LONDON, October 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, on International Day of the Girl, The Wedding Gallery [http://www.the-weddinggallery.com] - the world's first upscale wedding department store - and pioneering social enterprise Brides do Good [http://www.bridesdogood.com] announce their partnership to raise awareness and funds to drive positive change to the lives of vulnerable young girls.
Founded by Chantal Khoueiry in 2016, Brides do Good offers brides-to-be the opportunity to purchase the world's most beautiful International designer pre-loved and sample wedding dresses at 70% off the original retail cost with the unprecedented charitable proposition to address the global challenge of eradicating child marriage (one of the United Nations sustainable goals) through partner charities Plan International and Too Young to Wed.
Brides-to-be visiting The Wedding Gallery, opening in October 2017 as a 20,000 sq. ft. wedding retail, planning and inspiration destination, will be able to try on and purchase dresses from Brides do Good's exceptional curation of brands including Monique Lhullier, Galia Lahav, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, Marchesa, Elie Saab, Ian Stuart, Vera Wang and Reem Acra. The Wedding Gallery is located in London's Marylebone.
"The partnership between Brides do Good and The Wedding Gallery is powerful. We are two pioneering retail concepts in the bridal industry coming together to create positive change whilst making dreams come true. The funds raised through this partnership will be donated to our charity partners and will directly touch the millions of vulnerable young girls. Through education and empowerment our ultimate goal is to eradicate child marriage worldwide. We believe that every girl has the right to choose her future; her career, her husband, her dream dress at her wedding. The significance of purchasing a dress from Brides do Good at The Wedding Gallery means that dress by dress, we can truly make a difference."
Chantal Khoueiry- Founder, Brides do Good.
Brides do Good brings a unique philanthropic element to bridal retail. Through this partnership, The Wedding Gallery will donate £1 from every fashion styling appointment booked.
Supporting this, Co-Curator of The Wedding Gallery, Lotte Martin added "The Wedding Gallery will revolutionise the way weddings are planned and we can't think of a better CSR partner to join us on this journey than Brides Do Good. We have huge admiration and respect for the work Chantal and her colleagues have done to end child marriage and are extremely proud to be supporting such a worthwhile cause."
ENDING CHILD MARRIAGE - THE FACTS:
- $10 enables five girls to participate in community training programmes to prevent gender-based violence.
- $25 provides a girl with material support for a year, including tuition, uniforms and transportation.
- $300 helps a girl complete a year of secondary school.
ABOUT THE WEDDING GALLERY:
A unique concept for the wedding industry and opening in October 2017, The Wedding Gallery is the world's first permanent wedding planning retail, planning and inspiration destination. A 20,000 sq. ft. space designed by renowned New York architect Christian Lahoude, the Central London location is set to attract aspirational couples from around the world. Open seven days a week, all year round, it will be a new hub of trends, ideas and creativity for the wedding industry and house the world's first members club including a café, bar, meeting rooms, events spaces and Urban Retreat at The Wedding Gallery.
SOURCE Brides do Good