Sisters. Business partners. Best friends.
Both like-minded, driven, passionate, tenacious and able to have a smile and a laugh together.
As founders and franchisors, they are committed to growing the brand Beautiful Weddings with gorgeous and unique styling products, and ensuring they service each and every client to exceed their expectations.
Nicole has a business background packed with creativity and innovation. From a young age she was the one crafting in her spare time. She started her first business in the early 90’s creating a jewellery range named “Ritzy Bitz”, selling these successfully at craft markets in Brisbane. She then moved on and founded Groovy Glass in 1996, a modern and unique sandblasted glassware range which was sold in gift shops around Australia and abroad. She introduced a range of one off pieces as bridal party gifts, successfully launching the range into the wedding industry. Groovy Glass became dual ABIA winners for Bomboniere & Special Services in Queensland in 2007 and finalists in all other states in both categories every year. She sold this business in 2010, after running it in conjunction with Beautiful Weddings in the early days.
Nicole loves the diversity of styling weddings and not only does she follow the latest trends, she sets them. She is the creator of their many signature wedding styling products and her work is featured in industry magazines.
Justine brings her experience in production management, marketing and producing from her career in Film and Television. Working on the production side of live television gave her the skills to think fast, problem solve and managing people. Her venture into marketing came when she joined a young dynamic business of 29 staff in 1995. This film and television business went on to be Brisbane’s best and most awarded post production company. Justine travelled throughout Australia, ASIA and the US marketing and helping grow them to over 150 staff with offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, London and Tokyo.
Justine loves the people side of the business, dealing with clients and making their dreams come true. She is now using her vibrant personality and marketing abilities to help grow our franchisee family and their businesses. She is passionate about the Beautiful Weddings expansion throughout Australia.
We pride ourselves on being innovators when it comes to styling. All of our exclusive products are designed by our Co-Founder, Nicole Ritchie and are perfectly suited to outdoor locations on beaches and in parks. We have the largest range of ceremony products imaginable and a beautiful collection of reception décor too. Our team of stylists and co-ordinators can bring your visions to life and create your perfect day!
It’s why past brides have voted us Queensland’s Number One Wedding Stylists at the ABIA Awards for the past four years running – our beautiful styling products, our premium service and value for money. Most recently in February 2014 we were given the honour of being awarded in the national ABIA Designer of Dreams as Australia’s Number One Wedding Stylist. An honour that we are proud to uphold.
We invite you to view our collection of divine wedding products featured in our Real Weddings gallery and we look forward to helping you create the magical wedding you’ve always wished for!
We also understand you may wish to “DIY” your wedding, and we also offer a comprehensive range of hire products for ceremony and reception styling. Please click on the “HIRE” button in the left hand column to visit our hire site.
Love Nicole, Justine
& the Beautiful Weddings team xo