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Bridal Fashion Bridal High Tea

ISSUE TWO JULY 2013

Wedding Alley

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Gatsby 1920s Inspiration


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Inspirational ideas, elegant fashions and unique accessories for discerning brides. Welcome to the second edition of The Wedding Alley! We’ve really enjoyed creating this edition. It has been such a pleasure to work with a range of amazing designers, each with their own talents and stunning gowns. Our main shoot for this edition was captured at the wonderful Pullman Hotel. Located in Brisbane CBD this central hotel has a wonderful history and was a joy to collaborate with. Our contributors are varied and really so gifted. I would like to specially thank Shelley Veitch from Elite Freelancing for her stunning hair and make up. It’s always a pleasure to work with a professional, but Shelley is an amazing talent and we always enjoy a fun, relaxed day working together. All I can say is ‘highly recommended’. We hope you love this edition as much as we have enjoyed creating it. Our aim is to cut through the clutter of the usual ad-centric bridal magazine and provide an inspiring digital experience featuring amazing gowns and elegant accoutrements in stunning settings. We’re intrigued with today’s weddings and our gorgeous brides. We value your feedback and thank all of our facebook, instagram, tweeters and pinterest followers for their support. Stay in touch with social media, and check in with our website for regular wedding inspiration. After all, we’re all allowed to dream... www.theweddingalley.com.au

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Cover Photo Credits Photography Masterpieces Photography + Video Gown and Earrings Karen Willis Holmes Model Laura Herden


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Gatsby Inspired

1920s A bygone era of class and sophistication Hair and Make up by Shelley Veitch from Elite Freelancing Photography by Masterpieces Photography + Video at KG Bar, The Pullman Hotel, Brisbane

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Glamour Gown and Valerie Fascinator Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions Champagne Krug Stewarts Wine Co


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Rosebud Maxi Gown When Freddie Met Lilly Pearl Earrings LaPapeterie Amand de Brignac Champagne Stewarts Wine Co

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Bariano Sweetheart Lace Maxi Gown When Freddie Met Lilly


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Geneva Gown and Saybella Marth Hair Clip Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions


Bridal High Tea

Celebrate and plan with a classic high tea

Tea Cups Sets and Teapot Fancy Tea Wedding Stationery LaPapeterie

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Tea Cups Sets and Teapot Fancy Tea Wedding Stationery LaPapeterie


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Elegant Adornment

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Landrelli Gown George Wu Jewellery LaPapeterie

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Geneva Gown Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions

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Traditions

Something blue

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Gown and blue belt (worn on wrist) When Freddie Met Lilly Jewellery LaPapeterie


Are you a traditional bride incorporating something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue in your wedding? If you are, do you know where this tradition comes from? It stems from an old English rhyme “Something olde, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in your shoe.” As tokens of love family members and the bride’s attendants gave old, new, borrowed, and blue items and a sixpence to the bride on her wedding day for good luck just before her marriage. Many brides today are incorporating the old, new, borrowed, and blue items into their wedding day. Join the conversation on facebook and let us know what traditions you are incorporating in your day.

Blue shoes and earrings Jean Brown

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Cherish the Moment Hair and Make up by Shelley Veitch from Elite Freelancing Photography by Masterpieces Photography + Video at The Pullman Hotel, Brisbane


Fleurblanc Gown George Wu Jewellery LaPapeterie


Fleurblanc Gown George Wu Jewellery LaPapeterie

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Bella Gown and Destiny Pearl Earrings Karen Willis Holmes Bridal

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Glamour Gown with Valerie Fascinator Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashions

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Grace Gown JK Couture Designs Pearl Earrings LaPapeterie

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Laura Gown and Megan Organza Rose Karen WIllis Holmes Bridal

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Laura Gown and Megan Organza Rose Karen WIllis Holmes Bridal


from left: Magnolia Gown JK Couture Designs Chloe Gown JK Couture Designs Pearl Earrings LaPapeterie

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Chloe Gown JK Couture Designs Pearl Earrings LaPapeterie Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Stewarts Wine Co

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Naturally Lacy

Earthy, natural elements highlighted with lace

A simple but earthy theme using natural browns. The use of twine on recycled wine bottles and Kraft paper invitations brings in a raw, organic component. The coarse mood is then lifted with a hint of feminine lace. The carefree, fresh feeling continues with white native flowers in rescued jars. This idea could be a great DIY project. Any excuse to collect empty wine bottles is always a good idea. And the native flowers we used lasted for weeks so you can prepare well in advance with little last minute preparation required. You can view the LaPapeterie website for some pointers on achieving this look. www.lapapeterie.blogspot.com.au

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Going Places ups and downs but always great design Hair and Make up by Shelley Veitch from Elite Freelancing at The Pullman Hotel, Brisbane

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Magnolia Gown JK Couture Designs Jewellery LaPapeterie


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Waterlilly Maxi Gown When Freddie Met Lilly Earrings LaPapeterie

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Fleurblanc Gown George Wu Earrings LaPapeterie


Aurelia Gown George Wu Earrings LaPapeterie

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Aurelia Gown George Wu


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Contributors Gowns and Accessories Elizabeth deVarga Exclusive Fashions

Designer Bridal Gowns www.devarga.com.au

George Wu

Bespoke - Bridal - Couture www.georgewu.com.au

JK Couture Designs

Couture Bridal and Formal Wear www.jkcouturedesigns.com.au

Karen Willis Holmes Bridal

Couture & Demi Couture Wedding Gowns www.karenwillisholmes.com

When Freddie Met Lilly

Bridal, Bridesmaids and Formal Gowns and Accessories www.whenfreddiemetlilly.com.au

Jean Brown

Luxury Retail www.jeanbrown.com.au

LaPapeterie Jewellery and Designer Stationery

www.lapapeterie.blogspot.com

Hair and Make Up Shelley Veitch from Elite Freelancing

Hair and Make Up www.elitefreelancing.com.au

The Pullman Hotel

Location and Styling Accessories

King George Square www.pullmanbrisbanekgs.com.au

Stewarts Wine Co

Champagne and Fine Wine www.stewartswineco.com.au

Fancy Tea

Fine China and Vintage Crockery www.fancytea.com.au

Masterpieces Photography + Video

Photography

Photography and Film www.masterpiecesphotography.com.au

Models Hayley Wilson and Laura Herden


Styled by The Wedding Alley

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Selene Maxi Gown When Freddie Met Lilly Earrings LaPapeterie

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The Wedding Alley Issue Two  

Elegant bridal fashions and unique bridal accessories for discerning brides

The Wedding Alley Issue Two  

Elegant bridal fashions and unique bridal accessories for discerning brides