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Planning your 2019 wedding and wondering what bridal trends are in this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are five of the top bridal trends to help you recreate the look of your dreams. Your 2019 wedding planning starts here!
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No-care wedding hair

It should comes as no surprise that the Duchess of Sussex has inspired many brides to rock undone buns and intentionally messy hairstyles following the royal wedding. But these aren’t your typical “lazy day” hairstyles. Think of them as messy, but in a controlled way. The key to pulling of this look is to make sure that your hair doesn’t become a mess after a few hours. Loose waves, windswept locks, and face-framing curls are just a few of the many ways you can replicate this relaxed and effortless look for your wedding.

Natural makeup

In previous years, bridal makeup was all about the glitz and glam. This year, we’ll see many brides going for the “no makeup” or natural look on their big day. It doesn’t get more timeless than natural makeup that shows off your skin’s gorgeous glow. And a glowing complexion will always yield perfect photos! If you’re looking to add a pop of color to your natural look, try a bold lipstick.

Pear shaped engagement rings

2019 is said to be the year of the pear shaped diamond. These are a great choice for brides because their unique shape allows you to showcase your individual style and personality. Not to mention, they have a large spread which allows the diamond to appear larger than it actually is. For example, a carat pear shaped stone will appear larger than a carat in a cushion cut. This is perfect if your budget is a little lower because you can choose a smaller carat size and still get the look you want! We’ll be seeing this trendy style at most jewelers this year, including online jeweler Blue Nile, who offers pear shaped engagement rings in a variety of stones and styles.

All over sparkle dresses

From sequins to beading and metallic embellishments, sparkle gowns will be one of the top picks for brides this year. Not only can sparkle dresses be daring, they’re also very sophisticated. For this look, be sure to keep your accessories minimal so they don’t take away from your glitzy gown. Click here to shop our collection of unique wedding dresses.

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Bridal jumpsuits

If you’re ditching a big ceremony for a smaller celebration or just going for a more casual look, a bridal jumpsuit is perfect for you! Not only are they comfortable, they’re figure flattering and totally on trend. For a modern ceremony, a jumpsuit with a lacy top is perfect. For more casual nuptials, a tailored white pant suit is your best option! There are so many styles including flowy, bohemian, and cropped, the possibilities are endless for pulling off this trendy look!

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Shopping for your wedding dress and sick of the awkwardness of having a sales person constantly hovering around you while you shop?
Wish you could have some privacy to talk openly among your loved ones?
Wish you had more than an hour so you could really relax and get the feel of the different dresses?

I bet! I think many women struggle with this when wedding dress shopping in Cape Town so I decided to give you a unique offer.
For R800, join me at my relaxed and welcoming bridal boutique where you can spend two hours trying on as many of my wedding dresses as your heart desires!
Sip on award winning Bubbly and nibble on the sweets provided with friends and family and best of all, get to do it in COMPLETE PRIVACY!

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Rose will be helping you for the first 30 minutes or so, guiding you as to how to get in and out of the dresses without damaging them, and answering any of your questions. After that, she will leave you to it and will be there only if needed. You can then take your time re-trying on dresses and discussing things openly with your loved ones without me hovering.

Should an order be placed, R400 will be refunded to you.

I have over 40 unique wedding dresses to try on, so there should be plenty of occupy yourself with!
For bookings, please mail here:
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Hi Friends!

After nearly 8 years of making beautiful wedding dresses for a wide variety of unique women, I have realized that I do more than just make dresses

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When you work with me I offer you my expertise in styling and designing a dress that will not only suit your physical body type, but your personality and wedding theme too.
I have always strongly believed that your wedding day is all about you, and your wedding dress should reflect all that makes you uniquely YOU

Have you ever wondered - what will make MY wedding Different? Will people remember it, or will it fade into the blur of weddings that my friends attend...?

While I am not really involved in your decor, venue and day styling, I am involved in your dress. The wedding dress is arguably the biggest focus of the wedding day and having a rare and exclusive bridal gown could truly make or break the your special day. 

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Wear a gown that makes your loved ones exclaim "Oh that is SO Her!" 

I have asked a huge number of women what they wish they knew before buying their wedding dresses, and by far the most common response was - don't listen to anyone else, wear a dress that YOU love. Choose a dress that's truly you and don't be persuaded to conform or please other people! 

OK, so I have the wedding dress, but what about the rest????

At Molteno we undertsand how overwhelming it can be when faced with all the details of styling you look, nont to mention your bridal party!
That's why offer a Complete styling solution for you and your whole bridal party!

While most designers will make your dress and then send you on your merry (or totally clueless stressed out) way to find all the other items you need to complete your bridal look. At Molteno, Rose will help you to style your full outfit.

Each bride recieves a complimentary Insiders guide to the best suppliers for all your bridal party needs!

Each bride recieves an Insiders guide to the best servce providers to use for you and your whole bridal party. From your wedding shoes, to your Hubby-to-be's outfit, to your Mother of the Bride and bridesmaids solutions, we will help you with it ALL!

And... I don't just leave it there..... In collaboration with the best in the industry, we compile a personalised styling document to advise you what (and where) to buy to pull your whole look together seamlessly, like a pro! We will show you the correct undergarments to wear, shoes and everything else you may, or may not have thought of!

Remove the stress of styling yourself and your bridal party. Save time (and arguements). Get on with the important things in life rather than traipsing  around shopping mall after shopping mall trying to find the right accessoies. Your time is valuable, so let us help you!

For more information on my couture bridal packages, read here or contact me directly to set up a consultation. 

