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My dream dress which Anita so beautifully created was just PERFECTION. Her attention to detail makes each dress she creates a bespoke masterpiece. Each dress is made to fit to your body (not like the other dress shops where you are buying off the hangar!), and you are not limited by what you see on her shelves - if you want to change the lace, style or if have your own design in mind, Anita will make it happen!

 

I felt like a princess on our wedding day and wish we could do it all again just so I can slip into my dress again! (Might just do that anyway so for those coming around for coffee unannounced don't be surprised if you see me dressed in white!)

 

I cannot thank Anita and Helena enough for their amazing service!! Whenever I was uncertain about anything they gave me good, genuine advice. I could not recommend them more if you are looking for your dream dress!

Emily & Jono

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Anita and team I cannot thank you enough for creating my dream wedding dress (at short notice)!

 

I had no idea what I wanted when I walked in the shop. But I knew as soon as I met Anita I wanted her to make my gown, and it is an experience I will never forget.

 

My dress on the day was just so perfect, from the cherry blossom lace to the way it moved in the wind I am utterly delighted.

 

Thank you again

Morven & Rory

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in bespoke wedding gown posing with groom and wedding guests at the beach.

I don’t know how to thank Anita and her team from Vinka Design enough. I and everyone at the wedding was madly in love with my dress. When I first started looking for dresses, I found it hard to find the right dress for my size, I tried on so many and nothing got me excited....until I walked through the doors at Vinka Design. As soon as I met Anita, I knew this was the place, her professionalism, exciting attitude, fun and loving personality made every fitting enjoyable. She never made me worry about my size or shape. My dress was perfect, absolutely beautiful. At the very last fitting I didn’t want to take it off. You could see the amazing detail and care that went into it. I will always recommend Vinka Design as they helped to make my day the most special/amazing day I could ever have asked for. Thank you, thank you, thank you. xx

 

Harriet Morris

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom outdoors with ocean in the background

Dear Anita, thank you so much for the wonderful experience and the gorgeous dress you made me. I had the best day ever – I loved my dress, and so did everyone else! I Honestly danced the night away! I had a blast. Thanks for such a lovely experience. You’re the best.

Sasha and Trent

Wearing a bespoke Roma gown from our Modern Muse collection with an additional split.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom smile

Would highly recommend going to see Vinka Bridal if you are looking for your dream wedding dress. Anita was a charm to work with and was all ears about every little stitch and snip I wanted.

I walked in found my dream dress and didn't look anywhere else.

She was uplifting and also made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole procedure which made me excited for every visit I had.

Thank you so much Anita!!

Nicole Latouf

Wearing the Sashia gown from our Parisian Dream collection .

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom kiss under umbrella

Soo happy with these people. Besides being great to work with, they're efficient and do an amazing job. What helped hugely was having the fabric and a large selection of laces already there to select from. Only needed 3 or 4 fittings including the initial consult and came home with the dress of my dreams. THANK YOU Anita and team!

Zoe Herd

Wearing a bespoke heavy silk satin gown.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Jan

As an, ahem, "older" bride getting married for the second time, I had a very good idea of what kind of dress I wanted to wear, so instead of traipsing through countless bridal stores I contacted the gorgeous Anita at Vinka Design. The whole process from consultation, design sketches, choosing from an exquisite range of laces and fabrics, the fittings and finally trying on my finished gown was so much fun and stress free! The gown that Anita created for me was stunning. It was flattering to my body shape, sexy without being overly revealing, fitted me like a glove and most importantly was comfortable to wear! Anita and her team are incredibly talented, seemingly unflappable and the quality of workmanship is superb. Because I knew the dress fit me so well, I felt confident and relaxed on our wedding day and the compliments I received were endless. I cannot recommend Anita and her amazing team of craftswomen highly enough for a gown that is uniquely yours, expertly constructed and will wow your partner, family and friends!

Jan MacKinnon

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom kiss

To the beautiful Anita. Thank you for making me feel like a princess on my big day. Planning a wedding certainly isn’t easy, but the process was made so much better with the weekly appointments with you! You have such a kind and gentle soul and I really treasure my process of making my dress with you. You will always hold such a special place in my heart. Much love.

