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.