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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
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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 […]
October 20, 2012

WEDDING, EVENING & DRESSES PIETERMARITZBURG, KZN

I am a Wedding Dress Designer based in Hilton, just outside Pietermaritzburg. My home studio is easily accessible from both the KZN Midlands as well as […]
May 20, 2012

CHOOSING A VEIL

Through my experience with brides over the years I have found that wearing a veil (or not) is a very personal choice for the bride. Traditionally, […]
March 20, 2012

DRESS STYLES

Following are the most popular wedding dress styles: A-line dress: This style can also be referred to as the Princess style. This style has a fitted […]
February 20, 2012

THE DRAMATIC BRIDE

You are likely to envision your wedding day as a formal, elegant affair. You are all about making a statement in an avant-garde, eclectic wedding dress. […]
February 20, 2012

THE CLASSIC BRIDE

Your ideal wedding dress is refined, tasteful and classy. It is likely to be a style you’ve liked all along – something timeless. As a Classic […]
February 20, 2012

THE NATURAL BRIDE

As a Natural bride, while you would like to look your best, you would also like to appear (and feel) relaxed, simple and comfortable. Generally, one […]
February 20, 2012

THE ROMANTIC BRIDE

Your ideal style of wedding dress is feminine, maybe even with some frills, ruffles or ‘pick-ups’ (‘bubbles’). Your dress has lots of dreamy details & accessories. […]