I don’t know about you, but sometimes? I find beautiful, elegant wedding gowns that let the bride and just the bride do the talking, are hard to find, and somehow, I always return to the beautiful simplicity of Australian designer Wendy Makin who completely nails it.

Her band new range “Lumiere” from the designer’s French collection (designed with vintage glamour and classic styling in mind) and focuses on gowns that are easy to wear, without compromising on fit.

“Lumiere” draws inspiration from capturing the light. Beautiful vintage laces, delicate beading, back detailing all beautifully understated, beautifully elegant and beautifully allowing their wearer to not only let their own personality shine through, but feel comfortable while doing it.

The gowns are not designed for one bride, instead, they’re designed for many. As at home in a church, as they are on the beach, in a boho-inspired wedding, or something more classic.

The new collection brought to life the beautiful work of photographer Fontaine Photo with hair and makeup artist Bella Brides shows off the beauty of these gowns. The tulle and lace billowing in the breeze, the soft colour tones delicate against the seaside backdrop proving the versatility and beauty of the collection.

The ‘Luminere’ range is available from Wendy Makin French Collection stockists now in Australia, UK and New Zealand from December/January.