Wendy Makin is widely recognised as one of Australia’s foremost bridal dress designers. Her signature style is easily recognised for it’s simple, stylish elegance and extraordinary fit. Her quality of both design and manufacture of her wedding dresses is praised and sought after by both brides and bridal boutiques throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
With over 25 years designing for Australia’s brides, Wendy has an extensive appreciation of what makes for a stylish, elegant bridal dress. This appreciation can be seen in her Couture designs as well as her international BellaDonna collection through the beautiful fabrics and laces she uses in her bridal dresses. Wendy hand picks only the best quality Italian silks and French and Italian laces for her Bridal Couture collection and matches this with elegant, understated handwork to create her masterpieces.
Another identifying mark of Wendy’s creativity is the way she has incorporated colour into her collection. Over the years she has been known for pioneering colour from pastels through to the stunning earth tones she uses in today’s collections. Her palette has regularly included touches of black but now extends to turquoise, rich chocolates and creamy latte’s.
Over the years her wedding dress design ability has been widely recognised with a number of Australian Fashion Design Awards, ABIA awards as well as many other awards for both design, service and business acumen. Wendy was recently recognised by the Australian Bridal Industry Awards as the Number 1 Couturier in Australia as well as being inducted into the Hall of Fame. This award was very significant for Wendy because it is voted on by Australia’s brides, the people who give Wendy her inspiration.
Wendy’s Australian made bridal couture gowns have become so sought after that in order to keep up with demand she has now developed her Ready to Wear bridal dress collection. Using her own patterns and styles the Ready to Wear collection has opened up her unique, simple elegance to more of Australia’s and the world’s brides. This collection has been hand picked from Wendy’s bridal couture collection to represent the best of her designs and to showcase the wearability of her gowns.
The Wendy Makin philosophy is to make brides beautiful and she strives to achieve this every day. Wendy’s brides are very important to her whether in her own couture studio or through one of her respected stockists around Australia and the world. A Wendy Makin bride can be assured that only the highest levels of service and attention to detail are good enough for her gown.
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