Helen Rodrigues Candle

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Helen Rodrigues has created an exclusive fragrance for a very special occasion - be it when your are getting dressed for your wedding, while you are on your honeymoon, spending a romantic moment with someone special or just wanting to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.

The English Pear & Freesia fragrance enhances your emotions, sets the mood and indulges the moment. Available in two sizes, the candle is made from soy wax with a wood wick.

This is a prefect treat to yourself or a gift for your bridesmaids, bridal party or for someone special.

Make an appointment to buy a candle from the boutique or call 02 9904 5700 or email to order your candle.

Brides Ready to Swoop on Discount Designer Wedding Gowns

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End of Financial Year Sale

22 & 23 June 2017

Exciting news for all brides in Sydney and beyond! Helen Rodrigues is having its first ever End Of Financial Year clearance sale on Thursday 22nd June and Friday 23rd June 2017, where dozens of international designer sample dresses will be sold at a fraction of the original cost.

Almost too good to be true; luxury sample gowns from the likes of Oscar De La Renta, Jenny Packham, Inbal Dror, Sabrina Dahan, Zuhair Murad, Alon Livne, Monique Lhuillier and many more international designers, will be available at the sale which is expected to see a huge response from brides seizing this rare opportunity.

An increasingly popular trend, purchasing a sample wedding gown is not just for those looking to spend less on their dress. They’re a great idea if you’re getting married quickly or overseas and don’t have the time to invest in multiple fittings, because you can still have a stunning designer bridal gown straight off the rack (and at a great discount as well). 

Sample dresses are also perfect for those wanting a second gown to change into on the big day, or for brides who may have overspent their wedding budget in other areas too. Weddings aside, some women also just love the opportunity to get an incredible designer dress for a special occasion at an amazing price.

What is a sample gown?
They are wedding gowns that are either samples, ex floor stock or are now discontinued. Most have been tried on or have been used in photo-shoots or shows. Many of the gowns are in wonderful condition (particularly if it was only discontinued), while others may need a little bit more love e.g. a bead could be missing or a dry-clean required, but nothing that can’t be fixed. The End Of Financial Year sale will take place at our sister store, Sincerely. Located just a few doors down from the original Helen Rodrigues boutique, Sincerely is an extension of the brand into affordable luxury, with the added benefit of experienced and personalised service.

Helen Rodrigues EOFY Sample Clearance Sale:
Date/time: Thursday 22nd June (3-8pm) and Friday 23rd June (9am-5pm)

Where: Sincerely store, 1A 211 Ben Boyd Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089 (upstairs from Home Property Agents)

Cost/bookings: Free with no appointments required

Sale details: All sales are final, no exchanges or refunds. Items are sold as seen. First in, best dressed! Most gowns will be between size 8-12 and will start from $2,000 upwards. All gowns need to be paid for in full on the day.

More information: For a sneak preview of some of the gowns available on the day visit www.sincerely.com.au. For further details or enquiries please phone 02 9904 5700.

Make sure you don’t miss your chance to get your dream gown at a dream price.

Lee Petra Grebenau Coming to Australia

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After a very busy trip to the New York Bridal Fashion Week (NYBFW) in April 2017 and searching for the next big name to bring to the Australian bride, we are thrilled to announce the arrival of Lee Petra Grebenau in late July 2017.

The Lee Petra Grebenau gowns are well known for their signature couture craftsmanship using exquisite hand-sewn embroideries, the finest fabrics and materials to uphold high end finishes with meticulous and flawless detail.

“I am very excited to be working with Helen Rodrigues and have her represent us exclusively in Australia, said Lee Grebenau.

“It is really important to me that our brides feel special in their gown and that they are well looked after in Australia. Working with Helen gives me this confidence,” she adds.

“Our wedding gowns are made uniquely and will suit any bride that appreciates high standards of quality and are looking for a one of a kind experience,” says Lee.

The Lee Petra Grebenau bridal gowns are all made to measure and start from $12,000. To be one of the first in Australia to view her exquisite collection, simply book your appointment now at the Helen Rodrigues exclusive launch day on Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd July. Bookings are $150 and include a glass of bubbles.

For more information on Lee Petra Grebenau please visit her website here or for enquires on the collection simply phone the Helen Rodrigues boutique on (02) 9904 5700.

