Nicole Warne’s wedding dresses

The Australian influencer Nicole Warne of Gary Pepper Girl decided to got married in Rippon Hall, a biodynamic vineyard in Lake Wanaka, New Zealand. With 1.7 million instagram followers and an online presence that was launched 9 years ago, Nicole decided to wear 3 different stunning couture dresses for the occasion.

For the ceremony she wore a Valentino Haute Couture gown made out of 38 meters of silk organza embellished with handmade silk flowers and petals encrusted with crystals and sequins. Twenty embroiders used 17 meters of silk tulle to create the embroidery during the period of 4 weeks and the result was one of a kind gown of silk organza with long sleeves.

After the stunning ceremony, Nicole changed into an espectacular Oscar de la Renta gown for the reception . The ruffled gown was created with seven layers of materials bonded together to create the dramatic Spanish flair that Oscar injects in most of his gowns. It took the experts of Oscar de la Renta atelier 300 hours to make the dress, which was designed by the creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia.

For the after-party, Nicole chose to wear a dress by one of her favourite designers Dion Lee. It was a short white satin dress with asymmetric neckline and cut out details that allowed her to dance all night and enjoy one of the most special nights of her life.

Oscar 2018 red carpet inspirations

The stars brought a lot of glamour and optimism to the 90th Academy Awards and rocked the Oscar 2018 red carpet in a rainbow of both bold and pastel colours. After the recent #metoo and #timesup protests via all-black ensembles at the Golden Globe and the Bafta ceremonies, Hollywood shined once again in full spectrum with looks that were as glamorous as it can get but here are some of our favourite wedding-worthy 2018 Oscar red-carpet dresses.

Margot Robbie in a beautiful Chanel Haute Couture dress with beaded straps

Elizabeth Moss wearing a off the shoulder Maison Dior gown

Saoirse Ronan looked gorgeous in candy pink Calvin Klein dress

Danai Gurira  in a stunning Gabriela Hearst gown

Mira Sorvino in an embroidered asymmetric Ramona keveza dress

Mary J. Blige was the perfect goddess in  Atelier Versace

Allison Williams poses on the Oscar red carpet in the Armani Prive dress

Emily Blunt in an ice blue Schiaparelli dotted tulle dress

Gina Rodriguez in Elle Saab embroidered gown

Engagement Rings

If you want a ring with style as everlasting as your love, look to one of these amazing choices. No matter which one you decide on, you are sure to wind up with an instant heirloom .

Antique

Since one is never quite like another, a vintage ring has the advantage of being yours and yours alone. Delicate Edwardian Designs from the early 1900s are as popular as the sophisticated art deco looks from the twenties and thirties.

Prong Setting

This iconic engagement ring is characterised by a round brilliant cut stone in a prong setting. Designed for the first time by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1886, the silhouette works on nearly every bride, regardless of her personal style.

Yellow Diamond

These beautiful stones have been used in jewellery making for more than 100 years, though only recently have they become the popular stone for engagement rings. This eye catching look appeals particularly to celebrity brides.

Emerald Cut

Worn widely in the art deco era, this rectilinear stone takes its name from the traditional cut for emeralds. Yet no other shape so well deserves diamond’s other name; ‘ice’. This beautiful gem stone can be worn alone or with side stones

Three Stones

Symbolising a couple’s past, present and future, this style features three stones of roughly the same size and shape that are most often round. Three-

stone rings have existed for hundreds of years, but the look works for brides as stylish and up to the minute as Megan Marckel.

Micro Pave
Invented in Paris about 20 years ago, this technique involves setting many tiny stones on a ring. The gems can appear everywhere, from the band and prongs to around the main stone.

Eternity Band

In the 1950s, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn popularised this look, featuring an endless circle of diamonds. Because it relies on a collection of relatively small stones to dazzle, it can be an affordable alternative to a diamond solitaire.

Alliance Ring

The simple alliance ring, in gold or platinum is favoured by both minimalists, who love it for its simplicity, and jewellery loving brides who want a ring that goes with everything.

Wide-Band Solitaire
Bold, sleek and modern , this style is ideal for brides who prefer not to wear an engagement ring with a wedding band. Its strong enough to stand alone.

Side Stones

A favourite from the 1940s on, this ring uses two smaller stones, such as baguettes, to flaunt the main stone by flooding it with light and making it sparkle even more.

Met Gala 2017 Red Carpet

On the 1st of May the most exciting and glamorous fashion red carpet event took place – The Met gala 2017! This year the gala celebrated the opening of the exhibition of one of the most influential designers of the last 40 years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Rei Kawakubo. Check out our favourite looks from the glowing and brave red carpet.

Daisy Ridly wore a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown in floral patern

Zoe Kravitz in a custom Oscar de la Renta pale pink and black duchesse satin column gown and cape with hand embroidered bodice of preserved and dyed fresh black roses.

Miranda Kerr wore an Oscar d ela Renta Fall 2017 silver lame and red poppies Jacquard gown.

 

Taylor Hill was the lady in red wearing Carolina Herrera

 

Hailey Baldwin looked espectacular in Carolina Herrera

 

Hailee Steinfeld  wore a Vera Wang custom made gown.

Portrait of a Lady

A formal wedding portrait gives the bride the opportunity to capture every bit of the dazzling beauty and emotion she radiates. Here are some portraits ideas to inspire you, along with tips on how you can get the best bridal photos.

Often bridal-party portraits include lots of subjects. But for a especially sweet image, try posing with only your flower girls.

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A posed photograph does not have to be stiff. If you dress is made of a flowing fabric, such as silk chiffon, a special filter works to convey the sense of playfulness and animation.

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The iconic bridal accessory, a sheer veil provides plenty of drama for a close up as well as helps soften and flatter your features.

