Christmas Operating Hours

Where has the year gone?

Do you ever feel like you went to sleep and then you woke up and it was 6 months later? It feels like only yesterday we were at the Bride’s Choice awards, and that was in September!

We’ve met so many lovely brides (and bridesmaids) over the year. It’s been a real joy to watch so many beautiful lives joined in marriage and friendship. At this time of year, we’d like to wish you a relaxing, fulfilling, and enriching break over the Christmas period.

We’ll also be taking a short break, and as such, our showroom will be:
   closed from 5PM on Friday the 22nd of December 2017
   and will re-open at 11AM on Monday the 15th of January 2018.

Appointments will be limited in January and February 2018, so if you’d like to book a custom-made gown or alterations, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible.

Have a wonderful and restful break.

Best Wishes & Seasons Greetings,
The Riverside Gowns Team

Our Latest Gowns

Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at our latest photo shoot!

Three new gowns were recently added to our collection and we can’t wait to show them to you. The professional photos are on their way, but in the meantime, here’s a little peek at our stunning bohemian-inspired Veronica” wedding gown, modelled by the gorgeous @vargabarbie

We were lucky enough to have perfect weather for the shoot (thank you, Melbourne weather!), and to be blessed with such stunning natural scenery in Warrandyte. Come to our showroom and see for yourself!

The professional photos of our new bridal gown designs will be coming soon, so watch this space!

Award Winning Gowns

The 2017 Brides Choice Award winners have been announced!

This time last year we were celebrating, having just won the 2016 Brides Choice Award for Bridal Couture. Last night we attended the awards ceremony yet again and were delighted to receive our second award. We weren’t awarded 1st prize this time, but we are just as proud to come home with ‘Highly Commended”. There were some incredibly talented people in line for awards and we’re honoured to have a place among them.

As a small business, each and every client means the world to us and our reputation. We know it takes a lot of trust to purchase a wedding gown that can’t be seen until it’s made. This award helps to show brides-to-be that we’re serious about what we do, and we do it well.

Special thanks to Yarra & Dandenong Ranges Weddings for organising the event, and to our wonderful clients for voting for us.

Here’s to next year!

Annie & Coleman’s Wedding

What a gorgeous couple!

Annie and Coleman were recently married at the lovely Linley Estate in Kilsyth.


We had a ball working with Annie and her bridesmaids creating her custom-designed Bridal Package.

After the initial consultation with our dressmaker, Annie knew this was the direction she wanted to go in. We talked her through the design and she and her bridesmaids chose these colours from our fabric samples. Our dressmaker took measurements for each of the gowns and they were on their way.

Annie was so happy with the gowns and was kind enough to share her photos and this video of her big day with us!

We wish Annie and Coleman a lifetime of happiness together.

Special thanks to STUDIOMAX Photography

Upcoming Expo: Yarra Valley Estate Wedding Showcase

Yarra Valley Estate Bridal Showcase Event on Sunday the 8th of October 2017

Would you like a chance to win $500 off the value of any of our Bridal Package Deals? Join us for complimentary canapes, prizes and a variety of exceptional wedding vendors at the Yarra Valley Estate Wedding Showcase this Sunday the 8th of October 2017!

Entry is free.

Our Bridal Packages include one custom-designed wedding gown and we tailor the package to the number of bridesmaid gowns you need. For instance, we are currently offering a Bridal Package Deal including one custom-designed wedding gown and four bridesmaid gowns, including design, material, labour and two alteration sessions.*

You’ll also have a chance to view our latest wedding gown designs, fabric samples, and chat with our dressmaker. This event is not to be missed.

Event details can be found here: Yarra Valley Estate Wedding Showcase

We look forward to seeing you there!

*Terms and conditions apply. See in-store for details.

Tricia’s Vintage Wedding

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Congratulations Tricia!

Tricia brought her gown to us and asked us to alter it to suit her vintage themed wedding day. We were more than happy to accept the challenge. We completely altered the back (changing it to a corset style) and added lace applique for detail. Despite how simple it sounds, it was a job that required a lot of skill as almost the entire dress had to be unstitched and then re-sewn. The results were definitely worth it though!


Tricia was a delight to work with, and is also an extremely talented lady! We are beyond impressed at her DIY macrame decorations.

We’d like to thank her for allowing us to be a part of her special day and wish her and her new husband all the very best.

Much love xx

2017 Brides Choice Awards

Voting has begun for the 2017 Bride’s Choice Awards!

We are forever grateful to have won the 2016 Brides Choice Award for Bridal Couture and we’d love to have the honour again in 2017.

We work hard to produce gowns that are beautiful, exceptional quality and a brilliant fit. Our aim is to create gowns that become an extension of the person. If you’ve ever attended an event wearing a piece of clothing isn’t fitting right, covering what it needs to, or helping you feel all the confidence you deserve, then you know the value of a beautiful gown. We believe every woman deserves that confidence in her gown, and we make our gowns with that in mind.

Votes close on Wednesday, the 9th of August 2017. If you’d like to vote for us, please be quick. As a small business, it would mean the world to us.

Your vote will help us continue to create beautiful gowns worthy of such a wonderful community.

Thank you ❤️


Upcoming Expo: Karralyka, Ringwood

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We hope you’re as excited as we are!

The Yarra & Dandenong Ranges expo at Karralyka in Ringwood is nearly here!

Wedding expos are a great place to get wedding inspiration and chat to real business owners, like us! You’ll be able to see samples of our custom-made gowns first-hand, and chat with us about styles, fabrics and how to get the look you love.

Designing and having a gown custom-made to your specifications is more than just a purchase, so it’s important to be confident that your dressmaker is right for you.

We’ll work with you one-on-one to ensure you get a design and fit that’s perfect for you (and your bridesmaids too!).

Will we see you there?

Free Veil Facebook Offer

Riverside Gowns Facebook Offer for a free veil with any custom designed gown ordered before 01 July 2017.

Celebrating the year with a free veil giveaway!

To celebrate the incredible year we’ve had so far, we’re offering a free veil with any custom-designed wedding gown ordered by 5pm on Friday, 31 June 2017.

The offer can be redeemed via our Facebook page or by quoting ‘RGVEIL’ when placing your order.

We have a limited number remaining, so be quick to book and secure your desired length.

A beautifully crafted, custom-designed gown with two fitting and alteration sessions and a free veil? Yes please!

Contact Us now.

Celebrating Our Recent Brides

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We’re incredibly lucky to have so many wonderful clients come through our door for custom-made gowns and alterations.

It makes us unbelievably proud when our clients take the time to share moments from their wedding day with us. After spending so much time working together perfecting their gown, it really feels like we’re right there with them when we see the professional photos. We know how their faces light up when they’re happy, and that’s exactly why we do what we do.

Life gets so busy sometimes, but we get to stop and appreciate one of the most important moments in our client’s lives. When we design custom-made gowns, we know we’re adding to that deep feeling of love, confidence and acceptance, and just like they’ve chosen each other, they chose us to be a part of that.

We’re grateful for each and every client who walks through our door, and we love to see them embark on their new lives as husband and wife.

Danni, Cindy and Annie recently had their gowns designed and made with us, and we can’t thank them enough for being so lovely to work with.

We send them our warmest congratulations and wish them all the happiness in the world!