14 October, 2015

Sassy’s A-Z Wedding Guide 2015

14 October, 2015

The best places around town to get primed and prepped for your big day!

We’ve been dreaming about our wedding since we were tiny tykes running around the house with a pillowcase on our heads. It’s safe to say we’ve got wedding fever on our minds with an engagement or two over at Team Sassy! We’ve collated a list of brands and places around the 852 – the best places to get your wedding dress, the best venues, the best spots to get pampered before your big day and more. It’s all here in our A-Z Wedding Guide!


A is for Audella Bridal House

First things first, you’ve got to say yes to the dress. Find your dream gown at Audella Bridal House, where you’ll be able to score a gorgeous masterpiece by the likes of Berta Bridal, Ersa Atelier, Inbal Dror and Mira Zwillinger in a warm, stress-free environment.


B is for Bliss Creations

Destination weddings are all the rage at the moment and you’ll need a fab team to pull them off! Chic bespoke wedding planners Bliss Creations have helped brides create their perfect love story in some amazing locations for over ten years. Having done a few weddings in the Maldives, they now have a dedicated website – think hidden island, white beaches and crystal clear waters.


C is for CARAT* London

Bling it up for a fraction of the price! Opt for CARAT* London’s gorgeous, affordable fine jewellery on your wedding; skilled artisans meticulously create every little detail from their perfect gemstones to the settings. Plus, their old school glam meets 21st century vibe makes their pieces the perfect little thank you gift for bridesmaids too.


D is for Decor8

Weddings aren’t just celebrations, they’re the start of an incredible new adventure for you and your partner. Prepare for your new lives by investing in fab modern furniture and home accessories from Decor8 to really make your house a home. Wander over to their showrooms in Wan Chai and Mongkok to peek at their wallet-friendly bespoke sofas, oak tables and more.


E is for elDevere Bridal 

Always wanted to design your own wedding dress? English gal Emma Bryan from elDevere Bridal will sort you out. With more than six years experience helping women create the bespoke gowns of their dreams, she’ll make sure to involve you every step of the way. As she works with a Hong Kong Atelier, it’s a super quick turnaround as well – she’s managed to make a wedding dress in just under a month!


F for Flight Centre

Your wedding’s just one of your big adventures, your honeymoon’s up next! Flight Centre is our go-to for some of the most romantic getaways in the world, with a whole range of indulgent experiences and gorgeous villas available – all you need to do is ask (they’ll even throw in a few special honeymoon extras to make your vacay unforgettable).


G is for Galia Lahav 

If there’s any occasion to choose haute couture, your wedding has got to be it. Galia Lahav’s dramatic tailor-made dresses are absolutely captivating, renowned for their signature illusion backs, hand appliquéd Italian lace and lush, dreamy tulle. Every gown is customised to fit by some of the best seamstresses in the world and luckily, Audella Bridal House distributes their masterpieces in Hong Kong.


H is for Haywards of Hong Kong

Dazzle on your wedding day with the perfect statement piece! Haywards of Hong Kong, a fine jewellers with nearly ten years in the bizz, create the most romantic beauties: think bespoke engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewellery. You’ll be involved from conception to creation, ensuring you have a gorgeous piece that’ll last for years to come.


I is for Inbal Dror

Israeli designer Inbal Dror’s gowns are the stuff of fantasies, full of intricate drama and luxury fabrics that’ll have you feeling like a queen on your big day. After training in Tel Aviv and Milan alongside the best designers in the world, the care and precision put into every dress demands attention and each design can be customised. Available at Audella Bridal House.


J is for J. Crew Wedding Dresses

If you’re not the type of gal to splash out on a super expensive dress, why not choose something simple you’ll wear again and again? J. Crew’s range of casual dresses can easily be dressed up with a bit of bling and a winning smile, plus they’re so stylish that you’ll be able to don them anywhere – turning heads for all the right reasons.


K is for Kalamakeup

Everybody deserves to feel beautiful on their wedding day and Kalamakeup team will have you on top of the world the moment you look in the mirror. The founder, Ka Lam, is all about heightening your natural beauty and she’s worked with loads of big names including Lily Allen, Solange Knowles, the Backstreet Boys and more. Kalamakeup offers a number of customisable bridal packages and trials depending on what you need and this beauty expert can even do hair styling too.


L is for LDN Skins

Want a beachy tan and flawless, glowing skin, but your current tanning and skincare rituals are letting you down? Consider using LDNSKINS’ organic self-tanning body products! You’ll look a million bucks on your wedding day with their easy home-conditioning and bronzing range and it will enhance your dress and #FOTD. Plus, you can score a bridal box online full of make-up and spray tan trials, coupons, samples and more.


M is for Mira Zwillinger

When it comes to the dress, you just can’t take any chances. Choose Designer of the Year nominee Mira Zwillinger, who’s been taking UK, US and Australian weddings by storm. There’ll be no skimping on quality here: expect Milanese and Parisian materials, Italian embroidery and beading, and unique, handmade patterns. You’ll be able to find them at Audella Bridal House in Hong Kong.


