Friday, August 21, 2015

Mother of the Groom







Responsibilities of the Mother of the Groom

The mother of the groom is often at a loss as to exactly what role she plays in the marriage of her son. This is even more true when she has not participated previously in a wedding for a daughter or other sibling. The following rules of etiquette are shared to increase the joy and fulfil the traditional responsibilities of the mother of the groom.


Her responsibilities include:
The first rule of etiquette to be followed upon receiving news of the impending nuptials is to initiate contact between the families. Introducing herself and her husband to the bride's parents is her first responsibility. This may be as simple as making a call to the bride's mother and telling her how happy she is about the engagement or an informal invitation to dinner at their home. If preferred, dinner at a nice restaurant is always in order. This may be with or without the couple in attendance.

If the parents live far away, a friendly letter is appropriate. A snapshot of the family and maybe even one of her son as a small child is always welcomed by the bride's mother and is a kind gesture.
The importance of providing an accurate and timely guest list can neither be over emphasized, nor the importance of sticking to the guidelines given her as to the number of guests she many invite. Remember to include zip codes.
It is the bride's mother who will first select a dress for her daughters wedding. A gown of complimentary color and similar styling is then chosen by the mother of the groom. She must wear long if the bride's mother wears long or short if she wears short. The color should not match the bridesmaids, nor the brides' mother, but compliment both.
Reservations for out-of-town guests, invited by the groom's family, are the responsibility of the mother of the groom. It will be much more convenient if a block of rooms are reserved at a nearby hotel, which is near her home.



It is the responsibility of the groom's parents to host the rehearsal dinner. This can be as simple as a salad potluck with paper plates in the backyard or as elaborate as an exotic dinner with live entertainment in the finest restaurant. Everyone who takes a part in the ceremony is invited to the dinner. It is proper etiquette to invite the spouse or significant other of those participating, and the parents of children in the wedding. 

Scheduled family photographs, prior to the wedding, will dictate the groom's parents time of arrival. If photos are not scheduled to be taken before the ceremony, the arrival should be no less than one hour before the appointed time 

As the wedding begins, the groom's mother will be escorted down the aisle, to the first pew, right-hand side, by the head usher or a groomsman who is a family member. A nice touch includes the groom escorting his mother down the aisle. As the groom's mother is escorted to her seat, her husband will follow along behind. However, if the parents are divorced, the father of the groom will have been seated previously, two pews behind the mother.
The role as mother of the groom, in the ceremony, may include lighting the family candle on the altar, along with the mother of the bride. Family candles are lit after the candle lighters have left the altar area, and prior to the entrance of the wedding party.


The first official duty of the mother of the groom, during the reception is to stand in the receiving line greeting guests and introducing her friends and family to the bride and her family. Traditionally she stands between the bride and her mother. If the fathers of the couple choose to stand in the line, she will stand between them.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wedding Shoes





Women's Shoes


 Women’s shoes are essential wardrobe staples. They don’t just make or break an outfit, but they accentuate and enhance it. From heels and boots, to clogs or platforms, women’s shoes add a touch of style to any ensemble. They can alter the entire look of your attire, and they make even the drabbest clothing look fashionable and fresh. Want to add some sleek, suave style to your business casual everyday wear? Then slip into a sophisticated pair of peep-toe pumps or classic high heels. Need something casual to tone down a formal blouse? Try a comfortable yet stylish pair of clogs. Maybe you need something tough and chic, yet practical for hopping around town. Choose an elegant riding boot and pair it with some leggings. 





If you want a little boost, opt for a funky platform style, or lay low with a feminine ballerina flat. You can choose from a huge selection of women’s shoes, including sandals, casuals, booties, boots, and clogs. There are also tons of wedges, espadrilles, or peep toes. Many styles combine similar elements, such as platform styles with wedge heels, which provide you with a look that mixes some fun fusion and a little edge. To choose the best women’s shoes for your needs, evaluate your current wardrobe and choose some of the most versatile styles you can find. By stocking up on a variety of diverse styles, you will have a solid foundation to play with when mixing and matching outfits. To update your shoe selection, check out the latest trends and go for some of the bravest styles out there. Trendy women’s shoes are a blast to experiment with, and you can always try wearing them with something new each season. Whatever your style, women’s shoes will complement it.


