So you’re engaged… but what’s the next big thing us girls dream about for their wedding? The gown, of course!
I’m pretty sure a wedding dress fitting was one of the first things I booked when I got engaged – I mean, who doesn’t love standing high on a pedestal modelling stunning statement gowns?! Notwithstanding the ooohs and aaahs of trying on pretty dresses, things can get difficult when you factor in all the different budgets, styles, body shapes and sizes out there… plus it’s so hard to choose when everything is just so darn pretty! Well, I’m here to lighten the load with our favourite wedding dress boutiques in Hong Kong, which should have something for every bride in town. Happy shopping!
P.S. Remember, most bridal wear stores in Hong Kong offer fittings by appointment only, so don’t forget to call in advance. Also, several of the boutiques mentioned often host special trunk shows and sample sales, so keep an eye out to try and snag a bargain!
Trinity Bridal came onto the bridal scene with a desire to help Hong Kong brides search for their perfect gown whilst providing an attentive and personalised service and oh boy, have they! At Trinity Bridal, you can expect nothing but excellent service as well as a genuine care for your wedding gown needs. Carrying a beautiful collection of gowns from designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, Ines Di Santo, J Mendel, Junko Yoshioka and Jim Hjelm, your jaw will drop at all the stunning gowns on offer. Trinity Bridal also offers evening gowns and bridesmaids dresses from Lazaro Noir and Jim Hjelm Occasions, plus accessories, veils and shoes from Oscar de la Renta. Gowns start at $30,000. Above photo by Jada Poon Photography featuring Oscar de la Renta gown from Trinity Bridal.
Trinity Bridal, 8/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2978 3987
HITCHED! Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique with an enormous collection of wedding gowns, evening gowns, bridesmaid dresses and accessories ranging from chic to elegant to contemporary to edgy. With wedding gowns from designers including Augusta Jones, David Fielden, Lela Rose, Palazzo, Rivini, Selia Yang, evening gowns by Monique Lhuillier and bridesmaid dresses by Dessy Collection and Lela Rose, you’ll be spoilt silly for choices and will have a ball trying on their endless selection of gowns. There’s definitely something for every bride here but what I love most about HITCHED! is that it’s not just about ‘princess’ gowns – they have a large collection of sheaths and mermaid gowns too, which I know many chic Hong Kong brides out there are looking for! Gowns start at $28,000.
HITCHED! Bridal, Room 1501-2, Hing Lung Commercial Building, 68-74 Bonham Strand East, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2815 8330
Don’t let the cosiness of Blush Bridal’s store fool you; in fact, they boast an impressive range of wedding gowns from the likes of international designers such as Junko Yoshioka, Tadashi Shoji, Alyne Bridal, Amy Kuschel, Ivy & Aster and Sara Gabriel – all of which are carefully selected for their unique styles, cuts and quality. Blush Bridal also stocks elegant bridesmaid dresses by Jenny Yoo, such as her sixteen way Aiden dress, which is one of my personal favourites and a must try! Gowns start at $8,000. Above photo features Jenny Yoo dresses from Blush Bridal.
Blush Bridal, Suite 7B, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2899 2739
Based in The Landmark, Central Weddings offers an exquisite range of wedding gowns from top international designers, including big names like Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Christos, Anne Barge, Marchesa and Kenneth Pool. You might be left speechless and in awe of all the stunning choices of gowns on offer but there’s definitely something for every bride’s style here! Whether you’re looking for a timeless and classic dress, something a bit more ball gown-like or even something a little girlie and feminine, Central Weddings might be just the place for you. Gowns start at $30,000.
Central Weddings, Shop 3510, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2869 8666
Elysian Bridal may be a newcomer to the bridal scene in Hong Kong, but in a short time has already turned heads with their beautiful collection of gowns from renowned international designers including Henry Roth, Michelle Roth, Jim Hjelm, Rosa Clara and Canta Bella. If you’re looking for a statement gown that won’t break the bank, a visit to Elysian Bridal is a must. With their thoughtful and personalised service, I’m sure you’ll leave the store a happy gal! Gowns start at $15,000. Above photo features Jim Hjelm gown from Elysian Bridal.
Elysian Bridal, 6/F, Jim’s Commercial Building, 102 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 2352 0823
The collection of gowns at White Bridal ooze elegance, charm and poise and are perfect for brides that have a love for timeless designs, clean lines and exquisite cuts. Carrying a gorgeous collection of wedding dresses from designers including, Romona Keveza, Carlo Pignatelli and Amanda Wakeley, plus evening gowns by Amsale and Bari Jay, you’ll find yourself totally spoilt for choice. White Bridal can also help with your wedding planning too so if you’re looking for more than just a gown, they’re a great place to start! Gowns start at $20,000.
White Bridal, 5/F, 22-28 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2521 3288
Another newcomer to the bridal scene, you’ll love the affordability and ease that comes with shopping at Miss Bride. With a large collection of whimsical and romantic gowns from designers including Sareh Nouri, Alvina Valenta, Love Yu, Carol Hannah and Sarah Sevens and stunning accessories by Twigs and Honey, you’ll love shopping at Miss Bride. For those savvy brides who are in the market for a second-hand gown, these are available at Miss Bride too. Alternatively, if you’d like to sell your old wedding dress, take it to Miss Bride and they might just take it off your hands – now that’s something you don’t see often in Hong Kong! Gowns start at $10,000. Above photo features Sareh Nouri gowns from Miss Bride.
Miss Bride, 1/F, 2 Queen Victoria Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2840 0108
No wedding gown shopping experience would be the same without a stop at the Vera Wang flagship store located in the heart of Soho! Inside this multi-level townhouse, you’ll be greeted with magnificent Vera Wang pieces; the Fall 2012 Bridal Collection is currently in store, with the Spring 2013 Collection coming soon later this year. You’ll be able to live the bridal experience you’ve been dreaming of since you could utter the word “wedding” so what are you waiting for? In addition to bridal gowns, the store showcases Vera Wang’s accessories, shoes, fragrances and pieces from the designer’s Wedgewood home collection. Gowns start at $30,000.
Check out our full article about the Vera Wang boutique here
Vera Wang, 39 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2869 7002
Vivian Luk Atelier
Vivian, who worked in New York under none other than Vera Wang herself, returned to Hong Kong a few years ago with a passion for designing – bringing us lucky girls her very own collection of exquisite bridal and evening gowns. Vivian creates one-of-a-kind pieces where each style is unique in its design and aesthetic and most importantly, created with the aim of reflecting each individual in every way possible. If you’re looking for a gown, be it a bridal or evening one, that makes a profound and lasting impression or if you’re yearning for an unforgettable bespoke experience that you’ll appreciate for years to come, you’ll want to pay Vivian and her Atelier a visit. Vivian’s gowns start at $45,000. Above and banner photo by Jada Poon Photography featuring gowns by Vivian Luk.
Vivian Luk Atelier, Mezzanine 13-15, Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2891 8311
Sandra is the editor of Simply Peachy, a Hong Kong wedding blog about all things bridal and beautiful! Dedicated to finding fun and fabulous wedding inspirations that will make your heart leap, Simply Peachy is a comprehensive wedding planning resource for the crafty modern bride. Get in touch with Sandra for any wedding-related questions via Simply Peachy’s Facebook, Twitter or by emailing [email protected].