Posts Tagged ‘Colour Wedding Gowns’

As Seen In Cosmopolitan Bride: We celebrate our ‘Alice in Wonderland’ Editorial.

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Hello to all my lovely brides-to-be, wedding vendor friends and readers,

We are published! We were so excited to be featured by Cosmopolitan Bride in their May 2013 Australian issue.

Cosmopolitan Bride Australia May 2013 Cover with model holding a rabbit in her couture wedding dress by Sarah Alice Andrews - Bridal Couturier(Left) Cosmo Bride Front Cover. (Right) Our featured wedding/evening gown by Sarah Alice Andrews – Bridal Couturier.

Model wearing her cotton bustier wedding dress with ribbon embroidery holds a brown bunny rabbit in an editorial by Cosmopolitan Bride magazine

How appropriate my gown is featured with an adorable bunny! I LOVE animals.. Thank you again to Cosmo bride for featuring my gown in your publication. We were literally scouted at the One Fine Day Sydney wedding fair in February 2013 by a Cosmo Bride Fashion Editor who just HAD to photograph my couture wedding gown for the May 2013 magazine issue with an ‘Alice in Wonderland Theme’.

The gown details are: Bustier in vintage printed cotton with rose transfer print and ornate ribbon embroidery on the bustline. There is also a belt covered in ribbon embroidery which is detachable and was not shown in the Cosmo editorial, but you can see what it looks like below: Image by Foster Photography:

Ribbon embroidery and beading on a bow belt finishes off a floral print bustier and pale pink silk dupion skirtIt’s a very romantic and modern slimline gown with an abstract avant garde feel about it with all the interesting draping of the back. The skirt is attached in pink silk dupion in a fitted mermaid style. There are lots of other photos of this gown if you’d like to get a better idea what it looks like (here on the blog) and (here scroll down midway in the gallery).

This gown is available to order in any fabric and colour of your choice OR I am selling the sample at a discounted price.  The sample is approximately a size 10 but can be altered to fit a size 8 or 12. Contact me for prices, specific measurements and if you’d like to come and try it on or view it in more detail.

There is a big flower like ruffle at the back of the original gown, but it can be easily taken off if you want a more streamlined look. It’s perfect for the fashion forward bride or an evening gown look as it’s not the traditional white colour (the skirt is a pale pink dupion)..

Contact me for any enquiries by sending me an email to info@sarahaliceandrews.com or give me a call on (Sarah) ph. 0431 977 814.

I hope you have a lovely week! Keep in touch:

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x Sarah

Natalija & Jonathon’s Green & Pink Vintage Styled Wedding as Seen on Polka Dot Bride:

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Well what a huge beginning to the year we have had! Lots of big things have been happening at the studio and I have so much to share with you all since my last blog post!

First of all I’d like to share the gorgeous wedding of Natalija (Natalie) and Jonathon who were married in November 2012.

To create Natalija’s bridal gown we chose a blush pink silk dupion overlaid with ivory tulle and a rich ivory Guipure lace which we embellished with pearls and chiffon to create some delicate detailing.

Natalija was lucky enough to have her wedding featured on Polka Dot Bride as you can see below. Looking at how Natalija brought all the gorgeous elements together with the help of some amazing vendors, you can see why it was featured:

You can view the original blog post from Polka Dot Bride blog here:

http://www.polkadotbride.com/2013/02/natalie-jonathons-vintage-twist-dayboro-wedding/

Natalija was also kind enough to send me some extra photos of her wedding, so you can look forward to seeing more details of her gown with it’s fabulous kimono-esque bow detail and Guipure lace in a future blog post!

For more information about how to have a made-to-measure couture wedding gown created just for you in your choice of colour, silk fabric and style and made to your individual measurements, send us an email or call us: Contact us here:

You can also see more of what we’ve been up to including extra photos, industry news, things that inspire us and behind the scenes here:

Twitter – @SarahCouturier

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SarahAliceAndrews

Pinterest – sarahaandrews

Happy Wedding Planning! x Sarah

“The Knot” Showcases Our Romantic Low Back Wedding Gowns:

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Hello lovely brides, fellow vendors and readers!

I thought I would share some of our recent publicity from The Knot!

You can click through to see the original article here: http://theknot.ninemsn.com.au/community/blogs/wedding-obsessions/sarah-alice-andrews-couture

It’s always interesting to see what comparisons other people draw between my bridal gowns and other influences. I like that they referenced the Indian Sari look as I do love those textiles and I would LOVE to plan a trip to India one day..

