Friday, 24 September 2010

alessara in the press

So, the moment I have been waiting for for months has finally arrived.  Australia's premier wedding magazine, Real Weddings, has released it's 2010 Style Issue, and on page 56 you will find a feature on the wedding of none other than the sister of yours truly!

And if that weren't enough, Sister Bride has just informed me that our favourite wedding blog, 100 Layer Cake, has done a feature too!  Check it out here.

Those of you who were around to watch me as Maid of Honour will know the high levels of energy required for and resulting stress of this spectacular event.  But it was all worth it - especially to see the wedding in print!

Creating the jewellery and accessories was my absolute favourite part of the wedding.  It was my first ever 'collection' really.  I was charged with, first, creating a hairpiece for the Sister Bride, and, second, with designing a unique necklace and hairpiece for each of the four bridesmaids, myself included.  I gathered together ivory glass pearls, silk dupion in various shades of pink, linen and lace in an earthy taupe, and sparkling Swarovski crystals.  This was the result:

Photography by Jonas Peterson

My favourite of all has to be my sister's bridal hairpiece.  It was an elaborate creation of layer upon layer of ruffled silk tulle, carefully spiralling out from the Swarovski crystal centre.  The outer petals were made from softly scalloped ivory silk dupion, all fastened onto a felt, silk-covered base.  She loved it, I loved it - what more do you need?

Anyway, the full story of the wedding can be read in Real Weddings 2010 Style issue, and more photos can be seen on the website of the amazing Jonas Peterson (photography).


  1. Ha Jonas's awesome work is everywhere.

  2. Hi there, I came across your blog after seeing your sister's stunning wedding post on 100 Layer Cake. Please could you let me know where the Groom got his suit from? It is absolutely impeccable amongst all of the other beauty of course! Thanks in advance,

  3. and are you still making those gorgeous headpieces and shoe clips? If so, do you have an Etsy page? Thanks, P.