Design Details & Extras

See our wedding gowns. Click any photo to enlarge.

Kendal - Incredible Guipure and lattice lace top
Kendal - Incredible Guipure and lattice lace top
Jasmine - Lace and Nude wedding gown, with covered button closure
Jasmine - Lace and Nude wedding gown, with covered button closure
Ali - Sheer lace over Illusion netting, edged with tiny diamantes
Ali - Sheer lace over Illusion netting, edged with tiny diamantes
Gwendoline - Tulle and lace gown, over bias cut slip
Gwendoline - Tulle and lace gown, over bias cut slip
Melissa - a "froth" of silk chiffon, organza, feathers, and flowers
Melissa - a "froth" of silk chiffon, organza, feathers, and flowers
Melissa - close-up of skirt
Melissa - close-up of skirt
Rachel - Lace headband with soft Italian Tulle ties create a trailing "veil"
Rachel - Lace headband with soft Italian Tulle ties create a trailing "veil"
Jen - Sparkling scalloped lace over Champagne microfibre satin
Jen - Sparkling scalloped lace over Champagne microfibre satin
Kate - Finely beaded "belt" defines the waist
Kate - Finely beaded "belt" defines the waist
Gwendoline - Sheer tulle and lace cap-sleeve
Gwendoline - Sheer tulle and lace cap-sleeve
Haylee - Beaded lace bodice with V-neck and sleeves
Haylee - Beaded lace bodice with V-neck and sleeves
Tui - Lace cap sleeves
Tui - Lace cap sleeves
Chin-Hang - Over-sized bow
Chin-Hang - Over-sized bow
Chin-Hang - Lace-up back
Chin-Hang - Lace-up back
Natalie - handmade silk flowers
Natalie - handmade silk flowers
Vikki - Beautiful back detail
Vikki - Beautiful back detail
Jennifer - Silk organza flower skirt
Jennifer - Silk organza flower skirt
Embroidered Bluebird - "something blue"
Embroidered Bluebird - "something blue"
Gina - Gold lace and covered buttons
Gina - Gold lace and covered buttons
Beaded Satin Gown
Beaded Satin Gown
Beaded Satin Gown
Beaded Satin Gown
Silver and Black Lace wedding gown
Silver and Black Lace wedding gown
Lace and Tulle gown
Lace and Tulle gown
Lace and Tulle Gown
Lace and Tulle Gown
Amethyst Gown
Amethyst Gown
Train detail of 1880's period gown
Train detail of 1880's period gown
Beading and strap detail of "Rosamund" gown
Beading and strap detail of "Rosamund" gown
Erin - Heavily encrusted beaded belt
Erin - Heavily encrusted beaded belt
Erin - Diamante buttons
Erin - Diamante buttons
Erin's bridesmaid - Pleating and brooch detail
Erin's bridesmaid - Pleating and brooch detail
Christening gown made from the Grandmother's 1960's wedding gown.
Christening gown made from the Grandmother's 1960's wedding gown.
Maitua - Front drape detail
Maitua - Front drape detail
Jesse - Beading and piping detail on 1700's gown
Jesse - Beading and piping detail on 1700's gown
Susan - Rouched bodice detail
Susan - Rouched bodice detail
Shian - close-up of ruffled shoulder
Shian - close-up of ruffled shoulder
Angela - Tightly ruched silk chiffon with beaded lace trim
Angela - Tightly ruched silk chiffon with beaded lace trim
Lauren - Back view close up
Lauren - Back view close up
Lauren - Beautiful bow
Lauren - Beautiful bow
Ashley - Woven bodice with crystals and diamantes
Ashley - Woven bodice with crystals and diamantes
  • 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:

    128 Mountain Rd,
    Epsom, Auckland, 1023
    Phone: 09 631 5604
    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