Bridal dress designer

Unique bridal dress design belongs to the lover of fashion, the one who appreciates and values diversity, creativity as well as attention to detail. If you want to be the bride everyone remembers you can have a bridal dress designer in Australia create your dream wedding dress.

Imagine wearing a bridal dress that nobody has ever seen before.


Imagine walking down the aisle in a gown that no other person has ever worn.


Catherine Colubriale is a bridal dress designer who brings dreams to life. 


A bridal dress that is custom made, a dress no other woman in the world can have.

Classic ball bridal gown white wedding dress with sweetheart necklink custom designed by Catherine Colubriale
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Bridal dresses custom designed

The artistry of bridal design finds its zenith in the hands of renowned Australian bridal dress designers like Catherine Colubriale. Here, every stitch tells a story of elegance, and every gown is a tribute to the bride’s individual spirit. 



Catherine is celebrated as one of the best bridal dress designers, crafting not just clothing, but dreams draped in the finest fabrics, each piece a loving nod to each unique bride’s natural beauty. 



From the whispering silks to the softest satins, you can have an Australian designed bridal dress that is a symphony of style, sophistication, and a garment that fills you with serene confidence as you wear a piece of art, tailor-made couture, for your most treasured life moment – your wedding day.

“Can’t thank Catherine enough for designing and making my wedding the magical day it was.

I was hesitant at first about a custom designed wedding gown, but after meeting Catherine I felt extremely lucky and blessed to have met such a kind, giving and creative person. The whole experience with Catherine was my favourite part of my wedding journey.

I couldn’t have asked for a more suitable dress designer for the job. She made my bridal dress, mother of bride, 5 bridesmaids and flower girl dresses, each with immaculate attention to detail.

Her patience and intuitive nature into knowing exactly what I was feeling and looking for is a unique and masterful talent and I feel grateful for having crossed paths with her.”

I would recommend you to everyone!”



Get a bridal dress designed

In our boutique in Paddington, Sydney, Catherine is a bridal dress maker that weaves her magic. Some call her a dream weaver of your wedding day, the custodians of your desires. 


Catherine is a bridal dress maker in our Sydney atelier who is more than a craftsman; she is a visionary who understands the language of love that a wedding dress must speak while it adorns every curve of your body perfectly. 


Catherine’s bridal dresses, Australian designer-crafted, become heirlooms even before they grace the aisle, with every detail from lace to lining curated to capture the essence of your unique style, body shape and personality.

A bridal dress designed & custom made

Custom bridal dresses are the canvas upon which your wedding day dreams are painted. You can work one on one with Catherine who is a bridal dress maker, the artisans who brings the palette of your imagination to life with meticulous detail and unmatched passion. 


From the very first sketch from Catherine’s pencil to the final fitting, every fold, cut, and embellishment is carefully considered and executed. 


You can have a custom made dress created by one of Australia’s leading bridal designers, each dress is a journey from concept to creation, promising a fit so perfect, it seems to echo your thoughts and flatter your form in a way that can only be described as destiny sewn into fabric.

"Women are like wildflowers, beautifully hidden amongst each other. For a flower to stand out, she must admire her own uniqueness, style, shape and beauty".

Catherine Colubriale

Why is a getting a custom designed bridal dress a great idea?

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A bridal dress designer can create any style of wedding dress

Do you lust for something unique?
In a sea of off-the-rack wedding gowns, you find yourself adrift, the uniqueness of your love story lost amidst racks of identical, mass-produced dresses. Each one you try feels like a compromise, a whisper of ‘almost right’ that never truly speaks to who you are. The vision of your perfect dress seems like a distant, unattainable dream.


Let’s face it, on the biggest day of your life do you want to wear something that many others are wearing?


Don’t settle for ‘just ok’
Picture the moment of truth in a dressing room mirror, where the reflection staring back is clad in a gown that’s ‘just fine.’ It’s the gown for many, but is it truly yours? The fabric doesn’t flutter with your heartbeat, the design doesn’t mirror your essence, and the fit doesn’t embrace you flawlessly. This is the garment for your once-in-a-lifetime day—shouldn’t it feel like it was spun from your very wishes?


