FOLLOW THE SUN!
Dreams come true at Sunset, right? We certainly think so with these dreamy beach shots of our beautiful muse in the gorgeous ODETTE gown, captured by the amazing Alicia Abbott Photography.
The ODETTE gown truly is a dream made reality. Layer upon layer of ruffles in the skirt seem to float over the sand as the sunset glow plays over the dimension of the carefully appliqued bodice.
The stunning bodice of Silk Organza features a dramatic two-layered peplum that floats beautifully and is embellished with exquisite hand applique. Each piece of the delicate French-corded lace is placed and attached by hand with the utmost care.
An absolute favourite of the designers and the perfect look for a dramatic entrance that will NEVER be forgotten!
Footprints in the sand, rolling waves and the sea breeze blowing through soft clouds in the sky at sunset. The perfect dreamy setting for the perfect dreamy day.
Of course, ODETTE wasn't the only one to get a dream date at the beach!
We simply HAD to take advantage of this setting sun with a few of our other gorgeous creations, including SOLEIL, PEACH and the ever popular LUNAR gown.
Sunset on the beach and the most beautiful gowns we could imagine, what more could a girl want?
SOLEIL reminisces on the sunshine hitting the sparkling ocean with it's subtle sequin coverage. A beautiful soft fit-to-flair silhouette makes this gown the perfect figure hugging statement. Featuring a shaped bust line, multi-way strap ties and the most incredible matte sequin fabric with a Moroccan style print this incredible gown is sure to turn heads.
The divine, delicate LUNAR gown has been so popular before the collection was ever released. Featuring beautiful off the shoulder sleeve, soft draped bodice and cascading train and covered in scattered pearls, it’s a gown that features in our wildest dreams.
HARLOW in peach creates a stunning illusion, covered in a gorgeous linear sequin design. Featuring darling full sleeves and plunging neckline, this sequined piece is one that will never be forgotten!
When images of our gowns land in our inbox like this we literally SQUEEEL! Have you ever seen anything so beautiful! We’re absolutely in love!
Seeing our glorious LUNAR gown walk the streets of Havana Cuba, with the incredible talents of Camilla Kirk Photography in toe, the results are nothing short of #DREAMS.
Ever so delicate the gorgeous Lunar gown has been so popular before the collection was ever released. As seen in Miss Universe Australia this is an absolute dream dress. Scattered with pearls throughout the entire gown. With it’s beautiful off the shoulder
sleeve, soft draped bodice and cascading train it’s a gown that features in our wildest dreams.
Havana has our hearts. Full of vibrant colours, oozing history and a taste of adventure. How could the Lunar gown find a more beautiful place to be worn?
Yet again we were absolutely honoured to be exclusively selected as the Official Gown Sponsor for the Miss Universe Australia Queensland Team of 2018!
After such an incredible year in 2016 & 2017 and now having created over 75 beautiful gowns for the QLD state and national finalists. When asked to take on 2018 with this prestigious role we were totally excited to work with Queensland and Australia's Most Beautiful Women!
LUXE HIGH TEA Editorial features stunning Begitta gowns worn by the divine Miss Universe Australia National Finalists for Queensland. Featuring some of our favourite gowns from our collections. Each gown designed and made in Australia by Begitta Bridal & Couture
The Road to Miss Universe is airing Australia Wide on Channel 9 at 1pm, 20th October 2018
Be sure to catch the dreamy Queensland girls wearing their Begitta - Bridal & Couture Gowns
And who could forget the gorgeous designer behind these beautiful gowns, Begitta!
PHOTOGRAPHER: Camilla Kirk Photography
STYLING: Next Event Hire
GOWNS AND FASHION STYLING: Begitta âBridal & Couture
FLORALS: Mrs Gibbons Flowers
HAIR & MAKEUP: Bella Brides
SWEETS & CAKES: The Sweet Society Co
VIDEOGRAPHY: Florence James Collective
VENUE: SPACE 10 Palm Beach
MODELS: Miss Universe National Finalists
Teagan Downey , Jasmine Stringer , Maddy Epstein , Jacqueline Scheiwe , Deni McDermott
FEATURED IN GCMAG
EDITORIAL // The Last Summer Berry - Styled Wedding
Styled Wedding Shoot Featuring Begitta - Bridal and Couture FLEUR gown.
