We are so lucky in Australia to have access to some of the very best wedding gown designers in the world. From iconic favourites such as Mariana Hardwick to the freshest looks from emerging new designers, your complete bridal ensemble will be perfectly sourced down under.
Why We Love Wedding Gowns by Aussie Designers
While Australian fashion designers can compete extraordinarily well on a global stage, their hearts are firmly at home. They design wedding gowns that are perfect for Aussie brides and Aussie weddings. You are guaranteed to find a look that suits your individual style as well as the special nuances of your shape, size and figure.
They also design for Australian comfort and Australian climates. When we plan a wedding, we never know what the weather is going to throw at us on the day, and some of the cleverest designs adapt beautifully on the go.
Going from the full glam gown of the ceremony to an uber-cool party dress or jumpsuit for your reception, these designers have all the needs and tastes of the Aussie bride covered.
Every bride wants something truly distinctive for their wedding day, and a designer gown is a certain way to get this look. Designer looks are special and bespoke, made just for you, and ensure that you will feel as unique and as beautiful as you are.
Australian wedding gown designers are experts at doing things that little bit differently. Here are some of our favourite Aussie designers for wedding gowns and wedding day looks that are truly exceptional.
This is a classic design label established by Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino in Melbourne over twenty years ago. Their understanding of feminine curves and love of detail and embellishments has made them a firm favourite with the rich and famous.
One of Australia’s leading names in bridal couture for decades now, when you buy a Mariana Hardwick gown you are assured of elegance, quality and the perfect fit. This label’s made-to-measure designs have a very special way of connecting with Aussie brides both traditional and eclectic.
Karen Willis Holmes
This is a renowned name in bridal gowns who has perfected the sleek, fitting designs that showcase the curves of Australia’s most beautiful brides. The gowns created year after year by this designer are sophisticated and simple and somehow showcase your own unique beauty, making you feel unique and magical on your wedding day.
A magician with luxurious fabrics and bespoke looks, this designer has been honing her craft for over twenty years. Unmatched across the globe, her dresses are as distinctive as the brides who wear them.
If you are the sort of bride who likes to look as though you’ve just stepped off the red carpet then the gowns from this famed designer are the only place to turn. While he is a stalwart of Australian bridal couture, his pieces are always modern and on trend, making every new generation of brides feel stunning in their own way.
Still a relatively new name in bridal design, but Steven has been around long enough and made a large enough splash to have become an Aussie icon. His couture designs bring every modern princess’s fairy-tale look vibrantly to life, while he has a gorgeous house collection so everyone can access the royal bride within.
Emerging New Talent
Spell & the Gypsy Collective
The gowns crafted by this design team are for the atypical bride who is looking for something unique, feminine and alluring. Based in Byron Bay, the sisters behind this label lovingly create beautiful gowns for the modern bohemian bride. Every gown has a unique feel and a sense of nostalgia and freedom.
A contemporary bride will never be pigeon-holed, and she is a true individual in her couture from this Perth-based label. This designer is pushing the boundaries of creativity and the modern bride is absolutely loving it.
From sophisticated separates such as bridal trousers and t-shirts to so much more, you must check out Lola Varma.
Grace Loves Lace
This label has taken the traditional elegance of lace and is creating stunning fashion-forward pieces for brides of all styles. Based in Burleigh Heads (is there anywhere more Aussie than this?) this label crafts some incredibly modern and wearable gowns made from the best European lace.
Made with Love
This is an emerging boutique label based on the Gold Coast which ships all over the world, with flagship stores on the Gold Coast, in Sydney and in Adelaide.
Designer Carla has a uniquely modern and feminine vision that is quite original and connects with contemporary brides – and these gowns are unlike anything you will find anywhere else. Each one is truly made with love meaning that anyone can get high end personally tailored gowns for affordable prices.
These gorgeous gowns are known for their fluid silhouettes and a look of sleek and sophistication, as well as intricate embellishments. Anna’s wonderful designs are now taking the world by storm.
One Day Bridal
Based in Melbourne, where you need to be prepared for anything in wedding-day weather, this exceptional label is on the cutting edge of modern design. For contemporary brides with romantic souls and classic styles, these gowns and pieces are wonderfully new and somehow timeless.
Bo & Luca
Handcrafted by the very talented Shannon Pittman, the luxurious gowns from this label have a suave ‘70s style and are ideal for bohemian brides from all walks of life.
Our little backyard wedding designers compete on a world stage every day making beautiful women into heartbreakingly beautiful brides.
If you are looking for an outfit that is personally tailored to your style and shape and makes you feel every inch of the goddess that you should be channelling on your wedding day, then you need to look no further than these talented Aussie creators.
And if you are unsure how to afford a designer gown on an average budget, then you need to look no further than the lovely preloved gowns in our gallery.
Main Photo: ‘Thalia’ by Goddess by Nature | Photography by Daniel Suarez Sydney Wedding and Family Photography