Clara finds immense inspiration in the celebration of love.
Seeing profound beauty in the union of two souls, surrounded by cherished friends and family as they publicly declare their love. For any bride, the quest for the perfect wedding dress is a uniquely special journey. Clara finds her own special role behind the scenes, contributing to the magic of someone’s big day.
Clara’s ingenious approach; with her “Build Your Own Gown” concept, transforms the bridal design journey into an enjoyable and stress-free experience. Through her user-friendly online platform, you have the opportunity to craft your own dream dress, guided by Clara herself at every turn. She ensures that each element harmonizes with your unique style and complements your fabric preferences.
The journey commences with your vision. Once you’ve found your inspiration, you share it with Clara, and the design and collaboration process begins and you work together to bring your dream dress to life. See how Clara has broken down the process with her clever and visual options for skirts, necklines, trains and sleeves.
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Clara manages the entire design and make process, from initial design meetings and consultations with brides to the intricate design and sketching phases, all the way to handcrafting each gown within her Auckland-based Atelier. Additionally, Clara offers a captivating core wedding dress collection tailored for the discerning bride who embodies a timeless, modern, and classic aesthetic. These designs, available exclusively through Clara Bridal, are made-to-order, ensuring each bride has a unique and special gown made just for her and she feels truly exceptional on her special day.
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Her artistry blends simplicity and intricate details, effortlessly capturing the essence of each bride’s style and personality. With experience gained from renowned New Zealand designers like Kate Sylvester, Zambezi, and Amber Whitecliffe, Clara’s craftsmanship is honed to perfection. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Whitecliffe and has ventured into the world of fine jewellery through her company, Capellia, known for its exquisite pearl creations, now gracing boutiques nationwide. Capellia’s pieces harmonize seamlessly with Clara’s bridal designs, adding an extra touch of elegance to her creations.
“It is such an honour to be a part of one of the most exciting moments in the lead-up to the wedding. Finding the perfect dress for the day isn’t always easy so creating your own blend of dresses that you love and suit you can be the best way to get exactly what you want. There is something so special about creating what you bringing dreams to life someone’s wedding day from behind the ‘seams’.”