This absolutely stunning venue provided the backdrop for an insanely cool and modern chic wedding. With bright flashes of red and subtle nods of deep hues in blacks and purples.
As the sun sets over the hinterlands of the Southern Gold Coast the light sparkles through the leaves. The perfect backdrop for this incredible shoot of berry hues and lush greenery.
Amongst the rainforest-esqe seeing the incredible floral semi-circle created by Xavier Nicolle Flowers.
"The final days of summer were drawing in, the berries ripe, and the leaves were clinging to the branches. It was coming closer to the time where we all switch our margarita to a full bodied red!
We made the most of the last sunshine - seating guests among the trees to feast on earthen plates hand-fired by the local potter, gold cutlery, and luscious raspberry-red blooms. The bride's caped gown seem to speak to the breeze, and flowed so loosely behind her -untamed. Her make-up rich and opulent.
The naked tipi, found foliage ceremony circle, and hand-painted watercolour stationery belonged to this wilderness, and it was still so unexplored.
Those involved with this creation perfectly harmonised together to create the ultimate embodiment of an earthy, enchanted, mature summer day which seemed to teeter precariously on the edge of Autumn."
// Photographer: Camilla Kirk Photography / Stylist: Events Stylist and Co / Gowns: Begitta / Furniture and Props: Bliss & Willow / Tipi: Gold Coast Tipi / Venue: Coolrain Estate / Celebrant: Inner Circle Ceremonies / Videographer: Anchored Cinema / Cake: Amanda's Cakes / Ceramics: Grit Ceramics / Stationery: Ginny & I / Florist: Xavier Nicolle Flowers / Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Lineup / Gold Cutlery: Gold Wedding Hire / Bowtie: Wood & Beau / Suit: Urbbana / Models: Stevie Mac (Groom), Amber Booler (Bride), Tanja Meyer (Bridesmaid 1), Ally J Wilkinson (Bridesmaid 2) //
There is something about copper that catches your eye in a way that gold and silver can't quite do. It's a modern metal that gives off a chic vibe, but can still be styled to look elegant and romantic.
Paired with rich Autumn hues, a touch of industrial flair, and delicate, feminine details, this whimsical display coordinated through The Wedding Playbook created a scene fit for a contemporary and beautiful wedding.
For this Modern Copper scene shot by the amazing husband and wife duo at Raconteur Photography, our model Karli was styled in three arrangements using (insert the shoot's pieces here).
Her lovely hair and makeup was done by Velbella, with styling done by Gemma at Inspired by Love Events! Karli also adorns some sparkling accents through her earrings and ring, thanks to Starfire Diamond Jewelry. The result was a modern but dreamy bride, mixing traditional and contemporary pieces beautifully.
Kylie at Creo Design Invitations starts us off by making dazzling marble-inspired stationary, which matched the marble chargers, cutlery, glassware & plateware done by Brandition. They made an already charming dining table into an enchanting dinner setting sure to render guests speechless!
The flower arrangements created by New England Flower Co. were essential in pulling together all of the different elements. The rich hues contrasted beautifully with the marble, concrete, and copper and added pops of romantic color to the scene. Not to mention, they also made the gorgeous white gowns the star of the show!
Berry Vintage provided plenty of vintage flair for some balance through the peacock chair fit for a queen, and the exquisite rug laying beneath it.
With so much style and harmony in this gorgeous display, this bride is ready to enchant her guests and show everyone a magical wedding.
FEATURED ON THE WEDDING PLAYBOOK
| CREDITS |
Photographer: Raconteur Photography
Venue: Factory 51 Brisbane
Coordination: The Wedding Playbook
Styling: Gemma at Inspired by Love Events
Flowers: New England Flower Co.
Stationary: Kylie at Creo Design Invitations
Marble Chargers, Cutlery, Glassware & Plateware: Brandition
Peacock Chair, Vintage Rugs & Poofs: Berry Vintage
Gown: Begitta - Bridal & Couture
Jewellery: Starfire Diamond Jewellery
Hair & Makeup: Velbella
Model: Karli McGunigle
Karen Tran, a world class leader in her divine wedding floral creations and styling hosts an array of incredible master classes for budding floral designers all over the world. We had the absolute pleasure to collaborate with Karen Tran's Gold Coast MasterClass ‘Floral Heaven’ . Brought together by the incredible Alysia from Celebrations by Alysia.
