloured fabrics that complement your wedding colour palette. Or the sheer underlay of Poppy Delevingne’s Chanel may be more your style? A two–piece is definitely in fashion – take inspiration from Olivia Palermo’s tulle skirt and cardigan pairing and come up with your own enviable top and skirt combo. Peruse over Adelaide’s finest bridal + couture houses here..

SOLANGE KNOWLES in Kenzo
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POPPY DELEVINGNE in Chanel

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KATE MOSS in Galliano + OLIVIA PALERMO in Carolina Herrera

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KELLY CLARKSON in Alice Temperley

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ANNE HATHAWAY in Valentino

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LAUREN CONRAD in Badgely Mishka + Monique Lhuillier

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KALEY CUOCO in Vera Wang

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KATE MIDDLETON in Alexander McQueen

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ASHLEY TISDALE in a two-way Monique Lhuillier

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Celebrity Wedding Style  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

solange knowles kenzo wedding dress / poppy delevingne chanel wedding dress kate moss galliano wedding dress / olivia palermo carolina hererra two piece wedding dress / kelly clarkson temperley weddng dress / anne hathaway valentino wedding dress / lauren conrad badgely mishka wedding dress / lauren conrad monique lhuilier wedding dress / / kaley cuoco vera wang pink wedding dress / kate middleton alexander mcqueen wedding dress / ashley tisdale monique lhuillier wedding dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - MODERN DAY DREAM

21 September 2015

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Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

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67TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

21 September 2015

It’s daytime TV's ‘night of nights’, the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and it has not disappointed! We have once again been served a fashionably glorious helping of gorgeous glamour + swoon worthy gowns. taking fashion notes from the starts has never been so easy; feast your eyes on the BOA teams top pick’s for bridal looks.

Bombshell Sofia Vergara did not disappoint [as always] donning a gorgeous gold strapless structured gown by designer St. John with a mermaid finish, she was the epitome of sexy – the girl can do no wrong! America’s sweetheart Emma Roberts stunned in a plunging off-white Jenny Packham custom creation paired with a double chain wrapped around her neck.

Giuliana Rancic’s screamed sophisticated in a soft pastel pink embellished gown, which sat off the shoulder baring a little skin. She complimented her look with simple centre-parted loose waves – the perfect bridal hair.

What’s a red carpet without a little colour?! Turning heads, Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland dared in a glamorous wine-coloured Zac Posen with a dramatic collar - sealing the deal on her impressive style credentials once and for all!

Petite brunette, Yael Stone, opted for a structured silhouette in a pale pink teamed with a not so structured up-do which finished her look off perfectly. Although the gown was a classic shape of a structured bodice + full skirt, Yael added a modern + fun twist, opting to create the dress out of thick netted material and we agree!

And of course, we couldn’t go without mentioning Joanna Newsom in her fashion-forward Delpozo Spring 15 gown. She looked stunning in a unique, structural pink gown with a glittery floral bodice that highlighted her slim waist, which she paired with a deep pink lip. Not for the faint hearted, this dress is what fashion-forward brides dream of, would you dare?

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Wedding Fashion  Wedding Ideas  Wedding Styling 

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PIN OF THE DAY - DAPPER DUO

17 September 2015

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Grooms Grooming  Page Boys  Wedding Fashion 

page boy + groom dressed in the same wedding day attire

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID INSPO

8 September 2015

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Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

elie saab 2015 couture bridesmaid dress inspiration

PIN OF THE DAY - ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

7 September 2015

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL LINGERIE

1 September 2015

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Wedding Fashion  White Wedding Ideas 

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PIN OF THE DAY - COUTURE CRUSH

13 August 2015

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Modern Weddings  Wedding Fashion 

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ZUHAIR MURAD SPRING/SUMMER 2016 BRIDAL COLLECTION

4 August 2015

Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad knows how to put the glamour in wedding dresses, and his latest S/S 16 line is no exception. Glittering bodices, lace details and sheer styles entwined with modern and old world traditional twists. From sexy to demure, Murad’s latest bridal offering has it all.
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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer 2016 wedding dress collection

NICKY HILTONS NUPTIALS

14 July 2015

Hotel heiress Nicky Hilton wed the man of her dreams over the weekend, with vows taking place in the breathtaking gardens of Kensington Palace (yes, where the Duke & Duchess live; swoon). She wore a couture high-neck Valentino gown composed of three different ivory hues, richly embellished with crystals. The delicate balloon skirt ended with a three-meter long train and was covered with an elongated veil, trimmed with vintage lace. She was the epitome of angelic and we can’t get enough!
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Garden Weddings  Modern Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Nicky Hiltons couture Valentino lace wedding dress / bridal table setup / custom Christian Louboutin bridal shoes

PIN OF THE DAY - COUTURE ALLURE

7 July 2015

galia lahav spring summer 2016 wedding dress - brides of adelaide

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

breathtaking couture galia lahav wedding dress /

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT - HOLLYWOOD FASHION TAPE

7 July 2015

Is your dream dress a daring number or a draping dream? Fashion Tape is your new little secret - an invisible little trick that performs undercover magic and keeps you looking your best and feeling secure in those plunging necklines. Avoid those surprising slip-ups on your big day with Hollywood Fashion Tape. The clear, medical quality and easy-to-use double-sided body tape is gentle on skin, hypoallergenic and leaves no sticky residue behind. A few strips and you are secured so you can let loose and enjoy the party; it’s the ultimate ‘handbag essential’ and resolution for life’s fashion emergencies. Store a few strips in each of your bridesmaid’s wedding day essentials kit to ensure you and your girls grace the day with the right backup. And don’t forget to take a little selection of Fashion Tape along wherever you go for that peace of mind in any ensemble. Hollywood Fashion Tape is every girl’s best friend and a dream come true rolled into one!
hollywood fashion tape for wedding day fashion emergencies - brides of adelaide

Beauty  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion 

Hollywood Fashion Tape

PIN OF THE DAY - EDGY AND ELEGANT WEDDING GOWN

21 June 2015

Edgy and elegant wedding dress - Brides of Adelaide

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Edgy and elegant wedding gown

SHORT, SWEET AND CHIC WEDDING DRESS

18 June 2015

"Life's to short to wear boring dresses". Consider a short sweet and chic wedding dress and feel light on your feet, as you glide down your wedding aisle to you future husband. Not convinced? Why not have the best of both worlds with a short too long combo. See some of our favourite styles to help inspire you!

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Short to long sweet boho wedding dress / Short lace wedding dress / Short with long back wedding dressShort high neck wedding dress / Short cute wedding dress / Short to long sweet blush dress / Stunning shorter wedding dress

STEVEN KHALIL INSPIRATIONAL MBFW AUSTRALIA 2015 COUTURE COLLECTION

9 May 2015

Steven Khalil honoured a huge career milestone at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2015, celebrating 20 years of his brand, showcasing a dramatic couture collection. This show stopping voluminous flowing, kimono-esk dress glided down the runway and had the audience in absolute awe.

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Steven Khalil kimono dress/ Steven Khalil gown / Steven Khalil gold dress / Steven Khalil MBFW Australia 2015 couture collection

PIN OF THE DAY - COUTURE SHERBET TULLE WEDDING GOWN

17 April 2015

Inspired by feminine silhouettes and soft alluring fabrics, with detailed laces and lush sherbet tulles. For the elegant bride, who embodies effortless beauty and timeless sophistication.


Pastel Colours  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Tara Keely Sherbet Wedding Gown

PIN OF THE DAY - TWO PIECE LACE BRIDE

3 April 2015

We are in love with this two piece lace bridal dress!

boho two piece lace bridal dress


Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Boho two piece lace wedding dress

PNINA TORNAI DRESSES

30 March 2015

Fusions of uniquely luxurious designs, flawlessly tailored to the feminine silhouette of her bride’s body, Pnina Tornai’s exclusive couture creations showcase signature hand embroidered Swarovski crystals and enchanted fairytale corsets . Enjoy a glimpse of these dreamy audacious wedding dresses, perfect for the glamorous princess bride.

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress Open back /Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress detailed back / Pnina Tornai Textured Princess Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai Lace Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai Feather Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai SwarovskiCrystal Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai New York Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai Peach Wedding Dress / Pnina Tornai Corset Wedding Dress /

PIN OF THE DAY - FLORAL FASHION

25 March 2015

Prep, prime and pretty-up for you big day in style with a fabulous floral robe. Making for the cutest pre-wedding snaps, you’ll feel like a princess from dawn till dusk.

Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Photography 

vintage floral bride robe

PIN OF THE DAY - FORTY AND FABULOUS

15 March 2015

Happy birthday to the ever beautiful Eva Longoria. How you are turning the big four zero today, we will never understand! So, what better time to throwback to this incredible mermaid-esque gown, complete with cut out details.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

eva longoria white mermaid style dress at the rust and bone film premier

PIN OF THE DAY - DELICATE DRAPES

13 March 2015

This incredible gown is the perfect boho number, with draping, bat-wings and a creamy hue xx


Flower Girls  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

boho wedding dress with bat wing and v neck

PEPLUM PLEASE!

11 March 2015

Borrowing a popular silhouette from couture runways and providing bridal fashion with a dose of haute style, we just adore the peplum gown. Structured or delicately draped shapes typically define the waist and flare outwards at a flattering angle. Whether you favour a bohemian and soft design or a contemporary masterpiece with boning and modernity, there is a peplum piece for you to love. It’s like a nude shade of lippy – there is one to suit everyone!

To plan your perfect peplum piece, speak to SA's finest wedding vendors!

Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

vintage peplum wedding dress with lace detail / modern silk structured wedding dress / pale pink simple bridesmaid dresses / vintage lace wedding dress with subtle peplum detail / white strapless peplum wedding dress / simple white peplum wedding dress / off-white peplum wedding dress with full skirt / long sleeve and high neck white wedding dress with peplum detail

IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS

10 March 2015

Pumps, stilettos, points, strappy, peep toe and platform… Today it’s all about the shoes – after all, it’s all in the details, no? Why conform when you can pave the way, as you slide into some seriously stylish shoes on your wedding day. As you grace the aisle, a pop of colour peaks from beneath your gown as your Jimmy Choo’s say hello, or as your glide around the dance floor your gorgeous Monolos sparkle in all their diamante glory… Whether you’re a pastel gal or love your vibrancy, it’s time to have some fun on your wedding day and let your feet do the talking. Check out some of these incredible designs!

To find your perfect pair, visit SA's finest wedding shoe vendors!


Bridal Shower  Wedding Fashion 

pastel blue wedding heels with ruffled flower detail / peach pink pointed wedding flats / pale dusty pink strappy wedding shoes / nude patent leather valentino wedding shoes with bow detail / strappy wedding shoes with grey yellow and mint points / pale dusty blue slide on wedding heels / gold laser cut wedding heeled shoes / maroon prada suede wedding point heels / pastel pink wedding shoes with straps

PIN OF THE DAY - MARSALA MAGIC

9 March 2015

This bride looks ravishing in a daring gown, as she dons Pantone's Colour Of The Year - Marsala! Mmmmhm very nice.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

marsala mermaid style wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - CHIC SIMPLICITY

7 March 2015

We just adore how such a simple shot can hold so much grace and chicness!  xx

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

creative and unique wedding dress photography

PIN OF THE DAY - SHEER BEAUTY

6 March 2015

This all lace wedding gown is an incredible compilation of dainty and sexy... With a sheer skirt, the dreamy design sits off the shoulders and hugs the figure. Talk about picture perfect!

