Swoonworthy Wedding Dresses by Paolo Sebastian Perfect for Your Whimsical Wedding


When you start looking for a wedding dress there is always that one designer that catches your eye. You see dresses on Pinterest boards that you fall in love with and they always happen to belong to that one designer. I have to admit that Paolo Sebastian is that bridal brand that really makes me swoon. Paul Vasileff is the Australian Designer behind Paolo Sebastian. His work and attention to detail in all of his gowns are incredible, and his work in his most recent collection is no different.

Sirens of the Sea, Paolo Sebastian’s 2014-15 bridal collection is absolutely stunning. It is whimsical and ethereal while still remaining effortlessly bridal. These dresses are perfect for a romantic, rustic, or whimsical wedding. They would also be a great addition to an oceanside destination wedding.

Paolo Sebastian is based in Adelaide Australia, which makes it hard for anyone in the United States that wishes to get married in one of his gorgeous designs. There is nowhere to try his designs on in the U.S. before you buy, although there are a few websites where you can purchase some of his older designs. Paolo Sebastian does offer skype fittings for international clients, and will ship the wedding dress directly to you. The downside of this is never getting to see how to gown looks on you before you buy it, which is definitely scary with expensive couture gowns. If you have the budget you could always make a trip to Australia to see exactly how the gowns would look on you. For those of you that don’t want to splurge with the trip, be sure to try on gowns at home (and know what looks good on you) before committing to one of these beautiful dresses!

All of their gowns are hand-crafted couture, made using silks and hand woven laces. The prices of gowns can vary depending on lace work and construction. Bridal gowns begin at $6,000 (AUD), with the average price ranging between $7,000 and $12,000 (AUD). They require a minimum of six to eight months notice in order to design, fit and construct a custom gown. They definitely aren’t the most budget friendly bridal gown option, but they sure are swoon worthy!


The beading on the gorgeous gowns featured below is extraordinary. The crystal and jeweled embellishments and intricate designs add a very whimsical and elegant touch to the gowns. These gowns would be great for a destination wedding, or for a winter wonderland wedding.




Paolo Sebastian’s powder blue gowns are breathtaking and would look beautiful on any bold bride hoping to make a splash at their wedding. The gorgeous long, ethereal skirts make these dresses perfect for a rustic, whimsical wedding!






Paolo Sebastian

The dress featured below is one of Paolo Sebastian’s older designs from 2012-13. It is a gorgeous dress now available for purchase in the U.S. from Nearly Newlywed. The lace bodice and illusion neckline make this dress a stunning choice for a romantic wedding.


Nearly Newlywed


 Erich McVey via Once Wed


Coco Tran via Style Me Pretty

The dress below is another one of Paolo Sebastian’s older designs available for purchase in the U.S. The intricate lace on the long sleeves make this a gorgeous romantic wedding dress.


Nearly Newlywed

Here is the same stunning dress on a gorgeous bride in blush! We think the blush color is spectacular!


Eric Ronald Photography 

Below are a few more Paolo Sebastian designs on very beautiful brides. All of his dresses look incredible on these beautiful brides and definitely make a case for why you would choose one of his stunning designs.


Todd Perry via Style Me Pretty


Eon Images via Style Me pretty




Nicole Cordeiro via Style Me Pretty

If you are anything like me I am sure all of those gorgeous gowns have you pinning to your wedding dress board like crazy! So what do you think about Paolo Sebastian’s wedding dresses? Would you be daring and go for one of his blue gowns? Or are his gorgeous embellished white gowns more your style? Let us know!

laurensintonbioLauren Sinton is a recent graduate from UC Davis with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing. She is a prolific poet and loves absolutely everything about writing and reading poetry. She has also been planning her own wedding since she was in the 2nd grade, which is now finally coming in handy since she is recently engaged.