IT’S A SISTER THING
The bridal industry is often a family run industry with many multi generation companies and well as sibling teams. As a second generation family business and sister team, we could not wait to work with another sister pair, this time in Toronto Canada.
Amazingly, our latest collaboration collection, Rachel Rose Bridal is designed by Rachel McConnell who is part of the sister team behind our premium retail partner in Western Australia.
Peter Trends Bridal Australia has been run by sisters Monique and Paulein in Sydney for over thirty years so it stands to reason to say that sister teams have a special magic when it comes to wedding dresses.
MEET THE DINEEN SISTERS
As young girls, sisters Vanessa and Andrea shared a dream of working in fashion. In 2014, they became co-owners of Sash & Bustle, combining their passion for bridal with their business and design backgrounds.
The girls describe their secret to working together in dream job:
“Growing up together as young sisters we would dream of someday owning and operating our very own retail store. We’ve always been big-dreamers, cautious risk-takers, and huge believers in love. Yeah, you could call us hopeless romantics”
For the Sash and Bustle bridal trunk show we will be delivering a hand picked selection from our three collections Diva Curves, Emanuella and Rachel Rose.
There will be something for every bride; whether you are eloping or getting married in a cathedral, a petite frame or curvy bride, a modernist minimalist or an over the top diva obsessed with detail.
With over 25 styles from our Rachel Rose Collection, Emanuella dresses and Diva Curves collection, you will be spoilt for choice from our Australian designed wedding dresses.
With the selection for this trunk show we created a colour theory filled with warm coloured tones and lots of different textures. Our underlay colour palette will be soft nude , with pale peach, mocha and ivory options also. We wanted to mix fun textures in as well, with various laces in florals or geometric patterns as well as sparkly layers which are placed under lace to give a subtle flash of light when the bride moves in her gown.
These multi layers create a whimsical dress, with lots of layers, very playful and fun.
With in all three collections we have two aesthetics working together to create a modern wedding dress – excess and minimalism.
Gowns featuring clean lines and simple un-embellished fabrics, like crepe, soft plain tulle skirts, and mikado bring a classic elegance. There is something to be said about the timeless nature of a minimalist bridal look.
For the brides who likes a little bit more detail, whether it’s lace petals, pleated tiers, or ornate beading, we are also offering a lot of three-dimensional elements on gowns. We love this trend because ornate embellishment really takes a look from gown to wedding gown. This trend goes hand-in-hand with our unique ability to be a bespoke wedding dress designer. With our Emanuella collection we offer customisations such as changing a neckline or adding sleeves. Adding an extra underlay of sparkle is a popular choice with our brides at the moment.
Many of our gowns take inspiration from the Australian love of weddings in a romantic and exotic location. With a strong emphasis on being comfortable and light, very transportable and easy to move in.
We are so excited to show Canadian brides what we as sisters and Australian wedding dress designers can offer that is fresh and unique with the option to add a personal element to create a gown of their dreams.