When a bride is always smiling, you know you have a winner client on your hands! Elanie was seriously one of the coolest people I have had the privilege to work with. We had so much fun during the process, and we always had something to laugh about.

To this day Elanie’s dress is one of my favourites I have made. I just love the simplicity and elegance of her dress.


I made Elanie’s dress of Ivory raw silk. I added layers of tulle for the skirt to create a softer look. In addition to that I used corded and beaded lace on the bodice. Placing a ribbon belt with a fabric flower across her waistline to add a little more detail. I cut out single lace motifs and sewed them on by hand. Placing them to run down the skirt on the one side, slowly fading away. To complete her look I sewed lace trimming around the hem of her dress.

See more of their wedding and the complete list of suppliers here on the blog.

Photographer:  Michelle Wiese Photography | Bride & Groom: Elanie & Frikkie | Venue: Gabriëlskloof