Real life Perth Brides and the Bespoke Wedding Dresses that made their day

Every bride-to-be we meet at Zanzis is unique, and every single one of those brides deserves to look and feel absolutely amazing on their wedding day.


For many women, it’s the one day of their life they will take centre stage, and the only chance they’ll ever have of having a bespoke wedding dress made just for them.


A custom couture creation is something every woman should experience at least once in a lifetime.


We take pride in getting to know our Perth brides ensuring we find the right design and detailing for them, and love the fact that we form such a lovely relationship as the bespoke wedding dress design evolves over a series of fittings in our Perth studio.


By the time the wedding has arrived, we are bursting to hear how their special day goes, and how their couture gown made them feel.


Real life Perth brides love story: Claire and Sam

Real life Perth brides love story: Claire and Sam

Married at Santa Maria Chapel, with their reception at The Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club


A smile from across the dancefloor started Claire and Sam’s love story. After hitting it off at the Cottesloe Beach Hotel, sparks flew and they were soon a couple.


Claire’s first heard about Zanzis when her cousin was having a bespoke wedding dress created for her special day. Claire witnessed up close the love and dedication we put into every single design in our studio.


Every wedding gown is lovingly created with the individual in mind, to suit their style, body shape and wedding day dreams. Claire knew she would one day be able to visit Zanzis for her own wedding gown and when she was getting married, she did!


After our first meeting, Claire was thrilled that we understood her vision, and could include elements she had her heart set on.


“I knew I wanted my dress to be fitted with a low back and beaded straps and that’s what I got!”


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Claire enjoyed choosing every detail of her gown, something most Perth brides don’t get a chance to do.

“I love that I got to choose every detail with Jennifer’s guidance and expertise.”


Perth brides choosing every detail of her gown

Claire got her wish of looking and feeling fabulous while she said ‘I do’ surrounded by family and friends.

It was a pleasure to be part of bringing her design vision to life.


Real life Perth brides love story: Joanne and Matthew

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 Married at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, with their reception at Fraser’s Restaurant, State Reception Centre


Introduced by Joanne’s cousin, years previously. It wasn’t until Joanne gave Matthew a lift in 2010 that they finally became a couple. Joanne’s cousin Maria was so proud to be asked to be Maid of Honour to her cousin Jo and her old school friend Matt!


After all if it wasn’t for her they may never have met.


With a background in fashion design, we knew as soon as we met Joanne how important it was for her to create the dress of a lifetime. After trying on numerous wedding dresses in multiple Perth bridal stores, Jo knew a bespoke wedding dress was the best way to reflect her style and personality.


From our first meeting, Jo knew she was in the right place.


“When I met Jennifer she took to time to know me and understand my style and what I was thinking and understood the importance of creating a gown that was just for me.”


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The couture process is not rushed, we always take the time to listen carefully to what the bride wants, and understand their induvial style and personality.


With a brief to create something classic but not a typical white wedding dress, “ I knew I wanted something a little different, not your typical white wedding dress, but something still classic” we decided to start with a base of nude tulle. 

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“I trusted Jennifer’s expertise and with every fitting the design evolved and we created the beautiful gown I have today

Jo and Matt’s day was everything they had dreamed of. regret choosing a bespoke wedding dress

There was a particular moment Jo remembers at the very end of the night;

“Matt and I were on our own for the very first time all day. We were reflecting on what a wonderful day it was. We were so overwhelmed from all the love and support from our friends and family we were speechless”

We’re so proud to play a part by creating a bespoke wedding dress which was the centerpiece of an elegant wedding and left their family and friends speechless.


Become a Zanzis bride

You’ll never regret choosing a bespoke wedding dress, designed just for you on the biggest day of your life.

Email us at  today to book an appointment and start your couture wedding dress journey.


Real Perth Brides Share Their Love Stories

Perth Brides: Your wedding dress should be like your love story. Once in a lifetime, unforgettable and uniquely yours.