 

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Planning your wedding


Planning your wedding with the Wyndham Hotel Group


Six great locations for a destination wedding
GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA (July 16, 2015) The destination wedding trend has shown no signs of slowing as couples continue to move away from tradition and towards unique celebrations in exotic locations.

Whether planning an intimate ceremony or a grand affair, the Asia Pacific region is brimming with spectacular wedding locations catering to every taste and budget.

Here are six of the best for couples looking to get hitched on location:

 

1.       Margaret River


The Margaret River wine region provides a breathtaking setting for a dream destination wedding. With stunning wineries, pristine beaches, verdant forests and superb local produce, the region has everything needed to create a truly memorable event.

While there are numerous venue options in the region, the idyllic beachfront location of Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough makes it hard to beat. It boasts stunning grounds, direct beach access, beautiful gardens, a wedding chapel and reception venue options including first-floor function rooms with magnificent ocean views of Geographe Bay. The facilities cater for up to 220 guests for a modern and stylish cocktail party or can hold up to 130 guests for a sit-down dinner.



2.       Sunshine Coast

 

With laidback towns, beautiful beaches and a sub-tropical climate year-round, the Sunshine Coast will leave couples and their guests feeling relaxed and refreshed. 

 

One of the few venues on the Sunshine Coast that provides absolute beachfront weddings, Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach offers several stunning ceremony options including the beach, sand dunes, poolside and garden lawn. Located on an idyllic stretch of uncrowded golden sand, the resort provides a one-stop-wedding shop with catering, accommodation and onsite event staff all available to take the stress out of organising a wedding.



 3.       Brisbane

The urban wedding trend is on the rise in Australia’s capital cities and bustling Brisbane - named Australia’s hippest city by Lonely Planet in 2014 – offers the betrothed everything they could want and more! From hip hotels to a thriving arts scene, the city is a playground for creative couples looking for something a bit different.
Brides and grooms looking to inject some urban flavour into their special day will love TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel, Brisbane. The country’s first street-art hotel features contemporary design and striking street art by world-acclaimed artists Magee, Numskull, Rone and Beastman coupled with exceptional finishes including 150-year-old renewed timber flooring. Already creating a buzz amongst couples looking for a unique backdrop to their big day, this hotel is still one of the city’s best kept secrets.


 

4.       Port Douglas


For a truly tropical wedding, Port Douglas offers couples a seductive setting, balmy climate and spectacular natural attractions. It is the only place in the world where two World Heritage listed attractions exist - the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation.  A feast for the senses, this tantalising tropical destination makes for an exotic wedding escape.

Nestled within a pocket of Melaleuca rainforest just a short walk to world-renowned Four Mile Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas is a favourite for destination weddings. With warm, attentive staff and venue options including the Treehouse Meeting Room set amidst the rainforest canopy and the Jacana Deck overlooking lily ponds, it is perfect for everything from intimate elopements to grand wedding receptions for up to 120 guests.



5. Wanaka, New Zealand

 

Wanaka on New Zealand’s South Island is the perfect wilderness escape, offering excellent opportunities for stunning wedding snapshots against the backdrop of the Southern Alps and Lake Wanaka. Come winter, the mountains are decorated with a layer of sparkling white snow and in summer they shine under the golden sunlight. 

Located near awe-inspiring natural wonders including Mount Aspiring National Park, Rob Roy Glacier and the Clutha River, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka offers the perfect base in which to unwind and entertain family and friends before and after the big day. Enjoy stylish accommodation, a heated pool with water slide, hot tub and sauna a stone’s throw from the region’s best attractions.


