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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 | 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Stacey and Hamish walk down the aisle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Shelley and Groom black and white

The stunning bespoke dress you made me gave me the confidence to walk down the aisle & marry my soulmate... thank you, thank you THANK YOU!

Shelley Meadows

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Tara and Kamron

Anita and the team at Vinka created me the most gorgeous wedding dress. I arrived at Anita's studio having no idea what kind of dress I wanted, and I left that day full of excitement as she created the perfect gown design for me. The service we received at Vinka was excellent and I would absolutely recommend seeing them if you're after a truly personalized design and creation experience, I will treasure this dress forever! Thank you!

Tara & Kamron

Wedding dress shopping can be SO OVERWHELMING. Especially if you are not a happy dress shopper at the best of times. But with Anita and her team of very talented dress makers (the word doesn't do justice to their art) I felt immediately at ease and knew that they would help me chose the perfect dress for me, that I wouldn't feel frumpy or ridiculous. Anita listened to what I needed for the day, and designed something beyond what I could have imagined. The fittings were painless and stress-free. And to see the look on my husband-to-be's face when I walked down those stairs on the day ... I knew that Anita and her wonderful team had helped me with the perfect dress. There's also something special about knowing that your dress was made JUST FOR YOU. I never went anywhere else after my first visit to Vinka Bridal.

Jess Wallace

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 | 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 | 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 | Nikki and husband kiss on a dry river bed

I absolutely loved my dress and it was so amazing to wear on the day. Thank you for all your time and expertise.

Nikki Sumner

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Laura poses with bouquet in bespoke gown

Thanks so much Anita, I loved working with you. I found it hard to find a dress that was 'me' until I walked into Vinka- so many gorgeous unique dresses. I highly recommend you to all brides.

Laura Johns

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Amanda and Fraser lean against fence in field with designer dress beautifully draped

Anita, I cannot thank you and your team enough for your dedication to these gorgeous dresses. You made sure I had a perfect custom dress even though I was organising my wedding from Sydney. What you managed to achieve in that last week was amazing! Thanks for bringing my vision to life. Your enthusiastic and helpful manner was so appreciated.

Amanda & Fraser Bell

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jessica being fitted into wedding gown by ridesmaids

Thank you so very much for my amazing wedding dress! I felt so beautiful! The cut, and fabric was perfect. A slight breeze on the day really brought the dress to life. I received so many compliments and couldn't have been happier with your design and level of service. The whole process was a breeze and you really were able to capture what I wanted. You made me feel special and beautiful at every fitting and especially on my wedding day! Thank you again for everything. It was an absolute pleasure working with you!

Jessica Fagan

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jacinda and Chris kiss in forest with dress flowing along the ground

Thank you so much for making my beautiful 'dream dress'!! I had so many lovely compliments, I really felt like a million dollars!! Big thanks to you and your team for all your hard work.

Jacinda & Chris Shaw

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Amy and Kent embrace with bespoke gown's long sleeves and embellishments featuring

Dear Anita and Team, We just want to send a massive thanks for all your incredible work and time you put in to making me the most adorable dream wedding dress. I have never felt so happy, so amazing and special as I did on my wedding day. You all did an amazing job for me and I don't know what I would have done without you!

Amy & Kent Simmons

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Angela and Tony smiling embracing with bespoke veil in the breeze

There are no words! You created the most stunning gown for me - it was an honour to wear it, I felt so gorgeous and your collective workmanship was exceptional!! It has been a pleasure getting to know you Anita and I'm happy to now call you a friend!

Angela & Tony

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jade and Brett embrace with lace detail of bespoke gown highlighted

Dearest Anita, Ghada and Sanet, thank you so very much for the most stunningly beautiful gown I could have ever dreamt of! I felt like an absolute princess and loved every minute I spent with you all during the process! You are such a talented team and I miss you all big time! So happy I chose to come to Vinka!

Jade & Brett

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Meryl and Robert under umbrella

Anita, thank you so much for my dress. I loved it and am so pleased with how I looked on the day and in my photos. My family and I enjoyed working with you. It was good relaxing and having a laugh with you but most of all we were relieved we found someone we could trust and deliver exactly what we wanted. Once again thank you so very much.

Meryl & Robert Elton

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Lydia and Ben outdoors with beautiful mid length lace sleeves

Thank you so so much for your beautiful work, I felt amazing and everyone was completely wowed by the dress 🙂 It could not have been more perfect! And we had the most magical day, I have never felt so relaxed in my life!

Lydia & Ben

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Clair and Mark embracing outdoors

We had the best day of our lives on Saturday, all in the dress you made me. It was absolutely incredible, superseded expectations, and I had so many incredible comments from people. I LOVE it. I loved it from day one, and my love grew for it so much over the course of you making it. You were absolutely heavenly to work with, and such a pleasure. I wish I was going through the process again!