Jennifer Naglan, Head Designer for Zanzis Couture, helps Perth brides to find their fairytale in a bespoke wedding dress.

“I’m so privileged to get to know so many brides to be, to hear their wonderful stories of falling in love, the proposal, everything little detail that has brought them to our design studio,” she says.

“It’s a rewarding process to translate their romantic love stories and their personalities into a bespoke wedding dress. It creates such a special bond. The couture design process is about more than just the dress; it represents the love story that has brought them together.”

Zanzis love story: Holly and Leon

Married at Alverstoke, Brunswick WA

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When Holly flew to Broome for a girly weekend, she didn’t know her true love was waiting for her at a local tavern! After spending a day at the races, they locked eyes and ended up dancing the night away together.

After a romantic date at the Broome night markets, it was time for Holly to go home. But the sparks had flown, and two months later Leon moved back to his hometown, an hour away from Holly.

Zanzis-Couture-in-Perth-bespoke-wedding-dressOnce they were engaged, Holly knew exactly where to find her fairytale dress. She didn’t want to look at the dresses all other Perth brides did. She wanted a dress by a specific high end designer. But after a Sydney trip to look at the designer bridal gown she had in mind, it wasn’t quite right.

Holly’s sister suggested she try Zanzis Couture in Perth for a bespoke wedding dress that brought in all the features of the dress she’d had her heart set on.

When Holly met Jennifer, she knew instantly Zanzis could create the dress of her dreams, with a few special twists of her own.

Wanting to look and feel amazing on the big day, Holly worked with Jen to create a custom couture gown that represented both Holly’s personality and her love story with Leon.

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There were lots of tears from Leon when he laid eyes on Holly, he was awestruck by the dress and studied the detailing throughout the day.

Holly and Leon’s ceremony is remembered by family and friends as one of the most emotional weddings they’ve ever been to. There was not a dry eye in the house as they exchanged their heartfelt vows.

The gown Holly worked with Jen to create is part of the beautiful memories to be treasured for a lifetime.

Zanzis love story: Christine and Ashley

Married at Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia

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Christine was Ashley’s girl next door – they lived across the road from each other as kids. After finding love close to home, Christine was thrilled when Ashley proposed.

Christine was determined to shake up the ideas people had about the type of dress she might have. Trying on all the wedding dresses Perth had to offer, she knew when she arrived at Zanzis Couture that a bespoke wedding dress was her only choice.

The Zanzis designers understood Christine wanted fun and unpredictability, with an eye to classic elegance and sophistication.

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Ashley says he had to focus on Christine’s face during the ceremony, because the vision of her wedding gown was too emotional! He couldn’t keep his eyes off Christine, and told her she’d surprised him with her dress choice, just as she’d hoped.

Christine’s bespoke wedding dress was showcased on a wedding day filled with love and laughter. They walked the streets of Bali laughing and holding hands, ready to start the rest of their lives together.

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Make your bespoke wedding dress as special as your love story. Email to start your couture journey today.




5 Real Life Perth Brides bringing Zanzis Designs to Life

Perth Brides: If you’re dreaming of a couture wedding dress, make those daydreams become reality with stunning real life weddings inspiration complete with breathtaking wedding gowns lovingly created in the Zanzis Couture studio.

Zanzis Couture head designer, Jennifer Naglan, creates wedding dresses Perth brides treasure forever.

Experience the couture journey with these 5 real life weddings featuring our couture Zanzis bridal gowns.

Introducing real life Perth bride Rebecca:

Rebecca and Brian’s message of love

Rebecca and Brian
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After meeting through a mutual friend, it took a few months of messaging before Rebecca and her future husband Brian went on their first date. Three and a half years later, they started their happily ever after with a December wedding at Aravina Estate, Yallingup, WA.

Rebecca’s search for the perfect wedding dress took her through all the bridal stores and wedding dresses Perth had to offer.

