Posts Tagged ‘Real Brides’

Bride Philippa Wears a Low Keyhole Back Wedding Dress in French Lace and a Surprise Change at Her Reception!

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Hi lovely brides-to-be, wedding vendors and followers!

I wanted to share a gorgeous wedding with you of my couture bridal client Philippa and her husband Sean who were married in Brisbane. Philippa is one of my interstate clients who flew down to Sydney for wedding gown fittings – making it an extra special adventure & bridal experience for her!

Philippa wore a luxurious silk satin wedding gown with French leavers lace. The gown had a Chinese rink collar and the back of the gown also featured a keyhole back with an alluring low back wedding gown look.

The wedding gown also featured cap sleeves in the delicate French leavers lace. – Leavers lace has a scalloped eyelash edge like it’s famous counterpart Chantilly lace, however the difference is Leavers lace has a slightly more defined texture and outline of the design than Chantilly lace.

I have to say a HUGE thank you to Angie Branch Photography www.angiebranch.com.au for these wedding images. Angie is a Brisbane based photographer and I just love how she captured the magnificent and also the intimate moments of Philippa and Sean’s wedding. Angie’s photography style is very romantic and classic as you can see from these images.

The bride smiles in her bright red lipstick in her birdcage veil and lace capped sleeve wedding gown with high collar at the back by Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride looks down softly in her bright red lipstick and a soft birdcage veil with her capped sleeve French Leavers lace wedding gown with high back necklineThe bride pulls up the hem of her silk satin wedding gown with hand cut French Leavers lace hem to show off her bridal shoes by Angie Branch Photography

The hem of Philippa’s silk couture bridal gown featured a lace scallop trim which was delicately hand stitched the full way around the skirt. I designed a low keyhole back for Philippa’s gown because it showed off her figure but created a modest and classic look framing her back in an unusual way from the other popular low back wedding dress styles.

Philippa’s wedding dress (like all my couture wedding gowns) featured fabric covered buttons down the back and also on the back collar.

The bride poses looking back at us holding her bouquet in her key hole French lace & silk satin wedding gown with small train - Angie Branch Photography
The bride poses on the black grand piano in her ivory silk satin wedding dress with French lace capped sleeves by Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride poses on the grand piano in her silk satin & French Leavers lace low back key hole back wedding dress - Angie Branch Photography The bride poses on the grand piano in her silk satin gown with French lace capped sleeves & ivory peep toe shoes & birdcage veil - image by Angie Branch Photography.
The bride in her key hole back low back wedding gown with French lace capped sleeves gets her make up done

Philippa & Sean were married in St Alban Chapel at The Southport School in Brisbane. Sean is an old boy from The Southport School, so it was very sentimental to him & his family to be married there. It was very special that Philippa and Sean planned these key aspects of their wedding together, incorporating things that were important to each of them.

I designed Philippa’s wedding gown uniquely for her after much discussion about her wedding venue, reception location and the theme and feel she wanted to create for her wedding. I did a range of sketches for her and we refined it to the perfect design. We were both so excited when I emailed (interstate client) Philippa her final design and she knew it was “The One.” Philippa was 100% confident when she saw the finished illustration and we were excited to get started on fittings and bringing the design to life! I’ll share the original sketch in a future blog post soon! :)

The bride in her lace capped sleeve wedding dress with silk satin & groom kiss during the wedding ceremony by Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride wears a lace key-hole back wedding gown with slim silk satin skirt and a birdcage veil hugging the groom with wedding cars in the background by Angie Branch PhotographyBride in her A-line silk satin wedding dress with small train & Groom pose as the bridal party jumps in the air by Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride wearing her couture made-to-measure wedding dress and groom hold each other with sunburst lighting glowing behind themThe bride Philippa in her silk satin couture wedding gown & Groom Sean hug & kiss on the country dirt road with fields in the distance Photo Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride arches her back into a kiss with her groom on a country road with grass fields in the background wearing her silk satin gown with lace capped sleeves in French Leavers lace and lace scalloped hem

Philippa & Sean had their wedding reception at The Grange at the Hyatt Sanctuary Cove. It’s a beautiful location with French doors overlooking a green lawn & a luxuriously spacious dance floor.

The bride in her low back key hole back French leavers lace and silk satin wedding dress dances with the groom for their first dance at the wedding reception The Bride in her silk satin & lace wedding dress & Groom share a private moment sitting in the living room by Angie Branch PhotographyPhilippa wanted a gown that she could dance in as she and Sean planned to dance the night away doing salsa & ceroc, so we opted to create TWO wedding dresses! Below is the short gown Philippa wore for her wedding reception! A white smooth silk dupion gown with corded French lace beaded with tiny white pearls – and of course my signature fabric covered buttons!

