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!

Annie & Coleman’s Wedding

What a gorgeous couple!

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

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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

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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!

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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

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.

Brides Choice Awards Finalists!

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Yes, we are finalists!

We have the absolute pleasure of announcing that our wonderful clients have voted and we are now finalists in the Brides Choice Awards 2016 for our custom made gowns and alteration services.

The winner will be drawn on 30 November 2016 and we will be waiting with much anticipation for the winner to be drawn.

We would like to extend a huge and heartfelt thanks to all the clients who voted for us. It means the world to us that our gowns and service make so many people happy. Whether we’ve made a gown from scratch, saved a pre-purchased gown from disaster, or simply added some unique finishing touches, we are proud to play our small part in each wedding day.

Our congratulations also go out to all of the other finalists for doing such a fantastic job this year. Weddings can be a stressful time and we believe that great businesses who offer reliable service (and a smile) are an absolute necessity during this time.

Thank you.

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

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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.

Custom 2-piece Wedding Gown

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We never cease to be amazed by the beautiful and creative gowns our clients allow us to make.

This gorgeous skirt and top combination matches our client’s individual style and personality perfectly. Our client wanted a non-traditional gown that was feminine but unique and she was absolutely delighted with this skirt, which we created to complement her lace top.

It’s gowns like this one that make dressmaking such a wonderful and rewarding industry to be a part of. Together, we’re able to overcome many challenges and create truly stunning gowns. And the best part; the joy we see on our clients faces!

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