6. Phuket, Thailand

  

With stunning white-sand beaches, sparkling blue seas and warm Thai hospitality, Phuket is the perfect place for a beautiful wedding combined with an exotic, tropical escape.

Set on a lush hilltop with views of Patong Bay and the Andaman Sea, Wyndham Sea Pearl Resort Phuket’s landscaped grounds can be transformed to create a spectacular event against the stunning mountainous backdrop. Choose from a traditional Western wedding or incorporate a touch of the Thai culture to create a truly unique day. All rooms at this stunning resort come complete with balconies and private outdoor Jacuzzis providing the ultimate relaxing escape for wedding guests and the happy couple.



Wyndham Wedding Promotion

Wyndham Hotel Group is offering a special for couples looking to get hitched at four of its resorts. The bride and groom will receive complimentary wedding night accommodation if they book their reception and bridal party accommodation at the resort. The offer also includes a free bottle of sparkling wine on arrival and is valid until 30 June 2016. All bookings need to be made direct by calling the resort and quoting Wyndham Wedding Promo.

Participating resorts: Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre Marcoola Beach, Ramada Resort Port Douglas and Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough.



Monday, July 13, 2015

DIY

The Do-It-Yourself crafting trend started long before brides completely embraced it -- but with the help of  Wedding Style Guide  more brides and grooms are finding ways to take over parts of the wedding that would have previously been farmed out to vendors. This puts a personal stamp of so many elements of the wedding and really helps reflect the couples' taste and style.

While sometimes your DIY project might actually cost you more to complete on your own than to order pre-assembled, the satisfaction gained by many of my wedding clients (especially the crafters in the bunch), far outweighs the cost of materials -- and in some cases shipping to your wedding destination -- than the actual dollar amount.
Fortunately, there are several DIY wedding projects that can be cost-effective and fun, although they're all a little bit time-consuming. But that's exactly what the motivated bride and groom want -- something that costs them more time than money.

1. Invitations
 - It is EASY to design and make high-quality wedding invitations yourself. There are six zillion ideas online and you can take what you like from each of them, make your shopping list and head to the craft store. You may need to actually seek out an actual art supply store for some of the quality paper and ink you need to make them look professionally done, but that's a small price to pay if you can find everything you want and get started quickly and easily. There are no limits on space or rules about color and you're not stuck with an option in a stationary store or online invitation site. You can be as creative -- or elegantly simple -- as you wish.

2. Placecards 
- Whether you're just having placecards, or doing escort cards too, handmade displays can be absolutely lovely. For my own wedding, we created beach-themed placecards and nestled them in a bed of sand, supported by pretty colored natural sea glass. Brides and groom on our island love to do message in a bottle placecards that we bury in sand on a turquoise tablecloth so it looks like they're sitting on a beach. We've even put up little umbrellas around them! Whatever your wedding theme, you can be as creative as you like. If your guests have pre-ordered their entrees, you can indicate their dinner selection on the card in a variety of fun ways from unusual stamps to a color pattern.


3. Welcome bags and the goodies inside them - Every out-of-town wedding guest should be greeted with a fabulous welcome bag. Whether you buy something commercially available and fill it with creative things, or buy blank canvass bags and decorate them yourself, it's a much appreciated gift when it's also filled with useful information and yummy treats. You can even print out personalized labels to apply to water bottles or wine bottles you're including in the bag. This is the place for welcome edibles -- just keep in mind where you're getting married. Chocolate, chapstick, candles and lot of other things that don't begin with the letter "C" will melt if not kept in temperature controlled environments. If you're getting married someplace warm, choose sweets that won't melt, like cookies or gummy worms or something else fun. 


