Directory Wedding & Bridesmaid Dresses in Mt Maunganui & Papamoa
As featured in bride and groom magazine
Corina’s passion and expertise is designing vintage gowns that reminisce the classic designs and elegance of the past. These gowns emphasis a women’s shape and femininity using quality luxurious silk fabrics . Corina’s vast experience in design, coupled with your individual ideas, pictures, and inspirations, guides her to create a gown that not only suits your physical attributes but also complements the overall design and theme of your wedding.
My expereince with Corina was beyond phenomenal. Her expertise, professionalism, and honesty kept me calm and at ease throughout the whole process. I am a larger woman which of course meant I had concerns of what I could look like on the day. Corina talked through every one of my concerns and changed things here and there to make it work for my shape and my likes/dislikes. I would not hesitate to recommend her services to anyone. I felt amazing on my wedding day and I entirely put it down to the fabulous work Corina did with my dress.
Wedding Date: March 4, 2017
What an AMAZING experience!!! from start to finish….. she made my dress in 2 weeks, beautiful lady, so talented and knew what would suit me!!! I recommend to all well worth the $$
Wedding Date: February 11, 2012
Where do I start! I first meet Corina at one of the Bridal Shows in Auckland. At the time I was struggling to find something that I loved & after trying many dresses and being slightly indecisive it didn’t help. After seeing how stunningly beautiful and unique her gowns were I knew I had to look what she could create. I was also concerned about the price too, knowing she only used silk and high quality materials and made them herself but was pleasantly surprised that she could work around my budget. After meeting Corina for my consultation, I knew having a custom made dress would be the best option and also there wouldn’t be anyone better to make it. She was extremely effective, helpful, firm, patient, confident and reassuring that I felt comfortable and fully trusted her judgement even when I couldn’t fully envisioned it for myself. She still worked with my ideas and put together something that just worked and was absolutely perfect and stunning that I loved! As well as the other helpful hints from choosing appropriate colour of flowers, to the mens suits as well as having the headpiece and accessories available as well just made it even easier for me which was great! I can’t thank and recommend Corina enough! She is professional, extremely talented and accommodating! Thank you Corina for everything! Everyone LOVED your dress including ME! xoxo
Wedding Date: March 8, 2013
I accidently stumbled across Corina’s shop when I was looking at wedding dresses. I hadn’t even thought that getting my dress made would be an option as I thought it would be far too expensive. One thing I noticed when trying on dresses in dress shops was how heavy they were and how the fabric was not that nice to look at up close (and these were not cheap dresses either).
Corina was professional and honest. I didn’t know quite what I wanted but I knew what I didn’t want. Corina designed my dress for me in a meeting, with my input. I really loved my dress, and sooo many people commented on how beautifully made it was. Also as I didn’t live in the area, I sent my measurements closer to the date (as I was losing weight of course!) and I went over for a calico fit, and then only one more for the final fitting a week before the wedding, no mucking about which I loved.
The best thing, was how light the dress was! I was comfortable all day. Corina also had tips for the day/tanning/jewellery etc, she was a wealth of knowledge.
Wedding Date: April 4, 2013
Corina was fantastic.
She helped me make descisions about my dress and my day and I never felt pressured or uneasy. Form helping with shoes, hair peices, posture, even helping me to coordinate with my Mum and bridesmaids - she made me feel confident in all my decisions… and from how I felt on the day and the feed back I received, they were good decision!
The dress was different to anything I had dreamed of, absolutly beautiful (and dare I say it - fantastically practical!) and I felt incredible wearing it on my wedding day. My husband was so happy with how the dress looked and how comfortable I was in it. The detail, proportion everything about the dress was perfect.
I couldn’t recommend Corina highly enough to any bride to be.
Wedding Date: February 16, 2013
I felt like a goddess on my wedding day. My dress was the most beautiful thing I’d ever worn and will probably ever wear! Fitting considering the significance of the day itself! We deserve it… Corina Snow is a genius and you can count on her to have you dressed so beautiful that EVERYONE will remember.
Wedding Date: December 12, 2012
Corina was absolutely amazing to work with. I saw a dress of hers in a magazine and knew that I had found my dress. Corina tailored the design to suit my figure and I definitely felt that I had my dream dress and that it was worth every cent.
Corina is also incredibly down to earth and so easy to work with. I cannot recommend her services and gorgeous dresses more! It was definitely worth the travel from Auckland for each fitting.