Alex Henkin

Wearing a bespoke gown, a combination of Alex's and Anita's ideas.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom hand in and on mountain

Walking into Vinka design for the first time was just breath taking! Looking around and seeing so many outstanding gowns was a very cool feeling. I knew I was in the right place!! Having Anita make my wedding dress was just the most incredible experience - everything was so stress free. She knows exactly what will suit your body shape and how to make you look perfect for your special day. From start to finish Anita looked after me, I found it hard to choose the final dress as there were multiple that I wanted! The end product was the most STUNNING gown that I was absolutely stoked with. I couldn’t stress enough how amazing this experience was!! And completely recommend Vinka Design to help you find your perfect gown. Thanks again Anita for all your hard work to make my dream gown

Elese Wilkie

Wearing a bespoke version of our Isabel gown from the Heart of Havana collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Melissa and husband in tree lined path holding hands, lace detail of bespoke wedding dress highlighted

I could not recommend Anita and her team at Vinka Design enough. Anita created the most beautiful gown for my wedding day. I had so many comments from guests on how stunning it was and asking where I got it. It was such a wonderful experience from initial consultation and sketches through to picking the lace and seeing the final design come together. Their craftsmanship is incredible, fabric and laces are exquisite and the fit was just perfect. I felt a million dollars on the day and could not have been happier. Anita – your dresses stand out a mile from any other and you nail the fit every time, which is so important. Thank you so much to you and your team for creating my dream dress xx Anyone looking at finding their dream gown should definitely visit Vinka!

Melissa Connell

Wearing a bespoke gown. Melissa loved the fit of our gowns and wanted us to create her a custom gown.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown, a combination of Isabelle and Ivy from our Heart of Havana collection. Bride and groom kiss

Anita is the most beautiful person inside and out I have ever met! She made choosing a dress a really wonderful experience, and there were so many exquisite designs to fall in love with! My Ivy dress fitted perfectly and I have never felt so gorgeous in all my life. It was comfortable from the moment I put it on to the very end of the night. The material is top quality and the design was perfect down to every stitch, it stood up to the Manawatu wind and rain and looked amazing every second. Thank you so much to Anita and all your team and Vinka.

Hannah Lowry

Wearing a bespoke Ivy gown from our Heart of Havana collection.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride in custom made gown. Bride and groom arm in arm

Thank you so much for designing and making my dream wedding dress! I felt like a goddess and I’ll never forget Rob’s expression at his ‘first look’. You and you team are absolute rock stars. Thank you so much.

Kimberly and Robert

Wearing a bespoke gown - Kimberly loved the lace we used for the Annalie gown from the Heart of Havana collection and wanted to incorporate that into her own.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Mariska and Tim at wedding ceremony

To Anita and your amazing team, Thank you for creating my dream dress. I appreciate every stitch (and there were many), that went into your masterpiece. You and everyone of your team are amazing human beings.

Mariska & Tim

Wearing a bespoke gown. Mariska loved the fit of our Sara gown from An Oriental Affair collection but wanted a different lace and separate tulle overskirt.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Rebecca and husband in field of flowers

I was blown away by the exceptional customer service and incredible talent from Anita and the team at Vinka Design. I highly, HIGHLY recommend others to go to Vinka for their wedding dress – don’t look anywhere else! At the first meeting, Anita was able to put all of the ideas I had in my head, down on paper and sketched the dream wedding dress for me within a couple of minutes. I was SO impressed! From there, the process was super enjoyable and stress free. Vinka Design knows how to enhance your best features and was able to design a dress of the highest quality to fit my body perfectly. The end product was freaking fantastic. The dress was absolutely stunning and exceeded all of my expectations. Words can’t do it justice to describe how I felt and how the dress looked on the day. Thank you so much Anita and team – you absolute legends! Vinka Design is so special and unique and certainly stands out from the rest. Thank you thank you thank you! 💕

Rebecca McLean

Wearing a bespoke gown. Rebecca loved the fit of our gowns and wanted us to create her a custom gown.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - custom gown with fitted bodice. bride and groom

Beautiful experience from start to finish!

I really struggled to find the dress I had designed in my head, so having a custom made dress by Anita and the Vinka team meant I could create exactly what I had envisioned.

I loved being involved in the design and seeing it come to life!

Kelsi Harris

Wearing a bespoke gown. Kelsi fell in love with the shape of our Iris gown but wanted a different bodice using the same lace as our Alexia gown. Both gown s are from our Heart of Havana collection .

