The Bridal Bazaar featured the biggest names in bridal fashion with the most sought-after designers at this year’s expo.
Hosted by Erin Holland and Donny Galella with MC John Alten, The Bridal Bazaar 2018 showcased over 100 suppliers across multiple runways, exhibition stands, installations, and live performances at the Waterview Venue in Bicentennial Park. It was a night to remember with special guests such as fashion blogger Elle Ferguson, Leah Da Gloria, Jason James, House of Emmanuele, George Elsissa and more!
The runway collection reflected the night’s Winter Wonderland Nutcracker theme. With a line up of Australia’s most sought-after designers, the runway showcased romantic, elegant and showstopping bridal wear. The makeup and hair seen on the runway was under the creative direction of Melissa Sassine Makeup and Natalie Anne hair using Joico products, with Josh Flinn as the runway producer.
In theme for The Bridal Bazaar, Melissa Sassine created soft, romantic looks featuring luminous skin, blushed cheeks, dreamy highlights and a soft pink on the lips. The bridal makeup looks created by Melissa Sassine Makeup were as delicate and stunning as the gowns seen on the runway.
Creative director for hair was celebrity hairstylist Natalie Anne who created four different hairstyles for brides using Joico products. Natalie Anne was assisted by Exquisite Bridal Hair and hair products were supplied by Joico products. Models were seen with middle part low bun, low glossed pony, soft glamorous waves and statement hair pieces from Bridal Blue, Stephanie Browne and House of Emmanuele.
The Winter Wonderland runway concept was styled by Diane Khoury Weddings and Events decor and furniture from Harbourside Decorators. This stylish set up featured John Emmanuel Florals, Jay Production and Events, Letters by LouLou, White Label Hire and Born To Party Hire.
Kicking off the night was the Children’s Runway, with our mini models showing off the latest from children’s couturiers Stellina Cute Couture, Charlize Grace Couture, and Vintage Rose by Hannah Aj. Guests enjoyed a breathtaking ballerina performance by Pure Performance HQ.
With a quick word from our hosts and a chat to the lovely Elle Ferguson, it was time for the exclusive Galia Lahav runway. The runway began with a spectacular ballet performance by Pure Performance HQ.
Galia Lahav’s exclusive runway featured the Queen of Hearts collection with 15 looks from the world-renowned Israeli designer available exclusively at Eternal Bridal.
Our first collective runway featured couture bridal gowns, intimate apparel, bridesmaid dresses and headpieces from Bridal Blue, Judy Copley, Alex Goodman, Ruth Fattal, Bernadette Zackey, Helen Manuell, Couture by Carmela, Porte A Vie, Forever New, Shona Joy, Dresses For Hire, Amanda Barden and ending with J’Aton.
A special mention to Pamela Petherbridge for organising the gowns from Catherine Colubriale Couture. We had gorgeous models from Silverfox Management.
Fashion commentator and presenter Josh Flinn worked his magic as runway coordinator and produced and styled the runway, as well as coordinated all the models backstage.
Meanwhile, Care To Dance took the stage to perform a ballroom dance to captivate the audience before the next show.
The Bearded Bakers of Knafeh surprised guests, after much anticipation, with “The Baker Wants A Wife”, featuring drums from Cdarz Entertainment on stage. Everyone followed them outside as they put on a spectacular show with Sydney Fireworks & Pyrotechnic.
The second runway featured looks from The Sposa Group, Constantina Danis and House of Emmanuele, Leah Da Gloria, Blanche Bridal, George Elsissa, Farage, Eternal Bridal, Lillian Khallouf, Anna Campbell, Rhonda Hemingway, Toscano Bridal, Fox Bridal, Alin Le Kal and ending the show with Rami Kadi.
Guests enjoyed the music of Brown Sugar and DJ Trey.
The Bridal Bazaar 2018 was truly every bride’s dream come true.
Photography by: Siempre Weddings
Videography: Tree Life Productions