Beautiful custom wedding dresses in Melbourne

We understand that when it comes to your wedding day, you only want the best and that includes a beautiful custom wedding gown from Bernadette Pimenta Couture. 
With over 27 years of experience in the bridal industry, Bernadette is one of Melbourne’s iconic bridal designers creating wedding dress designs for brides all over Australia and Internationally.

Why choose a custom wedding dress?

You’ve dreamed of what you would wear on your wedding day since you were a little girl and sometimes you’re not able to find that dream dress in-store. If you want a truly unique wedding dress, having one custom-made is the only way to go.

We don’t just help you design a beautiful wedding dress, we make sure it fits you perfectly too. No matter your shape or size, you deserve a dress that makes you feel amazing and we can help you create a dress that not only looks stunning but is comfortable and well-fitted too.

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Take a look at some of our gorgeous brides

Your dream custom wedding dress starts with a trip to our studio

Located on the iconic High Street in Armadale, our bridal atelier houses a range of carefully curated wedding dresses for you to try on to allow you to gain inspiration for your custom wedding dress. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring in images and ideas and we can design your dream gown from those!

How we work


Book a custom wedding dress appointment

Come to our bridal studio where Bernadette will discuss your ideas and show you designs that you can try on. 


We source beautiful fabrics

Once you’ve decided on a dress design, we’ll source beautiful fabrics and start creating your dream gown.


We’ll arrange bridal dress fittings

To ensure your gown fits perfectly, you’ll come back to our studio a minimum of 5 times (depending on gown complexity) to get fitted.


You pick up your brand new custom wedding dress

Once your gown is fitting perfectly, you’ll be able to collect it before your big day!

Frequently asked questions

How long will it take to design my custom wedding dress?

We usually request for 6-8 months but we are flexible as all our gowns are lovingly handcrafted in our Melbourne atelier.

How much is a custom wedding dress?

Our Custom made gowns start from $3,500 and the final price will depend on the fabric, lace, and embellishments you choose.

How long before my wedding can I pick my custom wedding dress up?

We recommend picking your gown 1 week before the wedding to ensure that it fits you perfectly; however, you can pick it up earlier if you prefer.

Do you make custom wedding dresses for Melbourne brides only?

We have created gowns for brides all over Australia and internationally. We use zoom or facetime to get the measurements and schedule virtual appointments with the bride to show her the progress before couriering the gown to her.

Are you ready to start designing your dream custom wedding dress in Melbourne?