De­signer Pro­file: Beau Cou­ture

New Zealand Weddings - - PLANNING -

We chat to Dunedin-based bridal de­signer Natasha Pos­till of Beau Cou­ture ( beau- cou­ about what in­spires her and her pas­sion for the Otago re­gion.

Q Where do you gain in­spi­ra­tion for your de­signs?

A It sur­rounds me al­ways. I take in the de­tails from ar­chi­tec­ture in the city, or tex­tures from na­ture, con­tin­u­ously. Of course, the brideto-be is the start­ing point and fo­cus for each gown. To­gether we bounce ideas back and forth and I be­gin to in­ter­pret and il­lus­trate the de­sign di­rec­tion. Each de­tail is care­fully con­sid­ered and made to mea­sure by my­self and Beau Cou­ture’s ar­ti­san team.

Q What do you love about the Otago re­gion?

A I love the change of sea­sons, par­tic­u­larly the blos­soms in spring and the bronze, gold and red of the leaves in au­tumn. The re­gion has a great va­ri­ety of land­scapes, per­fect for walk­ing. I’d rec­om­mend a walk when the tide is out around Doc­tors Point Re­serve in Blue­skin Bay.

Q Do you have any ad­vice for cou­ples mar­ry­ing in the area?

A I was blown away by im­ages I saw of one of my brides. She and her part­ner loved the build­ing and street art in Dunedin and used these bold back­drops in their pho­tos. Otago also has beau­ti­ful places to visit, lo­cal pro­duce to eat and drink and in­cred­i­ble de­sign­ers and ar­ti­sans. What bet­ter ex­cuse to in­dulge in the finest!

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