Create any dress you like
Enter the world of the bridal dress designer—a realm where your sartorial soulmate is brought to life, stitch by loving stitch. Here, you collaborate with a visionary, a designer who listens intently to the whispers of your desires and translates them into the language of silks and satins.


This is a journey of creation, from the first flourish of pencil on paper to the last, exultant reveal. Working with a bridal dress designer is to be given a gift—the power to infuse every fibre of your dress with your personality, your style, your story.


Be unique on your wedding day
Your gown becomes a testament to your uniqueness, moulded to your form, capturing the essence of your joy. In a world of conformity, step into the embrace of couture, where every detail is a reflection of your distinct love and every seam a celebration of your individuality. This is not just a dress; it’s your dream realised, a couture experience that stands apart as distinctly and beautifully as you will on your wedding day.

How can you get a bridal dress designed in Australia?

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A bridal dress designer shop in Paddington, Sydney, Australia

Catherine Colubriale will help dreams take shape and love stories come alive through the artistry of bridal dress design. As your trusted Australian bridal dress designer, Catherine Colubriale is dedicated to crafting exquisite bridal gowns that capture the essence of your love story and elevate your wedding day to a masterpiece of style and elegance.


At our intimate wedding bridal shop located in the heart of Paddington, Sydney, you’ll embark on a journey like no other. Catherine Colubriale, a name synonymous with grace, sophistication, and craftsmanship, invites you to discover the bridal dress of your dreams.


Why Choose Catherine Colubriale for Your Couture bridal dress?

Catherine Colubriale is more than just a renowned name in the Australian bridal fashion scene; she is a visionary artist who understands the unique needs and desires of brides-to-be. With a deep passion for creating wedding gowns that reflect individual style and personality, Catherine has earned her reputation as a master of couture design.


Each bridal dress bearing the Catherine Colubriale signature is a testament to her dedication to perfection. Every stitch, every bead, every lace appliqué is meticulously chosen and expertly crafted to ensure that your gown is nothing short of a masterpiece. With Catherine’s guiding hand, you can be confident that your couture bridal dress will be an exquisite reflection of your love story and a work of art that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.


Our bridal dress bridal shop in Paddington, Sydney

Nestled in the charming Paddington neighbourhood of Sydney, Catherine Colubriale’s wedding shop is an oasis of bridal inspiration. Here, you’ll find a welcoming and intimate space where your bridal dreams come to life. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll be enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and sophistication, where personal attention and unparalleled expertise await you.


Whether you envision a classic, timeless gown or a modern, avant-garde design, Catherine Colubriale is here to bring your vision to life. Your wedding day is a celebration of your unique love story, and Catherine’s custom designer wedding dresses are designed to make you feel like the radiant, beautiful bride you are.


Experience the magic of bridal dress design, and let Catherine Colubriale be your guide to the bridal dress of your dreams. Your journey begins here, with us, in the heart of Sydney’s Paddington district. Let’s create the bridal dress that will forever be a cherished part of your love story. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Catherine Colubriale, your premier Australian couture bridal dress designer. Together, we’ll make your bridal dreams a reality.

Frequently asked questions about getting a bridal dress designed

Catherine Colubriale, a bridal dress and wedding dress designer in Sydney, Australia, specialises in bespoke, custom-made dresses. Her designs embody a mix of timeless style and modern allure, emphasising personalisation to suit each bride’s unique preferences. 



The gowns are crafted from a variety of luxurious fabrics and textures, chosen by brides at her boutique in Sydney. Catherine’s creations range from classic silhouettes like fitted, long, princess cut, and ball gowns to modern styles with strapless bodices, long or short sleeves, and two-piece options. 



