Fab Frocks For A Gala Evening

The 19th Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year Awards were held at The Events Centre Caloundra on Saturday. The evening was filled with inspiring business women, courageous stories, successful entrepreneurs and fabulous frocks! Yes, you know I can’t go past a good frock which is why I was literally bursting at the seams (pardon the pun) when the very talented award winning designer Marilyn Crystelle of Marilyn Crystelle Bridal said she would make me a gown fit for a finalist. 

Dress: Marilyn Crystelle Bridal, Earrings Colette By Colette Hayman, Clutch Miss Monogram Miss London ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’ Pouch, Hair Evalyn Parsons Hair, Makeup Hannah Mills


Yes that’s right a finalist, this year I was not only a guest I was one of the lucky seven to become a finalist in the Micro Small Business Category. For such a special night I was looking to shine, shine, shine and that’s what Marilyn does best! Marilyn created a stunning Miss Monogram pink gown (of course). Each layer of fabric and sequin was hand sewn so that it was perfection. The cut was flawless, the shape very feminine and it hugged me in all the right places. Marilyn literally created my Gala gown from the ground up starting with a piece of calico for measurements and over the next few weeks she presented me with a gown worthy of winning an award all on its own! Located in Mudjimba, Marilyn is a proud Sunny Coaster who creates gowns that suit our climate without losing the elegance and sophistication, it’s no wonder Marilyn Crystelle Bridal has so many accolades. I first met Marilyn 10 years ago when she created my wedding dress, I fell in love with her attention to detail. She has an unmistakable signature look with her designs, each one tell a story and come alive when the right person tries it on, much like Cinderella and the glass slipper. Although I didn’t win the award of the evening I felt like a million dollar babe, and I wasn’t the only one turning up the fashion stakes. Here were my favourite looks of the evening:   

Tam Wrigley wearing Rose Noir Evenings from Julie Ann Boutique and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London Taupe Pouch


Min Swan wearing The Gown House and Clutching A Miss Monogram Miss London ‘Sassy Silver’ Pouch


Xanthe Coward wearing Ever Pretty and clutching a Miss London Vanilla Creme Pouch


Trena-Jane Rowlands wearing Julie Ann Boutique and clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London ‘Sassy Silver’ Pouch


Tayla Morrison – wearing Gossip Gowns and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London Classic Black Pouch


Genine Howard – Rose Noir Evenings and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London Taupe Pouch


Kendall Morton – wearing Ezibuy and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London ‘All that Glitters is Gold’ Pouch


Rebecca Walker – wearing Sketch Noosa and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss Victoria Black Clutch


Michelle Evans – Julie Ann Boutique Buderim and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss Bethany Pouch


Gabrielle Unverzagt- wearing Forever New and Clutching a Miss Monogram Miss London Lavender Pouch

For more information on Marilyn Crystelle Bridal you can head to her website at https://www.marilyncrystelle.com.au/

The Marilyn Crystelle Bridal label was born out of a passion for bridal gowns and a desire to create high quality, unique gowns with a premium finish whilst accommodating any realistic budget.

Based in central Sunshine Coast Queensland, Marilyn and her team are dedicated to helping with all aspects of your wedding dress. 

Marilyn Crystelle Bridal offers an exceptional level of quality custom made gowns as well as a range of ready to wear gowns which are continually being developed. All fabrics are sourced within Australia to ensure quality and reliable make time. Because all gowns are locally made, the make time is as little as just 3 weeks. 

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