5 minutes with Moira Hughes Couture

We have recently been lucky enough to have a one to one with Moira Hughes at her flagship boutique in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.

There is no doubt that Moira Hughes has become one of the best wedding dress makers in Sydney and when the moment comes to slip on your Moira Hughes gown it will be a moment to always remember.

We took the time to ask Moira some questions that we know brides want to ask. Here is our 5 minutes with Moira Hughes…..


Q: When should a bride start shopping for her gown?


A: We recommend starting a year to eight months from your wedding date. This will allow plenty of time for the bride to select exactly the gown she has dreamed of, or for a bespoke design to be created especially. All our gowns are created in our Sydney Woollahra studio so we can also work with tighter timelines depending on availability. The quickest we have ever created a custom gown is three weeks for Elysee Perry!


Q: What do you see the trends for dresses being next season?


A: At Moira Hughes Couture we like to set our own trends that suit the unique style of bride that comes to us for their wedding gown.


Moira's design aesthetic is classic, elegant and sophisticated - these never go out of style. We like our brides to be able to look at their wedding photos in years to come and still love their dress.

Our upcoming collection will enhance the feminine form with clean lines and modern features. We are also playing with colour and shades so watch this space!



Q:Will the bride need to prepare anything ready for an appointment with you?


A: We have it all under control and love to surprise our brides with a gown even better than she could imagine. Most brides will have an idea of our style and maybe a few favourite gowns from our social media as a starting point. A concept for the wedding and venue helps Moiras designs come to life.


Q: You have some stunning gowns! ….Where do you get your inspiration from when designing a gown?


A: Thank you! The inspiration comes from many places, from art, architecture or travels. Our current collection Hollywood Romance was inspired by the beautiful movie stars from a bygone era, where elegance & glamour went hand in hand. We drew on silhouettes famously worn by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. Embellished details that would be perfectly at home when the cameras start rolling.