Spectacular Southern Wedding Inspiration for the Unique Bride

Every bride’s priorities are different; for some it’s about finding the perfect venue, for others the photography is everything, and for some brides they will sacrifice everything to get that dream dress. Today, you can have it all!

The talented James and Michelle from Patina Photography and Johanna Macdonald Photography teamed up with two dress designers – internationally acclaimed bridal gown designer, Rue de Siene, and Wellington based ready-to-wear women’s fashion label, Aida Maeby – each designer provided the team with an exquisite dress from their latest collection for a styled bridal shoot amongst the majestic Southern Alps near Queenstown, New Zealand.

The images created by this dream team show that no-matter your budget or priorities, you can be sure that come your wedding day, you will wow the crowd as you walk down the aisle to marry the love of your life. Enjoy!

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It may not be intended as a wedding gown, but any bride would look stunning in the simple cut and elegant lines of the Olafur dress from Aida Maeby. And at $320 it would be a happy splurge for a date, but a relative bargain in the world of wedding dresses. The best part – you can break it out again on your honeymoon through the Greek islands, and no one will be the wiser.

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The exquisite Florence Gown by Rue de Siene features hand embroidered intricate vine detailing throughout the bodice. This dress looks and feels every bit as glamorous as it photographs. The Rue de Siene Nomadic Love collection starts from $2500 and they are the creme de la creme of wedding gowns. This dress will turn heads, and with it, you are guaranteed to make a statement on your wedding day. The incredible style and fit of these dresses speak for themselves and create effortless whimsical beauty – and cause audible gasps and squeals of delight at every wedding we’ve ever seen them at.

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First Dress Olafur Dress from Aida Maeby with Jewellery from Zoe & Morgan
Second Dress Florence Gown from Rue de Siene with Jewellery from Madame Fancy Pants
Photography Patina Photography & Johanna Macdonald Photography
Flowers Andrea Crawford Flowers
Hair Beautiful Bridal Hair
Makeup Eve Makeup Artistry
Styling Patina Photography
Model Mackenzie from Unique Model Management