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10 Australian Wedding Dress Designers We Love (And You Will Too)

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Back in the day, the US and Europe were the places to go for wedding day style.

From the big wedding dress brands in New York, or the couture bridal salons in Paris, to the top fashion houses in Barcelona and London, the two regions were kind of the only bastions of beautiful gowns and contemporary style.

Over recent years, Israel stepped in, becoming a pocket of exciting luxury designers and a leader of bridal trends (hello sheer panels and backless gowns!).

But now, there’s a new kid on the bridal block. Australia.

Australia has had a few big bridal names for a while, but recently more and more cool niche designers have been cropping up and producing gorgeous gowns for modern brides.

So, as we were prepping for an event we’re heading to in London this weekend (The Aussie Bridal Salon, UK brides on the dress hunt, you HAVE to check this out! Cathleen Jia, Nevenka and Bo & Luca will all be there.), we thought we’d take this opportunity to share some of our fave Aussie designers with you guys.

We’ve rounded up ten (but we could easily have had 20!) of the most coveted dress brands in Australia, some old timers and new names that will have you booking a flight to Melbourne to go dress shopping!

(FYI, Before you start packing your suitcase, you can shop most of these designers internationally too!)

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Dress by Cathleen Jia

1. Cathleen Jia

Melbourne-based designer, Cathleen Jia, has an penchant for all things romantic.

Her gorgeous wedding dresses fuse vintage details with contemporary design, making them perfect for stylish modern brides who still want something a little timeless.

Flowing silhouettes, sheer fabrics, and beautiful bridal separates, Cathleen Jia is a designer to check out if you’re looking for a dress that’s comfortable, pretty, and classic with a cool twist.

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Dress by Cathleen Jia

2. Grace Loves Lace

We’ve been fans of these guys for a long time! Grace Loves Lace is one of those rare wedding dress brands that’s ‘Pinterest famous’ but whose gowns look just as gorgeous on real brides, as they do on the models. There’s good reason these dresses are among the most pinned on the planet.

The go-to for cool, boho brides, recent Grace Loves Lace collections have made a move to a more sophisticated twist on their free-spirited aesthetic.

Designed and handmade in Australia, using European lace and silks, these dresses are for stylish, eclectic brides who still want to rock something romantic (and maybe even a bit sexy) on their big day.

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Photo by Kyle Deleu, Dress by Grace Loves Lace
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Dresses by Grace Loves Lace
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3. Nevenka

Nevenka is a really cool and innovative ‘unbridal’ bridal brand. Their signature style is all about making a statement, with big ruffles, fun details and beautiful lace and broderie anglaise textures.

With roots in Eastern Europe, but based in Melbourne, this collection has a worldly feel, with eclectic influences, bold design and a really touching story behind the brand.

While these are wedding dresses for brides who want something truly unique and untraditional, they’ve still got a lot of soul, beauty and romance to them.

 

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Dress by Nevenka
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Dresses by Nevenka
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4. Georgia Young Couture

We’ve shared Georgia Young Couture with you guys before as a designer to watch, and her stunning contemporary styles have had a wider and wider reach in recent years.

Creating dramatic silhouettes, feminine structure and unusual use of geometry, her luxurious gowns still draw brides who want to take the classic wedding day look up a notch.

Georgia Young is a gorgeous example of contemporary couture bridal fashion.

5. Silvana Tedesco

We discovered Silvana Tedesco just a few months ago, and have been smitten with her stylish, seductive, innovative wedding dresses ever since.

A bridal designer that doesn’t hold back, her gowns vary from relaxed breezy styles, to dramatic works of modern art.

Based in Melbourne, her designs are perfect for fashion forward brides who want to adapt their every day style into their wedding day look.

6. Anna Campbell

Anna Campbell may have only launched her Melbourne fashion house seven years ago, but she’s already a stalwart of Australian bridal design.

Her gowns are synonymous with a whimsical vintage aesthetic with crystal embellishment and pretty detailing. Recent collections have seen Anna Campbell move towards a slightly more modern and minimal style, while still keeping all that signature romance.

A designer to look to for an elegant, refined wedding dress with plenty of playful glamour.

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Dress by Anna Campbell
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Dress by Anna Campbell

7. Bo & Luca

Bo & Luca are beloved by boho brides for their weightless, floaty gowns, cool separates and exquisite embellishments.

With a penchant for 70s style, opulent textiles, and the prettiest detailing, Bo & Luca dresses have that coveted quality of being both modern, and classic.

Designed and hand cut in Australia by designer Shannon Pittman,and hand beaded at an Atelier in India, a lot of time, skill, craftsmanship and love goes into these wedding dresses. Which explains why they’re so adored by the brides who wear them.

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Dresses by Bo & Luca
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Dresses by Bo & Luca

8. Delila Fox

Delila Fox is a recent discovery on our part, but this exciting Australian bridal brand is already making waves internationally, with stockists in Hong Kong and California.

With an Instagram feed we could swoon over all day, you get an instant sense of the Delila Fox aesthetic, cool, modern, and simple with touches of carefully considered embellishment.

These gowns are for brides looking for a little romance and whimsy to their wedding dress, without going in for all the fuss.

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Dress by Delila Fox
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Dresses by Delila Fox

9. Pallas Couture

Pallas Couture is a mother-daughter bridal fashion house in Sydney, and one of the most internationally renowned Australian bridal brands.

Distinctly different from the relaxed, bohemian vibe of many Australian designers, Pallas Couture has more of a luxurious aesthetic, with figure-hugging silhouettes, sexy designs, and ornate embellishment.

Definitely one for brides who want drama, glamour, and a touch of opulence from their wedding dress.

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Dress by Pallas Couture
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Dresses by Pallas Couture

10. Made With Love

Another of those brands that’s new on our radar, but adored by brides around the world, Made With Love is a boutique bridal studio on Australia’s Gold Coast.

Boasting a mix of styles from the cool to the classic, Made With Love have detail-focused designs, meaning their dresses get even more gorgeous the longer you swoon over them!

Beautiful lace textures with contemporary backless designs, classic tulle skirts with pretty bodices, romantic two-pieces with gorgeous embellishment; it’s hard to choose a favourite, but we do love a brand that has something for every style of bride.

(And pockets, we love pockets!).

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