Make sure you take a seat ladies, because we have a new bridal collection to share with you which is bound to make you weak at the knees! Melbourne designer Cathleen Jia recently made an impressive entrance into the bridal world with a spectacular new collection – Toujours. And Love Wed Bliss has exclusive backstage peek into the official launch party.
The evening which took place at the stunning Angelique Boutique, in Armadale Melbourne was nothing short of fabulous. With a wonderfully glamorous atmosphere and a line up of breathtaking gowns embracing a vintage glam style, it was an event which would appeal to the romantic in all of us.
The talented Australian designer’s collection is inspired by the romantic 1920′s, classic 1930s, and the elegant screen goddesses of the 1950′s. A seamless adaptation of a glamorous era with a modern twist, it is a classic contemporary look which is nothing short of timeless. All the gowns are exquisitely handcrafted with luxurious fabrics, and intricately adorned with delicate laces and hand-beaded embellishments, which makes them perfect for the quality discerning, style conscious bride.
At the launch, guests enjoyed a salon-style show featuring luxury gowns in subtle vintage colours, handcrafted headpieces and soft veils all beautifully complemented by gorgeous floral arrangements from Bud flowers. After experiencing an exclusive insight into the Cathleen Jia bridal range, and being treated to chic cocktail fare, guests said farewell with their own special gift bag in arm.
If you would love to see this stunning collection in real time, just take a peek at the beautiful fashion film which debuted for guests before the Toujours collection was revealed. The black beaded gown is to-die-for as is, the immaculate makeup and hair by Miss Aimmey, and stunning event photography by Finessence photography!
You can see the new swoon-worthy bridal collection on the Cathleen Jia website, or if you prefer to get up close and try one on for size contact her Hawthorn studio for a private appointment.
Oh my! Or maybe I should say ooh la la! I do believe I just want to live in a Claire Pettibone creation forever. This amazing wedding dress designer has surpassed excellence once again with her Spring 2012 collection. I’m just drooling over these jaw-dropping images from the latest ad campaign shoot photographed by the legendary shutterbug Elizabeth Messina.
Ooh La La
Antique blue “Paris” lace embroidery over platinu silk with sheer back
Pettibone’s new vintage inspired collection – “Beau Monde” (tis French for ‘fine world’) is testimony to the fact romance will never die. Inspired by the luxury and intricacy of late 18th Century France with it’s antique gold, tapestries and French toile, her gowns feature empire designs, luscious lace detailing, illusion necklines, breathtaking back detailing and languid layers all in watery nymph-like pastel fabrics.
Beige cotton toille trimmed in French gold embroidery with velvet inserts
Capped sleeve sweetheart neckline gold embroidery inlaid with rose silk velvet
Hi-lo cotton buble skirt lined in toile with tulle overlay and toile sash
Ivory embroidery lined in platinum silk with sweetheart neckline & silk bows & silver flowers at hips
Reminiscent of a French country setting, the gowns marry the sophistication of Parisian luxury with whimsical shabby chic details. These visions of bridal perfection couldn’t be more timely for the modern bride planning a romantic and feminine wedding theme.
Fleur De Jour
Beige toile cotton strapless gown with French pink & green embroidered overlay with ruffled sleeve bolero
Vintage cameos embroidered on tulle layered over cotton with guipure cotton lace sweetheart neckline
Silk white capped sleeved V-neck lace gown with silver guipure belt over full lace skirt lined in pearl silk
Short leve jewelled flower vine bodice with tulle ribbon skirt trimmed with silver guipure and blue silk ribbon
Tell us . . .lequel est votre préféré? Which one is your favourite?
(Stop Press! Pettibone fans downunder! Word is out the Claire Pettibone collection will be coming soon to an Australian bridal boutique. We couldn’t be more ecstatic about that!)