Gold Coast bridal designer Helena Karkovic, teams up with other South East Queensland bridal industry experts for this unique styled bridal shoot

-out now in To The Aisle Australia-


A bridal gown fit for a queen with her castle.

I was recently invited to showcase one of our new dresses CHLOE in this amazing styled bridal shoot at Mt Tamborine.  The wedding dress was perfect for the setting, almost as if it was the original inspiration for it.  

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Helena x




Monday, 20 August 2018

As a business owner, we invest a lot of time in promoting our products, it’s easy to forget who we are which is usually the driving force behind the brand. So it’s important to not only connect with each other, but also ourselves." Bronwyn Brand Notes.


Styled shoot coordinator, Bronwyn at Brand Notes had a vision to bring a styled Bridal shoot with extra detail to life -something that was outside of the expected. The collaborative effort of a selection of Gold Coast's finest Wedding professionals have created and captured the broody, modern beauty of a Bride who loves the richness of a lush, Winter colour palette and couture that every fine detail demands your attention.  


Also featuring the signature portait shoot of the vendors involved, bringing the talent out from behind the scenes to introduce themselves and their faces to our audience. Promoting a strong connection between client and vendor is a strong focus for Brand Notes and we love the chance to get to know these amazing brands in such a personalised manner.


What was the inspiration behind this shoot? Expect the unexpected… Whilst the name Brand Notes is relatively new, it comes backed by a wealth of experience and contacts within the professional events industry. Since launching, Brand Notes has been fortunate to capture some amazing high end brands so this particular shoot was designed to work with a select few artists including a mix of established to new and upcoming to high end. To the Aisle Australia were able to connect us directly with the talented Maria from Magnolia Cake Boutique and Emilia Maria Makeup and Hair.


What are some of the highlights you had during the shoot process: Getting to know the people behind the brands in the lead up to the shoot then having the ability to capture their lovely faces on the day. As a business owner, we invest a lot of time in promoting our products, it’s easy to forget who we are which is usually the driving force behind the brand. So it’s important to not only connect with each other, but also ourselves.


➳ What led you to decide on this venue/shoot location? The slate grey backdrop of the castle and the suspended wooden bridge surrounded by nature made Lisson Grove the ideal backdrop for this intimate styled shoot.


➳ What was your favourite detail about the shoot day? The colour palette. It was simple yet visually stunning perfectly reflecting a ‘less is more’ style inspiration.

➳ Favourite moments from the day: Exploring the castle to discover a private indoor pool and of course we are always thankful for the opportunity to work with familiar and new faces within the industry.



Ryan - Feather & Finch Photography

Ryan - Feather & Finch

Maria - Magnolia Cake Boutique

Maria - Magnolia Cake

Helena - Helena Couture Designs

Helena - Helena Couture

Julia Rose - Flowers by Julia Rose

Julia Rose - Flowers
by Julia Rose

Emilia - Emilia Maria Makeup & Hair

Emilia - Emilia Maria
Makeup & Hair

Celeste - Model

Celeste - Model


+Tara - Next Event Party Hire (we were unable to confirm portrait shot before time of publishing)

Credits: Shoot Direction & submission: Brand Notes @brandnotes // Photographer: Feather & Finch Photography @featherandfinchphotography // Venue: Lisson Grove Resort @lisson_grove_resort // Gown: Helena Couture Designs @helenacouturedesigns // Model: Celeste Koryzma @celeste_koryzma // Hair & Makeup: Emilia Maria Makeup @emiliamariamakeup // Floral Designer: Flowers by Julia Rose @flowersbyjuliarose // Cake Designer: Magnolia Rose Boutique @magnoliacakeboutique // Stationery: Love Notes Australia @lovenotesaustralia | The Pleasantry @thepleasantry | Life is Peachy @lifeispeachyinvites // Prop Hire: Next Event // Wine & Cheese: Witches Falls Winery @witchesfallswinery

Read interviews with:
Emilia Maria Makeup & Hair
Helena Couture Designs
Magnolia Cake Boutique