Designer Spotlight – Essense of Australia – Winner of Wedding Dress of the Year 2018

Designer Spotlight – Essense of Australia 

Winner of ‘Wedding Dress of the Year’ for the second year running!

Who are Essense of Australia?…

Essense of Australia was established 20 years ago in Perth, Australia and is lead by co-owners Wayne & Martine and has developed into a global success. They are the masters at bringing attention to detail along with dresses that have a superb fit with couture finishing. By having an Essense of Australia dress you will have a truly memorable wedding gown on your big day. With each Essense dress you will be getting luxurious fabric, sensational beading, lavish lace and head– turning sparkle (brought by authentic Swarovski crystals and diamantés).

Their dresses attract brides who are after a traditional style with a small twist. The classic lace details combined with illusion tulle, alluring flattering cut outs and dazzling sparkle provide just this. Their dresses are daring enough to turn-heads, but traditional enough to be respectable in a church ceremony. Giving brides the best of both worlds.

‘Wedding Dress of the Year 2018’…

We weren’t at all surprised when Essense of Australia were crowned as the winner of ‘Wedding Dress of the Year’ for the second year running in 2018. We are so proud to hold this designer in our boutique, with beautiful dress after beautiful dress, our girls here get so excited when a new delivery arrives from Essense, knowing they will be pulling out another striking design! It’s no wonder it is one of our most asked about collections.

And the winner is…

The winning dress, D2322, is a style that holds all the key elements of what brides are looking for today –  romantic, demure yet sexy with a flattering shape; basically it’s a show-stopping design! It’s showered in eye-catching lace with a gorgeous lace feature on the upper back with a shape that shows off a brides’ feminine silhouette. The daring deep cuts and gentle sweetheart neckline make it the perfect choice for a bride who wants a traditional yet modern bridal gown for her wedding day.

So what was the inspiration for this award winning dress? “Femininity was truly the inspiration for this gown. The dress showcases the belief that being feminine is part tradition, part happiness, part sexiness, part confidence, and part vulnerability. The inspiration behind this design was to showcase all of the elements that make the feminine silhouette so romantic and timeless” – Martine from Essense of Australia

We can not see what is next from this phenomenal designer! Based on the brand new dresses we have just received from them, we predict it will be spectacular things!


Click here to see all the Essense of Australia dresses we have in our beautiful boutique.


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