4. Wedding party gifts
 - It takes more than just a casual crafter to make genuine gifts that will serve to thank the men and women who stand up for you on your wedding day, but I've seen some amazing stuff. Personalized hats and other outerwear embroidered by the bride herself. Grill brands mounted on special wood-burned holders constructed by the room. Handmade jewelry (not what you expect them to wear in your wedding -- something they can wear anytime) can be a huge hit now that Swarovski and real pearls are readily accessible to the at-home crafter. One of my brides actually took a class on making gold pendants -- and she made one for me too! Beautiful 18 karat gold orchid pendants that will forever remind us all of her wedding and be truly appreciated. 
5. Non-traditional bouquets - In the past two years, DIY brides have embraced making their own bouquets. For some, it's a budget matter. For others, Pinterest strikes again! Button bouquets, broach bouquets, sea shells and everything else the glitters, sparkles or pops can be pulled together in a pretty arrangement that looks amazing with certain wedding gowns. Just remember, you can't throw that at anyone unless you're trying to knock them out. Ask your florist to create a small tossing bouquet for you.
6. Special Signage - Instead of having your flower girls carry traditional baskets, you can create fun signage with a crazy huge variety of different sayings from "Here Comes the Bride" to "Guess What Happens Next?" to precede you down the ceremony aisle. For beach weddings, signs that say "barefoot only beyond this point!" can be fun for guests and pop in pictures on the catwalk to the beach.

7. Décor - How much décor you do yourself is going to be relative to where you're getting married. For example, in your hometown you can make the centerpieces and other such décor ahead of time (as long as you're not doing flowers) and your planner can put it out on the big day. If you're having a destination wedding, you have to consider the cost of shipping 100 miniature neon pots (a recent example from one of our weddings) and how many will actually make it to your wedding in once piece. A few creative couples over the years have done lightweight origami projects that could be hung from trees. We've seen hand-made, color-coordinated dream catchers floating in the trees above the ceremony too. But it's not cost effective to ship hand-punched tin lanterns to use as luminaries, for example. That stuff should only be made for at-home weddings.
8. Favors - We've had clients who represented their home states with little bottles of maple syrup from a family farm, and we have a bride right now who is doing little jars of honey from her family's bee colony. When I got married, I hand-painted Christmas ornaments for each and every guest -- a multi-month project that revealed I got better with practice (the first 10 were reserved for my own tree) -- and packaged them up in sweet boxes tied with wedding themed ribbons. One early set of clients set out to make 1,000 paper cranes (in following a Chinese tradition) and although they definitely didn't hit the quantity mark, they had plenty. I still have two hanging on hooks in my guest room (thanks Jen and Mike Phelan). But also don't forget that wedding cookies and cake pops can hit the spot as your guests depart after a long night of dancing!



9. Photo Albums - There is no reason to pay a photographer an exorbitant fee to create formal albums for you anymore. Almost all photography packages offer an option where you can get all your picture files on CD and then create to your heart's delight. I know one bride who printed out all the high-quality pictures she wanted on the system at Walgreen's and created beautiful albums from supplies she had collected for her stamping hobby. Nothing has to be traditional about it -- you can create an album for each bridesmaid that's personalized to reflect your shared relationship. Or you can simply create something online and order as many as you like. The options are limitless 
Don't be intimidated by DIY projects, but also be realistic about what you can accomplish and how effectively you can deliver it to our destination. There's nothing worse than having a bride spend weeks creating individual picture frame placecards only to have them arrive in crumbles because she didn't package them properly or the box was mistreated en route. It usually too late for replacements to be constructed in the same loving manner as the originals.

Have fun crafting! 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Stationery


DIY WEDDING INVITATIONS, SAVE THE DATE CARDS AND MORE

When you order your wedding invitations from Wedding Style Guide Magazine, you can add special little extras to your personalised stationery.  Everything can match from start to finish.  It's the perfect way to enjoy the style, fun and flair of a DIY wedding stationery project without any of the hassle!

