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Real Life Brides

  1. Kayla in our ‘Monique gown


    Kayla looked like the happiest bride in the world on her wedding day wearing the beautiful ‘Monique’ gown. Created with a full circular silky tulle skirt it was just perfect for her, such a stunning bride x

    Dear Anne and Gill,

    Well it has been 2 months and I have finally managed to get my hands on some photos for you! I just wanted to say thank you so much for my wonderful dress! It was just perfect on the day and I had so many lovely comments. The dress was made so beautifully and was exactly what I had always wanted. Thank you for your wonderful customer service, myself, my family and friends always loved coming to visit the dress and we were always made to feel very welcome. I hope you enjoy the photos!

    Thanks again,

    Kayla Davoren

  2. Bec in our ‘Candice’ gown

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    Bec just looked stunning in our ‘Candice’ gown, created in Italian ‘Guipure’ lace and a full circle cut luxurious silk satin skirt. A gown that feels as good as it looks!

    “Morning! I just wanted thank you lovely ladies again for my beautiful wedding dress! It was absolutely amazing and a dream to wear.
    The pictures say it all
    Thank you again,

    Bec McDowall (nee Bristowe-Browne) – 6th September 2014 – ‘Candice’xx

  3. Kathryn in our Estelle gown


    Kathryn just made us smile, at every one of her fittings she had us in fits of laughter! It was such a pleasure to create the ‘Estelle’ for such a beautiful bride, congratulations Kathryn, we miss your fittings!

    Hi Gill, Anne and the team,

    I can’t thank you enough for the amazing contribution your made to my entire wedding experience. Every visit to you was an absolute treat. Your professionalism and warm, inviting atmosphere made my gown creation one of the most lovely experiences ever!
    My dress was absolutely stunning! It fitted perfectly, and everyone commented on how beautiful and well made it was. I wish I could get married again (to Ben of course) just so I could have this experience all over.
    Thank you with all my heart.

    Warm regards,


  4. Phillipa in our ‘Antoinette’ gown

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    This gown just looked breath taking on Phillipa, it really does capture Anne’s style of ‘Less is More’ in a wedding gown. Such a simple, elegant, classic style, cut to perfection in quality Italian fabric, just beautiful… x

    “Dear Anne, Gill and the Bertossi Team,

    I wanted to send you an email to thank you from the bottom of my heart for my beautiful gown that was made for our wedding. I had such amazing compliments on the dress both from guests and of course my new husband.

    By the time I walked through the door at Paddington Weddings I had tried many wedding dresses, but little did I know the wonderful magic that is created by Anne and her team.

    From that first appointment, throughout all my fittings and the pick up of my dress, the attention to detail and the genuine advice and excitement of the Paddington Wedding team made the whole experience incredible. Every bride should feel how I felt about my wedding dress and I have you all to thank for that special feeling.

    I have attached a couple of photos from our wedding photographer (Calli B Photography) of the day.

    Thank you again so much and apologies for the delay in email (have been enjoying our honeymoon).

    Phillipa xx

  5. Kate in a Tea length version of our ‘Monique’ gown

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    How beautiful did Kate look in a variation of our ‘Monique’ gown, adding a tea length layered tulle skirt was just perfect for her special day. Such a fun dress to wear and dance the night away.. x

    “When dress hunting, I narrowed it down to a number of suppliers, and the reason I chose Bertossi in the end was the customer service I received in my initial visit. The whole experience was an absolute pleasure.

    Additionally, I can’t tell you how complimentary everyone was about the dress. I mean, I know people have to say that to the bride but I truly think my dress WAS super special. On the day, my grandmother, upon inspecting the dress closely, announced it was beautifully made and she herself couldn’t have done a better job (she used to make wedding dresses herself back in the day). I know her to be an extremely talented seamstress, so I considered this very high praise indeed.

    I loved it, my now husband loved it, and now I just need to figure out some excuse to wear it again.”

    Kate Chamberlain (Robertson)

  6. Temara in our Nicole gown in Chantilly lace


    Temara looked amazing in our ‘Nicole’ gown and creating it in our delicate Italian Chantilly lace just made it the perfect gown for her special day. Anne loves nothing more than taking one of her designs and then tweaking the style to make it unique for each of our brides.