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Emmalee and husband atop a hill face to face with stunning bespoke gown train layers showing

I would highly recommend Anita and the wonderful team at Vinka Design. Their incredible customer service and design ability provided me with the dress of my dreams. Thank you again for the gorgeous detail and a dress that I loved and felt amazing in on our wedding day.

Emmalee Rose

Wearing the Annalie gown from our Heart of Havana collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Anna and Ben smiling face to face

Dear Anita, thanks again for making my dream dress. I truly felt like a princess all day. It was so comfortable and so flattering. You and your team were so easy to work with and so knowledgeable. I really appreciate the effort you went to even though I was based in Hong Kong.

Anna & Ben

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Amy and Tyler walking hand in hand bespoke gown leg spit showing

Wow, what an absolutely magical day Sept 1st was. I couldn't have dreamt for a more amazing day and my dress was such a key part of that, I felt incredible. Thank you SO much for the masterpiece you created for my big day, my vision came to life. Mum and I absolutely loved the entire process of having my dress made with you. You made us feel so excited throughout the entire process and the end result was just incredible. Thank you for making me feel like such a beautiful bride. The lead up and the day was just amazing. Tyler and I would love to do it all over again.

 

Amy & Tyler

Wearing a bespoke gown. Amy loved the fit of our gowns and wanted us to create her a custom gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Paige and husband seated with lace bodice of bespoke gown highlighted

Thank you Anita and team for my absolutely stunning dress. I absolutely loved it and you were just so great to deal with! You really made the whole process very memorable and I'm delighted to say I made it through the whole day without fainting! Thanks again - people are still speaking about my dress.

Paige

Wearing a bespoke Francesca gown from the Modern Muse collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Catherine and husband smiling together with bridal designer gown highlighting beautiful lace detail on bodice

Anita and her team are a class above, if you want a bespoke wedding gown with a perfect fit then look no further than Vinka Design. I chose a look from Anita's gowns at her showroom and the team at Vinka then bought my custom gown to life. My wedding dress is a work of art, with the most gorgeous hand sewn details, for which Anita has the perfect eye. Thank you so much for my stunning dress, which was a joy to wear as the fit was just perfect.

Catherine Carleton

Wearing a bespoke Rose gown from the Heart of Havana collection.

Vinka Design Features Real Weddings - bride wearing custom made Vinka wedding gown on mountian with groom

Dear Anita, I just wanted to say a GIGANTIC thank you for making my dream dress a reality. It was absolutely stunning and I felt like a princess on the best day of my life. You are so incredibly talented and I appreciate you so much!

Sabrina & Andrew

Wearing a bespoke gown. Sabrina loved the fit of our gowns and wanted us to create her a custom gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Alex and husband portrait

I was beyond pleased with my wedding dress experience, thanks to Anita and her team at Vinka Design. I had a dress in mind but had been struggling to find the right one or designer on my search. Then I met Anita... Right from the first meeting, I knew that I would end up with a beautifully crafted dress that I loved and would feel totally comfortable in on my big day. I appreciated that Anita never made me feel rushed or stressed and she put me at ease and every time I went for a fitting. I especially love that Vinka's dresses are designed and created in the very next room. Anita gave expert advice to create the most flattering design and I ended up with a dress even better than I had imagined! I felt truly amazing on my wedding day and had so many comments on my beautiful dress. I will treasure it forever - thank you!

Alex

Wearing a bespoke gown, similar to our Alicia gown from the Heart of Havana collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jen and husband dancing in black and white

Anita from Vinka design was absolutely amazing in helping me create my dream wedding dress! She made me feel so relaxed and comfortable, she knew my body type and style more than I did. I couldn't have picked my dream reception dress without all of her help and support. The quality of the dresses Anita creates exceeds all others, the attention to detail offers all brides, no matter your price range something a lot of places don't offer. I cannot recommend Vinka Design more! xx

Jen McKerrow

Wearing a bespoke reception gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Melissa and Aaron in field with lace front detail and v neck of beautiful bespoke gown featured

Thank you so so much much for Creating the dress of my dreams. I'm still so obsessed, it was everything I dreamt of and more. You were such a gem to work with, I miss popping in for fittings! Always was a laugh, I trusted you completely with the vision. All the best Anita, and thank you again,I will be treasuring my dress forever.

