Vonvé Bridal Couture
The Vonvé Bridal Couture store in Birdhaven offers brides-to-be a unique collection of designer gowns imported from Europe and are exclusive stockists of Millanova, Wona Concepts (Crystal Design Couture), Ari Villoso and Lorenzo Rossi Agents for Africa in Johannesburg. With soft and classic colours, stunning silhouettes, luxurious fine lace and ultra unique feminine designs, these dresses exude a vintage air and grace, perfect for any bride wanting to stand out from the rest. Ask to see the Diona dress when you visit. With its full skirt, delicate lace detail and three-quarter sleeves, this gown is nostalgic of 1950s bridal fashion.
Details: 11 Greenacres Drive, Birdhaven, Johannesburg | +27 (0)83 632 7294 | [email protected]
For the ultimate vintage-inspired couture wedding gown, visit Bridal Wardrobe in Melrose Arch. Proud stockists of the Enzoani and Beautiful Bridal collections, this bridal shop draws you in with its demure window displays and the promise of the perfect wedding gown for your big day. The Enzoani 2020 couture collection is all about the finest lace and romantic tulle. The Oksana dress combines old world elegance with a modern plunging V-neck and low back. The A-line skirt is beautifully embroidered in chantilly lace, adding a shimmering effect to the dress as you move.
Details: 23 High Street, Melrose Arch, Birnam, Johannesburg | 27 (0) 11 447 0823 | [email protected]
The Wedding Box
Purchasing your dream vintage wedding dress shouldn't mean having to break the bank. Visit The Wedding Box in Orchards for discounted vintage wedding gowns. With pieces from The Venus Collection, Intuzuri, Jordan Fashions and Justin Alexander, this is the place to go for a one-of-a-kind dress. Whether you are a 1950s peplum girl or a chic 90s satin gown kind of bride, they have it all.
Details: 14 The Avenue, Orchards, Johannesburg | +27 11 483 0846
Timeless Bridal Couture
The journey to find your perfect wedding gown may take you a little way out of Johannesburg to Timeless Bridal Couture in Pretoria. Their collection of vintage-inspired wedding dresses make getting your 'something old' super easy to do. Pair your granny's pearls or an heirloom brooch with the Juliet dress from the Mikado collection. A perfect blend of vintage style and contemporary fashion, this gown features a delicate V-neckline and an exquisite lace bodice which creates an illusion back, completed with fabric covered buttons. The pleated satin skirt includes cheeky pockets, ideal for the modern bride with a classic sensibility.
Details: 142 Power Avenue, Pretoria, Gauteng | 071 549 5135 | [email protected]
As a 21st century bride, you should be adept at online shopping, no matter how deep your love for the past is. Check out the Dressywell online store for quality vintage wedding dresses at discount prices. Their store features everything from full lace ballgowns, to boho-inspired satin dresses and sweet mini-dresses. So, whether your dream is to look like a Disney princess on your big day or a 1920s flapper bride, there should be something here suited just to your sense of taste. The Dressywell store also stocks shoes and accessories to complete your vintage-inspired look from head to toe.
Can't find your perfect vintage wedding dress at these stores? Check out our article on where to have your dress custom made.