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

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 ❤️


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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?

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!

2017 Bridal Collection

Our 2017 Bridal Collection is Here!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve launched our 2017 Bridal Collection and it’s absolutely magical. There are six wedding gowns, each uniquely designed to suit varied tastes.

The gowns in our collection are available for purchase (and they’re made-to-measure, not pre-made then altered to fit), can be modified to suit individual requests, or can be used simply for inspiration to help you decide on the type of gown you’d like created from scratch.

We named the gowns after inspiring women from history. Some of them may not have believed in marriage, but they were brave enough to follow their own destiny and encouraged others to do the same. We like to think of our gowns in a similar way; each created to be as individual as it’s wearer.

5 Reasons Not to Fear a Custom-made Gown

We’ve heard some very disappointing stories lately of brides being left in the lurch by their dressmakers. Seemingly reliable businesses suddenly close, leaving their customers terrified they won’t have a gown on their wedding day.

Rest assured, Riverside Gowns is here to stay!

Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Our Warrandyte showroom has been in operation for 11 years, and we continue to grow.
  2. Not only do we work in this community, we live in it. Our clients are also our friends and neighbours.
  3. We may be small, but we’re established, professional and reliable. We treat our customers with respect.
  4. We know how stressful a wedding can be. We go out of our way to reassure each bride-to-be and keep them in the loop.
  5. We love what we do! Our dressmaker has been designing and sewing professionally since she was 18 years old; that’s love.

If you have any questions or concerns about having your gown (or bridesmaid gowns) custom-made, contact us. We assure you it’s not scary, and neither are we. Contact Us RG_Instagram&Facebook_TrustedDressmaker_12Aug2016_Facebook