Bridal Couture

The Bridal Couture section is purely an assortment of our latest Wedding Gown ensembles. The GELIEFT-team fuses the art of skilled fashion design, pattern cutting and classical couture techniques to unveil whimsical-ornate, yet delicately feminine gowns.

SPRING/SUMMER 2011/2012: “ÉLÉMENTS DE L’ART”-Form, Shape, Line, Texture, Colour

This capsule collection’s inspiration was drawn from the 5 elements of Art/Design.  These basic principles merged together convey synchronization in every creation, throughout the entire line-up of bespoke esembles.  We combined well constructed foundations, structural pleating with diaphanous textures resulting in fashion forward silhouettes accentuating the natural shape, poise and presence of a woman.

The outfits create a narrative of our muse gracefully embracing luxurious fabrics, stateliness and effortless style in her existence.  Each of the looks communicate GELIEFT’s unique design style, portrayed as ECCENTRICALLY CLASSIC, the unexpected juxtaposition of two style characteristics in harmony.

All ensembles in combinations of lustrous silks, satins, sheer organzas, translucent bridal tulles and intricate laces.

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White Swan:  Corded Lace base, Corded Lace Appliqué, Lurex Silk Bow, Victorian Collar with Bridal tulle Ballerina 3/4 skirt Belle Epoque:  Mesh Frill Camisole, Victoria Corset with Lace Appliqué, High Waist Bridal Tulle Skirt with Coloured Hemline Katie-isi-Spyti:  Chantilly Lace base, Lurex Corded Lace Appliqué, Silk Organza, Pleated Bridal Tulle, Sunray pleated Taffeta

Credits: Photograhpy by Jan Ras, Model Lynne from ICE Genetics, Make-up by Janita Toerien and jewelry by VERA’S Bridal Collection.


The inspiration for this ultra FEMININE Editorial (Bridal- & Evening Couture, Prêt-à-Porter) is ‘The Dream Sequence’ - a brief interlude from reality. The interlude evolves into the FANTASY of each woman! A visual FEAST of finely crafted attire, perfectly tailored to adorn her BEAUTIFUL physic and reveal her inner GODDESS.  All ensembles in combinations of lustrous silks, intricate laces, soft fluid chiffons and translucent bridal tulles.

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Amber: Embroided Mesh Bodice, Corded Lace Applique, Handmade Habotai Silk Flowers, Ombre Dyed Sparkling Bridal Tulle Whimsical: Embroided Mesh with Bridal Tulle Overlay, Seperate Bolero with Manderin Collar Peace: Silk Georgette, Embroided Mesh, Corded Lace Applique, Pleated Cationic Chiffon with Bridal Tulle Overdress Eternity: Silk Georgette, Dupion Silk, Embroided Mesh with Hand Beading Beauty:  Crushed Seed Cloth, Embossed Seed Cloth, Ostrich Feathers Grace: Raw Silk, Pleated Organdi, Chantilly Lace, Guipure Lace, Handmade Flowers

Credits:  Photography by Theunis Stofberg, Make-up by Anna Pepper/The Refinery

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