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Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

22 Nov

Earlier this week we celebrated the launch of Vera Wang’s Spring 2013 Bridal Collection at their flagship Sydney store. This collection sees Vera embracing her Chinese heritage with the use of red, a popular choice for Chinese brides, symbolising love, good fortune and joy.

The stunning gowns in crimson, cardinal red, dahlia and scarlett are all available in ivory, so don’t be quick to dismiss the beautiful lines and structures you see below just because you wouldn’t wear a red wedding dress. My favourite? Katherine, directly below, is definitely on my gowns wish list – surprisingly light weight the dress moves delicately with the wearer and yes the fabric does sit as beautifully in real life as it does in this picture.

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Katherine

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Kaitlin

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Kareena

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Karen

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - KendallVera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Kathleen

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Kimberly

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection - Kylie

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

For Alana Patience, store manager of Vera Wang’s Sydney boutique, trying on your wedding dress is a total experience and she makes it her mission to make it an amazing one for every bride that walks in her door. She also challenges the misconception that a Vera Wang gown is out of reach for average Australian brides – prices start at $4000 which is more affordable than many people may think. If you’re interested in any of the gowns you see above or simply want to browse more of Vera Wang’s beautiful gowns schedule an appointment online.

Which gown is your favourite? Would you wear a red wedding dress? Let us know on Facebook, Tweet us or leave a comment below.

Isabel 🙂

Vera Wang opens in Sydney

27 Jun

In case you missed out on the news modettes…

Vera Wang announced earlier this month the opening of her first Australian store – forget the 20 hour flight to New York, Vera Wang’s signature gowns are now available on Australian shores at the InterContinental Sydney. The Vera Wang brand, synonymous with luxurious, artistic and modern design and a long list of celebrity clientele has been creating stunning gowns since 1990. Sophisticated drama, feminine detailing and a modern approach are all part of her signature style. The stand-alone bridal boutique is by appointment only and Australian brides seeking a total experience will not be disappointed.

Here’s how Vera describes their latest collection:
The Spring/Summer 2012 Bridal Collection represents an ode to the Paris Opera, with inspiration taken from the works of French artist Edgar Degas and his depiction of young dancers floating about the stage. Key pieces from the collection include an elegant strapless natural-waist ballerina ballgown with veiled layers of dégradé floral laser-cut organza and detachable trapunto-stitched bustier, and a graceful strapless sweetheart soft mermaid gown with draped bodice of sunburst pleating and cascading fan back train. Vera Wang describes this Collection as “artful and adorable”.

Don’t just read about it – check out the backstage footage below.

You can now view the latest in wedding inspiration on Modern Wedding’s Youtube channel. Our editor in chief and I recently interviewed the fabulous designers featured in Luxury Weddings. They shared with us their tips, inspiration and advice while I got to try on one of their stunning gowns! Check out the Luxury Weddings interviews here.

Isabel 🙂

Inspiration Board: Tropical Coral + Green

20 Oct

Oh the sunshine today is just delightful! It almost feels like Summer — wedding season!! The gorgeous weather today has inspired me to put together an Inspiration Board for an elegant, beach-inspired affair, with a colour palette of coral (my new favourite colour) and lush green. Luckily enough, a friend recently asked me if I could put together a board just like this one for her wedding. Here’s what I came up with…


This wedding made me think of cool ocean breezes, sunshine sparkling through the trees, bright poppy feminine flowers, the lush green of tropical gardens, decor elements that were classically elegant, yet with a slightly vintage air — chicly mismatched vases and luxe scented candles… I can almost hear the “wisha wisha” of the waves and the trees, and smell the crisp, yet beautifully floral scent of Vera Wang’s Bouquet fragrance.

That’s the beauty of an inspiration board. It brings not only visual inspiration, but elicits other sensory responses too. Are you creating an inspiration board at home? What is the theme that’s emerging? Remember, keep images that inspire you! Be that flowers, dresses, makeup, decorating, cakes or cars. If you’d like to start your own online scrapbook (which super-dooper handy for collecting images online and keeping them together) check out our Scrapbooking Tool.

Enjoy!
Rosemary xox
p.s. Looking for more inspiration boards? Check out Rustic Pink, Sunshine Sorbet Inspiration and Ravishing Red Inspiration.

