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Begitta - Bridal & Couture had the honour of being the Official Gown Sponsor for Miss Universe Australia, Queensland. Gowns, Glitz and Glamour plus in an array of exquisite red carpet gowns that you will totally die for!
The Forgotten Garden
Be exported to the garden beyond the hidden gate. A place forgotten through time that has seen little of the world but instead has created its own from within. The Forgotten Garden by Begitta
The illustrious label Begitta - Bridal & Couture opened the world renowned J SPRING Fashion show aboard the Italian Cruise ship, the Costa Luminosa. The designer labels brand new collection, The Forgotten Garden, showcased in the fashion show like no other, featuring designers from all over the world and set in Sydney’s picturesque harbour.
The secrets out… Begitta is taking on the Universe.
This year bridal and couture designer Begitta will welcome twenty-four elegant ladies to be draped in gowns that have been stitched to utter perfection. Taking on the roll of Queensland’s official gown sponsor for Miss Universe Australia 2016!!
Conquering the universe one gown at a time Begitta has been sparkling like a star since the launch of the label nearly five years ago! The local designer showcased her new collection “The Forgotten Garden” on January 31st at the illustrious Cloudland, Brisbane. Begitta will be creating an extension of the collection specifically for the event, aptly named “Midnight Garden”. If the Forgotten Garden Collection had you swooning and your eyes twinkling, we’re positive the new and reworked looks will make you fall in love all over again!
The Miss Universe Queensland contestants will compete in the state final on June 19th in the divine Shadow lounge at Brisbane hotspot Jade Buddha where the final six ladies will be selected to take their mark at the national competition to be in the race for the crown to become THE Miss Universe Australia 2016. Each of these State Finalists will be gowned in six individually designed, custom couture Begitta pieces. The alluring gowns from each states designer will also be in hot competition vying for the top spot to become the Official Designer for the new Miss Universe Australia’s International debut!
We would be honoured to take Begitta’s love of all things beautiful around the world and cannot wait for you to see what we have in store for our gorgeous Queensland girls and their gowns!
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Queensland Based Designer Represents Australia Aboard Luxury Cruise Ship in Sydney Harbour.
Begitta Stolk, Fashion Designer and Director of the illustrious label Begitta, was incredibly excited about hopping aboard the magnificent Italian cruise ship, The Costa Luminosa with her brand new collection. One of our very own Queensland based emerging designers was selected to represent Australia with her new collection The Forgotten Garden for the world renowned J Spring Fashion Show. A fashion show like no other, featuring designers from all over the world and set in Sydney’s picturesque harbour which took place on 14th March 2016.
This year, under the creative direction of Jessica Minh Anh, The Forgotten Garden was showcased alongside international designers at what has been described as one of the world’s most iconic catwalks. The prestigious J Spring Fashion Show is well known for its daring locations and merging of art and fashion. Previous shows have been held on the Eiffel Tower, One World Trade Center and London’s Tower Bridge, just to name a few!
In front of Australia’s elite in fashion and media, the incredible catwalk was staged on the Costa Luminosa’s grand upper deck overlooking the breathtaking, iconic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The glorious Sydney sun beamed down on the exquisite models showcasing six international designers with Begitta opening the show to present her awe inspiring new collection.
The Forgotten Garden transported the audience to the garden beyond the hidden gate. A place forgotten through time that has seen little of the world but instead has created its own from within, made even more show stopping by the picturesque grand scale of this world class fashion show, catapulting this emerging designer to international fame.
Inspired by Begitta’s travels to Monet’s Garden in Giverny just outside of Paris. The Forgotten Garden takes the sculpture of flowers and their texture and emulates the rhythm and flow of an exquisite lush garden. Each piece of the collection is unique to Begitta’s story and yet tied together by signature hand-detailing and fabrics in tulle, silks, prints and beautiful French laces. With a colour story ranging from white to creams through blush, pinks and purples and divine floral prints. Featuring hand-draping, lace applique, subtle sparkles and adornments of handmade flowers. The collection is a high note on the breeze and a nod to Begitta’s love of otherworldly places and fairytale romances.
Begitta has gone from strength to strength throughout her short career. She has presented her new and most elaborate collection to date which inspired, captured and wowed at the J Spring Fashion Show 2016. The Forgotten Garden was a true highlight against the beautiful Australian landscape and architecture unique to the J Spring Fashion Show 2016 event.
Wow, What a night!
Blooms, champagne and incredible sites were promised and the amazing venue, collaborators and delish catering certainly delivered!
UNVEILED – A Luxury Wedding & Fashion Showcase, held on January 31st 2016 at the heavenly CLOUDLAND was beyond beautiful.