Looking for stylish new ways to include unique accents on your invites? At Wedding Style Guide our elegant options for DIY wedding invitations make it easier than ever to add your own creative touches to your entire stationery suite. So if you wish to capture a handmade aesthetic but would rather not spend too much time assembling your cards or even hassle with all the mess and cleanup that goes along with it, then you will love these subtle additions which will make your invites look absolutely stunning. Plus, whether you want to wrap your cards up in a posh pocket fold envelope or embellish them with ravishing ribbons, making DIY wedding invitations is a great way to work your personal style into your stationery.


Measuring and cutting your own materials can be tedious and even stressful work, especially if your wedding is right around the corner. And with so many tasks to tend to before the big day, the last thing you'll need is the pressure of having to create and send scratch-made cards within six to eight weeks of your ceremony. So instead of submitting yourself to the agony of doing everything entirely on your own, our DIY wedding invitations are a much easier and less time-consuming alternative to making homemade invites.

Just pick any one of our stylish additions in order to spruce up your cards in a wonderfully original way. You can give your DIY wedding invitations extra thickness and a more sophisticated look by including a layer of paper to the back. This will add a beautiful thin border to your card and will also increase the density. Or you can use pretty personalized labels to seal the flap of your pocket-fold envelopes so that everything will be tucked away neatly in one pretty package.


So if you're worried about having a bland card that looks like everyone else's, just know that making DIY wedding invitations is the best way to ensure that the stationery for your special day is truly


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Monday, June 8, 2015

Yolan Cris Designs


Press Release – BRIDAL COLLECTION 2015

First of all, we would like to thank to all of you for attending the presentation of the new collection 2015 Bridal YolanCris in Barcelona bridal week.
The show is a summary in essence and spirit of the most studied and careful collection that the designers Yolanda and Cristina Perez, have made up to now.  
Split into two parts, four lines, two for each style. The parade began with the excellence representative style that everyone recognizes the brand, boho-chic and finalize with its most exclusive Haute Couture in bridal collection.

The first part of the show reflects the freshness and youth represented by casual air and bohemian fabrics such as guipure, crochet, combined with fine cotton and linen fibers. They provide a rustic hue but at same time, an especially dedicated each of the collection dresses. As the trendy silhouette tunics, blouses combined bat sleeve skirts made by silk chiffon asymmetrical convex and cuts. Femininity is defined by lace skirts with front pockets and French fabrics like plumeti to detail languid silhouettes. Together, gives a place an exotic and romantic line, result of creativity and originality.
The second part of the show belongs to the highest level and technical design and sewing line. Each dress is elaborated by haute couture ancient techniques and is made ​​by measurement, adapted to each client, one by one, giving relevance to sewing and hand embroidery creating special parts of each dress. That's the reason this haute couture bridal collection is totally unique, made with the finest European fabrics and embroidered rhinestones, guipure pastel silk, embroidered silk tulle combined with French Chantilly lace. Romantic’s neckline cuts in V, low back with mermaid silhouettes, skirts with large volumes asymmetries with blouses look symmetrical borders contrast, modernity and edge showing the new season trend.






OROFLUIDO – www.orofluido.com
This prestigious cosmetics brand offers you a complete experience transporting you on a journey to their origins. Inspirited by the ancient beauty rituals traditions, it provides a brightness source and nutrition for hair. The mystery of amber fragrance, gold luxury and fascination made by precious natural oils: argon oil, and flax of Cyprus.  Its delicious fragrance with a touch of vanilla will bring you into the oriental perfumes fascination. You will be definitely seduced by the new mascara.

TEA SHOP – www.teashop.es
The essential part of tea shop is the quality.  Worked by craftsmen product offering  a sense delight and with proven beneficial effects for our health. Working with passion and pride with and the constantly evolving engine, allowing them to offer the service framework with over 2,000 years of history.