The bridesmaid helps button the bride into her short silk dupion wedding dress for the reception or wedding reception dress with lace strapsThe bride kicks up her heel in a cute pose in her short wedding dress in silk taffeta for the wedding reception by Angie Branch PhotographyThe bride admires herself in the mirror in her short knee length wedding gown in silk dupion taffeta with lace straps while her bridesmaid motions towards herThe bride wears a silk taffeta silk dupion short wedding dress with pleats & lace detail on the bust and straps while she cuts the cake with her groom

Philippa’s “Reception Wedding Gown” as I like to call it was just above the knee with a box pleat skirt. There were lots of pretty pearls on the lace that I beaded by hand to give it sparkle and the silk dupion had a taffeta feel about it because it was so smooth, it’s a gorgeous quality fabric to work with that I have available in a range of shades from silk white, ivory, oyster, antique beige, pale rose pink etc.

I hope you love these divine, classic and timeless images by Angie Branch Photography. This is Angie’s photography website link again if you would like to have a look at more of her work: www.angiebranch.com.au

And I’d also love to share with you the super sweet testimonial Philippa wrote me:

Philippa's hand written testimonial about my couture wedding gown's created for her.

It’s very special receiving such touching words from Philippa. I truly care about all my bridal couture clients. I want everyone I work with to feel amazing and be really happy with their gown – whether it’s a wedding gown, an engagement or evening gown, a mother of the bride or a bridesmaids gown. So not only receiving this card but also keeping in touch with Philippa on my Facebook Page since her wedding has been really special.

The lovely testimonial card sent to me by bridal gown client Philippa.If you are interested in having a romantic, couture wedding dress made-to-measure like Philippa’s original design, contact me by sending an email to info@sarahaliceandrews.comor give me a call on (Sarah) ph. 0431 977 814. I welcome all enquiries. All gowns are individually designed just for you and made-to-measure with your unique measurements.Getting a wedding gown bespoke made is the ultimate bridal experience for someone who just hasn’t found the perfect wedding dress yet, or who likes aspects of several gowns and can’t find one that brings them all together!

I hope you have a lovely week! You can also see more by following me on:

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x Sarah

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.

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x Sarah

Real Wedding: Silk & Cotton with French Lace, Peonys & Australian Wildflowers – A Unique Bride

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Hello everyone!

I’ve had so much exciting publicity recently (If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you would have seen some of it) but I thought I’d better share another gorgeous wedding of one of my brides before I put any more media stuff on the blog! This post is about the wedding of one of my dearest friends Cate. I not only designed Cate’s wedding dress, but I was also her maid of honour!

Images: Foster Photography

The bridesmaid dressing the bride by Foster Photography details include a silk and cotton guipure lace wedding dress and vintage bridesmaid dressA detail of French guipure lace with hand beading in pearls on fine silk cotton and the bridesmaids hands buttoning the covered buttons of the brides couture wedding dressSilhouette image of the bridesmaid buttoning the bride in her wedding dress being photographedAll images are by Foster Photography except the silhouetted image directly above which was taken on a friend’s iPhone. My dress was vintage from Grandma Takes A Trip on Crown St, Surry Hills in Sydney. I know – I should have made my own bridesmaids dress. But I was SO busy with making not only Cate’s wedding dress but also so many others! And I adore vintage. I find the designs and details of vintage dresses inspiring.

The bride turns in a romantic classical pose in her silk cotton wedding dress with guipure French lace and the bridesmaid in her pink vintage dress prepares the bridal gownthe bride looks romantically and softly downwards posing in the doorway for Foster Photography in her silk cotton and guipure French lace wedding gown with illusion necklineDyptic of the bride looking like a romantic and classical beauty in her silk cotton couture wedding dress with French guipure lace made to measure image by Foster PhotographyCate’s wedding dress was made of a silk and cotton blend fine voile over a heavier silk satin. The neckline of her gown was done in just one layer of voile to create a soft illusion neckline look. We were going for a modest front and then a sexier figure hugging back.

I was originally going to use a silk chiffon as the outer fabric, but after selecting a French guipure lace, the chiffon was going to be too light and fragile to balance with the lace, so I chose the silk cotton voile which matched the texture perfectly.

It was also important to design a wedding dress for Cate that reflected her personality and that her husband to be David would love. Cate and David are extremely down to earth, extraordinary people. They actually live on a boat which they can anchor anywhere and sail around the world in! Designing the perfect wedding dress for Cate was a great challenge but also a labour of love.

