Johanna Hehir Wedding Dresses hand made in the Wairarapa, New Zealand
Johanna Hehir Bridal is an exclusive, boutique label that is available to order at a select number of bridal boutiques worldwide.
We’re a New Zealand based bridal label, specialising in effortlessly feminine wedding dresses for the modern bride. Available at bridal stockists in the UK, Ireland, and New Zealand. We also offer private bridal appointments at the Johanna Hehir studio located in picturesque Greytown, just north of Wellington, New Zealand. We look forward to meeting you and helping find that perfect dress.
“Bridal was a natural evolution for me, as I adore designing beautiful dresses. It is such an honour to be chosen by a bride to make the most important dress of her life.” – Johanna Hehir
Founder and Creative Director, Johanna Hehir, is a British born bridal designer with over 25 years experience. Johanna has lived in Ireland, Australia, England, and now resides in New Zealand where she designs and manufactures her made to order wedding dresses.
Johanna draws upon inspirations from past eras to create her unique, hand made collection of effortlessly feminine wedding dresses with signature figure-flattering cuts and delicate hand finishing.
After studying design and pattern making in Ireland, Johanna went on to create theatre costumes at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Johanna enjoyed working for London designers such as Zandra Rhodes, Jeff Banks at Warehouse, and Catherine Walker (who dressed The Princess of Wales), before launching her own fashion label in 1993.
Johanna designed and retailed her first bridal collection in 1998 from her London boutique. Bridal soon became her main focus and in the years following she has become well known for her unique cuts and romantic detailing. Johanna’s wedding dresses have been featured in countless publications and worn by real brides all over the world.