Flattering will get you everywhere (see what we did there?!). Flattering the natural shapely shape of your body, that is. By finding the party frock that best suits your figure, you’ll feel in fine form.
Dress your beautiful body in ways that highlight the features you’re damn chuffed with and downplay the disappointing (shhhh! if you don’t mention them out loud, they don’t exist!). You’ll feel confident being the centre of attention.
So grab yourself a tape measure, take a long hard look in the mirror, and give some thought to what shape you are. Then the fun part – finding the frock to rock it!
This is the second in our series of blog posts about the best gowns for your body shape, featuring custom-designed and ready-to-wear gowns from our fave First Comes Love peeps (they’re all available here in WA – how great is that?!).
Let’s look at what works best for you pencil-thin gals. You may not be big-bosomed or buxom but my-oh-my, are we ever envious of your lovely long lines and sleek silhouette.
And if you missed the first post in the series, go peek at what works best for The Pear body shape.
1. & 2. The Half by On A Whim
3. to 6. Rue De Seine gowns, available at Through the White Door
7. & 8. Charlie Brear gowns, available at Through the White Door
9. & 10. Maria Senvo gowns, available at Through the White Door
11. Julia by Truvelle, available at Through the White Door
12. & 13. Custom designs by Elvi Design
14. to 16. Custom designs by Cleo Borrello
17. to 21. Custom designs by Loui Col Designs
22. & 23. Custom designs by Chein Noir Dezines
24. Custom designs by Peppermint Milk
Illustrations: Angela Mitchell from Mitchell & Dent
We’re just a little bit in love with Cinta and Phil ourselves! These kids put aside the frou frou and the fussiness and even “the first look must happen at the altar” nonsense, so often present at carbon-copy weddings. As Cinta explained, “We wanted a modern and simple evening, and so we removed a lot of the formalities that we weren’t completely comfortable with.”
What they did instead, was focus on togetherness and top-drawer shindig-throwing! Each spent time with their favourite folks whilst dressing, but the whole bridal party came together for final preparations. Cinta and Phil were able to take a quiet moment to ready themselves for their big day. A session with their photographer Fiona Hoy and a relaxed picnic in the park also meant that there would be no distractions from the ‘I do-s’ and the merry-making to come.
They chose to celebrate with both the ceremony and a cocktail-style reception hosted at the one venue – Luxe Bar’s bamBOO. From the moment Cinta walked down the amphitheatre’s aisle to Sigur Ros’ Hoppipolla to the laughter shared with their civil celebrant Shannon Fleming to cutting a rug under the stars and finally cutting a cheese stack in place of a wedding cake – this couple were able to simply revel in the joy of their commitment made before their nearest and dearest. Like they say, “Love is simple. You fall and that’s it.”
And we suspect that the images that Cinta and Phil have kindly shared with us, will make you fall in love with them too…
| Venue: Luxe Bar’s bamBOO in Highgate, Western Australia | Eats and drinks: Heyder & Shears | Photographer: Fiona Hoy Photography | Celebrant: Shannon Fleming – Civil Celebrant | Styling and blooms: Flower Nation | Wearables: Cinta wore gown by Carla Zampatti, headpiece by Jardin, shoes by Nine West and jewellery by Samantha Wills. Hair by Elicia Rudd and makeup by Jessica Ferelli. Bridesmaids wore gowns by Asos and shoes by Siren. Rings by Ian Sharp Jewellery. | Stationery: Minted | Entertainment: Western Sounds.
Hayden and Stacey met in high school. When Hayden decided to pop the question to his sweetheart, he wanted his proposal to sweep her off her feet. He planned a secret getaway to their favourite place and once below the towering trees of the Boranup Forest near Margaret River, he asked her to be his wife.
And so, it seemed only natural that they say their “I do-s” in the exact same spot. A bus chauffeured guests to their special spot in the forest, where the deal was sealed. A reception was held in nearby Cowaramup, overlooking the ocean as the sun set on their first day together as mister and missus.
A twilight bar beside a giant tipi, vintage-styled games galore and a gelato cart of goodness, live music and illuminated letters of love, whiskey and cigars, a tall tower of cheeses and twinkly lights under which friends and family danced the night away.
Thanks Stacey and Hayden for sharing your special place with us all. And thanks too Kirsty Russell who snapped the happy.
| Venue: Ceremony in the Boranup Forest in Margaret River followed by a reception at Incognito Escape in Cowaramup, Western Australia | Photography: Kirsty Russell Photography | Film: Direct Films | Wedding planner: Gem Events | Tipi, hireables and styling: The Zest Group | Illuminated letters: Love Letters | Eats and drinks: Aqua Viva Catering and The Mobile Gelato Cart | Celebrant: Peter Ellison | Wearables: Stacey wore two custom gowns and veil by Dion for Brides, shoes by Valentino and hair by Adriana. | Blooms: Chic Rustique | Stationery: The Print Fairy | Lawn games: Ace of Games | Entertainment: Toots and Roadshow DJs | Vehicles: Classic Jag and The Chauffeur Bus