Creating one-off sustainably concious couture gowns.

Having been involved with the Bridal design industry for 10 years, Ashleigh recognised the fact that a bridal gown is a once only affair however the sentiment should still live on. Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie is an Eco-Couture label focused on making the old new again. From creating your perfect wedding gown from someone special's dress, or by using remnants and end of rolls from other designers, Saving Grace is committed to being a sustainable, up-cycling label whilst creating unique one-off couture gowns for our brides.

After completing her Diploma of Fashion Design on the Gold Coast, Ashleigh began working part time for a leading Bridal Designer in Brisbane carving her craft in production and working one on one with clients in a Made-to-Measure studio. Now residing in the Hunter region, Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie is for the new age bride combining effortless style with a conscious mind.

Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie also caters for brides who have bought off the rack and require alterations to bridal, formal and evening wear with the same level of quality and service as a couture bride.

Not only can we make your sustainable dream gown but we can also help you get ready on the big day with our Lady-in-Waiting service.


There is a growing trend in the Fashion Industry to shift towards how garments are produced as well as the fabrics that make up these garments. More than ever, labels are being transparent about their operations to promote ethical manufacturing. At Saving Grace we are committed our designs reducing the carbon footprint by re-designing old gowns into new designs, re-imagining unused remnants from other labels and when sourcing new fabrics choosing ethically sourced, organic natural fibres.

Being made-to-measure your gown will be uniquely created with you the bride in mind with the added flair and creativity from designer Ashleigh Marie whilst staying true to the sustainable fashion trend. It's a win for marriage and the environment.

Consultations with us work on a mobile service basis where we come to you (Hunter locations only) Your initial consult will be an hour appointment with you bringing the dress we are redesigning or the ideas in mind for your dream gown. This should happen 6-8 months prior to your wedding to allow time to source additional fabrics and schedule you into production. Being a small design house there are only so many brides we can take on each month so booking in advance is always best. For some of our past brides, head to our portfolio.

With everyone getting ready for such a special event, it is easy to lose track of time. Saving Grace by Ashleigh Marie is there to take the stress off the Bride, the Bridal Party and the Mother of the Bride to relax and enjoy the most important day. The Lady-In-Waiting service provides a professional service prior to the wedding to be on hand for the following services:

  • steam the gowns upon arrival,
  • any spot cleaning or last minute sewing emergencies
  • dress the brides and maids
  • assisting with the timing and preparation of the hair, MUA and photographer
  • Bubbles refills (most important if you ask me!)

The service usually runs between 2-4 hours depending on the size of the bridal party and finishes once you are dressed and ready to be married!!

For our gorgeous brideys having a destination wedding (We are looking at you Hunter Valley!) Lady-In-Waiting can also assist making sure the Groom and Groomsman are looking sharp and that their suits and shirts are steamed!

Lady-in-waiting can service the greater Newcastle and Hunter Region as well as the Central Coast. Travel fees may apply. Got a question? Make an Enquiry >>

Every bride wants to look like themselves in their gown and not the gown wearing them. When buying off the rack a lot of the time the dress needs to be altered to fit the way it should. Whether is a hem that needs to be taken up or adding sleeves or redesigning the dress completely Ashleigh brings 10 years of experience in bridal fittings so you are in the safest of hands.

Alterations consults start approx. 8-12 weeks prior to your wedding depending on the fittings required and will be quoted at the time. Alterations can be a costly affair however at Saving Grace we cap our alterations at $550 so we won't break the bank!

If your gown requires a complete re-design it will be quoted separately. Contact us at info@savinggrace.com.au to arrange a consultation!


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