vintage grandeur - magnolia bride

'Magnolia Bride' was inspired by the glorious magnolias of Mt Macedon’s Cameron Lodge - one of Australia’s oldest hill station gardens – and set against a backdrop of spring blooms, ancient tree canopies and impressive period architecture.

The cinematic-style photography of Kirsty Duchet captures the magnificence and scale of the setting and the timeless elegance of gowns created by five of Australia’s most celebrated bridal designers - Gwendolynne, Anna Campbell, Jason Grech, Karen Willis Holmes and Jane Hill.  

Antique lounge furniture, tarnished vintage silver, crystal vessels and a French chandelier feature as part of set styling by Oh Perfect Day.  Contrasted by feminine, romantic floral design by Flowers in a Vase, and sweet macarons by Dessert Diva, each hand selected piece complements and enhances a feeling of ageing grandeur in a secret garden.  

Flawless, natural makeup and berry red lips by makeup artist Melonie Santos pop on models Julia Gribble,  Mary Vitinaros and Natalia Kalinowski  against the natural setting.  Hair by Platinum Perfection is reminiscent of the classic glamour of yesteryear.