Haute Couture Wedding Dresses New Zealand - Novia Brides - Yolan Cris

Welcome to Novia Brides!

Novia Brides is a dream conceived by Sandy when she was searching for her own wedding dress in 2013. Sandy’s’ dream was to create a Bridal Boutique in a beautiful and peaceful setting,  to offer unique, feminine designs in exquisite fabrics to her brides.

Most importantly Sandy wanted to create a bridal boutique that fostered inclusiveness, acceptance, understanding and respect, creating a environment where all who entered felt valued, beautiful and confident. Ultimately providing that truly memorable and wonderful experience that all brides to be deserve when choosing the dress that marks the first day of the rest of their lives.

Sandy is a Mum to 4 gorgeous children and feels blessed to have the love and support of  her wonderful husband in all life’s crazy adventures.

Congratulations to you and your loved one and welcome to Novia Brides!

We are very much looking forward to meeting you here at our bridal boutique just outside Wanaka and helping you find your perfect wedding dress!

Our ninety minute, celebratory, consultations are by appointment only, allowing us to focus all of our attention on you, helping you to find a wedding gown from our fabulous range of modern, classic, boho, vintage and couture wedding dresses that reflects the very essence of who you are, making you feel and look amazing not to mention having your soul mates’ eyes goggle and their jaw hit the floor as you walk up the aisle, over the beach or across the paddock!

We have a beautiful range of wedding dresses for you to choose from. Designers include Yolancris from Spain, Kiwi designers: Daisy Brides by Katie Yeung, Hera Couture by Katie Yeung, Lainee Hermsen, Sally Eagle, Natalie Chan, Trish Peng and Margaret Wray.

We also hold Trunk shows where we have collections from different designers sent for a week or more, where our brides to be get to try on their whole collection of wedding dresses without needing to travel to their flagship stores.

Our dream is to create  a wonderful experience for you here at Novia, this time honored tradition is all about you and we want you feel pampered, while guiding and helping you discover the dress that you will wear to mark the ‘beginning of the rest of your life’.

You will find Novia in the peaceful and beautiful, rural setting of Hawea Flat, fifteen minutes drive from Wanaka, Central Otago and a 90 minute drive from Queenstown. We hope you enjoy the spectacular drive out here as much as your time with us.

For our newly engaged brides to be, who live a little further away, there are direct flights from Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to Queenstown. We are easily accessible from Dunedin and also hold consultations in Dunedin regularly throughout the year. Email us to find out more!

For those of you who have not visited our region before we strongly suggest that you combine your visit here with a romantic weekend with your beloved, maybe your hens weekend or a special time with you and your family! We have everything from wine tours, wedding venues and spa treatments to tramping, water sports, bungy jumping and trail riding!

We look forward to meeting you and being a small part of the exciting adventure that awaits you and your loved one!

Novia Brides Studio

Meet the team

Sandy and Sue - Novia Brides Wanaka



Sales Manager