Melissa & Aarron

Wearing a bespoke Kerrie gown from the Parisian Dream collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Megan and Tim in dark light with layers of bespoke gown highlighted

I came across Vinka Design when I first started gathering wedding dress inspiration. After pouring through endless photos of gowns online, and trying on my fair share of nice dresses at other stores that just weren’t ‘the one’, I had a strong feeling that I would find that dress at Vinka, and I did! I absolutely adored my gown, it was so perfect, and I had so many compliments on the day. Anita was so fabulous to work with, she made my dream dress a reality and put my mind at ease which is exactly what an anxious bride to be needs. Anita knew what styles suited my body shape best and worked with this in mind. You can trust that she will only put you in something that looks stunning on you. I could not recommend Anita and her team more!

Megan & Tim

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Katie and husband just married at venue next to the ocean

The minute I saw the Vinka website I dreamed about them making my wedding dress and as soon as I emailed Anita the dream became reality. I loved my dress from top to toe. It was absolutely incredible! Wish I could wear it every day. I wanted something a bit different and Anita and team could not have done a better job. Anita made the process so easy, fitting in appointments around my trips to Auckland. Anita is a design genius, incredibly talented and always professional. Thank you Vinka Design for bringing by dream dress to life. xxx

Katie

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Marisa looking out of window with front bodice lace detail of bespoke gown shining

I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted in a dress but I couldn’t find it. After visiting some wedding dress shops I was left feeling disappointed and a little disheartened. I hadn’t wanted to spend a lot of time shopping but wasn’t having a lot of luck in finding a wedding dress. My last appointment was with Anita and she did not disappoint. The initial meeting was so easy, comfortable and fun. I tried on a few dresses and described to Anita the elements of each that I loved, she grabbed out her drawing pad and began to sketch. There was my dress on paper within an hour of meeting Anita! It was a hassle free process from there and going in for fittings and chatting with Anita was always a lot of fun. The end result was stunning, it was just what I had imagined and more. Anita is incredibly talented and makes you feel so comfortable throughout the process, I couldn’t recommend her more.

Marisa

Wearing a bespoke gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Anna and husband on stone steps with designer dress flowing down

Vinka Design created the most stunning dress for me - unique and beautiful. I felt graceful and elegant but also comfortable, and everybody loved the dress. The hand beading and attention to detail was truly worth every dollar. Thank you Anita.

Anna

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Nikki being fitted into bespoke wedding dress

Anita and the team at Vinka are so AMAZING and an absolute dream to deal and work with. As soon as I walked into Vinka it was a WOW experience- I knew instantly that I would love to work with Anita and there is no one else that I would have had to make my wedding dress. Anita's knowledge guided me to finding the perfect wedding gown. Anita is so passionate and lovely and goes above and beyond to deliver the perfect gown. My beautiful gown was so perfect and I love it so much- it fitted me like a glove. There is nothing more special then seeing your gown going through the stages of being made. Anita's attention to detail, passion, creativeness is AMAZING and I am so truly grateful that she was able to make my gown. Thank you Anita and the team at Vinka.

Nikki & Korey

Wearing a bespoke Ranjani gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Helen and Mark walking along road holding hands bespoke dress with leg split showing

Thank you Anita for bringing my dream dress to life. I absolutely loved wearing it and had so many compliments from family and friends saying how exquisite it was. The way it fitted me so perfectly and the amazing lace details that were so clearly crafted with so much love and care. It really shows that you love what you do, and love making each bride feel so special! Thank you again.

Helen & Mark

Wearing a bespoke gown. Helen loved the bodice and lace from the Sabrina gown in our Modern Muse collection, but wanted the skirt from the Clara dress in our Heart of Havana collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Tegan and Travis

Thank you Anita I couldn't have dreamed of a more perfect dress for my special day. Anita captured everything I wanted and it was lovely to be involved each step of the way with no stress whatsoever. My dress fitted like a glove and it was stunning, I received so many lovely comments on the day and these are still coming! Thank you for creating my dream dress, if I had my time over I would 100% choose Vinka Design to be on create my dress! The whole process was fun with Anita and she really is an expert in what she does!