The bride with her deep green eyes softly stares at the camera in a romantic classic pose with drop pearl earrings and detail of the guipure lace and cotton wedding dress showing by Foster PhotographyThe bride poses in the doorway for Foster Photography in her silk cotton couture made-to-measure bridal gown with small train and long straps in guipure French lace and covered buttons down the backThe gorgeous Tasmanian peony in Cate’s hair and her bouquet was by Christopher Doblo – a Sydney based florist and another good friend of Cate. He chose flowers for Cate’s bouquet that reflected Cate’s love of the Australian bush. Flowers in her bouquet include coffee coloured Julia Roses, cream David Austin Roses, baby pink Cecile Brunner Climbing Roses, Queen Anne’s Lace, Flannel Flowers and green Hellebore with some Eucalypt Foliage Polygum.

The bride poses in her cotton and French lace illusion neckline wedding gown with her bouquet of peonys Australian wildflowers and herbs and a Tasmanian peony in her hair image by Foster PhotographyA bouquet of peonys and Australian wildflowers and herbs to reflect the brides nature and love of the Australian bush by Chris Doblo Floristry and photo by Foster Photography

Many of my couture made-to-measure wedding dresses feature covered buttons with real fabric roulou loops. Cate’s bridal gown also had hand beaded pearls on the French guipure lace which I beaded myself.

The guipure lace is characteristically a thick cotton lace with very defined outlines of shapes. Guipure lace can be any pattern including abstract symbols or flower and leaf designs such as the one here. The quality of laces ranges widely, but a good indication is the amount of pattern and variation in the design often means a more special, higher quality lace or a less expensive one. In this case you can see loads of variation and not just a small repeat pattern which makes it very special and exclusive.

A detail of the guipure French lace with hand beaded pearls and the back of the couture wedding gown with covered buttons in silk cottona detail of the brides bouquet with pale pink peonys and dark green foliage and the bride laughs in her illusion neckline bridal gown in silk cotton with an oversized Tasmanian peony in her hair and holding her bouquet by Foster PhotographyCate kept bursting into fits of laughter during this pre-wedding photo shoot by Foster Photography. It’s so beautiful to see a laughing bride! Most brides are so serious before the wedding ceremony and then they relax afterwards and that’s when the photographer is finally able to get some good photos of her!

The wedding was set on the Brisbane River with Cate and David’s boat anchored on the jetty a few metres away. Cate actually wished for rain because she said it would make the night of the reception more atmospheric. So if you’re unlucky to have it rain on your wedding day try to think of the fun and camaraderie it can bring and turn it into a positive!A view of the curves of the Brisbane River with the city in the distance and sailing boats anchored along the mangrove edges by Foster PhotographyI would like to give my HUGE thanks to Robin of Foster Photography for shooting this stunning photo shoot of Cate. You can see more of Foster Photography’s work on their website: www.fosterphotography.com.au and also in my previous blog posts here and here.

If you’re considering having a couture bridal gown created for your wedding day, then send me an email or give me a call. I do free consultations where we can discuss the type of gown you’d like to have created. I’m also happy to liaise (initially) over email: Contact me here:

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Happy Wedding Planning! x Sarah

REAL WEDDING: Melissa’s Slim Lace Wedding Gown with Low Back & Ultra Long Train..

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Hello everyone,

I’m excited to share some photos of my couture bridal gown client Melissa and Derryn’s wedding at Manly in NSW. Melissa opted for a full lace wedding gown that was super slinky and fitted her like a glove. The fabrics are a beautiful scalloped lace and silk satin underneath. I added some pearl beading to the dress for extra shine and detail. (& because who doesn’t love pearls? – they’re actually very fashionable for bridal gowns at the moment too..)

All photos are by James Bennett www.jamesbennett.com.au.

Below is Melissa’s mum Gae’s dress which we created for her in silk chiffon with a little beading in blue and green. It’s such an unusual stylish look for Mother of the Bride and Gae modernised it with her signature jewellery.

We made the little page boy’s bow ties in matching satin to the bridesmaids.

I created silk and lace flowers with rhinestone beading for Melissa to wear in her hair and as a brooch on her bridal gown.

Buttons and loops are a signature of my wedding dresses. They are something that really sets apart a made-to-measure couture wedding gown from an off the rack wedding dress, as it is more work to create the buttons and loops and you need to have the gown fitted to your body. At the top of Melissa’s wedding gown we did a sheer lace panel for an alluring low back effect showing off the lace by making it more contrasting against the skin.

