Australia's first bridal fashion week launches in Sydney this June

Australia’s wedding industry body, Wedding and Events of Australia (WEOA) is proud to launch the inaugural Australian Bridal Fashion Week (ABFW) in Sydney on June 5-7th, 2015 at the Australian Technology Park.

A wedding gown is one of the most important dresses a woman will ever wear. It will live on for generations, in our memory and in photographs. For the first time ABFW is giving brides a front row seat to embark on this unforgettable journey, to pick the perfect couture gown.

Top tier local and international bridal designers are given the runway and exhibitor’s a showcase to launch their new collections. There will be 15 shows on an incredible 40-meter catwalk.

Confirmed designers include Johanna Johnson, Leah Da Gloria, Jennifer Regan, Samantha Wills, LUOMO, Diane Lewis, Forever Vintage, Panache Bridal shoes and Stephanie Brown to name a few. International label, Liz Marinez will make the trip from Israel to feature. There will also be one show called ‘Emerge’ featuring four up and coming young designers.

Founder Jessica-Eckford-Aguilera says, “My inspiraion behind creaing ABFW came from seeing so many wonderfully, talented Australian bridal designers with no platform to market themselves to buyers worldwide. Therefore we've created an annual event in a beautiful setting dedicated to portraying the talents of these Australian designers”.

Between runway shows attendee’s will have the opportunity to view the designs from a range of prestigious and emerging brands including bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, men’s suiting, footwear, headpieces, accessories, jewellery and juniors fashion. Industry retailers and buyers will also benefit from speaking directly with Australian couturiers.

And, just when you thought the VIP treatment was over, guests can sit back and relax with a glass of bubbles in the champagne bar, unwind in the Four Points by Sheraton lounge, or get that much needed beauty fix in the pamper room (blow-dry, lash and nail bar). ABFW’s pamper room will operate by a gold coin donation to ABFW’s preferred charity, the National Breast Cancer Association.

ABFW is an annual event taking place every June, for all details and to secure your VIP ticket please visit

About Wedding & Events of Australia (WEOA): WEOA supports and educates elite brands in the Australian wedding industry. As the industry body, WEOA facilitates connectivity and support and recognises excellence in business through the annual Wedding Industry Professionals of Australia (WIPA) awards as well as the ‘WEOA Summit’ (launching 2016) which will allow members to be inspired by industry leaders.

For further information, images or an interview with
Eckford-Aguilera or any of our featured designer’s,
please contact:

Kim Veverka-Bray from Magnet PR on 0414 640 290 or email

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