August 16, 2013 – 10:53 am
Calling all brides-to-be. HITCHED!, the bridal wear boutique that brings you a number of international designer collections such as Temperley London and Rivini is having a whopping sample sale. Starting this coming Monday, 19th August, you can snap up selected gowns and accessories for up to 75% off their original price. Hurry up and make that appointment now!
April 26, 2013 – 2:08 pm
We Love, Yu. Yes, we do. And it’s not only because we like supporting a fellow Chinese. The Singaporean designer Ee-Lyn Tang’s frocks are designed with the modern bride in mind; soft and clean lines that will take you from the aisle all the way to the dance floor. See for yourself how Love, Yu’s collection will flatter your hot bod and bring out the best in you at Miss Bride Wedding Shop’s first ever trunk show from 4th – 12th May 2013. What’s more, if you order your Love, Yu dress during that period, you’ll even bag yourself an extra 10% discount. Make your appointment now!
Photo credits: Shopbop **N.B. Gowns are selections from Shopbop and may not necessarily be available at Miss Bride Wedding Shop.
April 24, 2013 – 4:30 pm
Gone are the days of sky high heels that make you look more Pretty Woman in her former life than a classy bride. Even Victoria Beckham has been seen ditching her heels and replacing it with more sensible flats. Who can blame her? They’re comfy, cute, practical and the choices out there now mean that you don’t skimp on style. Perfect for outdoor weddings where heels can easily sink into the sand or grass, you won’t need to worry about tripping or making a fool of yourself when walking down the aisle. Now, you can dance the night away with your hubby and not have to care about your delicate feet.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Maharani Weddings, Meg Smith Photography via Snippet & Ink, Blueberry Photography via Style Me Pretty, Jeff Wallace Photography via One Wed, Jose Villa via Yes Bride
Where to buy your wedding flats….
Photo credits: 1. BHLDN ; 2. J.Crew ; 3. Zara ; 4. ShopRuche
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J.Crew Wedding Discount!
February 20, 2013 – 9:15 am
You better get your credit cards out because there’s a 20% discount off selected collections at J.Crew‘s wedding shop, which includes wedding dresses and accessories for your gorgeous self and the colourful frocks for your bridesmaids. Make sure to read their terms as some items are not entitled for the discount. Having said that, there’s still plenty for you to choose from that’ll make you and your girls look deliciously chic.
**Discount code: LOVE**
**Discount valid till 3rd March 2013 11:59pm ET**
Photo credit: J.Crew
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Bridesmaids in Cardigans.
February 18, 2013 – 2:34 pm
Baby, it’s not ‘that’ cold outside. It is Hong Kong after all. There’s no need for yourself or your bridesmaids to wear faux fur shawls, boleros or shrugs. It’s bulky, fussy and may I crudely add, fugly. It’s not elegant or graceful and adds ten years to your youthful age. Toss that idea and spend your money on more well-deserving cardigans that will transform your bridesmaids into one girly and sophisticated bunch and can be worn for years to come. Even the flower girls will look cute in a small cardi. You’ve got so many ways to play around with it; a thin belt over the cardigan, mis-matched colours, floral prints or a single colour palette. If you’re feeling especially generous, buy them cashmere cardis, otherwise, head on over to the nearest High Street shop for a inexpensive alternative!
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Erin Johnson Photo via Green Wedding Shoes, Thayer Allyson Gowdy via Martha Stewart Weddings, Grilly Gray – Folksy, Sergio Photographer via Delightfully Engaged, Mollie Jane Photography via The LDS Bride, F&F, Jennie Andrews Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic
Bridelicious’ picks from the Hong Kong High Street shops. Cardis are everywhere (even M&S!) and if you’ve got the time to wonder around the markets such as Fa Yuen market (Exit B2 Prince Edward MTR Station) or the boutique shops in Island Beverly (Exit E Causeway Bay MTR Station), you’ll find much more.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Forever 21 Lace Front, H&M Blue Patterned, Forever 21 Floral Print, H&M Dark Green, Cotton On Angie Cardi, Zara Kids Butterfly
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February 4, 2013 – 11:36 am
The website address pretty much speaks for itself. You’ve got a wedding dress that’s sitting in your wardrobe and space is tight. You wore it on one of the most tear jerking yet happiest day of your life and you looked absolutely breathtaking. So, why not share that joy, make room in your home and make some money by selling your dress to a bride who may well be living half way across the world from you?