We created divine little custom tu-tus for the beautiful ballerinas that graced the event at the final closing gala of the 3-day floral extravaganza.
Soda Photography has well and truly captured some of the most gorgeous images from the Karen Tran Gala Evening. If only we could share the scent that over 10,000 blooms produces!!!
Amazingness brought together by the amazing Celebrations By Alysia! and we are so in love with our gorgeous little Ballerinas wearing custom Begitta - Bridal & Couture Tutus and Wings! What an absolute pleasure to be a part of such an exquisite event!
Masterclass & Floral Design by Karen Tran karentran.com/
Film by Motion Reel Films motionreelfilms.com
Planner | Host - Celebrations by Alysia celebrationsbyalysia.com.au/
Venue - Intercontinental, Sanctuary Cove, Queensland, Australia intercontinentalsanctuarycove.com/
Floral Support - Bella Bloom Floral Designs thebellabloomco.com/
Roses and Orchids exclusively supplied by Wafex Australia wafex.com.au/
Royal Flowers Group royalflowersgroup.com/
Tambuzi Roses & Tambuzi Australia tambuzi.co.ke/
Ichtus Flowers ichtusflowers.com/en/
Blue Orchids @borchids
Byfod Flowers byfod.com/
Locally grown floral product & floral foam - Redlands Fresh Flowers Brisbane redlandsfreshflowers.com.au/
Media - Wedded Wonderland weddedwonderland.com/
Event Builds - The Perfect Party Co - theperfectpartyco.com.au/
Event Lighting - Out of the Dark Event Lighting outofthedarkeventlighting.com/
Mirrors - Acrylics Online acrylicsonline.com.au/
Photography - Soda Wedding Photography sodaweddingphotography.com.au/
Lux Stationery and Design - Edge House Design edgehousedesign.com.au/
Print - Jo's Signs by Design jossignsbydesign.com.au/
Mirrored Tables and Candelabras - White Label Hire whitelabelhire.com.au/
Stands and chair covers - Events by Nadia eventsbynadia.com.au/
Mirror Booth - Euphoria Booth euphoriabooth.com/
Harpist - Naomi Terashima Wedding Harpist naomiterashima.com.au/
Lux Candles - U Light Me Up Candles ulightmeup.com/
Ballerina Wings and Tutus - Begitta begitta.com/
Glassware and Ballerinas - Adorn Event Hire adorneventhire.com.au/
Crystal Glassware - Beautiful Weddings Australia beautifulweddings.com.au/
Cake - Holy Suga holysuga.com.au/
Dry Ice - Ace Photobooth Hire acephotoboothhire.com.au/
Chairs - Turning Paige Events turningpaige.com.au/
Name Plaques - Personalised Favours personalisedfavours.com.au/
Wine - Bimbagden bimbadgen.com.au/
Hair and Make Up - Velbella velbella.com/
Jewellery - Roman and French romanandfrench.com/
Karen's Gown - Diane Lewis Couture dianelewiscouture.com.au/
Chocolate Spoons - Cadeaux Delite facebook.com/CadeauxDelite/
Welcome Night - W Events Group weventsgroup.com.au/
Karen Table - The Blossom Tree Company blossomtree.co/
Calligraphy - iampoppy Designs iampoppy.com/
'The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too' -Vincent van Gogh.
Nestled in the small hills on the shores of outer Brisbane is the beautiful Fort Lytton, it offers the most incredible contrast of rough and rugged texture and a cool calming feeling of open space and endless history. Captured by the talented Kylie of Just For Love Photography and filmed by Wrapped Up Media, this sublime styled wedding shoot has brought together the roughness of this incredible location with the soft, sweet and subtle hues of blush, muted pinks, rosewater and white-on-white.
