EIGHT AUSTRALIAN BRIDAL DESIGNERS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Australian bridal designers and their gorgeous brands are taking over the world right now, it seems. You can’t scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without seeing a beautifully boho, romantic wedding dress by an Australian designer, so we delved down under to share some of our favourite Australian wedding dress designers with you.
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Grace Loves Lace
Everyone knows Grace Loves Lace – they caused a social media storm with their stunning ‘Hollie’ dress, which was the ‘most pinned wedding dress’ of 2017 according to Pinterest. Grace Loves Lace gowns are perfect for the free-spirited, boho bride who wants a wedding day look that is laidback, but still luxe.
If your wedding vibe is more about the romance and you’re planning a vintage style day, you need to consider Australian bridalwear designer Anna Campbell’s creations. All their gowns are handmade in the Melbourne studio from gorgeous fabrics and hand-embellished lace. Anna Campbell currently has stockists in London, Manchester, Northern Ireland, Warwickshire and Wiltshire.
Have you got a rebellious streak? You’ll love Cathleen Jia’s imaginative takes on bridal fashion trends. She has a range of collections – including Bridal Separates as well as Bespoke and Made to Measure ranges so you’re guaranteed to find a style that speaks to you. Separates are a creative choice for brides who want something different and are looking to mix up their wedding day look. You can find her designs at selected stockists in London and Brighton currently.
We adore Nevenka’s dreamy wedding dress designs. They are based in Melbourne and designer Rosemary Masic oversees the creation of every single dress to ensure they are of the highest possible standard. She takes her inspiration from family heirlooms, her world travels and her late mother’s legacy – making them the ideal pick for sentimental brides with a boho edge.
Karen Willis Holmes
Fashion-forward brides will love Karen Willis Holmes’s wedding dresses – she creates cutting edge gowns designed to appeal to super-stylish brides-to-be. She started out creating couture bridal gowns, but, inspired by their popularity, soon branched out into ready-to-wear and bespoke ranges too. If you’re after a Karen Willis Holmes gown, you’re in luck – she has plenty of stockists across the UK and Ireland, making it super easy to channel Aussie bride style.
Wendy Makin Bridal Designs
With over 25 years in business, it’s pretty evident that Wendy Makin knows brides! Her high-quality wedding dresses are made from the most stunning laces and fabrics that have been sourced from across the globe. High fashion brides will love her couture collection, however those looking for a more playful twist to their bridalwear will adore the French Collection. There are several Wendy Makin stockists across the UK, making it easy to track down her designs.
Sydney-based bridalwear designer Lisa Gowing has dressed numerous celebrities during her career, including Delta Goodrem and Georgie Gardner. She’s spent the past 20 years creating stunning bridal gowns made from layered silks, and lace from France and Italy, resulting in a style that is wistful, dreamy and romantic.
Melbourne-based Australian wedding dress designer Suzanne Harward takes her inspiration from the world around her – particularly art and nature. She sources her fabrics from around the globe and creates a range of styles to suit all brides, whether you’re looking for something sleek and simple or an elaborate, detailed design.
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