Established in 2013 as a project of love to explore the artistry of bridal fashion, Sant Elia has evolved into one of Sydney’s premium couture bridal labels. At the helm, Creative Director and Founder Stephanie Caltabiano is mused by the individual bride, her style and her sense of integrity.
Stephanie creates for the purpose of giving life to each unique vision with Sant Elia’s signature charm and an aura of sophistication. Synonymous with the vivacious strength of women, Sant Elia remains authentic to Stephanie’s mediterraenean roots which extends into the Atelier experience, where each bride is personally welcomed and consulted by Stephanie and her team of artisans.
Our Creative Director
Loyal to her métier as Creative Director and Founder, Stephanie Caltabiano bridges the gap between traditional bridal couture and modern creative expression. Graduating first with a Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Technology Sydney, Stephanie initially dabbled in commercial fashion, elevating her technical expertise of fit and structure.
Looking to fulfil her creative desires Stephanie moved into bridal couture with Sant Elia and has since led the industries innovation with the brands love child, S.E by Sant Elia, a curated range of bridal separates. To Stephanie, Sant Elia is more than a labour of love, it’s the tangible expression of bringing one's dream to life. Stephanie devotes her time and expertise to her brides creating invaluable experiences, imparting a piece of her heart with every creation within the Sant Elia Atelier.
A suite of authentic and bespoke artistry
Each Sant Elia creation is conceptualised, designed and hand crafted by a team of artisans, in the Sydney atelier. Often featuring hand embroidery, Sant Elia crafts with intricate lace and delicate tulles to reimagine feminine silhouettes adding elements of sophisticated grace.
Sant Elia’s coveted flair attracts brides from around the world with a unique style and vision. Stephanie, along with her team, finesse each bride's experience with innovative design, meticulous craftsmanship and personal fittings.
The fusion of couture techniques and modern sophisticated design celebrates the 21st century bride whilst paying homage to traditional bridal artistry.