We created the Mother of the Groom’s gown in coral lace and Melissa’s (new) Sister in Law’s bridesmaid gown in peach silk chiffon. The ceremony was at Cardinal Cerretti Memorial Chapel in Manly.

Melissa particularly wanted a super long train on her wedding dress.. Seeing these photos of her wedding ceremony I can understand why! How gorgeous does she look…

After the ceremony, the bridal party went to Little Collins Beach and North Head in Manly for photos.

We created the bridesmaids dresses in different shades of peach silk chiffon for a subtle difference. I love when bridesmaids get to wear different style dresses like Lauren and Emilee wore. Melissa was a lovely bride in that she let her bridesmaids totally choose the style they wanted so that both girls are actually keen to wear their dresses again – Brides take note!

All photos by: James Bennett: www.jamesbennett.com.au

I hope you enjoyed these images! Melissa was such a gorgeous bride and it’s a shame about the rainy day weather – it was pouring! But they definitely made the best of it and I love the dramatic look of the dark umbrellas against the pale landscape..

If you are considering having a couture wedding gown created just for you and made to your individual measurements, send us an email or call us. I do free consultations where we can discuss your gown and I’m also happy to liaise (initially) over email: Contact us here:

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Happy Wedding Planning! 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:

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Happy Wedding Planning! x Sarah

The Beginnings of a Couture Bridal Gown Design: An Insider’s Look.

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Hello everyone,

For those of you are curious about how I create my couture wedding gown designs, it often happens on the mannequin. I start by draping scraps of fabric so that I can ensure that the ideas I have sketched or am visualising can technically work on the proportions of the human body.

Here are a few images of the process I went through for one of my recent bridal gown creations (This was from Rebecca’s wedding gown design). We call this ‘toiling’ or creating a ‘toile’. Usually toiling is done in calico cotton, but for these early draping sessions I used scraps of fabrics which would have similar texture to what the real wedding gown fabrics would feel like.

Some Instagram photos. To follow me on Instagram: @sarahcouturier

And below are some photos of the actual toile bride Rebecca tried on during one of her early fittings. You can see this one is in calico cotton. (And then later when we were happy with the design and proportions we made the real couture wedding gown in beautiful silk fabrics):

 And yes all this hand draping was done by myself. If you’d like to see how this gown turned out in the silk fabrics when it was finished, then make sure you check out my previous blog post about Rebecca & Paul’s wedding.

 Hope you enjoyed, if you’d like more information about how you can have your own couture wedding gown designed and made by us then you can contact or follow us via the following:

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x Sarah

Elegant & Romantic with Riverside Views: Sydney Dance Studios Wedding

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

Hello everyone,

I am very excited to show you the full post of Rebecca & Paul’s wedding at Sydney Dance Studios, Woolloomooloo.

Rebecca is a gorgeous, intellectual young woman and she was such a lovely bride to work with. From the outset she had total trust in us to create and design her gown although she had clear ideas about the style. Rebecca wanted a sophisticated wedding dress that had lots of detail in the draping of the fabric so that she could avoid needing lace and other embellishments.

Rebecca trusted me to choose the colour and fabrics, so I chose a Silk Dupion as the main base fabric with a gorgeous satiny Silk Organza and soft English Tulle as the overlays.

The result was a very elegant, romantic wedding gown that suited her perfectly. We also made her veil and she sourced her own headpiece to match.

I would like to say a big thank you to Chris at Uber Photography – www.uberphotography.com.au for the photos of Rebecca and Paul’s Wedding:

I love how Uber Photography has captured all the precious moments of Rebecca & Paul’s wedding day, while also injecting some seriously fun and unique shots of the couple. Uber Photography are based on the North Shore and you can see more of their work their website: www.uberphotography.com.au.

I always love to hear about the story of how a couple met so I asked Rebecca a little bit about how she met Paul:

“I was invited back to my previous law firm for drinks one Friday night by my old boss to celebrate the move into their new office. Paul had started working there after I had left and we were introduced… We hit it off straight away and the rest is history!”

“Paul proposed to me on our 5th anniversary (Romeo & Juliet style on our balcony) to one of my favourite songs – Love Story by Taylor Swift. He had set up candles and love heart arrows down the hallway, long stemmed roses on the balcony, a bottle of Verve in a champagne bucket with glasses and strawberries and presented me with a little blue box from Tiffany’s with the most beautiful engagement ring inside. The whole thing felt like a dream! We decided that night to get married on our 6th anniversary the following year. We planned our entire wedding together, which is why I think everyone felt that the wedding was so ‘us’. It was a really enjoyable experience planning our wedding, and because we were equally invested in it and could count on each other with all the arrangements, it all went really smoothly.” – Rebecca

Below is Rebecca’s testimonial she wrote to us (about her couture wedding dress) which you can check out on Facebook:

 

I hope you enjoyed! More Real Wedding Posts to come so stay tuned!