Wedding Date: October 20, 2012
Having my dress made by Corina was truly such a pleasure. The whole process was incredibly easy and comforting and I could not have been happier with my beautiful gown. We only needed to make a few trips which made it easier being from out of town, and I had such confidence throughout the entire process. Corina was so warm and made the best choices for me and my body (with tucks, trims and adjustments made to enhance all the right parts). My dress felt so special and I felt so special wearing it on the day. I was comfortable all day, but still felt perfectly elegant. I would highly highly recommend working with Corina on your gown. Her lovely space, skill, confidence and kindness made the experience perfect.
Wedding Date: March 16, 2013
Corina Snow is amazing! I turned up and told her the basics of what I liked and on the spot she drew up my dream dress. From there just a few more meetings and it was done. I got to pick out what lace I liked and materials so that I felt included in the process. I changed my mind about some of the lace at one point and it was not a problem at all - I liked how flexible it was - Corina listened to what I wanted and gave great advise as to what would suit me. She had some great tips about bridesmaids colours, flowers, posture etc also which all added to the experience of getting a dress made. I also ended up getting my jewellery from Corina - I had looked at so many places for this and couldn’t find anything, but the earrings and bracelet I got from her were just perfect.. I had so many comments about how unique and pretty my dress was.. Great experience and perfect dress! Thanks Corina!
Wedding Date: March 2, 2013
After driving past Corina’s workshop on a numerous amount of times while visiting my mum in Papamoa, I just had a feeling that if I was ever to marry my partner, she would be my dressmaker - and after a glowing report from a close friend who used her the decision was easy to make.
I put Corina through the wringer so to speak, after following a very positive consultation where I took examples of the dresses that I thought would suit me Corina steered me towards the one that would work the best for my body (I think as a woman you already know what style is going to suit, but just need that professional to confirm it) - but due to a slight change in our life we had to put the wedding on hold while we moved overseas, it was heart-breaking not knowing when I was ever going to be able to wear ‘my dress’ but as it turned out, 15 months later I was able to phone Corina and ask her the ‘impossible’ - can you please create the dress and by the way the wedding is in three weeks - and this is all around the same time as Christmas 2012 - of course being the absolute professional that she is she agreed and I never once had a second thought that the dress would not be ready or even the quality compromised due to such short notice, it made the planning of our ‘quickie wedding’ a lot easier leaving the crucial part of the dress in her hands - and to put the icing on the cake I also lived two hours away on the coromandel and had both of our young children with me in tow while my partner was still overseas, so things were never going to be easy - but it was and after emailing measurements and having one calico fitting my exquisite and perfect dress was created, I fell in love with it straight away.
I also purchased my shoes and headpiece from Corina, so it really was a one stop shop for me, which was so unexpected.
I really cannot express how much faith and trust in Corina I had - nothing was a problem for her and everything was so wonderfully and beautifully made.
Thank you so much for making me feel so beautiful on our special day.
Wedding Date: January 12, 2013
Corina @ Corina Snow Bridal was absolutely wonderful to deal with. She took the stress out of designing a wedding dress and made the whole process seem so simple and straight forward - no hassles whatsoever and a very quick turnaround from start to finish.
Corina made a fantastic job on my wedding dress and it fitted perfectly - would definitely recommend Corina to anyone!!!!!! Thanks Corina
Wedding Date: 9/7/2013
Who knew along the journey of wedding planning you would meet so many amazing people…..
Corina is one of them and sits at the top of the list.
Having stumbled upon “the dress”, I searched the net for a dressmaker who be able to achieve the changes I wanted. I loved Corina’s style as it seemed similar to what I wanted to achieve.
From the moment I spoke to Corina, my mind was put at ease that my dress would be everything I dreamed of. I flew with my mother from the other end of the country to Corina’s studio where we met, and less than 24 hours later I was stepping into my dress.
Corina’s “can do” attitude made this process so stressfree and also seen my mother walk out with a mother of the bride outfit less than 24hrs after deciding to have Corina whip something up for her.
I can not recommend Corina enough, she is one of the most wonderful people I have met along this journey, she’s very professional in every aspect of her work, she really is worth her weight in gold.
Couldn’t be happier with my dress, mums over the moon with her’s and you have left us both with truly wonderful memories. Thank you so much Corina XXX
Wedding Date: November 11, 2013
In a sea of white strapless gowns, I longed for something different. Something unique, something that was meant for just me, something to make my future husband’s head turn.
