The wedding dress is often the star of conversations for wedding plans. It is definitely high up on the “wedding to do list” for all brides.
The wedding dress is also a statement piece for brides on their most special day.
With so much importance placed on the dream wedding dress, brides today have so much to choose from, no matter the colour, fabric, shape or style. You only need to Google “wedding dresses” and hundreds of pages will come up for you to browse through.
If you’re keen to support a Perth wedding fashion designer and want to create the dream wedding dress with someone who you can talk to directly, visit and see face-to-face, then we’re so pleased to share five Wedding Upmarket local designers and their beautiful work with you.
After finishing her advanced Diploma in Fashion and Design Technology and many years designing, Perth designer Sally found her stride in the bridal industry where her love of detail, lace and one-off creations come to life.
Sally works from her studio in Applecross, where she seeks to create the perfect wedding gown through collaboration of designer and bride, through an initial complimentary 30 minute one to one sit down.
Here Sally will help walk you through the process of getting your special wedding dress, answer those all important questions and finally view your personalised sketch and quote.
Designer and dressmaker, Sandra, had a conversation with a friend in 2011 about their struggles to find a unique wedding dress. This was at a time when no wedding gowns with sleeves or “tea-length” existed! So of course, Sandra had to do something about that.
Named after Sandra’s Finnish Grandmother, Elvi Designs is all about creating bespoke, different and quality wedding gowns. Sandra gained her love of dressmaking from her grandma and mum and work experience with Collette Dinnigan in Sydney, the late Ruth Tarvydas and Morrison Clothing.
When creating the perfect wedding gown for her special day, Sandra focuses on the style of the bride’s wedding (vintage, relaxed, bohemian, minimal etc), her individual body shape (because we all come in different sizes, right?) and her personality, to come up with a one-of-a-kind wedding gown for her special day.
An established Perth fashion designer, stylist producer, Jonté Morgan has produced many global outfits – including the staff uniforms for the newly opened Perth Ritz Carlton Hotel – while also dressing reality TV participants from The Bachelorette Australia, wives and girlfriends of our AFL players and celebrities such as Janet Jackson and Dovely.
After getting married in October 2017, Jonté’s passion for designing and creating dream Wedding Gowns and Bridesmaid dresses was ignited.
Jonté’s Bridal fashion includes Resort Bridal Gowns, Bridesmaid Dresses and Veils which are created in beautiful quality fabrics, lace and beading detailing, and can be customised to create your perfect bridal look!
Elsa – the designer behind Meeting Grace – has been working in the international wedding scene since 2008, before opening her own Perth boutique six years later.
Elsa’s approach to the dream wedding dress is by firstly understanding that “your wedding day is the most important day of your life. As a designer, I understand just how important it is to look and feel your best on that special day. I also understand how frustrating it can be to try on dress after dress at a bridal chain only to leave the store empty handed.”
Together with fellow designer, Chloe, Meeting Grace’s unique approach to creating wedding dresses is by focusing on the silhouette a gown creates on your body, instead of a mass-produced cookie cutter style dress.
Rosa Bridesmaids is the bridal brand of the ILKA. Launched in 2019, Rosa intends to provide every modern woman with the perfect wedding outfit, joining trendy to timeless chic.
Locally made to order in Perth WA, Rosa allows conscious brides and guests to find their dream wedding outfit without having to choose between ethics and aesthetics. No matter your size or shape, Rosa has your back! Find dresses, jumpsuits or mix & match tops, skirts and pants from size 6 to 24 in a variety of quality fabrics and dazzling colours to let you express your creativity and find the style that will suit you perfectly and make all the heads turn. Rosa celebrates individuality and self-love and supports free-minded women in all their glory by creating with you pieces that represent your uniqueness.
Wear the right one!
Want to meet our Wedding Upmarket designers and dressmakers in person to find out if they’re the right creator of your dream wedding dress?
Then join us on Saturday 24 October, from 10am – 3pm at UWA’s Winthrop Hall Undercroft for a day of bespoke, curated and enjoyable wedding exhibition.
Style Shoot for Wedding Upmarket 2020 Instagram Credits
Styling, cake stand & coordination – Pop-Up Planning Co. @popupplanningco
Event- Wedding Upmarket @weddingupmkt
Photography – Christine Lim @christinelimm
Venue – The Mark at the State Buildings @statebuildings
Furniture – M Events @m_eventhire
Florals – Freek Florals @freek.florals
Tableware – Side Serve @sideserveperth
Cake – Takes the Cake @takesthecakewa
Stationery – Lala Designs @laladesignperth
Gown – Meeting Grace @meetinggrace
Makeup – Imen Chow @imenchowmakeup
Model – Carli Prinsloo Instagram.com/carli.prinsloo
Videography – Wild Feathers Creative @wildfeatherscreative
Accessories- Holly Barker Millinery @hollybarkermillinery
Linen – Hire Society @hiresociety