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About Us

The evolution of the easy to wear gown.

Wendy's Story

Wendy Makin has spent just over 30 years designing and creating dream wedding gowns for brides worldwide. A Wendy Makin bride is sleek, classic and above all, effortless in style. With her incredible eye for detail, Wendy Makin's philosophy for designing bridal gowns flows over into her French collection by Wendy Makin range. Keeping the design classic and modern and using only the best quality fabrics, laces and and design synonymous with the brand over this time. 

Recognised as one of Australia's best Bridal Wear designers, Wendy's multi award winning style and her impeccable customer service ethic is highly applauded throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Sourcing beautiful laces and exquisite fabrics from around the world, Wendy's high regard for producing only the highest quality wedding gowns from her production teams is your  guarantee of a gown you will love and treasure for your wedding day.

French Collection by Wendy Makin

“Designed by famed Bridal Designer Wendy Makin, the french collection fuses modern elements with classic styling and luxe fabric, perfect for the contemporary romantic bride. Our bridal collection plays on contrasts of the delicate, bold, daring and dainty by using exquisite laces, ornate beading, floaty tulles and luxurious crepe.

Taking over from the 'Belladonna Bridal' collection starting in 1999, The french collection philosophy is forged from the Wendy Makin beliefs of making brides beautiful. To do this the team works tirelessly with retailers and brides honing the designs and developing the style of the collection. From this co-operation the Wendy Makin team has developed a much more wearable gown. Their accent is now on comfort for the bride in a more wearable gown focused on fit and shape rather than too much boning and structure which makes the gowns too heavy and uncomfortable. 

A lot of this development has also come from the labels reputation for doing “Destination Gowns” very well. Many of the french collection gowns are extremely popular with brides getting married at a destination such as the Whitsundays, Fiji, the Bahama’s or even Positano in Italy. The fabrics and construction make them perfect for taking out of your suitcase to wear for your wedding with the minimum of fuss. 

From Australia through New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Ireland, the french collection by Wendy Makin is recognised for its playful design approach and straight forward philosophy. From church wedding to a rustic woodlands affair the collection has a wedding dress to suit all wedding occasions”

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