Focus Feature: Keren Wolf Jewellery & Accessories

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Jewellery & Accessories

Often it’s the finer details that can make all the difference; which is why at Helen Rodrigues we love to help brides with selecting not only their gown, but also beautiful accessories that will complete their perfect wedding day look.

Keren Wolf Jewellery & Accessories has been represented at Helen Rodrigues for a couple of years now and is a huge favourite amongst our brides with its range of stunning head pieces, and exquisite earrings, bracelets and unique arm cuffs.

A former renowned Israeli actress, Keren Wolf has been making distinguishable jewellery, clothes and accessories from a very young age. Inspired by her fascination with the theatre’s rich archive of costumes, accessories and photographs dating back to the 1920s; she first opened a small jewellery booth which received a lot of buzz and attention from fashion savvies and passersby’s. This then gave her the confidence to improve and craft her designs on a much higher level, prompting a career move to leave acting and dedicate herself fulltime to jewellery and accessory design.  

Her namesake collection was officially introduced in 2005 when Keren became a bride-to-be and realised the bridal market was significantly limited. She decided to launch a Bridal Collection ranging from heirloom-quality headpieces and dainty jewellery; to modern, over-the-top statement pieces. A huge success, Keren Wolf quickly became the go-to designer within the bridal arena in Israel, collaborating with renowned wedding gown designers such as Inbal Dror and many others for NY Bridal Week.

Now stocked in over thirty boutiques around the world and a second Ready to Wear line, Keren Wolf has been named one of the five most influential women in Israeli fashion. Her distinctive designs and quality of workmanship have made her a favourite of stylists, international magazines and celebrities such as Bar Refaeli and Gal Gadot.

At Helen Rodrigues we feel very lucky to be able to make her fabulous creations available to our Australian brides. Says Keren herself, “I am very happy to collaborate with a leading name such as Helen Rodrigues that is known for its fine style, and am looking forward to continuing this fruitful collaboration.”

The Diamond Garden collection is the latest Keren Wolf line available at Helen Rodrigues. The exact sculpture of the royal gardens; the delicacy and elegance of their flowers; and the mysterious, magical wilderness of the climber plants were the inspiration for the amazing silver and gold collection. Tiaras set with Zircons, crowns set with hovering pearls, earrings covered with Swarovski, and the bracelets hold an exact sparkle. Together they are combined in perfect harmony, generating a glamorous and unique look for brides – a real royal diamond garden appearance.

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For more information on the Keren Wolf Jewellery & Accessories range simply phone the Helen Rodrigues boutique on (02) 9904 5700.

Helen Rodrigues Shoots First Ever Campaign

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It is with great excitement that we can now finally unveil the first look images from the inaugural Helen Rodrigues Bridal campaign photo shoot that took place recently. After being Sydney’s iconic bridal boutique for 16 years, we decided it was time to showcase our beautiful designer gowns in an incredibly special shoot produced exclusively for us by stylem and photographed by the amazing Amelia Soegijono.

A fine art photographer, Amelia chose to shoot the entire campaign on film – an extreme rarity these days. Able to achieve more sensitivity to light and softness compared to digital photography, it made the shoot even more magical for our brand. 

With Jess Berg on hand for hair and make-up and Susan Avery on floral headpieces, our model Alana looked stunning in the gorgeous bridal gowns from a number of our esteemed international designers such as Inbal Dror, Alon Livne, Jenny Packham, Elie Saab and Monique Llhuillier.

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We’re delighted to now share our Helen Rodrigues Bridal images with you and hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

All photography credits: 
Photographer – Amelia Soegijono
Stylist / Producer – Emma Wood from stylem
Grooming – Jess Berg Hair & Make Up
Model – Alana Mia @ Chadwick Models
Studio – B2 Studios in Alexandria
Florals – Susan Avery Flowers & Events

Helen Rodrigues launches Alexandra Grecco

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We are thrilled to announce that this month sees the arrival of the fabulous new Alexandra Grecco bridal collection, available in Australia exclusively at the Helen Rodrigues boutique.

Featuring ethereal gowns for the less-traditional and boho brides, the beautiful line was created when the designer herself was looking for a gown in advance of her own wedding in 2013 and saw an opportunity to pair her aesthetic with high-quality fabrics and intricate hand-embroidery.

According to Alexandra Grecco, she’s very excited to be working with Helen Rodrigues to offer a broad range of their gowns to Australian brides.