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She quickly realised she wasn’t going to find her dream dress off the rack and a custom wedding dress was her best option. So the search for a custom bridal dressmaker began.

After several unsuccessful consultations where Rebecca wasn’t satisfied the dressmaker could deliver her vision of the ultimate wedding dress. Rebecca came upon Zanzis Couture.

As soon as I met Jennifer, I just knew she could help me achieve the dress I was looking for. I felt comfortable she knew exactly what I wanted and was passionate about creating the exact dress I imagined.”

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Rebecca and Brian’s special day was captured by Paris Hawken Photography.

 Introducing real life Perth bride Aisling:

A second chance for Aisling to dazzle Brad

Perth bride Aisling
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Aisling’s wedding dress journey did not start at all well… after months of searching through wedding dresses in Perth, she bought a dress that she loved. At first.

I then decided I hated it!” said Aisling.

Help was soon at hand.

“It was less than 6 months from my wedding. But after meeting Jen I knew she was going to be able to sort my perfect dress. I was so worried but Jen saved the day!

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Aisling got her second chance at the perfect wedding dress to delight her beloved Brad in a perfect summer wedding ceremony at St Columba Catholic Church in South Perth, followed by a reception at the scenic Indiana Tea Rooms, Cottesloe, Perth.

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Aisling and Brad’s stunning photography was provided by Through the Woods We Ran.

Introducing real life Perth bride Christine:

Christine and Ashley’s journey from neighbours to dream Indonesian wedding

Christine was literally Ashley’s girl next door. Their neighbourhood friendship blossomed into romance and culminated in planning their dream wedding at the Khayangan Estate Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia.

Christine was determined to defy expectations of the dress everyone expected her to choose, and create a once in a lifetime gown no one would forget.

She wanted a dress to represent her personality and fun spirit, but trying on wedding dresses in Perth, nothing felt quite right. Until she visited the studio at Zanzis Couture.

“Zanzis knew I wanted to have fun and the possibilities were endless. Once the ideas started getting thrown at me I knew it was going to be amazing!”

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 Introducing real life Perth bride Holly:

Holly’s dream dress brings Leon to tears

real life Perth bride Holly

After meeting on a Broome holiday, Holly and Leon kept in touch, and love blossomed when Leon got the chance to move closer to Holly’s home town.

Three years later, they had a stunning Spring wedding in Alverstoke, Brunswick.

Once wedding planning got underway, Holly had her heart set on a dream dress she knew would make her look and feel amazing. But she couldn’t find the right one, and couldn’t let herself fall in love with just any other Perth wedding dresses.

Perth wedding dressesI searched every bridal store in Perth,” she said.

My sister suggested I check out Zanzis and go down the path of having a custom gown made.”

Holly’s visit to Zanzis paid off as her custom gown made quite the impression on her husband-to-be.

“Tears, tears and more tears!”, laughs Holly.

“I found him really studying the details of the dress as the day went on.”

The tears continued at the emotional ceremony; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Holly and Leon exchanged their heartfelt vows.

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Introducing real life Perth bride Jessica:

Jessica’s couture choice gets the thumbs up from Brent

Jessica’s wedding couture choice

After a chance meeting at a work function, 6 years later Jessica and Brent had their dream wedding at The Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay, WA.

Jessica knew from the start what she wanted from her dress, and searched for wedding dresses in Perth and the South West without finding her perfect match.

Following a recommendation from a close friend who had recently had her wedding dress designed by Jennifer at Zanzis, Jessica decided to experience the couture difference for herself.

“Once I had my first appointment I was confident it was the right option,” she said.

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 “My gown was one of a kind and the team from Zanzis did an amazing job. They worked with me to design a custom dress of my dreams and didn’t stop until I was 100% satisfied.”

Brent has his own view on the dress Zanzis created, which summed up the impact the dress made on him and their wedding guests.

“I had trouble keeping my feet planted in one spot. I was so overcome with emotion, all I wanted to do was run up to her and give her a big hug,” he said.

