I met Helena way back in 2008, when we were both studying in Stellenbosch. Soon thereafter our ways parted, so imagine my surprise (and excitement!) when she contacted me to make her wedding dress! It was so much fun to work with Helena, and we always managed to work in a couple of laughs.


Helana’s dress was made of bridal satin to give the structure and silhouette. We covered the bodice with pleated tulle to create gorgeous texture. We then used the most beautiful corded and beaded lace to finish off the dress and give it a soft and feminine look. The bottom of the dress we covered with layers and some more layers of tulle to compliment the tulle on the bodice, and also to create the ultimate dramatic effect by creating big volume at the bottom.

Want to see more of Helana and Charl’s wedding? For more photographs and a full suppliers list go have a look on the blog. If you want to know wht Helana’s thoughts were on the process have a look here.

Photographer: Jana Marnewick Photography | Bride & Groom: Helana & Charl | Venue: Camp Nguni