Queensland Brides

Queensland Brides Autumn 2017

Since 1984, Queensland Brides has been trusted by brides all over Australia (and the world!) as the leading source of bridal news, trends and inspiration. Each issue features a wealth of wedding planning ideas, as well as all the latest in bridal fashion, hair and makeup. You can also find everything you need for your dream day, photographers, venues, we’ve got it all covered! Queensland Brides is essential reading for all brides. Get yours today!

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editor’s letter

Can you believe it’s autumn already? After such a scorching Queensland summer we’re loving the fact that we can now get serious about showing off some wedding dresses that cover up a bit more (case in point: our gorgeous front cover dress from White Lily Couture). To see other beautiful styles that the designers of Queensland are predicting will be big this season, check out our autumn fashion feature (starting on p.54). We’ve also got you covered when it comes to sorting out the seating plan (arguably the most difficult job of any wedding – p.145), your bridal waltz (p.163), and destination celebrations on the Sunshine Coast (p.81) and in the Whitsundays (p.119). And, of course, we’ve got loads of real brides. They’re sharing their beauty secrets (p.67) and some seriously…

1 min.
what you’re loving online

MOST CLICKED Five Queensland country-style venues for your wedding From a country house manor to an historic homestead, these venues are all about rustic chic. Visit queenslandbrides.com.au for more inspiration. FACEBOOK FAVE More dream dresses for plus-size brides, please Samantha was left ‘heartbroken’ when searching for her dream wedding dress. It seems that plus-size brides just aren’t welcome at all wedding dress showrooms. Clearly this resonated with many of you: “This is the very reason I am six months out from our wedding and still no dress... I am dreading going to try on dresses.” Visit queenslandbrides.com.au to see how Wendy Makin came to Sam’s rescue… and look out for advice and inspiration in future issues of QB! MORE WAYS TO READ QUEENSLAND BRIDES Sign up now to queenslandbrides.com.au/ monthly-edition and get a monthly fix of inspiration…

2 min.
the qb team

VINTAGE QB We stumbled across this old issue of QB recently and had to share it with you. The summer 2003/2004 edition features a very young – and seriously beautiful – Catherine McNeil. In case you’ve been living under a rock, she went on to become a bona fide supermodel and has worked for everyone from Yves Saint Laurent and Dior to Givenchy and Chanel. THEY CALL ME BRUCE Meet yet another beloved fur baby from the QB team, Bruce the boxer. Our digital manager, Nikki, is his ‘owner’, but it’s pretty clear who’s really in charge. Bruce has only just turned one, but he’s already 40kg – and still has quite a bit of growing to do. No wonder he causes such havoc when he comes into the office. But we love…

1 min.
love actually

“My all-time forever favourite romantic movie is The Notebook. Obviously Ryan Gosling has a lot to do with it!” Ana, digital marketing executive “At the moment I’d have to say Love, Rosie. It’s a complicated, messy (and relatable) modern-day love story!” Thea, production manager “The Princess Bride. It turns 30 years old in December this year, but it’s still ‘the best sappy swashbuckling medieval love story ever made’. Haven’t seen it? Inconceivable!” Ginny, editor “Gone with the Wind is definitely my favourite romantic movie of all time, but for movies with weddings in them, I also love The Philadelphia Story and High Society.” Emily, feature writer…

2 min.
we love

POD PROP Photo op alert! This white pod chair would make an eye-catching wedding day prop – we can totally envisage brides being snapped in all their finery while lounging on this gorgeous Zara hanging chair. And after the big day it will make a super-stylish addition to your home – it can be hung indoors or out. $550, furnishonline.com.au LIGHT UP We’re crushing on this luxurious soy candle from Frieda & Gus. Hand-poured into a natural onyx vessel with intriguing layers of colour, no two are alike. They’re also translucent, so they emit a beautiful soft glow when you light the candle. Topped off with a rose-gold metal lid, these candles would make a glam addition to a super-luxe wedding table – or a pretty bride tribe gift. $110, friedaandgus.com.au BREWED WITH LOVE The…

2 min.
chic happens

WE A-DIOR We’re super-excited about this – the works of iconic designer Christian Dior are coming to the National Gallery of Victoria for one über-stylish exhibition. Running from 27 August to 7 November, The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture will showcase more than 140 gorgeous garments, including examples from its famous 1947 ‘New Look’ collection. Take this as your official cue to escape to Melbourne for a pre-wedding girls’ getaway and look at all the pretty dresses! ngv.vic.gov.au HATS OFF TO... Whether you’re a super-stylish wedding guest or a fashion- forward bride, if you’re looking for a statement piece there’s no denying the impact of a hat. With drama and sculpture at the heart of every design, and celeb fans including Miranda Kerr and Megan Gale, Suzy O’Rourke is Australia’s…