16 August, 2014
Weddings

Blush Bridal Couture: something for everyone

16 August, 2014
View PostBlush Bridal is a great place to go if you have a general idea of your ideal wedding dress. They have a carefully selected collection of five to eight pieces from around ten designers around the world. The boutique itself is very cosy and nicely decorated in baby pink and cream, with a round platform right in the centre of the room. It’s a small place, but it somehow makes you feel like a princess. The comfortable, intimate setting makes you feel like you’re in your own dressing room—only filled with gorgeous wedding gowns!

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This is the only boutique that called three hours before our appointment to check if we were going to make our time slot that day. We were able to tell right away from the one on one consultation that the owner really knows what she’s talking about and can give great recommendations (there’s nothing worse than soulless suggestions generically given out to everyone). Although there’s no charge or limit in trying on dresses, the team at Blush recommend trying on just five dresses, as they think trying on more dresses will only confuse the bride.

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They don’t have a large collection, which works in their favour as dresses are hung together on racks. Their beautiful range is unique and has great cuts and quality, as they try to get different styles from each designer. Their evening gown collection is quite impressive and apparently is the boutique’s bestselling line. Their main collection for bridesmaids is from the Parsons graduate, Jenny Yoo. (Hint: Blush has sample sales for bridesmaid dresses once or twice a year!)

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Having a small collection doesn’t mean that Blush has less variety though. The boutique features designers from all around the globe: Paris, San Fransisco, L.A., Canada, and more. One of the designers that caught our eyes was Tadashi Shoji from the US. He has dressed Zhang Zi Yi, Blake Lively, Beyonce, and other inspiring fashion icons. Another was Rue de Seine, a New Zealand brand based in Paris. The dresses are vintage inspired and although the silhouette wasn’t one of our favorites, the lace detailing was exquisite. We also had a soft spot for Amy Kuschel’s extra special handmade wedding dresses, which gave each piece a personal touch. In general, the shop’s choice products were simple and trend-sensitive.

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The price range for wedding dresses is $15,000 to 30,000 and they don’t do rentals. We would recommend this place for brides with a clear idea of what they want, as well as for brides who want the best quality dresses. You may not have the most options here, but you won’t be lost in fifty so-so gowns to choose from.

Designers include: Alyne Bridal; Amy Kuschel; Ivy & Aster (also has bridesmaids collection); Jenny Yoo; Rivini; Rue de Seine; Tadashi Shoji

Blush Bridal Couture, 7B, Man Cheung Building, 15-17 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2899 2739, blushbridalcouture.com/index.html

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