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A second chance at love with Faye Delanty, Eco Stylist


Dress selection

Welcome to an Australian first; an appointment only, pre-loved bridal charity boutique in Warilla, Wollongong NSW.

Weddings can be a very wasteful and costly affair, with the dress being the ultimate wear once item. Did you know the Australian wedding industry generates over 2 billion dollars annually – with many weddings costing in excess of $20k...not to mention the 'stress to impress'!

At Salvos Stores, we believe that second-hand never, ever has to mean sacrificing style. So why can't a charity store offer the same elements a mainstream retailer can, including a luxe bridal experience!?

The dresses and the divine trimmings surrounding them in the boutique are all second hand, so many of the gowns have never even been worn, yet wonderfully, they are around the $500 mark or under! Even the flowers are second hand...rescued by slow florist Monique from The Bloom Movement.

Dress choices


We had the pleasure of showing ‘The Today Show’ a behind-the-scenes exclusive in our boutique which will air on Friday 8th February, so keep an eye out! Our lovely local bride-to-be, Teegan got to test drive the concept and ended up finding her dream dress!! Can you guess which one she chose!? Keep an eye out on my instagram for more details as they come to hand.

Fitting the bride

Choosing a dress

Saying yes

Admiring the dress

If you’re interested in going down the sustainable aisle for your own wedding, book an appointment at Warilla Salvos Stores. You’ll have an amazing experience – you’ll wander up the red carpet to your own private room where you can try on to your hearts content, sip organic tea, enjoy healthy treats and receive one on one tailored eco-wedding advice. Give them a call or head into the store to make an appointment. What’s NOT to love??

Salvos Stores By Appointment Bridal Boutique

Warilla Salvos Store,
238 Shellharbour Rd 

Barrack Heights, NSW

(02) 42961798

If you’d like more inspo on how to have a sustainable and stylish wedding you’ll love (and the planet will love you for too) with ALL the glam without going crazy on the spend, see my wedding: Click here

To watch the Today Show segment, tune in Friday at 10.30am on Channel 9, but don't worry if you can’t get to a TV that day it will be on my youtube channel too!


Decision made

Thanks to the people who helped make our shoot possible (and totally beautiful):
@peony.perspective - slow floristry / @anastasiasbakeshop - vegan treats / @ovviorganics - organic tea / @allsaintsclinic - deluxe skin care. Thanks also to Phil, Dale and his amazing team for all their hard work in creating such an elegant and high end experience! And to @peony.perspective for contributing to the photos.