Style Melbourne

Once Upon a Time…part one


night was the launch of Jason Grech’s breathtakingly beautiful JASONGRECH White collection (a.k.a his debut bridal collection).  Jason and partner Harry Georgiou’s studio in North Melbourne was transformed into a wedding wonderland thanks to the team at the Flower Temple.  The evening was hosted by the always lovely Jemma Gawned, and entertainment was provided by Natalie Gauci, the powerhouse singer of Australian Idol fame. Chandeliers were draped with cascading jasmine, and tables were decorated with a wide variety of white and cream blooms, candles and vintage decor as far as the eye could see.  The scent of the place was intoxicating, I could smell the jasmine on myself for hours afterward – and I loved it!

Personally, I’ve never been a huge fan of bridal runway, however Jason and Harry may have converted me.  As the first model came gliding down the central staircase adorned in a princess style gowned embellished in an array of hand sewn crystals with a ‘something blue’ ribbon trailing beneath the floor grazing train, I was sold. The collection provided styles to suit almost any brides’ taste, from princess to classic streamlined silhouettes, I would probably struggle to chose only one gown…I suppose I could get married three times?

Personal highlights were the amazing classic style gowns with crystal bodices and subtle fishtail trains, which may sound simple, until you take a look from behind.  Jason and Harry not only created a beautifully shaped gown, but they finished it off by dip dying the train in the most eye-catching shade of periwinkle blue…Sarah and I may have gasped a little bit. However, if I were to be getting married tomorrow, I would request Jason and Harry’s Grecian style gown, with its deep V neck and back, and hand beaded tiers down the length of the gown, it was understated, easy glamour at its best.

Jason and Harry take immense pride in their work, using only the most high quality fabrics available, including French silks and lace, which we hear are often sourced from the same suppliers used by couture houses Dior and Chanel.  Each dress is pieced together by hand, each bead and every crystal is painstakingly sewn on by hand, and each gown is fitted to the individual bride.

If you are a bride and you are yet to find your dream dress, we urge you to pay Jason and Harry a visit.  The gentlemen will assist you in every detail, from the ideal silhouette for your shape to the minute details that make your dress original and truly yours.

Pretty prose by Bronwyn Miller

Happy snaps by Hannah Caldwell Photography

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