The wedding is a landmark occasion in a woman’s life and choosing a wedding gown is one of the most important decisions to be made when planning a wedding. The Basilica Couture salon provides an exquisite range of gowns and accessories for the brides, bridesmaids, flower girls and the mothers. The salon features Ms Panatou’s own Haute Couture bridal and evening gowns that are created in her Sydney atelier and also showcases ready to wear bridal and evening gowns by international brands including celebrated designers to the stars Badgley Mischka Bride. For a fee, she may be booked to attend to her brides on their wedding day, ensuring that her Basilica Couture gown will be perfectly pressed and dressed.
Ms Panatou was commissioned to create the wedding gown for the bride marrying the son of an Australian Governor General. The designer’s aspiration for creating this illustrious gown for our national royalty was a “European Princess”. She also creates couture bridal veils, mantillas and hijabs to compliment the bride and inspired by their wedding gowns and to fit in with their faiths and traditions. The bride can also choose from the existing selection of luxurious veils that are delicate in scale and perfectly proportioned to accentuate the bride’s beauty but not overpower her.