GALETTE – www.galette.es
Creativity and genius defines Galette. Alba is the brand’s soul, we met in a bridal event month ago and we absolutely felt in love by the way she works. She carefully developing each product and its packaging design, working hand by hand with BISCUITS BCN food designers, they organized a special and romantic design. Need a wedding, event, or catering organization? No do without Galette, you will find the special detail that makes the difference. You will all fall in love with it.
 YolanCris Press Manger Contact:
Silvia Gómez – silvia@yolancris.com   - Tel. +34 609 968 475
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Monday, May 18, 2015

My Beaded Heart







Lirica by Lironc is a brand of hand made hair jewelry & accessories for brides.

The hair jewelry line is called "My Beaded Heart" by Liron Cohen, for its special hand craft technique,


the weave of beads, pearls & crystals on gold and silver plated wires.
The pieces are crafted in organic & natural inspired shapes, such as flowers and leafs.


My S/S 2015 capsule collection was inspired by tender nature & spring blossom.
Each piece have different details & element like flowers do, and they are made with variation of materials to achieve rich texture.
The pieces are made of high quality pearls, glass drops beads, crystals & Japanese beads.  
In my collection i wanted to create soft & romantic bridal style, a princess style.

Which i believe every bride feels on her wedding day.


https://instagram.com/lirica_by_liron_c/

Photogragry by Rotem Barak.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Bridal Gowns 2016


Made in England couture bridal house, Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett, is excited to reveal its 2016 ‘To be Loved’ collection at White Gallery London.



The collection features the signature shapes, style and quality that Lyn Ashworth is famed for, with every piece handmade in Staffordshire. However, 2015 is an exciting year design-wise for the brand, which is set to reveal a mix of fresh ideas and magnificent fabrics for buyers attending White Gallery London.

This utterly dreamy collection oozes femininity and luxury. Full swooshy, floor sweeping skirts and new shapely silhouettes bring these timeless dresses to life for today’s bride.  With her sharp eye for style, head designer, Sarah Barrett, has sourced absolutely beautiful and unique fabrics to create this collection, which is produced by Sarah and her skilled team of cutters and couture seamstresses.



Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett will be exhibiting at White Gallery London from Sunday May 17 until Tuesday May 19 and is located on stand 303. For further information about the brand, visit: www.lynashworth.co.uk


To attend the premium international bridal trade show, visit the press area of the website to apply for your press pass - www.whitegallery.com/press-area.  Admittance to members of the press is subject to pre-registration and validation.

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wedding Programs - Do you need one ??



Wedding programs are one of the little details that add an extra special something to your wedding day. Not only are they a record of your ceremony; wedding programs help guests feel included and understand what is happening, and often introduce your bridal party. 
Do you need a wedding program?
While wedding programs are not required, they are a helpful (and sometimes necessary) piece of wedding stationery.


Wedding programs are extremely helpful if...
  • You are having a religious or traditional wedding, with many guests who are of another faith or culture
  • You are having a large wedding, where guests are unlikely to know the bridal party
  • You are having a particularly long ceremony where guests will need something to follow
  • You have many people who you need to thank
Those who are short on time or money may wish to forgo this option, but remember that a simple wedding program needn't use much time or money. I recommend that you provide them for your guests, as a thoughtful gesture and souvenir.
Elements of a Wedding Program
  • The Cover Typically the cover includes the date and/or the names of the couple. It may also include the location and time of the ceremony, a picture, or design element (such as a flower, scroll, etc.)
  • The Order of Events If you haven't already included your names, wedding date, location, and time on the front cover, consider listing that information on the inside just before the order of events. Then list what will happen during the ceremony, including processional      music,  greeting, readings, prayers, exchange of vows, ring ceremony, unity candle ceremony, pronouncement of marriage, recessional music, and any other ceremony music. Your list may not include all of these elements, and it may include some traditions not listed here. Be sure to list the events in the order they will occur and list the names of those performing the readings. 