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

fitted lace off the shoulder wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - TO VIOLET OR NOT TO VIOLET?

4 March 2015

The colour, the cut, the texture and style... We cannot get enough of these amazing bridesmaid dresses!

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

pale violet high fashion bridesmaid dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - FLOWING FAVOURITE

27 February 2015

This soft flowing wonder with the most delicate purple undertone is the perfect choice for a fashion forward bride, wanting to encapsulate a classic romance within her style.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

soft pink purple wedding dress with thin gold belt and sweetheart neckline

PIN OF THE DAY - RUFFLED ROMANCE

26 February 2015

Put your best foot forward in some gorgeous heels with a soft ruffled appeal!

Bridal Shoes  Wedding Fashion 

off white wedding shoes with soft ruffled tulle detail

PIN OF THE DAY - ROPE ME IN

25 February 2015

It's all about these breathtaking bridesmaid dresses! The rope detail and flattering pastel shade... Leaving us a little weak at the knees.

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

high neck wedding dres and pale bridesmaid dresses with twist rope detail

PIN OF THE DAY - CAPED CREATION

23 February 2015

This caped creation is just superb with a slim-line fit and fashion-forward featuring flowing over the back... and surprise, the back is equally as beautiful with a flatting cut. Hello 2015!

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

backless pleated ivory cape wedding dress

RING BEARER FASHION FINDS

19 February 2015

It’s easy for your little ones to steal the show on your wedding day, and we can certainly see why with these fabulous fashion finds. Be it a super stylish gent, summer cool, the highly hipster dude or a super sleek sir… These looks are just gorgeous and can be altered to suit any style of occasion.

Page Boys  Wedding Fashion 

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BELLE OF THE BALL

18 February 2015

Perfectly pairing a little vintage with a lot gorgeous! This off-white, A symmetrical gown is ticking all the right boxes for us.


Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

off white a symmetrical high neck vintage wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - COUTURE CRUSH

13 February 2015

Completely crushing over this couture wedding gown. The lace lines and simple silhouette... just gorgeous.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

white high neck lace wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - SOFT SHADES AND SEXY SHOULDERS

11 February 2015

Bridesmaids bare sultry shoulders in soft and subtle shades of dusty pink. For the most stylish of bridal parties, this form fitting gown is one for the ages.

Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

one shoulder pale pink bridesmaid dress

SUBTLE SPARKLES

9 February 2015

A sophisticated sparkled added through some subtly placed diamantes... These wedding points are just gorg.


Bridal Shoes  Wedding Fashion 

glitzy wedding shoes

JUMPSUIT JAMMING

9 February 2015

Whether you’re a tomboy bride looking for something more “you”, or a stylish dame planning to forge your own path down the aisle there are lots of wedding dress alternatives that will have you feeling fabulous – today we treat you to the jumpsuit. Solange Knowles did it, so it must be majorly amazing!

Wedding Fashion 

bridal jumpsuit 1 / bridal jumpsuit 2   / bridal jumpsuit 3 / bridal jumpsuit 4 / bridal jumpsuit 5 / bridal jumpsuit 6

SENSATIONAL SKIRTS

6 February 2015

This sensational skirt makes for a fashionable wedding combo we are in awe of!

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

wedding dress skirt

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID BRAID

4 February 2015

An absolutely gorgeous hairstyle for your best beauties. Your bridesmaids will look elegant, whimsy and wonderful with fresh floral hair embellishments in soft colours to complement their glamorous gowns.

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

bridesmaid hair styling with floral accessory

IRRESISTIBLE ISLA

3 February 2015

Happy Birthday to this absolute starlette. Isla Fisher is everything donning this simple and sleek style - just perfect for the rehearsal dinner!

Bridal Shower  Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

isla fisher at the great gatsby launch

THE LITTLE BLACK BRIDESMAID DRESS

3 February 2015

The little black dress is the perfect gown style for your bridesmaids, one that they will be sure to wear again and again. The untraditional choice of colour is versatile and elegant and we think that these stunning designs may possibly have you reaching for the darker option for your wedding day xx

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

black one shoulder bridesmaid dress / black one shoulder bridesmaid dress 2 / short full skirt black bridesmaid dresses / high neck bridesmaid dress / v back black bridesmaid dress / black bridesmaid dresses

WEDDING GOWN 'WOW'

2 February 2015

A seamless silky wedding gown taking our breathe away! Embroidery creating a separate section of floral gorgeousness atop a perfected slim-line bottom.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

white slim wedding gown with floral embroidery  

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT - HOLLYWOOD FASHION TAPE

30 January 2015

Avoid any slipups on your big day with Hollywood Fashion Tape. Is your dream dress a daring or draping number? Fashion Tape is your little secret - an invisible trick to perform undercover wardrobe magic and keep you looking terrific and feeling secure in plunging necklines or thin straps. A woman’s favourite fashion accessory! Clear, medical quality and easy-to-use double-sided apparel and body tape is gentle on skin, hypoallergenic and leaves no residue on fabrics. A few strips can hold up a strapless dress, pin a hem, close up wrap dresses and seal a gaping blouse. Thirty six strips, packaged in a gorgeous, girly pink, sleek tin; it’s the ultimate ‘clutch essential’ and smart solution for life’s little emergencies. Store a pretty little tin in each of your bridesmaid’s cosmetic case to ensure your girls grace the day with fashion backup – Hollywood Fashion Tape is every girl’s best friend! Take a sweet little selection of Fashion Tape along on your honeymoon for those dressy nights out, kaftans by the pool and peace of mind in any ensemble.

Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

hollywood fashion tape

PIN OF THE DAY - SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL AND BLUE

29 January 2015

Dusty blue bridesmaid dresses with the most beautiful one shoulder cut. Your favourite girls will look fabulous!

Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

dusty blue bridesmaid dresses

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT - NAILENE FRENCH EXPRESS PRESS-ON NAILS

26 January 2015

The right manicure can take your wedding day look to glamorous new heights. The ever-elegant French manicure is always on trend and has as much versatility as it does class, and guess what? Nailene has now made it possible to achieve the most amazing nails from the comfort of your couch - hello Gossip Girl, hot chocolate and PJ pants… Forget sticky strips that slip as you attempt to get the perfect white tip or spend hours in a salon with a headache from the stench of acrylic. ‘French Express’ offer gorgeous press-on nails for an everyday, natural looking manicure. Simply place, press and voila – a full set of salon quality nails with self-adhesive technology for maximum comfort and superior wear. An uber thin design to embrace your natural nail for a perfect fit and a glamorous gel-like shine will have you clasping your favourite blooms with picture-perfect fingertips as you grace the aisle. Pre-glued and petite size, twenty four nails, in twelve sizes come with one manicure stick for precision and one buffer to perfect your wedding look and buff your nails to beautiful!

Beauty  Wedding Fashion 

nailene french express press-on nails

PIN OF THE DAY - BIG, BOLD + BEAUTIFUL

26 January 2015

Big, bold and beautiful... a stunning ruffled design for the bride seeking a breathtaking statement.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

full white ruffled wedding dress

PIN OF THE DAY - GORGEOUS GUCCIS

23 January 2015

A gorgeous pair of Guccis - pale pink stilettos pulling at our shopaholic heart strings!


Bridal Shoes  Wedding Fashion 

gucci wedding stiletto shoes

PIN OF THE DAY - MAROON MOMENTS

18 January 2015

Striking and sexy, these maroon stilettos make for an alluring statement. Paired with a LBD for the engagement party, fitted to your favourite ladies as they bare bridesmaid duties for the day or peeking through as your big white gown sweeps the aisle.

Bridal Shoes  Wedding Fashion 

maroon wedding shoes

PIN OF THE DAY - OFF THE SHOULDER

16 January 2015

A design that is as gorgeous as it is alluring... A simple yet sexy wedding gown for the modern bride.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

off the shoulder lace wedding gown

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL BUN

10 January 2015

Effortless chic. This bride wears her hair in a stylish, sophisticated and soft bun that we adore!

Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

brunette bride low bun

THE MODERN MINIMALIST

8 January 2015

The only thing better for kicking off the day than a double latte? A major helping of seriously gorgeous wedding styling. The modern minimalist wedding takes inspiration from the trending interior design movement, and less is more! Vast white spaces and monochrome features.


The modern minimalist is sleek and a tribute to Japanese interior design which is where the idea was born. The concept explores simplicity and keeps space open and clean. It’s important to remember that the design only uses necessary elements to occupy and stylize your wedding. A neutral palette is what really defines a modern and minimalist event.



White is often considered the supreme colour choice for a modern and minimal design and these examples exemplify this. Fashion and food keeps with this, and splashes of gold and subtle hues can be found throughout to complement the starkness.


For a day that emanates with the times, this style is super fashionable and will no doubt have your family in friends in awe of your design abilities!

Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

modern minimal wedding menu / modern twig stick wedding centerpieces / vera wang simple sleek wedding dress / modern 'i do' text cake topper / modern white three tier wedding cake / cheap monday a symmetrical dress / modern simple minimal wedding invite

PIN OF THE DAY - COOL, CRISP AND COLLECTED

31 December 2014

All white and asymmetrical shoulders… styling at its finest! So crisp, clean and modern. We are loving this look! xx

Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

white bridesmaid dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - THE PERFECT PACKAGE

26 December 2014

All wrapped up, and tied with a bow... the perfect package! Simply gorgeous.

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

modern wedding dress with bow

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID IN BLUSH

24 December 2014

Exuding elegance, this flattering bridesmaids dress in the softest pink is just divine.



Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

soft pink asos bridesmaids dress

BOHO - GLAM WEDDING STYLE

23 December 2014

Boho-glam, it's like Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen… A little bit glamorous with a whole lot of bohemian! A gorgeous style for the boho bride at heart who desires a little bit more tradition to her day. Feathers with diamonds and wedding gowns that remain white but with drapery and movement. You get the traditional and boho princess at the same time.



Soft pinks and neautral tones are perfect for the boho glam wedding. It's soft, feminine and whimsical! Pair traditional flowers like peonies or roses with foliage and succulents to achieve that style of two worlds combining... We just adore this bouquet!

Beauty  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

boho glam head piece / boho glam wedding cake / boho glam wedding dress / boho glam bridesmaid dresses / boho glam wedding bouquet / boho glam feather head piece / boho glam wedding decor / boho glam wedding gown / boho glam bride and groom

PIN OF THE DAY - WIFEY AND HUBBY TEES

14 December 2014

You definitely need this in your life... so cute!


Wedding Fashion 

wifey and hubby tshirts

DIFFERENT BRIDESMAID DRESS STYLES

10 December 2014

Selecting bridesmaid dresses - it will either be the most fun or hardest thing you have to do for your big day. Same colour, different styles is a great idea to make the process so much easier so your girls can chose a style they find most flattering and comfy.



