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It only seemed like yesterday that we sent a beautiful heirloom lace Christening gown outfit to Melbourne for lovely mum Rakad's oldest daughter, Isabella - so it was an extra special honour to assist Rakad again when she contacted us to arrange the perfect little outfit for her second daughter's Christening.
Rakad was one of our very first mums to choose the newly launched Steven Khalil Bèbè 'Lovebirds' gown for her baby, Lourdes, and we are so delighted to share the most divine photographs from the special day. We're in love with the delicate embroidery and exquisite beaded accents that adorn this gown, by one of Australia's most elite designers.
Our thanks to lovely Rakad for sharing these beautiful memories of the day with us.
From classic silhouettes to sophisticated couture, our curated edit of the most inspiring Communion looks will help you style the perfect outfit for your girl's special day.
For further information on each outfit click the link provided or contact our Sydney, Australia boutique where a Stylist is ready on hand to offer you size and style assistance.
You can also click here to browse and shop our complete online Communion gown collection.
Xx The Stellina Cute Couture Styling Team
1 | ROYAL ELEGANCE
A much loved Communion classic, the Grace dress is designed by UK based Nicki Macfarlane who also designed the flower girl dresses worn at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. With its pretty sleeve details and full circle skirt, your girl will look and feel like princess in this timeless dress, to be enjoyed as a family heirloom piece for generations to come.
Nicki Macfarlane 'Grace' Dress, $695
2 | VINTAGE REFINED
On-trend vintage style takes on a twist of refinement with this gorgeous lace cap sleeve gown. A beautifully flowing soft georgette gathered skirt is finished with a ribbon tie-back sash at the waistline. Style with an embellished sash for a hint of sparkle.
Boutique French Lace Cap Sleeve Gown, from $550
3 | PRETTY & PLAYFUL
From famed Italian fashion house, Monnalisa, this gorgeous soft tulle dress has a cute spot detail and an oh-so-chic sheer neckline feature. Team it with embellished ballet flats and hair sparkle to create a layer of luxe. After the special day, this dress will be a loved staple party piece in your girl's wardrobe for her to wear again and again.
Monnalisa Ivory Polka Dot Dress, $225
4 | CLASSIC LAYERING
Start with a classic and flattering A-line silhouette as a blank canvas and create your own signature style by layering with an embellished belt or channel some extra creativity to apply lace finishing details over the bodice- endless options await!
Boutique Full Length A-Line Tulle Dress, $225 (sash accessories sold separately)
5 | LUXE SILK
The elegant bodice of this gown with its sheer neckline is the perfect accompaniment to a beautfully cut skirt, showcasing silk and organza horizontal panelling upon layers of tulle lining for extra fullness. We love the harmony of drama and elegance exuding from this gown.
Boutique Silk & Organza Ball Gown, from $395
6 | LOVELY LACE
Dedicated to all lace lovers, this gown features the most exquisitely detailed lace motif with a beautiful scallop feature at the hem line. Finished with a sweet silk belt and bow detail at the waist.
Stellina Cute Couture 'Tales of Lace' Gown, from $650
7 | RETRO CHIC
We love the 1950s vibe of this cleverly designed dress featuring the cutest rolled neck and gathered skirt detailing. Gorgeous textured fabric with a subtle hint of sparkle for a layer of glam.
Monnalisa Retro Sparkle Dress, $420
8 | DREAMY DETAILS
An exquisitely detailed gown with opulently sequinned lace over a button back bodice and sheer wide boat neckline. Perfectly voluminous layered silk organza skirt.
Stellina Cute Couture 'Follow The Moonlight' Gown, from $595.
9 | GUIPURE COUTURE
Inspired by current bridal fashion runway trends, this gown showcases guipure lace at its finest with a gorgeous fitted bodice and long sheer French lace sleeves, accented with cute peplum lace detailing at the front. Finished with a beautiful bow at the back and a full volume tulle skirt.
Boutique French Lace & Tulle Gown, from $595
10 | STYLISH SPARKLE
Haute couture design laden with stylish sparkle, this gown features a lavishly sequinned peplum style bodice finished at the waist with a structured satin bow belt. We love the tulle skirt which is beautifully finished at the hemline for just the right amount of volume.
Boutique Sequinned Peplum Dress, $549.95.
Last year, we had the pleasure of outfitting the page boys of beautiful bride Stefania and we were delighted to once again assist when Stefania was given the honour of being Godmother to beautiful baby Alexandra earlier this year.
