Homepage ... Be inspired ... July 2020 ... Dresses that do more

Dresses that do more

August 7, 2020

Chantal Khoueiry (pictured below) is the founder of Brides do Good, a social enterprise that resells designer wedding gowns to help eradicate child marriage. Ethical wedding dresses at Brides Do Good. They believe a wedding dress represents more than just one love story. In recent years gender inequality and child marriage has gained increasing prominence on international agendas. As a society we have a unique opportunity to act now, and accelerate efforts to change the lives of girls and women all over the world, period.

Chantal explains that child marriage requires work across many sectors at a variety of levels. “We must understand the complicated drivers behind the practise in different contexts and adapt our approaches accordingly. That is why Chantal works with child marriage and gender equality organisations to understand the issue, and identify the right experts to partner with.

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18 and denied the chance of a future of their own choosing’. Chantal explains. 

"We invite our brides to stand with us to protect the rights of girls everywhere, and to create a brighter future for us all.

By stepping down the aisle in a Brides do Good ethical wedding dress, or by donating your gown, you can say 'I do' to a fairer, more sustainable world.”

Brides Do Good work with designers who believe in creating more than just couture. Our handpicked collection of sustainable wedding dresses is donated by brides and brands to bring an environmentally-conscious style to bridal. There's nothing more important than feeling like yourself on your wedding day. Which is why they work hard to curate a diverse range of relatable styles and sizes to suit the modern bride.

Choosing to do good with your wedding dress shouldn't be an expensive choice. There collections are all up to 70 per cent off the RRP to ensure that every women can afford their dream dress. All dresses make a difference to every woman.

For every £3 made they invest £1 in charity projects that empower women and work to end child marriage.

About the featured dress
One of the most iconic bridal designers in history, Vera Wang dresses are handmade in the United States, and recognised for the signature layering techniques, intricate draping and beautiful attention to detail.

A Vera Wang gown is sophisticated drama. Prices range from £1,500. Dress and appointment enquiries: shop@bridesdogood.com

Model Anna Sviri wears Dolce and Gabanna rose gold sequin sandals. Anna's make up and hair by Alma Milcic and headpiece created by Sophie and Luna. Ring from London Victorian Rings. Directed by La FĂȘte on loaction at Palais Hansen Kempinski and Liechtenstein City Palace. Flowers by Dolls Blumen

Photography and filmography by Jessica Rieke and George & Irene @george_irene_wedding_films

Full blog featured on Wedding Chicks