30 April, 2014

Sassy’s Ultimate Wedding Dress Guide

30 April, 2014

There are a million components to consider when planning a wedding, but finding the perfect dress is arguably one of the most important. It can be quite the challenge though! With so much choice it can feel overwhelming, and whether you have your heart set on a specific design or if you’re not really sure what you want, it can be a hard hunt. That’s why we compiled a list of wedding dress stores in Hong Kong for our Ultimate Wedding Dress Guide. From boutique to budget, you’re sure to find SOMETHING at one of these places! Have a browse and hopefully you’ll come across the dress of your dreams… 

alice temperleyCentral Weddings
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, Kenneth Pool and Marchesa. If you’ve got your heart set on Marchesa, you’ll be pleased to hear that they’re having a Fall 2014 Bridal trunk show for them on 6-7 June! Also not to be missed is the Temperley Bridal range from Alice Temperley, which hits the store in mid-June. 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, but luckily for us, their annual sample sale is coming up from 8-10 May, with dresses starting from $1,500 – that’s almost 90% off! Don’t miss out on this amazing sale…

Central Weddings, Shop 3510, Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Rd. Central, 2869 8666

Trinity Bridal
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.

Trinity Bridal, 8/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2978 3987 


Blush Bridal
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, an absolute must try! Gowns start at $8,000.

Blush Bridal, Suite 7B, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2899 2739

Elysian Bridal
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, you’ll leave the store a happy gal! Gowns start at $15,000.

Elysian Bridal, 6/F, Jim’s Commercial Building, 102 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong, 2352 0823


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. There’s definitely something for every bride here but what we love most about HITCHED! is that it’s not just about ‘princess’ gowns – they have a large collection of sheaths and mermaid gowns too, perfect for all those chic Hong Kong brides! 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

White Bridal
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


Vera Wang
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. Check out the gorgeous Spring 2015 collection here, talk about perfection! 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

Miss Bride
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, as well as 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.

Miss Bride,15/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2840 0108


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.

Vivian Luk Atelier, Mezzanine 13-15, Yik Yam Street, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2891 8311

Noel Chu Wedding Gallery
Noel Chu is a fabulous designer who creates tailor-made gowns for brides to be. Her focus on making the dresses personal and unique to the individual ensures that you’ll walk away with the dress of your dreams. If you’re looking for a quality, customised dress that reflects your personality and taste then Noel Chu Wedding Gallery is a great pick! The luxurious materials and handcrafted details available will make your dress a real one-of-a-kind. These couture gowns start at $20,000 by appointment only.

Noel Chu Wedding Gallery,Room 2201 Arion Commercial Building,
2-12 Queen’s Road West, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong


Designer Bridal Room
If you’re looking for high-end designer gowns – this is the place to come! Designer Bridal Room offers custom-fit wedding gowns from designers such as Zuhair Murad, Elie by Elie Saab, Valentino, Christian Lacroix and Alberta Ferretti (to name but a few!). Whether you’re looking for a vintage style or haute couture contemporary designs, you’re sure to snap up the crème de la crème of designer wedding gowns here.

Designer Bridal Room, Ft 205, 2/F, Grand Millennium Plaza, 181 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, 2167 8708.

The Wedding Shop
Are you searching for a dress that’s fit for a queen? Then The Wedding Shop should definitely be on your list! With dresses by Jenny Packham from London and ElisabethB and Juliet from Italy, you know you’re getting top quality dresses. Stocking the latest season collections and beautiful accessories too, this is the place to come for on-trend designs. The likes of Kate Middleton, Kate Winslet and a host of other Hollywood stars adore Jenny Packham dresses… if they’re good enough for the Duchess of Cambridge, they’re good enough for us!

The Wedding Shop, 4/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2537 0322

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Belier Design
If you’re in the Sheung Wan area, book in an appointment at Belier Design on your hunt for the perfect wedding dress! They have a range of beautiful dresses designed by Vien Lee, a Chinese Canadian desinger who graduated in fashion design from Studio Bercot in Paris. You’ll find dresses with classic shapes and beautiful fabrics (we’re talking embroidered Shanghai silk and European laces) that are sophisticated but also wearable. This is the perfect place to get a flattering dress that’s sure to make the most of your best assets on your special day! Consultations by appointment.

Belier Design,R oom 1502, CS Tower, 50 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2869 9030, www.belierdesign.com

Mariee Bridal Couture
Although they only started in 2009, Mariee Bridal Couture is a already a Hong Kong favourite for wedding gowns. Mariee Bridal Couture’s convenient location (right in the middle of Central) makes it a great place to go for a thorough trying on session! The hand-selected dresses are stylish and elegant, and of course they can be altered for the best fit – for no additional cost. You can book appointments online too, which is perfect for busy brides to be!

Mariee Bridal Couture, 9/F, Galuxe Building, 8 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong


Bleu Bridal
Designer dresses at an affordable price? Sounds good to us! That’s exactly what you’ll find at the brand new Bleu Bridal. With six different collections offering classic styles from international brands such as Mikaella, Saison Blanche and Jasmine Couture Collection, this is a good mid-range option.

Bleu Bridal, Room 1101-2 Sea Bird House, 22-28 Wyndham street, Central, Hong Kong, 2388 8922

Eclat Couture
If you’re not working with a big budget, this is a great option. With regular sales that have dresses starting from $200, you’re getting an absolute steal (see here for more details)! There isn’t a huge range here, but the styles do vary and aim to have a ‘timeless appeal’. The made-to-order dresses offer luxury fabrics and hand-stitched embroidery and beadwork too.