Alexandra was dressed by Stellina Cute Couture in our "Royal Highness" heirloom gown with coordinating accessories. Handcrafted specially for Alexandra, this gown featured exquisitely beaded Italian lace and a cathedral-length dupion silk skirt.
A spectacular flowerwall made for a beautiful backdrop at Alexandra's celebration following the Christening ceremony where Alexandra was surrounded by much love and well-wishes of guests who made this such a special and happy day in her honour.
Event Planner & Styling | Events By Stefania Bekiaris
These beautiful images of baby Alexia's special day with Mum, Elise and Dad, Nick captured our hearts! Alexia was christened on 1st November, 2015 in the company of close family and friends with the most splendid celebration created for her special day.
Alexia was dressed by Stellina Cute Couture in our heirloom guipure lace and blush silk dress styled with coordinating silk band bonnet and lace laden accessories.
The reception at Melbourne's prestigous The Willows was brought to life with a wonderful collaboration of talented suppliers including Dessert Table by Miss Delicouza, Candle & Christening Accessories by Love Memento and Stationery by Wedding Paper Chic.
A breathtaking myriad of all things gold and pink was used to style the guest and dessert tables, highlighted with an amazing gold and pink embellished two-tier cake.
Congratulations to sweet little Alexia! This will most certainly be a day to cherish forever.
Amongst Australia's finest bridal couturiers and designers, Stellina Cute Couture showcased at The Bridal Bazaar, hosted by Wedded Wonderland at Dockside Cockle Bay Wharf on 1st October, 2015.
More than 500 brides, journalists, celebrities, socialites and fashionstas attended this elite event. Guests were invited to shop the latest in bridal, wedding and honeymoon essentials as they were treated to cocktails and canapes and were inspired by more than 120 world-class runway looks on a spectacular floral and chandelier laden runway.
The event was hosted by fashion royalty, Kate Waterhouse, with seminars from some of the country’s most-loved celebrities including Catriona Rowntree (honeymoons and travel), Fernando Barraza (fashion and styling), Jessica Sepel (health and fitness) and Greg Natale (interior design). The Voice coach, Prinnie Stevens made a surprise performance and some of the city’s most recognisable faces made an appearance, including Heather, Bec and Jacinda from Channel Ten's The Bachelor, Lydia Barakat (@itslydboss) and Erin Holland.
Our runway line up included a debut blush silk and swarovski beaded variation of the much loved Angel Dance gown from our 2015/16 couture label collection as well as the intricately beaded lace and tulle Lace Me Pretty gown.
Backstage behind the runway, our little models Sophie & Olivia were simply adorable as they prepared for the highly anticipated show and chatted to wedding gown and bridal couture models, pictured here with stunning designs from George Elsissa and Sant Elia.
Our thanks to the amazing Mary Ronis from Scribble & Style who helped us create an enchanting mini boutique for brides and parents to browse and shop a curated selection of our collections.
Hosts | Wedded Wonderland: http://www.weddedwonderland.com/
Venue | The Dockside Group: https://docksidegroup.com.au
Photography | XSiGHT: http://www.xsight.com.au/
Weddings By Diane Khoury: http://www.weddingsbydianekhoury.com.au/
Mary Ronis Events: http://www.scribbleandstyle.com.au/
Chandeliers To Die For: http://chandeliers.net.au/
Elegant Tea Time: http://www.elegantteatime.com.au/
Decorative Events: http://www.decorativeevents.com.au
Jimket Bespoke: https://www.facebook.com/jimketbespoke
World renowned premium blog and wedding site, Wedded Wonderland, presents 'The Bridal Bazaar'- a luxury shopping and runway event set to dazzle fashion lovers and brides alike on 1st October 2015. At The Bridal Bazaar you'll meet elite bloggers, celebrities and wedding VIPs, and you'll experience the best the Wedding and Special Events market has to offer.
Stellina Cute Couture is thrilled to be part of an incredible runway line up at The Bridal Bazaar which will showcase Australia’s finest designers and couturiers. See our 2015/16 couture label collection on the runway and a curated collection of our flower girl, page boy and children's occasion wear designs at our 'mini boutique'.
Visit thebridalbazaar.com.au to purchase your tickets to this not-to-be-missed event. Hope to see you there! xx
It was an absolute pleasure to assist gorgeous Rachel find the perfect Communion outfit for her special day and we're delighted to share these beautiful memories.
