16 August, 2014
Weddings

Sassy’s Guide to Bridal Accessories in Hong Kong

16 August, 2014

You’ve got the dress, you’ve got the ring, but everything else is a bit up in the air. Don’t worry girls, we’ve rounded up the best wedding accessory boutiques in Hong Kong in one easy list below so you can grab your veils, heels and maybe even a little more bridal bling in time for your big day! From our That Girl L’Dezen’s innovative architectural jewellery to Sara Gabriel’s dreamy tulle wedding veils, there’s something for every bride below.

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AME Gallery
You might be busy hunting high and low for the best wedding dress, but don’t forget to look for another essential item you’ll need to wear when you’re married! Your special day wouldn’t be complete without special rings, and AME Gallery has a unique twist on this classic, symbolic piece of jewellery. Using 3D technology, their personalised wedding rings can use you and your soon-to-be hubby’s face profiles as part of the design. That’s right, you can actually get your loved one’s profile incorporated into this ring! The Face to Face Design Collection by Dutch goldsmiths couple, Cardillac, will make your rings truly unique to you and your partner. Available in yellow, rose or white gold, this is an intimate and personal way to make your rings relate directly to you. Stop by AME Gallery to pick up some beautiful accessories that will complete your bridal look!

AME Gallery, 12/F, Tin On Shing Comm.  Building, 41-43 Graham St, Central, Hong Kong, 3564 8066

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apm Monaco
Way back when apm Monaco made its first splash in Hong Kong, we were the first in line to get our hands on their trendy statement pieces, (check out our review here). Whether you’re looking for simple studs or blown up bling their sleek sartorial pieces are the perfect addition to your wedding look. All of their accessories are inspired by the south of France and they have a crazy turnaround on collections every month, meaning that their range never gets stale and stays miles ahead of their competitors. We’ve been gushing over their Mediterance Collection which you can take a peep at here. The whimsy geometrical detailing has us daydreaming of mermaids in San Tropez.

apm Monaco, Hong Kong Diamond Exchange Building, 8-10 Duddell Street, Hong Kong, 2621 3008, www.apm.mc

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Carat
Artificial diamonds are shaking up the world of jewellery at the moment and Carat’s definitely at the forefront of the movement. Offering budget-friendly alternatives to horrendously expensive mined gemstones, Carat is loved by celebrities like Michelle Williams and is a global contender with boutiques in eight different countries. Their wedding range is the height of timeless elegance and they have the stunning ability to manage both elaborate pieces like their Flavia Pearl Drops and simpler pieces like the Simply Marquise to an impressive quality. Nobody will be able to tell the gems aren’t even real.

Carat, Shop 513, 5/F, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2110 1497, www.caratlondon.com

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Charlotte Olympia
Channel a bit of old Hollywood glamour with Charlotte Olympia’s new Runaway Bride collection! The London based brand, renowned for their classical sense of sophistication, has really stepped things up this year with a new range that combines traditional lace with bold red heart and kiss motifs. Each of their handmade shoes are full of the brand’s trademark energy and creativity and we think that their red Love Me heels would be so sweet peeking out under the hem of your wedding gown. For more on Charlotte Olympia, check out our Sassy Scoop here!

Charlotte Olympia, Shop 221, 2/F, Landmark Atrium, Hong Kong, 2142 9008, www.charlotteolympia.com

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Claireworkshop
Even if more brides are opting out of traditional veils, there’s something to be said for the awestruck look on a groom’s face when he lifts the tulle out of the way. Claireworkshop on Etsy creates beautiful and wallet-friendly wedding veils in a variety of laces and styles, with a huge international following in the US and over a thousand satisfied wedding couples. (Haven’t figured Etsy out yet? Check out our Guide to Etsy here!) Each of Claire’s handcrafted veils can even be customised to a certain length, whether you want a dramatic floor-sweeping spectacle or something short and sweet. Every single one is crafted with love and care, rivaling the couture veils you’d find in upmarket bridal boutiques. She also offers a series of wedding tiaras (we love this Gatsby-esque creation) and she’s based in Hong Kong, meaning that you won’t have to pay extortionate shipping fees.

