Top 6 Wedding Dress Boutiques & Designers of Queensland
Here comes the bride-to-be! With all eyes on you, it’s time to plan one of the biggest and most exciting parts of your Queensland wedding planning process – finding the perfect wedding dress!
Photo: Bridal Palace
For most women, looking for a wedding dress will be the most significant shopping choice they make in a lifetime. The dress you wear will be eternalised in photos and looked back on for years to come.
Making the right choice takes time and careful consideration. If you’re deciding to buy a dress ‘off the rack’, a boutique should be willing and helpful in refining your style and picking out your dress, and make you feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the process. If you’re considering a custom-made design, a great couturier will ensure you get personalised service and work one-on-one with you to create something unique that perfectly matches your body and personality.
The biggest key to ensuring you get the best service with either option is to do some homework and read reviews to find out what other customers’ experiences were like with the vendor and how they rated the quality of their dress. That’s where ABIA can help! These Bridal Gown Boutiques and Designer Couturiers are the winners and finalists of the prestigious 2019 21st Queensland ABIA Awards, having been rated and voted by hundreds of brides for their outstanding service and craftsmanship.
Read on and find out where to find the dress of your dreams, as judged by no other than the brides of Queensland!
#1 - Bridal Palace
Townsville, North QLD
Winner: Best Bridal Gown Boutique
ABIA Award Rating: 99.91%
Bridal Gown Boutique winner in the 2019 QLD ABIA Awards!
Bridal Palace is a boutique wedding dress house aimed at offering brides modern, on-trend and cutting-edge gowns. They aim to stock labels found in big capital city stores so North Queensland brides can find the dress of their dreams along with impeccable service.
Their appointment-only preference means you have the entire boutique to yourself, creating a highly private and personal experience for you and your guests, and ensuring you receive the best experience possible! Michelle Haydon, owner of Bridal Place, will personally go out of her way to ensure your dress suits you to utmost perfection.
Head over to Bridal Palace’s ABIA Profile to learn more.
Winner: Best Designer Couture Gown
ABIA Award Rating: 99.85%
No.1 Designer Gown Couturier in the 2019 National ABIA Awards and 7-time winner of the QLD Awards!
Paddington Weddings is a bridal boutique specialising in Australian-made wedding dresses, with an outstanding reputation in the industry for their stylish, high-quality designs and dedicated customer service. Working from their on-site workroom, award-winning designer Anne Bertossi designs a range of stunning wedding dresses for their signature label, Bertossi Brides.
Inspired by luxurious fabrics, Anne’s collections feature timeless, elegant designs with a modern edge. Anne’s stunning designs are available in both couture and ready-to-wear options offering affordable luxury to brides on all budgets. All their designs feature lightweight silk and lace, which make them particularly easy to transport for destination weddings!
Get in touch with Paddington Weddings.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Runner-Up: Best Designer Couture Gown
ABIA Award Rating: 99.38%
Awarded 2nd Place for Designer Couture Gown at this year’s QLD ABIA Awards
If you’re after a custom-design dress and want the process to be effortless and fun, Marilyn Crystelle Bridal is the brand for you! Award-winning designer Marilyn, who comes with over 20 years of experience in the bridal design industry, personally works with you throughout each step of the creation process – from the initial inspiration consultation, design sketch, fabric selection and immaculate cut, to the flawless fit. Her perfectionism and eye for every detail make each gown an exquisite unique masterpiece encapsulating the vision of each bride.
Marilyn Crystelle Bridal gowns have been worn throughout the entire world and brides have travelled interstate and internationally to have their gown individually crafted. For the time-poor, travelling bride, they offer an express package with your custom-design gown being created within as little as 3 short days over just one visit to the Sunshine Coast. They will also come to you!
Read up on Marilyn's Crystelle Bridal's real customer testimonials.
#4 - Rosa & Mary's Bridal
Gold Coast, QLD
Runner-Up: Best Bridal Gown Boutique
ABIA Award Rating: 99.04%
Queensland’s #2 Bridal Gown Boutique in 2019
Rosa & Mary’s Bridal is a family owned and operated company, with Rosa having been in the clothing industry for 40 years and her daughter Mary joining her 20 years ago. Their boutique store stocks the finest quality dresses ranging from sleek, contemporary, romantic, timeless, vintage, free-spirited and exquisite designs.
They can help you select a stunning new wedding dress that will have you looking and feeling fabulous. Utilising the finest-quality fabrics with all of their ravishing garments made to measure, their dedicated team of talented artisans will guarantee that your special dress is fitted to perfection.
View more photos of gowns from Rosa & Mary's Bridal.
#5 - HollyRose Couture
Gold Coast, QLD
3rd Place: Best Bridal Gown Boutique
ABIA Award Rating: 98.17%
3rd Place: Best Designer Couture Gown
ABIA Award Rating: 98.12%
Also winner of Bridal Accessories in the 2018 QLD ABIA Awards
With a longstanding history and reputation in the wedding industry, HollyRose Couture creates both ready-to-wear and custom couture gowns, all lovingly handmade at their studio on the Gold Coast.
Head Designer, Taya, expertly mixes modern, edgy and fashion-forward silhouettes with romantic high-end laces to create the perfect combination of beautiful, sexy and refined earthy glamour in each and every gown. Any of their designs can be tailored to suit your requirements or they can create one-off pieces just for you, so that you can have a wedding dress like no other.
Photo by Camilla Kirk Photography
Designer Couture Gown
ABIA Award Rating: 97.17%
Jordanna Regan Couture understands that a wedding gown is the most important garment a woman will wear in her lifetime and therefore works intimately with you to create a design that accentuates your natural beauty, silhouette and personality, resulting in your custom wedding gown that is breathtaking and memorable.
Professional design sketches, luxurious fabrics and laces sourced from around the world, fittings and ongoing personalised consultations are all part of the unique experience offered to you as you partake in your journey of creating your dream wedding gown with Jordanna.
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