10 of the Most Exciting Australian Bridal Designers Right Now
Over on Aisle Society this week we’re celebrating our unique diversity as a truly international collective by kicking off the ‘Around the world with Aisle Society’ project and showcasing everything this group of wedding bloggers loves about Australian weddings! Who better to start the project than Australian wedding blog Polka Dot Bride with a roundup of just why the whole world is head over heels with all things Australian when it comes to weddings. And today it’s my turn, and I couldn’t resist the chance to introduce you to 10 of the Aussie bridal designers turning heads at the moment, with a glimpse of their gorgeous gowns…..
Photography – Meredith Lord
Inspired by the romantic decadence of times gone by, yet influenced by the relaxed, carefree elegance of modern weddings, designer Anna Campbell and her Melbourne based team lives to create breathtakingly beautiful, decadently hand-beaded and embellished, vintage-inspired lace gowns that are memorable, sexy and romantic, designed to enhance natural beauty and ensure you’re sparkling on the inside and out!
Of course when the designer came to get married herself, choosing just one dress was an impossible task, so instead she designed herself 4 – yes F O U R! With the below being one… and quite a beauty I am sure you will agree. You can see her glamorous rustic wedding in full (and her other three dresses!) right here on Chic Vintage Brides.
Photography – Brown Paper Parcel
Gwendolynne Burkin has established herself as one of Australia’s fashion purists with one of the most distinctive signature looks. Avoiding the latest fashion trends, instead remaining true to her own sense of style and obsession with creating beautiful unique designs. Gwendolynne‘s designs combine delicate fabric with antique-style trimmings, creating dresses that are ladylike without appearing over the top – the styling is elegant, sensual and romantic; appealing to contemporary and vintage loving brides.
Bo & Luca
Rewriting the rules of bridal design and not driven by either trends or tradition, Bo & Luca gowns are infused with a worldly soul and a 70s ease. With a signature bohemian luxe design aesthetic, grounded in uncomplicated styling and easy elegance, they conjure moods of glamourous yesteryears and timeless appeal. Their collections brim with effortless silhouettes, whimsical movement, signature hand beading and breathtaking finishes; offering a new kind of bohemia, re-imagined for the modern bride.
Embracing a philosophy founded on original design, fine technique and true luxury, Pallas Couture seeks a cohesive balance between classical couture, impeccable tailoring and modern sophistication. With founder and haute couture designer Joy Morris and her daughter Philippa at the helm, Pallas Couture collections features faultless gowns that showcase pristine lines and shapes dramatized by hand-appliquéd French lace and beading.
Lost in Paris
“It’s not about us. It’s about the lace.” – Lost in Paris. And they’re not lying with their gowns created from lace unearthed at antique markets in Paris, expertly crafted on century-old machines no longer in operation, or handmade with love by Nanas long passed, each piece has its own story to tell. Their talented team of dressmakers then painstakingly restore and refashion it into one-of-a-kind wedding dresses at their Sydney atelier. It is no wonder this label is popular with free-spirited gypsy babes and eco-conscious bohemian brides alike. See beautiful bride Emily in her Lost in Paris dress, that was just perfect for her intimate celebration, here on Chic Vintage Brides.
Photography – Love Note Photography
After more than 30 years designing for brides Wendy Makin is recognised as one of Australia’s best. Using only the best quality fabrics and laces from all over the world her gowns are well known for their quality of design, fit and manufacture. And more recently she has become renowned for her use of the most fabulous floral fabrics!
Photography – Meredith Lord
Goddess by Nature
Goddess By Nature has one philosophy – all women are goddesses, and each deserves to feel like one. Being strong believers in body positivity they consider the unique shapes and sizes of each feminine body when crafting their gowns, striving to create timeless, contemporary, romantic and most importantly comfortable dresses that look gorgeous on every figure.
Photography – Twig & Fawn Photography
Essense of Australia
Influenced by the fashion houses of Europe and the fashion center of New York, every Essense of Australia gown is painstakingly imagined and created by their talented and highly experienced Australian design team. Combining a superb fit with luxurious fabric and exquisite beading, Essense of Australia brings an attention to detail that sets their wedding dresses apart, whilst an innovative couture finishing option allows their brides to customize her gown to best reflect her unique style.
Karen Willis Holmes
Establishing her couture presence in Australia in 2000, today Karen Willis Holmes is a renowned Australian designer, widely acclaimed for offering trend conscious women their perfect wedding gown. With 17 years in the industry she knows what brides want and prides herself on exceeding rather than meeting their expectations. Her gowns celebrate the spirit of today’s stylish and sophisticated modern bride – all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist.
Photography – Kylee Yee
Grace Loves Lace
Grace Loves Lace designs define a new era of bride; the modern, free-spirited woman unbound by tradition. Specialising in effortless, luxurious and timelessly sophisticated wedding gowns handmade from only the finest European laces and silks, this is the brand for the bride with style, substance and passion.
Photography – Elsa Campbell Photography
Well if you weren’t completely smitten with these designers before, hopefully you are now! Find more International Weddings on Aisle Society or add ‘Australia’ to your society to keep up with all the latest Australian weddings!