And we were also featured on this “Portrait Back Wedding Dress Gallery” below:

Here is the link for this article here: http://theknot.ninemsn.com.au/bridal-fashion/back-gallery

For more information about how to have a made-to-measure couture wedding gown created just for you in your choice of colour, silk fabric and style and made to your individual measurements, send us an email or call us: Contact us here:

You can also see more of what we’ve been up to including real brides, industry news, things that inspire us and behind the scenes here:

Twitter – @SarahCouturier

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/SarahAliceAndrews

Pinterest – sarahaandrews

Happy Wedding Planning! x Sarah

A glimpse into the bridal gown designer’s studio:

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Hello everyone,

This afternoon I am preparing to sew beads and tiny clear sequins on to the corded lace of a wedding dress, so I thought I’d share with you a little something from the studio before I begin:

It’s another angle of some of my wedding gown designs..

It’s always interesting to see how they appear in photographs and I’m always conscious of how the design looks with the bride wearing it from every single angle. No one will be photographed more than the bride – and with all of your friends and family hoping to take photos of you walking up the aisle and dancing with your new husband in your couture wedding gown – we don’t know what angles will be snapped.. So we must make sure you look good in all possible ways!

If you would like to discuss your wedding gown design and the ‘angles you would like to feature or discreetly minimise’, just give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

You can also chat with me on Twitter – @SarahCouturier

Become our fan on Facebook.

Or get inspired with us on Pinterest.

x Sarah Alice Andrews

Ballet Inspired – Soft Tulle & Blush Pink Wedding Gown

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Hello everyone!

We have been SO busy in the studio these last few weeks labouring over gorgeous dresses getting them ready to send off in their brides arms for magical Winter weddings.

I have spent hundreds of hours holding a needle and thimble recently and very little time at the computer keyboard so this post is a little shorter than my usual entries..

Above is another GORGEOUS image from our latest shoot taken by the extremely talented Robin Foster of Foster Photography.

Hair and Makeup was by Deb from Canary Hair and Beauty.

The gown was made in a beautiful blush pink silk dupion which was overlaid with a soft peach tulle. I love this shot because it features the large cut-out section of the gown from a more avant-garde angle (this gown is all one piece as you can see on my HOME page).

It was very technically difficult creating this design as I didn’t want to add any pieces around the waist to give it support. I designed several different options for how to create this style which I may explore in the future. I like my gowns all to have a sculptural element about them and to look beautiful from every angle they are viewed at including the side. – So I was very happy that Robin Foster was able to capture this shot.

x Sarah

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Behind the Scenes: The makings of a Bridal Gown Couture Photoshoot

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Hi lovely Brides to be, Friends and Wedding Professionals!

We were very lucky on the day of our first ever wedding gown photoshoot to have Elisabeth Nimmo, produce a short film of the ‘behind the scenes’..

 

 

Elisabeth is so incredibly talented and I just love how she created this short film and really captured the atmosphere and unfoldings of the day as we produced the photos for my couture bridal wedding gowns..

I adore the music Elisabeth chose for this short film too: “My Muse” by Sarah Jarosz. I think it’s going to become a personal favourite..

Credits:

Short Film: Elisabeth Nimmo of Elisabeth Nimmo Photography

Photography: Robin Foster of Foster Photography

Hair & Makeup Artist: Deb Pevitt from Canary Hair and Beauty

General Assistance & Catering (Lifesaver you might say!) my artist mother Robyn Bauer of Robyn Bauer Studio Gallery

Couture Bridal Wedding Dresses: by myself – Sarah Alice Andrews – Bridal Couturier

Let me know what you think of this video! Write a comment on my Twitter or Facebook!

x Sarah

 

Photos: The cutting edge of wedding gown couture – celebrating our first ever Photoshoot!

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Hello to all my lovely brides & fellow wedding professionals!

We are very excited to showcase our very first photo shoot here at Sarah Alice Andrews – Bridal Couturier. These bridal gowns are available to order totally custom made to your individual measurements. Or if you like an element about one of the gowns such as the embellishments, fabrications or just something about the style, then we can design a unique wedding gown for you with one of these elements.

I wanted to create these wedding gowns to give you a little sample of our work and feminine aesthetic. These gowns are a little bit ‘Red Carpet’ but still very bridal as I took the opportunity to create styles that are a little fashion forward, even using a bit of colour which is something that my last blog post alluded to..

