Media: WHITE magazine issue #27


Mrs. Carla Burrell and her team at WHITE never cease to delight with an issue. While the lace and broderie anglaise, melodious studio images, woodland wedding settings and lovely flat-lays captivate aesthetically, it's the articles that give this wedding/bridal magazine a unique twist and more grist.

Issue #27 showcases the work of creatives, including Meredith Gaston (illustrator), who says, "To this day, I still remember the first illustration of mine that was commissioned. It was a painting I created at 19 when I worked for boutiques in Sydney. It was called 'Toffee Apple Town - a series of rolling polka dot hills in rich apple greens and soft pinks... I love capturing uplifting moments of joy and love, and quiet instances of tenderness and peace."

Further in, Lace Cogan tackles the issue of identity in the context of her new marriage and her parents' separation; Laura Jackel reflects on the tyranny of distance between girlfriends; Nikki Wright tells us how she deals with having a husband who is a policeman; and Richard Miller asks, "Can parents raise our expectations of our future spouse too high just by folding socks?", in which he celebrates his mother's excellent character and expressions of love for her family in tangible ways, such as sock folding (aka "cotton origami magic"), from which he derived high expectations of his future wife (notably, not a sock folder).

Amy Lovat talks moving house to accommodate a long-distance partner, two couples discuss their expressions of love and Jacqui Henderson goes on an adventure with her husband in France: "Our relationship became concentrated, with higher highs and lower lows. But we felt more like ourselves than we had in a long time," she writes. Val and Don, married 60 years, tell us to "learn to accept things as they come and don't get upset over small things - cherish each other."