Tegan & Travis

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Catharine and husband cheers at reception with high neck sheer gown and lace highlighted

I had the most amazing experience with Anita and her team and Vinka. Anita made me feel so welcomed and special through the entire process of designing my gown. She is a lovely person inside and out and incredibly talented as well. My gown was everything I had wanted and more. I got so many compliments from people letting me know it was the most beautiful dress they had ever seen. If you are thinking about going with Vinka design for your wedding, do not hesitate definitely contact Anita so she can work her magic for you.

Catharine

Wearing a bespoke Annalie gown from the Heart of Havana collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Camilla and Aaron face to face in doorway with bespoke dress placed beautifully along grounds with veil

I honestly can't recommend Anita at Vinka Design enough! My dress was beautiful, I had so many lovely compliments! Her work is exquisite, attention to detail fantastic, nothing is too much trouble!

Camilla & Aaron

Wearing a bespoke Sienna gown.

Can’t say enough good things about Anita and the team at Vinka Design. She made me feel so relaxed and created the most amazingly beautiful dress for me for my big day. The dress fit me perfectly and I totally wasn’t expecting my wedding dress to be one of the most comfortable things I have ever worn! I had so many comments about it on the day and my husband Tom loved it. I’m so sad I can’t wear it again! Thank you so so much xxx

Karena & Tom

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Hannah and Campbell walking along side view of stunning lace detail on nude base of dress bodice prominent

Anita made me the most beautiful wedding dress I could have ever asked for, and it was the most enjoyable and stress-free part of my entire wedding. Mum and I are genuinely going to miss our visits to ‘Vinka Design’, and I will be recommending her to all of my friends who are looking for an incredible wedding dress, with her incredible imported fabrics and exceptional craftsmanship. I wouldn’t have changed a single thing! I would do anything to repeat the entire experience again!! Thank you Anita. xxxx

Hannah & Campbell

Wearing a bespoke gown. Hannah fell in love with the Sara gown from our Oriental Affair collection, but used the lace from the Katrina gown from our Parisian Dream collection with a detachable silk dupion overskirt.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Kristin and husband just married on cliff top

I just wanted to take the time to write you the BIGGEST thank you for creating my beautiful wedding dress. You were a dream to work with. I was so nervous about my dress at the beginning not being the 'typical' body shape, but not only was the dress divine, the process working with you was a total treat. You made me feel like an absolute goddess throughout. My dress fit like a glove and I felt sensational in it all day and night - I didn't want to take it off! Also you were right, people were shocked to discover I had a waist and the number of compliments I got on your design was incredible. So once again, thank you, thank you, thank you. Now that it is all over I'm enjoying following all your latest creations on Instagram whilst wishing I could wear my dress again, ha!

Kristin

Wearing a bespoke Briar gown from the Parisian Dream collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Olivia and Brayden embracing in black and white

Thank you Anita and the team for making me my dream wedding dress! I felt so spoilt to have such a beautiful gown and received so many compliments. My dress was one of my highlights for sure. You are just so good at what you do!

Olivia & Brayden

Wearing a bespoke version of our Madeline gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Julianne close up on hilltop in sunshine with stinning bespoke dress neckline highlighted

What an absolute pleasure it was to work with Vinka to design my dream wedding dress. I wanted something a little different and Vinka created a dress that was above and beyond my expectations. After our initial consultation Vinka custom made my beautiful wedding dress. My dress fitted perfectly and the attention to detail was incredible. I will never forget how beautiful I felt on my wedding day. Thank you Anita and the gorgeous Vinka team, what an absolute honour it was work with you.

Julianne & Ryan

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Melissa and Lachlan holding hands with lace front detail and v neck of beautiful bespoke gown featured

Anita at Vinka Design is amazing!! My dress was absolutely perfect and it truly made me feel so special! I got many compliments on how gorgeous the dress was and how it suited me perfectly! The whole process from the first consultation to the final fitting was so easy and Anita made the process wonderful and fun. I cannot recommend Vinka Design enough! Thank you so much xx

Melissa & Lachlan

Wearing an original Delta gown from the Parisian Dream collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Sara and Ben atop a mountain in Queenstown

Thank you for creating the most exquisitely beautiful dress for my most perfect wedding day. Thank you for being so patient and understanding with me. You truly nailed the brief and made it stress-free and enjoyable for Mum and I. I feel a little sad it is all over now. Thank you again. Love, Sara xx

