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
We were absolutely honored to showcase the newest Begitta collection “The Golden Empire” for Spring/Summer 2014 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival –Brisbane. The Golden Empire features the token whimsical and romantic designs that you have come to know and love from Begitta.
Many signature elements feature in the collection from hand draping, hand-appliqué, plenty of ruffles and a little bit of sparkle. Hundreds of hours of work went producing the collection of bespoke gowns from forty to over one-hundred hours per gown.
Inspired by a free spirited Gypsy Princess of a forgotten time. Brought forward from an immersion of the ornate details in hand woven tapestries, resplendent decor and dazzling adornment, intense jewel tones, heavy gold details and ornate crown jewels.
- GOLDEN EMPIRE -
Mysterious, Passionate, Regal, Majestic, Bewitching
A magnificent collection of romance that will ever reign....
MBFF MEDIA BUZZ!
Begitta Featured at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival in Brisbane on August 27th at the exquisite Brisbane City Hall, debuting the bewitching ‘GOLDEN EMPIRE’ Collection in the Emerging Designers Show to rave reviews and much love and attention from fans and media.
But the absolute show stopper, couture designer Begitta showed pieces that were part wearable art, part masterful dressmaking and altogether spectacular. Sequins, ruffles, jewels and bright colours abound in this sweet-as-candy collection.
"Molly &Polly created plenty of wow with their swimwear featuring bright neon colours and vibrant pineapple and reef prints. While Begitta took the sold-out audience to a magical land with her gypsy-inspired couture collection."
“Brisbane has an outstanding selection of emerging designers who showcased their collections on Day 2 of the festival and the absolute standout for me was the show-stopping designs from Begitta, with her collection Golden Empire.
Finally, the most inspiring work I saw came from the very talented designer Begitta Stolk under the label 'Begitta' who wowed the audience and critics alike with her fine detail, hand-embellishments, millinery and specialised couture. After having finalised her studies in Paris on specialised Haute Couture Techniques and working with prestige car company Peugeot on made to measure pieces, this is a woman who has no boundaries.
Begitta is thrilled to present the exciting new bridal collection
After several years of working in Ready-to-Wear and Couture Begitta releases her very first full bridal collection. A collection inspired by love, light and romance, the ever feminine designer label is thrilled to welcome this highly anticipated collection.
Enchanté Amour - A love story like no other, a romance with
sheers and soft laces, delicate hand-beading, luxurious silk chiffon and
georgettes, signature hand draping, silhouettes of fitted bodices exploding into
magnificent tulle skirts and elegant slim fitted gowns that skim the body and
cascade into elegant trains. A collection to ensnare your heart and inspire a
love that will take you soaring on your romantic adventure of an exclusive
made-to-measure bridal experience - Begitta brings you its very first full
Bridal Collection of Enchanted Love.
… And We are even more wonderfully excited and thrilled to have this very first bridal
collection "Enchanté Amour" featured on Polka Dot Bride's blog! One of Australias
leading wedding blogs:
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"Begitta Bridal & Couture is all about glamorous styling and dramatic silhouettes. Designing from completely couture to simple edits on current collections, Begitta ensures each bride walks down the
aisle in a gown truly her own. "
Such a wonderful team put together this divine editorial! Big thank you
to Anthony Byron Photography, Kellie McCallum - Makeup Artistry, Craig's Hair and Makeup Designs and gorgeous Brooke and Zoe from Dallys Models
For More Details on Begitta Bridal & Couture Visit THE BRIDAL ROOM
We are ABSOLUTELY SUPER DUPER EXCITED TO BE ABLE TO RELEASE.... The Begitta Ethereal Dreams Collection Editorial
has been published on Glacier Magazine ♥
COLLECTION "Ethereal Dreams" by Begitta (Garments, Headpiece and Accessories)
PHOTOGRAPHY Beth Mitchell
MODEL Keely Thuretch & Eliza Hall @ Viviens
MUA & HAIR Kylie Eustace
STYLING Tamzen Holland
Make sure you pop on and have a look: http://www.glaciermag.com/beth-mitchell-ethereal-dreamer/
Another fabulous collaboration with amazing underwater photographer Beth Mitchell featured and Published in
Vatra Magazine |Summer Edition|
"Below The Surface"
Photography: Beth Mitchell Photography
Garments & Styling: Begitta
Makeup: Fiona Claire Makeup
Hair: Vanessa Mulkearns
Model: Alexandria Omundsen, Keely Thurecht & Emma Sparks
VATRA MAGAZINE: www.vatramagazine.com
& Read the SUMMER EDITION here: www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/477743
What a wonderful experience. I was very lucky this last month to have the opportunity to work on creating a beautiful custom made gown for the absolutely DIVINE Madeline Taylor for the 2012 Miss Universe Australia Finals.
Meeting up with Madeline is always an absolute pleasure, she is so bright, bubbly and animated, not to mention very intelligent!
We arranged to meet over lattes to discuss what she was looking for in her ideal gown; colours, fabrics, movement and of course embellishment! We reviewed inspiration, browsed inspiration and gown images and discussed elements Madeline liked and disliked.
Heading back to the studio I created a moodboard with the beautiful images Madeline loved and then sketched up several designs. Then the hard part: culling down to the select few which most suited Madelines ideas and the event, then putting together all the elements with fluidity, to create the perfect balance of details and style whilst remaining true to the Begitta signature style. Madeline absolutely adored the gown sketches and promptly chose her favourite elements. We revisited a few draping angles and from there I sketched our final, and “oh-so-fabulous”, gown design!
From here the pattern was created then custom fitted to my beautiful client, creating the perfect fit and a svelt base for our gorgeous glamour. Scouring around for the perfect fabrics and colours from retail to supplier, finally the fabric was purchased and the stunning piece was put into production. After hours upon hours of cutting, sewing, hand work and couture techniques the Miss Universe Gown came to life; a gown that is feminine and chic with a touch of flirt in the high split, with meticulous detail combining signature Begitta draping and delicate hand beading and appliqué.
The gown was not revealed until Madeline flew to Melbourne for the Miss Universe Australia Finals on June 5th for the long week of interviews, parades and of course the Crowning Ceremony. Madeline received so many compliments and was a favourite amongst those on the Pageant Scene. She looked absolutely stunning in her Begitta gown, dazzling the crowd; she truly shines like a luminous star.
Having spent hours with Madeline, gushing over fabrics and beautiful trims, designs and pageant videos I truly feel as though I have become a part of her little pageant family. Having Madeline part of every step of the journey to create her dream gown has been amazing and to share her experiences on this path has been so wonderful! She is such an inspiration and a beautiful woman. I’m so very excited to follow her next adventure!
| From hundreds of girls judged in the Miss Universe Australia pageant it came down to 33 National Finalists, our gorgeous Golden Girl Madeline made it to the final TOP 12 and we couldn’t be more proud! |
A Little Media Action...
A little bit of the footage from the Channel 9 News Interview
Begitta had the pleasure of working with an amazing photographer, Katriena Emmanuel of Emmanuel Photography. Her work is just so beautiful and captures the Fairytale that Begitta just adores.
In this particular series Begitta & Katriena worked closely with a sensational hair stylistAleesha Darke & ice-maiden makeup by Brigid Davey and gorgeous model, Catie, to create a thrilling tale of the Sleeping Beauty.
Her years of sleeping have aged the world around her and cloaked her in a chill and cobwebbed abode.