Of course we understand that each bride is totally unique and you may have a very different idea in mind for Your wedding day – but if you make an appointment with myself, I will sit down with you and discuss what your perfect wedding dress would look like and we can create a design that you love.

Fabrics used include the finest silk dupions, silk organza, silk taffeta, a beautiful French ‘Leavers’ lace with a scalloped edge, very fine English tulle and even vintage printed cotton. I created my own special ‘Ribbon’ embroidery which is the belt you can see on the slinky gown with ruffles and there was even some experimental fabric printing.

The French Leavers lace was hand woven on a 19th century loom in France which I had woven especially. Many of the laces I use are created this way. I searched through hundreds of different laces to find the perfect lace which I often do for my bridal clients to suit the vision we have for your wedding gown.

I would like to thank Robin Foster of Foster Photography who did the stunning photography on this shoot. Robin is a colleague of mine who I met when she shot catalogues for the international wedding gown and bridesmaids label I was designing for at the time.

I just adore Robin’s work and she did such an incredible job at realising my vision for this shoot. Having worked with a number of photographers in my career I knew there was no one else I wanted to work with more because I love the way she creates beautiful feminine poses for the models – she really knows how to get the best pose or look from a model or real bride, groom or client by making them feel really comfortable and finding a pose that suits them and their body language.

Robin also specialises in wedding photography and I love how she can capture such expressive moments in a wedding day of you and the people who are important to you. You can see more of her work here: www.fosterphotography.com.au

And I would also like to thank Deb from Canary Hair and Beauty for doing the beautiful hair and makeup for this shoot. It’s rare (in my opinion) to find a technician who can do both makeup AND hair so I was very excited when I saw her work and I knew I wanted to work with her.

Deb was such a pleasure to work with. She was very calm and self assured and could articulate what I wanted with very little explanation, but she also had some great ideas of her own.

Deb specialises in wedding hair and makeup and you can see more of her work here: www.canaryhairandbeauty.com

I hope you like our photos! Check out my Facebook or Twitter to leave us a comment. And if you would like to make an appointment to discuss your dream wedding gown, please send me an email or give me a call via my Contact Page.

Sarah Alice Andrews

 

Colour wedding gowns? They’re so bridal & enhance your look. Here’s the best colour selections:

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Hello to all the lovely brides and wedding professionals reading my post this week,

With all the excitement recently from the bridal shows overseas and MBFWA (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia), there are so many new trends being discovered and so many ideas, it can be hard to decipher the best options for you and your wedding..

But your bridal gown is about far more than just fashion. You’ll have these photos forever and your family will pass your photos down for generations. So you want your wedding gown to have a style that you will always love and be proud of.

Some of the top designers are exploring some very dramatic colourways these last couple of seasons (Think Red and Black!) and some of them look great on the catwalk or red carpet, but they are not necessarily the best options for your wedding day.

If you are thinking about a choice other than the traditional white or ivory, consider these gorgeous hues I have selected that I feel will remain classic and elegant for years to come:

White                                         Silver                                         Antique

 

  • White or Ivory: A classic and elegant colour choice. A good rule to follow is that the more olive your skin tone, the whiter you can go with your fabric. For paler skin go for an ivory or creamy hue so the gown adds some colour and warmth to your complexion.
  • Silver or Pale Grey: This would look stunning in a French lace with silk organza or dupion beneath it for added texture. Be careful that this colour doesn’t wash you out though. Perhaps hold a piece of fabric up to your face and have a look in the mirror – or get someone to advise you if you’re not sure.
  • Antique or Champagne: It’s a lovely choice because it’s still very traditional but it has a regal feel about it with the gold tones.

 

Mocha                                       Blush

  • Mocha or Oyster: It’s an unusual option but I’m seeing more of this colour as brides look for something a little different but still within the neutral shades. This colour can range from a goldish hue through to more beige tones.
  • Blush, Rose or Ice Pink: I love this option but you should be careful not to pick an overpowering shade. Even if it looks very pale in the swatch, remember that as a whole gown the effect will be much stronger (and pinker!).

 

As you can see from my examples above, by sticking to the ‘Pastel’ shades it is possible to choose an unusual and non-traditional colour while not being too shocking and still creating a look that is very Bridal. However the most important thing is to choose the right colour for you. Whether that’s white, ivory, blush, mocha etc.. Maybe you could even venture into a very light cloud colour for your ‘something blue’..

So what colour have you decided you will wear on your wedding day? Share your thoughts on my Facebook page or via Twitter.

 

Sarah Alice Andrews