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!

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.

Upcoming Expo @ Potters Receptions

Wedding Bridal Expo at Potters Receptions

Farewell, 2016.

Looking back, we’ve had such a busy and rewarding year. From exhibiting at various bridal expo’s, to winning the Brides Choice Award for Bridal Couture, and organising our upcoming feature in Wedding & Bride magazine, time has simply flown and we’ve loved every minute of it.

Now looking forward, we’ve already planned our first event. We’ll be exhibiting at Potters Receptions Wedding Expo for the very first time on Wednesday, 22 February 2017. We’re incredibly excited to be part of such an intimate, local event. We’ll be giving away a HUGE discount on our Bridal Package Deal which has recently been updated to include four bridesmaid dresses in additional to the bridal gown; all 100% custom-made. Since there are several definitions of custom made (depending on who you ask), you can find our definition right here: ‘When We Say Custom-Made’

We look forward to seeing you all there and wish you a truly blissful start to 2017.

Brides Choice Award Winners!

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We won!

It happened! We’re still in shock. We were so humbled to have been nominated for this award, and we never really expected our small business would be the winner. There were much bigger businesses in the running, and we know there’s some great competition out there (lucky brides!), but we did it! We’re so happy that our brides love our designs and service so much that we were voted number 1 for Bridal Couture.

Our sincerest thanks go out to Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges Weddings for hosting the event, and all the brides who voted for us. This means a lot to us, and we will continue to strive for better and better service whilst producing gowns custom-made to suit the vision of each bride. Wow. Here’s to 2017!

Our Latest Expo

           

Karralyka: Sunday, 17 July 2016

It’s been a busy week for us at Riverside Gowns!

Last Sunday we attended the Yarra & Dandenong Ranges expo at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood. The weather was kind enough to offer a little sunshine, and a band was playing at the entrance. With so many beautiful exhibits to visit, we’re certain the guests were greateful for the caffeine boost available from the little coffee van out the front!

We were delighted to meet so many brides-to-be, and very excited to announce our three lucky door prize winners.

Our first prize winner will receive a huge $500.00 off our incredible Bridal Package Deal, meaning she no longer has to worry about finding the perfect bridal gown or bridesmaid dresses; we’re going to create them for her from scratch!

Bridal Package Deal: x1 Wedding Gown x3 Bridesmaid dresses x2 Fitting and alteration sessions, each

Terms and conditions apply

Needless to say, all of our winners were very happy with their prizes.

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We’d like to thank everyone who attended for such a fantastic day. For anyone who couldn’t make it, we hope to see you at the next one!

Happy Mother’s Day

Wishing you the warmest possible Happy Mother’s Day from the team at Riverside Gowns!

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“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” – Mark Twain

“Having children is my greatest achievement. It was my saviour. It switched my focus from the outside to the inside. My children are gifts, they remind me of what’s important.” – Elle Macpherson

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