There is something really modern and funky about different styles as well. It creates visual interest and allows your bridesmaids to show off a little of their personality– white still looking a quite uniform and formal.


Bridesmaids  Purple Wedding Ideas  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  Yellow Wedding Ideas 

cream bridesmaid dresses / silver sparkly bridesmaid dresses / turquoise bridesmaid dresses / cobalt blue bridesmaid dresses / yellow bridesmaid dresses / light lavender bridesmaid dresses / taupe bridesmaid dresses / mint green bridesmaid dresses

PIN OF THE DAY - SEQUIN EMELLISHED WEDDING DRESS

10 December 2014

This Elie Saab dress is jaw-droppingly beautiful! The movement of the skirt with the sequin embellished top. Put simply... wow!

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

elie saab wedding dress

THE MIDI LENGTH WEDDING DRESS

3 December 2014

Captivating, on trend and fashion forward... make a statement with this unconventional wedding gown style. 'Midi length' is technically any hem line which falls below the knee and above the ankle. Often perceived as retro or vintage, we have some dresses that kick this concept to the side. These dresses are modern and cutting edge; we think they scream sophistication and style.

Whether you prefer A-line, full tulle or a two piece we have found a gorgeous gown for you.

Beauty  Bridesmaids  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

vintage midi length wedding dress / full skirt midi length wedding dress / modern plunge neck a-line midi length wedding dress / classic midi length wedding dress / marchesa midi length wedding dress / asos midi length wedding dress / high neck a-line midi length wedding dress / two piece midi length wedding dress / blake lively midi length wedding dress / modern two piece midi length wedding dress

BEAUTY SPOTLIGHT - BANDELETTES

1 December 2014

Covering the important issues here at BOA; we are never ones to shy away from the personal issues. Bandelettes offer a sexy solution to chafing thighs, one of the many unspoken beauty pains. Bandalettes are sexy thigh bands designed to stay put and give you comfort and protection against chafing all day long. These pretty little lace bands are an effective solution against friction and irritation. Bandelettes are the result of two girlfriends, discovering over coffee, they both suffer from the often awkward and annoying problem of chafing. Many women describe the beautiful bands as life changing, we would also say an undergarment superhero, the two rows of stay up silicone hold them perfectly in place.

We road tested Bandelettes, donning the lace bands in our daily BOA HQ activites. Disbelief was mutual when when we revealed it was actually an anti chafing solution. The fabulous design can be worn all year round with almost anything, or nothing at all… Chic and pleasing, Bandelettes can be worn in the warmer months as a fashionable piece and double as an effective replacement for tights, only better. Chafing is gone for good, and our minds are instantly at ease.

Stay comfortable through out your wedding day with Bandalettes under your gown... and for a super cute and unique idea, gift each of your bridesmaids with one.




Beauty  Wedding Fashion 

bandelettes anti chafing bands

PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID'S ROBES

27 November 2014

Providing your bridesmaids with some silk robes on your wedding day is such a beautiful idea. Not only will your photos look gorgeous, it’s a lovely gift for your girls to keep. We love these pastel options!


Bridal Shower  Bridesmaids  Wedding Fashion 

bridesmaids silk pastel robes

FISHTAIL WEDDING GOWNS

18 November 2014

The fishtail wedding dress, or mermaid style, is a favourite around BOA HQ! With it's figure hugging design and flared hemline. Flaunt your sexy curves in a gown that oozes modern glamour. Flaring out just below the knee, this design shows off each curve and contour of the female body.

Fishtail gowns can be as dramatic or subtle as desired. Likewise, the train can be long and exaggerated or basically non existent. What ever mirrors your personal style - the day is totally about you.



Strapless, sweetheart, one shoulder or high neck, we love them all! Chose gown style in accordance to height and body shape... strapless flatters shorter women while a high neck would give the illusion of a shorter torso.

Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling  White Wedding Ideas 

white strapless fishtail wedding dress / high neck fishtail wedding dress / pale pink ruffled fishtail wedding dress / sequined structured fishtail wedding dress / strapless white fishtail wedding dress / beige tulle fishtail wedding dress / vera wang fishtail wedding dress / jennifer aniston in fishtail gown  

CASUAL GROOM FASHION

18 November 2014

Some men love a polo and jeans, others feel comfortable in chinos and military boots or perhaps your beau loves a bow tie...

You've spent hours pondering your dream gown - something to accentuate your favourite features and that makes you feel a million dollars. The groom often makes his appearance in a restricting suit complete with suspenders, vest and tuxedo jacket... does this accentuate his fave features? and make him feel a million dollars? If not, we have found some amazing ensembles for you man which are as comfy as they are stylish. We think they look scrumptious :)



Style suits with bow ties, open jackets, no jacket, open collar with no tie, tight jeans, mismatching coloured pants and tops or his favourite shoes... the possibilities are endless. Just remember to have some polished, formal elements to bring the look together. If there is no tie, ensure a nice jacket is worn, or if the pants are casual chinos or jeans ensure a tie and vest is worn.



Textured jackets are so hot! We love pairing jackets and shirts in different colours to create a "street style" vibe.

Men's Suits & Accessories  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

beige jacket with purple bow tie / blue suit with checkered shirt / pale blue suit with open collar / vintage boho bride and groom / white and grey suit / cream corduroy vest / modern chic bride and groom / grey and white casual suit / white suit from groom

PIN OF THE DAY - FLOCK OF FLOWER GIRLS

12 November 2014

The cutest flock of flower girls! The flower crowns and frocks... too adorable. These princesses would pave the way for the most fanciful entrance.

Flower Girls  Wedding Fashion 

flock of flower girls with flower crowns  

THE HIGH NECK WEDDING GOWN

11 November 2014

The myriad of dress design choices is of abundance, and ever growing. We adore these high neck wedding gowns - such a classic design which is both timeless and elegant. Kick the matronly look to the side - these dresses are anything but. To implement a sexy and feminine aspect, a backless style is a beautiful complimenting attribute.



For a super flattering quality - tulle, lace, beaded and cut out neck details are perfect. "High neck" does not just constitute a conservative look with no flesh showing.

Beach Weddings  Beauty  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

hight neck scooped collar dress / tulle high neck wedding dress / beaded high neck wedding dress / high neck lace wedding gown / high neck lace wedding dress / boho high neck wedding dress / high neck grey wedding dress / short length high neck dress

THE SHORT VEIL

7 November 2014

Such a beautiful adaptation to the traditional, long veil! These short editions are so pretty, typically covering just the face or part thereof. They compliment both an up-do and flowing locks, left down to frame the face. Opt for either a detailed veil with plenty of embellishments or go for a simple option to show off other features like makeup and, of course, the dress!



Adornments like feathers, diamantes, pearls, tulle and flowers add character to shorter veils and can intensify the effect of the head piece.

Veils  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

simple mesh short veil / classic short veil with flower / short veil over the face / subtle short veil / small short veil with diamante pin / modern short veil / ruffled short veil / short veil with flower band

BRIDAL NAIL ART

4 November 2014

Make your day glamorous and polished, right down to your nails, (excuse the pun.) Nail art is so in at the moment, and it is surprisingly easier than it looks! If you dare; grab some tools and get practicing. Or opt for the pamper treatment, pin some snaps and print to take your favs to your nail salon - think about relating it to wedding themes, colour palettes and dress textures.



Select a neutral nail with elegant art like floral and shine. Keeping the nail as natural as possible and subtly using white to add patterns and textures will create a feminine look.



If you're feeling daring add colour - diamantes and beads create a 2 dimensional, fun finish!


Wedding Accessories  Wedding DIY  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

nail art diamante / silver and white nail art / floral nail art / gold glitter geometric nail art / grey matte nail art / taupe and gold nail art / pink and blue floral nail art / turquoise nail art / french tip nail art / floral nail art 2 / silver tip nail art / glitter nude nail art

PIN OF THE DAY - TWIGLEY WEDDING

2 November 2014

Such a beautiful relationship between lace in these wedding gowns. These dresses were worn by Kate Twigley during her wedding this week. Which is your favourite? 


Bridal Makeup  Real Weddings  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair  Wedding Styling 

jaton couture wedding gowns

ASHLEY MADEKWE WEDDING GUEST INSPO

29 October 2014

Today's wedding guest fashion inspo comes from fashion blogger, Ashley Madekwe ( also sassy socialite in TV series, Revenge.) We have raided her wardrobe to bring to you some of the most beautiful wedding outfits for this summer season.




Whether the event is black tie, garden party or a more low key affair, Ashley wears something for you. Traditional formal fashions are taking a back seat and brights, textures, creativity and statement accessories  are debuting among on-trend wedding-goers.

Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

blue jumpsuit / mint ruffle skirt / slate midi skirt dress / black and white ensemble with statement shoes / orange ruffle dress / pink mini dress

CROPPED / TWO PIECE WEDDING DRESS

28 October 2014

The trend of the two piece wedding ensemble is translating through into bridal fashion from further afield this season, and we couldn't be happier. Imagine a wedding gown that you could actually wear again! We are so in love with these cropped numbers that we really struggled to chose just a few to showcase for you.

Tastefully flash a little skin on your wedding day - we think these bridal duos look just as striking as many traditional wedding gowns. Another fashion bandwagon that we are definitely going to be getting aboard.



These amazing two piece combo's are perfect for any bride - boho, sleek and glamorous ... how amazing does this bride look in her lace piece with red lippy?



Opt for all white or mix it up with any colour, we love this grey and gold selection. And don't fret ladies, you don't need to have the flawless Victoria's Secret bod going on either, choose a longer top to flatter all figures!

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PIN OF THE DAY - BOHO BRIDAL STYLING

24 October 2014

When bridal styling so right, on so many levels. The dress design is stunning and we are just adoring un-conventional and simple bouquets at the minute...




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PAINTED IN PASTEL

21 October 2014

Up for something a little less traditional and a bit more fabulously gorgeous? The non-white wedding dress is slowly making its way into modern-day weddings and we are loving it!



Don't panic, we aren't suggesting you have to walk down the isle in bright fuchsia, (although you could!) Pastel colours are so pretty and a subtle way to add an element of surprise to your dress.

These colours are just exquisite.




Alternatively, inject colour into your dress with dip-dye details or under layer of tulle.

Blue Wedding Ideas  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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FISHTAIL BRAID INSPO

20 October 2014

Here at Brides of Adelaide, we can't get enough of the fishtail braid- whether it be an up-do, half up, classic braid or featured in a boho, un-kept style. We think these styles are amazing and would make for the perfect addition to any wedding day, no matter what your style.



Incorporate the fishtail braid into a formal style for a more classic bridal look.



Alternatively, take the braid in a more casual way for a fashion forward look, which is so gorgeous right now.

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PIN OF THE DAY - NADIA COPPOLINO

13 October 2014

How one dress can encapsulate such beauty and perfection yet character, we are in awe. Melbourne based blogger, Nadia Coppolino of chroniclesofnadia.com.au, couldn't look more amazing in her J'Aton Couture wedding gown!





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THE LOVELY LIVELY

8 October 2014

In honour of Blakey Lively's recent announcement of her pregnancy, we thought it the perfect opportunity to take a look back over some of our favourite moments in this blonde, glamours wardrobe.  Our Serena Van Der Woodsen is all grown up!

