Fiery Inspired Wedding For Alex Wynter Wearing Custom Helena Couture Designs Bridal

Bridal Sit on Lap

Our Story In 2015, the first meeting between us consisted of Alex trying to bargain with Hayden on a set of coil packs for an R33 Nissan Skyline.. The next was at a close mutual friend’s house, not much was said other than some brutal banter. After that, some friends and Hayden thought it would[…]

Dani marries Matt wearing custom Helena Couture Designs Bridal at The Valley Estate.

Our Story The Icon Bar in Cleveland was the place, Matt approached with a big smile and a whole lot of charm to introduce himself to Dani. His opener was what sealed the deal immediately, “Hi, my name is Matt, I’m on the dole and I drive a VL,” accompanied by a hand out to[…]

Riley wins Miss Water wearing pia from helena couture designs

Miss Earth Miss Earth is an international beauty pageant, with a focus on environmental awareness, conservation, and social responsibility. Miss Earth is based in the Philippines, since its conception in 2002, and is broadcasted to over eighty countries, annually. Photography: Raf Serrano Makeup: Honey Therese Location: Hyatt Regency Sydney Miss Earth is made up of[…]

Dance, Dance, Dance, with Helena Couture Designs

Christmas is just around the corner, and I thought it would be lovely to showcase Chelsea, our first of hopefully many more ballroom dresses, by Helena Couture Designs. Even though we have been designing and manufacturing bridal and formalwear for over three decades, this process for our first ballroom dress was an entirely new journey.[…]

The Helena Couture Designs Winter Style Guide For Designer Wedding Dresses In Brisbane

The winter season is on its way, and with it comes the dazzling winter wedding season. Winter weddings are curated for comfort and style with unique décor selections and decadent, hearty cuisine. With the iconic winter wedding season comes a specific set of nuances to hosting a successful ceremony and reception. Tailoring or selecting the[…]

Creative Collaboration Of Bridal Art From Mitchell Chooi And Helena Couture Designs Bridal

It’s always so much fun when artists from the wedding industry get together and create a little magic, which I like to call bridal art. These three bridal photo shoots were shot by Mitchell Chooi, showing that his creative diversity has no limits, featuring Helena Couture Designs’ wedding dresses. The three teams of bridal industry[…]

When Should I Buy My Wedding Dress? A Timeline For Choosing And Fitting A Bridal Gown

The idea of bridal gown shopping is wonderful and leaves a lot of room for imagination. It’s a dream come true for most fashionistas, but it is a delicate process. And for new brides, it’s a whole new world, far different from off-the-rack shopping and far more complex than internet shopping. While your wedding date[…]

Tahlia | HCD Modern Bridal Gowns | Disney Fairy Tale Styled Bridal Shoot.

Welcome to where the magic happened. When I was younger, I loved reading Disney princess stories like Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella.  They were by far my favourite.  Call me old fashion, but I loved when the princess found her prince charming and “they lived happily ever after”.  What I loved, even more, were[…]

North Stradbroke Styled Bridal Shoot With Helena Couture Designs

The North Stradbroke-styled bridal shoot was in its conceptual stage for longer than some of my more recent shoots. The main reason the shoot was to take place on this small island, just off the coast of Brisbane, was the mammoth sand dunes, that on a good day, climbing it, you would need to have[…]

Romance at The Grounds with Helena Couture Designs and her bridal team.

Mother Nature Had Her Own Version Of What I Had Envisioned This Dreamy, Outdoor, Romantic, Sun-Drenched Bridal Shoot Would Be And You Would Not Have Guessed It, But She Knew Best. The Bridal Shoot Turned Out Better Than I Could Have Imagined. The wedding photographer, Claire-Elise, and I both knew it was going to rain[…]

The Silver Arrow Styled Shoot | Brisbane Wedding dress

A Wedding Is The Union Of Two Consenting Individuals. Without These Two People It’s Easy To Forget, There Would Be No Wedding.  I Wanted This Shoot To Reflect That, With The Focus On The Couple And Their Journey From The Reception To Their Island Hide-A-Way. I’ve always loved shooting, where nature in involved.  Mother Nature[…]

For The Love Of Lace: Get To Know Bridal Lace With The Help Of A Wedding Dress Designer In Brisbane

Few things say “bridal” as well as lace. There are so many different types of lace, just about any bride could find a type of lace they love. Helena Karkovic, the creative brain behind Helena Couture Designs, is a wedding dress designer in Brisbane who loves to work with brides and help them create their[…]

Fun-Loving, Sundrenched Bohemian Bridal Shoot with Helena Couture Designs Bridal

I liken this carefree, fun-loving bohemian elopement photoshoot to a beautiful painting.  This photographic masterpiece was set against the sun-drenched rocks and beach of Burleigh, Gold Coast.  The colour palette in natural earthy tones was harmonious with the organic styling. The fresh, dried and colour died flora, a delicious vegan platter, the whimsical wedding dress,[…]

Blooming Beautiful Formal Dress, Rhiannon by Helena Couture Designs

I love designing custom formal dresses for Gold Coast clients, as much as I enjoy designing wedding dresses for brides from further afield Australia-wide, and up until COVID-19 hit, some from overseas too.  At Rhiannon’s initial consultation, she had some lovely inspiration of dress styles she liked.  I suggested a different style which I knew[…]

Scarlett Formal Dress for Cameryn by Helena Couture Designs

Designing formal dresses, on the Gold Coast, is just as important as designing wedding dresses for Australian brides. It is the one day a young person, often graduating from thirteen years of formal education, can express themselves freely in what they choose to wear, to their year twelve formal. It is often the bridge, from[…]

Back In Black | Helena Couture Designs Formalwear

As soon as we put Claudia’s instrument in her hands, any signs of nervousness evaporated. When Claudia’s mum searched for custom formal dress on the Gold Coast, she didn’t realise the location of Helena Couture Designs was not only close to them, but in the same suburb. This made fittings all too easy, as Claudia[…]

A Harmonious blend of bridal boho and modernism

Follow me down to Palm Beach, on the southern end of the Gold Coast.  Let me be your guide and show you the journey our crazy-in-love, young, wild, and free-spirited couple, Lori, and Dominic took, for this bohemian-styled bridal shoot, with our modern wedding dress, Ashera. From bohemian to modern, streetscapes to the beach, our[…]

Hair Heaven and Helena Couture Designs Bridal

Sabrina from Hair Heaven Emporium had dreamed of creating a bridal shoot like this for many years. Sabrina wanted to showcase her work on a new level and creating unique bridal content was one part of the shoot. This bridal shoot was her dream come true. Our modern wedding dress “Racquel”, the boho semi-transparent long-sleeved[…]