Stunning wedding gowns, designed & crafted uniquely for you, your style, and budget.
Nicola creates wonderful gowns for every occasion.

Our Services

Wedding Gowns

Stunning wedding gowns, designed just for your style and budget.

Bridesmaid Dresses

Nicola has an ever increasing sample range of Bridesmaid gowns that are made individually for each client.

School Ball Gowns

Nicola loves Ball Season as it allows her creative juices to flow. She loves the girls’ enthusiasm and excitement as they come with their pictures and fabric, ready to be turned into Cinderella.

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  • About Us

    Beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and gowns for every occasion.

    Nicola is an Award-winning designer who has been creating stunning gowns for Brides and Bridesmaids for over 20 years.

  • Contact info

    Our Location:

    25 Tuakura Way,
    The Gardens, Manukau, 2105
    Phone: 09 268 0649
    Mobile: 021 918 141
    Email: info@nicoladawsondesign.co.nz

  • Testimonials

    • "... I also showed her my top two favourite wedding dresses, and she designed one dress combining both designs. I was sold ..."
      Nicki
    • "Nikki captured everything about me in the dress... On the morning of the wedding, I cant describe how I felt when I put it on.  "
      Nicki
    • "Nikki was excellent to deal with. Together we designed my wedding dress which was beautiful. Her knowledge, creativity and skill is exceptional."
      Joanne Williams
    • "Nikki has a great personality and very easy to deal with. WE are going back to Rarotonga next year and will get Nikki to design me another dress to celebrate."
      Joanne Williams
    • "Nicola was able to create the difficult gown that I had envisioned with ease. I absolutely love my dress and hope I and wear it again one day!! Throughout the whole process she was extremely helpful, understanding and friendly, even when I had last minute changes to make a few days before the wedding."
      Tui Moore
    • "…that was my princess moment. When I look at our photos now, I remember how happy that dress made me feel. Thank you so much Nikki, Im so glad your stunning product was such an important part of my day."
      Nicki
    • "By the time I found Nikki I had almost given up on my dream dress. I was so shocked when Nikki said that although it would be difficult she thought that she could do it. And she did! My dress was and still is amazing, and was everything I ever dreamed. I’ve had so many compliments about it and would highly recommend Nikki to anyone who is looking to have their dream gown made. Thank you again Nikki for making me the perfect dress."
      Jennifer
    • "10/10! I love my dress. Nikki did a great job on my gown, was for our vow renewal in Rarotonga so I wanted something appropriate but cool and comfortable. Nikki achieved all of this."
      Melisha
    • "Our photographer said “that dress is mean” haha, and it was. Also it was very flattering, slimming and incredibly comfortable."
      Melisha
    • "She was able to make my custom designed dress at a fraction of the price as other companies had quoted me with beautiful quality and exceptional customer service!"
      Tarryn Donaldson
    • "My dress turned out to be everything that I wanted it to be and I looked forward to the journey out to Nicola for fittings as she is such a lovely down to earth person to deal with. I would highly recommend Nicola for any dress you may need!!"
      Tarryn Donaldson
    • "From the moment we met I knew I’d found the right person to make my gown. Nikki made me feel instantly comfortable, I had a bit of an idea as to what I wanted and Nikki was fantastic at putting forward suggestions so that we came up with the final design."
      Gaynor
    • "Nikki was just fantastic. From the first consultation she (seemingly effortlessly) took on all of my many ideas, added her own unique design ideas and came up with something really beautiful and just perfect for me."
      Jenna Evans
    • "It was a great and very relaxed process of fittings and tweaking until my dress was just perfect. Nikki has a great eye and was very good at adapting as she went along,"
      Jenna Evans
    • "Every aspect was perfect - design, fit, detail, sewing, etc. On my wedding day, I stepped into my dress and felt amazing. Nicola was great to deal with, even when I changed the entire skirt of my gown one month in."
      Rachel
    • "Nicola is just fantastic! I envisioned the most difficult dress to have designed and made - and she pulled it off brilliantly!"
      Lauren
    • "The art of dressmaking is a dying one. It is very rare to find a woman that is so passionate about her work, who completely knows what she’s doing and has all of the “old” skills to make an absolutely amazing gown. The end result was exactly what I wanted."
      Angela Burgess
    • "I work in Event Management and deal with Brides on a daily basis - I could quite confidently say that the dress she made me for me was one of the very best I’ve ever seen (not to be bias) & I would definitely recomend her to anybody who (like me) has something different in mind, is very fussy about detail & is on a budget!"
      Kim Metahysa