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PIN OF THE DAY - FLORAL FLOWER GIRL

2 October 2014

This floral flower girl is melting our hearts today. Some inspiration for dressing the little princess in your life for the big day... This look is perfect for a boho, garden wedding.


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WEDDING REHEARSAL DINNER DRESS INSPO

18 September 2014

Your wedding celebration begins with rehearsal dinner party where you'll want to look your best. Of course, you don't have to be attending a wedding to appreciate these fabulous feminine styles that you're sure to wear time and time again!

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PIN OF THE DAY - UNDERSTATED SEQUIN GLAM

15 September 2014

This stunning gown is the perfect example of how a wedding dress can both be simultaneously relaxed and glamorous. Gold sequins capture the light in this unstructured wrap design...absolutely breath-taking xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - BALLGOWN ROMANCE

13 September 2014

How utterly dreamy are those luscious layers? You asked for a princess wedding dress and you got one... xx

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ADELAIDE WEDDING DRESSES - RAPSIMO

10 September 2014

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Incredible workmanship, beautiful, quality fabrics and unrivalled passion – this is the recipe that creates one of Adelaide’s finest bridal stores. We have loved Rapsimo for a very long time…the elegant designs are a unique addition to our local bridal industry. Designer Ann Christou brings a wealth of experience to her bridal design, as well as a selection of stunning dresses from around the world. We cannot just spend five minutes in Rapsimo! Every visit sees us admiring dress after dress, swooning for the delightful displays! If you too would love to get caught up in the visually amazing world of Rapsimo, visit here

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ANGELINA JOLIE WEDDING INSPIRATION

8 September 2014

Can Angelina Jolie put a foot wrong? This red carpet vixen knows her signature style and just how to work it. While she revealed her wedding dress last week, complete with embroidered hand-drawn pictures by her children (naw), we've been inspired by some of her other red carpet outfits. Here's our picks for Jolie wedding style... xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - SHOW STOPPING WEDDING STYLE

6 September 2014

Oh, stop it! Everything about this bride is show stopping!! Her dress, curves, curls and makeup stop us in our tracks...absolute glamour! x

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WHO WORE IT BETTER? BLAKE VS POPPY

5 September 2014

Who wore it better? What’s your verdict? Is it the infallibly stylish Poppy Delevingne who looked breathtakingly beautiful and elegant in this Chanel number, or Blake Lively, who added a boho spin on her Chanel couture with a messy plait? Both look absolutely stunning in our opinion…kudos ladies! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - GLAM HAIR PIECE

5 September 2014

How super sweet does this young bride look in her lovely hair accessory. The tousled hair ensures her style is relaxed, with a touch of glimmering glam xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - GOLD + MOCHA FASHION TWIST

4 September 2014

A visually enticing treat for brides with a love for the unique! Gold sequins meet grey tulle to create this eye-catching bridal gown! We are swooning over those delicate layers... xx

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TUTU BRIDESMAID DRESSES

3 September 2014

Our current obsession: tutu bridesmaid dresses! This fun, feminine trend is the cutest way to work tulle into your bridesmaid fashion. We love the array of pastel hues, which work beautifully with the tulle to create the softest and sweetest bridesmaid dresses. Alternatively, BRIGHT hues work for the retro vibe who desires to incorporate a POP of fifties into her look. Long, floaty tulle tutu skirts provide a more elegant appeal, while a two piece skirt and top combo work for relaxed soirees… xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - SWEEP ME OFF MY FEET

30 August 2014

A romantic moment caught on camera - it helps that this wedding dress is absolutely breathtaking!! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - TAN BEAUTIES

29 August 2014

We definitely approve of the tan bridesmaid dress / leafy headpiece combo! The natural colours go beautifully with a slight tan and the soft makeup - a match made in heaven! xx

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GODDESS BY NATURE - CONVERTIBLE BRIDESMAID DRESS

26 August 2014

This amaaaazing bridesmaid dress is causing quite the stir - and it's easy to see why!! The Goddess By Nature convertible bridesmaid dress is the perfect way to ensure that your bridesmaids are able to feel comfortable in a flattering style. The dress can be tied thirty different ways to create designs that suit your theme and sense of fashion - it truly is the ideal way to customise your wedding style!!! We spotted these lovelies at Adelaide's Glamour Room - stop by and check out their selection of hues! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - STATEMENT JEWELS

25 August 2014

Love jewels? You're not the only one! If your signature style includes a statement necklace, incorporate a glam one into your bridal attire for a dazzle of stylish allure...xx

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OFF THE SHOULDER WEDDING DRESS INSPIRATION

25 August 2014

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Turn heads at your wedding with a flash of polished shoulder and decolletage with a sweet, yet sexy 'off the shoulder' wedding gown. These designs present a touch of whimsy, with the delicate sleeves resting daintily on the arms. This gorgeous neckline can be paired with different silhouettes, meaning you can tailor the look to suit your personal style - from ballgown to mermaid and everything in between! Dress up with a statement neckline for an added touch of drama and you're good to dazzle.... xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - ORGANZA BONAZA

24 August 2014

Ruffles of beautiful organza fall dramatically around the bride's fit, creating a ballgown skirt fit for a princess. The intricately beaded strapless bodice is a stylish plus! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - ROYAL BLUE BESTIES

23 August 2014

A simple pair of neutral heels and understated white bouquets are all these girls need to work these amazing blue bridesmaid dresses! We love the sleeves! xx

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NUDE BRIDESMAID DRESSES

20 August 2014

Master understated glamour with sophisticated nude bridesmaid dresses. These softly shaded gowns are a luscious addition to your bridal party, providing the perfect amount of subtle contrast. The neutral shade allows you to add elements of drama elsewhere, such as extravagant bouquets or an eye-catching bridal gown. Whether you decide on sweet and short or long and glam, you can never go wrong with bridesmaid dresses in elegant nude hues... xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - PEEP-TOE PRETTINESS

18 August 2014

Nothing like a dose of dreamy peep-toe shoes to get you through three-thirty-itis! Enjoy swooning xxx

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PIN OF THE DAY - HEART ON MY SLEEVE

16 August 2014

Long bohemian sleeves are on everyone's mind at the moment - and it's obvious why! Enjoy today's stylish fling with carefree lace sleeves xx

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invites

13 August 2014

Sock it to me! Colourful, vibrant socks are all the fashion for menswear right now - so it's a fab idea to incorporate this cool trend into your wedding party. The photos will look incredible and your boys will be feeling mighty suave! Take a cue from these dapper gentlemen...

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MISMATCHED LADIES

13 August 2014

On the hunt for bridesmaids style that is a little less formal, unique and allows the personality of each of your favourite women to shine? Consider the loveliness of mismatched bridesmaids dresses and create a visual delight. Go for similar shades in the same length, or alternatively - be daring and choose patterns! Here's a little inspiration to help you get started... xx

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FRENCH PERFUMERY WEDDING STYLE

11 August 2014

Escape to a world where the surroundings are as beautiful as they are aromatic. Pastel shades dance with glamorous elements of pearls and crystals to create the sweet opulence of a sophisticated French perfumery. Don't forget a alluring spritz of your favourite Chanel or Dior fragrance for this special style...french theme wedding perfume brides of adelaide magazinefrench theme wedding perfume brides of adelaide magazinefrench theme wedding perfume brides of adelaide magazinefrench theme wedding perfume brides of adelaide magazine

Classical soft and luxurious French style defines this beautiful wedding, where darling fabrics such as tulle and lace meet scintillating crystals and the architectural beauty of perfume bottles. Touches of gold reflect the luxurious spray nozzle of the glamorous bottles...

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Complete your French styling with a delectable selection of French desserts to entice the tastebuds and please the eyes! Think macarons, meringues and tasty pastries x

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - CORAL + PINK PEONY BRIDAL BOUQUET

5 August 2014

We LOVE the way this ahmaaazing bridesmaid bouquet complements and highlights the bridesmaid dress simultaneously. The soft pink peonies add a bridal edge, while the coral blooms bring out the gorgeous hue of the dress xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - BLUSH CRUSH

3 August 2014

Bridesmaid fashion at it's finest! These bridesmaids show us exactly how to work the convertible dress trend to create style that is cohesive in colour, yet beautifully individualistic in shape xx

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WEDDING DAY SNIPPETS - YIOTA

5 June 2014

In honour of Throwback Thursday, we're throwing back to stunning Yiota's (one half of Sabo Skirt) tres stylish wedding day! Like true detectives, we've raided Yiota and Thessy's Instagram for snippets of the much-anticipated affair. The part that made our jaws drop? The custom-made Anna Peng  bridesmaid gowns! Each lovely lady wore a strapless blush deep plunge design with an overlay of flowy silk. Fashion guru Yiota paired the look with a scintillating headpiece for each bridesmaid. Yiota was every inch the radiant bride herself in a strapless floaty gown and flawless glowing makeup. 10/10!

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COUTURE CRUSH

3 June 2014

One of our all-time favourite couture crushes, this figure hugging J'Aton gown wore by Nadia Bartel tugs at our heart strings. A sartorial work of art, the gown is decorated with exquisite hand beaded glass pearl and ceramic beads, all together in a intricately detailed bodice and sheer skirt. One word: amazing. Nadia from

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FLORAL FRIDAY - BRIGHT BRIDESMAID BOUQUETS

30 May 2014

Pop! Pow! A gorgeous way to add a splash of colour to your wedding is through the bridesmaid dresses or flowers. Sometimes, it can be tricky to match vibrant hues together - especially if you reaaaally want colourful flowers AND bridesmaid dresses (we don't blame you, we're suckers for anything eye-catching!). In order to match colourful bouquets to bright bridesmaid dresses, just follow these simple steps:

  • Choose a block colour as your bridesmaid dress, or else the entire combo may become a little busy!

  • A simplistic dress design will allow you to be more creative with your flowers - anything too detailed might take the attention away from your amaaaazing bouquets.

  • You have two options: choose flowers that complement the colours in your bridesmaid dresses, for example, a gradient of purple hue OR choose the opposite of the colour wheel. This means that if your main girls are wearing a purple dress, incorporate yellow into the bouquet, or if they are wearing turquoise, create orange arrangements for them to carry. This will ensure the colours really POP!

  • Don't forget to check out SA's finest florists at our interactive online Wedding Directory here...

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PIN OF THE DAY - TUTU WEDDING FASHION

26 March 2014

Stuck with an outfit to wear to your next wedding? We are in love with this tutu, which is made less formal with a cute gray tshirt. The hair and the heels complete the style - love, love, love. xxtutu fashion style wedding brides of adelaide magazine

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PIN OF THE DAY - GO MOD

4 March 2014

Chic, gorgeous, adorable - we are totally sold on this mod-inspired bridal look! The short dress teamed with a voluminous hair 'do and those purple parfait shoes are too babe'n! xx

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PIN OF THE DAY - ROMANTIC RUFFLES

31 January 2014

This beautiful bride sits amongst soft and romantic layers...so pretty...xx

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TOP TEN WEDDING FLORAL CROWN IDEAS

30 January 2014

Whimsical and oh-so-pretty floral crowns are a trend for carefree brides that is here to stay. Feminine, soft and relaxed, floral crowns bring a sense of magical whimsy to a wedding day. The best part is there's SO many gorgeous ways you can incorporate flowers into your hair! Whether you want a dramatic crowns or a few blooms here and there, there's something to suit every flora loving bride! It's a beautiful idea to use fresh blooms that match the varieties in your bouquet to create consistency throughout the styling. Peruse our top ten floral crown picks...(it was hard to narrow them down!)...

