One of my happy places in any city is the wedding mecca. That one street, or area where I can drive and stare intently at all of the shop windows laden with beautiful gowns. In Melbourne, High Street Prahran, is one of my favourites so I’m a little (a lot) excited to have Peter De Petra Couture‘s latest collection on Polka Dot Bride today.

Peter De Petra has been designing for almost twenty years and is well and truly a stalwart of the Melbourne bridal designers. His work is classic, couture beauty with fine techniques, working with shapes and fabrics to flatter the female form and ensure each gown is molded to the body. The Nostalgia collection is rich in elegant shapes that have stood the test of time.

Peter’s signature is his service – he meets individually with each and every client. Each gown is then made onsite under Peter’s guidance. Peter offers two services – couture or a completely one off gown, each option allows the client to work closely with Peter to ensure the most beautiful gown that  is truly customised.







Helena, Liza

Allegra, Grace


Eve, Stella

Photos by Peter De Petra Couture