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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

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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!
 
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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.



Strandkombuis

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.

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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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Hi Friends!
I hope you're all enjoying the early arival of summer as much as I am! (ok other than the no water thing...)
So wedding season has kicked off with a bang and I am happy to find that the bohemian styel wedding dress is stil super popular! This of course makes perfect sense, as there is really nothing more Cape Town than the boho style of wedding dress. 
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For this reason, I thought I'd give you a little bit of inspiration from my past work and share some more information about the boho bridal styling. 

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What is a bohemian wedding dress?


Boho bridal wear is generally thought of as 1970's inspired, hippie styled dresses. This is marked by the use of loose, flowing fabrics, light dresses that skim the skin and often the use of a great deal of lace. The style rarely uses anything blingy and beadwork is kept to a minumum or is gypsey-esque in design. The use of chans can be popular, but generally the beadwork will be more organic than shiny. 
Bohemian doesn't neccesarily mean cheap, as the style often uses a variety of differnt fabrics mixed together and layered textured lace. 

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Are you the right fit for a bohemian wedding dress?


I think you should be able to answer this question yourself, but if not, then this is the vibe: Boho brides are generally those who don't feel the pressure to conform to societal norms. You're free spirited and fun loveing. You want to be comfortable on your wedding day, if you want to dance and have fun, then the boho dress is for you!

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Does my wedding venue suit the bohemian style wedding dress?


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Most venues in Cape Town are well suited to the boho style wedding but if you have an evening wedding or a very formal siore then perhaps think twice. 
Beach weddings, farm style weddings and, (as is very popular at the moment), forest weddings all suit the bohemian wedding perfectly. Basically, if you're out in nature, this is going to be perfect for you!

How do I accessorize my boho bridal look?


In terms of accesories, your best choice is to keep it natural. Hols back on the bling and rather than a very sparkly head piece, choose a flower crown, or some fine natural flowers pinned in your hair. Contemportary or handmade jewe;ry will suit best, and most boho brides opt for flat shoes, sandals, or even barefoot sandals. Leather sandals work beautifully, but whatever it is, keep it natural.
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Bohemian synonyms: nonconformist, hippy, free spirit, informal, artistic

So, you're getting married in beautiful Cape Town, and your dream wedding has a light and breezy bohemian feel to it. But what exactly is a bohemian wedding dress, and how do you style it?

As a designer, and great lover of the bohemian wedding dress, I thought I'd offer some advice on the subject.

What is a bohemian wedding dress?

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I would define a bohemian wedding dress as a dress that is fairly informal, unstructured, light weight, free flowing and easy wearing. Boho dresses often use large amounts of lace, layering and floaty chiffons.



It should be noted that bohemian as a style does not automatically link to a lower priced dress. The laces used tend to be the softer Chantilly's and woven laces and these can be some of the most costly of all bridal fabrics.

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Cape Town, the hub of the boho bride

Cape Town, due to it's gorgeous natural surroundings and warm weather, tends to lend itself to the bohemian themed wedding. Capetonians are also famously laid back so this trend suits us down to a T!

Styling your boho look

Bohemian Hair

The most popular boho hair looks are the tousled locks, either hanging loosely down the back or in a de-constructed up-down hairstyle. Loose braids have also become popular and work well if you want to place flowers in your hair.

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Make-up

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Keep make-up light and natural looking. Highlights of bronzes and metallics can work well depending on your skin tone. Nude lip colours and fresh skin work best for this style.

Shoes and boho footwear

Many bohemian brides choose to go with the foot jewellery, particularly if they are to wed on the beach. Alternately bejewelled sandals or decorated heels work beautifully for this purpose. Most importantly, make sure they fit the style of the dress and are comfortable enough to be able to have fun in!

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accessories:

Bohemian wedding accessories can be really fun! Beautiful head jewellery can be worn, or flower crowns or even sprigs of flowers.
See some ideas here!

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Hi friends!
Recently I have had a flood of brides who need my assistance in making the perfect dress for their beach wedding. It has become more and more popular over the years to say your vows in the relaxed setting of one of Cape Town's award winning beaches. So the setting and theme is set, but what to wear? Some brides choose for their dress remain the most important part of the wedding (I mean, isn't it?), while others choose the more casual, relaxed approach. Either way you want to make sure you are show stoppingly beautiful on your big day. Here are some ideas to guide you in executing the perfect boho bride look.

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Long, soft and elegant


Despite the informal setting, many brides still want the formal white wedding dress. This is totally fine, but I advise that one stick to light, flowing styles or unstructured dresses. If your body shape allows, try a light sheath dress in lace or bias cut crepe. If you want a more structured style, I would advise a delicately draped chiffon style.

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While dresses don't have to be plain, I would stay away from sparkles and bling for the bohemian beach look. Use beautiful laces, play with texture, layering and drapery. Keep things natural and make sure that the fit is comfortable enough for you to frolic in!

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Short and sweet


Short styles dresses are popular for beach wedding dresses. Either choose a simple bustier style with fitted skirt, or a cute tea length 1950's dress will work well. If you go with a tight mini dress, a tulle or chiffon over skirt is popular as it allows for you to play with that flowing, billowing skirt for photographs.

Something a little lacey

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Rough, textured, shabby chic lace is all the rage for bohemian wedding dresses these days. There are innumerable versions of this gorgeous lace and it's much more budget friendly than traditional Chantilly lace. The handy part of that is that you can use more of it, creating volume in wide cut skirts of stretch lace. I encourage you to play with different laces, combining fabrics, textures and even tones. With this look no beading is needed as the lace does all the work!
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Well ladies, that's all from me! Happy hunting and I wish you all the best on your wedding day!
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