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The Wedding Collective
Welcome to The Wedding Collective. We are an exclusive bridal atelier specialising in artfully curated and designer made wedding dresses for the modern bride. We offer sample wedding dresses by 4 of South Africa’s top wedding dress designers that can be tried on, customized and which are then ordered at the designer according to the brides’ measurements. We also offer a Custom-Made wedding dress option where your wedding dress can be designed and made according to your specifications from scratch. Our goal is to provide a solution of modern wedding dresses to suit our brides’ figures, personal styles and budgets. We believe that finding your wedding dress should be fun and stress-free, thus our focus is a highly personalized experience with professional styling advice and designer service for the bride from start to finish.
Calegra Bridal House is passionate about turning South African brides’ dreams into reality through the most exquisite designer wedding dresses. Every bride should have the chance to look and feel beautiful on her special day, with her pick of the most unique, extraordinary designer wedding dresses in South Africa.
We pride ourselves on our attention to quality and the intricate details of every wedding dress, guaranteeing every bride is paired up to a dress that’s unique to her. We’re proud to support South African designers by offering locally and lovingly designed wedding dresses in Cape Town and Pretoria.
Over many years of working closely with brides, we have discovered that there is always an ideal dress for each individual. Creating that dress is a process and we feel privileged to be part of the journey during this happy and exciting time in your life.
We are a proudly South African brand, rooted off-the-beaten path and looking to create more than just a wedding dress. Yeah, we want your wedding dress to tell the story of you. That's right, no "fabulous" taglines, no "glamorous" pitches. We want your dress to be 100% you...a little off-beat, a little quirky, a little bit princess. Whatever that might be. We love what we do, we love doing it with pride.
HAIR & MAKEUP
Makeup has always been a passion for me and later on Personal Image Styling (Image Consulting) came in second but growing up I would never have imagined having my own business one day. Beautiful Change was established in 2013, and since then my business has evolved from doing makeup here and there to becoming part of a bride’s wedding day!. What a blessing it is to meet each bride, their bridal party and also joining in the friends’ weddings after that. Makeup is special to me, from a family photo shoot to a matric farewell, maternity shoot and any other event. Using a top quality makeup brand I pride myself in using Makeup Designory (MUD) which is a cruelty-free product from Los Angeles, USA.
email@example.com | 083 239 7378 | INSTAGRAM @beautifulchangebycorne
Erin Smylie Hair and Makeup
I am a passionate Hair and Make-up Artist who travels throughout the country and abroad. With a number of years in the industry, I have been able to develop my portfolio in many areas and work with very talented individuals and companies. Due to my background I bring knowledge and understanding to each project that creates a cohesive approach and beneficial execution to all involved.
I have a studio where my bridal previews and one on one consultations take place during the week. My equipment packs up into a fully equipped travelling studio where I am ready for any location and project. I can say that I have an absolute love when it comes to the work I do. I’m creative at heart and enjoy being able to work on a human canvas. We have all been made beautiful and my skills are used to just enhance that beauty even further. The most exciting part of the process is witnessing the end result and breathtaking moments expressed by others.
My name is Karen Bezuidenhout and I am a full time makeup artist and love working with brides and to meet new people. I started my makeup career in 2006 and have since done more than 400 weddings. Knowing what make up is really about is what makes us stand out from the rest.