wedding dress designer


Elissa Marie is a designer of exclusive hand-made, custom gowns. Offering brides-to-be an elevated design experience to create the perfect bespoke wedding gown.
With her studio based in Gippsland and meeting options available in Melbourne, you are invited to work with Elissa throughout the design process, from the initial sketches to the final fitting. Guided by Elissa’s expert advice you will hand-select the perfect fabric and laces sourced from around the world. Using the finest couture techniques, your gown is then created. Each design is handcrafted with the highest quality materials, ensuring your gown is fitted to suit your figure perfectly, with an exceptional finish.

Meet Elissa

I don’t have a signature style. My strength is getting to know my brides, hearing about their wedding plans, style ideas, inspiration and personal style. Then, designing and creating something perfect for them. I believe a wedding gown should perfectly represent the wearer’s personality and make them their most beautiful and confident self.
I am dedicated to my craft. Each gown is a piece of artwork to me. I meticulously go over every detail using artisan techniques I have honoured for over 10 years to create one of a kind pieces. I hope one day one of my wedding gowns are passed down as an heirloom.
I was formally trained at RMIT University. Then worked for couturiers in Melbourne, before launching Elissa Marie Design in 2015. I am skilled in traditional couture techniques and dedicated to mastering the craft of bespoke wedding gown tailoring. This traditional dressmaking discipline is contrasted with my modern design dexterity and willingness to push boundaries.
I only take on a limited number of clients each year to ensure you have my full attention so I can put all my love and care into creating the perfect gown.


“Luxury is in each detail.”

hubert de givenchy


“Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress is the woman who is wearing it”

Yves Saint Laurent