The decaying exteriors of the fort set of the ethereal styling put together by Coco & Confetti, offering a forever-feast for the eyes, with subtle nods to soft ocean props of shells, oysters and pearls carried through with the beautiful stationery by Lindqvist Ink. Heavy papers with divine calligraphy teamed with a layering of textures and colours featuring beautiful linens, faux furs, velvets, beautiful ceramics and tapered candles. The bouquets of blooms and the incredible hanging installation put together by Xavier Nicolle featured Dahlias, David Austin Roses, Anthurium, Palm Tree fronds and seeds and the most fragrant of Tuber Roses.
The beautiful bohemian-luxe feel hair and makeup looks were created for our bride and her girls by the incredible team at The Beauty Case, with soft dewy faces, soft nude lip and free flowing locks and a soft up-do for the gorgeous bride.
The brides epic gown of endless luxe velvet and lace pushes the boundaries of tradition with its sheer pearl studded open back and divine high neck lace collar. Featuring beautiful hand-sewn lace appliques, lace cut-aways and a body-hugging fit, this gown embodies passion, femininity and is effortlessly cool. Perfectly accentuated with the gorgeous white-on-white bridesmaids gowns that feature lace and gorgeous modern styles.
Our gorgeous girls celebrated by sipping with rose infused champagne from decadent crystal and enjoying the incredible treats and awe-inspiring cake. Created by the amazing girls at Two Little Bakers, with scrumptious macaroons, decadent cupcakes and the most gorgeous donuts all featuring a hint of gold accent and rosewater hues and flavours.
Photographer: Just For Love Photography
Gowns: Begitta –Bridal & Couture
Styling: Coco & Confetti
Flowers: Xavier Nicolle Flowers
Makeup Artist: The Beauty Case
Wedding Cake: Two Little Bakers
Invitations & Stationery: Lindqvist Ink
Cinematographer: Wrapped Up Media
Model: Taylor Marlene / Model: Hannah Park / Model: Katie Sharpe /Model: Robbie Hall / Ribbon: Tinctifolia
Ring Boxes: Amonie
Linens: Songbird Silk
What an insane year it has been for us at Begitta - Bridal & Couture with #TheMiss UniverseProject for 2017 ! The work that has gone into the project this year as sole gown sponsor for the Queensland girls has been huge! Having created over 75 gowns for Miss Universe over the last 18 months I am looking forward to the final feather in my cap working on the AUSTRALIA NATIONAL COSTUME with Olivia Rogers for the International Miss Universe this month in Las Vegas! Eeek!
BUT for now lets talk about this divine shoot..
These girls are absolutely amazing and we are so glad we had the opportunity to work with them! Our inspiration for this shoot was light with a slight vogue feel. Ardeena is stunning backdrop and we worked with some amazing people within the industry who bought our shoot to life. The gorgeous Kaitlin captured not only how beautiful the girls are but also the gowns! So dreamy, so intricate, so stunning!
This shoot was featured in Gold Coast Magazine! Head to GCMag for a copy of Issue 42 and check out the full article about Begitta's Universal Reign!
FEATURED IN GOLD COAST MAGAZINE:
Photography: Kaitlin Maree Photography
Videography: Anchored Cinema
Gowns & Styling: Begitta - Bridal & Couture
Hair & Makeup: Bella Brides
Set Stylist: Event Stylists & Co
Florals: Brisbane Fresh Flowers
Furniture: One Day House Rentals
Models: Elise Chambellant, Laura Hanlon, Serena Lyle, Monique Evren, Chelsey Brooke
Styling Assistant: Kayla Pennell
Featured in Gold Coast Magazine
Another year of Miss Universe is coming to an end very soon! We have one very exciting project left...
Begitta has been selected to create the
Official Australian National Costume
for the gorgeous Miss Universe Australia Olivia Rogers.
THE INTERNATIONAL MISS UNIVERSE WILL TAKE PLACE IN
LAS VEGAS, USA!!!
Once again we were absolutely honoured to be exclusively selected as the Official Gown Sponsor for the Miss Universe Australia Queensland Team of 2017! After such an incredible year in 2016 creating over 35 beautiful gowns for the QLD state and national finalists. When asked to take on 2017 with this prestigious role we were totally excited to create yet another beautiful collection for this new group of Australia's Most Beautiful Women!