Eclat Couture, Unit A, 21st Floor, Redana Centre, 25 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3590 4894


Scent of bride
With a large collection of bridal gowns, Scent of bride has dresses available for rent and for purchase. Some are ready-to-wear and others can be tailor made, giving you the option to customise if you’re looking for something original to walk down the aisle in. Their shop is open until 9pm, ideal for those getting involved in wedding preparations after hours. Scent of bride have recently partnered with wedding photographer Lawrence Tsang too!

Scent of bride, Flat D, 1/F, Wing Cheong Commercial Building, 19-25 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 6112 4002

One of many in Kowloon, Anovia sits on the ‘wedding dress street’ – Kimberley Road. Housing a collection of romantic and elegant dresses, these gowns are rather dramatic and come in a variety of fabrics… they’re sure to make you the centre of attention on your big day! Following the recent trend of coloured wedding gowns (we’re looking at you, Jessica Biel and Gwen Stefani), they also offer ball gowns in different hues – perfect for non-traditional brides looking to have some fun!

Anovia, 4/F, Kimberley House, 35 Kimberley Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 3579 4933


Anaiss on Weddings
The recent collection by Anaiss on Weddings features many off-the-shoulder and strapless varieties, with a number of sweetheart necklines popping up too. Using the fabrics of recent fashion trends, the bridal gowns are mainly in lace and organza, perfect for a bride who wants something a little more traditional. 

Anaiss on Weddings, 3/F, Tak Woo House, 17-19 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2552 2030

ElDevere Bridal
ElDevere Bridal is run by two designers, Emma and Christine, out of their studio right in the heart of Central. They work hard to custom design bridal gowns, with a minimum of two months per order. This includes the design consultation, where you can discuss in detail exactly what style and look you want for your wedding dress. For brides who are looking for a gown with a more personal touch, ElDevere Bridal is a solid option.

ElDevere Bridal, 3/F, Hong Kong Jewellery Building, 178-180 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong, 6488 8330


Lusan Mandongus
Ball gowns and flared skirts seem to be the in-thing in wedding gowns this season, and nowhere is this more obvious than Lusan Mandongus. The nearly 25-year-old company is stocked in dozens of boutiques around the world, including at DBR Weddings on Wellington Street. Pop by their store in Sheung Wan to take a look at the dramatic, luxurious wedding gowns.

Lusan Mandongus, 2/F, Golden Centre, 188 Des Voeux Road, Sheung Wan, Central, Hong Kong, 2815 3418

DBR Weddings
A popular boutique that’s highly recommended, DBR Weddings has a wide range of designer gowns including Rosa Clará, La Sposa, Aire Barcelona and, as mentioned above, Lusan Mandongus. The consultants work hard to make sure that you’re completely satisfied at every step of the process. Who doesn’t want that kind of attention to detail on their special day?

DBR Weddings, Unit 301, 3/F Golden Centre,188 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2815 4592

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Cocoon Bridal
A one-stop shop for all things wedding related, Cocoon Bridal will custom-make your dress, or alternatively you can rent one from their collection of high-end designer gowns. Focusing on individuality, the boutique also offers photography and hair and makeup services for your special day (if you’re getting married in HK!).  If your groom is hunting for something appropriate to wear (we’ve heard of horror stories of men wanting to turn up in superhero costumes – er, no, girls!), Cocoon Bridal also has tuxedos for them to choose from. It’s a team effort, after all!

Cocoon Bridal, 6/F, O.T.B Building, 259-265 Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, 2577 2122

Commix Workshop
One of the more affordable options, there are two ways you can search for your gown at Commix: select a beautiful piece from one they have on their racks or bring in a picture of a dress or style you’re after and they will tailor it to your specifications. We love the idea of a totally unique dress that’s been designed for a special occasion! On site, they have accessories that include jewellery and tiaras to take your dress to the next level. With gowns starting at only $4,000, this is great budget-friendly option.

Commix Workshop, 10/F Unit D, Wing Tat Commercial, 121-125 Wing Lok Street, Sheung Wan, Central, Hong Kong, 6841 0748


At Obridal, the belief that every bride deserves to wear the dress of her dreams is the brand’s philosophy. Brides-to-be can choose from a host of luxury gowns from top international design houses. Obridal ensures that each bride gets a personal consultation to discover exactly what it is she wants for her gown. The boutique is located in Sheung Wan, easily accessible for those of you running back and forth form work for fittings and consultations.

O’ Bridal Limited, Unit 1401, 135 Bonham Strand Trade Centre, 135 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, 2581 2068

Gianni Castelli
Run by Janet Choi and Noel Wong, who have both been in the fashion industry for more than 20 years, Gianni Castelli does well to integrate both Chinese and Western bridal trends. The boutique stocks three main collections: classic, modern and a range of Chinese-style qi paos (they’re the formal version of cheongsams). Janet and Noel also help with decorating your venue, adding in a few key touches to make it the way you want, as well as with your wedding photographs.

Gianna Castelli, Flat C3, 6/F Block C, Hong Kong Industrial Centre, 489-491 Castle Peak Road, Cheung Sha Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2815 6028

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With a dedicated section to everything related to a wedding (see here), online retailer Milanoo is an easy way to dress hut! Search through more than 1,500 bridal gowns, with the ability to narrow down your search by a whole host of variables. You can select what hemline, sleeve length, neckline and fabric you want – and if might help being able to see all the options online first! This is a great place to see what styles are out there and what kind of dresses fit into your budget. Milanoo ships to Hong Kong. 

NB: Our Sassy sources recall wandering down Kimberley Road in Tsim Sha Tsui and seeing wedding boutique after wedding boutique. It might be worth a gander around Kowloon to check them out if you’ve exhausted this list!

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 FacebookTwitter or by emailing [email protected].

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