We know how daunting the search for that dress can be – the one that makes you feel like a million bucks on your big day, but still fits your personal style and budget. Luckily, our founder, Christine Meintjes, recently visited Bride&co to see what they have on offer. As a bonus to our readers, Bride&co is giving you the chance to win a wedding gown from Blush – The 2017 Collection to the value of R10 000!
Having featured beautiful wedding and lifestyle inspiration for the past seven years, we know exactly how stressful the dress search can be. That’s why we’ve set out to show you some of the latest dresses from Bride&co’s new range, which really caters for every bride out there! It’s trendy, made with exquisite fabrics, offers a wide collection of styles, but it’s still affordable and easily accessible. Bride&co has an extensive website, as well as 11 stores nationwide, making it easy to pop in and try on any of the dresses that might have piqued your interest. They also offer brides free fittings, as well as in-house alterations by their team of expert seamstresses.
As MC of their launch event, Christine wore a gorgeous dress by Oleg Cassini, exclusively avalible at Bride&co. Known for his iconic designs worn by Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy, the Oleg Cassini range is exclusively available in South Africa, at Bride&co. The second international designer collection exclusively available to Bride&co, is Viola Chan. Her high-fashion bridal gowns are real showstoppers, designed with the finest fabrics and attention to detail.
The bridal gown is one of the most important dresses in a woman’s life. It represents love, trust and faith and I love creating a gown that will put a beautiful smile on her face when she finds ‘the one.’ – Viola Chan, wedding gown designer
Bride&co not only offers a wide collection of wedding dresses, but they also have beautiful evening gowns, bridal accessories and even suits, to dress your man. Making their stores, one of the ultimate bridal destinations in South Africa! With their team of expert consultants, Bride&o will help you find your dream wedding gown.
This year, Bride&co launched Blush – The 2017 Collection with every type of bride in mind. To help you find your perfect wedding gown match, we’ve put together five different bridal personalities, accompanied by mood boards for each style, created by our team on Pinterest (for all the inspirational images and credits, see our Pinterest mood board links at the end). We hope this helps you find your perfect match!
The Timeless Bride
You have an Audrey Hepburn-inspired fashion sense and a taste for all things classic. You dazzle us with your grace and love of the finer things in life. You probably prefer dresses with soft tulle, Chantilly lace, duchesse satin, classic A-lines of and ball gowns of Blush – The 2017 Collection will be the ideal match for your timeless, elegant style.
The On-Trend Bride
As a fan of modern design, you’re at the cutting edge of hot trends. The runway inspires you, you make bold choices and you pull it all off with your unique flare of chic style. You’ll enjoy the fashion-forward mikado fabric, organza details, 3D floral appliques and embellished lace. The plunging necklines and boning details on the bodice are sure to excite your trendy fashion sense.
The Boho Bride
Whimsical and eternally happy, you’re a free spirit who loves the natural look. Carefree and easygoing, you enjoy simple styles and minimalist fashions. You probably love chiffon, delicate mesh, scalloped lace and soft tulle. The flowing skirts, beaded trims and ballerina strap details of the Blush collection are sure to be the perfect fit for your boho style!
The Romantic Bride
A sentimental dreamer, you’re gentle and soft, delighting in the romance of love at first sight. You’ve dreamt of your wedding day since you can remember. You’ll probably enjoy soft tulles and beading. Your go to dress is probably a sweetheart neckline and a ball gown skirt, because what else will a princess wear?! The soft, blush linings of Blush – The 2017 Collection will create the ultimate dreamy dress for your romantic taste.
The Dramatic Bride
You exude confidence and turn heads as you go. With class and elegance, you have an air of mystery that adds a sultry touch to everything you do. You’re not scared to be daring and bold. Your favourite dresses are sure to use beaded lace with an open back design. The plunging necklines and dramatic trains of the Blush collection will be a perfect match for your dramatic style.
Find your match and WIN!
We’d love to know what kind of bride you are! So, enter the giveaway below and you stand a chance to win your perfect match, to the value of R10 000. Make sure to check out the entire collection on their website, or have a look at their Facebook and Instagram to find your favourite wedding gown.