February, 2016

2015 Perth Vintage Bride Fair Wrap Up!

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Bridal Fair | No Comments
2015 Perth Vintage Bride Fair Wrap Up!

We had a wonderful day at the recent Perth Vintage Bride Fair at Perth Town Hall. Bride-to-be’s were able to take a look at our sample gowns and have a chat with our team. The response was fantastic!

We also had three of our real brides (Ashleigh, Naomi and Kate) slip back into their wedding dress for the event!  We had the lovely Chloe from Milla Makeup do their make-up and Bianca from B. Hair create their gorgeous hair-do’s. We completed their outfits with beautiful flowers by Ruby Tree Creative.

The folk at Vintage Bride sure know how to pull together an eclectic fair that’s perfect for the bride looking for something different! Thanks for having us!

Images of our models by Peggy Saas Photography Make-up: Chloe for Milla Makeup Hair: B. Hair

Flowers: Ruby Tree Creative

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Mariana’s Lace Wedding Gown and Veil

Posted by on Feb 17, 2016 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Mariana’s Lace Wedding Gown and Veil

Mariana and Phillip exchanged vows under beautiful gum trees at rustic venue, Nukara Farm, just outside of their home town Geraldton.

We created a beautiful, soft lace wedding gown with lace cap sleeves for Mariana. The gown was finished with a soft silk satin sash and handmade buttons. Mariana opted for a chapel length lace edge veil which we made to match her lace wedding gown. My favourite accessory has to be the cowboy boots Mariana wore!! They certainly added the country element she was looking for and I love that the whole bridal party embraced the look!

Mariana would travel down from Geraldton to attend fittings with us. We would work with her to tie her appointments in with planned trips to Perth. Provided we have plenty of notice, we can create a custom wedding gown with only two trips to Perth. If you’re a country bride and would like a custom made wedding gown, contact Sandra for more information.

A few words from Mariana about how they created their unique wedding…

“We wanted a  small and simple wedding but one that truly represented us. Nukara Farm in Geraldton was the perfect venue for us, as it was a country setting with a rustic feel. We went for a country/ rustic/ vintage theme which opened itself up to DIY projects, allowing me to get creative and have fun creating the decorations. I loved every moment of the wedding, and every aspect of it, but one of my favorite things were the cow girl boots. It began as a bit of a joke between my husband and I, which we then thought ‘why not have fun with it’. I’m glad the bridesmaids were enthusiastic about the idea!”

The only advice I can give to future brides is advice that was given to me, and that is that the day goes so quick, so make sure you take a moment to yourself, look around, take everything in, and enjoy your special day.

Images by Wheatbelt Photography

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Kristin’s Silk and Lace Tea Length Wedding Gown

Posted by on Feb 4, 2016 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Kristin’s Silk and Lace Tea Length Wedding Gown

I’m so excited to share the wedding of Kristin & Hamish with you. They put so much thought and effort into making their wedding day a reflection of their relationship and a big party for their family and friends. Kristin and Hamish did a number of things differently to a traditional wedding. They had a ‘first look’ where you see each other before you walk down the aisle, they actually walked down the aisle together (which I’ve never seen before) and they had both their ceremony and reception in a warehouse so they could cater with food trucks. How cool is that?

I still giggle when I remember asking Kristin how she found out about us, she simply typed ‘hipster lace wedding dress Perth’ into Google. I’d never thought of that search term before but it is probably quite accurate for what we do here at Elvi Design! We worked with Kristin to create a lace tea length wedding gown with sleeves for her festival inspired wedding. We used a beautiful ivory corded lace with a mushroom silk base, having a darker colour under the lace really makes the lace pattern stand out.

Kristin and Hamish were featured on Nouba, click here for more.

Photography: The Gehrmanns | Venue: Wandering Cooks | Bride’s dress: Elvi Design | Bride’s shoes: Alan Pinkus | Groom’s attire: Marcs | Wooden bow tie: JV store | Hair: Hair by Popular Demand | Makeup: Blissful Makeup | Celebrant: Penelope Watson | Planning, event hire and mobile bar: The Canavan | Planning and styling: Bespoke Occasions | Flowers: Flour & Bloom | Catering: Pop Taco, That BBQ Joint and Vira Lata | Games: Giant Games | Fire dancer: Spun Entertainment | Stationery/invitations: Elly Hartley Designs

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How did your wedding dress make you feel?

I felt free, not weighed down and constricted as I believe lots of girls in tight, strapless floor length gowns do!

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What was the most important thing to you on your wedding day?

I wanted to have fun and I wanted the guests to have fun. I also wanted the ceremony and reception to reflect who Hamish and I were and who we were as a couple and to tell a bit of our story to many of our friends and family who didn’t know the new spouse too well.

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Any special tips on how to plan a wedding?

Ask vendor’s for recommendations.  Generally, vendors with similar styles will know each other and then it helps to coordinate the overall ‘look’ if the vendors are coming from a similar starting place.

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