Wellington Wedding Dresses - The 2020 Guide
By Raashka Mannie

20 August 2020

A wedding dress, a wedding dream - we can show you the ones who can make it all come true.

Bridal wear is a fundamental part of weddings that have been igniting excitement for years. You getting all dolled up from head to toe on your special day is tear-jerking, after all. It's one one of the biggest days of your life - so you've got to look the part. As time has marched on, bridal wear has moved on from traditional wedding dresses to pantsuits, skirts, fusions of other cultures and so much more. In Wellington, they're embracing these changes and adding their own dashes of creativity and spirit, bringing you wedding dresses and other bridal wear that is simply to die for. Take a gander at our list of the best wedding dress and bridal wear specialists in Wellington, armed with plenty of experience and shimmery veils to match.

 

Paper Swan Bride


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Boasting boutiques in both Wellington and Christchurch, Paper Swan Bride has quickly evolved into a hotspot for wedding dresses and bridal wear. Launched in 2012, Paperswan Bride stocks local and international wedding dress labels. Their goal is to offer Kiwi brides something a little bit different from the norm, with a love for all things bridal and a dedication to making their customers happy. Their designers include Hera Couture, Alyssa Kristin, Oui the Label, Karen Willis Holmes, Daisy and more. Paper Swan Bride offers wedding gowns and outfits for brides of all shapes and sizes, from bohemian babe to vintage goddess, ensuring that you look as elated as you feel on your big day.

 

Sophie Voon Bridal


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Sophie Voon Bridal has been making bold and creative fashion statements since 1996. She has been designing and creating stunning wedding dresses and outfits since then, developing a collection that has been designed for "brides who delight in simplicity, beautiful fabrics, feminine silhouettes, and classic details, with a touch of vintage influence." They offer both free and paid consultations with their designers so you can think of your dream dress in experienced hands. Sophie Voon Bridal is also passionate about ethical fashion when it comes to both production and design. They have pledged to donate the profit of their dresses to RED Trust, a charity established by New Zealanders, based in Burma/ Myanmar, to improve access to education.

 

Astra Bridal


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It's time to buy your perfect wedding dress with Astra Bridal. With stores in Auckland, North Shore, Hamilton and Wellington, they have made their mark in the world of wedding dresses as one of New Zealand's most trusted wedding outfit specialists. When it comes to Astra Bridal, they pride themselves on showcasing the latest wedding dress styles combined with a relaxed environment and expert advice. They also eliminate the stress out of the whole process by guaranteeing delivery, so your perfect wedding gown or other bridal wear will be hand-delivered to you before your special day. Astra Bridal works tirelessly to ensure that you will look like a million bucks on your wedding day, with authentic designers, a passionate team, extensive size range and a promise that your wedding outfit will be the utter perfection you're after.

 

Hello Romeo


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Located in Thorndon, Wellington, Hello Romeo invites you to fall in love with love all over again at their bridal boutique. Hello Romeo was built to provide an experience that is not to be forgotten, all while finding the perfect wedding dress. They want to connect with their customers, learning about your love story while they guide you towards the bridal outfit you've been dreaming of. They aim to create the most memorable, enjoyable and personal experience for all of their brides. With humble beginnings in 2017, they've since grown into beloved wedding dress and outfit specialists that tailor everything to your specifications. On top of their stunning bridal wear, they also offer exquisite jewellery, hair accessories and veils to finish your complete wedding look during final fittings.

 

Sally Eagle


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Sally Eagle is at your side, helping you to find the perfect bridal look for your wedding day. A talented team finalises Sally Eagle's designs to ensure that your wedding dress or outfit is genuinely flawless. Her designs are romantic and classic with a contemporary edge - "wedding dresses that move with the bride, yet won't lose their well-constructed shape." Dedicated to bridal wear, Sally Eagle has been at it for years, growing into a popular name amongst couples when it comes to considering and shopping for wedding outfits. The Sally Eagle workroom is where every dress is designed, constructed and perfected. From design to production, Sally maintains the high standard to which each dress is made.

 

Bluebelle Bridal


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Modern dresses made with flair, Bluebelle Bridal is located in Lower Hutt, Wellington. They have bragging rights as the exclusive stockists of a range of wedding gown designer brands including Made With Love, Emmy Mae, Vagabond, Alena Leena, Boho Bridal, Evie Young and Madi Lane. Fashion-forward and fabulous, their wedding dresses and bridal wear are all made with contemporary class in mind, the latest trends, fabrics and designs all are the forefront so you look as polished as can be. Bluebelle Bridal also stocks a number of bridal accessories to complete your wedding look, including headpieces and veils, as well as a curvy collection for anyone with a fuller figure. With a ton of variety and a friendly team, you're ready to tackle the fun challenge of finding the right wedding outfit for you.

 

Brides on Thorndon


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Bridal wear is the only goal of Brides on Thorndon. From wedding dresses to the final touches that make your wedding look complete, they've got it all. They believe that every bride has the perfect wedding dress waiting for them, whether they're going for something traditional in all its creamy beauty or modern and statement-making. Their showroom features a wide selection of their multitude wedding dresses and bridal wear, but their website only showcases a fraction of them. Brides on Thorndon has been dedicated to bringing Wellington fantastic wedding outfit options since 1999. They house a variety of designers at their boutique in Te Aro, sourcing wedding gowns and other outfits from all over the world to ensure that you can find something that sings out to you.

 

Kimberley Day


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Bespoke women's wear with Kimberley Day. It's all about a dress entirely made for you, sewn with stitches of your personality and threads of your wishes. Based in Wellington, her wedding dresses and bridal wear are tailored for you. Each dress is a unique creation, designed in partnership between Kimberley and you, the bride, to create a gown that fits and flatters you while still expressing your individual style and personality. With over 15 years of experience in the fashion industry, working as a designer, patternmaker and custom dressmaker, Kimberley is fully-equipped to tackle the joyous task of creating your wedding outfit, whether it's a classic dress or something funkier. The process is stress-free and attentive, with nothing committed until you are delighted with the design of your dress.

 

Wonderland Wedding Studio


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Your wedding's going to be a dream, so why not have your wedding dress fashioned in a wonderland? Wonderland Wedding Studio knows that your wedding outfit is going to be the centrepiece of your special day, offering you meticulous service and catering to your needs as a bride. The designers at Wonderland Wedding Studio pride themselves on their communication and understanding of your aspirations, working closely with you to find a wedding gown or outfit that reflects your personality. Their pieces are stylish, modern and streamlined, with fine details and stunning accessories to complete your wedding look. Wonderland Wedding Studio enjoys branching out into bold bridal wear, stocking wedding outfits that are hot off the runaway or trending across the globe.