Stunning, magnificent, and captivating are just a few of the words you can use to describe the intricate wedding gowns that are being created by Australia’s best wedding designers.
A good wedding dress designer is inspired by wedding trends, but a great wedding dress designer creates the trends. Some of Australia’s best wedding dress designers successfully navigate the fine line between couture fashion and bridal wear. And, when they pair their creativity with a professional and bespoke service, they create the perfect breathtaking moment for a bride.
Looking for your dream wedding dress designer?
We’ve barely been able to tear our eyes away from the magical creations that our Real Wedding brides have chosen to wear on their big day. Whether you’re searching for a modern wedding gown with a simple silhouette or a traditional embellished wedding dress, prepare to be inspired by these versatile wedding dress designers.
Here is our selection of Australia’s best wedding dress designers!
Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Sam Oglialoro pays homage to his heritage. Building on the reputation of his freelance designs, Oglialoro grew in confidence and his designs became more innovative. In 1990, he unveiled his first signature collection and soon his skills and creations were in high demand throughout Australia.
In 2000, having gained great respect from industry peers and adoration from loyal clientele, Oglialoro was ready to establish his own label and founded OGLIA-LORO, distinguishing the man from the design house.
For real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the Fairly Modern wedding of Charlotte and Jack Viney at Mitchelton Winery, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Oglia-Loro Couture.
Steven Khalil is the darling of the red carpet, creating embellished evening gowns for Hollywood celebrities, such as Kendal Jenner. His expert understanding of fabrics and design led to early success as a fashion designer.
Think regal and grand, and you’ll be some way towards understanding the unique looks he can create for his clients. His bridal gowns are modern masterpieces and will bring joy to any bride’s special day.
For real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the ‘Enchanted Garden’ wedding of Randa and Peter at Oatlands House, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Steven Khalil.
Mira Mandic has been at the forefront of bridal innovation for over two decades. Since 2001, Mira Mandic is the only Australian couture house that has a permanent design studio in Paris to complement the flagship boutique and workshop in Double Bay.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the foodies wedding of Millie and Massimo's Wedding at Ormeggio at The Spit, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Mira Mandic.
A beautiful collection of bridal gowns from a range of elegant labels such as Allure Bridals, Stocking a range of elegant labels such as Allure Bridals, Allure Couture, Madison James, Allure Romance, Allure Women, Eddy K, and Casablanca.
The exquisite range of gowns is sure to complement every style of wedding – from the traditional church ceremony to the destination beach wedding.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the elegant garden wedding of Amanda and Sam's Wedding at Terrara House Estate, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Allure Bridals from Spurling.
Mathieu Salem was born into a family with a history in Australian fashion and the arts. It was this nurturing base that led to his study of Fine Arts and Fashion in Australia and London.
“Designing has been a lifelong passion of mine, beginning when I was a young boy, sitting watching my Mother and Aunts taking lengths of fabric and creating beautiful garments.”
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the floral-themed woodland wedding of Romi and Jason's Wedding at Atlantic Peninsula Room, where the bride wore Mathieu Salem.
This Adelaide-based bridal boutique has been creating bespoke couture gowns for its brides since 1980. The talented duo behind Alexis George, Pat, and George Georgiou, have been winning awards (and smashing catwalks) for more than thirty years.
If you’re looking for high fashion then these are your people! They really take the time to understand your vision, creating the perfect wedding dress for you. A one-off gown is created over several months and features lush fabrics and intricate design details.
For real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the vintage-inspired wedding of Alice and Stephen's at Carrick Hill, where the bride wore a fishtail couture gown by Alexis George.
The design team at Jane Hill has done a fantastic job building upon its founder’s original vision. Based in Melbourne, the boutique offers its brides a modern design ethos with a personal touch.
Their wedding dress designers create pieces that emphasize all the features you want to highlight! Think sleeveless and low backs, and you will be some way towards understanding their strongest design elements.
The first Paolo Sebastian collection launch in 2007 marked the label’s foray into the fashion world. In the years since, the label has become one of Australia’s leading couture houses, releasing two couture collections each year. In 2016 Paul Vasileff and his team launched the Gilded Wings collection in Paris, becoming the first South Australian label to do so.
