Great news bridal babes, with 32 dresses sold at their stunning pop-up boutique at Bicester Village, Brides do Good have raised enough funds to make an incredible difference to the lives of 100 young girls!
The pop-up ran from April 14th until June 3rd 2018, and sold 32 gorgeous pre-loved and sample wedding dresses from some of the most incredible bridal designers, including the likes of Elie Saab, Ian Stuart, Galia Lahav, Suzanne Neville, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Peter Langner and Sassi Holford, as well as show-stopping accessories from Aruna Seth and Charlotte Olympia.
A percentage from each sale is donated to Brides do Good’s partner charity, Too Young to Wed and will support a year of education for 100 girls in Nigeria where 43% of girls are married before they reach 18 years of age, and 17% are married before they turn 15 years old, and, in Kenya, where child marriage affects girls as young as 7 years old.
“Too Young to Wed is thrilled to receive such a generous donation from our partners at Brides Do Good! Since the inception of our partnership, we believed Brides Do Good was embarking on a brilliant idea – turning a magical day for an adult bride into a future that holds many magical days for former child brides. Together we will provide life changing scholarships for these courageous girls.” Stephanie Sinclair, Too Young to Wed
“I am thrilled to have realised our goal through this pop-up, which was to raise enough funds to provide educational scholarships for 100 young girls. Ensuring access to a safe and quality education is key to keeping young girls out of child marriage, by taking decisive action now we can make a real difference, empowering them to make their own choices and providing them with the tools to live a more independent life so they in turn can influence their communities and future generations. Thank you to all our wonderful brides who visited the boutique at Bicester Village and found their dream dress at Brides do Good, together, we have been able to give these girls the chance of a future they deserve.” Chantal Khoueiry, Founder Brides do Good
All images are sourced from Brides do Good.