The Latest News from White Silk Bridal Couture

We invite you to read the latest news from White Silk Bridal Couture. We design made-to-measure wedding dresses in Tauranga for brides around the world.

The essential elements of finding the perfect wedding dress

Wedding dress shopping should be fun and enjoyable. It should never be stressful, but sadly can often be.

To help you out, we’d like to share some simple and effective ways to make the search for your dream bridal gown a whole lot easier.

Read More: Five things to consider when looking for wedding dresses


How we’ll help you prepare for your wedding day

So much goes into your wedding day. That’s why I’m always happy to help with some tips for brides. During the bridal gown fitting at my Tauranga boutique I’m on hand to help you prepare for your big day.


Key tips can include posture, how to hold flowers (make sure they’re held low), and what the bridesmaids can do. One of the important roles of a bridesmaid is to help ensure the bride’s gown is taken care of. For example, making sure the train is lifted to avoid it getting damaged or dirty.

If you’d like to chat to me more about the wedding dresses I create at White Silk Bridal Couture, just head to my gallery of wedding dresses, or drop into my boutique at the Historic Village.


We’ll be on the red carpet at the Vodafone Music Awards

I adore creating gowns for red carpet events, and can’t wait to see this new gown worn at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards in Auckland. 

My wonderful friend Gracie will be wearing it. I had the tremendous honour of creating her bridal gown for her recent wedding, and was honoured again to have created a gown for her to wear at the VMAs.

The gown is called the Kristen (as I already have a gown in my collection called the Grace). If you would like one made to fit perfectly for you for a red carpet event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Just use the form lower down on this page and I’ll get right back to you. We can then chat about your requirements.

Looking forward to hearing from you. Warmest wishes, Nicky.


Our gowns will be at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

I’m delighted to share the news that White Silk Bridal Couture will be exhibiting our designer gowns at the most prestigious international bridal fair in the world.

Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week is an event attended by the leading bridal gown designers from across the world.

It’s a great honour to be a New Zealand designer who has been accepted to attend. I can’t wait to share further details with you about what lies ahead.

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact page should you need a made-to-measure wedding dress.

You’re very welcome to visit my Tauranga boutique at the Historic Village, or arrange a booking for a bridal gown consultation.

Wishing you all the best for your wedding preparations.

Warmest regards,

Nicky Hayward, designer, White Silk Bridal Couture


Showcasing our wedding dresses at the Tauranga Arts Festival

We showcased our bridal gowns on a 100m runway, at the Fringe Festival as part of the Tauranga Arts Festival.

Eight women in different bridal gowns stand side by side by trees

I was so thankful for such a cooperative group of models, and HMUA and florist and event organisers.

We love being nestled in the heart of the beautiful Historic Village Tauranga, surrounded by so many creative people who have created such a great community for artists in many areas to thrive. Come on down and visit this amazing place.

Warm regards,

Nicky Hayward, designer, White Silk Bridal Couture


Book a bridal gown consultation with White Silk Bridal Couture


White Silk Bridal Couture, The Historic Village, 17th Ave West, Tauranga

Call: 021 335 115

Email: whitesilkbridalcouture@gmail.com