Best of 2014: Dresses

Words by Julia Jones
January 4, 2015

When it comes to the wedding dress, Nouba brides sure do like to do things differently. You’d be hard pressed to find a run-of-the-mill design on our pages, and that’s just the way we like it! From original vintage frocks to contemporary cuts, these gowns are as individual as their wearers. Here are some favourites from 2014.


Jane Hill wedding dress

Stunning lace mesh detailing like this is what Jane Hill gowns are renowned and revered for. One try of a sample was all it took for Holly to know this was her dress. She paired it with a vibrant flower crown for New Years Eve wedding, captured by Kristina Childs.



A unique wedding gown was top of the list for Kate, who worked with her dressmaker to design this stunning 70’s inspired frock. Check out her Substation wedding to catch a glimpse of her equally gorgeous glittering gold Miu Miu heels. Photography by Samm Blake.


Two-piece off the shoulder wedding dress

We love a budget-savvy bride, but reserve top marks to those who scrimp with style. The gorgeous Cara-Mia dished out a mere $50 for this killer two-piece from Hopscotch. It’ll be no surprise that her handsome fella also made the cut for 2014’s Dapper Grooms. Their Summergrove Estate wedding was captured by Finch & Oak.


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Jodi’s epic 80s number was an Etsy find from Blue Vinyl Vintage, but this offbeat bride put a hefty personal twist on it, cutting out the back and adding a bucket-load of tulle. Her urban Melbourne wedding was captured by LJM Photography.



Aleksandra & Shannon’s tropical wedding was all about colour and sparkle. The bride looked simply stunning in the Maticevski Gold Crepe Gown, captured here by Tealily Photography.


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An unfortunate online purchase left Kendall with a wedding dress that left much to be desired. Salvaging just the skirt, the resourceful bride created a beautiful lace bodice from her mum’s tablecloth! Her Adelaide Hills wedding was captured by Lucinda May.


Luke Going Photography

Paired with vintage cowboy boots, Lou’s knee-skimming number from Lover was the perfect choice for her Moroccan festival wedding. Captured by Luke Going Photography, this boho bride completed her look with a Bo & Luca bejewelled headpiece.


Vintage long-sleeve wedding dress with cap

Some brides wouldn’t dream of wearing their mum’s wedding dress, but this 1976 vintage original would have us foraging through the mothballs in a millisecond! The special frock was one of many unique touches in this Fremantle wedding, captured by Gavin Wyatt.


Colette Dinnigan wedding dress

We love the gorgeous cap sleeves and delicate lace mesh detail of Beth’s Colette Dinnigan gown. Dancing was high on the agenda for this Melbourne wedding, so the slimline gown was chosen for comfort and movability as well as style. Photography by Paper Fox Studio.


Carla Zampatti wedding dress

With its diamond keyhole back and contemporary cut, this sleek number by Carla Zampatti is definitely one for the modern bride. Vanessa wore it beautifully for her modern Melbourne wedding, captured by I Got You Babe.


2 piece wedding gown Karen Willis Holmes

Sarah looked stunning in a boho two-piece by Karen Willis Holmes, but then we’d expect nothing less from the bridal label’s brand developer. Her Melbourne wedding shoot by Lost In Love Photography was ever-so gorgeous.


Rue de Seine wedding dress

Megan’s Rue De Seine gown and lace jacket caused quite a stir on the blog, not that we’re surprised. Captured by Meredith Lord, her vintage-inspired ensemble looked breathtaking against the green vines of this Hawkes Bay wedding.



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Lucinda 7 years ago

Oh such a nice surprise to see Kendall’s dress on here! Thank you Nouba!

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