Sara & Ben

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Amber and Rhys face to face with the off shoulder of the designer gown highlighted

Anita, Thank you so so so much for creating my dream dress! I really was an Italian princess and you made the whole process smooth and easy going! Thanks so much, Amber xx

Amber & Rhys

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Briar and Corey outdoors in forest side by side showing beautiful v neck of gown detail

Dear Anita, I had So many compliments and queries on the dress, could seriously not have askes for it to be more perfect-was an absolute dream, everything about it was So stunning (but of course it was, beacause you are amazing and wanted me to look and feel fantastic- and I DID!). You were seriously such a dream to work with, and we bought the 'Briar' to life!!!. I want to wear her evryday!! (you will be happy to know that the shrinking woman has finally stopped shrinking); thank you again so much, you are freakin' AWESOME! xxx

Briar & Cory

Wearing a bespoke Briar gown from the Parisian Dream collection .

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Haley and Mike signing wedding register with Hayleys gorgeous bespoke gown lace top detailing highlighted

Anita and Vinka Bridal are truely amazing! I came to them with less than 3 weeks till my wedding after having a dress made somewhere else which was a disaster and I was in panic mode. Anita made me the most beautiful dress, more beautiful than I could have imagined. It was so stress free and my appointments were so fun and full of laughter. I wish I had gone to Vinka straight away!!!! I can't recommend Anita highly enough. Thank you so so much! You are one talented woman!!

Haley & Mike

Wearing bespoke. Haley fell in love with our Sabrina gown from the Modern Muse collection but we made her gown with different lace.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Karen and Blair face to face indoor ceremony

I'm not sure I have the words to do justice to how amazing Anita and her team at Vinka Design are. I had heard stories about how stressful it could be finding the perfect wedding dress, but from the moment I stepped inside the studio and met Anita I knew I would be wearing a Vinka gown on my wedding day. The whole process was so easy right from the beginning; the hardest part was choosing a gown from the wonderful collection of designs made from exquisite fabrics and laces. Anita created the most beautiful wedding gown for me. The dress was so much better than I'd dreamed; it fit like a glove and I felt absolutely incredible wearing it. I lost count at the number of compliments received throughout the day about how gorgeous my dress was. I can't thank Anita and her talented ladies enough. If you are planning your special day, I would highly recommend a visit to Vinka Design - you won't regret it!

Karen & Blair

Wearing a bespoke Alice gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Helen and Mark walking along road holding hands bespoke dress with leg split showing

Thank you so much for creating my dream dress. I absolutely adored my dress and it was perfect. I felt amazing on the day and have had so many compliments on the dress. The whole process from meeting you at the brdal show through to the finished product was amazing and you and your team made it so stress-free. I love my dress so much and wish I could wear it every day. Thank you so much, you are amazing xxx

Hannah & Ryan

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Sarah and Alex walk up hill with bespoke gown flowing behind

Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful dress for my wedding, it was absolutely stunning and I loved the whole process of having it made after being quite anti from a previous experience of having a dress made. The dress made me feel a million bucks and I just wish I could wear it again!!

Sarah & Alex

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Kat under trees in sunlight in bespoke wedding dress

What can I say about Anita and her wonderful team at Vinka Design ... They are the only people in the world that made me relax while planning a wedding! They were extremely friendly and Anita's bubbly personality could make me go from crying my eyes out, thinking the world was ending to smiling and laughing hysterically! Any issues I had with ANY aspect of the wedding she was more than happy to talk through and offered a million ways to help solve whatever crisis I thought I was in. Now for the dress ... Omg I can't even begin to describe how breathtakingly beautiful my gown was. I must admit I thought I had done something terrible the day after I handed over my deposit to her for agreeing to buy a dress off a drawing. Multiple times ringing my mum in a panic! What if I didn't like it? What if Anita didn't understand what I wanted? I knew that Anita was the lady I wanted to make my dress after meeting her at the Bride and Groom show the year before and I should trust my instincts. Turns out my instincts were right and the dress was in INCREDIBLE! Just the right amount of volume, and the lace! Omg! The week before my final fitting we were still playing around with ideas and I decided I wanted something small coming off the shoulder and within 5 minutes we had our idea sorted, pinned onto the dress and Anita promised it would be done. Their craftsmanship is second to none! Would I recommend Anita and Vinka Design to anyone in the future? Absolutely. While their dresses are a little more than others, the process and manner in which they work is so relaxed and easy going, and don't stress because it will all be worth it! Who doesn't want to look their best on their wedding day? A perfectly customized couture gown from, in my opinion, the leading bridal designers in New Zealand. If my review can't convince you then make an appointment with Anita and see for yourself

