Contemporary Australian wedding dress designers; Modern gowns designed with love for art and fashion
Bo and Luca
Rewriting the rules of bridal design and not driven by either trends or tradition, these are the gowns that tell an epic story – the story of the wearer and her loves.
Bowie Rae is an all new, all Australian bridal range. Inspired by the bold + designed specifically and exclusively for the daring. Born from the idea that every bride has her own story to tell, her way. It’s a story that we believe should be distinctively yours. A bold and unapologetic statement that translates through time. Introducing Bowie Rae; a tribute to the woman that will become her own statement piece. A celebration of a New Age where the wedding dress becomes the voice of Her who wears it.
Founder and creative director of BON BRIDÉ is ex fashion buyer and product developer, Pippa Cooke. Having spent over ten years immersed in the industry, buying for retail giant Topshop, cult label House of Hackney and Luxury department store Harrods, Pippa felt the time was right to adopt her fashion forward aesthetic and disrupt the bridal industry.
With BON BRIDÉ, Pippa creates understated yet striking dresses about women and for women who dress for themselves. With feminist principles at its core, BON BRIDÉ does things differently, breaking from the norms of the modern wedding.
“I want the brand to offer alternative options and for each collection to evolve with a new generation of modern women. It is not “timeless” and it doesn’t claim to create “classic” pieces. Its of the moment and it celebrates the women of this moment in time, the bride of now, BON bride.” Pippa Cooke
Whether from the collection or the bespoke service, BON BRIDÉ defines itself by making each dress unique. The personalised service offers an exclusive experience that has been the founder’s aspiration since she got married herself in 2013.
“No one dress can suite everyone and nor should it, I want to offer flexibility for every bride to put their own stamp on their look ” Pippa Cooke
& FOR LOVE IS A GLOBAL BRIDAL BRAND DEDICATED TO THE HIGH STYLE, CHILLED OUT BRIDE.
This iconic Canadian brand has stayed true to its original vision: authentic style, effortless cool, and discarding all the traditional bridal rules. Longtime friends Lisa Blunt and Designer Angel Spendlove founded & FOR LOVE in 2014, intertwining their respective backgrounds, with Lisa formally working in advertising, and Angel’s career as both a professional ballerina with English National Ballet, and her degree from OCAD University majoring in design.
While based at home in Toronto, & FOR LOVE present their bridal collections each season at New York Bridal Fashion Week, and the duo’s coveted creations are sold at retailers in Toronto, London, Chicago, Melbourne, and more.
In both Canada and abroad, the label receives widespread editorial coverage, and has graced the pages of magazines including: British VOGUE, Wedding Bells Magazine, FASHION, Elle Canada, Hello May Magazine, Perfect Wedding UK, and have been featured on The Lane, Festival Brides, and Green Wedding Shoes.