N is for Novalash

Of course, every bride wants to look and feel her best on her wedding day, so make sure you’re feeling flawless with a little trip to Novalash. Not only do these Sassy tried and tested, tailor-made lash extensions accentuate your eyes, but they’re also waterproof, sweat proof and oil proof. You won’t have to worry about messy mascara smudges on a hot and sweaty Hong Kong day, or if you start to well up as you’re saying your vows… this is a bridal beauty must-do!


O is for Ovo Garden

A wedding without flowers is hardly a wedding! Opt for Ovo Garden’s amazing floral arrangements – they’re a little different from other florists in that they opt for a more Asian approach to arranging, with a sleek minimal aesthetic that’ll suit the coolest event of the season.


P is for PAKT 

Once the ceremony is done and dusted, you have to decide what to do with your wedding dresses! Wardrobe space is a luxury not easy to come by in Hong Kong (especially when gowns are a little bulky), so fortunately we’ve come across PAKT – an innovative clothes storage and management service. They’ll love your dress and heels as much as you do and take care of them in their pristine ‘closet hotel’ environment. Keep the memories forever and give into nostalgia; you can schedule a home delivery with their on-demand per item retrieval and photo inventory.


Q is for Quintessentially Weddings

Rome, and the perfect wedding, weren’t built in a day and they certainly weren’t built alone! Quintessentially Weddings are fantastic sidekicks to have planning your big day, with years of experience planning tasteful luxury weddings for brides of all faiths and cultures. With 12 offices around the world, you’ll even be able to get your destination wedding sorted – score!


R is for Relish Kitchen

There are a few great things that make a wedding reception amazing: great company, the atmosphere, an open bar and incredible food. Relish Kitchen works with you to create a stress-free bespoke menu, whether you’re keen on canapés, four course meals or even alcohol packages. With loads of experience catering the happiest of occasions, you’ll have your dream wedding feast with none of the hassle.


S is for Smile Center

People are going to be snapping pics of you all day, so make sure your smile’s on point! Smile Center, a brand new beauty salon in LKF, will get your pearly whites as shiny as they can be with their peroxide-free teeth whitening treatment. It takes less than an hour for immediate results and if you book with three members of your bridal party for the same cosmetic treatment, the bride or groom’s session comes free!


T is for The Wedding Company 

For a wedding fit for a celebrity, Michele Li and The Wedding Company are the planners to call upon. They’ve been planning luxury weddings in Hong Kong, Phuket and Bali for elite clients for more than a decade, so there’s no doubt that your big day will be the event to remember with their steady hands. Plus, with their planners sorting out everything you’ll be able to focus on the important things on the day – like your new life partner.


U is for The Upper House

If you’re hosting a more intimate wedding, The Upper House’s chic, modern drama should be your first port of call. We held our wedding section launch party there and can attest to their gorgeous space, from their secret outdoor garden, The Lawn, to their warm Sky Lounge, which offers a view of HK from above. They can accommodate up to 80 people and can even whip up a few decorations and catering for you – all you need to do is ask.


V is for Vamastyle 

If you’re heading off to a sunny beach paradise for your wedding or honeymoon, you’re going to want a killer swimsuit and resort outfit for those Instagram pics. Vamastyle’s our go-to for everything sun, surf and bikini related with their vibrant patterns and body flattering styles. And now we’re dreaming of mojitos and crystal clear waters…


W is for W W Chan

You’re not the only one getting dressed to the nines! W W Chan is one of the best tailors in Hong Kong specialising in bespoke suits and he means serious business – he’s one of the original Red Gang, a renowned school of tailoring from Shanghai. For a tux worth every penny, your man won’t be able to find anything better.


X is for Xi Shi Wellbeing

As your ceremony looms ever nearer, you’re going to need a little bit of help de-stressing! Relax in the comfort of your own home with Xi Shi Wellbeing, a group of amazing masseuses who’ll come right to your door and restore your inner bliss. Relax and rejuvenate girls – you’ll be just fine.


Y is for Yoga Bam Bam

If you’re looking to tone up and feel fantastic before your big day, why not head to Yoga Bam Bam for their intimate yoga sessions? Held in a gorgeous little studio near Sheung Wan, they’ll have you working up a sweat as you lose yourself in meditative flow. We definitely recommend Krissa Curran’s classes!


Z is for Zuhair Murad

We may be a little biased on this one – Zuhair Murad designed our co-founder’s gorgeous wedding dress! They’re old hats when it comes to white wedding game, creating gorgeous couture pieces inspired by Egyptian and Grecian goddesses. You’ll look positively ethereal on your big day.

Image #18 courtesy of One and Only and Le Secret d’Audrey

Brought to you in partnership with Audella Bridal House, Bliss Creations, CARAT* London, Decor8, elDevere Bridal, Flight Centre, Galia Lahav, Haywards of Hong Kong, Inbal Dror, J.Crew, Kala Makeup, LDN Skins, Mira Zwillinger, Novalash, PAKT, Quintessentially Weddings, Relish Kitchen, Smile Center, The Upper House, The Wedding Company and Vamastyle

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