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Autumn Elegance

With a clever combination of copper inked stationery, figs and deep red maple leaves, Silvie Susadjo of Little Gem Flowers & Styling set the tone for an elegant, rich Autumn themed shoot. Featuring our gorgeous Ashton gown by UK designer Catherine Deane, this styled shoot has left us more than a little desperate to plan a wedding in this luscious season.

Comprising of the most feminine, form fitting cut, the Ashton gown features a soft illusion neckline, and stunning hand sewn, three dimensional flowers adding a delicate, fluttering element to the intricate pearl beading.

Of the shoot concept, stylist Silvie says:

“Every season has its upside, but autumn has a particular beauty to it. The rich colours, nostalgic feel and the cool breeze in particular are the things that make autumn, autumn. We all wanted to do a styled shoot that was romantic and elegant but also felt intimate.

Taking cue from the seascape venue as the starting place, I designed the rest of the elements to compliment this. I am a fan of using many different elements in my designs, like branching fruits or flower vines—typically what I can find in my garden and neighbourhood, mixed with what’s available at the flower market.

For this shoot, I chose autumn-orientated colours for the florals and combined them with green figs, fruits and changing maple leaves—it feels so romantic yet fresh and organic. For the stationery, Leah used copper-inked calligraphy coupled with blue-grey lettering for an ‘old-world romantic’ feel, and also to tie in with the ocean.”

For more ideas on styling our Ashton gown or to try this beautiful design on in person, get in touch with a Brisbane ballerina at:


Florist: Little Gem Flowers & Styling | Photography: Tealily Photography | Stationery: My Creative Space | Venue: Watsons Bay Hotel | Make Up: Pamela Nolan

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