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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Be on trend with lace tattoos and transparent sleeves

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Elbeth’s Enchanting Bridal Collection is as on trend as ever, with its elusive lace tattoos, hidden flowers and delicate bead- and ribbon-work. Off-the-shoulder necklines and transparent sleeves are beautifully illustrated in the Hayley gown, worn by real bride Simone. In the photograph below, it’s easy to see how slim-fitting the gown is. Made in crepe

As elegant as Kate Middleton

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For some reason, looking at Ezelna’s beautiful seaside wedding photos, we keep thinking of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge. It’s the elegance and style of real bride Ezelna that makes us draw the parallel, and we think you might just agree. Ezelna and Josh were married in Lambert’s Bay at Oppieduin, in the Western Cape.

Get your dream wedding dress

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Sometimes you have a dream wedding dress in mind – you know exactly what you want and it’s not hanging in a store! That’s when it’s worth exploring the couture route and getting a dress made to your exact specifications. This is exactly what Catherine did. Catherine and James were married in April, just as

A gown that is romance itself

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Romance, kindness and gentleness – this is what we see in this real bride’s wedding. It seems to ooze out of the cracks, along with the groom’s sunshine smile. Kirsten and Kobus were married at Hawksmoor House on the Matjieskuil wine farm outside Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape. Kirsten looked beautifully radiant in the Natalie