Thursday, August 2, 2012

Introducing The Style Issue, Queensland Brides Spring 2012!


Say hello to The Queensland Brides Style Issue, Spring 2012! Love these shoe's? They are the model's own, but see them up close and personal in our shoe image galley here : http://www.queenslandbrides.com.au/gallery/pink-sparkle-glam


Cover credits: Photography: Josh Kelly @ MILQUE Photography
 / Gown and accessories: Fiorenza fiorenza.com.au
 Make-up: Abigael Johnston P: 0408 761 206 /
 Hair: Margaret/Hare’s Hair hareshair.com.au
 / Model: Nat Lynn from Dallys @ MILQUE Photography /  
Chair: Domayne domayneonline.com.au
 / Shoes: Model’s own /  
Hair piece: The House of Windsor, thehouseofwindsor.com.au


Content highlights : Inside the magazine, find your FREE pass to the October Wedding & Honeymoon Expo!



Behind the Seams - Meet some of of Queensland's most fascinating & talented designers!

The Wedding Files - Dip into the lates themes and trnds including Gatsby, pastels coral and navy & diamonds

From the Web Mistress (that's me!) - All the online goss & trends 

The Wedding Artisans - Luxe styling inspiration in fresh hues 

... plus so much more (this issue is a bumper 296 pages long!)


Our cover girl Nat wears a gorgeous gown from fiorenza.com.au


Up, up and away! How great are the oversized balloons! 


Above: this is our art director extraordinaire Mrs Laurn Robinson, who recently tied the knot in South Africa. Lauren, you look stunning (and thank you for making QB look oh so pretty too!)


Purchase online now http://graphicpublishing.com.au/subscribe/qldBrides.htm ... yep, with FREE delivery!

Some words from our lovely leader, Editor Nicole Deuble!

"Welcome to our QB Style Issue, positively brimming with fabulous fashion, bang-on-trend styling inspiration and a showcase of reception venues where you can let the well-heeled festivities begin. 

Lots and lots of gorgeous gowns are usually enough to pique my interest but this issue we’ve also tracked down some of the state’s most talented designers to find out what makes them tick. Step inside their beautiful showrooms and discover everything from what inspires them to what’s spinning on their workroom music playlist in our Behind the Seams feature (p.127). Very revealing. 

Many modern couples are going beyond the conventional and creating an incredibly personal and wedding ‘event’. This usually starts with a concept or idea that is imbued with meaning (or full of fun) for the bride and groom and then the gathering together of the perfect professionals to pull off a dream day. This issue we’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the state’s most creative stylists and wedding professionals who have hand-picked the trends and pooled their skills to create ten pages of gorgeous Style File features, starting on page 115. Take your pick from Spring Soiree, Pink & Gold, Marrakech at Dusk, Botanical Sanctuary and Lace. 



Deputy Editor Melissa Reynolds has also worked her crystal ball magic with her own seasonal preview (starting page 231) exploring some of styles we can look forward to in the coming months. It looks like The Great Gatsby is going to be one huge influence – can’t wait for Baz Luhrmann’s movie adaptation. With 2012/13 looking decadent and eclectic, there truly is something for everyone. 



I’ve also loved reading some of the very personal stories this issue: the unique wedding journey of twin sisters in Two Strong Hearts; the Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants-inspired tale of five couples who shared one bamboo arbour to make their celebrations complete in Centrepiece of Attention; and 13 very different and very wonderful Real Life Weddings. You have to check out the preppy-fabulous celebration of Angus and Leah on page 260. Love it! 



Finally, you must remember to enter our fabulous competition on page 113 (Enter online here : http://www.queenslandbrides.com.au/win/emporium-hotel-queensland-brides-exquisite-wedding-competition ). There are TWO chances to win $5000 towards a glamorous Emporium reception. If you’ve never visited this luxurious boutique hotel in Brisbane’s chic Fortitude Valley, it’s a must see. The 100-year-old stained glass, which once hung as a Parisian shop window, and glittering German chandelier alone are worth the trip – just imagine having your wedding there ... Best wishes for all your wedding preparations. - Nicole Deuble"

What do you think of your front cover? Leave your feedback below or head on over to our facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandBrides

Lastly, just a reminder that QB is now on INSTAGRAM! Find us > qldbridesmagazine

QB instagram round up! Here are our faves taken this week ... don't forget to use our hashtag #qldbrides in any wedding related instagram pics you take - keep us in the loop.


See you online ... 

QB Web Mistress x

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