"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers", Nicholas splits his time between Australia and Paris. His photos have appeared in Harpers Bazaar, the New York Times and

Nicholas is the publisher of the School of Wedding Photography, a popular blog teaching wedding photographers around the world.

Profile: Empire Bridal

Profile: Empire Bridal



About Nicholas

"One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers". I've been been a professional wedding photographer for 15 years. My work has appeared in Harpers Bazaar UK, the New York Times, Style Me Pretty and In 2015 Style Me Pretty interviewed me, in 2016 Complete Wedding Magazine called me "One of the World's Best Wedding Photographers".

Profile: Empire Bridal

NP: What makes you a good choice for brides looking for their wedding dress?

EB: Honestly, we really care about our brides and want them to find their dream dress without 'sales pitch pressure'. It is all about how a bride feels in her dream dress and giving her the confidence to make the right decision, in her own time. There is a sea of dresses out there and we know our collections are beautiful and are of great quality and fit.

NP: Can you explain how your business is unique?

EB: We offer a smaller hand-picked collection of around 50 gowns. Brides have told us, it is less overwhelming and more enjoyable. Our boutique is also somewhat a more relaxed environment. Being approachable is really important given how nervous some brides are before they begin the wedding dress shopping experience.

NP: Whats a typical timeline in ordering a dress?

EB: Depending on the designer it can be anywhere from 14 weeks up to 6 months. We recommend a bride make her decision 9 to 12 months before her wedding date, so she has enough time to complete alterations to her dress if they are required.

NP: Can you give our readers an indication of costs, perhaps for the simplest dress you have, up to the most intricate?

EB: A bride can find a simple dress from $500 up to a designer gown worth $3,000

NP: What is included in the price of gowns? For example how many alterations, fittings etc?

EB: We sell Ready-to-wear gowns. When you receive your gown, you will then be guided through an alteration/fitting process with a seamstress. These alterations are not included in the price of our gowns. We advise brides to allow around $500 for alterations but please keep in mind, this is just a guide and there are many different factors that contribute to how much it will cost.

NP: Do people need to make an appointment to visit you?

EB: No, an appointment is not necessary, however we do advise an appointment is recommended for Saturdays as we can book out.

NP: Do you have any limits on the number of people who can visit your store?

EB: We don't place a limit, but from experience a bride will always find her appointment more enjoyable if she limits her entourage to 3 friends.

NP: What is your cancellation policy?

EB: We don't have a cancellation policy, we just have good faith that our brides will let us know in advance if they need to change their appointment time.

NP: What's the best way for brides to get in touch with you?

EB: Either email us at, Like us on Facebook and send us a private message or phone us on 03 9707 4888.

Photos of Empire Bridal

All photos supplied by Empire Bridal.

Boutique Details


Website: Empire Bridal

Telephone: 0411 708 206

Address:   6/6-10 Princes Hwy, Beaconsfield VIC 3807


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