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Gown Designer Profile: Vinka Design

Image by Kate Little for Harlow Garland

Image by Adelina Photography for Harlow Garland

Image by Kate Little 

Image by Angela Taylor 

Image by Adelina

Image by Kate Little 

Image by Angela Taylor 

With so many silhouettes, lengths, fabrics and necklines, the world of wedding gowns can be an overwhelming one often brides have a portfolio of gowns in a certain look that they absolutely must have, and often, they're let down when they find the style just doesn't suit them.

This is where it pays to go to someone who knows gowns, who understands your form and how best to flatter it.

Whenever we want gowns, we head straight to see Anita at Vinka Design. Not only are each of her many gowns a handcrafted masterpiece but Anita is the ultimate designer - she knows exactly what will look good and what won't.

Anita lives and breathes bridal gowns, she's a second generationdesigner with her mother, Vinka - the company's namesake, having been the go-to designer in her time. Vinka's care and attention to detail was passed on to Anita who has grown her skillbase and eye for design to a whole other level.

We've taken models and brides alike to see Anita and everytime, they leave the appointment floating on air. Even if they had a certain idea going in, they're never 'let down' that a certain style won't suit and Anita's talent for knowing her gowns and knowing what will look best on your figure means that every bride is given the utmost in care and attention until they're happy with their gown.

Vinka Design have also helped many a bride who has ordered online only to be devastated by the quality or fit of their purchase and have headed to Vinka dEsign to find something they can truly fall in love with.

As well as a plethora of ready-to-wear gowns hanging on the racks, Vinka Design create bespoke gowns to cater to your dream wedding vision. Whether it's a plain bohemian style gown for a rustic country wedding or an opulent Victorian style lace gown with beading, she can create it.

A trip to Vinka Design is an absolute delight and is reminiscent of all those stunning bridal boutiques you see in film that are so lacking in real life. Wandering down a hallway adorned with photos of past brides wearing Vinka Design creations you're greeted by a palette of soft feminine tones and racks of gowns in all manner of white tone, texture, glitz and femininity.

A comfortable consultation corner awaits with a stack of wedding magazines to peruse and the counters of wedding accessories are enough to make you swoon until you see the sheer selection of laces and fabrics just waiting for you to fall in love. The workroom is also on site and is constantly buzz with busy fingers meticulously stitching beads onto delicate lace.

This post shows a small selection of the gowns we've sourced from Vinka Design, as you can see, the variety is wide, the detail impeccable and the beauty of these gowns, striking.

If you're at the gown-buying stage, Vinka Design should definitely be your first and last stop. The gowns are incredible and won't cost you a house deposit, the service is impeccable and the craftsmanship unmatched - don't just take our word for it though, head in for a consultation, no commitment required, to see what we're talking about, feel that confidence and bask in your wedding gown hunting glory.


Vinka Design

Level 1, 242 Queen Street, Auckland

(09) 300 3047

www.vinkadesign.co.nz