New wedding dress style just finished!

The initial style idea:

A summery strappy lightweight wedding dress style with a low back, and (as typical of our cuts) with good hold in the bust. Crossed straps do the job very well, I was looking for a new way to do this.

Here the straps create a diamond – great fit, cute detail, with the back very open. I made the pattern, fine-tuned the dress looks good in a mock up!

 Strappy wedding dress mock up

We made a first prototype dress – it gapes in various places… not sure the waist seam is at the right height? All kind of looks a bit messy.

So I’ve redone the wedding dress pattern and made a new version. Comparing the two..

Prefer the first dress style, the second I made is a no. Maybe the original top just needs a better fit?

Trying it on a bride. 

Back to the drawing board.

Finished the new wedding dress style!

The back is stunning!

Seeing the wedding dress in a consultation.

Love the lightness the straps give it.

Fancy trying it on? My first wedding dress is a size 10, though I will be making an 8 in the next two weeks for our photo shoot. Size 12 will be ready mid November. If you’re wondering what size you’ll fit, check our FAQ page for specs.

Our consultations are complimentary, you’ll always meet with the designer personally.

This wedding dress will be priced a $2590 inclusive of GST. If you’d like to add a lace overlay of your choice, this is possible at an extra $500. In case you haven’t heard each sale sponsors a girls’ education for a year.

To come in please book a time online.

See you soon! Anna

Esme’s wedding day

Bride and groom kissing by the beach.

How romantic was Esme’s wedding? What a stunning couple and beautiful day!
There’s something about the soft autumn light in these photos, which feels extra special.

Wedding dress hanging. ready for the bride.

Autumn wedding dress styling.

Esme wore a classic wedding dress created from delicate ivory lace. The bodice was fitted and lightly boned, with a generously flared skirt continuing into a full train.
Half sleeves suited the autumn theme and flattered the arms.

Bride getting ready for her entrance.

Bride and groom leaving church.

Here is what Esme sent through:

Hi Anna, I hope you’re well. We have received our wedding photos back from the photographers and I just wanted to share some with you and say thank you so much for making our day so amazing. You did an incredible job and I can’t speak highly enough of your work.

Thank you so much

Bridal party in autumnal forest.

Bride and groom walking to the sea.

Love the photos by Shape and Bestow. Great work!

Thank you Esme, for sharing your special photos with us – you looked beautiful!

Beach wedding in New Zealand.

NZ Weddings cover!

Wedding dress with beaded sleeves.

Beaded Sleeve Wedding Dress

We’re stoked for one of our wedding dresses to be the cover shot second time in a row. The beautiful image featured really highlights the flattering neckline and exquisite beaded sleeves.

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Wedding dresses featured in NZ Weddings

Have you read the new NZ Weddings magazine yet? The Diamond Issue has just gone on the shelf and it’s a must read for all New Zealand bride-to-be’s!

We are stoked to have lots of editorial features in this edition, for this blog I added a few great shots of our wedding dresses from their last edition.

Diamante back wedding dress photo.

Diamante Back Wedding Dress

Who doesn’t love the stunning Diamante back wedding dress? Best worn with curves it’s show stopping for those of you who have a great figure and don’t care to show it.

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We’re still taking bookings for summer.

So many of the brides who are coming to see me now have their wedding planned for this summer. Usually the first question is: “Have I left it too late”?

At this stage we are still taking bookings for summer weddings. Timelines differ a bit, depending on the wedding dress you’re choosing.

Boho lace wedding dress.

The stunning Boho lace wedding dress.

Lace may need to be ordered – in some cases fabrics even have to be woven to order. Patterns may need to be graded or the style is still being fine tuned. Beading will have to be painstakingly hand-made.

However, we can usually make it work. Just last week a bride who’s flown in from Germany has booked her dream gown with us, and will be picking it up early December on the way to the airport.

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Bride’s Editorial In NZ Weddings

Jessica’s dream wedding is featured in NZ Weddings Magazine!

The beautiful bride’s exquisite French Chantilly wedding dress featured a very low back and fitted sheer lace sleeves.

She completed the breathtaking look with a luxurious hand appliqued and very long lace trimmed veil.

Enjoy the stunning photos by Anna Kidman.

Real bride wedding editorial.
Real wedding, real bride.

View more of our beautiful brides here.

Back from New York!

What a month it has been!

Taking our ready-to-wear bridal collection to show at the New York International Bridal Week it’s been a busy few months. We needed to show a minimum of 20 styles, and of course all supporting material had to be up to scratch.

The favorite styles at the show were our fitted diamante detailed gowns, with the classic Diamante Back Wedding Dress particularly popular.

NY bridal week our booth.

In the meantime one of our beautiful brides has been featured in Stuff weddings. Alexia and Paul’s Greek wedding had everything you’d imagine in a perfect fairy tale.

Chuffed that Alexia has included such a kind comment about us:) Thanks Alexia!

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Update from the workshop

It’s been a busy few months, with new styles being added to our wedding dress collection almost every week.

There’s some great new wedding dresses here and I am aiming for 30 stunning styles in a variety of sizes on our racks for later this year.

Soft & light wedding dress, cotton lace over nude silk.

New soft & light wedding dress, cotton lace over nude silk, currently in store in a size 12.

Our first Trunk show in Sydney at Marry Me Bridal is nearly over and the full wedding dress collection will be back in the studio by Saturday September 24th.

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