8 Dreamy Local Wedding Dress Designers To Wear When You’re Tying The Knot
Getting hitched, tying the knot, saying I do! Whatever you want to call it, your big day deserves a dress just as special – and we’ve rounded up eight of the dreamiest local designers to get you kitted out in the finest duds.
A vision of stylish restraint, Lola Varma is the ultimate in minimalist, modern bridal fashion. These “romantic renegades” offer a collection of hand-made gowns, and for those who want the freedom to mix and match, a selection of separates. Pick from their selection of finely hand crafted tops, skirts and pants to create your perfect combo to suit your style and figure – it’s a win for any bride with a refined aesthetic sensibility who is open to less traditional styles.
Suite 8, 177 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Harriette Gordon‘s hand crafted, made-to-order gowns are as quirky as they are romantic. Perfect for a bride that favours whimsy over convention, with couture detailing that will elevate even the simplest of gowns. Committed to an ethos of slow and sustainable fashion, Harriette’s ethereal, bespoke pieces has our hearts all a-flutter.
16/27 Market Street, Fremantle
Paula and Jo
Custom designers and dressmakers Paula and Jo combine the benefits of mixing and matching styles with years of experience gown-making. Design elements from their existing dresses – which range from classic to vintage-inspired to modern – can be combined to create a custom gown that perfectly suits your personality and preferences. Their amazing attention to detail just adds to the perfection.
4/216 Stirling Street, Perth
Rachel Rose Bridal
Some of the prettiest dresses in Perth, Bridal by Aubrey Rose has been getting rave reviews from brides since it opened almost ten years ago; not just for their dresses, but for their friendly, inclusive vibes. Given their success, it’s only natural that Rachel Rose would offer her own collection of gowns – and her label has grown exponentially since its inception in 2019 into a global brand. We’re obsessed with her dreamy designs, but even more obsessed with her commitment to inclusivity – with just about every dress available in sizes 4-30. Bridal By Aubrey Rose are also currently stocking another stellar Perth-based designer, Jonté, who has been branching into bridal wear with tremendous success.
Bridal by Aubrey Rose: 367B Oxford Street, Mount Hawthorn
Looking for a dress that’s minimalistic, yet unique? Balancing a carefree joie de vivre with a sophisticated aesthetic, Madeleine Ruth is creating made-to-order gowns and separates for modern brides our of her Subiaco studio. Contemporary, elegant, youthful but timeless – that’s ticking an impressive number of dream dress boxes.
Maevana‘s gowns manage to balance all our favourite qualities – delicate yet bold, ethereal yet modern. Designer Mae creates custom gowns (as well as ready to wear dresses, separates and veils) that are carefully considered “from seam to sash”. You’ll find hints of a 60’s shift, a whisper of an ’80s puff sleeve, or a ’70s gather… but always with a contemporary point of view.
Level 1, 255 Queen Victoria Street, North Fremantle
For the past decade, ILKA has been at the forefront of sustainable fashion in Perth – with uncomplicated, inclusive wearability at the centre of their design ethos. After the shuttering of their retail space, the brand has pivoted their focus towards fashion consulting, and their bridesmaids label Rosa (launched in 2019), has taken on a life of its own. At the start of 2022 they also launched their first ever bridal collection: a retrospective of their decade-long partnership, wearability and sustainability remains at the forefront of their designs. Made-to-order pieces are available from sizes 6 to 24 – a lot of brands like to talk inclusivity, but ILKA really walks the walk, and we love to see it!
Luxury evening wear label Natalie Rolt has built a fervent following with their sensual, minimalistic designs and decidedly contemporary aesthetic. Applying that effortless, confident and restrained approach to bridal garments, these are dresses for a bride that isn’t afraid to keep things both simple and sexy.
360 Hay Street, Subiaco
With decades of experience under her belt, Louise Nuku is a master at crafting wedding gowns with couture details – finding the balance between a range of stunning existing gowns and endless bespoke options. Timelessly romantic, designs range from minimalistic, to boho, to a luminous cloud of chiffon. These bespoke creations are made with care, so if you want something truly unique – make sure to get in contact well in advance of your big day.
45 Regents Park Road, Joondalup
Header image: Harriette Gordon