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Brides by Francesca Sydney Real Weddings

Tell us about your experience finding your dream gown

Tess –  It took me a little while to finally find my dress! It felt like I went to every store in Sydney looking for the perfect one. I had an idea of what I wanted and just couldn’t manage to find one that fit that vision. When I tried my dress on at Brides by Francesca I felt such an immediate sense of relief! It was pretty much exactly what I was looking for and with the help of the store I was also able to customise certain parts to make it even more perfect.

Julia- I had to find a dress within about a week as I had very little time to plan my wedding and had to get a rush order on whichever wedding dress I chose. My stylist Gabrielle was absolutely amazing – she made me feel so comfortable and like everything would be ok, even though I was definitely nervous about the time frame. I tried on a lot of dresses with Gab but fell in love with a Giovanna Alessandro dress and went back two days later to buy that dress. Before I did, I found another GA dress online that BBF stocked so I tried that on. It was even better than the first! It was what I had always wanted, simple but special, long sleeves, modern and everything else! I felt so amazing in it and I bought it then and there.
I’m so happy with my decision – I felt absolutely amazing in my dress, not to mention I’m the first bride to wear GA from BBF!! Gab, Francesca and Lesley made the whole process so easy for me and even though we had to put in the rush order and had less time for alterations, they made me feel so comfortable with the whole process. So happy with my GA dress from BBF!!!
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How did you choose your bridesmaids?

Tess – My three friends and I have been best friends since high school so it was a no-brainer that it was going to be them. They are the best and most supportive people I know so I couldn’t have done any part of my wedding planning without them.


Julie – It was one of the easiest choices I made! My three best friends from high school – we’ve known each other for almost 20 years now and they’re so beautiful, supportive and fun. I wouldn’t want anyone else standing by my side on such a special day.

Three of the four of us actually got married within about a year of each other, and we were the same group of bridesmaids/bride for each of the three weddings. It’s been so special to stand by their side and have them standing with me.

We’re all wedding day pros now!

 
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Tell us more about your wedding planning experience 

Julia- I originally planned my wedding in the UK in September 2020. Obviously, Covid had other plans. We postponed until September 2021, but in February 2021 we had to make the decision to cancel that wedding (that we’d already fully planned!) completely. It was a really tough decision but we didn’t want to wait any longer. We then planned for June 2021 without really thinking how quickly we would have to plan another wedding! (4.5 months). Covid threw another spanner when Sydney went into lockdown on the day of our wedding – we’re just so lucky it happened and in the end I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

Tess and I shared more than a dress shop – we also had the same musician! He was amazing (another way I simplified things for myself).


Tess also had some frustrating covid experiences. She had her wedding canceled a couple of days out in March 2020. It was an incredibly emotional time. Luckily she got everything picked up and moved to December 2020 and it was such a perfect day!

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What advise to you have for Syndey brides to be?

 Tess – Make sure you surround yourself with people who are willing to help and support you or who will just not roll their eyes at you after you come to them with the thousandth question about the smallest decision! And get recommendations for vendors from people you know if you can! It’s very daunting starting from scratch.

Julia – Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s easy to become caught up in the detail of things when really it’s the purpose of the day that matters. What helped for me was choosing a venue that could do a lot of the planning so I didn’t need to work with so many different suppliers. Our venue – the Boathouse Shelly Beach – did the food, drink, reception & ceremony venues, flowers, place settings and cake! I also got a photographer and videographer from the same company too. Makes things so much easier!!

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Don’t call her angel – Ariana Grande in BERTA

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019

Don’t call her angel – Ariana Grande in BERTA

Global domination is just one of the many talents of the beautiful Ariana Grande. Her latest song, “Don’t Call Me Angel,” featuring Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey for the film Charlie’s Angels has been breaking the charts – and the video release was on everyone’s radar! It is no wonder that the angelic pop powerhouse picked BERTA to unveil her new song.

Ariana looked no less than an angel herself in BERTA’s show stopping glam dress, style 19-70. As seen on Ariana during her music video, this style exudes ultra-glam, confidence, and sexiness! A silver mini crystal dress with a fitted bodice and envelope skirt detailing. Ariana rocked this mini BERTA to the max!