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ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

24 January 2014

Vibrant, bold and so much fun - we LOVE this exciting look for vivacious brides! Inspired by Christian Dior Haute Couture 2009, this bridal dress incorporates the wedding colours into the gown lining for a look-at-me pop of colour!

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MAKE A STATEMENT

15 January 2014

You can stumble across some incredible finds on Etsy - the website is a bride's source for all unique! Our breath was simply taken away by these gorgeous necklaces - an opulent accessory for the high-fashion bride! x

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BEACH BRIDES

13 January 2014

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Summer is well and truly upon us! We're turning up the heat further with these hot, hot, HOT beach-inspired wedding dresses! The perfect, floaty gowns for a day by the sea. Whether you're after elegance on the sand or boho romance, there's a style to suit every beach loving bride. These frocks are cool and light, with an array of textures and fabrics to reflect the wonders you find in the ocean and by the beach. Grab a cool drink and let your eye wander... 

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BLUSH AND TULLE WEDDING STYLE

26 November 2013

Would you swap traditional white in favour of dreamy blush wedding gowns? We love these feminine creations, full with tulle, detail and elegance...

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDAL STYLE

20 November 2013

Simple bridal elegance...the soft and feminine neckline gives the dress a little something extra, and the houndstooth ribbon on the bouquet adds interest. Everything works beautifully...

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PIN OF THE DAY - CORAL BRIDESMAID STYLE

15 November 2013

We love this dreamy photo by Feather & Stone Photography...the colours resemble a delectable pastel parfait! So gorgeous for spring bridesmaids! A hint of cornflower blue in the bouquet is the perfect touch.

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PIN OF THE DAY - DERBY DAY COUTURE

4 November 2013

Wow! Who thought that we would drawing inspiration from maternity wear? Five months pregnant and Rebecca Judd has still managed to top our charts as best dressed at Derby Day in this outstanding leather and lace bump-hugging creation with a nude illusion lining! Fabulous inspo for a summery outdoor wedding gown or high-fashion engagement party outfit. Gorgeous!

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PIN OF THE DAY - BRIDESMAID STYLE

31 October 2013

We love the hair, can't get enough of that bouquet and are coveting that amazing dress! Spot on bridal style!

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CELEBRITY WEDDING DRESSES

30 October 2013

There are some celebrity brides who capture our hearts not only with their romance, but with their enchanting bridal style. Join us as we count down our top five fav wedding dresses from the past couple of years...

5. Aoife Cogan

Model Aoife Cogan shone in an Amanda Wakeley gold-embellished sparkling halter-neck wedding gown during her nuptials to her rugby star husband. The Grecian style creation was graced with a boho touch, thanks to a stunning pearl headpiece that sat upon her flowing curls. It doesn't get more beautiful than that!

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4. Jodi Gordon

Australian actress Jodi Gordon's drop-dead-gorgeous J'Aton gown was a definite winner in our eyes. Strapless, with scalloped lace and a beautiful train, the gown flaunted Jodi's fit figure and polished shoulders. Rumour has it that Jodi's ornate ensemble took a total of 300 hours to make...so worth it!


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3. Hilary Duff

Recognise this much-talked about creation? Hilary's hand-embellished mermaid style gown is by none other than the iconic Vera Wang and fitted the singer / actress like a glove. The exceptionally romantic blush tulle and organza, decorated with blooms, was especially made by Vera for Hilary. Lucky gal!

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2. Millie Mackintosh

Millie was a breath of fresh air in her elegant, but refreshingly casual wedding gown during her ceremony to Professor Green. The vintage lace gown was modernised with an on-trend peplum skirt and the outfit would not have been complete, of course, without a classic white pair of Louboutins.

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1. Rebecca Judd

Yep, Mrs Twigley still has our hearts soaring in her highly-coveted J'Aton masterpiece. The incredible gown continues to inspire brides who crave a little extravagance on their big day. Kudos Bec, you absolutely nailed it.


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THE BRIDAL WHITE PANTSUIT

28 October 2013

Style file: the white pantsuit! A fashion-forward option for the anti-bride. Totally chic, comfortable and an incredibly unexpected twist on typical bridal fashion. We love the idea of white pantsuit for your wedding day - it's fresh, sleek and would look so Hollywood with a bright red pout. This look is definitely a fab idea for ladies blessed with long legs, as the pantsuit would accentuate height. Are you a shortie? Don't stress - wear it, OWN IT!

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IT'S IN THE BAG

18 October 2013

It can be tricky business trying to find a purse that matches your perfect bridal outfit! Something small and elegant that will carry your essentials, while still being fashionable and looking fab. We've picked some fabulous little bags that will look amaaaazing on your wedding day - the perfect size and oozing with the hottest style! We're loving metallic hues - they'll add a real pop of glamour to your look and look amazing teamed with equally gorgeous accessories. Adelaide's very own Miss Martini stocks an incredible selection of unique clutches...there will certainly be something to catch your eye!

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PIN OF THE DAY - ILLUSION NECKLINE

5 October 2013

The simplicity of the illusion neckline on this beautiful wedding dress is divine. We love the modern twist on your classic wedding gown design! An illusion neckline would look so fab on bridesmaids dresses also, especially with some modern accessories!

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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT - SOK HOFFMANN FROM MALACHI EMPIRE

27 September 2013

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Sok Hoffmann is the wonderfully passionate and talented designer behind custom couture bridal label Malachi Empire. Specialising in high-quality custom made bridal gowns and bridesmaid’s dresses, Sok strives to make every woman feel gorgeous and take pride in her individuality. Her love for luxurious fabrics are evident in her designs and creations, allowing each bride to enjoy an unforgettable experience as her dream wedding gown comes to life.

Sok’s exquisite 2013 bridal collection features soft silks, strong silhouettes and beautiful beadwork. Playing around with gorgeous drapery and defined necklines, vintage glamour is represented exquisitely in their design aesthetic this year. The gowns are feminine, highlighting the beauty of a woman’s curves, and refreshingly unique. We simply love Sok’s innovative approach to bridal fashion; her distinct designs bring an opulent dose of high-fashion to our fabulous Adelaide bridal industry.

We were lucky enough to catch up with Sok to find out exactly what inspires her creative mind...

What drew me to the bridal fashion industry… I am a self-taught dressmaker and studied design for a couple of years. My business has been created with love and appreciation for art, design and fashion. I create gorgeous gowns for women who appreciate the same pleasures and for those who appreciate my skill. I became a designer and dressmaker in Adelaide purely because I had not seen very many gowns that intrigued me as much as the designers interstate and overseas had.

My favourite bridal fashion industry leader…Vera Wang - her designs are creatively engaging to so many women. She challenges herself with design from beautiful to bold and outrageous. I think Vera Wang can merge into any type of design so flawlessly whether it is bridal, ready-to-wear, resort wear, perfumes and home wares.

What inspires me… I have a love for detailing and I see a lot of gorgeous work from other designers. I enjoy the challenge of recreating something completely different, yet with similar elements such as draping, beadwork or cuts.

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My approach…my designs are delicate. Every detail has been carefully thought through and hand finishes are strategically placed. I work with the fabric and understand the way it moves and breathes. I start with the basic fundamentals, such as working with a strong silhouette, then work on adding, cutting or changing elements to suit my client’s needs.

Career accomplishments…showcasing in the Adelaide Fashion Festival in 2012 has been one of my biggest achievements, as I was able to stream into the fashion field in addition to bridal.

The first thing I do when I step into work…switch on my computer and turn on some music, check my emails and have a glass of health juice. I find when I have fed my musical tastebuds I feel inspired throughout the day.

A typical day at work… involves a lot of positive mental thoughts so I generally start the day with a morning run or a yoga session. I check/respond to emails at 8am and work through my assigned workload for the day. It could be cutting patterns, sewing, ordering fabrics, designing or organising appointments. On Sundays I plan my weekly work schedule to stay organised.

My favourite wedding story…my favourite wedding so far has to be one of my client’s Alysha. I had the opportunity to design a gorgeous slinky silk satin gown for her wedding in Venice. I loved how she spoke about her plans about marrying her best friend, her friendly nature and meeting her lovely parents during her fittings made the experience so beautiful. I’ve always wanted to see Venice and having someone wear a Malachi gown overseas at my dream destination was a bonus!

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My favourite place to shop in Adelaide…my husband and I enjoy taking our kids to Tanunda to walk on the main strip. We love getting ice-cream, visiting op-shops and looking for new treasures for the home or garden.

My favourite place to eat in Adelaide…British India - I love their food and the restaurant interior.

The top of my shopping list…some new exercise gear; I have started a new training program and new programs need new outfits and shoes!

My idea of a good timea lazy Sunday afternoon with good food, wine and great company in the sunshine.

When I am not at work you will find me…in the garden with my daughters. We enjoy planting native plants and shrubs to attract the native birds to visit our property.

What makes me laugh…I can laugh at anything now, as I am pretty random. I don’t take life too seriously and enjoy everyday as it comes.

I can’t live without…music. It clears up the mind when you’re cloudy and soothes you when you’re tired.

Stuck in my head is…”Hall Of Fame” by The Script. It is my work out song and uplifting.

Five words that describe me…friendly, practical, artistic, loyal and ambitious.

My favourite drop…Peter Lehmann Red Wine.

Make sure you visit Malachi Empire for more information about Sok and her gorgeous wedding dress and bridesmaids designs...

Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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GRACE LOVES LACE

20 August 2013

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We are swooning over Australian wedding dress designer Grace Loves Lace. A fresh, whimsical and unexpected take on bridal, the brand has broken the bridal mould and is creating unique gowns for brides who are looking for something different. Ethereal, vintage-esque gowns are handmade to order in their Gold Coast studios and sent anywhere in the world. The best part? Not only are they refreshingly different, they’re also totally affordable.

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“Gone are the days when ‘bridal’ meant wearing structured princess dresses, diamond studs and tiaras or a string of Grandma’s pearls. Style defines each of us on a daily basis and your wedding day should be no different.” - Grace Loves Lace. 

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Bohemian, carefree and comfortable, these dresses were created to fill a void in the market for dresses that were easy to wear and free-spirited. The stunning, ready-to-wear dresses are created from the finest French laces and silks, with inspiration from the Bohemian era combined with vintage charm. The site also offers beautiful boleros, veils, headpieces, belts and accessories so that you can create a unique look from head to toe.

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Vintage Weddings  Wedding Accessories  Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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PIN OF THE DAY - LAVENDER

26 July 2013

Float away to your most far-away fantasies with this dreamy lavender wedding. Mix plenty of bridal chic with a touch of bohemian and add a hint of indie style. A recipe for a perfectly relaxed and gorgeous lavender wedding day.

