Working with the gorgeous Gretty Rose to create her dream gown was such a fabulous journey. Gretty is such a special human, so sweet and lovely and she had some beautiful ideas of what her dream dress might be so over a little glass of bubbles and some delish treats we sat down and sketched up her dream wedding gown!
The perfect dress is just a consult away. We went over some inspiration, likes and dislikes, what we would like to emphasise (Hello Teeny Waist!) and perused divine laces to discover her favourite in a corded Chantilly lace.
The final result.... A stunning slim cut gown with exquisite lace detail. Beautiful modest cut v-front bodice skims the body flaring out to a fit-to-flair style fishtail. Focusing on cinching in the waist and stunning open low back that flows into svelt fit at the hips. Flowing from a fit to flair cut into a dreamy modest train.
We had the idea to feature a tulle overskirt belt to add that high drama, but decided a little later to keep just the gorgeous gown and make the train a little longer and a little more drama!
The Official Sketches of Gretty's Dreamy Custom Couture Gown
A few Behind The Scenes Images of
The Fitting Process
We also had the absolute pleasure to create something FUN! This gorgeous little reception dress was so gorgeous. Featuring feathered skirt and divine lace bodice. The perfect little dress to dance the night away.
Our divine desert bride creates a stunning silhouette, standing out even among the striking formations of Vasquez Rocks. Under the warmth of the sun, a soft breeze lifted our hearts and spirits in this beautiful and iconic location.
We traveled to the beautiful California with three dreamy dresses to this stunning shoot location at Vasquez Rocks, Cali. Working with the amazing Ragi and Amanda is ALWAYS a pleasure, their incredible talent and the way they vibe off eachother is always a buzz! Megan our hair and makeup artist always brings the energy and excitement to a shoot! It was such a beautiful day and the venue was just INSANE!
Nothing is more divine on a hot day than a soft, gentle breeze, except perhaps the stunning ZEPHYR gown floats over the desert. Featuring a beautiful filigree shaped sequin pattern over a sheer net and soft nude lining. ZEPHYR offers up a soft and subtle sparkle in the warmth of the desert sun.
The divine AZUR gown is absolutely one of a kind, created using an absolutely stunning Aztec print, dripping in dazzling pale molten gold sequins.
Ever so delicate, the LUNAR gown seems like a soft cloud, floating against the desert stone. Covered in scattered pearls, this beautiful design features soft, off-shoulder sleeves attached to a divinely draped bodice and cascading train. Our LUNAR gown is the soft cloud floating over the desert, bringing the promise of new life.
Photography: Ragi & Amanda
Hair & Makeup: My Styled by Megan
Muse: Ash Desai
Gowns: Begitta – Bridal & Couture
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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.
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| 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
"With each moment that passes like the cool breeze at sunset. With our souls intertwining as deep as the deepest sea. With our hearts washed in love like a wave over the sand. I will marry you my darling,
for you, you are my Ocean"
Take a walk through our enchanted garden
Creating a beautiful scene of endless colour, texture and divine detail. Our Luxe-Chic, Fairytale Garden Wedding brings forth feelings of an intimate, exquisite and ever lasting love.
Somewhere over the rainbow… Your true love waits!
How utterly insane is this shoot? Not only did it include a pair of the most gorgeous Lovers, incredible styling and a totally cool location… THERE WAS A HOT AIR BALLOON!!!
And we actually got to get inside it with this gorgeous couple!
Bold beautiful pinks contrasting with a dark moody black and stark white offered the pure perfection to this insanely gorgeous shoot. Add in our divine Azalea lace and you have yourself some slightly grungy ever so swoon-worthy wedding inspo!
Our absolute favourite shoot to date! This exquisite Seaside Romance is beautiful beyond belief, our Venice gown will have you weak at the knees with her dream lace applique and key-hole back. In this dream Laguna Beach heaven, we can't help but swoon.
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.