If looking at wedding dresses in your spare time is your idea of a good time, you’ve come to the right place. While wedding dresses are as unique as the people who wear them, if we can’t take inspiration from our favorite influencers, who can we turn to?
There has been no shortage of jaw-dropping influencer weddings in recent years, and while they’ve made us believe in love again, they’ve been a major inspiration for dresses as well. From sheath to bustier and everything in between, there is something for all types of brides-to-be on the Instagram charts of our favorite local girls.
Below are the Australian-influenced wedding dresses we can’t stop swooning over.
Steph Claire-Smith’s chic Murray River wedding was a highlight of 2019. Marrying her nearly eight-year-old partner Josh Miller, the perfect day was on his private property.
The model wore a two-piece dress from the Australian designer Wedding for a day
. She paired the structured satin crop top with a loose, high-waisted skirt. While it might seem a little unusual, Steph says she always knew her dress would be a two-piece set and she couldn’t have felt more like her that day.
Sarah Stevenson married her boyfriend Kurt Tilse earlier this year in Byron Bay.
Although we don’t have confirmation from the designer, her dress was floor-length silk with a fitted bustier. It also featured an elegant line of buttons on the back, with spaghetti straps to tie everything in place.
Our favorite Bachelorette Georgia Love married her partner Lee Elliott this year in a ceremony that made us trust love again. Against the backdrop of Frogmore Creek Winery in Tasmania, Georgia wore a floor-length strapless dress with a plunging neckline.
Conceived by Jason grech
, who adorably dressed Georgia the same day she met Lee while filming the Bachelorette
. Could the set be more perfect? We do not think so.
Pia Muehlenbeck married Kane Vato in a spectacular ceremony in Byron Bay a few years ago in 2019.
The dress was from Pallas Couture
, with the bride choosing one with a long train for the ceremony and a shorter cocktail-style dress for the reception. One of the main features of the dress was the oversized floral sleeves which were undeniably eye-catching. The dress took over 800 hours to build and was airlifted to Byron Bay just days before the wedding.
Nicole Warne (from Gary Pepper Girl
) married photographer Luke Shadbolt in New Zealand in 2018. Over the three days of festivities, the bride wore five custom looks, but the wedding dress undoubtedly stole the show.
Conceived by Valentino
, the dress was a one-of-a-kind silk design with a cutout front. With long sleeves and intricate embroidery (including sequins, crystals and glass stones), the finished look was completely stunning.
Bree McCann married Mitchell McCann in an intimate ceremony in Todos Santos, Mexico.
The bride wore a custom dress from the Australian designer Steven khalil
, taking a piece of home with her for the destination wedding. The stunning design featured a plunging neckline with delicate embellishments, offset by a structural train with gathered details at the back.
Earlier this year, Erin Holland married Australian cricket star Ben Cutting in a gorgeous location in Byron Bay where she donned not one, but three wedding dresses.
From a modern day Grace Kelly look for the first dress, to a sleek and sexy look for the second and ending with a cute and modern look – these dresses gave Erin the best of everything that day. Erin’s three robes were J’Aton Couture
, with the ceremonial dress turning out to be a show-stopper.
According to the bride, the designers took pieces of a 200-year-old tablecloth from a mill in France. Lace was a key material, with the sculptural neckline running down to the bodice of the dress. The very intricate details made the dress one of a kind, as evidenced by the delicate beading on the bodice and the initials of Erin and Ben on the shoulder of the dress.
The mother and father of the Australian Bachelor franchise tied the knot in 2018, during their destination wedding in Puglia, southern Italy.
The bride wore a bespoke Steven khalil
dress and was truly a vision of bridal perfection. The pale nude dress was delicately covered in sequins, pearls and floral beads, paired with a veil of English tulle.
Sara Donaldson (of Harper & Harley) married Richard Crampton in 2018, in the Byron Bay backcountry.
The bride wore a Jane hill
dress with puffed sleeves and off the shoulders. Every component has been hand beaded, making for an incredibly delicate and intricate dress.
Chloe Morello married Sebastian Mecha on a luxury boat in Sydney Harbor in 2018.
Her dress was designed by Steven khalil
, with floral detailing to the front and a stunning tulle and lace overlay.
Georgie Stevenson married her boyfriend Tim Crouch in 2018, at Maleny Manor in the Gold Coast hinterland.
Georgie’s dress was designed by Made with love
and is called the dress ‘Carrie’. Very traditional in appearance, her dress featured puffy tulle from the waist to the feet for a traditional bridal look. The top half was in lace, with a delicately crafted bodice and an open back with buttons.