Going back 10 years ago there was very little available in the way of inspiring Australian and International bridal media. Whereas today’s bride is leveraging manifold digital and print media to conceive her big day. We would like to give props to the visionaries and creatives that are creating beautiful work. These accessible and inexpensive online resources and visual bookmarking tools provide inspirational editorials, tips and tutorials and real wedding celebrations for you to refer to every step of the way.
Feature: Planning resource
Novela Bride is an inviting online space. It’s considered design and modern monochrome objective is striking among the plethora of wedding websites available at your current disposal. Offering an affordable way to get your wedding organisation in check, Novela Bride has crafted a highly informative ‘Bride Guide’, budget planner and run sheet that you can purchase with ease online. With an acute eye for detail and an ingrained style that reflects soft feminine nuances, we’re excited to see what’s in store next for this new bridal compatriot.
Harper’s Bazaar Bride (AU)
Feature: Focused on quality and couture
Harper’s Bazaar Bride is a fashion indulgent, 170 page (or thereabouts) bible for the discerning Australian bride with a boisterous budget. Despite what you might think, the stand alone style guide goes beyond inspirational campaign photography and product placement to bring you trend reports and compelling opinion pieces, or ‘viewpoints’ relative to relationships, marriage and love. If you’re like us and love to relish in the tangible experience of lustrous magazine pages, we suggest you invest in post it notes for your future reference. The bridal dress magazine also extends online however, the digital content and coverage of the weddings of high-profile fashion identities is somewhat lacking. You’ll find more substance in print.
Feature: Victoria based blog
The Tribe’s founders Stef Driscoll, Nat Dorotic and Jo Betz initially designed Ivory Tribe as an area specific blog based in Geelong. After exploding almost over night, Ivory Tribe has expanded it’s reach to cover all of Victoria. A haven for local Victorian based suppliers and readers alike, the fresh faced blog provides education in the planning process and real wedding inspiration that doesn’t follow any one set style or theme. The Tribe’s social media accounts are absolutely blossoming and worth checking out.
The Lucy Chase Project
Feature: New Zealand based blog / Well-established Pinterest
Whether you’re from New Zealand or you’re poring over the pages of wedding websites abroad, log on and explore the world of Lucy Chase (aka Aleisha McNiece). Aleisha portrays a real zest through her pseudonym and her intimate style of writing, by sharing candid feelings of nostalgia and inspiring visions that are relative and relatable. Aleisha’s experience in the design and events industry has positively abetted the success and distinct aesthetic of the blog itself, which ultimately, is a conglomeration of beautiful re-purposed images. Get to know Lucy Chase through her carefully correlated Pinterest boards.
Green Wedding Shoes (US)
Feature: Hundreds of real weddings to swoon over
Green Wedding Shoes is seriously abundant with awe-inspiring imagery. In saying this, it is quintessentially American and thus appeals to a predominant American market – poles apart from the more relaxed ceremonies and uncontrived, over-the-top styling we see increasingly adopted on the Australian wedding scene. The new look website makes coursing the pages for advice and viewing all of the beautiful idiosyncratic details of a wedding come to life.
Love Find Co.
Feature: Online style concierge
Love Find Co. is the new kid on the metaphorical bridal block. First launching in late February 2016 , Love Find Co. is a style concierge, come online shop with a focus on bridal gowns that will have you completely enamoured. While Founder and Editor Sophie Westley is yet to unveil too much all at once, judging by the clean, pearly temperament of the Love Find Co. Pinterest and Instagram pages, we’re all in for a sweet treat. Keep an eye out for the Love Find Co. Shop launching in March 2016.
Geraldine Magazine (US, Canada & UK)
Feature: Crisp, Scandinavian-like aesthetic
Geraldine Magazine is a fine art wedding publication that marries style, design and pretty prose. The magazine embraces a Nordic style, clean and simply feminine. The team’s creative endeavor goes beyond printing on recycled paper, the style concepts and real weddings featured twice a year, are strikingly dissimilar to those that we so frequently see published in Australian magazines. Vendor profiles include international culinary experts, craftsman of typography and many more fascinating industry creatives. The Geraldine website is merely a pre-face to the magazine and is not updated regularly content wise. If you want a copy your only option is to purchase one online or travel to Canada where it is published (any excuse, right?).