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Try an Elbeth Gillis gown and meet the designer!

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Many brides wonder what trunk shows and designer days are all about, and whether they’re worth attending. That’s why we thought we’d give you a little more information about what each of these entails and why they are so worth it. What is an Elbeth Gillis trunk show and a designer day? A trunk show is

Why you want an Elbeth Gillis wedding gown

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Wow, there are some beautiful wedding gowns out there! Here's why we think you should consider Elbeth Gillis Bridal when you're looking for a gown for one of the most special days of your life...

An Elbeth Gillis custom design

We just love the couture Elbeth Gillis gown that this beautiful bride got married in. A V-neck is mirrored by a V-back, and oh! the Chantilly lace is just gorgeous!

A real bride in a favourite Elbeth Gillis gown

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Anna and Ben – what a delightful wedding, full of Eastern Cape beauty and a rainbow, too! And, Anna got married in one of our favourite gowns, Alicia from the Opulence Collection. This collection is elegant and feminine, light as air and dripping with luxury. We love Alicia because it shows off the feminine form

Mega sale on Elbeth Gillis sample dresses

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Ooh, it’s that time of year again when the Elbeth Gillis studio in Cape Town throws open its doors because it’s sale time! The sale is on selected sample gowns and once-off pieces, typically designed for fashion shoots. The wonderful thing is that you can expect prices that are up to 75% off! And, we’re

Drop-dead gorgeous in Elbeth Gillis Bridal

Oh, we do love a custom made wedding dress! When a bride wants a gown made especially for her it’s often an opportunity for an explosion of creativity. It’s always fun to hear the ideas brides have in mind, and then to advise them on what would work best given their particular vision, their body type

A gown that woos and enchants

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This real bride was utterly enchanting and wholly captivating in her gown by Elbeth Gillis. Married at the stately Nooitgedacht estate outside Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, Marielle looked ravishing in her Hayley gown. This slim-fitting wedding dress is made of the finest crepe satin. Marielle customised her gown by adding a layer of the most delicate Chantilly

A hand-embroidered wedding gown

Orchids, roses and a hand-embroidered wedding gown – these are just a taste of the charming details that Natalie had on her special day. Natalie’s dress was custom-made to be a combination of structure and fluidity. The soft, silk chiffon skirt drops in a beautiful A-line away from the waist, while the sweetheart bodice is

Tulle and lace

We had a wonderful surprise today. A real bride from three years ago sent us some wedding photos, and we are loving them! Jennifer asked Elbeth to create her dream wedding dress of lace and tulle, and here’s the beautiful result! This custom-made wedding dress was a perfect balance of Chantilly lace and handbeading on

This gown has old-world glamour

If you’re a romantic soul who loves the smell of rambling roses and fresh linens, and who carefully weighs the quality of a garment, then you might just love this wedding gown from the Heirloom Collection. This collection features luxurious laces and silks sourced from only the very best manufacturers in France, Spain and India.