Wedding Dresses
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Brisbane's Top 10 Dress Designers


 

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We've searched high and low for Brisbane's best dress designers, so that you don't have to. Now you have time for more important things, like cake test testing. Here are our absolute faves, in no particular order. 
 

Paddington Weddings

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Anne Bertossi is the multi-award-winning designer, with more than 20 years of industry experience, behind Paddington Weddings. Anne works alongside her mum and sister, crafting elegant dresses from Italian and French silks and laces of the finest quality. Anne has a reputation for designing stunning gowns, with a "less is more" approach that give her frocks a modern-vintage feel.

For a uniquely chic dress, lovingly designed and created by Anne Bertossi, pop by this address:

Paddington Weddings
41 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington, Queensland 4064
Phone: (07) 3368 4933

paddingtonweddings.com.au

Hilde Heim

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Hilde Heim has more than 20 years of international bridal wear design experience and is well-known for her European style creations. Hilde’s point of difference is that she endeavours to make the design a collaborative effort between herself and you, the customer. This means that your dress is a one-in-a-million design and you can guarantee that no other bride will ever wear a dress quite like yours.

So, for a unique wedding gown with European flair, visit the following address:

Hilde Heim
454C Enoggera Rd
Alderley, Queensland 4051
Phone: (07) 3356 1190

www.hildeheim.com

Darb Bridal Couture


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Darb Bridal Couture is the brainchild of multi-award-winning Brisbane based designer, Brad Webb. He's renowned for his ability to combine age-old couture techniques with contemporary skills and designs. When you order a Darb gown, your dress design is an intimate collaboration between yourself and Brad, and you can guarantee that it will be crafted to the highest quality with a unique touch of romantic flair.

If you dream of being decked out in a Darb dress, head to the studio at the following address:

Darb Bridal Couture
Shop 7, Brisbane Arcade
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Phone: (07) 3221 9770 

www.darbbridalcouture.com.au

Made With Love

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Carla and her team are only new to this industry but their online bridal boutique has taken off like a rocket, since April 2013. Their quick turnaround time as well as their incredibly low prices is what sets them apart from the rest. If your fella has only just popped the question and you're planning on getting hitched quite soon, their dresses are perfect for you. You can order your dress with as little as four months to spare! Of course, it's better to order with a little more time up your sleeve, just in case there are any alterations that need to be made, and to avoid any issues with delivery time (always keep public holidays in mind). The best part is that your dress will be delivered straight to your door, free of charge!

So, grab a cuppa, get comfy and start clicking through their collection to get inspired. They cater to brides nation- wide, in fact! Here's the website:

http://madewithlovebridal.com/

Karen Willis Holmes

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Karen Willis Holmes launched her label in 2000 and has since become well-known for her classy and affordable Australian-made wedding dresses. Her gowns are made of the highest quality fabrics and materials from around the world, and are sewn with love, care and attention to detail. In addition to being cut in a super flattering fashion, Karen's gowns often feature intricate beading and embroidery, setting them apart from run of the mill styles. The most frequent comments that Karen receives from brides? Well, they're along the lines of, "It's better than I could have dreamed!" and "You've exceeded all of my expectations".

If you'd like to stand out in a Karen Willis Holmes dress, head to the store:

Karen Willis Holmes

Shop 5, 2 Latrobe Terrace
Paddington, Queensland 4064
Phone: (07) 3368 2216

karenwillisholmes.com

Anna Campbell

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Anna Campbell is a relatively new kid on the bridal block, but she sure has hit the ground running. Her dresses are luxuriously elegant, feminine and romantic. The design style is slightly rustic and vintage, and each dress is lovingly hand-made with the highest quality fabrics and materials, so as to absolutely ensure you look and feel stunning on your special day.

For a beautiful dress, with a touch of antiquity, pop into one of the following stores:

Babushka Ballerina
G17 171 Queen Street, Wintergarden Mall
Brisbane CBD, Queensland 4000
Phone: (07) 3172 7290

Babushka Ballerina
717 Ann Street,
Fortitude Valley, Queensland 4006
Phone: (07) 3161 9554

 www.annacampbell.com.au

Roz la Kelin

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The Roz la Kelin bridal boutique has been established since 1981. Since that time, Roz and her team of designers have gained a reputation as a brand that provides high quality bridal wear at affordable prices, including plus-size wedding gowns. With over 30 years of expertise, you know you're in good hands when you order a stylish Roz la Kelin dress.

To get your hands on one of these gorgeous designer dresses, visit their store:

Roz la Kelin Brisbane Flagship Boutique
407 Logan Road
Stones Corner, Brisbane, Queensland 4120
Phone: 1300 027 432

rozlakelin.com

Elizabeth de Varga

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This award-winning label has been around since 1984 and is recognised for the high quality craftsmanship involved in each unique design. Elizabeth de Varga dresses tend to perfectly wrap around the female form, accentuating femininity and bridal beauty, whilst still keeping in tune with your individuality. All of their gowns are also completely Australian-made, using local and imported fabrics and materials.

For that special gown, that's uniquely you, pop into the boutique at this location:

Elizabeth de Varga Exclusive Fashion
414 Logan Road
Stones Corner, Brisbane 4120
Phone: (07) 3394 4904

devarga.com.au

J'Aton Couture



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Founded by Jacob Luppino and Anthony Pittorino in 1995, J’Aton has firmly established itself as a couture powerhouse. Drawing on such varied sources of inspiration as architecture, history and art, the brand ’s aims to inject a sense of femininity and elegance into each of their gowns. Needless to say, only the highest quality laces, beads and fabrics are use throughout. Each client deals directly with one of the brand’s designers, and collaborates with a small team throughout the production of the dress, (which usually lasts around 6 months), during which they are encouraged to actively help design the piece .

Although J’Aton is based in Melbourne, they do offer their services nationwide.

For those interested in enquiring further, please contact info@jatoncouture.com.

Wendy Sullivan

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Wendy Sullivan, the face behind the Brides Desire label, has a reputation for creating classy Australian-made wedding dresses, that are not just stunning, but affordable too. This multi-award-winning designer has been in the bridal industry since 1983 and has an eye for the latest trends, as well as timelessly elegant designs. Wendy also recognises that each bride's shape is unique and she is skilled at designing flattering dresses for petite women right through to plus-size ladies.

If it's your desire to walk down the aisle in a Brides Desire dress, drop by the studio at this address:

Brides Desire
31 Vulture Street
Westend, Queensland 4101
Phone: (07) 3846 7077

 http://www.bridesdesire.com.au/

 

 

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