Yes, you read that correctly, friends. Today we bring you 20 of our favourite Australian and New Zealand bridal designers so you can shop from a darn good bunch of homegrown heroes to land on your epic big day dress. Now more than ever it’s so important to shop local, sustainable goods that get the feels going. As small business owners ourselves, we are here to tell you the real-life joy in every single sale of the magazine we make and every single eyeball that peruses our website and social media pages. So why not wear these incredible designers on your wedding day – whether you’re having an intimate elopement or throwing caution to the wind and winding up for an OTT as they come wedding day, this post has something for you. And we encourage you to go deep, ’cause these designers have so much more to show you in their boutiques and on their websites and social media, too.

From the Aussie veteran who celebrated 20 years last year (we’re looking at you Karen Willis Holmes) and wedding industry giant, Grace Loves Lace, to lovely local gals, Prea James Bridal, Alca Line Bride, Amy New Bridal, Lilia Cass and L’eto Bridal (phew, Sydney has something in the water, no?!), they all have ever impressive and expanding collections of unique, sustainable and simply exceptional gowns.

Then there’s Melbourne must-haves, the phenom Oui The Label and Oarma, whose ethos lies around designing pieces to wear long after the wedding day and Luci Di Bella and Georgia Young who both play with texture, shape and structure like the couture queens they are.

What about the West Coast you ask? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Check out Lola Varma, Harriette Gordon and Madeleine┬áRuth, who all have their own take on bridal in the very best way using the most exquisite fabrics.

Oh and let’s not forget our friends over in New Zealand, Kellylin Couture, Jessica Couture, Hera Couture and Daisy by Katie Yeung – with styles for actual days. Seriously, take a look – the choice is second to none! But first, scroll down for a look at all the incredible designers you need to know about (the aforementioned and more) and if you’re still searching for inspo, don’t miss real brides donning gorgeous dresses in all different shapes, sizes and price ranges here.

Alca Line Bride Piper Gown, $4600, enquire at Alca Line Bride.

Kellylin Couture Chanel Gown, $POA, enquire at Kellylin Couture.

White Meadow Luna Gown, $3299, shop online at White Meadow.

L’eto Bridal Piece 24C, from $5310, enquire at L’eto Bridal.

Karen Willis Holmes Bardot Jumpsuit, $1990, shop online at Karen Willis Holmes.

Jessica Couture Gown, $POA, enquire at Jessica Couture.

Daisy by Katie Yeung Estella Gown (Left), $POA and Abella Gown (Right), $POA, enquire online at Daisy by Katie Yeung.

Harriette Gordon 2.4 Ruched Tulle Gown, $6500, enquire at Harriette Gordon.

Prea James Bridal Malene Gown, $3775, enquire at Prea James Bridal.

Christie Nicole Bridal Rachel Gown, $POA, enquire at Christie Nicole Bridal.

Madeleine Ruth Valentina Blouse, $600, shop online at Madeleine Ruth.

Luci Di Bella Gown, $POA, enquire at Luci Di Bella.

Oui The Label Eden Dress, $3025, shop online at Oui The Label.

Georgia Young Couture Tangelo Gown, $POA, enquire at Georgia Young Couture.

Lola Varma ILY Gown, $4290, enquire at Lola Varma.

Amy New Bridal Mia Gown, $3680, enquire at Amy New Bridal.

Hera Couture Hali Gown, $POA, enquire at Hera Couture.

Lilia Cass Emilie Top, $585, and Brina Skirt, $945, shop online at Lilia Cass.

Grace Loves Lace Star Gown, $4200, shop online at Grace Loves Lace.

Oarma Ella Dress, $2620, Velma Dress, $2520, shop online at Oarma.