    Dear Anne, Gill and the team,

    I would like to thank you for providing such a wonderful dress making and design service for the wedding dress of my dreams!! I can still remember the day I first tried on the Nicole gown – I knew it was the one (and so did Gill!). I felt like a movie star who had just stepped out of a 1920s / Gatsby themed novel – it really was the perfect fit and style of gown for me. All my guests said that they had never seen such a more beautiful gown, and that it looked amazing on me. A few also complimented that it was nice to see a wedding dress style that was not strapless – and I totally agree. This was why I chose Bertossi Brides in the first place – because you give your brides to be something original – and my dress certainly is. Above all, when I arrived at my husband to be Jason, he said I looked amazing.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for all your help, styling advice and expertise. Bertossi Brides really is exceptional!!

    Kindest regards,

    Temara Bassett

  7. Amy in our ‘Chloe’ gown

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    We just loved how much fun Amy had in our ‘Chloe’ gown on her wedding day. She looked amazing the entire day even when horse riding, which just shows how well Anne fits her strapless bodices! This simple elegant style created in Italian silk Shantung and Italian silk lace really does have that wow factor!

    Hi Gill,

    When do you hear back about the ABIA awards?? Good luck – you have my vote!

    Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Just wanted to thank you again for all your help and for creating the most perfect (and somewhat versatile when you see some of the photos) wedding gown I could have wished for!
    We had the best day, everything came together perfectly. I thought I would send through a ‘few’ photos for you to have a look at.

    Many thanks,

    Amy Gunn

  8. Jackie in our ‘Ellen’ gown

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    Jackie looked amazing in our ‘Ellen’ gown created in a delicate lace from Nottingham in the UK. This simple elegant style was perfect for her with lace cap sleeves and a stunning drag train.

    Dear Anne, Gill and all the team at Paddington weddings,

    Thank you so much for my beautiful wedding dress. I felt I was in good hands from day one and am great full for all your help! I have attached a few photos for you.

    Kind regards,

    Jackie xxx

  9. Katrina in our ‘Nicole’ gown


    Katrina was one of our beautiful ‘country brides’ from 2013 and what a sophisticated ‘country bride’ she was. We just love creating gowns for brides from all over Australia and work around any trips they have back to Brisbane. Katrina had an adaptation of our ‘Nicole’ gown but with a stunning circle cut, silk georgette skirt which just looked amazing on her. Here wedding was also featured this year in ‘Brisbane Bride’ magazine.

    Hi Gill!

    Hope you guys are having a stella year at Paddington Brides!

    I’ve just been having a look through my wedding photos and realised that I hadn’t sent you any of the big day yet! I am so excited to share them with you, it was a fabulous day back in January, made all the more special with the beautiful gown you created for me. I had so many compliments as I’m sure all brides do on their big day but when people start mentioning Grace Kelly elegance you get the feeling that you definitely made the perfect choice in a dress 🙂

    Thank you to you, Anne and the team for all your hard work in designing and making the dress of my dreams!!



  10. Danielle in our tea length ‘Grace’ gown

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    When Danielle asked us to create a Tea length version of our Grace gown we thought it was just perfect for her vintage inspired wedding up in Malaney. How lucky are we to be part of such an important day in a girls life…

    Dear GIll and Anne and the amazing MUM!

    There are not many words you can use…but all that comes to mind is THANK YOU!!! you are all amazing and I still look at my photos daily and would never change a thing. One of my close friends is just about to get married and she asked what did you enjoy most about the lead up and it was without a doubt all my dress fittings and coming in to see you.

    So for that I thank you and I know that your mum played a large part in my dress as I got the short version of the ‘Grace’ and I could not have been more comfortable and confident on the day. Thank you also for making my custom head piece, just made the outfit. Sophie was at the wedding and now we can say we were both ‘Bertossi’ brides and could not be prouder!

    Have attached a few piccies for you! Shows that I was able to trek through the rainy day we had and some off some dance moves!

    Have a great week and don’t change a thing in what you all do!