For more information on style 19-70 please contact our NYC showroom at nyc@berta.com.

Berta in the Scenic Rim

Avant-garde design and timeless beauty.

Set on a beautiful 100-year-old Rosewood Estate, resting high on the famous Lamington Plateau, widely regarded as one of the finest properties on the mountain, featuring a beautiful blend of rich fabrics with refreshing twists on traditional silhouettes…

Introducing BERTA in the Scenic Rim.

BERTA has an avant-garde design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design.

Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles.

Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world.

Photographed by Figtree Pictures

Creative Direction Scenic Rim Bride // VenueRosewood Estate //  PhotographerFigtree Pictures // Film:  Castle & Crown  //  Gowns:  Berta available at Brides by Francesca  //  ModelZoe Creed from Viviene’s Model Management  //  Hair & Make upLara Quinn  //  Magnolia CakeMarina Machado // Custom build ceremony stageStaging Creations //  Event Hire:  Avideas //  FlowersNew England Flower Co //  Magnolia Stationery:  Paper and Style Co // CrystalOnly About You

The BERTA Athens Collection

Athens is an ancient city in stunning Greece where culture, architecture, and history are rich. The beautiful ancient city of Athens was not randomly chosen as the location for this collections’ ad campaign. What better city to tell the story of this grand and luxurious collection? When each BERTA creation is a timeless masterpiece, there couldn’t have been a better match than Athens to aid in telling the story of this collection. The authenticity and vividness of the city, embraces these artistic creations made by BERTA and only amplify them.

Time and time again BERTA breaks the bridal fashion industry and this collection is proof. The F/W 2019 collection is a beautiful blend of rich fabrics, refreshing twists on traditional silhouettes, and a whole lot of that BERTA glam. Consisting of never before seen trends in bridal fashion to awaken the industry and create a buzz.

View the Athens ad campaign here
View our BERTA retailers here
View our trunk show schedule here

Rosewood Estate

The ultimate hinterland wedding destination

Rosewood Estate is located on a magnificent 250-acre horse and cattle farm with stunning coastal views stretching from South Stradbroke Island to Coolangatta to the East and up the entire Numinbah Valley to the South.

Weddings at Rosewood Estate are a luxury country event. The stunning views and natural beauty of the plateau are the perfect backdrop for your bespoke wedding day. You and your wedding party get to spend 2 wonderful nights in the beautiful Rosewood House.

Having your wedding day at Rosewood Estate enables you to supply your own caterer & your own beverages. A marquee or Tipi will be required for any events over 50 people.

Because Rosewood Estate is 600 metres above sea level, it enjoys cool weather that escapes the heat of the Queensland summer, with an average January peak summer temperature of a very comfortable 28 degrees.  This makes Rosewood Estate beautiful for weddings in warmer months when other places would be far too hot.  If you are interested in viewing Rosewood Estate you can make an appointment by sending an email to hello@rosewoodestate.com.au

“As photographers, sometimes we are gifted with everything coming together – such was the case for Scenic Rim Bride’s styled shoot at Rosewood Estate. 

Rosewood had it all – autumnal gardens, old homestead, incredible backdrop, horses, and a sunset/after-glow to die for! All of this helped set the scene for our model Zoe to enter in Berta.

Zoe owned this shoot. We simply placed her in the light, moved around her, watched and played with the light, honed in on the subtle details and got pretty excited about it all!

We’ve worked closely with all the other suppliers involved in this shoot before, so everything fell into place easily and the vibe on location was something we were very fortunate to have. We felt incredibly lucky to be part of this extra special shoot, and are thrilled to be able to bring it all to life through the imagery.” Figtree Pictures

BERTA PRIVÉE Nº 2

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As Italy’s capital, Rome is sprawling with influential art and culture on display. It is the perfect backdrop for our new BERTA PRIVÉE Nº 2 collection. The beautiful city of Rome exudes romance, magic, and culture in its most classical form. Whether it’s the amazing scents lingering on the streets or the elegance of the architecture that capture your heart, it is no wonder that Rome inspired such a majestic collection.

