Wedding Lookbook

A Gem amongst the Flowers: Kitty & Ben's February Wedding. February 28 2017

A stunning wedding captured by Sinead Jenkins Photography.

 

Kitty and Ben's February Wedding set in the magical landscape of Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Otago.

Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.
Flowers by Estelle Flowers.

 

Our journey together to create this couture wedding dress began with a colour pallet captured by the green of New Zealand's native bush and the textures and shapes found hidden amongst the landscape. Kitty's dress is constructed from layers of silk crepe de chine. The fabric shimmers like dappled light though the canopy of tree leaves. Geometric lace bound with a silk edge creates the contrast of texture and beauty found in natures wonders. 

 

 

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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: Terri & Ben's February Wedding February 25 2017

A beautiful wedding captured by Georgie Daniell Photography.

Terri and Ben's October Wedding set in the whimsical bushland of Dunedin, Otago.

 

"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,
and a silver sixpence in her shoe". A traditional rhyme for what a bride should wear.

 

I have always loved this rhyme and Terri's wedding touched on many elements of this sentimental tail.  
Our design journey began with Terri's family heirloom heritage lace coat. With a vision to preserve and work with the delicate antique lace the seams were carefully unpicked. With Terri's measurements a new pattern was drafted and a lace overcoat was handcrafted featuring little capped sleeves and a sculpted appliqué lace collar stand. Borrowing excess lace from the original lace coat, lace panels were cut and crafted into a entirely new garment to be worn underneath the lace coat. This couture gown was cut on the bias, a cutting technique working with the drape and fall of a woven fabric.

 

Couture Wedding Gown with Lace Overcoat by Beau.

 

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Chasing Dandelion Dreams: Morgan & Chase December Wedding December 31 2016

A dreamy wedding captured by Georgie Daniell Photography.
Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.

 

Morgan and Chase's December Wedding set in the beautiful landscape of Grandview Gardens, Outram, Otago.

Morgan's couture gown is crafted from layers of flowing chiffon. She loved the vintage character of the lace selected for the bodice, inspiring our designer to detail the garment with a delicate edge trimming. In our studio the trimming was further vintaged with a hand-dying process.  The soft lines and dreamy silhouette enhance the endless flowing feel of this romantic and bespoke gown.

 

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Dancing in the Castle Garden: Danielle's December Wedding December 15 2016

 Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.

 

Danielle's December Wedding set in the magical landscape of Larnach Castle, Dunedin.
Dancing in the moonlight, Danielle's fairy tail wedding captured the heart of her family and friends.  

Her chiffon dress appeared endless and the soft colour palette of summer yellows echoed the castle gardens blossoming wisteria.

Little lace embellishments were pieced together by hand to create the cap sleeves and neckline for Danielle's couture wedding gown.  Inspired by abstract flower centres, her dress was delicately detailed with small ivory pearls hand sewn onto the lace.

 

 

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Gunmetal, Pearls and a Gamekeepers Cottage: Amanda and Mark's September Wedding September 29 2016

A stunning wedding captured by Photographer Andre Poon.

Amanda and Mark's September Wedding.  Starting their wedding journey at The Gamekeepers Cottage, Lake Hayes . A Huntsmans story unfolds in a magical garden setting. A meeting of two lovers behind the tall tree. Dappled light glistens through the spring blossom.

Their ceremony is at Thurbly Domain, Arrowtown - a treasured and local secret. The stone ruin dressed in flowers and a sprinkle of confetti doves creates the perfect backdrop to share their vows. 

Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.
Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom dresses by Beau.
Bridal Headpieces and Veil by Beau.
Dark Pearl Jewellery by Beau.

 

Fitting Amanda, her bridesmaids and mother into their couture dresses on the morning of the wedding was a moment to treasure. 

Amanda's dress appeared as though it was dipped in liquid metal. Chiffon layers flowed from her silk bodice laced in dark pearls. Each chiffon layer a different colour tone captured from the natural dark pearls.
Amanda's Bridesmaids dressed in Navy were the perfect accent to the bride. Amanda's bespoke and handcrafted headpiece featured the same magnificent blue in the centre of each peacock feather.

 

 

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A Fairy Tale and Gold Dust: Sarah & Rick's October Wedding. October 18 2015

  

 

A magical wedding captured by Liana Bee Photography.

Sarah and Rick's October Wedding at Glenfalloch, Dunedin... a fairy tale garden setting and Dunedin's hidden Castle.

Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.

Fitting Sarah into her dress on the morning of her wedding was the icing on the cake. The moment was magical and there were tears of joy from the bride to be and her beautiful bridesmaids.

Our journey together to create this perfect dress let us explore the boundaries of textiles and share stories of vintage gowns kept and treasured over the years within the family. Sarah's dress is constructed from layers of chiffon and lace finished delicately with a raw edge and a single stitch. The soft lines and dreamy silhouette are enhanced by the endless feel to the garment fabric and hint of blush on the under layer of her gown. Her shoes sparkled from beneath the layers and inspired the tiny hand-made buttons painted with gold dust.

 

 

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Made with Lace and Love: Nicky & Bruno's April Wedding. April 11 2015

 

A romantic wedding captured by in-house photographers Natasha and Partner Andre.

Nicky and Bruno's April Wedding at Ataahua, Tauranga... a magical garden setting.

Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.

It was a dream to work with Nicky to sculpt her the perfect dress for her and Bruno's special day.  For our first design consultation we foraged through boxes of lace and trim to inspire us with ideas. We had a ball experimenting with textures and embellishments during our dress fittings. Made with lace and love this beautiful gown and wedding accessories were hand-made for a moment to treasure.

 

 

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Foraging for Champagne Pearls: Anna & Cormac's March Wedding. April 11 2015

 A magical wedding captured by photographer Rambo Estrada

Anna and Cormac's March Wedding at L'Orangerie, Tauranga is a dream come true.

Couture Wedding Gown by Beau.

We loved working with Anna to make her the perfect dress for her and Cormac's special day. From our first design consultation to our final fitting we had fun dressing up and foraging for champagne pearls to create a hand-picked vintage wedding.

 

 

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