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Julia Barnes

Bridalwear designer Julia Barnes believes the perfect wedding dress is more than beautiful fabrics and design. Creating the most memorable gown of a brides day is realised through understanding the unique character and style of the bride who wears it.

An accomplished background in the fashion industry both here and in the UK, Julia has created garments for the London and New Zealand Fashion Week runways before developing a passion for all things bridal and creating her own collection, Elizabeth May.

Based on Auckland’s Hibiscus Coast, brides-to-be find Julia’s vibrant and confident personality coupled with the relaxed ambience of coastal living will start a creative process that becomes an enjoyable design journey.

Julia inspires brides to embrace and celebrate their individuality and creates high end, one-of-a-kind, bespoke garments that are enchanting and memorable.

Meet Julia and experience the personal touch in the creation of the gown that defines the day you join your soulmate in marriage.


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