She incorporates intricate details such as lace, beading, and textured fabrics, ensuring each gown is a unique expression of the bride’s personality. Below are some of the questions asked about the types, shapes and styles of wedding dresses she can create.

Catherine’s custom made bridal dresses in Australia vary in price depending on the choice of style, fabric, features and detailing that you choose. Therefore no single dress has the same price as another. Each bridal dress design is quoted individually based on the bride’s specific requirements.

  • A-Line wedding dress : Flattering for many body types, with a fitted bodice that gradually flares out from the waist.Versatile and suits both formal and informal settings.A-Line Wedding Dress: Fitted at the bodice and gracefully flows out to the ground, creating the classic “A” shape silhouette.
  • Princess Wedding Dress: Showcases a snug bodice and an extravagant full skirt for a stunning, dramatic look. Princess Cut: Similar to A-line but with vertical panels that flow from the neckline to the hem.Creates a long, lean look and offers a contemporary twist.
  • Mermaid Wedding Dress: Contours closely to the body from bust to knee before elegantly flaring out to the hem.Fitted through the bodice and hips, then flares out at the knee or lower. Emphasises curves and creates a glamorous, dramatic look.
  • Sheath Wedding Dress: Falls straight from neckline to hem, offering a sleek and straightforward silhouette Straight and narrow, following the natural line of the body .Elegant and ideal for beach or casual weddings.
  • Empire Waist Wedding Dress: Features a raised waistline just below the bust, allowing the dress to flow down to the hem with grace and sophistication.Waistline is raised above the natural waist, with a flowing skirt.Flattering for all body types and gives a romantic, ethereal feel.
  • Ball Gown: Classic and timeless, with a fitted bodice and a full, voluminous skirt.Ideal for formal and traditional weddings.
  • Tea-Length: Hem falls between the knee and the ankle.Retro and vintage-inspired, perfect for a fun and playful wedding.
  • High-Low: Features a shorter hem in the front and a longer hem in the back.Trendy and modern, suitable for casual and beach weddings.
  • Column: Straight and narrow, hugging the body’s natural curves. Simple and sophisticated, perfect for minimalist brides.
  • Fit and Flare: Fitted through the bodice and hips, then flares out mid-thigh. Offers a balance between the mermaid and A-line styles, providing both elegance and movement.
  • Two-Piece: Separates the top and bottom, often with a crop top or bodice and a separate skirt. Modern and trendy, allowing for mix-and-match options.
  • Off-the-Shoulder/Bardot Neckline: Features a neckline that sits below the shoulders, exposing the collarbone and shoulders. Romantic and feminine, adding a touch of vintage charm.
  • Cape or Capelet: Adds a dramatic and ethereal element to any dress, either as a detachable accessory or part of the gown. Ideal for a touch of glamour and coverage.
  • Bohemian/Flowy: Loose, flowing fabrics with an effortless and bohemian vibe. Perfect for outdoor or destination weddings.
  • llusion Neckline: Incorporates sheer fabric or lace on the neckline for a delicate and romantic look.Offers a blend of modesty and allure.

Yes, Catherine Colubriale is a bridal dress designer in Sydney, Australia that is regarded as one of the best in the country. Catherine can create elegant gowns that have luxurious, but simple, timeless designs. Your dream gown can be created in unlimited ways. 

Your gown choice may vary in style and silhouette for instance fitted, long, short, princess cut or ball gown with a strapless bodice or with either long or short sleeves, single or two piece and hand crafted using lace, beading, or any other intricate or textured fabric you would like to use.

Her gorgeous bridal wedding dresses are considered some of the best boutique wedding dresses available in Sydney and are bought for high class, modern wedding occasions. Catherine has a unique ability to create a bespoke bridal dress that embraces every element of your personality. Catherine believes that every brides deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day.

Absolutely, Catherine is able to custom design and make any type of haute couture bride gown that you imagine, including mother of the bride dresses. No matter what body shape or size you are Catherine has the experience and knowledge to help you feel and look amazing in your Custom couture gown

Depending on the client and complexity of the design, it could take a few months to a year to have a bridal dress designed in Sydney

Features and detailing you can include as an option on a wedding dress or bridal dress design include the following elements.


