Every girl dreams about looking like a princess when attending her matric farewell or saying her I do’s… Bella Vestito can make all of those dreams a breath-taking reality with their exquisite selection of designer gowns – fit for any princess or queen.
Liza de Jager has always been passionate about fashion and weddings. She decided to turn her passion into a career and has never looked back since. We decided to visit her beautiful bridal boutique in Three Rivers to find out why brides are so fond of this establishment.
TELL US MORE ABOUT BELLA VESTITO?
“At Bella Vestito we strive to deliver a level of service that will exceed the expectations of our customers. We are a bridal and evening wear boutique situated in Three Rivers, Vereeniging in the Vaal Triangle. We specialise in the most exquisite International Designer Dresses, from Mori Lee and Moonlight, to Ronald Joyce, Alfred Angelo, Alyce Paris, Mon Cheri and many more. We also offer an in-house collection to suit any bride’s budget. At Bella Vestito we do it all! You can hire or buy a dress, or even let us make one to your specifications. We pride ourselves on delivering friendly, professional service to our clients, as well as high quality dresses. We do wedding, evening, matric farewell, mother of the bride, bridesmaid and flower girl dresses. Bring us your dream dress idea, and we will turn it into a reality.”
WHAT WAS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BUSINESS?
“I have always had a passion for fashion. Clothing just speaks to me. We all love to dress up, I think this starts at a very young age. The wedding day is one of the most important days in any woman’s life, and I am lucky enough to get to live this special occasion over and over through my brides. There is no bigger honour than being a part of such a momentous occasion in somebody’s life, and no greater joy than seeing a bride glow after she has found her dream dress. There was a definite need for a bridal and evening wear boutique in the Vaal Triangle that offers a diversity of dresses for ladies to choose from. Why should the brides from this area always have to drive to Johannesburg or Pretoria to find high-end bridal gowns? In November 2013, I started Bella Vestito and I have not looked back since. This was a life changing undertaking for me, and I would never want to do anything else again. My business is truly my passion.”
WHY “BELLA VESTITO”?
“I wanted something different. Something striking. There are so many bridal boutiques in South Africa, and most of them have English or Afrikaans names that has something to do with a certain type of material. I decided to go for Italian. Bella Vestito means “Beautiful Dress”, which is exactly what we offer our clients.”
TELL US MORE ABOUT THE TEAM BEHIND THE PRODUCT?
“I am the owner, Liza de Jager. I am a 32 years old, working mommy, with an always supportive amazing husband of almost four years. My right-hand, is the very talented wonderful shop manager, Lenel Scrooby. Not only is she an amazing fashion designer, but she is also a superb artist and singer. She is truly a multi- talented young lady, who is just as passionate about fashion as I am.”
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AND GOALS FOR THE FUTURE?
“We want to ultimately be a one-stop-shop for all occasions. In the near future we would like to expand into offering gentlemen suits and tuxes as well. We already offer wedding packages that encompasses most of a bride’s needs for the big day, but we would like to offer it all, from A-Z, from stationary to the entire wedding party’s attire. The reason behind our packages is to take the workload away from our clients, while saving them thousands in the process. I am a big dreamer, and therefore I see Bella Vestito moving into a space ten times the size we currently have, and with hard work, dedication, passion and drive, I have no doubt that this is exactly what we will do.”
HOW WILL YOUR CLIENTS BENEFIT FROM YOUR SERVICES/PRODUCTS?
“Our clients will benefit greatly from thewell-priced, top quality gowns on offer. We also offer professional consultations to assist brides and teens on choosing a dress style that suits them best. We also go out of our way to assist our brides with any planning for the wedding day, as far as we can. We offer a friendly, professional and honest service to all our clients.”
WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE OF DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SIMILAR INSTITUTIONS IN THE INDUSTRY?
“Coming to Bella Vestito for a fitting, is like coming home. All our clients always comment on how comfortable they feel and how much they enjoy coming to our shop. This is very important to us. We feel that the moment you get engaged the wedding experience starts, and every step during that experience should be memorable and enjoyable. We always aim to please, and customer satisfaction is our number one priority. We charge no fitting or consultation fees, and there is no limit to the dresses that you may try on. Our fabulous wedding packages are also quite unique and you will not be able to find anything like it anywhere else.”
IF YOU COULD GIVE BRIDES-TO-BE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
“Remember what is important! There is a lot of stress when you are busy planning your big day. It really doesn’t matter if the cake is not what you imagined or the table runners’ colour is different than what you had planned for, the only thing that matters is the love you share with your husband-to-be. This is ultimately what the day is about.”
IF YOU COULD GIVE MOTHERS-OF-THE-BRIDE ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?
“Please remember that this is your daughter’s big day. She needs your love and support. Let her take the lead in selecting everything she wants for the wedding, and only give advice when she asks for it. It can be very overwhelming for a bride ifother parties have too many opinions or try to take over. Let your princess have her fairy-tale the way she wants it. Just be there for her…”
WHAT IS THE COMPANY’S MOTTO?
“Above and beyond… because this is exactly what we do for each and every client, we go above and beyond to meet and exceed our client’s needs and expectations.”
Visit Bella Vestito, cnr. of Zambesi and Limpopo Street in Three Rivers, to make all your bridal and eveningwear dreams a reality.
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For more information, visit www.bella-vestito.co.za or phone 016 423 6310.