Sunday, May 22, 2011

Harpers Bazaar Bride Guide

I've got my cranky pants on with a few of the Australian bridal magazines at the moment. Seriously, it's no wonder blogs are replacing them. You see, as much as i love Bride To Be magazine, i get frustrated that its content is all about Sydney and Melbourne. The editorial fashion shoots feature only designers available in the southern cities, the 'Gown guides' should actually read 'Sydney and Melbourne Gown Guide', as should the inspiration pages! They all snub Brisbane (and Perth) brides. Is this because the magazines only feature companies that spend advertising money with them? If so, it's not a true reflection of the Australian wedding industry now is it?

So, i put down my Bride To Be magazine and turn to Queensland Brides magazine. What a big mistake, and a complete waste of money. Queensland Brides is no longer a magazine but instead an advertising catalogue. There are no true editorials, only adver-torials. It's page after page of advertisements... there's no content to the magazine anymore... boring !!

Finally i found something exciting. This month i was delighted to see Harper's Bazaar publish a 'Bazaar Brides' supplement. Why i love it, is because the Brides Guide included nearly all of Australia... a designer from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne (no Perth). But, yay for including Brisbane !! And double yay for it being the King of Bridal Couture... Darb Bridal Couture.

Darb Bridal Couture as featured in
Harpers Bazaar June /July issue.

The 'Lori' gown is also the stunning star of Darb's window display this week.

'Lori' gown by Darb Bridal Couture

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