Kudos Bridal Boutiques and Wendy Makin: a love story

Fleur gown by Wendy Makin
Fleur gown by Wendy Makin, £1,400, available at Kudos Bridal Boutiques, Edinburgh

Right, Australia: ‘fess up. What’s your secret? What is it about your sun-soaked, laid-back land that produces such a limitless outpouring of bridal talent? Every time we become obsessed with a brand, inevitably we discover that its origins are, in fact, Aussie. The country’s designers seem to strike the perfect balance between their uniquely bohemian sensibilities yet timeless approach.

Whatever’s behind it, boutiques can’t get enough. Take Kudos Bridal Boutiques. Its Edinburgh outpost has been stocking up on ethereal Brisbane label Wendy Makin for years.

“We took delivery of our first Wendy Makin dresses in 2016 and they immediately won the hearts of staff and customers alike,” the store’s Michelle Scott recalls. “We knew that this collection would appeal to Scottish brides, who were seeking out this exact combination of delicacy and romanticism. Since then, we have seen Wendy’s popularity grow in the UK market, and are proud to have been one of her first stockists here.”

With over 30 years’ experience, Wendy has covetable detailing and winning silhouettes nailed like no other. “Our current favourite is Fleur [above],” Michelle says. “The soft flared skirt, featuring a double layer of ultra-fine tulle over crepe, creates gentle movement with a luxurious finish.”

G-day, gorgeous!

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