About the designer: Essense of Australia has been around for over 15 years, making a wide variety of gowns for any size or style of bride. The brand was founded by Wayne and Martine Harris. No matter what fabric or cut you’re looking for, Essense of Australia will likely have an option for you at a surprisingly affordable price. The company is based out of Perth, Australia, where its headquarters have been since the beginning. Essense Designs actually owns multiple bridal lines: Essense of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana and bridesmaid line Sorella Vita. Martine, the brand’s Chief Creative Officer, is now based out of Kansas City, MO. Essense of Australia gathers inspiration from all over the globe, and focuses on making bridal wear attainable for every bride through a variety of shapes at low prices while refusing to compromise on high-quality design and fabric. They’re known for their wide variety of styles, from chiffon ball gowns to satin mermaids, and a perfect fit that leaves brides feeling comfortable as well as beautiful. The line has won multiple prestigious awards and is known throughout the bridal industry as a great option for brides with any size budget who still want to feel glamorous.
Where to Buy: Essense of Australia gowns, as well as their sister lines, are sold at most major bridal retailers all over the world. Find out where the closest location is to you with their store locator.
Price Range: $299-$2,000
Woman Getting Married Says: One really cool aspect of Essense of Australia is the variety of colors. They offer dresses in every shade of off-white as well as dusty rose or blush, so if you’re interested in a classic look with a modern color, this is a great line for you. We also love the affordability—luxurious fabric and pretty details, but well within budget? We’re sold. Their dresses are classic and timeless, with everything from more trendy cutouts to princess dresses you’ve been thinking about for years. Their dresses have fun details, like beautiful beading and a variety of necklines, but are also a little less high-fashion than other lines, meaning you can get down on the dance floor and your back won’t scandalize your new mother-in-law!
See 10 of our favorite Essense of Australia wedding dresses from their latest collection in the gallery below.