About the Designer
Anne Bertossi: Dress designer
Anne Bertossi - The Designer
Originally from the UK, Anne has called Australia home for the last 30 years after falling in love with both Australia and her fabulous husband Pete whilst on a working holiday. Having already started her own formal label in the UK Anne started working in a Bridal store while on her trip and saw the need for simple, elegant styles made from breathable, quality fabrics. And so the Bertossi Brides label began…..
It's a Family Thing
Anne’s mother ‘Josie’ is an amazing seamstress who still works alongside Anne today and her father ‘Ken’ was a pattern maker when he was alive, so she was born into the world of sewing. They taught her the value of hard work and determination to strive for excellence in her business.
Anne’s sister Gill is the manager of the business and so passionate about Paddington Weddings and works tirelessly to make sure our brides are happy. We are a true family business who treat each and every bride as if they are part of our family.
Anne’s true passion - Fabric, Fabric and more Fabric…
Anne has a weakness for European fabrics and when possible she loves to travel to Paris, Milan and London to hand pick silks and laces she will use in her collection. Fabric is where Anne’s inspiration comes from when she is designing her collection and she is never happier than when she is in the mills, watching a beautiful piece of lace come to life on a 100 year old loom. Anne’s favourite saying is ‘Less is More’ and that shines through in all of her Bertossi Brides Wedding Dresses, exquisite fabric that is meticulously tailored.
And the winner is...
Anne has been lucky enough to win many awards over the last 28 years, both for her stunning designer wedding dresses and the outstanding customer service her and her team give at Paddington Weddings. She never takes for granted how lucky she is to work in this wonderful world and be part of such a special time in a girls life.
Her favourite award is the Australian Bridal Industry Award, which is voted for by real brides from all over Australia. Her Bertossi Brides label has taken out the State award an amazing 8 times in the last 10 years and they have even won the prestigious National award twice in the last few years!
“I am lucky enough to do what I love with the people I love, I feel very fortunate indeed.”
- Anne Bertossi