Wedding Dresses – Newcastle, NSW
Find your dream wedding dress with our list of the top reviewed wedding dress designers and bridal boutiques
137 King Street, Newcastle NSW 2300
Atelier Rose is a bridal boutique offering beautiful, bespoke wedding dresses for the bride who wants a tailored, one-of-a-kind dress for her big day.
Focussing on creating special gowns for each bride, Atelier Rose is a firm favourite of Newcastle brides with some saying that bridal gowns are in their DNA. Choose from a wide range of fabrics, as well as bridal accessories to complete your bridal day look.
Belles and Beaux
464 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Belles and Beaux are known as ‘The Bridal Specialists’ and have been servicing Newcastle Brides since 1989. They are the exclusive stockist in Newcastle and The Hunter for well known designers such as Stella York, Martina Liana, Brides Desire and Essense, and also stock popular label Maggie Sottero.
They also stock plus size wedding dresses in sizes 18-30 ensuring the perfect dress for every bride.
Studio C Bridal
Shop 4, 68 Nelson Street, Wallsend, NSW, 2287
Studio C Bridal are a bespoke wedding dress boutique offering quality, custom designed gowns for a truly special wedding day. They also offer a dress alteration service to lovingly restore heirloom or vintage wedding dresses to fit the modern bride.
Studio C Bridal will ensure they work closely with you to ensure a collaborative experience and see you in a wedding day outfit that suits your silhouette, style and budget.
First Floor, Suite 2, 40 Harrison Street, Cardiff NSW 2285
Chique Brides describe their customers as classic, refined, romantic and sexy and have styles to make every bride feel truly beautiful on their wedding day.
They offer dress alterations with over 20 years’ experience in bridal gown alterations, bridal party alterations and made to measure gowns.
They also have an online store and feature many of their wedding dresses online so you can get a feel for the style you would like before sitting down for a one-on-one consultation.
Stitches Alterations and Dress Making
23 Elizabeth Street, Mayfield, NSW, 2304
Owner of Stitches Alterations and Dress Making, Gail, has more than 21 years in the fashion industry and for the last 15 years has used her creative talents to create personally designed and hand-crafted wedding gowns.
Her custom wedding dress service, aptly called “I Do” allows brides to work with Gail to bring their dream dress to life. She also offers a “Rescue Service” for those who have brought a dress online that needs alterations or to give a pre-loved gown back new life.
Nova Chic Boutique
478 Hunter St, Newcastle NSW 2300
Nova Chic Boutique stock a beautiful range of wedding dresses for Newcastle brides. From a simple wedding dress to couture designer gowns, Nova Chic Boutique can help you find the perfect dress for your wedding day.
They also stock a great range of bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dresses in a huge range of styles, colours and sizes, meaning you can have your whole bridal party fitted and looked after by the team at Nova Chic.
48 The Boulevarde, Toronto NSW 2283
For brides seeking a wedding gown to fit every budget, style and size, Shazzam is your best bet. With styles ranging from simple to the extravagant, brides get to pick their favourites.
Don’t have any qualms regarding sizing off the shelf as they stock dresses ranging from size 0 to 30. Newer styles may be more expensive but if you opt for a discontinued piece (that’s still stunning, nevertheless) you get it at a steal of a price!
Mother Of The Bride Dresses
Using A Wedding Dress Designer To Design Your Dream Dress
When it comes to choosing a wedding dress, there are certainly plenty of options out there. Sometimes the sheer amount of dresses on the rack can leave brides overwhelmed and wondering where to start.
From the simple A-Line wedding dress to a fancy designer like Vera Wang, the choices are endless. This is where a wedding dress designer can help you to design and create the dress of your dreams.
If you already have a style in mind, perhaps a beach wedding dress, something long-sleeve with lace or even coloured wedding dress, then take these ideas with you to your first meeting. They will help the designer get an idea for what you like and the style you’re trying to achieve.
No idea what you want? That’s ok too. A good designer will guide you through the process from choosing the style to the materials and all the little extra embellishment like buttons, necklines, hemlines and underskirts.
And the best bit it you will end up with a custom designed dress that is made to measure so it fits you like a glove and is truly one of a kind for an extra special wedding gown.