Kat Jackson

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Helena and Tim portrait in black and white

Thank you so much for making me the most stunning gown for my special day. It was so enjoyable working with you, mum and I had so much fun at each fitting. You made it such a simple process from start to finish. I knew my dress was the one thing I did not need to worry about! We tell evry new bride that they must come to Vinka! You ladies are so talented! Tim and I had the most incredible day - wish we could relive the whole day all over again!

Helena & Tim

Wearing a bespoke Delta gown from our Parisian Dream collection.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Ayesha and husband with guests behind them just married

All I can say is that I felt like such a princess on my wedding day. Everyone complimented my dress and two months later people still mention how gorgeous it was. After being overwhelmed with the style/fit of ready made dresses, Anita was such a breath of fresh air. While I myself had no clue what would suit my figure (other than saying "Make me look pretty!"), Anita had a vision from the first day - she knew straight away how to make me look gorgeous. Not only did Anita and her team do a flawless job throughout, but she also made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. She is definitely someone who you can have a laugh with - this was needed when we were getting close to the wedding day. Anita worked so hard on my dress and had to constantly make adjustments due to me losing weight. Overall I wish I could rate Vinka a 10 out of 5 as I was just so impressed and thrilled with the final outcome. You made such a masterpiece for me and it is something I will always treasure. I look forward to being able to pass it down to the next generation someday xx

Ayesha Cooper-Redgwell

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jessica and Michael embracing in field

Wow what an amazing experience. My dress is beyond anything I could of dreamed of. I knew I wanted a bespoke gown but wasn't fully aware of all that it entailed. Anita ensured every contour of my body was measured to ensure that every aspect of the dress was complimentary. I have never received so many compliments or felt more beautiful in my life. It is definitely an experience every bride should have. I never felt stressed about my dress and again words can not fully convey the true beauty of this dress, it will be cherished forever.

Jessica & Michael

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Amy and Kris face to face at wedding ceremony Amy's bespoke designer gown with beautiful lace bodice highlighted

WOW! How do I even put into words just how amazing my dress, experience and wedding day was, because of Anita and her team. My dress was simply perfect for me, and somehow Anita knew that. From day one she made me feel at ease trying on gowns I would not usually try, her team are so professional, yet passionate, warm and bubbly and you just can't help but enjoy being around them and feeling like the most beautiful woman and bride to be. I was so excited to be able to see the process of the dress being made, and appreciate the hard work these ladies put into it. The end result was so stunning and it was MINE. Everyone complimented me and my dress and I felt so GOOD. I would tell every bride to be to go see Anita!! Her dresses are like no other and they really are the most amazing people who want to see you find your perfect gown. THANK YOU!

Amy & Kris

Wearing a bespoke Rajni gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Louise and Ryan in dappled sunlight in a field with bespoke gown highlighted

I cannot recommend Vinka Design enough! Anita and her team made me my absolute dream wedding gown. With first going to Vinka Design, knowing I wanted a N.Z made gown and then going to look at a few other places I decided to go with my first... I cannot recommend Vinka Design enough! Anita and her team made me my absolute dream wedding gown. With first going to Vinka Design, knowing I wanted a N.Z made gown and then going to look at a few other places I decided to go with my first instinct and have a bespoke gown designed by Vinka Design. Every single gown in the shop was just stunning and a real inspiration it was so hard to choose, but with the help from Anita I got myself the most beautiful gown of all. Thank you all so much, I felt like the most beautiful bride...I had people asking me where it was from as it was just gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it and just want to wear it all over again. Anita made the process all so easy and she really knows what she is talking about which was so helpful.

