High Church in Brisbane

We recently did a photo shoot for our new Wendy Makin Ready to Wear collection here at High Church in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. The location is easy to find and the venue is just perfect for an intimate wedding either sit down or cocktail. Built in 1876 the building operated as a Methodist church until […]

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Qunci Villa’s Lombok

My husband, Geoff, and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on April 2nd. With the Easter holidays being at the end of March we added an extra couple of days and went here, the Qunci Villa’s on the island of Lombok….and it was fantastic. I honestly could not think of a more relaxing place to […]

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Natalie’s Dream Wedding

Natalie’s story first aired on a Current Affair just before Christmas and it was a heart wrenching tale of a young lady with terminal cancer wanting to marry the love of her life, Matt. Victoria Black, the publisher of Modern Wedding magazine jumped to it and organised the dream wedding that Natalie and Matt didn’t […]

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The Flour Girl.

We met the lovely Sherie at the recent Queensland Bride Expo and just loved her cakes. Here are some examples of, what I would call, her classic styles.    And a couple of examples of her more quirky looks    Whichever style you like you can take it from me that as well as looking […]

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Queensland Bride Design Awards

These awards were held on Friday night October 12 as part of the Queensland Bride Expo held at the Convention Centre in Brisbane. The awards have been a part of the bridal industry in Brisbane for the past 12 years and Wendy has been fortunate enough to have had quite a few winners over the […]

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The British Bridal Exhibition.

Geoff took the latest BellaDonna Collection and some of my latest gowns to the UK last week to show at the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate. Harrogate(for our non UK readers) is in the North East of England about 1/2 an hour from Leeds. A beautiful city originally put on the map as a Spa […]

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Hardy Brothers Jewellers.

Hardy Brothers Jewellers are an Australian institution and our esteemed neighbours in Melbourne. Formed in 1853 by Englishman John Hardy in Sydney they were awarded the Royal Warrant from the British Monarch in 1929. Now boasting 6 premier locations including 338 Collins Street, Melbourne, they are unsurpassed for design quality and manufacture and create the […]

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