Our lovely industry friends, Mary and Tony, from award winning wedding car company, Roll Up In A Rolls, visited our Sydney boutique along with daughter Rachel and were drawn to refined vintage style.
A beautiful custom gown was specially made for Rachel, featuring a French lace bodice, delicate sheer sleeves and a long flowing georgette skirt. The gown was finished with a stunning bespoke Swarovski crystal sash.
We loved styling Rachel's top to toe look- coordinating ivory satin shoes were selected with an elegant Swarovski crystal browband- perfectly complementing Rachel's gorgeous dark locks.
We're thrilled to announce Stellina will unveil its much anticipated couture label collection at Australian Bridal Fashion Week, 5-7 June 2015.
Our debut collection for flower girls, page boys, communions, christenings and special occasion wear is a celebration of timeless elegance woven together with modern accents. Defined by iconic, classic silhouettes, the designs are handcrafted in Australia using the finest materials including French laces, silks and Italian embroideries.
Australian Bridal Fashion Week will showcase a selection of Australia's finest couturiers and designers. Entertainment will include chic champagne bars and a pamper room for nails, lashes and make up.
The Stellina Cute Couture 2015/16 collection will feature in the 2pm ABFW fashion show on Saturday, 5th June and the 10am ABFW fashion show on Sunday, 6th June. Click here to book tickets. We look forward to seeing you!
With great honour we accepted the award for "Children's Couture Of The Year" at last night's Weddings and Events of Australia (WEOA) NSW Awards. The prestigious black tie event was held at Doltone House in Pyrmont, Sydney and what an amazing night it was! WEOA is dedicated to recognising elite suppliers in the Australian Bridal Industry and last night's event celebrated those who have excelled in their wedding services.
Here's the complete list of winners- a big congratulations to all the nominees and other category winners of the night!
Accessory Designer of the Year- Viktoria Novak
Best New Concept of the Year- That Vintage Caravan
Bridal Gown Couture Designer of the Year- Diane Lewis Couture
Bridal Gown Retailer of the Year- Savvy Brides
Bridesmaid Gowns of the Year- Bridesmaids Only
Cake Designer of the Year-The Dainty Baker
Caterer of the Year- Gastronomy
Celebrant of the Year-Claire Belford Marriage Celebrant
Children’s Couture of the Year- Stellina Cute Couture for Children
Destination Wedding Planner of the Year- Jennifer Michael Events
Wedding Stylist of the Year-Nightingales
DJ of the Year- DJ D-Flat
Live Entertainment of the Year-Funkified Entertainment
Florist of theYear – Vesna Grasso
Hair Stylist of the Year- Carly Wood Mobile Wedding Hair
Make Up Artist of the Year- Melissa Sassine
Wedding Hire of the Year- KataLane
Jeweller of the Year- Jeff Einstein
MC of the Year-Robert Galati
Menswear Designer of the Year- The Black Label
Photo Booth Hire of theYear- Sydney Photo Booth Hire
Specialty Service of the Year- That Vintage Caravan
Stationery and Favour Designer of the Year- Natalie by Design
Transportation of the Year-Roll up in a Rolls
Travel Agent of the Year- Travel Specialists Mosman
Videographer of the Year- Untitled Film Works
Wedding & Event Planner of the Year- Weddings by Diane Khoury
Wedding Venue of the Year ‘100+’- Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf
Wedding Venue of the Year ‘Boutique’- Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
Wedding Venue of the Year ‘Waterview’- Starship Sydney
Wedding Venue of the Year ‘Hotel Reception’-Sebel Resort & Spa Hawkesbury Valley
Wedding Venue of the Year ‘Restaurant’- Gunners Barracks
Wishing Well & Bridal Registry of the Year- Karma Currency Foundation
People’s Choice Award-Events by Nadia
Celebrating its 25th birthday, the 2014 Sydney Bridal Expo weekend showcased the products and talents of those renowned in the Australian Wedding Industry. Brides and Grooms To Be were also treated to four spectacular fashion parades throughout each day of the Expo.
Stellina Cute Couture For Children featured as the exclusive children's fashion exhibitor at the Expo and Stellina outfits were showcased in each fashion parade with a preview of 2014/15 collections.
A highlight of the parades was the international debut of the 2014/15 collection by Nicki Macfarlane, designer of the flower girl dresses worn at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Nicki Macfarlane collection is available in Australia exclusively at Stellina Cute Couture For Children.
For more highlights and pics from the Expo, click here.