From Karen Willis Holmes to Suzanne Harward, and Bo + Luca to the designer behind the 'most Pinned' wedding dress, Grace Loves Lace, Australia has it sewn up when it comes to breezy boho wedding gowns begging for a beachy backdrop.
Anna Campbell, for her part, offers brides something a little more intricate than the lighter-than-air lacy numbers provided by her fellow countrymen however, and over the past decade has carved out something of a niche following by those captivated by her breathtaking pearl and glass beading and decadent adornments, as well as her sultry silhouettes (including some of the most romantic backless designs in the business!) and impossibly romantic look books (this one was shot at Byron Bay, before you ask).
Anna Campbell Wanderlust
Anna Campbell's latest collection, titled 'Wanderlust', comprises 13 gorgeous gúnas inspired by the modern bohemian bride. Featuring exclusive embroidered fabrics, floating silks, custom-designed laces, daring open backs and shimmering hand-beaded embellishments, it's a collection for the modern bride who considers herself a wee bit boho - but who also can't say no to a touch of red carpet romance.
Each gown from the collection offers something different, with the glorious Paige boasting 3D floral appliqué with sparkling glass beads and "ivory pearlescent shimmer" and Wanda - a dress originally specially designer for a close friend of the designer - offering all-out-glamour with its hand-sewn sequins, intricate glass beading and option for a full floaty draped sleeve for added wow-factor.
Anna Campbell has been pairing back some of her designs in more recent years however, and it's clear from the likes of gowns like the minimal Blake, Blaire and the impossibly elegant Rebekah, that Anna is gaining confidence with tailoring, and keen to offer an alternative take on her glistening, shimmering signature designs.
“This collection was all about staying true to the incredible embellishments and unique lace adornments that have become iconic to Anna Campbell, but reinvigorating these details for a modern bride”, says the designer.
Anna's dresses are all individually hand cut and sewn in Melbourne, and she offers brides the option to tailor their gown to suit their individual fit and style; "think luxury fabric skirt options, added draped or capped sleeves, or additional custom embellishments for a little (or a lot!) of extra sparkle."
Anna Campbell Stockists Ireland
Anna Campbell stockists in Ireland include BAN Bridal in Limerick and Ivory & Pearl in Co. Down.