PRIVÉE Nº 2 is the next step of this phenomenal new line from BERTA. Classic and famous BERTA silhouettes, combined with many vintage and timeless materials, resulting in a collection that has an extensive variety and can appeal to any bride who looks for a standout look, while still keeping touch with a traditional and classic feel.

Whether it be in the delicate lace detailing, floral appliques, or hints of sequin – this collection offers a more traditional take which draws inspiration from the first BERTA collections. PRIVÉE Nº 2 has all it takes to become front and center in the hearts of many new brides from all over the world. 

BERTA 

@bertabridal

Website: www.berta.com 

Bio:

The sole designer of the fashion house is Berta Balilti, a Shenkar College of design graduate. Berta founded her namesake brand in 2004.  Berta has an avant-gard design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design. Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles.  Aside from designing all the collections at the fashion house, Berta oversees the entire production processes in her studio still to this day, when she has over 70 retailers all around the world.  Berta quickly rose to stardom in the fashion world after she managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers with her artistic approach to high-end fashion. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world.  According to the likes of countless celebrities, media mavens, stylists and industry insiders, Berta is considered today as one of the world’s top-notch designers for bridal and evening wear.  


BERTA S/S 2020 Runway Show

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BERTA S/S 2020 Runway Show
The biggest event part of the New York Bridal Fashion Week – the BERTA 2020 Spring/Summer Runway Show left everyone speechless! Each style glamorous in its own right, the designs were unparalleled as the luxurious and jaw-dropping pieces made their presence known on the runway.

Following our spectacular runway show were the showroom appointments unveiling our new BERTA, MUSE by Berta, and BERTA Privée Nº 2 collections. Media, buyers, and bloggers all came out to witness the collections up close and personal.
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BERTA TRUNK SHOWS

BRIDE SPOTLIGHT

Asher Crawford-Dry

Our BERTA bride spotlight is the beautiful Asher who completely looked like a dream in her BERTA gown! We were blown away by the gorgeous, classy photos of their special day.

Asher wore style 15-15 from the 2015 BERTA collection. A short sleeved fitted dress with trumpet skirt and intricate lace detail in the middle, creating the perfect silhouette. She truly looked like a dream! A blend of modern glam with an effortless, classic touch. With the help of our Melbourne, Australia stockist, Raffaele Ciuca Bridal, Asher said yes to the dress!

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BERTA INTRODUCES SPRING/SUMMER 2020 COLLECTION AT NEW YORK BRIDAL FASHION WEEK

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(New York, New York);  A true display of luxury and elegance was the unveiling of Spring/Summer 2020 BERTA CollectionBerta’s latest collection featured pieces that were fresh, exciting, and new yet still lending to the true essence of what BERTA is and is expected to be. Strong, powerful, and confident is the description of Berta’s perennial muse.

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Milan has been recognized as the world’s fashion and design capital so it’s only fitting that the brand new BERTA Bridal Couture Spring Summer 2020 collection be inspired by all its greatness. With picturesque landscapes, strong architecture, and a city buzzing with style in every corner it is no wonder that the new BERTA collection fits right in. The S/S 2020 collection is even more jaw dropping than ever before and uncovers a whole new dimension to the BERTA house of couture.

There is a certain wanderlust and vision behind each BERTA creation. The S/S 2020 collection features never before seen silhouettes and fabrics. Re-introducing silk into the collection with the BERTA twist to create a modern and elegant feel, alongside daring cuts and mix of handmade embellishments & embroidery. The true art form behind BERTA’s masterpieces are the blend of fabrics to create such luxe detailed gowns. It’s within each one of these details the true work is defined.

This new bridal couture collection from BERTA is taking it one step further, going deeper into a world of luxury, couture and drama. With extravagant trains, intricate embroidery and embellishment work, all combined in silhouettes that are meant to create a long lasting impression.

Just like the modern and contemporary feel of Milan’s streets – the BERTA 2020 collection creates a traditional yet eye-catching feel proving time and time again how definitive it stands in the bridal industry.

