It has been a while since we updated the blog with one of our real bride stories!
Ever since our latest blog post on Marli & Steyn’s wedding we have been very busy to create many bespoke gowns for all our brides and private clients. The most recent is the wedding gown of our dear friend Lehani du Preez!
Ever since we met Lehani (Also a fashion designer), she said that we will create her wedding gown one day! Soon that ‘One day’ arrived and we got a phone call shortly after DJ proposed! It was time to sit down and put ideas on the table to create a VERY special DRESS. Everything had to be perfect for their day, so Lehani diligently planned the wedding herself, to the ‘T’.
The wedding had a nostalgic vintage feel-combining mauve grey and a subtle hint of purple giving a twist to the conventional. The venue, Laatson, is situated on the outskirts of Porterville and contributed to the relaxed feel of their countryside wedding.
We had the privilege to share in this memorable day! Thanks Lehani & DJ for inviting us!
So let’s talk about the dress! The dress concluded to a 2 piece tiered gown-a trend setting style for 2011/2012. This combination gives the bride the dramatic BRIDAL entrance at the ceremony and the comfort of a short cocktail dress at the reception. This accomplished by removing the voluminous skirt section.
The fabric choice for this dress was a classical mixture of Duchess Satin, French Chantilly lace, bridal tulle and beaded corded lace. For something different we dip-dyed the hem of the dress giving it an umbre effect from cream to a warm grey hue.
All the jewelry was created by Anina le Roux of Lily Blue and the STUNNING shoes Lehani bought at Nine West!The amazing photography was done by Juné Joubert and the videography by Sweefilms. Lehani’s hair and make-up was done by the TALENTED San-Marie Botha.