A firm favorite on both the runway and red carpet, Paolo Sebastian specializes in couture tailored to accentuate the beauty of the individual.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the luxurious intimate wedding of Theo and Sia Wedding at Crown Towers Perth, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Paolo Sebastian.
The Martina Liana wedding gown collection has risen from the celebrated mind of Chief Creative Officer, Martine Harris, and our international design team to the heights of the world stage as a major international bridal fashion label.
Every cut, every embellishment, every consideration of a Martina Liana design is made with one idea in mind.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the summer garden wedding of Alarna & Tim's Wedding at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, where the bride wore Martina Liana during her wedding celebrations.
Classic but contemporary is Jenet Zaiter's forte. A pretty pink silk gown with a full flowing skirt is topped with a beaded lace bodice and pink roses, a look that is at once sexy and demure. Skilled at making bridesmaid dresses that complement the bride’s gown – without being too ‘matchy-matchy’ – by echoing a small detail in the bride’s gown to achieve a coherent, interesting look. Brides today are interested in both traditional and trends. Traditional colors like silk white will never go out of style and brides are gravitating towards that color at the moment.
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Helen Rodrigues is Australia’s trusted and official stockist of the world’s leading luxury bridal designers. Designers include Elie Saab, Elihav Sasson, Inbal Dror, Jenny Packham, Lee Petra Grebenau, Livné White, Monique Lhuillier, and Suzanne Neville.
Helen English has run a successful, high profile bridal salon in Sydney’s Paddington for the past 20 years. Her background in fashion started earlier when she modeled in Europe for top designers such as Claude Montana, Gianni Versace, and Krizia. Her interest in rare fabrics and haute couture was piqued.
Returning to Australia, Helen realized that there was a market for made to measure wedding gowns that were beautiful yet simple. Using her knowledge garnered from years in fashion both here and overseas, Helen created a range of dresses that were understated yet exquisite.
Gwendolynne Burkin has established herself as one of Australia’s fashion purists and remains true to her own sense of style and obsession with creating beautiful unique designs. Gwendolynne design approach explores tradition in a modern context, each collection evolving in a well-versed blend of historical references.
Combining delicate fabric with antique-style trimmings, her pieces are ladylike without appearing over the top - the styling is elegant, sensual and romantic. Gwendolynne’s intuitive approach to her work has resulted in a unique signature look with details that include luxurious couture hand embellishment (some featuring freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystals) and exclusive fabrics (such as French, Swiss and Italian lace).
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the floral-themed woodland wedding of Catherine and David's Wedding at Fitzroy Town Hall, where the bride wore Gwendolynne during her wedding celebrations.
She Sews is the perfect place to have your ready-made wedding or formal gown altered. With 25 years of experience in the wedding industry, Megan specializes in the intricate and delicate work involved in altering fine fabrics and laces.
It all began in 1973 from the fashion capital of Paris to the illustrious bay of Sydney Harbour, when Colette Foubert sailed to Australia with her husband Olivier and their four children.
Today, Caleche gowns are stocked in selected boutiques across Australia and New Zealand. In South Australia, at the Calèche Bridal House in Norwood, brides-to-be can view the latest collections or have their dream gown made especially for them.
One of Australia’s most-loved wedding boutiques, Grace Loves Lace utilize high-quality European lace and silk in their bohemian dress designs. Flowing skirts and handmade details feature heavily in their wedding dress designs.
If you’re looking for something to match your free-spirit then these are the experts. If you can’t find the brand near you, fear not, as more than two-thirds of their brides purchase their wedding dresses through their online style service!
Team of stylists, designers, and tailors at Brides of Armadale are here to help you discover and create your personArmadaalized wedding dress to achieve your dream design. We will assist you through every step of your journey to create an unforgettable couture design for your big day. We treat every bride like the individual, unique woman she is and tailor her gown to reflect both her inimitable beauty and her personality.
