When organising a wedding one of the first, and most important things, the bride sorts out is her wedding dress. More and more in Australia unique bespoke designers are popping up and I have organised a collection of some of my favourites, that you may, or may not have heard of. Please enjoy this unique collection of Australian Bridal Designers and I would love to hear your feedback!
1. Bo & Luca
The designers at Bo & Luca have approached the designing of bridal wear with a 'refreshingly free spirit' and are mainly influenced by the bohemian lifestyle, travel and different cultures, with a little bit of sass thrown in there. They have a wide range of styles available, with beautiful free flowing silk crepes and georgettes that ooze femininity.
"A refreshingly free-spirited approach to bridal wear. The Bo & Luca woman loves truly unique, boutique style luxury.Defined through a fusion of flowing silk crepes and georgettes, layers of soft tulle, hand cut petals and delicately hand embroidered embellishments of beads, pearls and crystals"
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2. Rachel Gilbert
Australian designer Rachel Gilbert has been established since 2007 and has a unique range of bridal wear which is affordable. She has her collections of evening wear and bridal wear stocked all over the globe and I personally love the sophistication her designs bring. Each dress has exceptional attention to detail achieved through beading and choice of material. She is an Australian designer that is definitely worth a look!
"Rachel's acute awareness of what a modern brides needs is innately executed within her bridal collections. Elegantly tailored floor sweeping gowns create a timeless sophisticated elegance for the Rachel Gilbert bride."
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3. Grace Loves Lace
I LOVE this brand. If I could get married all over again I wold be wearing one of these stunning gowns. Channelling bohemian vibes with luxurious French lace and silks. All items are handmade in Australia by their team of 20 tight knit talented and passionate visionaries. An exceptional brand and should be on your list to check out if you are after a dress that promotes elegance with a feminine and bohemian twist.
Also this talented team also has a bridesmaid dress line - For the Love of Grace (http://fortheloveofgrace.com.au) as well as an everyday clothing line, jewellery and bridal accessories.
"Here at Grace Loves Lace we are so in love with what we do. We are excited to be growing as a movement, shirking the commerciality of getting married, revelling in the pure joy, and stripping it all back down to where it belongs; to love and love alone. So to you, the avant-garde, the free spirited, the rule breaker, the earthen, the gypsetter, the vintage goddess, the chic modernista, the true bohemian beauty; we welcome you to our divine paradigm. Long live the woman who throws it all to the wind, chooses and follows through with conviction and zeal, who is reckless in her passion, nomadic in her joy, progressive in her beliefs, knows exactly what she wants, and always, always bets everything on love."
4. Anna Campbell
Anna Campbell's gowns are a visionary and timeless that will continue to be in style for many years to come. With delicate beading and fine lace each dress is carefully handcrafted and I personally think the results are amazing. With a 'Made to Measure' collection and an 'Ivory Collection' currently available each gown is breathtaking and refined. Anna Campbell is continuing to make her mark on the Australian Bridal Industry and is sure to continue to design gorgeous dresses for many years to come.
"There is something truly mesmerising about an Anna Campbell dress, with designs simply dripping with decadent embellishments, intricately beaded laces, soft pretty tulles and floating silk chiffons. No matter which Anna Campbell bride you may be, when you slip into your dress on your wedding day you will feel timeless, yet not traditional, sexy yet sweet, and truly beautiful - just how every one of our brides should feel on her wedding day. We create breathtaking, silken dresses inspired by vintage romance, all hand made in Melbourne, Australia with love."
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