About Ella Moda

Ella Moda is the bridal label of Brisbane-based designer and dressmaker Ella Stephenson. Known for her distinctive style of classic cuts with romantic details, every Ella Moda gown is constructed with the best quality silks and laces.

Ella’s ability to transform gorgeous fabrics into sumptuous creations that respect and enhance a woman’s beauty is second-to-none, with each gown expertly crafted in her Brisbane studio.

The Ella Moda bride is fashion-forward, though not trend-focused. She is contemporary and modern, with an affinity for luxury and the finer things in life.

With a bespoke bridal collection as well as a complete custom couture service, Ella Moda is the perfect place to begin the dream dress journey.

Behind The Brand

Describe the woman you design for…

The modern romantic – she is fashion-forward, though not trend-focused. She is contemporary and modern, with an affinity for luxury and the finer things in life.


What is your most popular piece?

Different styles resonate with Paloma.


What advice would you give to brides-to-be?

Enjoy the process and focus on you and your partner – don’t get too caught up in the event production. No matter what happens in the lead up to your wedding, it is really is the most wonderful day of your life.


As a designer, what tips do you have for brides to get the most out of their fittings?

Don’t bring too many people with you to your appointments, often brides can get overwhelmed with the louder opinions in the room. Stay true to yourself and what suits your body.


Do you offer a custom design service for brides? If so, how long does it take to make a custom piece?

We do. We prefer 6-8 months to create your custom design, however in some special occasions this can be done a lot quicker.


What advice do you give to brides to care for their gown?

Dry clean it with a wedding dress specialist as soon as possible and have it professionally wrapped and packaged in a sealed box.

Editor’s Notes


Why we love it…

A vision of love, classic cuts and thoughtfully reinvigorated romantic details, Ella combines this all while honoring her heritage of elegance and opulence. The result; gowns steeped with a soulful magic.


For the bride…

That is fashion-forward, contemporary yet has a nostalgic love affair for the smallest adornment details and perfect silhouette.


Favorite piece…

The ‘Posy’, with its bold sleeves and delicate textures.


Styling tips…

Let the dress stand out and pair it with natural makeup and a bouquet of wild garden roses.