Introducing LVR Bridal

A new refreshingly directional and deeply personal approach to creating, styling and encapsulating bridal.

Founded by friends Jacque Shaw and Lauren Kay Hooper, LVR Bridal is an artfully created bridal boutique redefining the bridal experience for New Zealanders. The careful curation of brands stocked by LVR bridal are handpicked to match the LVR brides’ own personal style.

Both Jacque and Lauren have been in the wedding industry for almost a decade; Lauren in Senior Design roles at Rue de Seine, Lovers Society & Leave Her Wilder Bridesmaids, and Jacque designing custom, bespoke wedding gowns for a range of brides.

For their own weddings, Jacque and Lauren had a clear vision. In order to try on the collections they loved, they needed to travel abroad for fittings. Coming home, they were inspired to create an experience for those with similar taste and bring these sought-after Designers together under one roof here in Auckland. 

The LVR bride is a fashion-forward, unconventional bride. She is interested in Avant-garde fashion and always has her finger on the pulse when it comes to style. For her wedding day, she draws inspiration from high-end fashion, old Celine, unique street style and her undying love for the romance surrounding a wedding day.

One of the most vital parts of planning her special day is deciding what she (and the bridal party) are going to wear. Chloe Sevigny said it perfectly when she said, “I love weddings that are bursting at the seams.”

Current Brands at LVR:

J. Andreatta

J. Andreatta’s unparalleled craftsmanship, skill and vision come to life in gowns that combine femininity with an edge. Jessica’s designs are breaking new ground for brides with evolving shapes and unexpected fabrications that are both timeless yet effortlessly chic.

Lola Varma

Defining bridal for the modern-day minimalist. Lola Varma focuses on elegant, understated silhouettes that allow the level of craftsmanship and fabric choices to really shine through. A chic reminder of the beauty of simplicity – but always with a trusted Lola Varma edge.

LVR Bridal will also be hosting a Lola Varma Trunk show from April 14th – 16th .

Lola Varma’s wonderful designer Courtney will be travelling from Melbourne with her entire collection & to celebrate, we will be offering 10% off all Lola Varma orders placed over that weekend.

Book your appointment now to secure your spot on the LVR Bridal Website.


NEWHITE celebrates a modern love story. The minimal yet sophisticated aesthetic is drawn from the designer’s love for architecture, and the urban mood of New York City. Each gown embodies a fresh, fashion-forward spirit now synonymous with the designer.

The space is chic, refined and full of natural light. With a focus on texture, quality and personally designed accents, creating not only a sense of calm for brides and their guests but a unique and high-end feel. The immaculately crafted space hosts an authentic, inclusive and fun shopping experience for brides.

LVR redefines the bridal experience for New Zealanders. As well as a physical boutique, LVR is a community of like-minded women. A space where making sure each bride feels empowered and supported is at the forefront of the business model and paramount for founders Jacque and Lauren. Learn more and book an appointment at LVR Bridal.

LVR Bridal Photography: Danelle Bohane.