Wendy Makin's philosophy for designing bridal gowns flows over into her BellaDonna and French collection from BellaDonna ranges. Keeping the design classic and modern and using only the best quality fabrics, laces and handwork her collections show her incredible eye for detail. After Wendy's more than 30 years experience designing bridal gowns is evident in the cut, make and finish of her BellaDonna and french collection from BellaDonna gowns.

Recognised as one of Australia's best Bridal Wear designers, Wendy's multi award winning style and her impeccable customer service ethic is highly applauded throughout Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Sourcing beautiful laces and exquisite fabrics from around the world, Wendy's high regard for producing only the highest quality wedding gowns from her production teams is your  guarantee of a gown you will love and treasure for your wedding day.


“The french collection by Wendy Makin is a fusion of vintage glamour and classic styling. Utilising exquisite laces and beautiful flowing fabrics this collection is tailor made for the bohemian and vintage brides and perfect for the modern wedding.

Taking over from the 'Belladonna Bridal' collection starting in 1999, The french collection philosophy is forged from the Wendy Makin beliefs of making brides beautiful. To do this the team works tirelessly with retailers and brides honing the designs and developing the style of the collection. From this co-operation the BellaDonna team has developed a much more wearable gown. Their accent is now on comfort for the bride rather than too much boning and structure which makes the gowns too heavy and uncomfortable. 

A lot of this development has also come from the labels reputation for doing “Destination Gowns” very well. Many of the french collection gowns are extremely popular with brides getting married at a destination such as the Whitsundays, Fiji, the Bahama’s or even Positano in Italy. The fabrics and construction make them perfect for taking out of your suitcase to wear for your wedding with the minimum of fuss. 

From Australia through New Zealand and now in the United Kingdom, the french collection by Wendy Makin is recognised for its playful design approach and straight forward philosophy. From church wedding to a rustic woodlands affair the collection has a wedding dress to suit all wedding occasions”