Neckline types:

  • Sweetheart
  • V-neck
  • Scoop
  • Off-the-shoulder
  • Halter
  • Illusion
  • Boat neck
  • Square
  • High neck

Bodice type:

  • Strapless
  • Corset
  • Boning
  • Lace overlay
  • Beading
  • Sequins
  • Appliqué
  • Ruching
  • Draping

Sleeve choices:

  • Cap sleeves
  • Short sleeves
  • Three-quarter sleeves
  • Long sleeves
  • Bell sleeves
  • Illusion sleeves
  • Flutter sleeves


Back Design:

  • Open back
  • Keyhole
  • Illusion back
  • Corset back
  • Button detailing
  • V-back
  • Scoop back
  • Low back

Silhouette shape:

  • Ball gown
  • A-line
  • Mermaid/Trumpet
  • Sheath
  • Empire waist
  • Fit and flare
  • Tea-length
  • High-low


Skirt Details:

  • Train (cathedral, chapel, sweep, or no train)
  • Layers
  • Slit
  • Ruffles
  • Pleats
  • Pick-ups

Fabric options:

  • Satin
  • Tulle
  • Lace
  • Chiffon
  • Organza
  • Silk
  • Crepe
  • Velvet
  • Mikado


  • Beading
  • Sequins
  • Pearls
  • Rhinestones
  • Crystals
  • Embroidery
  • Appliqué
  • Feathers


  • Natural waist
  • Dropped waist
  • Basque waist
  • Empire waist





  • Zipper
  • Buttons
  • Corset lacing
  • Hook and eye


Detachable Elements:

  • Detachable train
  • Removable sleeves
  • Bolero or jacket
  • Overskirt
  • Cape or Capelet:
  • Adds drama and flair to the dress
  • Often detachable


  • Functional and fashionable
  • Hidden within the skirt
  • Slit:
  • Adds a touch of modernity and ease of movement
  • Front, side, or back slit options
  • Belt or Sash:
  • Adds definition to the waist
  • May be beaded, embroidered, or plain






  • Length (short, medium, long, cathedral)
  • Edging (lace, beading, plain)
  • Headpiece:
  • Tiara
  • Headband
  • Hairpins
  • Flower crown

A wedding dresses or bridal gowns be made in any colour you like, you just choose it. The most popular choices include;



  • White: Chosen for its traditional symbolism of purity and elegance. It’s a timeless choice reflecting classic bridal beauty.
  • Ivory: Preferred for its softness and warmth, it’s flattering for various skin tones, offering a more subdued elegance.
  • Champagne: Selected for its vintage charm, this color adds a touch of sophistication with its warm undertones.
  • Blush: A modern favourite, blush brings a romantic and whimsical feel, perfect for brides seeking a subtle hint of color.
  • Blue Accents: Ideal for adding a unique and personal touch, often chosen to honor the ‘something blue’ tradition.
  • Nude: A contemporary choice, nude tones provide a subtle and refined alternative to traditional colors.
  • Pastel: Popular for their soft and dreamy appeal, pastel hues offer a gentle splash of color, ideal for spring and summer weddings.
  • Ombre: For the adventurous bride, ombre adds a creative and dynamic flair, blending colors for a distinctive look.

A wedding dresses or bridal gowns be made in any fabric you like, you just choose it. The most popular choices include;



  • Smooth and shiny fabric with a luxurious finish.
  • Works well for structured and formal dresses.
  • Smooth fabric with a high sheen on one side, associated with classic and elegant design also for structured design



  • Fine netting with a lightweight and airy feel.
  • Often used for skirts, overlays, and veils.
  • A lightweight, very fine netting, often used in skirts and veils for a fairy-tale look.snd is beautifully used in many bohemian dresses



  • Delicate and intricate fabric with various patterns.
  • Adds a romantic and timeless touch to wedding dresses.
  • Lace: Known for its delicate and intricate patterns. There are many types of lace, with and without beading each with its distinct style.