Bringing A Second Hand Or Vintage Wedding Dresses Back To Life
Maybe you’ve always dreamed of wearing your mothers vintage wedding dress on your big day or you want to save some money by buying a second hand wedding dress. Whatever the purpose, using a wedding dress designer to do some dress alterations is the perfect way to bring these old beauties back to life and ensure they fit you like a glove.
There are a number of wedding dress designers in Newcastle, as well as bridal boutiques who offer a dress alteration service. Whether you want to rework a simple wedding dress to have a few more details, modernise a beautiful lace wedding dress or even fit a wedding dress from online, wedding dress designers can help you to achieve your ream dress.
Choosing the perfect wedding veil to suit your dress
The bridal veil is an age-old tradition that dates back to ancient Greek and Roman times when they believed a veil would protect the bride from evil spirits. Today it still presents the allure of hiding the brides face from her groom and having her father reveal it as he presents his daughter to her new husband; almost like a passing over of responsibility.
While many brides choose to forgo wearing a veil at all, the choices these days are endless and can often add an extra level of style to the bridal outfit. So what options will best suit your wedding gown?
Length – Wedding veils come in a huge variety of lengths from the smallest birdcage style all the way to a full-length cathedral veil.
Edge style – You can have your veil edged in a number of styles, from a simple cut edge to beautifully embellished lace applique or beaded edges. Choose one that matches your gown
Face shape – some face shapes are better suited to particular styles of wedding veil then others. A round face can be elongated a little more with a longer veil, whereas a rectangular face looks nice with something that has a little width to it rather than height.
Body shape – the silhouette of both you and your dress is just as important as face shape when it comes to bridal veils. For a curvier bride, a simple veil with less layers works to not add to your body shape, while taller women can easily pull off long veils
Hairstyle – consider the hairstyle you would like to have. Longer heavier veils or those with a hair brooch attached will need to have a bun or other hair part to attach to. If possible, take your veil to your hair trial to ensure the style you have chosen will work and get your hair stylist to show you or someone in your bridal party how to fit the veil if she wont be doing it on the day.
At the end of the day, the best idea is to try on multiple veils with your chosen wedding gown so you can see exactly how they pair together and what styles, lengths and edging you like best to find your perfect match.
Wedding Dress Styles
Unsure on the style of dress you would like to wear on your big day. Consider some of our top picks below:
Princess: Its many young girls dream. The gigantic princess gown also known as a ball gown wedding dress. With a classic A-line shape, think shimmering beads and intricate details
Casual: These make the perfect option for outdoor nuptials such as a beach wedding. Elegant and sleek lines with minimal detailing for a casual look
Lace: For the ultimate romantic look, you can’t go past a full lace dress or one embellished with lace such a sleeves or back detailing
Mermaid: Mermaid or trumpet gowns flair out much lower than the traditional A-line or ball gown dresses, usually from the around the knee, creating the look of a mermaid tail
Wedding dresses with sleeves: For those who want to cover the shoulders for a church wedding or otherwise, adding some sleeves can be a beautiful option. You can even make them removable to change up your look for the after party
Long sleeve wedding dresses: Long sleeve wedding dresses are making a huge come back of late. Modest, classic and elegant, these can be made of the same material as the dress or something different like a full lace sleeve to really give a romantic feel
Off the shoulder: If you have a beautiful décolletage why not show it off with an off the shoulder number.
Sexy: From slinky satin styles and plunging necklines to illusion lace which offers some cover while showing off some skin, there are plenty of options for a sexy style wedding dress
Short: From tea length dresses that fall above the ankle and below the knee to the classic knee length frock, short wedding dresses are a great fashion statement for something a little less traditional
Boho: Bohemian dresses are usually made of light weight fabrics to give that free and flowing look, perfect for outdoor and beachy wedding styles
Indian/ cultural outfits: Whether it’s an auspicious red wedding dress, Indian lehenga or Chinese Qipao, a dress that represents your family’s culture can be the perfect choice
Coloured: Whether is a subtle blush pink wedding dress or a rebellious black number, coloured wedding dresses are becoming more popular even if its just a hint of red in the underskirt, embellishments or train
Two-piece: utilising wedding separates or a two-piece wedding dress is fabulous way to incorporate different styles top and bottom for your wedding outfit. It also means you might be able to wear either the top or the bottom again, pairing it down with something simpler