We are calling it – the One Fine Day Wedding Fair runway in Sydney was the best one yet. We were so thrilled to bring our world-renowned show onto our Sydney stage in 2021 in partnership with Hello May Magazine.
Featuring outstanding designers such as Moira Hughes, Karen Willis Holmes and Prea James Bridal we are delighted to bring you the One Fine Day runway report of every single wedding dress look and grooms party suits.
Our resident runway closer, Moira Hughes turned up the volume this year with her jaw-dropping gowns. A couture tulle, tiered gown had the entire audience gasp and grab their phones in unison to capture the most show stopping piece on the runway in 2021. Moira Hughes pulled out all the shots – think side splits, volume, lace, tulle and embellished looks. The Quinn Gown and complimenting veil was another key highlight, closing the entire show with a dramatic veil cascading down the runway.
Everyone was thrilled to see Karen Willis Holmes gowns glide down the runway to open the Sydney 2021 show. Her breathtaking bridal gowns had the audience’s hearts in a flutter. This year’s pieces featured exquisite, handcrafted detailing and adornment with a high attention to detail. The silhouettes are incredibly versatile and really enhance the feminine physique.
If we had to sum up Cathleen Jia, it would be classic with a contemporary twist. Key features included organza, beading, fine lace panels and cut out features for some extra va-va-voom. These elegant, sophisticated pieces glided down the runway with ease. Cathleen Jia in collaboration with The White Files are showing us that bridal separates aren’t going anywhere this season and neither are dress pants showcasing the Braxton Two Piece for that oh-so-cool bridal edge.
This season is all about the A-line silhouette for Oleg Cassini. A feminine and flattering shape for all brides, make sure to have this brand on your A-list. An absolute highlight on the runway this year was the Lily Gown, adorned with feathers on the shoulders, it flew and fluttered down the runway with grace.
Oh Mallika, how we love you and your statement gowns! The Flora gown had brides-to-be dizzy with delight over the intricate detail and unique feature sleeves. With Love By Mallika showcased a stunning collection of feminine pieces for the modern bride who appreciates a vintage twist.
Watching these gowns waltz down the runway was a sight to see. This year Em Bridal are making structure and side splits a THING. The Nam gown was a unique addition, featuring a structured gown with lace tie detailing and a bolero style jacket over the top. Em Bridal Boutique should be your go-to for a unique collection of show stopping pieces for the bride who dares to be different.
We were so thrilled to see new kid of the block Cherie By Oui on the Sydney runway. Launched in 2020, Chérie by Oui is the brainchild of the makers behind Oui The Label. Cherie by Oui is a different expression of the label harnessing elevated styling and embellished pieces. We fell hopelessly in love with the new label and we think you will too.
Oh Prea, we know why you steal the hearts of so many brides. Every piece was a statement this year as Prea James Bridal dialled up the cool-factor once again. Whether you are a super chic Zoe Pant Suit type of bride or a feminine romantic Metlilda gown girl, Prea James has something for everyone. *Adds to hit list*
Walking down the catwalk this year, we were blessed with flowing and billowing gowns by Lola Varma. Sleek designs with feminine touches demonstrate that Lola Varma is a bridal brand that should be on your radar.
It’s plain to see why Grace Loves Lace has earned a cult following among Australian brides. This year we were served some serious boho-luxe energy on the One Fine Day runway. Fish tail silhouettes, all over lace and even a two piece ensemble called Behati were some real highlights.
There’s something about Carte Blanche – maybe it’s the refined details, maybe it’s the bespoke French designs – either way we l’amour! If you are looking for the best selection of bespoke handmade French wedding dresses, Carte Blanche should be on your hit list. We were so thrilled to see Carte Blanche gowns glide down the runway in the most sophisticated fashion. The lace detailing and understated elegance had us lost at Bonjour!
Our hearts skipped a beat again this year welcoming back Sydney designer, Amy New. Amy consistently delivers phenomenal collections that surprise and delight. This year it was all about the billowing sleeves. A standout on the runway was the Chloe Gown, creating ethereal movement as the silky fabric cascaded down the runway with grace.
Calling all minimal brides – you need to put Oarma on speed dial. We love that this Melbourne based designer is all about crafting pieces that can be worn for many years after your wedding. These simple, timeless and relaxed styles will have you looking oh-so-chic on your wedding day. The runway this year was all about effortless shift dresses and sophisticated high necks, all made from luxury white silk.
When the highly coveted Moira Hughes brings her bridesmaids dresses to the runway, you know you are in for a treat. These glamorous pieces will have your bride tribe dancing all night. Moira Hughes crafted these beauties with satin crepe featuring some striking colour palettes – emerald, gold, rose and ivory. An absolute must-have for your bridal cheer squad.
We were pleased to see Forever New back in 2021 with some rather dashing options for bridal parties looking for cute, simple and dance-worthy bridesmaids dresses – just like the ones spotted on the One Fine Day runway!
MJ Bale is an absolute must for grooms in 2021. Featuring classic tuxedos, dapper velvet suit jackets and this season’s must have the neutral suit (The Robertson). This year we saw 8 incredible looks waltz down the runway with swag. All looks featured the stylish essentials no groom should go without; vests, cuff links, bowties, pocket squares – it’s all in the details.