'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!
This is not a drill!
The man of my dreams has asked me, Begitta, to be his wife! We are both absolutely over the moon and cannot wait to start planning a beautiful wedding.
We are so thrilled to share the news with the world and are so blessed to have so much love and support of our love! Thank you to all the well wishes and the incredible joy you have brought to us!
YOU CAN READ THE WHOLE ENGAGEMENT STORY AND FOLLOW MY WEDDING PLANNING JOURNEY VIA
PS. I cannot wait to share the planning adventure with you all so be sure to follow instagram @Begitta for LIVE and EXCLUSIVE behind the scenes in all the wedding business!!
"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.
2017 is set to be yet another busy year for us at BB HQ. We're so excited to start the New Year high-flying having been asked to return as a judge and as an Official Gown Sponsor for Miss Universe 2017.
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!