Over and Out!
With love
Rose

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Planning to get married this year? If you’re looking to have a casual and fun vibe for the big day, consider having an outdoor wedding. It’s the perfect option for couples who want to have a relaxed and less formal ceremony that their friends and family will never forget. Even better, why not have a pool wedding party? It’s a great way to save money as you can have the wedding ceremony and reception in the same place. As a typical South African wedding can cost between R70,000 to R80,000 with 50% of the budget going to the venue, it’s important to find ways to cut costs so you can spend more on other things that may matter to you. To ensure that everything—from your gown to the venue, to the food, and everything else fits your dream wedding concept, here’s the ultimate guide to planning the perfect pool wedding party.

Prepare the venue

For a poolside wedding, you’ll need to make sure that the venue can accommodate all of your guests and that it has the perfect area where you can have the ceremony. If the outdoor space has a gazebo, then that would be the ideal place to have the wedding ceremony. If not, you can DIY a gazebo using natural wood. Decorate it with vines and flowers to soften the look. Enhance the gazebo and the poolside area with strings of twinkling lights, paper lanterns, and swathes of fabric.

The pool itself should be party-ready too. Make sure that the pool water has been changed at least two days before the wedding. Also, ensure that the water has the right mix of pool chemicals to keep it clean and to keep guests safe if anyone decides to take a dip (or if anyone falls in, for that matter). If your reception will be held in the evening, plan on floating some candles and flowers in the pool to give it a magical feel. For safety, keep the pool area clear of wires or electrical cords which may pose potential accidents or injuries.

Choose the right gown

The right gown should make you look and feel like a queen on the big day but it should be also comfortable enough to wear outdoors. Bohemian style gowns are perfect for a pool wedding party as the ethereal vibe of this gown fits well with your outdoor wedding concept. If you’re planning to dance the night away, consider a tea-length or a mini-wedding dress. For a fun touch, change into a pair of classic white sneakers for the reception to give you more freedom to mingle with your guests and dance with your groom.

Have the right food

Plan on having food that won’t spoil or go bad in hot weather. You should also have several options for beverages especially if you picked a hot day to have a pool wedding party. You can’t go wrong with appetizing and savory comfort foods, an array of cheeses and crackers, chilled wine, and fresh juices.

Entertain your guests

Nothing enhances a pool party than good music. You can hire a live band to cover danceable hits from Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, and Beyonce which will encourage your guests to hit the dance floor. Set up a mini outdoor theatre using a projector and a screen where you can show pictures and videos of you and your groom. You can also hire a DJ to spin some great tunes or if you have a flair for making great mixes, simply attach your MP3 player or laptop to the speakers and assign someone to be the DJ for the day.

A pool wedding party is a fun way to celebrate one of the most memorable days of your life. Follow these tips to plan the ultimate pool wedding extravaganza and have a great time with your family and friends.

Written by Jackie
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Nearly 150,000 weddings took place in South Africa in 2015, with many of them happening outdoors. The amazing weather and perfect scenery provide some of the best backdrops for these happy occasions. Planning for these picturesque events takes dedication and some creativity. It is recommended that wedding planning take six months to a year, but realistically, many brides plan the big day their whole lives. She knows what her perfect wedding dress looks like, and she knows where she wants to get married. When an outdoor wedding is your heart’s desire, you’ve got different options, and challenges than conventional brides. The perfect outdoor wedding will be everything you hope with the right planning, and a bit of flexible creativity.
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Count on Mother Nature


No matter where you plan to marry, Mother Nature may have different ideas for you. We all know her temperamental nature, so be ready for whatever she happens to deliver on your big day. Have a back up plan for rain, such as a decorative tarp or tent for an open-air wedding. Consider a beautiful fireplace for outdoor spaces in case the temperature takes a turn for the worst. One of the biggest reasons for an ethanol fireplace at an outdoor wedding is its comfort and aesthetically pleasing advantage. The idea of an eternal flame, carrying united love always, is represented by the fireplace in addition to unity candles. Plan to have someone on standby for unexpected wind, such as the maid of honor, to make sure your dress doesn’t decide to play peek-a-boo with the crowd. Provide parasols or sunglasses for guests at beach weddings or on sunny afternoons. Even if the weather man claims a perfectly sunny day, be ready for rain clouds just in case.
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Plan for Acoustics


An outdoor wedding is also an open-air event, which means there are no walls to contain sound. Remember that the guests will want to hear the vows, so consider a microphone for the officiant. Think about entrance music for the guests as well; a harp is beautiful but its sound could get lost in an ocean breeze. If you have older guests, consider seating them in the front so they have a better chance of hearing the ceremony.

Speaking of Older Guests...


Make sure older guests are able to get to their seats. Choose ushers who will help Grandma navigate over your chosen terrain. Some people find sand difficult, especially with a cane. Other people may not handle hills well, and if your wedding is near a lake, there may be hilly areas to maneuver. While it’s important to pick an area that is meaningful for you, consider how your guests will make it to their seats.

Consider the First Viewing of the Bride

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Traditionally, the groom is not to see the bride until she begins her descent down the aisle. Outdoor weddings lack the walls used indoors to hide the bride. Consider if you want to adhere to this tradition, and how you’ll make it happen. A folding screen works well, as long as the bride is able to move from the changing area to the screen. Other ideas include asking the groom to face forward until the wedding march plays, holding the wedding in a semi-secluded area where the bride emerges from behind a tree, or asking bridesmaids to shield the bride. The first viewing of the bride is trickier outdoors, but can be done with creativity and imagination.

An outdoor wedding is spectacularly beautiful. It works well for many people, but there are more unknowns involved in the ceremony. Plan for as much as possible, then know how to adapt. When you prepare for every imagined surprise, you’ll have a perfect day no matter what happens.

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