Vendor Of The Week – Wendy Makin Bridal Designs

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March… I’m not sure we’re quite ready for you. Deep breaths let’s launch into a brand new week, the third month of the year!

Our Monday morning tradition is to show off the work of our directory members! Ms Polka Dot’s Directory is growing every week with vendors from all over the country and the world all eager to be part of our reader’s weddings! It’s a well known fact that Polka Dot Brides are planning beautiful, soulful weddings and our directory members? They’re eager to work with you! So browse the pages of our directory and see who you might find!

This week’s Vendor Of The Week is a gorgeous bridal designer from Brisbane. Wendy Makin Bridal Designs sells her ready to wear gowns Australia wide and offers a couture service from her Brisbane studio.. She also founded the Bella Donna label- a range of gowns with a lower price to make her designs accessible to brides on any budget.

Wendy has been designing gowns for over 25 years and has a reputation for a beautiful, well fitting bridal gown- from laces to silks, ballgowns to sheaths Wendy has a range of gowns and designs to suit many body shapes, sizes and styles!

To learn a little more about Wendy Makin Bridal Designs we asked Wendy five questions in five minutes!

What is your favourite after five drink?

Lychee Martini

Your favourite weekend getaway?

Lounging in the sun on my balcony at home. I spend a lot of time travelling visiting our shops and customers so a Sunday at home is a real luxury.

Favourite restaurant?

My new favourite restaurant is NuNu at Palm Cove in Far North Queensland but at home in Brisbane, Ortega.

What can we find you eating for breakfast on a Sunday morning?

Coffee and toasted Brioche from Chouquette’s in New Farm.

Your favourite wedding story?

There have been many but the one that always stands out for me happened a couple of years ago when a bride to be ordered her gown about 12 months out from her wedding then phoned about a week later to ask how quickly we could make her gown. We told her about 4 weeks to take her measurements, make her gown and to do her fittings and alterations. She explained that the reason for bringing the gown forward was that she was from the US and her family were very well off. They were putting considerable pressure on her and her groom to have the wedding in the US and to make it a huge event. This wasn’t what either she nor her fiancé wanted and he was becoming quite stressed about the wedding. Her plan was to take him to Hayman Island for a long week end to “get away from it all” for his birthday and then tell him that they were there to get married. She had a celebrant ready and the Island team were all ready with a beautiful setting and gorgeous dinner for just the 2 of them.

We made her gown and she flew off to Hayman with her fiancé and her secret. To cut a long story short she popped the question on his birthday on the Friday night and he said yes and they were married on the beach the Saturday evening. She was absolutely ecstatic that everything went well and even though the parents weren’t too happy we understand that they had a wonderful party at their house in the States on the day the actual marriage was to be and all ended happy ever after. This is a story of true love and one that still brings a tear to my eye.

Visit Wendy Makin Bridal Designs‘s page to find out more about our Vendor Of The Week! Wendy Makin Bridal Designs is a member of Ms Polka Dot’s Directory

  • Michael and Anna Costa says:
    March 1, 2011 at 6:54 am

    Such elegant dresses!

  • Elaine @ Events by Elaine says:
    March 1, 2011 at 8:02 am

    The dress that is second down on the right is just stunning. So elegant!

  • Libby says:
    March 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Just got married in a wendy makin dress! it was stunning – so many compliments and I felt so beautiful in it. 🙂

  • Kate says:
    April 18, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Absolutely stunning dresses!!



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