About Christie Nicole Bridal
At Christie Nicole Bridal, our philosophy is originality in beauty - we pride ourselves on pushing the boundaries when it comes to bridal couture.
Beyond creating the perfect custom dress, we are passionate about making the lead up to your wedding as memorable and exciting as the day itself. From the first sketch to the final fitting the entire experience is personal and collaborative.
We focus on an intimate and creative experience for our bride-to-be. Our objective is to design a dress that embodies who you are.
Whether you have conceptualised every detail or you simply have an idea in mind, we will work intimately together to bring your vision to life.
About the Process
The Christie Nicole Bridal Experience begins with a one-on-one consultation with our founder and designer, Christie Trowbridge. Here, we are able to explore ideas and inspiration whilst getting to know one another.
As we begin the design process, we work through sketches and ideas, we share inspiration and explore a variety of approaches. Here, we make the transition from concept to design.
Once the design is finalised, we are able to begin sourcing fabrics. We discuss a variety of options with you and talk about the ways in which each fabric will affect the design.
As we move into the final stages of the process, we focus on tailoring the design specifically to your body. We work towards ensuring that the fit of the sample is impeccable and that the design of the dress is one that expresses who you are.
As we finalise the design and the fit of the sample dress, we move forward in bringing your vision to life. Using the chosen fabrics, we create your finished dress. From here we invite you into the studio for your final fitting.
In this final step of the process, you are able to see your collaborative design in it’s complete form.
Christie developed a passionate rapport with design through her younger years, living as a thirsty creative under her Grandmother’s wing. Growing up, Christie garnered many design and creative skills that her grandmother instilled in her.
After completing a Bachelor of Design, Christie launched her first label, Christie Nicole. The label focused on luxury lingerie, hand-made by the designer herself. She aimed to give life to designs that represented femininity, remaining powerful, intricate and integral to the contemporary woman.
It was in 2016 that Christie’s bridal journey began after being approached by a friend to design a wedding and reception dress for her special day. As the photographs were published, a new clientele formed and a new passion began to emerge under the name Christie Nicole Bridal.
A message from us to you..
If you are looking for an intimate experience in the process of creating your dream dress, we invite you to join us in our Sydney studio.
If you are out of the area, we work with brides from all over the world and ensure the experience remains a cherished one.
We aim to design unique pieces that speak loudly and proudly to the bride-to-be.
Every experience is new and any bride-to-be is invited to join in an intimate journey.
Behind The Brand
Describe the woman you design for…
The Christie Nicole Bride is fun, flirty, adventurous and daring.
What is your most popular piece?
A lot of brides send me Emma’s custom made wedding dress as inspiration, too.
What advice would you give to brides-to-be?
Relax and enjoy the ride. It is such a fun and exciting time in your life.
As a designer, what tips do you have for brides to get the most out of their fittings?
From my experience at the start of the process I always tell my brides to be honest and clear about what they are after. It’s also very important to have complete trust in me as the designer to create your dream wedding dress. When you do, magic happens.
Do you offer a custom design service for brides? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?
At the moment we only off a custom design service. We recommend 8-12months, this gives us enough time to start the process.
What advice do you give to brides to care for their gown?
A lot of our custom pieces are very delicate and fragile. Handle with care and store in a dry & safe place.
Why we love it…
We love the opulence of it all; decadent textures of renaissance style embroidery, fine beaded flowers and billowing tulle have caught our attention!
For the woman…
Contemporary, feminine and playful who is drawn to a little bit of luxury and glamour.
A pair of white statement embellished heels were made for these dresses. The perfect match.