We’ve had our busiest year yet at Wedded Wonderland HQ and before we start planning big things for 2016, we’ve compiled some of our biggest moments from the year that’s been.
From international celebrities to huge events and incredible growth, here are 15 highlights to celebrate 2015 at Wedded Wonderland – and to see all of the images and more detailed information, make sure you click the headings!
We love our Nigerian weddings, so beginning 2015 with an Instagram and website takeover by Nigerian wedding blogger Bellanaija was a perfect cultural partnership!
At the end of January, Wedded Wonderland brought celebrity floral stylist, Karen Tran to Australia for an intimate dinner. With the help of our Aussie wedding supplier dream team, we brought Karen’s breath-taking work to life.
While Karen was in Australia, we just had to take advantage of all her knowledge and insider styling tips; so, we hosted a two-day masterclass at Wedded Wonderland HQ for some of our favourite florists.
February is internationally known as the Month of Love and at Wedded Wonderland, we shared the love by raising more than $10,000 for Ovarian Cancer Australia. On the 7th February, more than 50 Brides donned wedding dresses to take part in a 100m sprint for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
In March, Wedded Wonderland brought LA’s number one makeup artist and social media heavy-weight, Lilit Caradanian to Australia for a series of masterclasses in both Sydney and Melbourne. This pint-sized sweetheart taught a packed house filled with makeup artists her insider tips and tricks.
Working with the Kardashians, Eva Longoria and Sofia Vergara, Jeff Leatham is the best floral stylist in the business. We brought this humble, talented and very handsome man to Oz to run a masterclass for our Fairies.
In July, Wedded Wonderland held an opulent media launch. Hosted by Jeff Leatham and attended by the who’s who of Sydney, including Terry Biviano, Steven Khalil and Sydney Fashion Blogger, the ICE event included a never-before-seen runway of Wedded Wonderland- inspired couture gowns.
The original Fairy, Wendy El-Khoury, ran a Social Media Masterclass to teach the art of virality to small businesses from across the country. Held at Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf, the seminar was a sold-out success!
One of our favourite international designers, Galia Lahav, held a trunk show with Eternal Bridal and Wedded Wonderland was so excited to be the official media partner.
The biggest event of the year was by far the Wedded Wonderland Bridal Bazaar. The half-day event was a luxury shopping and fashion experience for 500 Brides-to-be which saw all of the best Australia couturiers and most well-known brands showcase their latest collections.
We’ve never been shy, but 2015 was Wedded Wonderland’s turn to shout our name from the roof-top and media from all around the country listened! We’ve been feature in Cosmo Bride, The Morning Show, Vogue Living, the Sunday Telegraph and White Collection magazine, just to name a few.
From Cosmo Bride, Fashion Palette and One Fine Day to the Inner Circle, EPIC Collaborative, the Flower Growers’ Association, AHFA and the ABIA, 2015 was the year of partnerships for Wedded Wonderland.
In 2015, Wedded Wonderland put together a number of photo-shoots including Let Them Eat Cake, a celebration of rich textures and regal silhouettes and The Bridal Bazaar, an eclectic mix of colours and exotic embellishments.
In May 2015, Wedded Wonderland reached 1 million page views and then, just late last month, Wedded Wonderland’s Instagram hit 400k followers! We couldn’t be happier sharing inspiration and information on everything to do with ‘love’.
To celebrate the start of the Christmas season and launch Westfield Parramatta’s 12 Days of Christmas campaign, Wedded Wonderland brought together some of the country’s biggest bloggers, designers and social media influencers for a morning of fashion, food and fun.
Main image from Stephen Abadair’s couture launch.