"Inspiration for our gowns can come from the tiniest details, whether it be a scrap of antique lace or embroidery.  Sometimes I pull ideas from a painting or an architectural detail. Most of the time though, I just create something that I would want to wear. Inspiration for me changes, but what's constant is that each season I am focused on the collection having a feeling of being effortless yet elegant," says Alexandra.
 
"It is really important to me that our brides feel comfortable in their gown and that our pieces move with the women who wear them. We use a lot of really lovely silks and create some subtle, yet striking embroidery.  I'm a big fan of gowns with strong, clean lines, but always with some detail that makes it truly special," she adds.

The gowns in the Alexandra Grecco bridal collection range from $4,500 to $10,000. To be one of the first in Australia to view her exquisite line, simply book your appointment now at the Helen Rodrigues exclusive preview launch day on Saturday 11th of March. Bookings are $50 and include a glass of bubbles.

For more information on Alexandra Grecco please visit her website here or for enquires on the collection simply phone the Helen Rodrigues boutique on (02) 9904 5700.

Three Bridal Events You Won’t Want To Miss This March

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If you’re yet to find your perfect wedding dress then now’s your chance. With three exciting Helen Rodrigues events coming up in the next few weeks, there’s never been a better time to make an appointment at the boutique. With gowns to suit all styles and budgets, this is a fantastic opportunity to find your dream gown.
 
Alexandra Grecco Launch Preview – Saturday 11th March
Be one of the first in Australia to view the fabulous Alexandra Grecco bridal line at our exclusive launch preview day. The newest addition to the boutique, Alexandra Grecco’s gowns are exquisitely ethereal and perfect for the boho bride. Dresses range from $4,500 to $10,000. By appointment only, bookings are $50 and include a glass of bubbles.

Helen Rodrigues Sample Sale – Sunday 12th March
For one day only we will be selling sample gowns from a range of fabulous international designers such as Alon Livne, Jenny Packham, Inbal Dror, Monique Lhuillier, Sabrina Dahan, Naeem Khan, Zuhair Murad and Mira Zwillinger. A great opportunity to purchase a luxury gown at a more affordable price; all dresses are sample sizes 8-12 only and start at $5,000. Appointments essential.

Inbal Dror 2017 Trunk Show – Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March
Bridal gowns from Israeli designer Inbal Dror will be available in our exclusive appointment only trunk show held over two days. With a range of flattering designs crafted from the best fabrics, you’re bound to discover the perfect gown for you. 
 
To attend any of the above events phone the Helen Rodrigues boutique on (02) 9904 5700 to book your appointment today.

Image credit Jose Villa.
 

Elie Saab Bridal in Australia this November

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Mark your diaries brides-to-be, because Helen Rodrigues is thrilled to announce the exciting arrival of Elie Saab Bridal in Australia next month. Wedding gowns from the stunning new 2017 collection will be available to purchase exclusively at our Neutral Bay boutique for two days only at our special trunk show happening on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November – appointments essential.

An entirely new bridal line that joins the Elie Saab haute couture and ready-to-wear collections; in the air de temps of the modern bride, both feminine and daring silhouettes feature making our Elie Saab Bridal exclusive showcase a wonderful opportunity to find your dream gown.

A few things to consider before making your appointment:

  • The Elie Saab Bridal range is between $14,000 - $50,000 (includes the cost of your fittings/alterations)
  • There will be a one-off $100 fee for your personalised one hour appointment  The sample gowns are size AU10
  • No makeup or fake tan can be worn to your appointment to uphold the integrity of the gowns
  • No photographs are permitted during your appointment
  • We kindly ask that you limit the friends/family members you bring with you to three
  • As the Elie Saab gowns are only here for two days, we highly recommend that you have tried on gowns elsewhere before coming so that you can make your decision during your appointment knowing you have tried on other styles/designers prior
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Elie Saab dazzles with his intricate details and strong sense of beauty, working with fine materials and delicate embroideries. He builds his fairytale creations using simple designs and precious resources, whilst always maintaining a form of sophistication. His specialty is the ultimate dress that highlights a woman's silhouette.

We are so honoured to have such an esteemed designer joining the Helen Rodrigues Bridal range and look forward to meeting all the lovely brides-to-be.

Appointments are limited, so book now to make sure you don’t miss out - (02) 9904 5700.

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