Meet the Designer

Corina Snow has been designing high end fashion since she was 18 years old and she has been designing wedding dresses for more than 30 years.

Corina's dresses have been featured on multiple magazine covers and her wedding dresses have been showcased in the Bride and Groom magazine for more than 20 years.

Hello, I'm Corina

I love creating wedding dresses because they are so individualised and reflect a bride's personality. Working with a bride's ideas and inspirations, and the trust a bride places in me by adding my own professional design expertise, is really rewarding.

When I'm not desiging wedding dresses, you'll find me on our farm fixing fences and other maintenance work, or working in Silkwood Living, a furniture and decor storethat I own with my husband.


Get to know Corina


After designing high-end fashion since I was 18, I was asked by a leading fabric store if I could custom make a bridal gown for one of their valued clients. From there I fell in love with designing and making bridal gowns. A bridal gown is so individualized and reflects a bride's personality. Working with my bride's ideas and inspirations, and the trust a bride places in me by adding my professional design expertise, is really rewarding. I also adore working with the luxurious fabrics and laces that are available to us as designers.

There is a timelessness in the beauty of classic styles. The fitted silhouette, whether it be tailored or structured reflects a bride's femininity and showcases her shape. Every bride has a shape, and a good design will flatter and enhance her curves, camouflaging the “concern areas” and highlighting her strong features.

I do inform my clients that I am “blunt and honest”…… As a designer, applying my 30 years of design experience coupled with working with body shape is paramount to the design of the gown and chosen fabrics and laces.

"A bride should treat the purchase of her wedding gown as an investment. It is the strongest representation of a women's personal style she'll ever have - and the most important gown she'll ever wear. Remember, the wedding day is also a moment captured forever in photos. It's something you will look back on forever."
- Oscar de la Renta

Designer's Studio


In 2016, Corina Snow Bridal Couture purchased an old antique store located in the small town of Paengaroa in the Bay of Plenty. Over six months, Corina restructured and renovated the entire shop to customise it into the ideal bridal studio.

In 2017, Corina relocated her business to the new premises and in the midst, rebranded to The Bridal House by Corina Snow.

The studio has a display of wedding gowns, fabric samples, accessories, a large dressing room, a consultation area and of course, a warm fire to keep cosy on the brisk winter days.

The Bridal House is located in the same building as Silkwood Living, a homeware and giftware store which sells sustainable furniture and decor. The studio is also located next to award-winning cafe, The Trading Post, a cosy French bistro with a delicious menu.


Terms and Conditions


A deposit of 33% will confirm all bookings and is required to secure fabrics/laces/embellishments for all gowns.

o Cash
o Internet Banking

All Internet Banking for final payment of gowns must be cleared before gowns are picked up.

Corina Snow Bridal
02 0828 0284672 00
Please put your name as a reference for the transaction.

Petticoats are hire only (unless prior arrangements have been made).
Pick up: Petticoats are to be picked up 3-4 days before the wedding.
Return: Petticoats MUST be returned the Monday following the wedding.
Please note: Cleaning of petticoats is done by The Bridal House.

We pride ourselves on our high quality of workmanship, however we are not infallible. Although rare, if a construction fault has occurred prior to or during the wedding we will endeavour to repair the fault. Please note all haberdashery e.g. zips, hooks and buttons are beyond our control.

Cancellation after receiving deposit within seven days incurs no penalties unless fabrics/lace/embellishments have already been secured. Seven days after receiving the deposit, this will incur a $500.00 cancellation fee. If fabrics/laces/embellishments have already been secured and are in store, the client will incur the full cost of these fabrics, unless prior arrangements have been made.

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