“Fashion changes, but style endures.”

Coco Chanel

It is with heart full of emotions that I open the doors to my world.

Passionate commitment and a desire to help create the perfect wedding dress for the bride. That is the magic of the world of Bridal Couture!

The Designer Barbara Fontolan

Hello everyone, my name is Barbara, I am an artisan from Milan where I
graduated as a fashion designer and couture dressmaker. Consequently I went on working in the fashion world in Italy for over 20 years, covering almost all aspects of it (including theater costumes).

Twelve years ago, my family and I decided to explore new horizons and we landed in Australia. I spent my first two years in this beautiful country working for several Australian couture designers, such a Alex Perry and Coral Johnston, in Sydney. I then opened my own bridal boutique, which I have ran for the past 10 years, specializing mainly in custom-made wedding dresses.

A year ago a new adventure has brought my family and I to this magnificent slice of paradise, The Sunshine Coast, and here I am!

The Designer Barbara Fontolan

I would like to continue with my craft by introducing and welcoming you to my “Bottega”, which in Italian means the artist’s studio.

I find great joy in creating wedding gowns and I strive to make dresses with a soul and a meaning, unique to the bride’s personality and vision of her wedding.
If you would like a wedding dress that is exclusive and original, able to
express your imagination, then I would like to invite you to my
studio (“Bottega”).
It will be a pleasure to use my skills and experiences to create together with you your own special gown.
Please feel free to come in and meet me, everything is possible…
In “La Bottega”, there will never be dress that looks like YOURS!

Barbara Fontolan