As guests arrived the sun beamed in through the exquisite retractable roof of Cloudland's Rainbow Room, located on the top floor of this whimsical, chic and oh-so beautiful venue.
With incredible styling created by Nicole Ritchie Collections and the fantastic team at Beautiful Weddings Australia there could be no doubt that the surroundings would be lush. And we weren’t disappointed! Their exquisite greenery wall flanked by exquisite floral walls created the incredible awe inspiring catwalk. The luscious fresh green floor runner along the catwalk was painstakingly put together by Bella Bloom Floral Designs using oodles of greenery and the countless hydrangeas . With staging by Staging Creations that looked like the ocean in reflecting the gorgeous gowns of the new collection, The Forgotten Garden Collection by Begitta –Bridal & Couture, with each individual piece hand crafted by Begitta’s fabulous team right here in Australia.
The Forgotten Garden is inspired by the Begitta’s travels to Monet’s Garden in Giverny just outside of Paris, France. The Forgotten Garden takes the sculpture of flowers and their texture and emulates the rhythm and flow of an exquisite lush garden and exports to the garden beyond the hidden gate. The Forgotten Garden Collection is place forgotten through time that has seen little of the world but instead has created its own from within.
Each piece of the collection is unique to Begitta’s story and yet tied together by signature hand-detailing and fabrics in tulle, silks, prints and beautiful French laces, with a colour story ranging from white to creams through blush, pinks and purples and divine floral prints. Featuring hand-draping, lace applique, subtle sparkles and adornments of handmade flowers, the collection is a high note on the breeze and a nod to Begitta’s love of otherworldly places and fairytale romances.
Our wonderful MC, Glenn of G&M DJ’s had the crowd whirring with excitement, setting the scene with his fab tunes and his incredible presence on the microphone. Each guest was greeted with goody bag full of delights from our sponsors, a divine custom watercolour program created by Love Notes and a glass of Sirromet Winery’s finest sparkling wine with customized UNVEILED Logo which absolutely blew us away!
Meeting and greeting our divine vendors was an absolute treat, seeing the beautiful smile of Amanda from We Are Twine, showcasing her stunning images of loved up brides and grooms to the saccharine sweet smells emanating from the incredible display table of Julie Whitehead Cakes and Chocolates.
We had a seat at the delightful Malin’s setup for Willow Branch Photography to view the incredible work she creates, capturing couples and families through her camera lense and there was absolutely no lack of sparkle to gaze at as we found ourselves mesmerized by the beautiful jewels presented by Redki Jewellery.
Come 7pm we were on the edge of our seats to get ready for the gorgeous models to swan down the runway with hair and makeup by the ultra-talented Kylies Professional Team. Ready to see the new collection by Begitta – Bridal & Couture aptly named “The Forgotten Garden” which showcased a beautiful array of bespoke gowns ranging in dreamy colours from whites and creams through to blush, lavender, fuchsia and rouge.
Not to be outdone by The Forgotten Garden Collection, our custom made Media Wall with sparkling backdrop provided by Beautiful Weddings Australia was a real show stopper and the exquisite and absolutely mind boggling Fresh Floral Wings created by the ever inspiring Bella Bloom Floral Designs with amazing foam wing cutout base created by Foamtastic Party Decor.
Thankfully we had our wonderful photographer Beth Mitchell Photography (who created the most insane “Trash The Dress” shoots) to document some of the evening through her lens and the incredible team of Wrapped Up Media to capture the event on film, with their team of three they captured so many beautiful angles of the whole event. Make sure you check out their incredible video below.
All runway images thanks to Christian Bowman
Behind the scene snaps provided by Beth Mitchell Photography
Photographer: Milque Photography and Films
Producer: Justine at Beautiful Weddings Australia
Styling: Nicole at Beautiful Weddings Australia
Gown: Begitta - Bridal & Couture
Suit: Black Jacket Suiting
Cake: Julie Whitehead Cakes
Florals: Bouquet Boutique (brides bouquet, table florals, Adam & Eve chair florals)
Stationary: Invitation Designs by Eliza
Hair and Makeup: Twidale Hair and Makeup Artists
Bride & Groom: Courtney & Wade
The stunning bouquet from the fab shoot featured in Brisbane Wedding Weekly and the fabulous blog
Photography: Adam Ward Photography
Bridal Gown & Headpiece: Begitta - Bridal & Couture
Hair & Makeup : Tiara Bridal Artistry
Floral Artistry: Missy La’Belle
Styling : Love Struck Weddings
Bridal Wear:Begitta- Bridal and Couture
Grooms Wear: Urbbana
Videography: Yellow Bull Media
Bride & Groom: Cara Lee Wiese & Darcy Thomson
Car: The Lincoln Limo
Location: Justin Lane Weddings