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September 12, 2018
Styled shoot, wedding dress, bespoke wedding dress, tulle wedding dress

Dreamcatcher Lookbook

Tank you for visiting this page. This collection is a dream of mine come true, hence named Dreamcatcher. It has been in my heart for many, […]
December 24, 2016

Could inspiration for your dream wedding dress be hiding in your closet?

October 1, 2016
Custom Wedding Dress, Bespoke Wedding Dress, Button detail on Wedding Dress

How to get the custom wedding dress of your dreams

August 9, 2014
Lace Wedding Dress with Sleeves, Empire Lace Wedding dress with Sleeves

A Wedding Dress by Maryke Designs featured on UK Wedding Blog

One of my 2014 brides’s wedding + wedding pics were recently featured on a renowned UK Wedding Blog: Rock N Roll Bride. Her empire style, Boho lace […]
May 5, 2014
Veil, vintage veil, vintage, lace applique detail, bridal veil

The most beautiful veil with Lace applique detail

Isn’t this the most beautiful veil? I have noticed there is a shift in bridal trends at the moment concerning veils – they are going back […]
April 12, 2014
Vintage, Wedding

Use a Broach to add a Vintage touch to your Wedding Dress

Using a beautiful vintage broach as a hair pin / hair accessory can add a Vintage touch to your wedding dress, especially if you are a Classic […]
January 29, 2014
Veil, Alternative Veil

Are You Looking For a Modern Alternative to a Veil? |Wedding Wednesday’s

If you are a bride looking for a modern twist on the veil: I’ll be sharing some more pictures in the coming weeks.         […]
January 24, 2014
Off-white Vintage inspired Wedding Dress with Lace Applique and illusion straps, Chiffon empire style wedding dress

Find Your Dream Wedding Dress Using Online Sources for Inspiration

There are a vast array of on-line resources available to brides when it comes to planning her wedding. Using these sources for inspiration when looking for […]
January 11, 2014

LOOKING BACK ON 2013 |WEDDING DRESSES BY MARYKE | DURBAN | KZN | MIDLANDS

  2013 has been a magical year for my wedding dress business. I have discovered a new depth to my passion for turning bride’s dream dresses […]
December 6, 2013

A THANK YOU FROM A SPECIAL CLIENT

Dear Maryke I picked up my dress and have tried it on. It is super. Thank you so much again and I just want to compliment […]
November 29, 2013
Vintage lace wedding dress, Vintage wedding dress, Chiffon wedding dress with ruched detail, Off-the-shoulder wedding dress, Lace strap wedding dress

A-SYMMETRICAL SHOULD STRAP WEDDING DRESS | WEDDING DRESSES KZN

The gorgeous Karin got married 12 Oct 2013. It was truly special making her wedding dress, as we met 10 years ago when I first moved […]
November 22, 2013
Matric dance dress, matric ball dress, evening dress, evening dress with frill detail, sequined evening dress

RED CARPET MATRIC DANCE DRESS | EVENING DRESSES KZN

Making this stunner of a matric dance dress for the beautiful René has been such a rewarding experience! She has such a lovely, bubbly personality & […]
November 15, 2013
V-neck wedding dress, sleeveless wedding dress, wedding dress with illusion back

A VINTAGE WEDDING DRESS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL JO | WEDDING DRESSES KZN

Jo was one of those special brides who crossed my path & deposited a little something of herself into my heart. She started planning her wedding […]
November 8, 2013
Wedding dress 2013, low back wedding dress, lace wedding dress, classic wedding dress, sexy wedding dress

RIGHT ON TREND | WEDDING DRESSES BY MARYKE KZN

The New York Bridal Fashion week was held a couple of weeks ago & I thought I’d share a few of the bridal hip & happenings […]
November 1, 2013
Lace mermaid style wedding dress with illusion neckline

A DELICATE LACE WEDDING DRESS FOR A GENTLE BRIDE

I enjoyed making this wedding dress due to the soft fall of the style lines and the delicacy of the lace. The beautiful Saskia got married […]
October 4, 2013
Wedding dress, wedding dress designer, bride, bridal gown, wedding

FROM THE HEART OF A WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER

There are no words for that moment at a final fitting when I see a bride in her completed wedding dress for one last time. It […]
September 20, 2013
Wedding dress, choosing wedding dress, wedding dress choice,

YOUR WEDDING DRESS THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

That moment in 10, 20 years time, when you blow the dust off your wedding album…will it be a cringing moment of horror…or one of sweet […]
September 12, 2013

AVOID WEDDING DRESS PEER PRESSURE

As I have mentioned in my previous blog post on finding ‘the one’, one can easily feel like one is paddling (and / drowning) in the […]
August 30, 2013

FINDING THE ONE…YOUR WEDDING DRESS

He’s popped the question & you have the sparkle on your finger…sigh…happiest moment. Finding The One – check. A huge congratulations on your engagement! It is […]
August 16, 2013

A HAPPY BRIDE’S THANK YOU NOTE – WEDDING DRESSES KZN

Every now & then I would like to share the heart felt thank you’s of my brides / clients. I don’t know about you, but when […]