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HENRY ROTH DESIGNER DAY

22 July 2013

We've got some news that will knock your frocks off...media personality and New York based bridal designer, Henry Roth will be in Adelaide this Wednesday to start his ‘Rock Your Frock’ Australian tour!

Henry is just off the plane from New York City, where he is now based. He appeared on season one and two of Project Runway Australia (swoon), was the makeover man on last year’s Channel 7’s Beauty and the Geek and formally the Fashion Editor on Channel 9’s Today Show - you bet this man KNOWS fashion. His gowns have also featured internationally on programs including Entertainment Tonight, CNN and Oprah.

Here's a sample of some of the stunning designs from Henry Roth's latest collection...

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Henry will be in Adelaide at Adelaide Brides and Bloom to kick start his tour and will be doing a day of one on one, top-to-toe consultations with local Adelaide brides - that's you! These gowns are by Henry Roth and the newly launched Michelle Roth Couture, Henry’s sister's collection, which will also be available at the in-store visits. This is a fabulous opportunity to receive a personal bridal fashion consultation from one of the most talented celebrities in the industry - nothing will relieve the stress of finding the perfect dress like someone who understands your concerns and knows exactly how to solve them.

Some of the exclusive collection of super chic and sophisticated gowns from Michelle Roth's collection below:

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FITS LIKE A GLOVE

5 July 2013

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Retro has been revamped in the form of uber-glamorous gloves, the perfect addition to your bridal outfit. Not so vintage anymore, these designs are opulent, fashion-forward and would add a touch of 'wow-factor' to your wedding day style. They're feminine and the cover up of skin is half-glamorous, half-sexy!

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Wedding Accessories  Wedding Fashion 

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BOHO BEAUTIES

21 June 2013

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Today we are inspired by these totally eclectic boho beauties. They've ditched 'traditional' bridal style for fashion completely individual to them. Casual, fresh and effortlessly chic, these bohemian brides are relaxed versions of your usual haute couture. We love the serene carefree feel their look has to offer - with tousled hair, comfy flowing materials and floral adornments, these brides have nothing to worry about but enjoying their special day. Comfortableness aside, there's another reason why you should consider going bohemian-chic for your wedding day; the go-with-the-flow vibes are definitely going to be on trend this Spring.


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ST TROPEZ DREAMING - GALIA LAHAV

18 June 2013

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Engaged, already married, single, divorced...whatever, your relationship status is totally irrelevant when it comes to these breathtakingly stunning gowns by Israel designer Galia Lahav Haute Couture 2013-14. Whether you're busy planning a wedding or have sworn off men forever, there is absolutely no way you cannot love the immaculate detail, silhouette and design of Lahav's incredible artistry. This tres-glamorous photo shoot is entitled "The St Tropez Cruise" and, well, the photos speak for themselves.

The team at Galia Lahav shared their inspiration..."This season Galia Lahav’s bride explores the French Riviera, sails her yacht and rides her Harley Davidson from the heels of Monte Carlo, to the hot white graveled beaches in Cannes. From the film festival, the Casino and the royal palace in Monaco this is where royalties, actors, super-models, and celebrities meet and this collection is inspired by two princesses, on and off screen Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly.

Body-hugging silhouettes, softly embracing each curve, imperial ball gowns, and statuesque red carpet glamour dresses, all in a modern look, but with a wink at the sizzling 60's. Classic silk satins, chiffons, and French laces, Tulle and dotted net, mixed with hand embroidered details, using crystal and pearl embellishments, and antique cross-stitched ‘Gobelins’ medallions and floral motifs."

Like the burning sun over the glistening ocean in St Tropez, these dresses are hot..hot..hot!

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HERE COMES THE...RING BEARER

13 June 2013

Naaawwww....it's what you're thinking isn't it? How cute are these little lads in their best ring-bearer get up? VERY CUTE we say! Little ring-bearers have a big responsibility - they will be delivering the rings after all, so ensure they look as dapper as can be whilst they're performing their special duties. Here's a few adorable and stylish ideas for the important little man on your wedding day (no, not your husband!). From bow-ties to chinos, suspenders and fedoras, these little guys can be just as stylish (if not more so!) than the rest of the bridal party.

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Gilt.com has a great range of suave clothes for boys. We love their big-style clothing that has been shrank down to miniature size. We've picked out a couple of our favourites below that we think would suit the little members of your bridal party. You might pick up something for yourself whilst browsing...try to resist!

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orange cardigan and fedora / black bow tie and suspenders / matching grey cap, tie and pants / polka dot shirt and fedora / checked shirt with bow tie / white shirt with orange bow tie / blue suit jacket and white chinos / white shirt and yellow bow tie / blue shirt and pink suspenders and bow tie / black suit jacket and green tie / white shirt and green suspenders and bow tie / green pants with red and navy stripe jacket / black tuxedo jacket / grey blazer / beige chinos with suspenders / green tartan chinos with suspenders / blue loafers / bow tie

PRIMARY COLOURS

12 June 2013

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If primary colours immediately take you back to your school days then you clearly haven't been staying up-to-date the big 2013 trends hitting the runways. Designer's have been raiding the crayon box to produce some totally cool combinations of show-stopping red, bright yellow and cobalt blue. Spring 2013 collections saw the likes of Chanel, Stella McCartney, Valentino and Gucci return to classroom basics with styling and couture takes on primary colours. We love this bold trend so much, we're translating it into chic statement-making wedding style. Enjoy!

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Monochromatic hits of the bright hues is the best way to approach this type of bold styling. Colour-blocking is modern, makes an impact and allows you to mix and match different pieces together. This will ensure decorating is a lot easier - often it is difficult to find primary colour decor. It isn't hard, however, to match a white pair of heels with red nails, throw on a bright necklace or to carry beautiful block colour bouquets. Since you're colour blocking, keep your shapes and colours simple. A bouquet in one bright flower is enough to make an impact - avoid small detail or your styling could end up looking messy.

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Simple, bright, vivid and timeless, primary colours are constants in a world where colours are coming and going (a mixture of browns, oranges and olive greens certainly haven't returned in full force from the 70's, have they?) They the base hues of our entire colour palette after all. There's still something so contemporary about this style - especially the monochromatic interpretation made by current designers and the almost 1960's approach on primary colour styling. Whether you decorate in full force, or accessorise with vibrant red, yellow and blue bits and pieces, there's no doubt your guests heads will be turning at the sight of such a beautifully bold decor choice.


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Now that the fashion world says that it's okay to binge on primary colours, just remember that everything is wonderful...in moderation. Break up your bright style with a white backdrop and accents. Even a touch of black here and there will keep your decor stylish instead of over-bearing. With that in mind, go crazy! This type of wedding isn't for the conservative folk who tend to hold back! Make that decor pop!


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SOUL BROTHER

6 June 2013

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It is common these days for brides to ditch the traditional white bridal shoes in favour for some heels with a pop of colour. More and more grooms and groomsmen are opting to show some colour too in the form of brightly patterned socks under their suit pants...but now that suits are getting skinnier and brogues have reached cult status, men can mirror the ladies and wear an interesting pair of shoes on their wedding day. Who says only the ladies can indulge in fashion?

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Brogues look cool and suave with skinny suits with a shorter pant hem than normal. If you want to be really creative, a pair of interesting socks will keep the look super trendy, or, if you're really brave, you can show off a bit of ankle. This look is definitely for the fashion forward groom! If you're looking for something a little more low-key, tan brogues are versatile and still edgier than classic black, particularly when worn with a navy or grey suit. If you've got your heart set on a pair of black brogues, try changing the shoelaces to a bright colour that matches your socks.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY - YAKI RAVID

30 May 2013

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In a world where each season symbolises a sudden change in textures, silhouettes and hues, a throwback thursday on a 2012 wedding dress collection may seem to contradict our claim to be Adelaide's ultimate bridal fashion and styling resource. When it comes to Yaki Ravid Couture, this is not the case. His stunning 2012 Love Collection designs are as relevant now as they were a year ago, with a versatile showcase of truly stunning couture gowns. Each dress finds a way to perfectly highlight the feminine curves of the female form in all the right places, offering current trends from lace and peplum to cut outs and 1920s draping. Take a brief trip back to Yaki Ravid's 2012 masterpieces and be inspired by the impeccable detail and silhouettes. We could gaze wistfully at them all day...

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THE GREAT CAPE

9 May 2013

It may still be warm this week however the winter months are upon us and whilst winter weddings have a distinctly magical quality about them, there’s no doubt the air can get a little chilly! As a bride, you will probably be looking for some chic options to keep those shoulders warm when you’re braving the outdoors!

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A cape is a fashion-forward idea that takes the bite off the air but still looks fabulous. We are loving these stunning designs by Johanna Johnson. Not only are they beautifully designed, but they are vintage-inspired, taking on the 1920’s Gatsby trend that the world has suddenly gone crazy for!

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VERA WANG SPRING 2014

7 May 2013

Girls! Bridal Fashion Week in New York has just finished – as always, we’re bringing you a dose of the best inspiration from the runways. First and foremost fans of Australian and local designers, it still never hurts to see what is on offer around the rest of the world! Without sounding cliché, one of our most anticipated shows was, as always, Vera Wang. Love them or hate them, her designs are undeniably interesting, from an array or head-turning colours to va-va-voom silhouettes. Wang took a turn from her bright colours of previous years and has produced a dramatic, yet elegant, monochrome collection (trend alert! See our monochrome styling concept for ideas).

Even if you’re a fan of the traditional white gown, these gowns provide some incredible inspiration with their amazing cuts, silhouettes and fabrics. We love the way that Wang has combined traditional styles with ultra-modern in one runway. Lace, princess skirts, fish tails and tulle are on offe for the classic brides, and fabulous cut-outs, panels and mesh fabrics will satisfy the modern brides needs. Once again Wang, we are not disappointed. Sometimes, simplicity is enough to be striking.

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TO VEIL OR NOT TO VEIL

2 May 2013

To wear a veil or not to wear a veil – that is the question. The people of Ancient Rome believed that evil spirits would be attracted to the bride, so they covered her face with a veil in order to conceal her face and confuse the spirits, and thus protect her. Today, many brides are braving the evil spirits and leaving tradition behind. In the fashion world, veils are all over the runway, from couture shows from Christian Dior and Giambattista Valli to headpieces designed by Marc Jacobs. Despite the trends, a veil is a personal choice and totally up to individual taste.

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You need to consider how your veil will work with your dress, face shape, body shape, hairstyle and location. Firstly, identify the main focal points of your gown so that you can complement it with the perfect veil. For example, if you would like to make a stunning low back the feature, choose a shorter veil or an ultra sheer style. If your dress is elaborate and heavily detailed a simple veil would be most flattering. If your dress is simple, a more detailed veil would look beautiful.

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Next step, consider your face shape – not every veil flatters every face! A round face requires a veil that will help make your face look longer and slimmer. Choose a veil that comes to at least your shoulders and preferably with something with volume on top of the head. If your face is square, choose a feminine veil that will soften your frame and add length, such as a circular and cascading style. A rectangle face is usually a bit long, balance it with a style that has width around the face but minimal volume on top. Finally, an oval face suits many styles of veils – lucky you! Time to experiment! Bear in mind the time of year and location – a veil caught on a windy day can be disastrous.

