Infusing dashes of romantic colour, and dreamy silhouettes, BLAK Bridesmaids are one of New Zealand’s favourite destination when hunting out that perfect dress for your Bride-Tribe. Taking out our Wild Hearts x Together Journal Overall Top Vendor Award for 2022, and gracing the Wild Hearts Runway in Auckland earlier this year.
With colours and styles to match your unique aesthetic, these effortlessly cool bridesmaid pieces are made to compliment silhouettes of every bridesmaid. Designed in New Zealand and made to order, BLAK Bridesmaids is a sister brand to NZ fashion label BLAK with a gorgeous array of garments for your dream day.
We sat down with the team at Blak to get to know a little more about this beautiful brand, and get some inside tips on Bridesmaid trends for this season. Expect to see dreamy colours for inter-seasonal bridesmaids attire with the wonderful BLAK Bridesmaids this Summer.
Firstly, tell us about your gorgeous brand, how you started and the essence of your ethos?
We offer a collection of styles that are made to order, which means brides really get to customise the look to suit their dream wedding vision. Some choose one style and one colour for their bridesmaids; others will let their bridesmaids choose the style that they love most, and pick a range of complementary shades so each of their girls can shine while looking stunning as a group.
BLAK Bridesmaids is part of our brand BLAK. We’ve been creating beautiful, timeless clothing for women for more than a decade now, and Bridesmaids has grown to be a huge part of what we do. It’s such a pleasure and an honour to be involved in someone’s big day, and we love that we get to help them bring their dream to reality.
What were you looking forward to most about Wild Hearts Wedding Fair and Runway?
Wild Hearts is such a beautiful event and we’re so lucky to be involved! It’s a lovely opportunity to meet other wedding vendors and brides to be and introduce them to what we do.
Are there any gorgeous new bridal-party colours you have in your collection or that are trending in the industry that you love?
We have a huge range of colours to choose from, and we also offer brides the ability to create a custom colour for their dresses. We always have the eternal favourites coming through; soft and deep greens, romantic pinks, and we’ve also seen plenty of vibrant shades; especially yellow and purple!
Do you have favourite styles for petite, curve and maternity weddings?
All our dresses are designed to flatter a range of body types – but for a petite frame we might suggest the new Soul Slip; with its cowl neckline and bias cut. For a curvier body, our wrap dresses are popular, like the classic Ivy Dress, one of our bestsellers. We also have dresses that suit a bump beautifully, like our Calm Dress – free flowing style that can be cinched in under the bust or at the waist.
Can you please link below your top pics for :
The boho wedding– The sleek and sultry Cairo Dress
The modern wedding– The modern cut-out Verona Dress
The classical wedding– The classically flattering Lights Out Dress
The casual wedding – The elegantly wearable Calm Dress
Do you have stockists or can couples contact you directly?
We have two stores; BLAKCHAOS in Mount Maunganui, and our flagship store in Newmarket. Brides can book a complimentary appointment to come along with their bridesmaids and consult with our bridesmaids specialists on colours, fabrics and styles. Our collection is also available to order via our website www.blak.co.nz.
Do you have any teasers on what is next for your brand?
We have a gorgeous new selection of styles coming soon, including those seen on the Wild Hearts runway – you’ll find them in our stores and they’ll be online soon. They’ve already been a hit with our brides!
Book an appointment with a BLAK Bridesmaid specialist at either their Mount Maunganui or New Market boutiques, HERE. For more inspiration from BLAK Bridesmaids you can follow them on Instagram @blakbridesmaids and you can find them on our Wild Hearts Vendor Collection HERE.
Keely and Henry celebrated love by the ocean in Southland, with Bridesmaids all in BLAK, see the Real Wedding on our Wild Hearts Blog HERE.
Missed all of the magic from our Wild Hearts Runway? You can see the highlights HERE.