Clair & Mark Geor

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

The minute I walked into Vinka design I knew I had to have my dress from there, the store is full of an amazing range of beautiful dresses made from exquisite materials. Anita and her team take such care and attention taken to each individual gown. Anita is patient and encouraging and helps you find the dress best suited to your style of wedding and body shape.

Libby & Jeff Birse

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Stephanie and James - Stephanie in woods dress flared

I can only describe the dress Anita picked for me as ‘the goddess gown’. I knew the minute I put it on that it was the dress for me. The silk flowed like water. I felt like the most beautiful woman in the world the minute I put it on. It’s timeless, classic and elegant. When I walked down the aisle I felt graceful, confident and beautiful. My husband couldn’t keep his eyes off me! The dress is so effortlessly beautiful. I cannot thank Anita and the Vinka team enough for the wonderful experience I had shopping for my dress. She made the whole experience fun, exciting and easy. The service is impeccable, the gowns are truly magnificent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the dress of my dreams!

Stephanie & James Pritchett

I was lucky enough to meet Anita a few years back when my twin sister was getting married, who ended up with an amazing dress that looked perfect on her! So when it was my turn I knew I wouldn’t be going anywhere else for my dress :). Thank you so much Anita for being so amazing and helping me find the perfect dress. You have been so attentive and really made the whole experience very special. I’m still getting comments about the dress, and you were right… Dan loved it! :D.

Thanks again, I’ll be sure to recommend everyone to come see you!

Grace & Dan

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Cindy and Clinton just married walking down aisle with bespoke gown highlighted

Dear Anita and Co, Thank you so much for making the most beautiful gown for me. I truly felt amazing. Right from the minute I walked into your salon on that very first day, you made me feel very special and at ease, which I truly appreciate. I will make sure future brides know to come to you so I can continue to visit! Love Cathryn Bradly

Cathryn & Clinton Loveday

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Jess and Kayne dancing in black and white

You are so incredibly talented and I am lucky and thankful to have found you! My dress is better than I ever thought it could be… I want to wear it every day! You were always friendly and helpful and I felt like you were one my friends joining me on the whole experience. It’s a shame you only get married once because I would love to work with you again!

Jess & Kayne Wahlstrom

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Ashley and Alex with lake and mountains in background dress flowing to the side

I knew from day one when I attended the wedding show in Auckland 2 years ago that I wanted Vinka to make my wedding dress. It was truly everything I dreamed of and more. When I walked down the aisle on March the 14th I have never felt so beautiful than I did. My husbands first comment was how stunning I looked and he loved my dress.

Ashley & Alex Brown

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Katie and Mark just married with beautiful shoulder ruffle bespoke gown highlighted

A final and enormous thank you for my INCREDIBLE gown-a labour of love from start to finish; and a completely special creation. It really was the key centrepiece and -talking point of the whole on the day-affair (and, secretly, my favourite element of the entire affair!) I felt like a princess. Thank you for your wisdom, lightness, humour, patience and consummate professionalism: I cannot sing your praises more highly.

Kate & Mark Rassie

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Polly and Adrian in field bespoke gown and veil flowing

As soon as I walked into Vinka Design it was like a dream come true, surrounded by the most gorgeous gowns, fabrics, jewellery & rows of photos of real Vinka Brides, I knew this bridal boutique was the one. Being greeted by fabulous Anita was amazing, she made me feel so special her warmth and enthusiasm radiating. I brought a picture of a Vinka Bridal dress I saw in a magazine that I had fallen in love with. Anita she said she would make it for me so it suited my shape and I could then add anything I wanted to it. Anita is very professional, talented and so lovely. I felt so happy. I chose a lace bodice and flowing tulle organza skirt, it was a dress I have dreamed about since I was young it was beautifully crafted, romantic and perfect for me and our day. Wish I could re-live the whole experience all over again! Thank you Anita and team for making me feel like a princess. Polly Clague x

Polly & Adrian Clague

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Delwyn and husband kissing with veil in the breeze

I had spent three days in Auckland searching for a wedding dress. I’d found dresses that I ‘liked’ but none that I ‘loved’. I arrived at Vinka Bridal stressed, tired, and disappointed. When I entered Vinka Design I saw the most amazing wedding gowns on display. Anita easily understood both what I wanted and what would suit me. Her attention to detail was amazing as was her dedication to getting the perfect fit. I was so delighted with my dress. A huge Thank You to Anita and her team at Vinka Design for creating my perfect dress!

Delwyn Osborne

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Marie and Willane in a vineyard

From the moment I met Anita and saw the exquisite gowns, I knew I would be good in hands. Anita goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable, along with her eye for detail and experience, I had no doubt that she would deliver a beautiful dress. In the end, Anita and the team not only created a stunning wedding dress, but also exceeded my expectations. It was all that I dreamed and more. Thanks to the team at Vinka – you’ve made one newlywed a very happy lady.