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  1. 20-01: Strapless corset style top with mermaid form-fitting skirt. Floral applique with embroidery all over.
  2. 20-02: Halter style fit and flare with sequin fabric detailing and plunging neckline.
  3. 20-03: Strapless corset style top with princess, ball gown skirt. Floral embroidery featuring one-shoulder cascading pattern.  
  4. 20-04:Off the shoulder lace gown with ball gown skirt and waist detailing.   
  5. 20-05:Structured bodice corset with fully beaded detailing all throughout fabric. Featuring a light cape with hints of sparkle detail.  
  6. 20-06: Two tone fitted top with V-neck opening, and ball gown skirt featuring floral appliques throughout fabric.   
  7. 20-07:Long sleeved, plunging neckline, and full skirt with beading and embroidery work on fabric.   
  8. 20-08:Handcrafted strapless gown with beading and a detachable overskirt.  
  9. 20-09:Form fitting with plunging neckline gown and detachable overskirt made with same fabric as dress. Full on glamour and sparkle throughout fabric details. 
  10.  20-10:Handcrafted lace and applique gown with trumpet skirt and plunging neckline.   
  11. 20-11:Corset style top with form fitting skirt and trumpet style. Featuring shoulder detailing and a mix of fabrics with special appliques.   
  12. 20-12:Deep plunging neckline with ball gown style skirt and full on sequin fabric over tulle skirt.  
  13. 20-13:Long sleeve sparkle fit and flare gown featuring a sparkle bodysuit underneath and hint of sheerness in the ball gown style skirt.    
  14. 20-14: Long sleeve, fitted bodice, and full skirt made from a mix of fabrics and hints of sparkle throughout.  
  15. 20-15:Off the shoulder gown with tulle ball gown skirt and floral details all throughout the bodice.   
  16. 20-16:Long sleeve sleek silhouette with beading detail and train. 
  17. 20-17:Sheer floral fabric layer over sequin bodysuit. Plunging neckline and crystal detail on straps. 
  18. 20-18:Long sleeve, plunging neckline, form fitting silhouette with floral applique details and beading all throughout fabric. 
  19. 20-19:Crystal beaded wrap front dress with sequin detailing along neckline and straps. 
  20. 20-20: Silk ball gown style strapless dress with feather sequin detail along hip line and gathering around waist. 
  21. 20-21:Peplum style silk strapless dress with bow detail and corset style bodice.  
  22. 20-22:Long sleeve with plunging V neckline and high slit to waist. Illusion beaded fabric underneath neckline and around waist area. 
  23. 20-23:Strapless silk gathered waist dress with crystal detailing on waist area and a high slit. 
  24. 20-24:Long sleeve blazer dress with pants and corset bodice adorned in crystals.


Bio

The sole designer of the fashion house is Berta Balilti, a Shenkar College of design graduate. Berta founded her namesake brand in 2004.  Berta has an avant-gard design style, one that always tests the barriers and boundaries of the modern world of fashion design. Her style of design is famous for bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles.  Aside from designing all the collections at the fashion house, Berta oversees the entire production processes in her studio still to this day, when she has over 70 retailers all around the world.  Berta quickly rose to stardom in the fashion world after she managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers with her artistic approach to high-end fashion. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the fashion world.  According to the likes of countless celebrities, media mavens, stylists and industry insiders, Berta is considered today as one of the world’s top-notch designers for bridal and evening wear.

Website:  www.berta.com

Instagram:  @berta

We’d like to Thank…..

Hair:
Henry De La Paz, Artistic Director for Warren Tricomi
@henrydelapaz@warrentricomi

Makeup:
Charlie Riddle; Stila @charlieriddle, @stilacosmetics 

Photography:
Collin Pierson, @collinpierson

Videographer:
Anton Operin
@top_fashion_photographer

Fashion Show Production & Casting Direction:
Trew Productions
@trewproductions,@drewtrew

Headpieces:
Maria Elena Headpieces
@mariaelenaheadpiecesau

Music:
DJ JohnJohn

Shoes:
ShoeDazzle
@ShoeDazzle

Public Relations:
CLD PR
@CLDStyleBackup


BERTA Sydney Showcase at Brides by Francesca

Berta Bridal Models

The beautiful venue of Doltone House in Pyrmont held the BERTA runway show curated by our Sydney retailer, Brides by Francesca. It was a fantastic event that brought out future BERTA brides to witness the collection up close and personal. Featuring a live Cuban band and dance ensemble the Cuba vibe was felt all throughout the venue. The S/S 2019 BERTA collection is warm, sultry, and romantic, this event truly highlighted the effervescence of it all.

