We create handmade wedding dresses in Melbourne, Australia

For brides
all over the world

Clean, elegant lines. Modern classic designs. Environmentally kind.

We design simple, show-stopping wedding gowns.
Just for you. 

our story

“Designing a gown for someone to wear on their wedding day creates one of those smile-inducing feelings I’ll never tire of.”
- Olivia Waters.


For our owner, Liv, this started as a child – designing foil dresses for her dolls, then taking textile classes at high school. In her twenties, after an ill-chosen stint working in legal, Liv made a life-changing decision. She said goodbye to law and began a formal fashion education – Certificate IV in Garment Construction specialising in Couture, at the Melbourne Fashion Institute. Liv also interned with bridal industry heavy-weights, Jason Grech and Anna Campbell. 

It was when hunting for her own wedding dress in 2014 that Liv spotted a gap in the market. Frustrated with all of the slips and lace wedding dresses that didn’t suit her curves, Liv had her wedding gown made to measure in a minimalist style she adores. 

From here, an idea was born. Timeless, minimalist bridal designs. Made-to-order in Australia.  A joy to shop for – online or in person. And environmentally minded practices that are kinder to our planet. 

 Today, Olivia Waters Couture exists to do exactly that.
We’re proudly one of Melbourne’s few bridal wear designers who:

  • are sustainably focused
  • specialise in made-to-order
  • designs and handcrafts our gowns in Melbourne, Australia

Our stunning wedding gowns are meticulously designed to look and feel gorgeous, so you’ll feel empowered, comfortable and oh-so-you on your big day. 

We hope you love your gown as much as we love dressing you. 

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Oh hi minimalist, meet maximalist.
We’re about minimalist designs, clean, classic lines and over-the-top, playful pieces. Forever meets fun. 

Support local, ship to the world.
Our gowns are 100% designed and made in Melbourne. We buy our fabrics locally. And we’re proud to share the skills, heritage, and art of Australian dressmaking with our wonderful customers across the planet.

Sustainable wedding wear.
Eco-conscious brides, rejoice. We’re committed to sustainable practices, wherever possible. We source luxe fabrics and ethically created materials – 97% of our fabrics are recycled materials and ex-designer stock. Our offcuts are donated to local schools and textile recyclers.

Whoever you are, you’re welcome here. Our bridal wear is designed for anyone (including LGBTQIA+ people) to wear and rock on their special day. 

Less is more.
We’re obsessed with quality. And we only make a gown when you order one. 

Community feels and empowering women.
We’re constantly fascinated by the amazing, strong women around us. We collaborated with an awe-inspiring, all-female cast of creatives to design our latest campaign.
Take a look


You’re in luck. Our studio is just 40 minutes from Melbourne CBD in Diggers Rest. Contact us to book your appointment. We can’t wait to meet you.

Easy! Ordering your Olivia Waters wedding gown online is simple and fuss-free. We’ll support you from add-to-cart to your final fitting. We do recommend ordering your gown at least 10 months before your wedding. Need it sooner? Contact Us to chat through your options. 

The short answer is: a lot of places. Our latest collection is inspired by everything from the 60s and 70s, to our dreams, Marilyn Monroe, and the bold women who influence us every day. 


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