The Made With Love story began just after Josh proposed to the MWL director, Carla, in February 2013. When Carla started the search for the perfect dress, she went to more than 10 bridal stores on the Gold Coast and Brisbane and left unsatisfied. She couldn’t find one dress that was perfect in style, fit and price. So she decided to make her own! By June 2013, MWL had their first bridal collection complete.
$1,800 – $3,000
Dress Production Timeline:
6-12 weeks with varying fees
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Made With Love Real Brides
WHEN AND HOW DID YOU GET YOUR
START AS a designer?
Made With Love started from humble beginnings on the Gold Coast in 2013 after I discovered the underwhelming selection of bridal available while on my own journey to find the perfect wedding dress.
DESCRIBE THE MADE WITH LOVE BRIDE.
You can spot a MWL girl a mile away, she’s the first one to eat the cake, and the last one off the dancefloor. She is a sucker for romance, the kind full of belly aching laughs and undeniable chemistry, the kind you can only find in a best friend. She loves giggling with girlfriends over cocktails, spending summer days at the beach and kicking up her heels with loved ones, all in equal measures, of course. She is unabashedly herself and dreams of finding a dress that matches up to her effortlessly chic, beautiful, confident self.
WHERE DO YOU FIND DESIGN INSPIRATION?
I’m always keeping my eye on current trends in fashion and pop-culture and thinking of ways we can incorporate them into our signature MWL style. Our real MWL brides and the amazing women in my life are forever my biggest muse and I draw so much inspiration from their comments, requests, and wedding styles!
– CARLA JENKINS
WhAT's your best shopping advice for Our Lovelies?
I really believe the most important thing on your wedding day is to feel like your most confident and comfortable self. There is often a lot of pressure surrounding weddings and that just completely ruins the fun! The most important thing is you and your partner celebrating your love with the people most precious to you. I think it is important to keep reminding yourself that the people you love most aren’t there to judge the details, they are there to celebrate and adore you!
About Made With Love
Made with Love Bridal is an Australian luxury bridal brand, known for it’s effortlessly chic, quality made and distinctly personable bridal experience. Founded by designer and director Carla Jenkins in 2013, Made With Love Bridal started from humble beginnings on the Gold Coast after discovering the underwhelming selection of bridal available while on her own journey to find the perfect dress. Fast forward to today, Made With Love Bridal is now an internationally recognized family owned and operated business. Made With Love has carved the way for a modern, inclusive and down to earth experience for all brides.