And then there was Corina Snow.
I saw the dress on the runway at the Ellerslie Racecourse Bride and Groom Show. It made me look and took my breath away. It was perfect, but….it was not white. I very quickly worked through this issue as it became very clear to me that not only just this dress but all of Corina’s dresses really have the wow factor that you simply can’t find anywhere else. The colour no longer remained an issue but became the “something different” I was looking for.
Corina ‘s talent, professionalism and “can do” attitude are the winning combination in a terribly overwhelming inudstry.
Corina made me the most beautiful gown I could ever have imagined. I took my husband’s breath away. I wowed my friends and family. I felt like a million dollars.
Corina also made my daughters dress, which she very cleverly suggested we make using the same mink coloured silk that my dress was made of. Just how angelic my little 2 year old looked will forever be etched in my memory.
I will, and have been recommending Corina to anyone getting married. She simply is outstanding. The limits to her talent are endless and she is just lovely to deal with.
Thank you to Corina and Nicky for everything xx
Wedding Date: October 28, 2012
Corina made me the most beautiful dress for my wedding day! She was efficient, meticulous and professional in all aspects of my time spent with her from initial fittings through to the finish product! I couldn’t be happier with my beautiful gown!
Wedding Date: February 15, 2013
I went to Corina after having had her recommended to me and after the first consultation, there certainly wasn’t any need to go elsewhere. Not only did her expertise shine through right from the beginning, but she was flexible about time frames and made my bridesmaid’s dress in a day after she flew in from the UK !
Her work is the epitome of style, elegance, professionalism and uniqueness. I wanted something simple, classic and timeless and I felt a million dollars as my husband saw me for the first time. It reflected my own style and enhanced in all the right places ! I was overwhelmed by the compliments I received and everyone wanted to know who had made it.
If you want a designer who knows what she is doing, Corina is absolutely the perfect choice. From start to finish she will blow you away with her expertise and have you leave with the wedding gown of your dreams. I couldn’t recommend her more.
Thank you Corina !!
Wedding Date: February 8, 2013
Corina Snow was highly recommended to me by family and friends - we named her the Jane Yeh of the BOP!
Corina was absolutely amazing to work with, she was able to interpret our ideas and turn our girls dresses into stunning pieces that were commented on all day.
I had Corina make my “secret” part of my wedding outfit which was a tailored backless waistcoat which exceed my expectations. Again Corina was able to take my ideas and design/produce something that I will always treasure.
I would personally recommend Corina to anyone that is wanting their wedding outfits to be something to remember and cherish forever!
Wedding Date: February 4, 2012
Corina was so lovely to work with. She made the whole process very easy and made me feel completely at ease with all aspects involved in getting a dress made. She listened to what I wanted and with her valuable knowledge was able to suggest what would work and what wouldn’t in terms of design and body type.
I would reccomend Corina to anyone who is wanting to get a beautiful, timeless wedding dress made to perfection. I am very much looking forward to wearing my dress on the big day!
Wedding Date: May 12, 2012
Corina is a fabulous designer and dressmaker and a true professional. From my first meeting with Corina I was immediately impressed with her knowledge, skill and talent. She listened to my wants and helped find a dress that not only reflected all of these, but made the most of my figure and its assets! I was made to feel special every time I made a visit to her studio. On my wedding day I felt incredible in my amazing dress and had endless positive compliments on its style, and my accompanying jewellery and birdcage. What a hit! I cannot recommend Corina enough!
Wedding Date: March 3, 2012
Corina is a very talented lady! My dress was just beautiful! I had the most amazing comments all day about it.
Corina has great vision and really knows what will suit your body shape best.
She was very flexible with appointment times and changes. And, she had to take the dress is a wee bit the week before the wedding, which was no drama at all!
Her selection of jewellery, shoes and all accessories is amazing.
Corina Snow is a One-Stop-Shop!
Wedding Date: March 16, 2012
Corina - the dress was such a HIT! I saw Corina months ago for a very special dress for my son’s wedding. I was also the celebrant for the occasion. The minute I walked in Corina assessed my roles on the day, my shape, and my personality, and sketched up a dress that I just adored. She was incredibly helpful in helping me choose the colour and then I was just blown away with her meticulous care in getting the fit absolutely PERFECT. I had so many flattering comments from guests (old and young!) which was awesome. Thank you so much Corina, I would definitely refer to you - for your professionalism and creative flair.
Wedding Date: February 4, 2012
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