My passion for all things luxurious is the perfect partnership for our new brand – the Nicole Ritchie Collection.
Drawing inspiration from industry icons like Karen Tran and Preston Bailey this collection is all about transforming a ceremony location and a reception space into a dream. Having you and your guests gasp at the splendor and opulence of your wedding space is what I love to achieve.
“My collection exudes opulence with luxury linens, stunning centerpieces, chandeliers and hanging installations and beautiful accessories like glass charger plates, crystal cut stemware and feature cutlery. I love combining the textures of luxe linens with the elegance of stemware and clean sophisticated lines of charger plates and cutlery.”
As a young girl I was fascinated with everything creative and arty. I loved using my hands and drawing and painting was a passion. This obsession of loving to create continued, from sewing to macramé in my teens into designing one of a kind costume jewellery in my early twenties. This was my first foray into business with my brand name Ritzy Bitz, selling at bespoke markets and specialist jewellery and accessory shops across Brisbane.
Later I moved onto a hand painted glassware range (Nicole Ritchie Designs) which expanded to cushions and homewares and was soon supplying gift and homewares stores around Australia. This business moved with the times and changing styles and began to incorporate etched glassware creating special occassion glassware and gifts which was supplied accross Australia and picked up by an offshore manufacturere who took this product to the international marketplace.
The name for this range was Groovy Glass, which would eventually take me into the wedding industry launching an online store in 1998 for personalised wedding glassware and gifts. For 14 years I grew this business nationally and was a multiple award winner for Bomboniere & Special Services at the Australian Bridal Industry Academy awards. I sold this business in 2012 to concentrate on our styling brand Beautiful Weddings with my sister and business partner which was launched in 2008.
For the past 8 years we have been providing award winning styling services to the South East Queensland market and beyond, through our network of Beautiful Weddings branches throughout Australia.