Our Process

1. Envisioning your dream dress

At our first consultation we would love to get to know you and your vision for your wedding day. We can advise you on different wedding dress styles as well as show you a wide selection of bridal fabric samples that we have available to order. We can import fabric samples if you have something very specific in mind and you are also welcome to order hand made lace from us. We will take your measurements in case you decide to hire us. A quote will be sent to you after the first consultation. Payment of the deposit will confirm your decision to hire us.

2. Mood boards & sketches

At your second fitting you can view a set of mood boards and sketches made specially for you. We view each of our dresses as an artwork and so we will place your intended dress against the backdrop of a carefully chosen artistic theme sourced from our first meeting with you. At this meeting our pattern-making process will start in consultation with you. We will also supply you with a 3D mock up of the shading and embellishment of your dress.

3. Real Bodice Fit & Hemline

At the third fitting we will fit the real fabric bodice (without embellishment / lace) and a mock skirt or lining layer. Aesthetical / design changes to this bodice and skirt shape can be made. Please bring shoes of the correct height as we finalize your hemline here.

4. Dress Fit & Embellishment

At the fourth meeting, you will fit your dress with the bodice and all the skirt layers. Please bring appropriate nude underwear if the dress is semi-translucent. We will also give you a detailed embellishment drawing to approve.

5. Final Fitting with Embellishment

This is your final fitting with hemline and embellishment finished. We will make minor changes if necessary. 

Our Design Principles

– Not to commit plagiarism: We may not make an exact copy of other designers’ work as this infringes the intellectual property rights of that designer.  In South Africa, the copyright law protects a person’s right to own their creative products, thus making us liable for legal costs if that designer were to come across our copy of their dress design. 

– In order to protect the client, we will not sign up for a dress design that we are not a 100% certain will be a success. 

– Our design aesthetic is to offer brides with a wedding gown that has clean and elegant lines and is coherent.

– We aim to design gowns which are fascinating, luminous and inspiring. 

"Elegance is an attitude"
-Karl Lagerfeld-

Design by Fender with Elementor Photo credits:  Suné Esterhuizen