Michelle married on 28 May 2016 at St Francis Church, Mackay.
We met Michelle around a year earlier when she was a bridesmaid for her sister and she initially enquired about having a custom gown made as she could not find exactly what she was looking for in the bridal stores.
Michelle's gown was sketched during her design consultation to include all the design elements Michelle required. We then looked through fabric samples and choose Oyster coloured Chateau Taffeta which threw a light pink colour for the main body of the gown, the skirt featured two layers of Mushroom coloured tulle and the bodice was overlayed with Ivory Beaded tulle which also featured many hand cut motifs that we hand sewn onto the bodice, waist and also where the skirt joined the bodice. The subtle colour of the underlining made the beaded tulle detail more striking. While Michelle wanted a fitted gown she also wanted a practical and comfortable gown so we did allow some room around the hip and waist area in the gown. The back bodice featured a stunning V to draw the eye down to the waist and had delicate light pink pearls down the zip line. Michelle also wore a custom veil and headpiece made to match her gown.
We helped Michelle get ready on the morning of the wedding and also helped her out of the car at the church and were able to capture a few shots from the day x
Getting Ready Location : Lanai Apartments Mackay
Ceremony: St Francis Church, Mackay
Flowers : Floriffic Flowers
Hair : Vicky Brooke - Final Touch Hair and Make-up Artistry
MUA : Tammy Lee Lewis Makeup Artist
Photos in this blog post by Anna Dutton
I met with Linda in the studio for a design consult after she contacted me about a gown for her upcoming wedding.
Linda had a few ideas but knew that she wanted a very unique gown that was not a typical wedding gown style and that was not traditional white and also something that she may be able to wear again. The gorgeous bell sleeves were a must have for Linda's gown. The gown was created out of a luxurious and textured pewter coloured silk which was engrained with knots and thick threads that threw a sandstone colour. Around the neckline and on the back of the gown was corded lace which had been specially hand dyed by me to match the sandstone colour in the silk and also the organza in the sleeves. The corded lace was hand cut, and stitched onto the gown to create a unique feature design. The gown was comfortable and practical but featured darts at the back and slight fitting around the front waist with the princess line seams. Linda was married by the creek/rain forest at her own home and we were lucky enough to attend Linda's ceremony and capture a few shots of her in her gown x
Photos by Anna Dutton