South Australia actually sparkles when it comes to designers of white gowns. And today? We’re introducing you to some of the South Aussie designers we know and love.

South Australian designers have their own distinct style, there is a chic elegance about them, but it’s never boring. No, these designers bring a sense of whimsy, of the unexpected to their pieces and oh how they do it well. Let us introduce some of our picks!

Greta Kate

Adelaide designer Greta Kate creates her couture wedding gown designs out of her Norwood studio. Greta has a sophistication about her work, and a love of texture and beautiful fabrics. Greta, who launched her label in 2010, works one on one with her clients to create beautiful pieces that suit their unique style. But you’re going to want to check out her collections too, the fabrics she’s chosen are only the beginning of what you’ll fall in love with.

Greta Kate See Greta Kate gowns on Polka Dot Wedding here.

Photo & header photo by Anni Maria Photography via Divia & Wei’s Outdoor Manners Hill Picnic Wedding

Alexis George

Next on our list, is Alexis George. Pat and George Georgiou, who have been creating beautiful wedding gowns since the 80s, pride themselves on their beautiful attention to detail. These are gowns designed with decadence in mind. Beautiful laces, beaded fabrics and unique silhouettes. Designer Pat is led by the beauty of the fabrics she uses, with each gown made on the premises by hand, right in Adelaide.

See Alexis George on Polka Dot Wedding here.


To us, the sign of an amazing brand is how they evolve, and if Adelaide could ever pay homage to a designer, it would be Caleche. This is a brand that was born way back in Adelaide in 1973 by designer Colette Foubert and has succeeded and flourished even well after her passing. Caleche, who both design and make their gowns in Adelaide (Norwood to be specific) design beautiful gowns completely of the moment one on one with their clientele. The tradition of European style designs lives on with the next generation protecting Colette’s vision.

See Caleche on Polka Dot Wedding here.

Photo by EVKA via Helena & Jake’s Elegant South Australian Winery Wedding


couture+love+madness is where you go when you want something, quite frankly, jaw-droppingly beautiful. Designs that are so dramatic, they almost avant garde in design. Fabrics that are textured, adorned and colourful with even the smallest attention to every detail. Designer Cristina Tridente working individually with her clients to create pieces that are utterly romantic, utterly modern – but most of all, utterly unique. See the designer on Polka Dot Wedding here.


Next up, check out Rapsimo. This South Australian wedding gown brand, led by designer Ann Christou is all about haute couture design interpreted into wedding gown beauty. With made to measure pieces completed at their Adelaide premises, Rapsimo weaves modern romance together with a poetic feel. These are gowns of elegant drama.  Chic silhouettes made beautiful with decadent European fabrics a signature style. See Rapsimo on Polka Dot Wedding here.

Paolo Sebastian

How could we list our amazing South Australian wedding gown designers and leave off the one and only Paolo Sebastian? Fast taking the world by storm, Paolo Sebastien led by designer Paul Vasileff is all about modern gowns with a sense of ethereal fantasy. The incredible pieces, each unique in design, and designed in collaboration with their wearer, utilise beautiful fabrics and layer upon layer of considered detail. Want to stand out? This is the brand to meet.

See Paolo Sebastian across Polka Dot Wedding here.

Photo by Jemma Keech via Samantha and Blake’s Modern Wedding By The River

Malachi Empire

Malachi Empire is a label born back in 2009 under the vision of designer Sok Hoffman. Couture beauties embrace the classic, glamorous styling, beautiful laces and sophisticated silhouette bought about by an eye for perfection and modern tailoring.  The brand also plays host to sister label (made to order brand) Alexa Lawrence,

See them on Polka Dot Wedding here.