We are a Luxury Bridal Boutique located in the heart of Hyde Park, Sandton, Johannesburg. Our store is elegantly designed for a fun, relaxed and personalized, professional service for the bride and her bridal party. We pride ourselves for making our brides feel special and important through their entire shopping experience while helping her find a perfect wedding gown. We are a fully-fledged Bridal Boutique offering high-end Internationally renowned Maggie Sottero Designs and Rebecca Ingraham (Wedding Gown), admired for their excellent fit and the use of the best quality fabrics and innovative designs. We offer bespoke options for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, matric dance and evening/special occasion dresses.
Nzwaki Chauke is a wife, a mother of two, Director and Founder of Villa Bridal Boutique. Growing up at Qunu, Mthatha in Eastern Cape I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur. I’ve always been passionate about all things beauty and fashion. When I came to Johannesburg, I studied fashion design and somatology. My plans were to own an exclusive Boutique or a Day Spa.
I worked for a few cosmetics companies including MAC Cosmetics, I was lucky to be chosen as one of the Makeup Artist to work at Fashion Week. It was in the early 2000s, when it just launched. I also freelanced as fashion Stylist for a few magazines, meeting some of the most admired women in the country, to name a few Graca Machel, Josina Machel, Sindi Koyane, Redi Tlhabi and some of them are still my clients.
In 2008 I met Eve from Eve’s Bridalwear while we were working on a Top Billing Wedding shoot. We clicked from the word go. I told her that I wanted to open an exclusive Boutique that imports fine clothes. Only to find that even though she predominantly custom design dresses, she always aspared to import ready-made wedding gowns, as there was a market for that.
We decided to join forces, move to bigger premises at Illovo Square in Sandton and started importing the Maggie Sottero Designs. A few years later she relocated to Cape Town and opened a Boutique there. After nine years of successfully running Eve’s Bridalwear Johannesburg, I was ready to be on my own. I changed the name in May 2018, because Eve was no longer a shareholder.
It’s a dream come true and an honor for me to be part of hundreds of Brides journey of choosing a dress for the most important day of her life. I’m passionate, not only about helping her choose a dress, but the best silhouette that best fits her body. Nothing gives me more joy.