Marie & Willane

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Helen and Mark sitting in field embracing with v neck detail of bespoke gown highlighted

Hi Anita! Firstly I wanted to say a HUGE thanks for my gorgeous, amazing wedding dress. It really was spectacular and people are still talking about it! I've had so many people who attended the wedding saying it was the loveliest dress that'd ever seen 🙂 Photographer: Danelle Bohane

Helen & Mark

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Genna and Franks kissing next to classic wedding car

Anita and Team, Thank you so much for creating such a stunning gown for our big day! When I walked down the aisle I heard an audible gasp from a number of the ladies about my dress! I felt like an absolute princess the entire day. Thank you so much again for creating my dream dress. Genna Franks

Genna & Ben Franks

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Cindy and Thomas just married walking down aisle with confetti

We were all so happy with how perfectly the wedding went! Dad walked me down the aisle, and Thomas had the most touching reaction to seeing me walk down in my beautiful gown - seeing him cry with happiness made me and my dad so emotional that we got teary too! So many people commented on how beautiful the gown was, I truly felt like a princess that day, thank you so much! Having a Vinka gown was definitely one of the best decisions I made for the wedding!

Cindy & Thomas

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Linda and Nick bridal party

Dear Anita, This comes especially for you with the warmest thanks for making me such a beautiful wedding dress. From the very first time I met you, I felt comfortable and excited for you to make me something special. The fact that I had so many people giving me compliments made me even more comfortable and I felt so beautiful. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. Best Regards,Linda

Linda & Nick

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Hazel and husband holding hands bespoke dress v neck and intricate lace detail highlighted

Friday 14th March, I walked down the isle in a Vinka Dress. The Woman who runs the venue we got married at said "I have been in the wedding industry for 6 years now, and this is by far the most amazing dress I have ever seen" I got this comment all night long! " Hands down the best dress ever!" And my Husband LOVED IT! So Ladies, if you want to blow your guests away with your gown... wear Vinka! you won’t be disappointed!!! Photography by Mark McKeown and Suzanne Todd-McKeown / Musae Studios.

Hazel Wallace

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Steph and Paul wedding ceremony

Dear Anita and Vinka Team, I can’t thank you enough for making my wedding dress dreams come true!! You and your teamwork miracles and I couldn’t have been happier. Everyone commented on how stunning the dress was (and just quietly, had friends say it gets “the best dress” status from one’s they’ve seen). Thank you for your patience and assistance in finding what I wanted and helping me to bring that vision to life. Love Steph and Paul xx Photographer . Blair Quax.

Steph & Paul

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Natalie and Mike embracing

Thank you for creating the most beautiful dress I have ever worn! I normally hate dresses, and was not looking forward to finding a wedding dress but you made the whole experience easy and enjoyable and the dress was everything I could have ever wished for! Thanks for all your hard work and for putting up with my foul mouthed bridesmaids! I will definitely be recommending Vinka to my friends and family.

Natalie & Mike Hall

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Kirsty and husband just married with confetti at outdoor wedding

Thank you for making the process of choosing, designing, creating, and wearing my wedding dress SO amazing! From the moment I met you I felt in very good hands and at ease. Your advice about the dress styles, fabrics and accessories was spot on and so appreciated. I enjoyed every fitting and had absolute faith you were going to deliver the perfect dress, which fitted so beautifully, with no stress. I was right!

Kirsty Taylor

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Erin and Mackenzie with bride bespoke dress beautiful layers featuring

Thank you so much Anita for all of the time and effort you spent on making me my perfect dress. It was more beautiful than I could have possibly imagined, I felt like a complete princess wearing it! I loved how you encouraged me to make choices and decisions of my own yet at the same time gave me direction when I needed it, and it was lovely to be told how hot I looked every time I visited – great for my self-esteem!! The whole process with you was incredibly easy. I am still getting comments on my dress months after the wedding. I will cherish my dress for the rest of my life!

Erin & Andrew Mackenzie

Testimonials | Vinka Design | Real Bridal Reviews from Our Clients | Lindsay and Andrew kiss

To Anita & all the team at Vinka DesignI can‘t thank you enough for creating my wedding gown! I loved how easily you were able to transform the ideas I had into a beautiful design on paper and an even more beautiful gown in person. I am so appreciative of how much work you put in to constructing a gown to completely flatter my figure too. You have a gorgeous eye for detail and were extremely patient with my indecision and all the details I hoping for. You were so much fun to work with, always warm, happy and rearing to go. I think my whole family met you at some stage along the process and they all thought you were amazing! All the trips up from the Hawkes Bay were definitely worth it.Thanks once again. Best wishes, Lindsay X
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lydia Arnold under Kate Robinson photography .

Lindsay & Andrew Chatfield

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