Claireworkshop, www.etsy.com/shop/claireworkshop 

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Down the Aisle
Rachel Sung started this homegrown bridal accessory company when she discovered that she couldn’t find a single piece across Hong Kong that suited her vision of perfect wedding accessories. Her beautiful handmade creations wouldn’t look out of place in the accessories department at Lane Crawford or Harvey Nichols, but thankfully they’re a slightly more reasonable price. She’s constantly creating new pieces to add to her selective collection-we can’t wait for her Chantelle circlet to be released-and you can buy her pieces from the ease of a computer on her Etsy store. The gorgeous nature-inspired headpieces are the perfect fit for an outdoor wedding: you’ll look exactly like a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Down the Aisle, Facebookwww.etsy.com/shop/DownTheAisleDesign

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Emphasis
Emphasis is jewellery monolith Chow Sang Sang’s little sister and creates bold bridal accessories infused with an international Hong Kong sensibility. Their East-meets-West urban aesthetic combines trailing vines with the strokes of Chinese characters to create show-stopping necklaces that will keep even the most traditional mother-in-law happy. Make sure your wedding is an auspicious one with their smart double happiness motif rings, you’ll be grinning the moment you put one on.

Emphasis, Shop 139, 1/F, Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 3107 0260, www.emphasis.com 

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Hatwoman
We know you sassy girls are leading the charge on the fashion front, which is why we had to mention Hatwoman’s selection of show-stopping couture hats. The exclusive boutique was a response to Hong Kong’s lack of luxury headwear shops and features a number of one-off hats by internationally renowned designers. There’s something for every personality, whether it be a witty beige pillbox hat or one of Philip Treacy’s glamorous slice headpieces, and their cocktail collection features a series of adventurous takes on the traditional wedding veil. Join their league of fashion fans alongside the greats like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and unleash your inner Kate Middleton for a truly royal wedding.

Hatwoman, Shop 209, Man Yee Arcade, 68 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 2167 8337, www.hatwoman.hk

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Jan Logan
The jewels from this simple and sleek Australian brand have been hoarded by Hollywood starlets like Jennifer Lopez and Rose Byrne, and now their new bridal collection will have your guests starry-eyed too. Founded by Jan Logan, a woman who never stopped playing in her mother’s jewellery box, the bridal collection features sleek baguette cut diamond cuffs and Monaco-inspired beauties. Their gorgeous Caitlin earrings would look absolutely stunning paired with a regal chignon and, like all of their pieces, will easily stand the test of time with their simple grace.

Jan Logan, Shop 3007, 3/F, 1 Harbour View Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2918 4212, www.janlogan.com

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Jenny Packham
Nobody does tasteful drama quite like UK brand Jenny Packham and we’ve been desperately flicking through her bridal accessories catalogue for more, more, more. Her modern reinterpretations of bridal classics are evidence of her status as a leading bridal retailer and we adore her creativity-whether she’s creating glittering mosaics out of navette Swarovski stones in her Kalmia headdress or channeling Audrey Hepburn a la Roman Holiday with a sleek Karis tiara. Unlike her rivals, she doesn’t tie herself to the stale ivory and white crystal standard and ventures into coloured headpieces in topaz and warm golds for the quirky bride. If you want to get your hands on one of her gorgeous pieces, you can either order online or wander down to their official Hong Kong reseller at The Wedding Shop. With fans like Dita Von Teese and Catherine Zeta-Jones in tow, you’ll be in good company on your wedding day.

Jenny Packham, The Wedding Shop, 4/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 0322, www.theweddingshop.com.hk 

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Kate Spade
Your wedding day doesn’t have to be a sombre affair and Kate Spade’s playful bridal collection is the perfect splash of fun. This witty New York designer caters to brides-to-be wanting everything from shoes to a bit of wedding bling, but she’s even created a couple of awesome friendship pieces for you to share with your maid-of-honour. Whether she’s shaking up things with her wedding license plate bag or her frog prince studs, she’s sure to have you and your guests smiling all day. And for you ladies out there who’ve decided to don a bit of menswear on your big day, she’s even made an adorable pastel pink silk square perfect for your breast pocket. 

Kate Spade, IFC, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3188 1928, see other locations herewww.katespade.com 

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Kotur began life back in 2004 as a sleek, modern accessory company, but recently they’ve branched out into their very first shoe collection! Coveted by fashionistas and red carpet ripplers like Jessica Alba and Ali Larter, they combine the classic with the contemporary to create dreamy (and award-winning) clutches and heels that will have you skipping down the aisle. We love that they’ve got an option for every budget and one of our own Sassy Girls just had to have a pair of their golden Gilda heels, which would be a stunning accompaniment to your wedding dress. For ladies who have their hearts set on a garden wedding, don’t overlook their delicate floral Jardines or lace Margo clutch either. While they don’t have a store in Hong Kong, wander over to Hong Kong’s Harvey Nichols who stock their beautiful products.