Louise & Ryan

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

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Dear Anita and her wonderful team, Thank you for making me the happiest bride, not only on the day but at each and every fitting. One of my most special aspects of having a dress made was seeing the dress come to life. You made the process so enjoyable. There was not a stress in the world! Thank you for your wonderful sense of humour, kindness, and true passion for what you do. Stacey Paterson

Stacey & Hamish Patterson

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Danielle and Nick walking down aisle just married in bespoke gown

The talented team and Vinka Design will help you create a very special dress for your big day. Stress free, collaborative and full of creative ideas nothing was too hard for these ladies. The masterpiece I walked out with made me feel stunning and incredibly special. There really are no words, and I can't say THANK YOU enough. An absolute must stop by when looking for someone you can count on to make you look your best.

Danielle & Nick

Wearing bespoke. Danielle fell in love with the Sashia gown from the Parisian Dream collection with additional beading over the top.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Rachael and Grant in underpass

What an amazing dress you created for me! When I was on my initial dress search I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the different shops, options, designers and recommendations and was really worried I wouldn't find something perfect for my day. But when I walked into your shop didn't feel pressured and you were so helpful! Loved the final result and had so many comments on what a beautiful stunning dress it was on the day! Thanks so much Anita, totally recommended you to everyone!! x

Rachel & Grant

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jane and husband next to beautiful river and boulders

I visited the team at Vinka after having already purchased a wedding dress which I was having serious doubts about. Despite knowing that I already had a dress (and the purchase of a second was probably unlikely), they had all the time in the world for me. Like all their work, the dress which they ended up designing was stunning, and even better than I had imagined. I absolutely loved it. During the fitting process I found out I was pregnant; Anita took this in her stride and dealt with my changing shape in such a considerate and understanding manner with not a hint of frustration. I could not recommend Anita and her team more highly; their attention to detail and passion for the dresses they design and make is second to none.

Jane Kite

Wearing a bespoke Rose gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Candice and Michael face to face in dramatic outdoors forest area, the bride's bespoke dress with drop shoulder featuring in the light

Before I was even engaged I had planned out my dream wedding dress in my head. After hearing my mum rave about 'Vinka Design' I made an appointment with Anita immediately and from the moment I stepped into her studio I knew my dream dress would be a reality. I cannot recommend Anita and her team enough. You ladies went the extra mile for me hand stitching every single flower onto the most perfect piece of lace .. and then stitching even MORE when I asked for it. I never heard the word "No" or "I cant" you created the most perfect gown for my day and I felt like a powerful, beautiful "I can do anything" Bride. As stressful as weddings can be my wedding dress was the last thing on my mind because I knew I was in more than capable hands. Thank you Anita for being so warm and funny and welcoming, making all the awkward niggly fittings a piece of cake and getting every last bit of fabric to flow. I am obsessed with my dress, I wish I could wear it again! thank you thank you thank you! - Candice xoxo

Candice & Michael

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Antonia and husband walking in beautiful grounds hand in hand with elegant bespoke gown forefront

I could not have wished for more from Anita and her talented dress making team. My dress was handmade to fit my body and the design adjusted to suit my personal preferences. You will feel amazing walking the aisle in a Vinka dress. Thank you!

Antonia Elliott

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Rebecca and husband walk along beach

After visiting at least a dozen bridal shops and trying on countless dresses, Anita at Vinka was exactly what I needed. Her exquisite gowns were beautifully crafted and she reassured me that whichever one I chose would fit me perfectly. It was a huge weight off knowing that there was a true professional taking care of my dress and making sure I looked my best. Worth every penny. Thanks Anita!

Rebecca Divett

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Belle and husband kissing with green hedge background

Anita has done a fantastic job for my day! I always wanted a beautiful and special elegant dress for my day and the moment I stepped into her store she knew what was the best for me. I love the lower back and cape she has created for me. Cape style was definitely one of my and Anita's unique taste. Our fitting time always filled up with laughs and I totally enjoyed it. Highly recommend her exceptional and professional service to all the brides who are looking for the perfect dress of your special day!

Belle Zhang

Wearing a bespoke Vinka gown.

Vinka Design testimonials from brides - Rebecca wearing bespoke Vinka Wedding Gown

All words seem to be in adequate when trying to describe how incredible Vinka Design is. Anita, Sanet and Garda were nothing short of my fairy god mothers. My wedding dress was nothing short of a fairy tale. The detailing was breath taking, my family and friends spent the day complementing how beautiful it was. It was a privilege to wear. You made my dreams come true.

Rebecca Higgins

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