Located in the Dymocks Building in the heart of Sydney Fashions by Farina, your Sydney Stockist is widely recognized as one of Sydney’s leading and longest established bridal houses offering a wealth of experience in individual attention.
With over 50 years of experience, Fashions by Farina has the unique ability to ensure that each bride looks and feels absolutely superb on their wedding day in the perfect wedding gown. Fashions by Farina showcased an outstanding selection of modern and traditional wedding dresses by elite designers.
The team behind One Day pride themselves on innovation and the ability to push boundaries within the bridal and fashion industry. They are driven by extremes and strive to create designs that inspire and excite.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the rustic chic charm wedding of Stephanie & Matthew at Stones of the Yarra Valley, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by One Day Bridal.
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“Designing has been a lifelong passion of mine, beginning when I was a young boy, sitting watching my Mother and Aunts taking lengths of fabric and creating beautiful garments. Helen Rodrigues Bridal is Australia’s trusted and official stockist of the world’s leading luxury bridal designers.
Saigon Fabrics is voted as the best bridal and evening fabric store by the Sydney Morning Herald, recognized as the preferred destination in Sydney for those with discerning taste looking for wedding dress fabrics, designer fabrics, and materials for custom made gowns and mother of the bride dresses.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the floral-themed woodland wedding of Jess and Mathew's Wedding at Pondok Santi Estate, where the bride wore Saigon Fabrics during her wedding celebrations.
Joy Morris is renowned in the Australian bridal industry with decades of experience in the world of haute couture. Pallas offers the most exclusive and previously unavailable international brands to her discerning clientele, becoming known for her incredible eye and understanding of international trends and original design.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the beach wedding of Samantha and Neil's Wedding at White Elephant Café, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Pallas Couture.
Collette Dinnigan, one of the country’s most successful and celebrated fashion and interior designers. In 2017 Collette was awarded an Order of Australia and was also the Special Guest Editor for Vogue Living’s ‘Italian’ issue.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the colorful travel-themed wedding of Claudia and James' Wedding at White Pavilion, where the bride wore Collette Dinnigan during her wedding celebrations.
Alex Perry launched his brand from a studio in suburban Kensington in 1992, creating gowns, corsets, and sheaths. Perry's gowns were quickly acclaimed. First featured in Vogue Australia. Alex Perry gowns have since ongoingly featured on the covers of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, InStyle Australia, Madison, and Grazia Australia.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the warm cheerful wedding of Stacey and Shane's Wedding at The Museum of Contemporary Art, where the bride wore Alex Perry during her wedding celebrations.
Lisa Gowing Sydney based designer has spent her career at the forefront of bridal fashion. A graduate of the renowned East Sydney Design School (now UTS) and with also a degree in Visual Arts majoring in Textiles, Lisa Gowing started working in bridal design immediately after completing her studies in 1991.
Lisa debuted her signature Couture bridal line in 1997 opening her first LISA GOWING showroom at Pymble in Sydney’s Upper North Shore.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the elegant and soulful wedding of Liga and Anton's Wedding at Chateau de Massillan, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Lisa Gowing.
Jason Grech is one of the most highly recognized and awarded names in Australian couture fashion today. The heritage-listed stable in North Melbourne is home to the workshop and showroom, with all gowns designed, made and beaded here painstakingly by hand in the purest atelier traditions. Jason is the world’s first fashion designer to partner with IBM for their Cognitive Couture collaboration and was the inaugural inductee to the Kangan Batman Fashion Hall of Fame where he is an alumnus.
J'Aton Couture has been recipients of many prestigious awards, including the 2009 Prix de Marie Claire Awards for Best Eveningwear. Established by Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino in Ascot Vale later moving to Prahran, Melbourne, with a showroom and atelier, creating bespoke evening and bridalwear.
Louise Alvarez creates luxury, perfectly proportioned couture gown, draped in the most beautiful silks, laces, and finishes. She has a deep love and understanding of what works on a woman's body.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the Spanish theme wedding of Michelle and James' Wedding at The Public Dining Room, where the bride wore Louise Alvarez during her wedding celebrations.
