Fashion Shows 2019

Held at 11am and 2pm.


The Fashion Show is our flagship feature and showcases a selection of couture gowns from award winning designers to branded labels that can be purchased straight from the store. Held on a separate floor, compared by the professionals it is your opportunity to be entertained, inspired and walk away with some prizes.

Our Fashion Shows will inspire you with all the ideas you need to achieve your ‘dream wedding day look’, pairing beautiful dresses with on-trend hair, makeup and accessory ideas.

As well as bridalwear the catwalk features the latest bridesmaid dresses, grooms wear, and mother of the bride outfits, making it a must–see experience for the entire wedding party!

The Fashion Show’s run at 11am and 2pm and are free as part of the show entry. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.

So be in quick to view the seasons latest styles for brides, bridesmaids, grooms and mother of the bride.

Robyn Cliffe Couturiere

Robyn Cliffe and her team are retiring from the world of couture and in particular Bridal Fashion, leaving the next generation to carry on.

This is the 27th Bridal show, started by Robyn and her family, and continued now, by her daughter Helen, with all the family still involved.

With a passion for design, a passion for life and a passion for love, Robyn has decided to go from “the end of the catwalk to the end of the aisle,” retiring to become a Celebrant!

Brides by Donna Rae

Admired by many, Brides by Donna Rae is led by Donna Rae Dawson. Donna Rae’s vivacious outgoing personality ensures customer service is at the heart of the experience. Donna Rae’s passion is unrivalled and she is supported by Kay, who brings over 20 years bridal experience to the store.


Donna Rae’s love for dressing up and looking glamorous is second to none, ensuring a genuine passion to help every bride feel the best they possibly can on their wedding day. Supported with a Certificate in Bridal Salon Management, Donna Rae’s attention to detail guarantees you a dress that will be the showpiece of your wedding.


An authorised retailer of 16 designers, Brides by Donna Rae have helped hundreds of women from all over the world find their perfect dress from their exquisite collection of 220 wedding gowns.


There is only one way to experience this glamorous boutique, that spans over four levels in the heart of the city, and that is in real life. Brides by Donna Rae

To Cherish

To Cherish have an amazing range of Designer Gowns form leading labels such as Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Fox Bridal, International Couture and Zavana Bridal. 

 Whether you are planning a beachside relaxed wedding or a formal church wedding To Cherish will have a gorgeous gown to suit your styling. To Cherish also stock a range of bridesmaids dresses, flower girls dresses, shoes, veils and more making it the perfect one stop shop when planning your special day.

Located in Barrington Street and have purpose designed their boutique to offer brides a special experience with private consulting rooms. To Cherish have an unbelievable range of over 220 gowns priced between $1500 and $4000 you are sure to find the gown of your dreams.

The make up on all the models has been done by MissyMu. MissyMu provides the models with flawless airbrush makeup. Models hair has been styled by Nspyre Red Boutique hair lounge. Their team are passionate artists, highly trained in the art of bridal design. They will endeavour to make your day a truely memorable experience.

Rattle & Strum

Rattle and Strum will be providing the music at the show.


Rattle and Strum is a Christchurch based live music consultancy company booking bands, dues, soloists, jazz groups and more.


They work with a huge range of musicians across a variety of genres to tailor make the perfect package of live music for your special day.