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If your dress has long train or a very full skirt, make sure your photographer takes a few shots that show the back view of the dress.

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While your photographer focuses on his job, let guests have a crack at the action too.

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From sexy to romantic, which of these six looks you choose for your wedding ?

So retro

A full, prom- style skirt is easy to wear and shows unique style.

If your shoulders are going to be bare wear an eye-catching necklace to add sparkle.

High, strappy heels are just the things to flatter your legs.

With a distinctive style like this keep your hair simple.

Add a sophisticated finishing touch with calla lilies dotted through your posy.

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Classic with a twist

A plunging back and long fishtail skirt gives a surprising slinky edge look.

An elegant up-do elongates your neck and makes the most of a backless dress.

If your dress has a train, wear shoes that are high and don’t step back.

For the subtler look with your lace dress, keep your jewellery not too over powering.

A simple rose posy will complement your dress perfectly.

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Fairy tale Charm

A traditional country- bride look can be brought up to date with an asymmetric bodice.

If your dress has an interesting neckline try to keep your hair up to show if off.

A beautiful hair accessory will add shine to your big day.

Kitten heels will give extra height without being impractical for outdoors.

For a natural bouquet include sprigs of lavender.

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Sassy in the city

Don’t be afraid to choose a slinky silhouette to express your joie de vivre.

Sparkly details work well with ivory, so pile on the glitz even down to your shoes.

Go for a pink rose bouquet for a more romantic accent.

Shiny unfussy hair with a slight wave looks sexy and elegant.

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Modern Miss

Moving in a big dress can be tricky so choose something light with a tulle overlay

A pretty corsage is an easier option than trying to hold on to a bouquet all night

Pick shoes that will ‘hold’ your feet if they swell in the heat, strappy sandals can cut in and be uncomfortable

Keep your hairstyle relaxed and easy to wear

A delicate tiara add sparkle and a fairy-tale finish to your bridal look

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Lady Luxe

An evening urban reception demands a chic gown to match the surroundings

The beading on the dress calls for a small but glitzy accessory

Don’t overwhelm a simply shaped dress with a fussy bouquet Calla lilies are perfect

A bias- cut dress normally shows off your figure so go for high heels to lengthen your silhouette

Sleek hair is best for a sophisticated look

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Wedding Cake Inspirations

Need some inspirations for your wedding cake? these amazing and impressive confections!

Winter wonder three-tier cake with snowflakes made of sugar

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Modern geometry minimalistic cake

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Beautiful blossoms and lace pattern

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Woven elegance crisscross horizontal and vertical stripes

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A Veil’s Tale

Symbol of purity, a  bridal veil is the ultimate romantic accessory, casting light on your face and creating an ethereal glow. From flirty and flyaway to cathedral –length grand, this is the one piece of fabric that sends an unmistakable message: Here comes the bride!

Shoulder Length: This short shoulder-brushing veil is a fun, informal option, light and easy to wear. It is comfortable enough to keep on throughout the reception and gives the illusion of long hair, as well as a charming halo effect. This is the perfect length for a garden ceremony beach nuptial, or a destination wedding. Best to wear with modern dresses that have a doll top of femininity. Alternatively, if you are marrying in a long slinky gown, a short veil is delivering bridal impact with a whisper.

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Elbow Length: The Elbow length veil is wearable with majority of gowns. It can extend from just above the elbows as far as the fingertips. Consider it if you are planning an ultra informal wedding like in a chapel, a hotel ballroom, a restaurant or a rooftop. Best to wear with almost any type of wedding dress; an A-line sheath, Chemise, moderate size ball gown

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Waterfall: This is a glamorous length of fabric that is cut like a cape to hang in gentle folds; shorter in the front and extending to the floor in back. A special piece like this demands a special setting be it in a modern or historic. Although a veil like this can be worn throughout the reception, most women would choose to remove it for dancing. Best to wear with a wedding gown that is long and narrow. This is an excellent option for a bride marrying in figure- hugging dresses that may seem a little racy for the ceremony, the soft folds of the veil provides sheer camouflage. Shoulders and arms should be fairly bare to allow the fabric to flow correctly. A waterfall veil can work equally well with a simple unadorned slip dress.

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Cathedral: Making the biggest statement of all, this 3 and a half-meter long veil calls for an ultra-formal setting church wedding, a very long aisle or sweeping staircase accompanied with a troop of bridesmaids. Best to wear with the most elaborate ball gown you can find, remember that the dress train should be shorter than the veil length. Since a cathedral veil acts as a sheer shell for your dress, choosing one in a matching fabric is idea. For a twist you could try a cathedral veil with a formal mermaid gown, the contrast could be extremely stylish.

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Wedding Reception Ideas

Modern Love: Radiant blue hues with gleaming accents are sublimely minimalist

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Sunny Delight: Bring the warmth of the Mediterranean to your party

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Starry night: Put on the razzmatazz and throw a celebration that dazzles

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Boho Bride: Make it a floral affair with a hint of bohemian rhapsody

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Uptown Chic: Turn your fairy tale fantasy into reality

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How to Wear A Hat?

The mother of the bride and groom would normally wear distinctive hats. If you like to mark out their statues in this way, why not suggest a feathered disc or butterfly comb.

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As a Bride, consider a sweeping picture hat or chic cocktail hat instead of a veil. Simple flower or feather pieces could enhance a simple dress or soften a traditional look.

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With a wide brim, make sure the hat fits precisely and won’t slip down onto your eyebrows. If you have a low forehead, you may not be able to see out from under your hat.

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Even with a simple decorated comb, practise with your hairdresser so he knows exactly how many pins will be needed to hold it on your wedding day.

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