At Silk Trader, we have created a list of three of the talented Australian bridal designers available to shop around the country. Each designer offers a unique range of bridal dresses crafted from luxurious fabrics including dupion silk, tulle, silk organza and other premium fabrics we love here at Silk Trader. Continue reading to learn more about these designers and why you should be adding them to your bridal list when booking your wedding dress appointments. 

Grace Loves Lace

You know a bridal boutique should be at the top of your list when one of their bridal dresses receives more than 2.5 million re-pins on Pinterest! This in-demand bridal brand started in 2010, since the beginning the team has created a whole new perspective on bridal dressing and have been designing gowns, we want women to feel confident and empowered in. Their handmade gowns are all about effortless luxury, quality and style. The team behind Grace Loves Lace, design gowns that have soul, originality and authenticity. Featuring flattering silhouettes, they are thoughtfully created for comfort, luxury and movement. These are the gowns you will never want to take off. Whether your personal style is simple, classic, bohemian, luxe, or romantic, there is sure to be a dress that is perfectly suited to you. Ranging from $1,500-$4,500 Grace Loves Lace has showrooms in Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and the Gold Coast. 

Georgia Young

Georgia has always had a big love for Couture. From an early age, she taught herself to sew on her mother’s old sewing machine. Taking every opportunity to learn more, led her to take on a part-time job within the industry at fifteen. After a few years of studying Couture, then working in a Melbourne Couture house for another three years, it was time to start the dream. The Georgia Young label was created for the bride that didn’t want to look like a ‘bride.’ There is a strong distinctive design difference with our gowns, that isn’t quite like anything else. With the use of strong lines, geometric shapes, clean fabrics and contemporary vibes, these gowns are the perfect piece for the modern bride. Each gown is expertly made locally in her Carlton studio. Georgia Young offers private one on one consultations and recommends a minimum of 6 months’ notice when booking your appointment. The price range is generally between $5,000-$7,500. Georgie Young’s showroom is in Carlton however, she has stockists around Australia, and you can also purchase her gowns online. 

Mariana Hardwick 

The Mariana Hardwick Boutique is one of Australia’s leading destinations for luxury bridal fashion. A Mariana Hardwick gown speaks to the visionary bride. The bride who has a unique style, knows quality and shops sustainably. She sees beyond the conventional wedding dress and seeks inspiration from the contemporary global fashion landscape. While they admire and uphold the best of traditional design methods, the brand intends their gowns to be very current and relevant, with a twist that makes the collections reflective of contemporary life. The label embraces social and lifestyle trends and imaginatively uses this to anticipate the styles and experiences our bride will demand. Designed to complement the female form, our gowns are sophisticated, refined and effortlessly beautiful. Their price ranges between $3,000 - $10,000+. Their flagship store is located in South Melbourne and is stocked around the world.