  • Members of the Wedding Party This is a simple list of the names and roles of your wedding party. For example:
    Officiant: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
    Parents of the bride: Mary and John Smith

  • Parents of the groom: Elizabeth Jones and Thomas Wilson, Jr.
    Stepparents of the groom: Robert Jones and Lisa Marist-Wilson
    Grandparents: Sarah Smith, Margaret Blackwood, Thomas Wilson Sr.
    Maid of Honor: Maria Gellert
    Best Man: William Harris
    Bridesmaids: Rebecca Brown, Juanita Ramirez
    Groomsmen: Calvin Aremu, Jonathan Goldstein
    Readers: McGuire Johnson, Alexander Wilson
Other things you may wish to include in your wedding program

  • An explanation of traditions or rituals used in your ceremony
  • A request for audience participation in certain parts of the ceremony (e.g. affirmation of the marriage, communion, singing, offering of the peace, standing or kneeling)
  • Thank yous
  • Memorials (for example: The memorial candle is lit in honor of the bride's mother, Shirley Fielding. OR On this day of happiness, we would like to remember those who are no longer with us, especially Derrick Peterson, grandfather of the bride, and Samantha Wilson, mother of the groom.)
  • A short sentence about each of your bridesmaids and groomsmen, describing why they are important to you.
  • An explanation of the significance of the location, theme, first dance song, etc. (For example: the reception will be held at Coldwater Restaurant, the site of the bride and groom's first date.)
  • Quotes or poems about love or marriage
  • Directions to the reception
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

George Wu


George Wu ‘Wulfila’s Message’
Inspired by Pagan philosophy with the Pagan beliefs of recognising the divine in the natural world, GEORGE WU’s bespoke bridal collection “Wulfila’s Message’ is a sartorial feast of effortless silhouettes and sensuous textures.
Derived from poetic vision and Pagan influence, the collection unites an organic and ethereal aesthetic flirting with divinity and symbolic imagery that exudes the breathtaking splendour of nature; a soft contrast between rustic, organic lace and delicate textiles and silhouettes that reflect both this and the primal and gentle concept of Pagan spirituality.
Celebrating the circle of life and birth, Paganism praises the power of women, worshiping them as goddesses. With the celebration of this at the core of the collection, Wu’s designs are feminine in design, accentuating the female form with heavy construction and hidden corsets resulting in effortless movement, fluid energy and floaty romantic designs.
Featuring opulent fabrics, stylistic silhouettes, delicate hand-sewn embellishments and couture finishes, Wu has created a bridal collection that is elegant yet with a high fashion aesthetic, combining his masterful tailoring skills and classical training with innovative, modern techniques.
Hand crafted from decadent laces, sheers and beaded embellishments in ivory, nude and neutral hues, the eclectic inspiration behind the design of the collection has formed a truly unique aesthetic for the contemporary woman.

The collection is available by appointment at George Wu’s Brisbane studio. For more information visit www.georgewu.com.au

GEORGE WU
Biography
Sophistication with a high fashion sensibility is the central ethos for visionary bridal and evening wear designer George Wu, renowned for his masterful tailoring, intricate detailing and classical technique.
One of Australia’s most exceptional bespoke designers, his eponymous label is inspired by layers of lightness and darkness with his luxury collections evoking an avant-garde elegance that combines traditional couture finishes with a modern aesthetic.
With a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Fashion Design from Queensland University of Technology and an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design, it is Wu’s technical skill that has garnered him much acclaim since debuting his label in 2005, creating a label known for each piece’s impeccable cut, structure and finish.
Redefining bridal couture with his innovative take on classical design, George Wu gowns are handcrafted in decadent textiles including delicate French laces and silks, Japanese trims and Italian embroideries, often sourced from the same mills and suppliers as those used by international fashion houses Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.
A master of perfection, the designer is personally involved in the creative process, including design conception, pattern cutting, sewing, finishing and fitting, ensuring each bespoke piece is a work of art.

Since the inception of his label, Wu has established himself within the fashion industry featuring in Australia’s most esteemed publications including Vogue and Elle; his innovative designs worn by celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie, Jessica Marais, Kristy Hinze and Rachael Finch.








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