Founded by Josie Daga who had trouble selling her own wedding dress back in 2004, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is a listing platform for bridal wear. There’s a one-time listing fee of US$25 for dresses and if you’ve got accessories such as sashes, veils, jewellery or shoes, sell them for an additional fee of US$5. And as a buyer, you’ve got tens of thousands of dresses to browse through. A whopping 13,222 dresses to be exact (this figure is as at the time of writing). You can search for your favourites by designer - Pronovias, Reem Acra, Vera Wang to name a few - and what’s best is the opportunity to purchase a designer dress that may not be available in Hong Kong (been eyeing on a BHLDN dress?). If you’re still sceptical about doing online purchases/sales, what about the fact that the Baracci dress Beyonce wore in her music video ‘Best Hing I Never Had’ is currently being listed on the site? I’m not saying you should buy the dress but hey, if a celeb (or rather their team) will list there, you can too. Happy trading!
Photo credits: Real weddings of brides who are now selling their dresses on PreOwnedWeddingDresses
January 21, 2013 – 5:17 pm
We often talk about the various dress designs for the bride and her girlfriends; the empire line, the princess, the sweetheart or the A-line but let us not forget about the boys. If you want the entire bridal party to look the part or that they’ve stepped out of an editorial magazine (don’t we all wish we could look like a super), then you better get to grips with the various suit terms. Just because most men don’t discuss fashion doesn’t mean they don’t have style. My pick is always going to be the English cut with its slim fit and makes any man look like the quintessential English gentlemen. What’s yours?
Photo credit: Damnlol.com
January 17, 2013 – 4:02 pm
The opening of Cath Kidston and Marimekko in Causeway Bay last year has brought floral and pattern madness to Hong Kong, not to mention all the graphic prints we’ve been seeing on J. Crew’s pants. Vintage flowers are no longer synonymous with your Grandma’s house and funky patterns has added much needed brightness to any home. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, the floral prints are reminiscent of the English countryside. Even the men are in on the English gentlemen look minus the florals, with the opening of The Men’s Shop by Club Monaco in the quaint St. Francis Yard. To give your wedding a natural and feminine feel, let your bridesmaids don some pretty florals or cute prints and they’ll no doubt be the most blooming beautiful bridal party in town.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Austin Gros via Wedding Chicks, Mark Tattersall, Queensland Brides, Mark Tattersall via Lucy Says I Do, Figlewicz Photography via Style Me Pretty, Lindsay Gross
With so many brands selling printed dresses, you’ll be spoilt for choice! See our picks from the best online shops.
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Jarlo Chiffon Frill Tea Dress from Zooq, A Wear Peplum Dress from ASOS, One Shoulder Pencil Dress from ASOS, Arabelle Dress from J.Crew, L*Space Inca Ruins Cover Up Dress from Shopbop, Oil Painting Floral Dress from Shop Ruche
January 15, 2013 – 3:29 pm
What a night it was for the Golden Globe 2013 winners and nominees. Amongst all the glitz and glam of the awards ceremony, many of the ladies looked as if they were modelling for a wedding mag in their blush and nude gowns. Not to say there was anything wrong with that as they all shone down the red carpet and gave the wedding world some food for thought. Now brides, trends to watch out for are the fishtails which will help show off that hot body of yours and the sparkly numbers that’s perfect as your second evening dress. And the colour to up the glamour? Opt for gold accents, a la Michelle Dockery and Carly Steel and you’ll sure be the belle of the ball.
Francesca Eastwood - Marchesa; Anne Hathaway - Chanel; Amanda Seyfried - Givenchy; Hayden Panettiere - Roberto Carvalli; Amy Adams - Marchesa; Megan Fox - Dolce & Gabbana
Photo credits (clockwise from top left): Style Bistro, WENN via Ace Show Biz, Steve Granitz/Wire Image via In Style, Bitten and Bound, My Daily, US Magazine
Isla Fisher – Reem Acra; Emily Blunt – Elie Saab; Kristen Bell – Jenny Packham, Carly Steel; Michelle Dockery – Alexandre Vauthier, Julianne Hough – Monique Lhuillier
Photo credits: Getty via Huffington Post
November 3, 2012 – 11:15 am
A while back, I mentioned that J.Crew is finally coming to Hong Kong. Their wedding shop has everything from bridal gowns to ring bearer outfits and even something for the Mums. They’re offering free shipping until 30th December so you’ve got plenty of time to pick and choose. Happy shopping!
Photo credits: J Crew
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