Kotur, Harvey Nichols, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3968 2668, www.koturltd.com 

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L’Dezen Jewellery
It’s easy for jewellers to rely on stale designs and still make money. However, one of our That Girls Payal Shah won’t accept that for a minute. Coming from an architectural background in London, her one-of-a-kind haute couture designs are full of geometrical innovation and are consistently in demand by celebrity customers such as Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Carmen Electra. Offering more unusual jewellery choices and cuts, her slice and rose diamonds consistently feature in luxury publications and she isn’t afraid to use quirkier metal choices like rose gold or black rhodium either. Her bold award-winning pieces are definitely the ideal choice for the empowered modern bride.

L’Dezen Jewellery, Room 901, 9/F, Harbour Centre Tower 2, 8 Hok Cheung Street, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2180 7346, www.ldezen.com

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Lane’s Bridal
You may have seen Lane’s Parisian chic boutiques popping up all over Central and now you can add their specialty bridal boutique to the list! Their company ethos is determined to destroy the outdated adage that too many cooks spoil the broth as they offer a range of exclusive luxury bridal brands in each of their boutiques, the more the merrier! They’ve certainly impressed the fashion world: renowned publications like Jessica and Harper’s Bazaar have used them in their cutting edge fashion editorials. The entire place is designed to look like a modern French salon, Marie Antoinette meets the modern woman if you will, and that carries into their delicate design aesthetic. Offering a number of Swarovski crystal tiaras, sashes and even boleros, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave this slice of France with just one piece.

Lane’s Bridal, Suite 801, 8/F, Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2813 4700, Facebook

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Mrs Vintage
These homegrown vintage connoisseurs have a range of simple yet dazzlingly creative headpieces for your wedding day, ranging from Gatsby-esque lace headbands to sweet oversized floral clips. Personally, we adore their pretty pillbox creations that take us right back to the 1950s – perfect for the trendsetting bride (and all Mad Men fans!). Not only do they do beautiful vintage-inspired accessories, they also have a range of unique dresses that set them apart from other bridal boutiques and Hong Kong brands – separating themselves from mainstream bridal designs and charging boldly on. We love that they’ve also worked with Sandra from Simply Peachy, one of Sassy’s favourite wedding planners, on a series of bridal photo shoots – if they’re good enough for our resident wedding guru Sandra, they’ll be a marriage dream for you.

Mrs Vintage, 1/F, 108 Queen’s Road West, Hong Kong, 9784 8124, www.mrs-vintage.com

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Olivia Headpieces
Fearlessness. Elegance. Beauty. These are the three words that this standout Canadian bridal brand feels encapsulate its accessories and we have to say that we definitely agree. Channeling a range of inspirations ranging from boho to vintage Hollywood, we’ve had our sights set on their art deco Audrey headband, which looks like something straight out of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Their range extends to wedding sashes and circlets, all created with sparkling Swarovski crystals and delicate lace appliques. Sold only at the luxury boutique Blush Bridal Couture in Hong Kong, you’ll be sure to have bridesmaids demanding to know your sartorial secrets by the end of the night.

Olivia Headpieces, Blush Bridal Couture, Suite 7B, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2899 2739, www.oliviaheadpieces.com

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If you typically get bored of wearing the same jewellery day in and day out, Royal Enterprises’ innovative award-winning designs are sure to win you over! Rajesh, the incredible mind behind the brand’s creations, focuses on creating beautiful, high quality pieces that can be worn a number of ways with removable settings; transforming earrings into pendants or necklaces into bracelets all with the click of the latch. They specialise in bespoke jewellery and add their own practical design flair into each creation; so for wedding jewellery you can continue to wear for the rest of your life, have a chat with the folks at Royal Enterprises!

See our in-depth review here.

Royal Enterprises, Room 701-2, 7/F, Yip Fung Building, 2-18 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, Tel: 2521 2444, email: [email protected]

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Sara Gabriel
Each of Sara Gabriel’s meticulously crafted wedding accessories is a treasure unto themselves, weaving together freshwater pearls, dreamy tulle and hand-sculpted flowers to create pieces straight out of your most wistful wedding fantasies. This exclusive US brand is sold only in the most elite bridal boutiques and we’re lucky enough to have one of them in Hong Kong, namely the marriage maestros at HITCHED! Bridal Wear. (E.Law Wong, one of our featured wedding make up artists, has actually taken up a residence with them-check our roundup here!) Featuring a selection of traditional veils as well as smaller self-proclaimed ‘party’ headwear for the later reception, they can even create speedy bespoke designs based off your personal style and wedding dress.

Smaller accessories start at roughly $480 whereas more elaborate veils begin at $660.

Sara Gabriel, HITCHED! Bridal Wear, Room 1501-2, Hing Lung Commercial Building, 68-74 Bonham Strand East, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong (Sheung Wan Station Exit A2), 2815 8330, www.saragabriel.com

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