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MERCEDES BENZ FASHION WEEK INSPIRATION

11 April 2013

It’s that time of year again. Australia has come alive with the magic, glamour and excitement of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. The time when you cannot open a Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed without a fashion blogger sharing amazing pictures of their front row experience…not that we’re complaining! We love seeing the surprising and innovative fashions MBFWA has to offer. We have sat back and reflected on the first half of the busy, busy week and chosen our favourite inspiration for wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses straight from the runway! Enjoy!

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Alex Perry, Dyana Kosso, Lisa Ho, Aurelio Costarella, Alice McCall, Bec & Bridge and Camilla & Marc set our hearts racing with unique gowns perfect for the fashion-forward bride.

Alice McCall hit bang on trend with feminine cut outs and Lisa Ho was her traditionally understated, yet cool self with full-length gowns of modern silhouettes. A personal favourite had to be Alex Perry’s figure hugging structured bodice gown with a sexy thigh-high split; so simple but so, so good. Bec & Bridge and Alice McCall had sexy and modern, shorter designs.

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Let’s not forget about the beautiful bridesmaids…we are loving the neutral colour palette of the dresses below by Diyana Kosso, Bec & Bridge and Lisa Ho. Neutral, but definitely not snooze-worthy, cut-outs, layers and a-symmetrical designs are the features of these fabulous dresses. Diyana Kosso produced amazing gowns that could be worn by both bridesmaids and modern brides in warm ivory shades.

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If you're after a splash of colour, MBFWA did not disappoint in the vibrancy department. Lisa Ho went va-va-voom in a show-stopping fire-engine peplum gown with a thigh high split (we’re noticing a trend…), while Alex Perry decided to keep his pop of colour to accessories with a bright yellow belt.

Bridesmaids always look stunning in blue shades. Take a cue from Bec & Bridge and coat bridesmaids in a baby blue pastel shade – modernised with a trendy below-the-knee hem and racer neckline. For a glamorous look, we love this full-length Alice McCall cutout gown in a deep navy.

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

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FLOWER GIRL DRESSES - TUTU DU MONDE

10 April 2013

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The best part about being a little girl is the joy of dressing up in beautiful clothes, doing a little twirl and feeling like a pretty princess. When we think of sweet costumes, we think of lovely tutu dresses – the epitome of soft and fun femininity. Tutus were originally designed for the ballet in the romantic era to look ethereal and give the ballerinas the appearance of merely floating across the stage. It would be charming to dress your flower girls in little tutus and have them float down your aisle.

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These absolutely stunning tutu dresses by Tutu Du Monde are flower girl dresses unlike any we have ever seen and are sure to make any little girl feel special. Your delicate flower girls will sparkle and shine in these embellished tutus, each unique in their design and dotted with sequins, bows, feathers and jewels.

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Each tutu is made and decorated by hand and come in an array of dusty feminine colours to suit your wedding theme. Layers of tulle and glittery patterns are the signature features of each dress from Tutu Du Monde, perfect for your mini-members of the bridal party. Vintage inspired sequined boleros are also part of the gorgeous collection and soft jackets for those holding a winter wedding. 

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We ooh and ahhhed as we gazed through the Tutu Du Monde lookbook in the office, each little tutu was so whimsical and the little models looked truly adorable in them! To be honest we wish we were small enough to float around in one the little tutus. Andrea Rembeck, the designer, described her inspiration as a wonderful make-believe world; “Fairy dust and secret games. Princess dresses and sparkle dreams…at last there is a line of tutus that call to mind a kinder world, a gentle place where little children can imagine being a dainty Ballerina, a helpful fairy and a benevolent princess.”

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L'OREAL MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL: RED CARPET RUNWAY

27 March 2013

L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival came alive with a sophisticated collection of breathtaking bespoke gowns from prestigious Australian fashion houses. The spectacular occasion saw LMFF showcase their first bridal show, an event following in the footsteps of Australia’s first ever bridal runway debut at Adelaide’s 2012 Fashion Festival when Brides of Adelaide Magazine presented Bridal Runway Fusion: The Fashion Show.

The exclusive fashion set our hearts on fire as decadent gown after decadent gown was sent down the runway. Luckily for you, we’ve highlighted a few of our stand-out favourites, although let us assure you that narrowing the list down to a mere few beauties was not an easy task! Collette Dinnigan, one of Australia’s most internationally celebrated designers, wowed the audience with her signature delicate pieces. Easily the most wearable collection, Dinnigan successfully appealed to a wide spectrum of brides, utilising a diverse range of fabrics and silhouettes to ensure each and every piece told a different story.

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Rachel Gilbert also did a fabulous job of producing a collection that could be plucked straight from the runway and slipped onto a radiant bride-to-be. Classic sweetheart necklines, layers of tulle and detailed bodices made the feminine creations, with vintage 1920s shapes incorporated into her sleeker designs. The bridal outfits were accessorised with a garland of white flowers, proving that the garland headwear trend showcased by bridal fashion powerhouses Carolina Herrera and Oscar De La Renta in S/S 2013 is still here to stay.

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Aurelio Costarella’s collection shone with 1920’s sophistication and opulence. Chiffon, silks, sheer head wrap scarves, detailed embroidery, and feather shawls transported the audience to an era of swinging champagne garden parties and roaring jazz. The simply stunning gowns are the very definition of vintage chic.

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One of the most fantastic things about the six collections that graced the runway Saturday night was the sheer individuality of each designer. Each artist sought inspiration from unique sources to create truly captivating gowns. Akira looked to his Japanese heritage and the draping silhouette of the Kimono to create his one-of-a-kind collection rich with detail and a hint of the extravagant Victorian period.

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The rule with Maticevski bridal is to expect the unexpected, his signature manipulation of traditional silhouettes and use of unique resources bring together a crafted master skill of Haute Couture with a twist of Avante Guard Energy. On the night Maticevski presented gowns that fused soft femininity with structured shapes and materials.

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Once again the 1920s reigned supreme as Gwendolynne sent opulent vintage inspired gowns down the runway, the flapper dress evidently has become a must-have for 2013. Sensual and romantic, Gwendolynne’s luxurious couture sparkled with hand-embellishments created with the utmost quality and timeless beauty.

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HEART AND SOLE

19 March 2013

Shoes, shoes, glorious shoes. A gorgeous pair of heels is an absolute must on your wedding day; God wouldn’t have given us Manolo Blahniks if he didn’t want us to wear them. Lately, brides are ditching the traditional wedding shoe for something a little different, whether it is a bright colour or a hot platform heel. The current fashion trends have a major influence and as far as stilettos go this season – the sky’s the limit. Style your wedding gown with a pair of white heels and add a touch of glamour with some stylish bling. Feminine cut out shapes are on trend and look amazing with a tan peeping through. If you are a fan of a classic pump shape, snap up a pair with a textured finish to keep your look up to date.

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As for bridesmaids, a silver heel will look great no matter what colour gown you’ve styled them with. The versatile colour is opulent and will finish their outfits with the right amount of sparkle. Just like the brides, the bridesmaids can say goodbye to your typical wedding pump. Modernise their looks with sexy ankle straps and save bridesmaids' feet with a comfortable platform they can dance all night in.


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SAMANTHA WILLS BRIDAL

15 March 2013

Inspired by ‘the romance of balmy summer evenings, the bohemian breeze and stars that sparkle through the changing sky’, Samantha Wills’ latest bridal collection ‘Evening Dreaming’ is a meeting of bohemian and luxury. We are always excited by the designer’s unique style and creativity and just had to share her latest bridal accessories with you; opulent jewellery of pearls, crystal and turquoise set in burnished metals.

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We are absolutely captivated by the Heart of Aries pieces, intricate art-deco inspired bangles, rings, earrings and necklaces that will add the finest touch of glamour and romance to your wedding day.

Samantha Wills’ dreamy sentiment behind the collection shines through with each luxurious piece, designed for the bride with a ‘soul of wanderlust and love’…

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Continue the Samantha Wills’ styling with whimsical treasures for your bridesmaids’ accessories. The Hunters and Gatherers collection features earthy tones, vivid jade, turquoise, golds and silvers, romancing the bohemian style. We love the idea of taking a step back from the traditional and adorning bridesmaids in sparkling luxe jewellery unlike any other. Inspired by a girl who lived in Paris for a year and collected trinkets along the way, Samantha Wills describes her pieces as ‘the experience, the midnight walks beneath the Parisian stars. The inspiration, the souls adventure…’

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What a wonderful reflection of love and freedom to include in your wedding day. Sign up to the SW VIP newsletter here to stay up-to-date with of all Samantha Wills new releases…the glamour is worth it!

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TWO GUYS' BOW TIES

14 March 2013

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Always on the eye out for new and exciting trends and products, we had to look twice when we came across these dapper wooden accessories by Two Guys' Bow Ties. Yep, these guys (presumably two of them) have reinvented the traditional bow tie, using ‘a variety of rare and exotic pieces of hardwood’ to craft their unique creations. If your husband-to-be and his groomsmen seek to dress down their formal wear, or ‘de-flamboyantize’ it, as designer Tim Paslay puts it, then these may just be the accessory they’re after. Personally, we love them.

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They’re bows that manage to reflect true masculinity – what, with the woody smell, strong exterior and little bit of softness in the middle (they only use the finest materials and leather). They’re cool, they’re edgy and as the casual equivalent of a bow tie, they will take the flamboyant edge off your groom. Of course.

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Men's Suits & Accessories  Wedding Fashion 

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ELIE SAAB COUTURE - PASTEL PERFECTION

8 March 2013

Elie Saab presented a divinely romantic collection of pastel hues at his Spring 2012 Couture show. Pastel colours are in high-demand and everyone is looking to this memorable 2012 couture show for inspiration. Ultra-ladylike and ultra-sweet, sheer and sparkling powder blues, cotton-candy pinks and minty greens delicately swayed down the runway in intricate embroidery and feminine silhouettes.

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We can’t look past the light as air skirts and crystalised tulle flowers as the perfect creations for an opulent wedding dress. If you ever doubted the coloured wedding dress trend, this is the collection that will restore your faith. The frosty pastel colour palette is nothing short of divine and undoubtedly still has women scrambling for a proposal and wedding bells ringing in our ears.

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OSCARS FASHION - WEDDING DRESS INSPIRATION

4 March 2013

The red carpet at the annual Oscar awards was, as expected, a walking fashion parade of 2013’s hottest couture looks for the season ahead. Between the display of stunning (and some not so stunning, sorry Anne Hathaway) gowns were a few that gave rise to some serious bridal inspiration. Fashion enthusiasts all over the globe are in agreement that Jennifer Lawrence killed it in her fabulous Dior Couture creation, a structured bell-bottom silhouette we can see trailing down the aisle. Amy Adams looked wedding-worthy in strapless bodice and full ruffled skirt dress by Oscar De La Renta, the soft grey colour providing a subtle tribute to the current coloured wedding dress trend. Amanda Seyfried shone radiantly in Alexander McQueen with a keyhole halter neckline that showed off her polished shoulders. Swept up in the flattering peplum trend, the winner in our eyes (Oscar or no Oscar) was Charlize Theron who perfected modern bride in her pure white Dior Couture gown.

