Sarah Matsuda

Commissioning a Couture wedding gown for your special day involves a level of trust and understanding between yourself and your Designer.

Sarah was born into a rich heritage of design and fine art ensuring your gown is stunningly beautiful and unique.

A Little History

Sarah grew up amidst the creative energy of a family involved in the arts for several generations. Trained as a fine artist from a very young age - to Sarah, holding a paintbrush is as natural as breathing.

During Sarah's early artistic career she exhibited in several art exhibitions which were greatly received by the media. However, Sarah sensed a desire to create art that could adorn the human body and therefore be viewed like a sculpture from all angles but filled with a human vitality.

Intensifying her natural creative flair, Sarah studied fashion design, while producing her own hand painted clothing for local retailers. Her love of the arts lead her to design costumes for independent theatre, contemporary dance groups and ballet.

Upon graduating, Sarah was offered a coveted position with local fashion royalty - Korean designer Bora, the designer of the stunning jewel encrusted gown worn by Miss Universe winner, Jennifer Hawkins. Sarah illustrated Bora's seasonal collections for buyers with her intricate sketches, while enriching her knowledge of beading, textiles and the Art of Couture.

Sarah's credentials were further strengthened while designing for International Bridal labels Maggie Sottero and the refined sister label Sottero & Midgley, as well as USA based labels Raylia Designs and Mia Solano. Her extensive experience overseas designing collections in Asia was invaluable.

It was during this period that Sarah honed her skills in the sensitive art of draping fabric on the mannequin - a rare technical skill in modern couture which renders her designs incomparable and unique.

Today, Sarah Alice Andrews - Bridal Couturier follows the traditional methods of couture. While you attend several fittings, your gown is created with the expertise of Sarah and her team who will work tirelessly to give you the ultimate experience of an Australian Made bridal gown.

Photos on this page courtesy of Foster Photography.