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 wearing them, if we can’t turn to our favourite influencers for inspiration, then who can we turn to?
There’s been no shortage of breathtaking influencer weddings in the past few years, and while they’ve helped us to believe in love again, they’ve also been a source of major dress inspiration. From sheath to strapless and everything in between, there’s something for every kind of bride-to-be on the Instagram grids of our favourite homegrown girls.
Below, the Australian influencer wedding dresses we can’t stop swooning over.
Steph Claire-Smith’s chic, Murray River wedding was a standout of 2019. Marrying her partner of almost eight years, Josh Miller, the picture-perfect day took place on her private property.
The model wore a two-piece gown by Australian designer One Day Bridal
. She matched the structured, satin crop top with a high-waisted full skirt. While it may seem a little unconventional, Steph says she always knew that her dress would be a two-piece ensemble, and couldn’t have felt more like herself on the day.
Sarah Stevenson married her boyfriend Kurt Tilse earlier this year in Byron Bay.
While we don’t have confirmation of the designer, her dress was floor-length silk with a fitted bustier. It also featured a sleek line of buttons running down the back, with spaghetti straps to tie everything in place.
Our favourite Bachelorette Georgia Love tied the knot with partner Lee Elliott this year in a ceremony that made us regain faith in love. Against the backdrop of Frogmore Creek Winery in Tasmania, Georgia wore a floor-length strapless gown with a plunging neckline.
Designed by Jason Grech
, who adorably dressed Georgia on the same day she met Lee while filming the Bachelorette
. Could the whole thing be any more perfect? We don’t think so.
Pia Muehlenbeck married Kane Vato in a spectacular Byron Bay ceremony a few years ago in 2019.
The gown 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 dress’ main features was the oversized, floral sleeves which were undeniably eye-catching. The dress took over 800 hours to construct, and was flown into Byron Bay mere days before the wedding.
Nicole Warne (of Gary Pepper Girl
) married photographer Luke Shadbolt in New Zealand back in 2018. Over the course of the three-day festivities, the bride wore five custom-designed looks, but the bridal dress undoubtedly stole the show.
Designed by Valentino
, the dress was a one-of-a-kind silk design with a cut-out at the front. Featuring long-sleeves and intricate embroidery (including sequins, crystals and glass stones), the finished look was completely breathtaking.
Bree McCann married Mitchell McCann at an intimate ceremony in Todos Santos, Mexico.
The bride wore a custom gown from Australian designer Steven Khalil
, taking a piece of home along with her for the destination wedding. The stunning design featured a plunging neckline with delicate embellishments, offset by a structural train with ruched detailing at the back.
Earlier this year, Erin Holland married Aussie cricket star Ben Cutting in a stunning Byron Bay location where she donned not one, but three wedding dresses.
From a modern day Grace Kelly look for the first dress, to sleek and sexy for the second and finishing off with cute and modern – these dresses gave Erin the best of everything on the day. All three of Erin’s gowns were J’Aton Couture
, with the ceremony gown proving to be a show-stopper.
According to the bride, designers took pieces of a 200-year old tablecloth from a mill in France. Lace was a key material, with the sculptural neckline descending to the bodice of the dress. Highly-intricate detailing made the gown one-of-a-kind, as seen in the delicate pearl beading in the bodice and Erin and Ben’s initials 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 custom-made Steven Khalil
gown and was truly a vision of bridal perfection. The pale nude gown was delicately overlaid with sequins, pearls and floral beading, paired with an English tulle veil.
Sara Donaldson (of Harper & Harley) married Richard Crampton in 2018, in the Byron Bay hinterland.
The bride wore a Jane Hill
dress, featuring off-the-shoulder, puffy sleeves. Every component was hand-beaded, making for an incredibly delicate, intricate gown.
Chloe Morello married Sebastian Mecha on a luxury boat in Sydney Harbour in 2018.
Her dress was designed by Steven Khalil
, with floral detailing at 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 Bridal
and is called the ‘Carrie’ dress. Very traditional in look, her dress featured billowing tulle from the waist down for a traditional bridal look. The top half was made from lace, with a delicately designed bodice and an open-style back with buttons.