Fraser Coast brides style hair on themes

By Jocelyn Watts

As Kate Middleton exchanged vows with Prince William in April 2011, celebrity hair stylists were predicting her “youthful, gorgeous bridal look” would set a flurry across the world.

Colourist Johnathan Gale told Amanda Chen at that Kate’s hair, tiara band and natural makeup combined for a “very dignified look – without appearing too stately.”  Other experts described her flowing locks as elegant and true to her personality.

Following the couple’s first anniversary, ASP Photography asks Indulgence Hair & Beauty owner Emma MacDonald if the predicted flurry had influenced the hair style choices of Fraser Coast brides.

“I haven’t had anyone ask me for her hair style but some people like elements from a few different styles all out together,” Emma said. “We don’t tend to get celebrity look-a-likes as brides tend to pick a style that suits their theme and wedding dress.”

So if Fraser Coast brides are not being influenced by the royal bride or other celebrities in their wedding hair style choices, what are they looking for?

Emma says the trend for 2012 is for lots of sleek, old-fashioned looks. For some inspirational photos, here are three websites worth viewing:,,

If brides were unsure about what they wanted or if their preferred styles suited their overall looks, then talking to hairdressers would help give them confidence in their choices.  She also recommended having a trial run.

“I would definitely recommend a trial session for brides who were unsure on what they wanted or were nervous about how it will to look all put together.

“This can be done from a few months before up to the week before the wedding.”

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Be comfortable on your wedding day

By guest blogger TIFFANY ROOK of Noni B Hervey  Bay

Choosing your wedding dress is one of the biggest and most exciting parts of your wedding.
But rather than being a faithful follower of fashion, you should firstly consider a style that is appropriate for the day. For example, consider a cocktail length dress in a soft chiffon for a beach wedding. Secondly, look for a wedding dress that will highlight your features and take your body shape into consideration.

Above all, be comfortable! On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great but you will also want to be comfortable. It will be hard to dance and laugh, not to mention posing for all those photographs, if you’re tugging your dress or have boning jutting into your ribs. If you’re the type of person likes to dance with her hands in the air, and anticipates doing the Limbo, perhaps a strapless dress is not the one for you.

Soft, flowing gowns are currently among the most popular dresses for brides on the Fraser Coast.

Classic white will always remain a favourite colour, however, white doesn’t suit all ladies and coloured dresses are increasing in popularity, particularly pink and Midnight Blue (Navy). Cream, Ivory, Sand and Champagne are also being worn, especially with the more mature brides.

As every bride will agree, it’s fun to search through all the bridal magazines and tear out the pages of your favourite wedding gowns. Unfortunately, many of these designer gowns can cost almost as much as your entire wedding!

I’m finding more brides are shopping for less expensive gowns. Brides want to look great in a wedding gown they select for their special day, without breaking the budget. Look for dresses that can be worn again especially those that lend themselves to being shortened and worn as cocktail dresses.

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Single white rose for Mum

A white rose laying on the vacant chair was a poignant tribute for the bride’s late mother at a recent wedding on Fraser Island.

Marriage celebrant David Proctor said it was not uncommon for couples to honour deceased relatives or close friends at wedding ceremonies.

He said one bride recently placed a single white rose on the chair on which her mother, who died six months ago, would have been seated.

The couple also had a photo of her on the register signing table.

During the service David explained to guests the significance of the chair and rose.

To include such a tribute in a wedding ceremony was a personal choice, he said.

“Some couples will but others won’t even entertain the idea. One bride said she couldn’t because she feared she’d be overcome with emotion. Each to their own.”

When couples want to include a tribute for deceased relatives or friends, David offers to recite the poem below by an unknown author.

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If roses grow in heaven
Lord pick a bunch for us
Place them in our loved one’s arms
And tell them they’re from us
Tell them we love them and miss them
And when they turn to smile
Place a kiss upon their cheek
And hold them for a while
Because remembering them is easy
We do it every day
But there’s an ache within our hearts
Because we’re missing them today.

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