If you would like to have your wedding dress, accessories made or bridal veil, give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

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x Sarah

Romantic, Simple or Elegant Bridal Veils Created to Match your Wedding Gown:

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Hello to all the lovely brides-to-be, wedding professionals and friends,

Some of you may not know that we can create veils, hairpieces, garters and everything Bridal – not just your wedding gown! We have even restored vintage hair pieces and veils to their former glory that you can wear as your ‘Something Old’ or ‘Borrowed’.

Here are some photos of one of our long veils in fine English Tulle worn by Rebecca.

Photo by Uber Photography – based on Sydney’s North Shore: www.uberphotography.com.au

Rebecca opted for a simple tulle veil, as her gown (created by us) was already so elaborate. She then teamed it with a beautiful feather head piece she bought herself.

Photo by Uber Photography – based on Sydney’s North Shore: www.uberphotography.com.au

You might want to find something special to match with your veil such as a brooch or a headband like Rebecca did, or have us make a matching headpiece with the same beading or lace as your wedding dress.

Veils can be made in any length, such as a short Blush style, Fingertip, Chapel or Cathedral length.

We can even add some beautiful lace trim to the full length of your veil if you want something very elaborate. If you are wearing a lace wedding gown, we can use the same lace as we used on your gown. Or if you have already bought your gown elsewhere we can source a lace for your veil that is a good match in colour and detail.

All of our workmanship is done by hand – even the binding of satin around the comb for a high quality look.

 

If you would like to have your whole wedding dress and accessories made or just your bridal veil, give me a call or send me an email – details on my contact page.

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x Sarah Alice Andrews

 

Photo Slideshow from Rebecca & Paul’s Wedding at Sydney Dance Studios

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Hello everyone!

Have a look here at some highlights of my couture bridal gown client Rebecca and Paul’s sophisticated and romantic wedding at Sydney Dance Studios.

http://www.uberphotography.net.au/highlights/rebecca_paul/

Rebecca’s gown was made in Silk Dupion, Silk Organza and a very fine English Tulle. All the draping was done by hand throughout the whole bodice and skirt and we also made her veil in the same matching fine Tulle. Rebecca teamed this with a beautiful head piece she bought herself for a stunning and high fashion look.

Rebecca and Paul’s wedding was shot by the very talented Uber Photography who I have found to be very friendly and approachable. I look forward to seeing more of their weddings soon. If you’re looking for a professional Sydney North Shore Photographer then you can check them out here: www.uberphotography.com.au

Oh and I love the music they chose for the slideshow.. Might have to look up that song on iTunes soon!

A full post about Rebecca and Paul’s story & more detail about Rebecca’s couture wedding gown to come soon!

 

x Sarah

Erin & Rohan’s 1920’s themed wedding at Cabarita Beach.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Hello lovely brides & friends,

I thought you might like to learn a little about our website ‘covergirl’ Erin.

Erin and her husband Rohan were childhood sweethearts. Erin had spent the last couple of years working on yachts in the Caribbean and as a dive instructor. (Wow what a lifestyle!)

Erin chose a very fine silk satin and silk chiffon and I matched it with a very fine lace that I lightly beaded with pearls and bugle beads.

I also created a bridal hair fascinator for her to wear. See the below pictures (one pic is of me making sure I had the proportions right – although it was really designed to sit against Erin’s lovely light curls and not my dark straight hair as you can see!).

I’m very much about designing each piece individually for the bride and I like to ensure every single feature is a perfect reflection of the bride and her style. So a certain amount of imagination is required when I’m creating a piece like this to ensure it’s perfect for Erin!


Erin is a gorgeous, down-to-earth beachy girl and loves the tropics, travel and somehow managed to do her wedding planning while completing a challenging university degree.

I’m so glad Erin loved her gown. I love being creative and I really want to make every single client of mine happy:

“Everyone just loved the dress and it was amazing to wear. You really made my wedding Sarah and I will be recommending you to everyone I know!” – Erin, via email.

I gave Erin the originals of all my illustrations I sketched of her gown during the design phase as a gift and she was going to frame them for her wall. I wish Erin and Rohan a wonderful future and I hope to hear more stories of your adventures – wherever you venture next in the world!

x Sarah