Hong Kong may be considered a shopping mecca, but one thing this city lacks is fabulous designer bridal gowns. For years fashion-obsessed brides had to travel the world to get their hands on gowns from designers such as Reem Acra, but this is set to change with the opening of Central Weddings (above) at The Landmark. Run by such industry veterans as local gals Yolanda Choy Yee-lin and Carolyn Chow, who founded Chiimes bridal salon, the boutique offers exclusive collections from top US designer brands such as Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Monique Lhuillier (right; HK$35,000) as well as bridesmaid and flower-girl dresses, accessories, custom cakes and floral decoration consultancy services. For eveningwear and other special occasions, there is made-to-measure in-house label Couture Int'l. Orders take about three weeks and range from HK$6,500 to HK$18,000. Designer gowns start at HK$25,000. Central Weddings is at shop B31A, The Landmark, Central, tel: 2869 8666.