Fragrance guide for the spring bride

28 Sep

Choosing your wedding fragrance is just as important as the dress, the venue, the photographer… maybe more so. Because it’s your sense of smell that can evoke memories long forgotten, remind you of moments buried in your subconscious. Have you ever smelt a fragrance and suddenly been transported into a full sensory memory of the moment you last experienced it? Keep that in mind when selecting your fragrance for the big day.

It should be something different to your everyday perfume, a scent that’s still “you”, but something special for the big day. Look for a scent you can wear later, on special occasions years into your marriage to evoke memories of your wedding day. Spring is the perfect time to start looking for your special perfume, as there’s always a bunch of new, fresh releases out in September. We’ve trialled the classics, the new releases and the unique, off-beat brands to bring you a selection that’s perfect for a spring wedding – no matter what your personal style.

The Classic Floral
Crisp, floral and subtle. These are perfect for an stylish, ladylike wedding. One spritz is instant elegance. Our favourites?

Marc Jacobs Daisy – a subtly concentrated floral fragrance with top notes of strawberry and red grapefruit, with middle notes of jasmine, violet and gardenia. Base notes include vanilla and musk. RRP $110/50 ml
Vera Wang Bouquet – a fresh, crisp floral with top notes of Sicilian bergamot and dew drops, middle notes of paperwhite narcissus and honeysuckle and base notes of musky lavender, cedar and iris root. RRP $130/50 ml

The Fruity Floral
Perfect for a fun, fresh style. Feminine, but still playful. Splash on liberally and enjoy the compliments. Our favourites?


Miss Dior Cherie “Blooming Bouquet” – fresh and fruity top notes of citrus and Sicilian orange, floral middle notes of peony and rose and base notes of modern patchouli and white musk. RRP $130/50 ml
YSL Elle Eau de Parfum – the top notes are laden with fresh pink berries, lychee, raspberry and a hint of warm floral peony opens in the middle, base notes of patchouli, vetiver and woods give depth. RRP $135/50 ml

The Rich Feminine Floral
Strong, deep and rich. A luscious bouquet of feminine florals perfect for the big day. Create a beautifully vibrant springtime aura. Our favourites?


Estée Lauder Pleasures Bloom – a lush floral with opening notes of grapefruit, raspberry, lychee and violet, a vibrant floral centre of pink peony, rose, jasmine and lily, finished off with creamy vanilla. RRP $100/50 ml
Clinique Happy Heart – a rich floral based on water hyacinth, with top notes of mandarin and a base of blonde wood. A full floral that blooms throughout the day. RRP $79/50 ml

The Crisp Floral
Elements of fresh fruit, crisp green and deep woods. A clean, crisp take on the floral fragrance. For those who prefer a more refined scent with a fresh finish. Our favourites?


Burberry Body – top notes of fresh green absinthe, elegant peach and refined freesias, these notes develop with a body of rose absolute. Dries to a finish of woody cashmeran, vanilla and amber. RRP $149/60 ml
Elizabeth Arden Pretty – a crisp fruity floral. Top notes of Italian mandarin, orange blossom and peach nectar, mid notes of star jasmine, pink iris and peony. A finish of soft musk and amber. RRP $90/50 ml

The Unique Floral
Fresh, fruity, floral and mossy. The unique floral seeks out and highlights the beauty of less common scents. Perfect for the offbeat bride. Our favourites?


BVLGARI Rose Essentielle – a tribute to the enduring beauty of the rose. Opens with ottoman and prelude rose, mid notes of blackberry, sambac jasmine and violet leaves. Base notes of sandlewood and a hint of patchouli. RRP $136/50 ml
Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis Cologne – wonderfully warm and fruity, this unique beauty contains the scent of sun-warmed figs and cassis (black currants), notes of hyacinth and cedarwood. RRP $85/30 ml

Don’t you love the feeling of discovering a new favourite perfume? It can completely change your perspective, your mood, the way you think. One of my all time favourites is YSL Elle, but I’ve just discovered Estée Lauder’s new Pleasures Bloom – which is a wonderful change for the new season.

So Modettes? What’s your signature scent? Have you chosen your wedding day perfume yet? What are you looking for? Let us know! Leave your comments, stop by Facebook or tweet us @ModernWeddingOz.

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Enjoy!
Rosemary xox