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Queensland Brides

Queensland Brides Winter 2015

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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from the editor

I have the pleasure of seeing many weddings cross my desk but I was lucky enough to be part of one myself recently. Playing bridesmaid at good friends’ Kelly and Brendan’s Brisbane celebration was a real reminder about just how much effort, energy and planning goes into pulling off one very special day. And Kelly is a very low-key bride! It was the perfect time to start thinking about our Ideas Issue (which is also our 100th issue, hurrah!) and how to pack it full of tips, inspiration and lots of fun stuff to help you on your merry way when you’re planning your “I do.” It all starts with fashion galore (look out for lots of lace, illusion backs and statement sleeves) as well as stylish looks for your groom…

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win a $10,000 wedding at parkwood international

What you win: •Sapphire Wedding Package for 80 guests in either the Grand View Room or Estate Room & Garden. Value: ($119 per person) $9,520 •Complimentary ceremony hire of our brand new Secret Garden (to the value of $700)* How to enter: Simply visit queenslandbrides.com.auand follow the $10,000 Parkwood Wedding links to enter and win! Terms & conditions: Wedding date range: 1st February 2016 – August 2016. Guests above 80 pax to be paid for by the couple at $119 per person. *Discounted upgrade to our wedding pavilion available for $250. Full terms and conditions available on entry page.…

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queensland brides online

INSTA HIGHLIGHT Sparkle baby! This Xennox bride is rocking some major bling and that halo setting is bang on trend. Got to love a shimmering engagement ring... right, ladies? We’d love to see what’s happening in your wedding world, so #qldbrides to share your fave pics. QB LOVES: LITTLE HELPERS No matter the reason for including a flowergirl, they’re guaranteed to create a few laughs and photos as cute as these. See more in our online gallery. SUIT UP From wearing their favourite sneakers, sporting cheeky cufflinks to donning statement bow ties just like this one Richard is rocking, we’re loving the grooms who’re taking ownership of their wedding day look. Nice one fellas! Discover plenty more inspiration for him in our online fashion editorial. TALK TO US! FB facebook.com/QueenslandBrides T twitter.com/qldbrides P pinterest.com/qldbrides IN instagram.com/qldbridesmagazine If you have a question…

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break it down

FACE FIRST Two of our most experienced beauty experts, hair stylist Margaret from Hare’s Hair and makeup artist Abigael Johnston created this fresh and pretty look with flowing waves and touches of Champagne and pink. OUR DREAM TEAM From left, editor Nicole, model Jasmin, hair stylist Margaret from Hare's Hair, makeup artist Abigael Johnston and photographer Nat from Milque Photography and Films. A HISTORIC VENUE The heritage-listed surrounds of Brisbane City Hall (circa 1930) provided a majestic backdrop, beautifully captured by Milque Photography and Films. We especially love the Brisbane Room with its vaulted ceilings, soaring windows, decorative plasterwork and deco-style pillars. TO TOP IT ALL OFF Bridal designer extraordinaire Wendy Sullivan of Brides Desire created a number of detailed headpieces to complement her gorgeous 'Carla' gown which is embellished with lace and pearls and shimmers with…

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maids' page

GOODIE BAGS Part of our ongoing pink/gold obsession, these luxe (and useful!) treasures make perfect maids’ gifts. ASK AWAY With such an impor tant question, you don’t want to just text your bestie. Give them a gorgeous card keepsake with a hear tfelt message inside. ‘Will you be my Bridesmaid’ and ‘Will you be my Maid of Honour’ foil cards RRP$7.95 blushingconfetti.com SAY IT WITH POLISH Customisation is a big buzzword in bridal circles and we love this girly new take. Australian-made Say it With Polish allows you to customise the colour (18 on offer including ‘Kiss & Tell’ Nude Pink and ‘Girl’s Best Friend’ Glitter Silver) and label to create your own bespoke gift. RRP$18 sayitwithpolish.com.au GLITTER BUGS We are smitten with sparkly maids! Let your girls really shine and make a splash with sequins in…

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what does she really care about?

AN UNDERSTANDING EAR And I quote: “The one thing I want him to be is the person who gets me more than anyone else.” - Bianca, 26 What it means: When you see her upset, your male instinct demands that you star t offering solutions. Suppress that instinct. Practice saying comfor ting and suppor tive things instead. Most impor tant, don’t forget to end with a big hug that lets her know you’re her rock forever. Or at least that you know when to zip it and just listen. THE ABILITY TO MAKE ME LAUGH And I quote: “I know I get myself wound up. It’s so perfect when he can say something sweet and funny to distract me from the pressure.” - Katie, 29 What it means: Your gentle wit and soothing sense of…