Bernadette Thomas has been described by many as one of Marlborough’s best kept secrets.
Based in Renwick, Bernadette has more than 25 years of bridal design behind her and is considered one of the top wedding dress designers in the country, creating unique
gorgeous gowns. With 60 percent of her work from out of town, demand for Bernadette’s
bridal gown designs stems from all over New Zealand and the world. These garments are
created from a vast selection of fabrics and laces sourced from all over the world.
Bernadette creates her bespoke wedding gowns at her property, in a purpose built studio.
This lovely studio space affords both the brides and
Bernadette the perfect setting for designing and
creating beautiful gowns for beautiful brides.
Bernadette’s philosophy is that ‘A bride’s gown should be a reflection of her and her special day’ and works hard with every bride to achieve this. She believes that
this mantra ensures that every bride looks absolutely stunning on her day ‘a happy bride is a beautiful bride’.
Bernadette’s wedding gowns have graced the
cover of NZ Bride & Groom Magazine
on more than one occasion over the last
few years with her gowns reflecting
many clever design techniques.