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

Tricia’s Vintage Wedding

  Trisha Anderson

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

Baby & Bride-to-be: Custom Made Maternity Wedding Gown


Celebrating a beautiful couple and their growing family.

We recently had the joy of making our very first maternity wedding gown.

Our client came to us for a custom-made wedding gown which could accommodate her growing baby bump while remaining stylish, feminine, and utterly gorgeous. With the help of our dressmaker’s extensive skill and experience, we achieved our client’s dream.

The skirt was given extra length to accommodate growth, and was designed to flow gently over the waist. Attention was drawn to the top of the dress by incorporating the (absolutely adorable) lace top with button-up back.

We were so delighted to receive these photos of her on her big day, and for the time taken to leave us this review:

“River & her team are absolutely amazing… Not only was I a difficult pregnant bride but I also didn’t give River much time to make my amazing dress! But as always they nailed it & it was so perfect… I cannot recommend or speak highly enough of Riverside gowns, they are truly amazing! Nothing was too hard & River was great to work with. Thank you so so much again xx” – Emma

Thank you! We couldn’t be more proud.

REAL WEDDINGS: Beach Wedding Bliss

We’re always delighted to receive real wedding photos of our gorgeous brides and bridesmaids wearing our creations. This mermaid style gown was the perfect choice for her beach wedding. What better way to celebrate a gorgeous client than with a video montage?

Rachelle & Luke’s Beach Wedding

Rachelle was off to a rocky start finding her wedding gown. On two occasions, Rachelle thought she had found ‘the dress’ but each time fate intervened. It simply wasn’t to be. Disappointed, Rachelle decided to forgo the bridal shops and have her dress custom-made with us at Riverside Gowns.

Being a beach wedding, the style was semi-formal. The gorgeous bride opted for this popular mermaid-style gown with sweetheart neckline and mid-length train. The lace overlay is detailed and divine, and one of our favourites to work with.

We were truly honoured to attend Rachelle’s wedding and see her sparkle in this gown.Dress&Group_Combo_01Mar2016

Bridesmaids in Blue


Bridesmaids in Blue

Our gorgeous client Amie had her wedding last year, in the warm and wondrous month of December.

Amie requested four custom-made gowns in royal blue for her beloved bridesmaids. We helped Amie settle on this design because it’s oh so pretty and no matter what shape or size your bridesmaids are, it’s incredibly comfortable and flattering.

We are as delighted with the result as Amie’s bridesmaids were!


This design can be made in a huge range of colours with matching lace. The fabric swatches are available in our showroom.


There’s also no need to travel back and forth all over Melbourne – we offer design, fittings and alterations in one convenient location, so you’ll have time to stop and sip a latte by the Yarra with your favourite girls.

Could you ask for anything more?

Real Wedding: Debra + Bryan

Debra and Bryan’s wedding was held at one of the most beautiful wineries in the eastern suburbs.

I remember back a few months ago, Debra came to my shop and asked me to make a wedding dress for her. She prefered a vintage (blush) pink gown from my range at the store, with  a slightly changed skirt – less poofy! Afterwards, her daughter brought an image of a bridesmaid dress, and wanted the sleeves changed. I made both dresses as well as 2 little bags which are in Scottish tartan to blend in a little Scottish touch.


Debra commented ” Thank you River for making my dream wedding gown and bridesmaid gown for my daughter, we felt beautiful and the compliments on your work were overwhelming”

Seeing them now, they look so happy and she received  so many compliments on her special day.