After the beautiful BERTA showcase event Brides by Francesca held a trunk show weekend for the entire Spring/Summer 2019 collection. This was truly the perfect chance for brides to try on all the different styles in the collection and pick their perfect BERTA dress of their dreams!

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BERTA Evening line trunk show in NYC

The new BERTA 2019 evening line was just recently published, via sneak peeks on social media, and it has already become a worldwide phenomenon. Praises from wall to wall, as well as major celebrities such as Priyanka Chopra and Golden Barbie who already chose to wear dresses from this cutting edge collection.

Now, this celebrity favorite collection is finally making its debut at an exclusive trunk show event at Brides by Francesca.

Email us for more information now  –

info@bridesbyfrancesca.com.au

BERTA Style 19-66

BERTA Style 19-86

BERTA Style 19-81

BERTA Style 19-69

BERTA Style 19-76

BERTA Style 19-53

BERTA Style 19-70

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BERTA Style 19-55

Recap: BERTA NYBFW F/W 2019 Runway Show

The F/W 2019 BERTA runway show featured a tantalizing collection of chic silhouettes, full glam embellishments, and delicate capes. The beautiful Israeli supermodel, Neta Alchimister, opened the show with one of the groundbreaking BERTA styles, a short feathered full on glam dress. The room was full of energy and excitement as each model walked down the runway. This was a standout collection that completely broke the internet. Buzzing all throughout social media some of the top editors, bloggers, and press were in awe of the alluring collection. Drama, romance, and glam this runway show proves time and time again why BERTA is the most sought after bridal designer in the world.

Photo by Collin Pierson

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Ben Abarbanel

Photo by Anton Oparin

Photo by Easellecho

Photo by Easellecho

Photo by Easellecho

Photo by Easellecho

Photo by Anton Oparin

Photo by Collin Pierson

Photo by Collin Pierson

Photo by Collin Pierson

Photo by Easellecho


Credits:

Hair: @love_amika @naeemahlafond

Headpieces: @mariaelenaheadpieces

Makeup: @stilacosmetics @charlieriddle

Shoes: @shoedazzle

Photographer: @collinpierson

Videography: @top_fashion_photographer

Recap: BERTA bridal NYBFW Showroom

One of the most anticipated moments are getting to see the beautiful BERTA creations up close and personal. The showroom that followed the immensely successful and praised BERTA runway show, in which all the new BERTA lines were presented to retailers and buyers from all over the world, was encouraging in every way possible. The collections on display were the praised BERTA Athens Collection, MUSE Barcelona collection and the new PRIVEE’ collection. All three lines created a buzz worthy event that continued its way thru social media. The new lines were accepted with much love and enthusiasm, and they will soon make their way to authorized retailers; stores all across the globe.

BERTA Style 19-101. Photo by Joy Strotz for Ceremony Magazine

BERTA Style 19-113. Photo by Joy Strotz for Ceremony Magazine

BERTA NYC Flagship showroom. Photo by Joy Strotz for Ceremony Magazine

Nir Moscovich, the BERTA Fashion House director, and his team. Photo by Joy Strotz for Ceremony Magazine

BERTA Styles 19-101, 19-103, & 19-107. Photo by Joy Strotz for Ceremony Magazine

The BERTA NYC showroom entrance in SoHo, Manhattan.

Nir Moscovich, the BERTA Fashion House director, and his team.

Inside the BERTA NYC showroom for NYBFW appointments.

BERTA PRIVE’E style 19-P10.

BERTA Styles 19-112, 19-105, & 19-104

MUSE Styles DEMI, DIANA, & DIANE

BERTA Styles 19-103, 19-107, & 19-101

BERTA Styles 19-113, 19-110, & 19-111

BERTA styles 19-103 and 19-101

MUSE Styles DAISY, DOMINIQUE, & DEMI


Credits:

Location – BERTA NYC Showroom @bertanyc

MUAH – MH Hair & Makeup @mghairandmakeup

Flowers – Brenton Wolf Design @brentonwolfdesign

Photography – @joystrotz for @ceremonymagazine