Finding the wedding dress of your dreams can be a daunting task – especially when you realise you can’t actually afford that frothy Ralph & Russo concoction you saved on Pinterest (sigh). But there’s no need to book a flight to Paris to find a beautiful, one-of-a-kind design: below, the Australian wedding dress designers that will appeal to boho brides and couture lovers alike.
Grace Loves Lace
Based on the Gold Coast, Grace Loves Lace has taken its breezily bohemian aesthetic to both Venice Beach and London, where it now has boutiques. But you can order one of their handmade gowns, crafted from French lace and silk, from anywhere in Australia. Grace Loves Lace draws inspiration from new season fashion trends for its whimsical wedding dresses, which range from floaty off-the-shoulder designs to structured backless column gowns.
Romantic, delicate and dripping in shimmering embellishment, Melbourne-based Anna Campbell‘s designs are made for modern princesses.
Ideal for the bride looking to make a statement, Sydney-based couturier Steven Khalil is capable of bringing your fairytale wedding dress dreams to life. Create your own bespoke gown or choose from his House Collection, which can be customised to suit your style.
Michael Lo Sordo
Although not technically a wedding dress designer, Michael Lo Sordo’s sleek silk dresses appeal to cool-girl brides with something minimalist and modern in mind. Take the white silk dress Margot Robbie wore (below), which is now available on Net-a-Porter.
Jennifer Gifford Designs
Brisbane-based wedding dress designer Jennifer Gifford specialises in whimsical, feminine gowns for the romantic at heart. Think gauzy chiffon skirts studded with sequins and ethereal sheer lace designs.
6/ Lost in Paris
Eco-conscious brides will love Lost In Paris, which makes its vintage-style dresses from antique laces sourced at markets around the world. Based in Sydney, they also offer plus size wedding dresses.
Based in both Sydney and Perth, Pallas specialises in couture wedding gowns akin to anything you’d find at Bridal Fashion Weeks across the globe. They frequently dress celebrities for the red carpet and recently designed Eleanor Pendleton’s wedding dress.
Karen Willis Holmes
One of the most popular Australian wedding dress designers, Karen Willis Holmes offers both bespoke and ready-to-wear gowns in a wide range of styles, from modern satin-silk designs to heavily sequined sheaths.
Luxury bridalwear designer Mariana Hardwick makes contemporary and classic gowns and offers a couture service as well as ready-to-wear. The house is based in Melbourne but can ship Australia-wide.
Toni Maticevski is another red carpet regular and stalwart of the Australian fashion industry. His bridal edit spans frothy romantic gowns as well as more sculptural, modern pieces, like this jumpsuit he made for Nicole Warne’s wedding day.
A pioneer in Australian bridal fashion, Suzanne Harward’s boutique features her own designs while also stocking NATALIJA Bride and Samantha Willis jewellery. Her Instagram abounds in location, setting and honeymoon inspiration, focusing on the important little details.
One of the most experienced couture designers on the Australian bridal market, Rhonda Hemmingway’s gowns are expertly designed and created to fit perfectly—and more importantly, look incredible.
One Day Bridal
Making their mark on the Australian bridal scene since 2014, One Day Bridal’s modern designs are fast becoming a local favourite.