A Collaboration Between Some of Brisbane’s Finest Vendors

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When Shannon from Ivy & Bleu asks you to collaborate on a shoot, there’s only one answer – YES! Earlier this year, we were lucky enough to work with a bunch of amazing vendors to showcase some of our Hera Couture and Essense of Australia gowns. Organised by wedding planner superstars, Ivy & Bleu, we couldn’t be more thrilled to show off the results from this gorgeous shoot, featuring some of Brisbane’s most in-demand local vendors. 

real wedding brisbane essense of australiaIvy & Bleu
Whatever you need for your wedding, Ivy & Bleu is sure to lead you in the right direction. They offer full-service planning, floristry, coordination, styling, setup, hiring, and industry education. Yes, they do ALL of that. Based out of the Gold Coast, they service as south as Byron Bay and further north to the Brisbane region. They’ve been listed in the Top 25 Stylists of Australia as voted by Modern Weddings for three years running, so you know you’re in safe hands with Ivy & Bleu.

Stationery: Lily Maree Designs
Styling & Florals: Ivy & Bleu Events
Chairs: AVIDEAS

The Venue

The Lussh is a rare venue that honours its heritage structure while incorporating modern details. The 100-year-old building heroes exposed brick, 4 meter high ceilings, and polished concrete floors. Steel framed glass doors provide a grand entrance onto a private garden, while inside dramatic arches paint the backdrop to a bar whose architecture echoes that of a coastal European island. Thanks to extensive yet history-restoring renovations, The Lussh is now one of Brisbane’s most in-demand wedding venues. 

Venue: The Lussh 
Celebrant: Emily of Electric Love Weddings

What She Wore
To complement such a bold, sleek location, we have to feature gowns that make a statement while retaining a touch of elegance and class. Our real couple, Lauren and Zane were the perfect canvas, so all we needed was the perfect wedding dress! Enter: Scarlett by Hera Couture. Minimal and refined, Scarlett gives off royalty vibes without the need for a crown. Just like our venue, Scarlett combines classic with modern. A corseted bodice set in silk drill satin and traditional fabric wrapped buttons line the back of the dress, while pockets and a high, overlapping split in the A-line skirt propel the gown back into the 21st century. She’s elegant yet effortless.


real wedding brisbane essense of australiareal wedding brisbane essense of australiaWhen it comes time for the reception, we never say no to a wardrobe change! Manolo by Essense of Australia is the perfect dress to transition into a state of dreamy, fairytale bliss. As if the magic of your wedding day alone wasn’t enough, Manolo features head-to-toe tulle, an exposed boning bodice, delicate lace, and detachable off-the-shoulder puff sleeves to fully deliver a bride her feminine, ethereal moment. We especially love those sleeves, they look like they’re straight out of a Taylor Swift music video (Love Story, anyone?) and who doesn’t want to feel like a celebrity on their special day?

Accessories: The Whole Bride
Suit: Black Jacket Suiting

The Details
This shoot was one we’ll remember for a long time. The colour palette made up of neutral peaches, beiges, and creams scattered with pops of warm oranges, yellows, and the occasional cool green created a sleek, modern vibe that sits somewhere between industrial and European chic. Lauren’s sun-kissed makeup applied by Juliana Cruz and subtly styled hair by Tribe Hair ensured our bride stood out amongst the immaculately styled venue. 

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Photography: Daniel Chafer Photography 
Location: The Lussh
Planning + Florist: Ivy & Bleu Events
Chairs: AV Ideas
Stationery: Lily Maree Designs
Celebrant: Emily of Electric Love Weddings
Dresses: White Lily Couture
Suit: Black Jacket Suiting
Hair: Tribe Hair
Make Up: Juliana Cruz MUA
Accessories: The Whole Bride
Veil: Hera Couture

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