Akira Isogawa's bridal collection is incredibly delicate, feminine, thoughtful and modern all at the same time. ... Recently completed an eighteen-month assignment designing the costumes for the Australian Ballet's production of Grahame Murphy's Romeo and Juliet, to tour the Syndey Opera House.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the joyful garden wedding of Taryn and Barry's Wedding at Sydney College Of The Arts, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Akira Isogawa.
Tea Rose label began at her country home in the Yarramalong Valley in 1980 where she started wholesaling to shops around Australia. She has been designing her gloriously feminine clothing for nearly 30 years. She is passionate about design and beautiful fabrics. She uses indulgent fabrics created by small European mills with whom she works closely.
Mariana Hardwick is Australia’s leading destination for luxury bridal fashion. Bridal gown collections that speak to the vision of the bride. She sees beyond the conventional wedding dress and seeks inspiration from contemporary global fashion landscape.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the rustic-earthy wedding of Allison and Ryan's Wedding at Stones of Yarra Valley, where the bride wore Mariana Hardwick during her wedding celebrations.
Essense of Australia brings an attention to detail that sets our wedding dresses apart from those of many other designer labels and makes your wedding truly memorable.
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 our talented and highly experienced Australian design team.
Angela Wilson opened their doors in 2009 and managed to create a bustling bridal empire that represents some of the best names in the business.
Virginia and Angela both travel extensively to bring to the “racks” the very best in the market. The success of this mother-daughter team is proud to represent such amazing and well known American designers such as Amsale Bridesmaids, Donna Morgan Bridesmaids and more recently the new White Collection.
Cupid’s Bridal has been assisting brides for over two decades. With attention and dedication to detail ensuring that our brides look and feel exquisite on their special day. Committed to quality, service, and reliability.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the rustic and contemporary wedding of Davina and Aaron's Wedding at Carriageworks, where the bride wore a regal-inspired gown designed by Cupid's Bridal.
Abbey Bridal is the quintessential bridal experience featuring the most stunning designs. In the heart of downtown Sydney inside the historic Dymocks Building. Aims to provide an experience unlike any other. With an endless selection of the finest designer wedding gowns, every bride's dreams can come true!
Marry Me Bridal is passionate about providing the highest quality in service. Built on being one of the leading bridal business on the North Shore, with a diverse collection of Australian and international designers. Our style combines traditional silhouettes with modern glamour and romantic beauty, reflecting the bona fide style of our brides.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the gorgeous-rustic wedding of Amy and Aaron's Wedding at Centennial Vineyards Restaurant, where the bride wore a gown designed by Marry Me Bridal.
Sonia Cappellazzo is a modern day artisan whose true passion for the art of couture is carefully captured with a modern day twist.
Two decades of traditional skills, a passion for design and the love of capturing that magic moment, that special design, so effortlessly perfect is a true reflection of the love and strength of the label. Cappellazzo Couture is excited to be celebrating twenty wonderful years in business in Australia.
Brides of Beecroft celebrates its 10 years of serving the brides of Sydney’s Northern Hills District, as well as brides from all over New South Wales.
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Rhonda Hemmingway is a highly acclaimed designer with a passion for creating perfectly cut, superbly fitted “made to measure” gowns for Weddings and Evenings.
Widely respected in the Eastern Suburbs for her first class service and attention to detail. Rhonda is one of the only authentic couturiers in Australia because, unlike her contemporaries, she can design, cut, assemble & sew a gown from beginning to end.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the gorgeous wedding of Claire and Peter's Wedding at Private Property, where the bride wore Pronovias by Rhonda Hemmingway Couture during her wedding celebrations.
Anastasia Michos has been styling and making wedding gowns for over 25 years in collaboration with her mother Aris. This mother and daughter team has made thousands of wedding dreams come true.
Made in Australia at their Hyde Park studio, from high-quality fabrics and an eclectic mix of laces from around the world, reflecting on the latest styles and trends.
For a real-life wedding dress inspiration check out the floral-themed woodland wedding of Kelly & Andrew's Wedding at Sergeants Mess, where the bride wore Anastasia Michos during her wedding celebrations.
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