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The wedding gown contenders continued beyond the red carpet and into the Vanity Fair after-party, where the likes of Natalie Portman and Rose Byrne sent us into white dress envy. Natalie, forever effortlessly elegant, teamed satin Dior with emerald earrings, proving that brides can wear a column dress and maintain high-fashion class. Rose looked sophisticated ballerina in a Lanvin wrap skirt and backless leotard, a simple style turned bridal with the use of delicate silk. Kate Bosworth pulled off vintage bride in a sophisticated Chanel dress and Allison Williamson’s full-length patterned Valentino gown sent our bridal radar into over-drive. Love it!

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PRECIOUS METAL

28 February 2013

Gold was the first metal widely known to humans – and we’ve been obsessed with it ever since! Its discovery was made throughout time in many different locations all over the world and nearly everyone who found it was understandably impressed with its natural beauty and brilliant lustre.

Opulent, decadent, luxurious – these are all words that spring to mind when planning a wedding dripping in metallic hues of gold. Your wedding day is precious, so why not infuse it with the shine of this statement making precious metal.

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Dip into gold and paint your wedding with a timeless elegance. We think gold looks fabulous and sophisticated when balanced with neutrals such as white and earthy colours, a sparkling combination that is the epitome of classic style. Too many colours will take the look from classy to OTT so keep your palette simple.

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Diamonds are a girls best friend, right? Embellish with jewels and crystals for the ultimate in decadence that is eye-catching, yet elegant. Make the most of dazzling metallics by incorporating them all over the styling board, from golden accessories to a chic table setting and shiny metal cutlery. Treat yourself, and guests, to the enviable gold treatment.

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Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Styling 

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BRIDAL ON PULTENEY GIVEAWAY

15 February 2013

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Finding the perfect wedding dress is an experience that fulfills childhood fantasies, in fact we are convinced ‘finding the one’ is an expression meant for finding your dress, not your husband (priorities ladies, lets be honest, we have all dreamed of our ideal gown long before any man came into the picture).

Bridal on Pulteney, a multi-award winning bridal house in Adelaide, believes that your wedding is not just for one day; it is a journey that they are proud to be involved with. As trained bridal consultants they offer a truly special experience, guiding each bride through the process of finding a gown to suit their shape, colouring and personality. The journey does not merely begin and end with a gown either, the caring staff love assisting brides with all aspects of wedding style, from the veil and jewellery to bridesmaid dresses.

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STARLETS OF THE SILVER SCREEN

12 February 2013

Paul Vasileff burst onto the Australian fashion scene with his elaborate, elegant and ethereal couture collections in 2007, fusing established style staples with a contemporary edge, creating unique handmade garments that infatuate those with a truly romantic heart. 

Paul continues to cement his mark on the Australian bridal fashion scene with his label Paolo Sebastian as he launches his Autumn/Winter 2013 collection. Paul’s latest collection pays tribute to the ladies of the silver screen, with Audrey Hepburn and Greta Garbo being his greatest inspirations.

“These elegant women exude a certain level of sexuality, whilst still epitomising sophistication,” says Paul. “I searched for months to find the most intricate silver and rose gold laces to create a collection of muted metallics.” The romantic silhouettes and intricate craftsmanship, make Paul’s Autumn/Winter collection unforgettable and we just can't keep our eyes off the amazing slim line silver silk crepe corset gown with beaded lace boat neck...decadently divine!

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Wedding Dresses  Wedding Fashion 

paolo sebastian autumn/winter 2013 collection: long sleeved wrap dress in beaded French lace and draped silk crepe skirt / slim line silver silk crepe corset gown with beaded lace boat neck / backless rose tulle ballerina gown with hand sewn French chantilly lace detailing / beaded French chantilly lace and knot detail with hand beaded rose tulle skirt and silk organza underlay / hand sewn, long sleeved tulle and French chantilly lace gown / low back sheer sleeved dress in French chantilly lace

BRIDESMAID GLAMOUR

7 February 2013

The illusion neckline is oh so hot for weddings right now. From the bride to the bridesmaids, designers everywhere are showing off a little décolletage through sheer materials. The faithful strapless gown has been around the block and we are welcoming this stylish spin on your classic cut. Perfect for bridesmaids, a chiffon neckline will take their gowns from simple to sleek, allowing you plenty of room to play around with opulent accessories. Statement clutch bags and shoes are the perfect details to complete the high-fashion look. Bridesmaids in illusion necklines are very now and very glamorous.

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Bridesmaids  Clutches  Jewellery  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion 

1. warehouse chiffon hem maxi dress asos 2. new york lollipop too heels kate spade 3. ceramide ultra lipstick in rogue elizabeth arden 4. studded suede mini box clutch gucci 5. gold cuff miss martini 6. gold and black statement ring miss martini  7. guilty eau de toilette spray: gucci

BOHEMIAN NIGHTS

6 February 2013

Bohemian weddings encompass a mis-matched array of boho beauty in rich colours and interesting textures. We adore the carefree and laidback style of this vibrant wedding theme and how couples manage to creatively infuse their love into every little aspect of the styling. There are no rules when it comes to a bohemian wedding; pre-loved and new pieces come together to create a homely and natural space.

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Earthy colours set the base for boho styling, allowing a natural canvas to build and build upon with a combination of bright colours and patterns. Vintage fabrics are charming and can be used as table runners, place mats, flags or any other kind of unique decoration. Coloured bottles and glass will brighten your table settings and gold goes perfectly with the indian-esque bohemian theme.

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The relaxed nature of a bohemian wedding means you can have fun with your bouquet and wedding choices; a variety of colours and types can be mixed together, from bridal poppies to succulents. For creative couples who enjoy the unconventional, the boho wedding is the perfect way to express your eccentricities with family and friends on a day to remember.

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Bouquets & Flowers  Table Settings  Vintage Weddings  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Invitations 

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THE SKINNY SUIT

5 February 2013

If there is one tip you can give your husband before your big day it is this: “honey, you need to buy a skinny suit.” A slim cut suit is modern, edgy and very, very sleek. It is not just a passing phase either, a trend soon to be gone by the winter months - the skinny suit has slowly been working its way into our wardrobe for years and has finally hit cult status. When accessorising the sophisticated slim cut it is important to remember to keep your details in proportion; experimenting with shades and patterns is ideal but chunky shoes and a wide belt isn’t. Keep it simple with a contrasting pocket square, a slim watch and a skinny tie. If you can convince your husband to be to read an instruction manual (for once in his life) ensure it’s our skinny suit styling guide and he won’t be able to go wrong.

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Men's Suits & Accessories  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion 

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SHOE ENVY

1 February 2013

If loving shoes is wrong, we don’t want to be right! We love this gorgeous pair of Chie Mihara bridal shoes in creamy ivory. Yes, the chunky heel is back again – they took a noticeable place on the 2013 Spring runways and have been reincarnated into this stunningly feminine and vintage leather shoe. Grounded by a perfectly proportioned heel, spirited circles cut from the softest ivory leather will showcase polished toes at your wedding. We wouldn't mind them ourselves to show off at balmy summer affairs.

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HINT OF MINT

30 January 2013

Can't get enough of the feminine and mystical shades of the sea? Good news! Turquoise is fresh, invigorating and on trend right now. We were inspired by the gorgeous shades of green and blue on the runway at Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2013 show, particularly the breezy and elegant mint dress featured below. Shades of turquoise and mint look fabulously crisp with white and will have a calming effect on your big day. Pastel nail polish and makeup was also seen all over the runways, a look that we ourselves are sporting in the office (hello, aqua nails!). Minty décor is pretty and soft, try subtle additions such as frosted mint chairs and hanging lanterns, the colour also looks beautiful with bouquets of baby’s breath. Minty fresh!

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Bridesmaids  Clutches  Jewellery  Wedding Colour Themes  Wedding Fashion 

get the look: blush.com / 1. lashess heel: RMK / 2. silk shoulder wrap dress: zimmerman / 3. calming lavender mist: kora organics / 4. gold lead necklace: miss martini  5. le turquoise nail polish: yves saint laurent / 6. mint python print clutch: chanel

GO BOLD WITH THE PERFECT GOLD CLUTCH

29 January 2013

Think gold is old? Think again. This year everything is about heavy metal; recent runways foreshadowing 2013 style saw an abundance of gold jewellery, nails, evening wear and trim. At Burberry’s latest show the models shone in chic metallic. Incorporate golden charm in to your wedding day with one of these statement bags, the stunning local versions of Chanel’s 2013 Cruise Collection in Dark Gold Metallic. A clutch is the perfect practical piece to make a statement as it allows you to accessorise with high-fashion golden accents whilst still small enough to remain subtle and elegant. Go for gold and you will feel like royalty on your wedding day.

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Clutches  Wedding Fashion 

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AUSTRALIANS ALL LET US REJOICE

22 January 2013

Our land abounds in nature’s gifts, of beauty rich and rare. Yes, our country is full of beauty, gifted to us by talented Australian designers. When planning your wedding you don’t need to seek coveted international stylists; we think some of the world’s best talent is here within our very shores. Aussie designers like Mariana Hardwick, Mezi and Lisa Ho have us standing tall and proud (and looking pretty chic whilst doing so)…

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Bridal Shoes  Bridesmaids  Clutches  Jewellery  Wedding Fashion 

1. olga berg clutch miss martini  2. bridesmaid dress lisa ho 3. bridal shoes ivory soul bridal shoes 4. mezi earrings miss martini 5. mariana hardwick bridal gown bridal on pulteney



THE BEST IS YET TO COME

21 January 2013

Brides, the time is drawing nearer – our 2013 bumper edition of Brides of Adelaide goes on sale on January 30 and trust us, you are going to want to see what we have packed into our favourite issue yet!

With over 530+ pages of the finest wedding inspiration, we are delighted to offer you the very best our South Australian wedding industry has to offer, from the finest local wedding cakes to stunning jewellery and fabulous venues. In this issue we have brought international runway trends alive with our glamorous men and women’s editorial shoots, as well as a presentation of exquisite wedding dresses from South Australian designers. We were blown away by the quality of talent our state has produced, from designers who have been around for years to fresh new faces on the scene!

The same goes for our crème de la collection of photographers, showcased in our presentation of real South Australian weddings. This section allows you to draw inspiration from the unique styling created by real brides and grooms. We too have designed our own styling concepts, embracing the beauty of blossoms and this season’s favourite colour combination of yellow and taupe. We have included plenty of bomboniere, cakes, DIY and bouquet ideas just for you.

There is all of this and much, much more…you will read about the latest makeup, hair and fashion trends, discover the ‘Who’s Who’ of the Adelaide wedding industry and choose your ideal honeymoon location based on our professional Phil Hoffman travel tips.

Excited yet? We are! Can't wait till then? Pre-order your copy here and in the meantime, follow us on  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram @boamagazine for your daily dose of bridal inspiration!

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Beauty  Bridal Makeup  Jewellery  Wedding Fashion  Wedding Hair 

bridal gowns bridal on pulteney / bridal jewellery: miss martini / hair: abache hair and body / makeup: lauren parkinson makeup artist

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