May, 2014

Lucy & Tom’s Sunny Beach Wedding

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Real Weddings | No Comments
Lucy & Tom’s Sunny Beach Wedding

It was clear from the very beginning that Lucy was after a short wedding dress that was elegant, simple and comfortable enough for her to dance the night away. We came up with the sweetest frock, a structured scoop neck silk dupion dress with an a-line skirt. The dress was finished with the cutest bow detail and buttons down the back.

Lucy and Tom held a beautiful church service at Christ Church in Claremont followed by a relaxed, fun reception at Floreat Beach Club.

When reflecting on the big day, Lucy had the following advice for future brides-

What was the most important thing to you on your wedding day? 

To be focused on marrying Tom. Everything else was a bonus but saying our vows and meaning them, not worrying about anything else at that time, was really important to us.

Do you have any advice you’d like to pass on to other brides? 

Don’t sweat the small stuff – it sounds cliche but on the day, no one notices the small mistakes!

How did your wedding dress make you feel? 

Elegant, pretty and above all, comfortable!

Images by Emma Pointon

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Bridal Wear Perth – Wear White or Dare to Be Different

Posted by on May 29, 2014 in From the designer | No Comments
Bridal Wear Perth – Wear White or Dare to Be Different

It’s becoming less common to wear ‘white’ these days, in fact, I haven’t made a ‘white’ wedding gown in years. We work with shades of ivory or even hints of colour. We help each of our brides to find the right colour to suit their skin tone, the design of the gown and the setting of their wedding.

If you are looking for bridal wear in Perth that is different, it’s a good idea to look into having a couture gown designed and made to fit you.

Here are a few examples of our couture gowns where we have created something different…

Image by CJ Williams Photography

Fiona’s Oyster and Ivory Lace Gown. Image by CJ Williams Photography.


Hayley’s Bridal Blush Gown. Image by Anna Rose Studio.

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Shannon’s Silver and Ivory Wedding Gown. Image by Russell Ord.


Julia's Elvi Design Red Wedding Gown. Image by Bride.

Julia’s Red Wedding Gown. Image by Bride.

Shannon & Brad’s Magical Winter Margaret River Wedding

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Real Weddings, Testimonial | No Comments
Shannon & Brad’s Magical Winter Margaret River Wedding

Shannon came to our studio with the vision of wearing something different to her Winter wedding. She didn’t want to wear white so we came up with a design with a touch of silver. The gown featured intricate antique silver beading around the neckline and waistline which then flowed into a beautiful Italian metallic lace. We also made a flower girls dress for Shannon’s daughter, Audrey, what a sweet little girl!

Shannon and Brad exchanged vows at Vasse Felix winery in Margaret River, the ceremony was followed by a long lunch with family and friends.

A few words from Shannon –

“I just wanted to write and thank you so very much for all your hard work and care with the creation of my wedding dress. I was absolutely ecstatic with the final result and my very special day would not have been the same without all your contributions. Your ideas, skill and creativity, combined with your ability to listen to my thoughts enabled you to create a dress I felt really comfortable in and that fitted me perfectly. It was really enjoyable working with you both.  Not only am I recommending you to everyone who asks but you also have two more future clients with our girls Edith and Aurdey!  I wish you all the very best with your growing business and we will be in touch in a few years.”

Images by Russell Ord Photography

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Wedding Upmarket Wrap Up

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in Bridal Fair | No Comments
Wedding Upmarket Wrap Up

We had such a great response at the recent Wedding Upmarket. If you couldn’t make it, here’s your chance to experience some of the action! We had two of our real brides, Kate & Carmen, and model Michelle on the runway wearing Elvi Design gowns, Olive Farm Design headpieces and Ivy bouquets. The crowd were in love with the beautiful lace work and the soft, romantic feel of the gowns.

The girls were ‘prettied up’ by a team of hair and make-up artists. Hair by Lana Smith of Atelier No. 25. Make-up by Cherie Nicole and Emily Moore. It was a busy day for our models because they also had the chance to take part in a mini photoshoot by photographer Hannah of Lola Images. Take a look below to see the final images!

Whilst there was so much action on the catwalk, we also had a stand at the event where we could ‘meet and greet’ brides. It was so lovely to catch up with some of our previous and current brides, not to mention meet new brides as well! We were a part of the ‘Coastal Collaboration’ which was captured by Jason Tey Photography. We shared a space with Olive Farm Designs with the aim of creating a creative bridal wear space. It came together beautifully.

We hope to see you at the next Wedding Upmarket in August!

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Elyse & Rik’s Romantic Kings Park Wedding

Posted by on May 15, 2014 in Real Weddings, Testimonial | No Comments
Elyse & Rik’s Romantic Kings Park Wedding

“From day one of meeting you you have made me feel as if I was the only person you were making a wedding dress for, it was so much more than I ever wanted and it truly made my day more perfect, and to have had such a beautiful experience through out the whole year of planning made it even more special, not only would I recommend you over and over I want to get married again just to wear my dress for longer! When I asked you to make my daughter’s dress I had no idea just how amazing it would be and it suited our wedding perfectly, she truly stole the show! I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my dream dress a reality, you and Birgitta are one hell of a team!!!” – Elyse Biggs, February 2014

Elyse and Rik got married on a beautiful Summer’s day in Kings Park, followed by a reception at the Old Swan Brewery. Elyse went for a soft, romantic style with a touch of vintage. We worked with the most exquisite fabrics to create a delicate hand appliquéd lace bodice and a soft silk georgette skirt for Elyse. We also created a flower girls dress for Elyse’s daughter Armani, she was just too cute for words!

We’ll let the photos by Ross Wallace Photography tell the story…

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What to do with your dress after the wedding?

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in From the designer | No Comments
What to do with your dress after the wedding?

I often get asked by brides what to do with their wedding dress after the wedding. Some brides are interested to know how to care and store the gown, others would like to think of ways to re-use the gown. Here are a few suggestions –

1) Clean your Wedding Dress

Firstly, I suggest you get the gown cleaned as soon as possible. This will give your gown the best opportunity to get rid of any dirt accumulated on the day. If you get a mark on the day, it’s a good idea not too touch it!! Wetting it, rubbing it or applying heat will make the mark set.

Dry Cleaners we recommend-

Stannards Dry Cleaning

Atlas Dry Cleaning

It’s also a good idea to get a quote from your local dry cleaner.

2) Store your Wedding Dress

You can either store your wedding dress on a coat hanger in a breathable dress bag or have it wrapped in acid free paper and placed in a box. We provide each of our brides with a coat hanger and breathable dress bag. Stay away from wire coat hangers and plastic bags.

3) Dye your Wedding Dress

Why not change the colour of your wedding dress so you can wear it again as a cocktail or evening gown? This is such a great idea if you go to black tie events and think of the fond memories you’ll have wearing it.

4) Shorten/Alter your Wedding Dress

It’s a good idea to shorten your wedding dress, you could make it knee-length or even remove the train. It will make it easier to wear the gown again!

5) Re-use the Fabric to Create a Christening Gown

You could use the fabric from your wedding dress to create a Christening/Naming Day outfit for your children.


Image by Ross Wallace Photography

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