Fraser Coast brides prefer traditional dress styles

Kim Thomsen and Tina Baills regularly photograph weddings in Maryborough and Hervey Bay and said they were yet to photograph a bride in a dress with a short hemline.
Kim Thomsen and Tina Baills regularly photograph weddings in Maryborough and Hervey Bay and said they were yet to photograph a bride in a dress with a short hemline. Picasa

SHORTER wedding dresses might be all the rage in the cities.

But here on the Fraser Coast, brides are bucking the trend and opting for longer, bigger, more traditional styles, say two wedding photographers.

Kim Thomsen and Tina Baills regularly photograph weddings in Maryborough and Hervey Bay and said they were yet to photograph a bride in a dress with a short hemline.

Kim said it was something she would love to do, especially because it would show off the amazing shoes that brides wore but which were often never seen.

"I would just love to photograph a bride in a shorter style as there are so many innovative poses that would work within a wedding photo shoot," Kim said.

Tina said that living in a regional area, often it took some time for trends from the city to filter through.

She said in previous years brides had been getting more casual in their styles but in the last 12 months she had noticed a return to more traditional dresses, with big skirts and big veils.

Tina said it was enjoyable to photograph those styles of dresses.

And she said while it would make sense for shorter dresses to be popular in a warm country like Australia, brides simply pushed back the time of their wedding to the cooler hours late in the afternoon so they were still able to wear the longer styles.

Tina photographed Kelli Carza on her wedding day and admired the romantic style of her dress.

Kelli said short-hemmed dressed did not say "wedding" to her at all.

She wanted a romantic, elegant look for her wedding, which included a long gown.

Alicia Jorgensen, owner of Brides and Belles Formal Wear in Bundaberg, said lace had skyrocketed in popularity ever since Kate Middleton had worn her lace creation during the royal wedding ceremony.

She said shorter dresses were slowly becoming more popular.

Brides were turning to more retro colours for their gowns, with champagne and cream becoming popular again.

Topics:  brides fraser coast weddings

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