Happy holidays ya’ll. Like last year we thought we’d wrap up the final weeks of 2018 with a bit of a ‘Best Of’ series, kicking things off on Friday with the most popular bouquets from the past 12 months (according to your clicks, likes and comments throughout the year). Now it’s time for our fave bridal parties.
Last year it was all about cool and casual and this year we’ve seen a rise in gowns your bridal party can actually wear again. mismatched gowns are also having a moment, often drawn together by one common denominator, they might all be a shade of blush but be different brands and fabrics, or they might be all silk but different colours. Either way, it’s great seeing bridal parties embracing fashion that will get worn again and again.
So without further adieu ladies and gents, pull up your Pinterest board and get note taking, here, in no particular order, are our top ten bridal parties of 2018…
VICTORIA AND COLIN, VIC
Victoria and Col first appeared in our fourth annual Real Wedding Special and right from the start we were smitten kittens with the bridal parties low key approach! Mismatched whites from labels like Alice McCall, Forever New, Pink Blush & Witchery made for the perfect summertime bridal party get-ups. This gorgeous day was photographed by one of our fave Melbourne photographers, the lovely Elsa Campbell. You can check out more of her wedding work here.
PHILLIPA AND WILL, VIC
Philly and Will also made their debut in our fourth annual Real Wedding Special (available for purchase here). And not only was the photo above one of the most loved shots on our Instagram this year but the bridesmaids dresses from Asilio & Trelise Cooper are some of our all-time fave. This wedding was photographed by Katie Harmsworth – one of Victorias very best lens ladies! You can check out more of her work here.
NABILA & RIDWAN, NSW
Nabila, who looked stunning in a Sant Elia bridal gown had all her maid dress in matching crimson for this beautiful winter wedding photographed by HM fave Zoe Morley. Zoe is one of Sydney’s most popular wedding photographers. You can check out more of her work here and if you’re on the hunt for rad bridesmaids gifts be sure to scope out her new side gig – Zomo Candles.
LU & RICH, NSW
There is no denying the silk slip has been having quite the moment these past 12 months and Lu’s bridal party has done a bang-up job of mixing not only colours but labels (Revolve and Cloud Hunter for those keen to replicate). This wedding was photographed by one of our all-time fave Queensland photographers Janneke Storm. If you’re tying the knot up north you’re basically bonkers if you don’t drop her a line. You can check out more of her wedding work here. She also shot the cover of issue 17 and issue 19, both available for purchase here.
ELLY & SIMON, NSW
Golds, mustards and olives – you can’t go wrong with such a glorious colour combination. Elly’s mismatched ‘maids were wearing a mix of labels from Silk Laundry, For Love & Lemons (via Glam Corner) to ASOS and Nasty Gal. You can check out more of their wedding here with photos by Charlie Ralph Photography.
EMMA & DYLAN, NSW
Emma (who wore a stunning Made With Love bridal gown) and her maids won 2018 with this beautiful selection of blush coloured bridal gowns. This wedding, photographed by Joey Willis, was first published in issue 20, available for purchase here. You can check out some of our fave Made With Love gown here along with our interview with owner and founder Carla Jenkins.
MARK & MICHAEL, NSW
Not only did these handsome lads look seriously dapper in their tan suits but their groomsmaids (all eight of them!) looked stunning in there mismatched white gowns that we’re certain they’ll be able to wear again and again (that’s a win for sustainable wardrobes ya’ll!). You can check out more of this wedding, photographed by our mate Zoe Morley Photography, here.
MONICA & ANDREW, NSW
Monica and Andrew tied the knot at one of our fave Sydney venues Three Blue Ducks in Rosebery and her bridesmaids won the day in their matching Alice McCall blush coloured lace gowns. This wedding was also photographed by Zoe Morley Photography (see we told you she was one of Sydney’s best wedding photographers!) If you haven’t already be sure to click here to check out more of her work and drop her a line about shooting your special day.
CHANTEL & MICHAL, TAS
There is no doubt the bride stole the day in her gorgeous sequined Karen Willis Holmes Gown but her bridesmaids came in a close second with these stunning mismatched gowns and their bare sandy feet! This wedding was photographed by one of our fave party gals and up and coming wedding photographers – the lovely Madeline Kate. She’s based in Melbourne and shoots weddings all over so be sure to drop her a line friends.
KATH & ALEX, QLD
Another happy Made With Love bride who opted to have her maids in various shades of blush and pink. This wedding was photographed by American lens lady Peyton Rainey – yep the bride loved her work so much she flew her over to Australia to shoot their special day. You can check out more of Kath and Alex’s special day here and shop Made With Love bridal gowns here.