Making a wedding dress is an art where it is not enough to create something of enduring beauty. A dress is not a piece that is made to be admired from a distance – it is made to be worn, and as such the driving force in its inception lies not in the fabric, accessories or motivations of the creator but in the identity of the person who will be wearing it.
This philosophy has been... View more guiding the Vinka label for over fifty years and forms the heart of what we do. While we do create collections of bridal gowns for display in our showroom, most of our clientele opt to have a wedding gown custom-made for them, which is where as designers and as artists we hit our stride.
October 14 2020
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 and I will pop in to see you soon x
September 23 2020
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
November 23 2019
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 design 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.
October 18th 2020
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!