Welcome to the new-look Queensland Brides – we hope you love it as much as we do. We’ve been toiling away behind the scenes, working on the new design all year, ready to start 2017 as fresh and lovely as all of our brides! Speaking of 2017, we’re super-excited about some of the new trends set to fill up our Instagram pages in the coming months. Dresses first: we’ve got exquisite wedding gown inspiration from New York International Bridal Week (our front cover dress from Jennifer Gifford is a beautiful spin on the off-the-shoulder trend that looks like being one of the looks for 2017), plus some great styling ideas for grooms. You’ll also get the expert lowdown on how to achieve the hottest flower trend of the moment – hanging floral installations. Is there a more beautiful and fragrant way to beautify a ceiling? For other cutting-edge wedding reception ideas, check out our special feature, 17 Trends For 2017, as predicted by some of the state’s leading stylists, decorators, and wedding planners.