Daily Inspiration

The LANE's handpicked selection of brands & services

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Romance Uncharted.

Of all the places we visit, there are some we never truly leave. Cities so magical and landscapes so enticing that our souls remain behind, a part of ourselves forever lost to the alchemy of the space.

This is the pull of the destination wedding, of places sourced from abroad, venues, cities and landscapes once visited. These are spaces that draw us back, structures that alight the senses and ease the mind, where we have travelled for miles to reach but feel resolutely at home.

New discovery Stefano Santucci captures escape like no other. His latest Real Wedding is an ode to the journey; a celebration of love set amongst Moroccan deserts and sunburnt riads. Capturing the romance in adventure and the allure of escape, Stefano has us dreaming of destination weddings in the most exotic of locations. Think pastel skies and desert plains, where canvas tents melt into the landscape as camels carry guests to a palm-fringed oasis…

Discover the whole Real Wedding here or get in touch with Stefano on his website

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Delicate Intricacy.

Delicately crafted appliqué, positioned and sewn to perfectly suit the wearer, we love Christie Nicole Bridal for her delicate intricacy and craftsmanship. A designer of one-of-a-kind wedding gowns, reception dresses and veils, Christie Nicole works intimately with her brides to dream up bespoke creations, perfect for capturing your individual aesthetic.

Think botanical embroidery atop featherweight tulle, and semi-sheer organza paired with soft pleating cascading from the waist... We’re in awe of every element of Christie Nicole’s designs.

To book a consultation or find a detailed outline of Christie Nicole Bridal’s custom design process, visit the website.  

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

Gilded Botanicals.

Botanical pieces reimagined, Jannie Baltzer creates intricate headpieces and delicate crowns, vines and blooms cast in antique golds and iridescent silvers. Inspired by details from eras past, each piece is handmade in Baltzer’s Copenhagen studio, crafted from luxurious materials and finished with ornate detailing. Look for reverse crowns in complex shapes and pieces adorned with Preciosa crystals and lustrous pearls.  Paired with sleek silhouettes and undone waves, these are the perfect finishing touch for those driven by minimalism and European style. 

Find Jannie Baltzer’s full collection on her website

Monday, April 10th 2017

The Modern Muse.

Surpassing the constraints of traditional bridal design, the Mariana Hardwick label speaks to the visionary bride. A collection of hand-sewn gowns decadent with embellishment, luxurious lace motifs and whisper-weight tulle, we love Mariana Hardwick for her contemporary shapes and modern silhouettes.

The artful placing of embroidered lace on barely-there tulle is sophisticated, refined and entirely complementary to the female form. With extensive experience in the industry, Mariana Hardwick draws on classic design and tailoring methods to create modern pieces reflective of the contemporary bride. 

To view the full collection or make an appointment visit the Mariana Hardwick website

Monday, April 10th 2017

Spotlight on: Rosey West.

Jewelry designer Michael Dobkin finds romance in the absolute, in the enduring quality of his craft, pieces defined by their indelibility. A hopeful romantic and an artistic visionary, Michael is the man behind Rosey West, one of our favorite names in fine jewelry. Forever inspired by creatives and innovators, we’ve put the spotlight on Michael to discover more about his art, his life, and all things Rosey West.

Timelessly elegant and perfectly refined, Michael’s first design was a dew drop eternity ring; a classic gold band with diamonds scattered across its surface. The inspiration was drawn from garden slumbers, awaking to find your gold jewelry covered in dew drops, pearls of water that turn into diamonds.

From a childhood spent dreaming of a future as a writer, each of Michael’s creations speaks to a love of literature. His collection is comprised of stories crafted through design, impossibly delicate pieces elevated by poetic touches, each weaving stories of classic romance and eternal love.

Based in New York City, expect pieces locally made, designs that support local manufacturing and sustainable process. Entrenched in meaning, each jewel is a work of art crafted by practiced hands and dedicated souls, an ode to slow fashion and personal touches.

Discover the whole collection, or find our more on the Rosey West website

Thursday, April 6th 2017

French Opulence.

Recalling French chateaus and countryside estates, Campbell Point House brings Parisian sophistication to Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula. A perfect collision of styling and architecture, we love Campbell Point House for natural palettes and sumptuous styling, tree-lined paths and gardens reminiscent of Versailles.

One of our favourite venues for lavish weddings and starlit ceremonies, Campbell Point House is now also servicing guests as a luxury boutique hotel. Offering intimate escapes in palatial surrounds, guests can stay in one of six double bedrooms, each with an en suite and separate sitting area with views over the moody waters of Lake Connewarre.

Find out more on the Campbell Point House website or view LANE Real Weddings held at the estate here, here and here.  

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