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I friends!
Today I wanted to talk about the most suitable wedding dress styles if you’re getting married in Cape Town.

Cape Town is best known for its beautiful, hot sunny summers and unmatched natural surroundings. For this reason, people flood here from around the world to get married. If you’re saying your I-do’s in Cape Town, here are my top 3 wedding themes and wedding dress advice to match:

Cape Town beach weddings

World renowned for our spectacular coastlines and blue flag beaches. Many brides, both locally and from abroad choose to wed on our beaches and my favorite beach wedding venues are:

Die Strandlooper


If you’re going for a laid back vibe, Die Strandloper is the perfect venue. The wedding is held on the beach restaurant and a meal of freshly caught fish will be served. For a genuine South African experience, sun on your back and feet in the sand, this is for you!

Wedding dress to match:

For this style wedding, laid back bohemian wedding dresses are best. You will be walking on the sand, so keep your feet bare or with toe sandals. I suggest an easy to wear boho gown that’s simple and comfortable. Look at my Islay Rose Bohemian wedding dress collection.


The Strandkombuis is a more upmarket venue, offering the dreaminess of getting married on the famous sixteen mile beach, with all the creature comforts of a traditional wedding. You will have a Bedouin tent to protect you from the wind and world class catering and decor services.

Wedding dress to match:

For this venue I would advise high end bohemian wedding dresses. With the night being lit by fairy lights, a bit of sparkle and glamor can be donned, but I still advise choosing a style that’s easy to wear and has a soft, flowing aesthetic. Again this is not a stiletto friendly venue, so keeping your styling on the boho side is best. Think beautiful lace, beadwork and chiffon. Look at my Islay Rose custom made options for this.

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Cape Town Wine farm weddings

Cape Town weddings are most typified by the wine farm wedding. We have such a vast array of world class venues that it’s hard do select just a few, but for the most luxurious wine farms, look at Ashanti, the Conservatory, Molenvliet, Groot Constantia, Babylonstoren and Grande Provence. These venues will give you the very best of the Western Cape natural beauty as well as the most unmatched catering and decor.

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Wedding dress to match:

These wine farms have a great deal of history and some are quite opulent. For this reason you can choose a wedding dress that is formal and either traditional or vintage inspired. I would advise choosing a wedding dress that has a bit of wow factor. For all wine farm weddings, a traditional wedding dress would suit well. Bare in mind that you will likely go out among the vineyards for your photographs, so unmanageable trains are not advisable. Look either at my Molteno Collections, or at having your dream dress custom made

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Luxury hotel weddings

Cape Town is home to some of the top hotels for weddings in the world. The top of which I would say are the famous Mount Nelson, providing a vintage, historic feel. The Table bay Hotel for opulence unmatched and 12 Appostles for umnatched views and service.


Wedding dress that suits

If you’ve chosen one of these breathtaking venues then I suggest your wedding dress be as memorable as your venue.Go for a high-glam wedding dress that suits your personal styling. If you’re a clean-cut modern bride, then own that style, but be sure that it’s as formal as your choice of venue. I advise a custom made wedding dress to fulfil all your dreams and needs. 

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I hope this helped all those planning their dream wedding in Cape Town, have fun friends and remember, your wedding is about YOU, so be true to your style and don’t let others pressure you into conforming!

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Nihaal's wedding dresses are undoubtedly my greatest achievements. She wed her long term love in December 2015 and it certainly was to be a grand affair!

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Being a Muslim wedding, Nihaal was to have two dresses. The morning dress was the first dress her new husband would see her in and was to be worn for the intimate family event of the morning. The second dress is the one she was to wear to the big reception with all of the guests.

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For the morning dress we chose the most extravagant, gorgeous gold beaded, embroidered lace that was encrusted in crystals. We used this on the bodice and I appliquéd it carefully onto her arms. The skirt of the dress we made from multiple layers of soft Italian tulle in different shades of gold to create a three dimensional streaky effect. To finish off the look I made a simple Cathedral veil from matching tulle. The look was exquisite, and could only be topped by wedding dress number two.

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The second wedding dress was more western style traditional, being made from meters upon meters of white beaded Chatilly lace. The under dress was a sweetheart, A-line dress made from bridal satin. This was covered entirely by beaded Chantilly lace forming a high necked bodice with long lace sleeves. The centre back and cuffs of the sleeves were finished with little satin covered buttons and the back of the dress had a lung, dramatic lace train. The effect created was truly spectacular.
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Finally, I made an even longer Cathedral veil complete with matching Chantilly lace edging. The photographs, taken by the talented Shereen Louw, say it all.

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All the best to the happy couple!

Hi Friends!

I have recently had the pleasure of making some incredible wedding dresses for Muslim brides. In doing so, I realised the modern Muslim Hijab bride isn’t very well catered for in Cape Town. If you are a Hijab bride and want a really spectacular wedding dress that is in keeping with current fashion trends, then I might be the person to help.

Instead of traipsing from shop to shop, not finding anything that is modest or suitable to you, why not have your dress custom made to your exact specifications and measurements. I simply love being able to fulfil my individual clients needs so that they can look and feel like the million dollar bride we have all dreamed of being on our special day!

With this in mind, I thought I would write this post and give you some wedding dress styling inspiration to work from.

The modern minimalist Muslim Wedding Dress

One of the most popular wedding dress ternds  for 2016 is minimalism. If you’re a fuss free girl and want to stick to sleek, slick, elegant lines, then this style is for you. For this wedding dress the emphasis is on the line and the silhouette. There is minimal sirface detail and embellishment. This style will work well for a city wedding.

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The Ornate Hijab bride

If you are a lady who is all about the bling, then this is your style right here! The Hijab bride who wants to go all out with beading and embellished fabrics will be looking at a higher priced dress, but the result will be astonishing. Look at some of these highly embellished designs. Do note that these styles will likely be quite hot, so they will work best for a winter wedding.

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The lace Muslim Wedding Dress

Lace is a classic for all brides. The use of lace works very well with Muslim wedding dresses as it is both modest, and in keeping with current bridal trends. The lace illusion neckline dress is a very popular style for the Hijab bride as it is modern, ladylike and chic.

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Have a look at some great inspiration.

I hope these ideas helped to inspire you. I will be posting pictures of my own Muslim wedding dresses soon.