  • Lightweight and sheer fabric with a soft drape.
  • Ideal for flowing and ethereal wedding dresses.
  • Chiffon: A light, sheer fabric without shine, often used for flowing styles.allows the design to be transparent depending on the style and design


  • Crisp and lightweight fabric with a slight sheen.
  • Creates a voluminous and structured look.
  • Organza: Similar to chiffon, but stiffer, giving it a more structured look. It’s sheer and lightweight, often used in fuller skirts ,overlays.snd sleeves.


  • Soft, flowing fabric with a matte finish.
  • Crepe: A soft fabric with a slightly crinkled or granular surface. It’s often used for slinky, or draped form-fitting dresses because of its flowy drape.
  • Offers a modern and elegant look.


  • Luxurious silk blend with a heavier weight.
  • Provides structure and a subtle sheen.
  • Mikado: A type of silk that is heavier and more structured than traditional silk. It’s also known for its lustrous finish and is often used in more formal gowns.


  • Natural, smooth fabric with a soft and luxurious feel.
  • Suitable for a range of styles, from classic to bohemian.
  • Silk: Known for its luxurious feel and natural sheen. Silk can come in many forms, like silk satin, silk chiffon, and silk charmeuse, each offering a different look and feel.allowing many different types to be created



  • Rich, plush fabric with a soft and textured surface.
  • Adds a touch of opulence and warmth.
  • Velvet: A plush, rich fabric with a distinctive soft feel and deep pile. It’s often used for winter weddings due to its weight and warmth.

Satin Charmeuse:

  • Lightweight and silky with a slight sheen.
  • Drapes beautifully and is comfortable to wear.



  • A crisp, smooth fabric with a slight rib. It’s often used in more structured gowns and has a subtle sheen.can be a little swishy



  • A rich, decorative fabric often woven with a raised pattern. It’s typically stiffer and is used in more opulent, vintage-inspired gowns. The



  • A sheer and lightweight fabric with a crepe surface. It’s less sheer than chiffon and drapes beautifully, making it suitable for flowy gowns.



  • A structured, ribbed fabric similar to grosgrain ribbon. It’s often made from silk or synthetic fibres and is known for its subtle sheen and fluidity.

A wedding dress or bridal dress be made in any length you like. When it is custom designed it will be created to suit your body height. The most common length types include;

1. Short/Mini:

Hemline ends above the knee, showcasing the legs.
Often chosen for casual, beach, or summer weddings.
Provides a playful and less formal look.
Allows for ease of movement and comfort.

Styling Tips:
Ideal for outdoor or destination weddings.
Can be paired with flats or short heels.
Offers a fun and flirty vibe.


2. Tea-Length:

Hemline falls between the ankle and knee.
Classic vintage style, reminiscent of the 1950s.
Provides a balance between formal and informal.
Allows for easy movement and dance.

Styling Tips:
Perfect for retro-themed or vintage weddings.
Goes well with mid-heeled shoes or retro-inspired pumps.
Allows for a variety of accessories, like a birdcage veil.

3. Floor-Length:

Hemline just touches the floor, covering the feet.
Versatile and suits various wedding dress styles.
Timeless and classic choice for both formal and informal weddings.
Creates an elegant and sophisticated look.

Styling Tips:
Can be paired with heels of varying heights.
Works well with various necklines and sleeve lengths.
Ideal for traditional church ceremonies or formal receptions.

4. Asymmetrical:

Hemline is shorter in the front and longer in the back.
Adds a unique and modern touch to the dress.
Offers a contemporary and fashion-forward look.
Showcases the legs while maintaining some formality.

Styling Tips:
Draws attention to stylish footwear.
Works well with statement shoes.
Ideal for brides looking for a non-traditional and edgy style.

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