A Stitch in Time…

In 2015, Kiah came to us needing a wedding dress and four bridesmaids gowns. Each bridesmaids dress was to be a different colour, and the wedding dress was to be diamond white with full lace applique. As the wedding day drew nearer, we discovered Kiah had lost a full three dress sizes and her gown needed to be altered drastically. We were able to alter her gown by removing additional material and re-patching the lace to maintain the original look. We’re delighted to say that Kiah was over the moon with the result!

“It went really well. I didn’t try on any dresses, I just showed her a photo of what I wanted and River helped me design it, as well as my bridesmaid dresses. They were very helpful with my ideas. They did really well. My dress was perfect!” – Kiah D.

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.

Jasmine’s Vintage Pink Gown for a Garden Wedding

One of the best parts of creating custom made gowns is seeing them on the brides big day. This is Jasmine, she came to us last year to help her create her perfect gown for a vintage inspired garden wedding. One of my favourite parts of this gown is the interesting ankle length, perfect for walking in the garden with the added benefit of being very cute. Jasmine’s wedding is gown features a french fine lace bodice combined with antique rose pink satin and colour matching tulle skirt.

Jasmine pulled of this vintage look perfectly and we would like to wish Jasmine and Luke a big congratulations from Riverside Gowns!

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