Archive for the ‘Gowns’ Category
Shanghai Tang might be better known for its Chinese-influenced gifts and its modern, off-the-rack fashion, but its traditional Shanghai tailoring service is second-to-none. Whether you want a traditional cheongsam or a white wedding dress with a little Chinese flavour, there’s something for everyone. Experienced consultants will walk you through the tailoring process as you enjoy a cup of tea in their salon. All details, such as beading and embroidery are hand-stitched, taking 7-10 days to complete.
G1C, Golden Plaza, 745 Nathan Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui
Wing Wah Embroidery specializes in traditional Chinese wedding outfits. It has decades of experiencein creating dresses using modern techniques blended with traditional designs. In addition to traditional embroidery, it also offers western wedding gowns, traditional and western bridegroom’s outfits, mother-of-the-bride outfits and party dresses. It also has packages and contacts for makeup and hairstyling, photography and limousines. They also have traditional Chinese wedding trinkets for sale.
Suite 204, Capitol Plaza, 2-10 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
Responsible for some of the most high-end weddings in the city, Marriage Maestros has been going since 2002. It offers two kinds of service, the full wedding consultation, taking you from picking the venue and organizing the guest list, right up to the day itself. Allow a 6-9 month lead time for this service. If you just want someone else to do the stressing out for you, the maestros also offer an on-the-day co-ordination package. Give them a 1-2 month lead time to make sure they can provide the best service for you. An offshoot of this company is Brides wedding gown boutique, which stocks gowns by Augusta Jones and Georgina Moore, as well as accessories like tiaras and Spanx.
Room 1, 26/F, Nam Wo Hong Building, 148 Wing Lok St., Sheung Wan
This modern gown shop can customize its collection of modern designs to ensure a perfect fit. Rather than frilly meringues, it is dedicated to providing modern but timeless silhouettes and dedicated service. A huge range of luxurious materials is available, and beadwork and embroidery can be added. Gowns take 4-6 months to create, and bigger sizes can be accommodated.
194 Shanghai St., Jordan.
Established in Hong Kong for over 30 years, this traditional Chinese tailor is the ultimate go-to for traditional Chinese gowns. It specializes in made-to-order hand sewn Chinese embroidery, silk wedding dresses and imperial suits, which are tailor-made for $1,000-$1,500. It also offers traditional bed linens, decorations and Chinese wedding services. Check the website for its range of traditional qipaos and the symbolism behind each one.
17 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central
White Bridal stocks gorgeous gowns by designers Melissa Sweet, Romona Keveza and Carmela Sutera, using all kinds of luxe fabrics, from duchesse satin to French Chantilly lace. Prices range from $25,000-$40,000. Other services, such as cakes (Eva Liu), stationery (Flare) and photography can be arranged through the store.
G/F, 89 Wong Ngai Chung Rd., Happy Valley
This big-name local designer has dressed local and international celebrities in his spectacular gowns, and his atelier in Happy Valley is a must-visit just for any bride seeking inspiration. In addition to the bridal gowns, cheongsams and eveningwear (gowns start at $20,000), it also sells both designer and vintage veils, tiaras, hairpieces, jewelry and shrugs, as well as ring pillows, pen sets, toasting flutes and guest books. And if you need even more help, the shop also offers wedding gift sourcing and venue decoration services.