“I know the effort that went into her dress and it was perfect.”

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 Be inspired by real life Zanzis brides

If you’re inspired by these real life weddings and Perth brides, then book a consultation and begin the journey of designing your very own custom bridal gown.

To arrange a consultation email today and make your dreams come true.


5 modern wedding dresses guaranteed to bring the “WOW” factor

bridal dresses onlineModern Wedding Dresses: You’ve fallen in love and you’re planning the wedding of your dreams. Now is the time to make the big decision about the dress.

What kind of statement do you want to make?

You don’t just want to stand out, you want to stop traffic and leave everyone in awe. None of your guests will have ever seen a dress quite like yours, and they’ll be describing it to friends for years to come.

You’ve looked at bridal dresses online, and all the wedding dresses Perth has to offer. You want something more. You want everyone to wonder where on earth (or Perth!) you could have found such an amazing wedding gown.

It’s time to fall in love all over again… with the magic of high end couture and modern wedding dresses from Zanzis Couture.

Modern wedding dresses that steal the show

Your once in a lifetime couture gown will blend your fashion influences (from style icons like Coco Chanel and Grace Kelly), with a fresh, unique approach to create a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern sophistication.

A Zanzis couture creation is not for someone content browsing bridal dresses online or buying off the rack. The exclusive bespoke collection takes wedding couture to a whole new level with sumptuous fabrics and exquisite embellishments.

Here are our 5 modern wedding dress picks guaranteed to stop you (and your guests) in your tracks!

Morgan: A fresh approach to formal

The most recent addition to the 2017 Zanzis collection, the Morgan gown ups the romance factor with a delicate, softly layered skirt. The soft layers are a perfect complement to the detailed bodice, which features exquisite hand applique detail, and a touch of mystery from sheer panels.

The beaded hanging shoulders are a high end fashion statement of sophistication.
Morgan gown ups the romance factor

Jacinta: Hand beaded perfection

Jacinta modern wedding dressYou’ll look like you’ve stepped straight from the pages of a high end bridal magazine, with a long glamorous train and astounding hand beaded detail the Jacinta provides the perfect breath taking entrance.

The Jacinta’s sheer nude back and figure hugging form can be worn with a nude body stocking (or without for the very risqué bride)!

It’s low sheer back with intricate beading continuing spell-bindingly down its sophisticate train create a truly unique and modern wedding dress, with a fit that tells everyone you definitely didn’t buy this off the rack!

Madeleine: Reinvented classic

The off the shoulder exaggerated bell sleeves of the Ashlee are a nod to classic 70s style, updated for the modern bride.

Hand beaded Chantilly lace and an Illusion neckline show this gown belongs firmly in the high end couture club.
Madeleine Reinvented classic gown

Emma: Sexy chic

Emma Sexy chic modern wedding dressCapture the feeling of modern romance with this French lace corseted gown with scroll hand beading.

A soft silk skirt with a long georgette train give this modern wedding dress a sexy, intimate feel.

Perth brides looking for that “wow” factor will not be disappointed.


Ellen: Ocean elegance

Ellen Ocean elegance bridal gown

Perfect for a high end destination wedding, walk to your picture perfect ceremony in a beautiful hand beaded sheer tulle bodice with a plunge neckline front and back.

The long, flowing train will skim across the sand as your guests are wowed by the fitted French Chantilly and silk georgette skirt. A picture of elegance.

Talk to Zanzis about our exclusive couture collection of modern wedding dresses

If it’s important to you to stand out, not just on your wedding day, but from all the off the rack wedding dresses Perth brides will be wearing, Zanzis can help. This is your chance to experience high end bridal couture, bespoke style.

We can help the elegant, sophisticated bride, who loves modern wedding dresses, but doesn’t want to look like anyone else.

Book your consultation today to talk about the modern wedding dress for you. Email and make an appointment to visit the Zanzis studio.