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What is the style x-factor that takes a wedding from delightful to unforgettable?  FashioNZ's wedding specialists share their secrets...


TANYA-CARLSON-Carlson Designer Tanya Carlson
What can a bride-to-be do to ensure she gets the best result from her designer/seamstress?
If you are going to a designer, let them design the dress!  That’s what you are paying for – their expertise. If you are using a seamstress, make sure you have seen examples of their prior work.

Any tips for buying off the rack?

If you see a dress in a magazine or on the internet that you love, it’s best to buy it off the rack rather than try to re-create it.


What do you think about the concept of a bridal gown that you can wear again for other purposes?

This starts off as a great idea but is often hard to achieve and you can end up with something that is neither a bridal dress nor an evening dress, and the dress is never worn again. From my experience it is best to create something for the day.


Stylist Jackie O'Fee

Your most stunning bride – what was she wearing?

A gorgeous bold yellow-gold dupion silk dress that had plum underskirts and plum beading on the bodice…sigh!

What can a bride do to ensure her look reflects the version of herself she wants to present?
Try loads of dresses on – the one that is right for you will make you cry – honestly.

What is the one thing besides the dress, that has the most impact on the bride’s appearance?
Make-up and hair – the whole look needs to be cohesive

What do you think about the concept of a bridal gown that you can wear again for other purposes?

Sad! It’s that one chance to live out all of your fantasies, even if you marry again you are unlikely to ever do it like that again.

 

Designer Liz Mitchell
What can a bride-to-be do to ensure she gets the best result from her designer/seamstress?
Source great undergarments early on so the neckline and line of the dress is perfect.

What is the one thing besides the dress that has the most impact on the bride’s appearance?
Makeup and hair. Being in tune with who you choose is important so you look your best.

What do you think about the concept of a bridal gown that you can wear again for other purposes?
Some brides love to have separates, something from the day that can be enjoyed for other occasions...dresses that could be dyed for future evening wear - just something lovely that can be worn again and again.

"All weddings are beautiful; it is the nature of the occasion, a celebration of love."

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"The bride is Charlotte and the fabric that was used for her gown was very unusual.  She's wearing a low back matte metal crushed dress".