Friday, 10 August 2012

Emporium Bridal Expo Recap (Part 2)

Hello Zimbo Brides! Here’s Part 2 of my Emporium Bridal Expo Recap. This part is focused on the wedding attire (dresses, suits and accessories) and florists.

Wedding Attire
1.       Angelic Looks Bridal
Angelic Looks stocks wedding gowns from some well-known designers: Alfred Angelo, Pronovias, Sincerity, Benjamin Roberts, Modeca, Tia, Bonny and Linzi. If you want the dream designer gown at a reasonable price, this is the place to go! I know a certain bride (*cough* Nyasha *cough*) who’s got her eye set on a certain Alfred Angelo dress...
Address: 9 Frinton Ave, Mabelreign, Harare
Tel: +2634334208/+26342900360
Mobile: +263 772 278 885/+263 772 804 671
2.       EuStellar House of Brides
EuStellar surely is a one-stop shop for the couple and their team. They stock gowns, bridesmaid dresses, groom and groomsmen suits. They also do hair, make-up and nails. This is the place to go for the fuss-free bride. For our Bulawayo brides, EuStellar House of Brides is in your city as well.
Address: 7 Admore Close, Chisipite, Harare
Mobile: +263 773 404 470
Byo Address : 37a Brentwood Road, Matsheumhlope, Bulawayo
Mobile: +263 772 703 017
3.       J.B. Couture
I love the fact that we have local wedding dress designers!!! Joanne Burger offers wedding and formal dress designs that are in a class of their own. They are purely breathtaking! She designs according to your taste and body shape, and consultations are strictly by appointment. I would recommend her to the fashion-forward bride and bridesmaids, or someone who wants a personal touch to her dress.
Address:16 Kew Drive, Highlands, Harare
Mobile: +263 776 188 137

4.       La Collezione Dei Conti
Haute couture? No, it’s hott couture (I’m allowed one corny statement per post); Italian designs for the discerning couple. The company is based in Sandton, but you can place an order and have it delivered here in Zimbabwe. And with the designs that were on display, you’d want to place an order. There was this gorgeous bustier made of pearls that was on display, the only one of its kind. Oooooh... if I hadn’t already had a dress, I would’ve splurged on it!
Address: Shop U20c Upper Level, Michelangelo Towers Mall, No. 8 Maude Street, Sandton 2196
Tel: +27 11 025 3839
Mobile: +27 76 878 6878
5.       Brides & Dames
Brides and Dames has lovely wedding gowns and accessories, all you need to complete your wedding look. Fittings are strictly by appointment, so make sure you make a booking before you show up at their store. Word on the street says that they have new gowns in stock, so make that booking fast to see their new styles.

P.S.: Check out their wedding planning and decor company as well:
Address: Shop 5 Mon Repos Mall, Newlands Shopping Centre, Harare
Mobile: +263 735 752 762
6.       Status-Quo for Men
Visit Status-Quo for suits at reasonable prices. Pick up a shirt, tie and cufflinks while you’re at it. All you need for the groom, groomsmen and the fathers is in Status-Quo.
Address: Shop 15 Mon Repos Building, Newlands, Harare
Mobile: +263 775 676 100
Emergency No: +263 712 800 183

1.       Kirsty Jean Flowers & Decor
All I could say when I saw the stand for Kirsty Jean was... wow! I say it again, two weeks later... wow! Gorgeous decor, excellent centrepieces, and the wooden shelter that housed their creations? Erected it themselves! I’m a creative person, and I believe in celebrating creativity. Kirsty Jean, I celebrate you!!
Address:12 Knowles Close, Mt. Pleasant, Harare
Mobile:+263 772 289 557
2.       Barbreanne
Confession time: This stand caught my attention because of the floral arrangements which had purple flowers. I love purple and our wedding theme includes purple, so obviously my first question was whether I’d still find purple flowers for my wedding in a few months. I loved her honesty and the way she was so helpful. A refreshing quality when all you hear sometimes is, “Ha, don’t worry, tinazvo zvese (we have it all)!” I recommend them highly.
Address:39 Argyle Road, Avondale, Harare
Tel: +263 4 2930234
 Cell: +263 774 077 600

I hope you find Part 2 useful. Again, this is only from my first impressions on visiting the vendors’ stand. I’d love to hear from brides who’ve had personal experience with our above vendors. The last part, Part 3, will showcase the rest of the vendors who exhibited. Equipment hiring, cakes, sounds, you’ll find it all there!

1 comment:

  1. Yes the bridal expo was a hit! My advise to brides is "please don't leave your dress too late!" I need at least 6 months for your order as I buy all of my fabrics from outside the country to get the best quality for your particular design!
    I love to create a story for your entire bridal party that reflects you and your special day, right down to your garter! Contact me for your personal consultation a.s.a.p.
    Joanne Burger
    J B Couture Designs
    0776 188 137