Thursday, 11 June 2015

Ever After Bride - Jacolien

Good morning to all of our blog followers.

Today we are featuring the beautiful wedding of one of our brides Jacolien.

Jacolien and Paul got married on the 12th of December 2014 at Haute Cabriere in Franschoek.
The lovely photos were taken by Sibling photography. -

Jacolien you looked absolutely breathtaking in your dress. Jacolien wore the dress Jaione by White One (Pronovias Fashion Group)

We wish this couple all the love and happiness life can bring. 
"Marriage: Love is the reason.Lifelong friendship is the gift. Kindness is the cause. And till death do us part is the length." - Fawn Weaver.

Ever After Bridal team

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Ever After Bruid - Romenique

Vandag op ons blad is die beeldskone Romenique....

Romenique het op die 20ste Desember 2014 getrou. Sy het by Naftali Wine estate getrou.

Sy het die rok Esmé van Maggie Sottero gedra. Romenique jy het so mooi gelyk.. Baie dankie dat ons hierdie pad saam met jou kon stap. Jy is so mooi mens van binne en van buite.

n boodskappie van Romenique...

"Hoop dit gaan goed, jammer ek stuur nou eers my fotos, ek het dit 2 weke gelede ontvang. Ek wil net baie dankie se vir jou hulp en ook vir die goeie diens wat ek ontvang het, dit het alles soveel makliker gemaak en ek het my droom rok gevind, ek het regtig soos n prinses gevoel in my rok en dis enige meisie se droom."

Ever After Bridal team

Monday, 5 January 2015

Ever After Bride - Chantelle

Happy New Year to all our blog readers...

What better way to start 2015 with such a beautifull email from Chantelle.

Venue: Ashanti Estate in Paarl

Dress: Maggie Sotterro (Arabella)

Shoes: Oleg Cassini & Nina New York

Jewellery: Obsidian Jewellery

Photographer: Duwayne Photography
Dear Nicola and team
My experience at your store was truly amazing.  It can simply be described as the best experience of my bridal journey (apart from the actual wedding day, of course!).
I would like to thank you all for helping me make my wedding day so special. From the incredible selection of magnificent gowns to your ever pleasant warmth and kindness during the fitting process, I couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you for your professionalism, warmth and great attitude. I was truly impressed with the exceptional service and it was such a pleasure to work with all of you on preparing for the most important day of my life. I honestly feel so sad for the fact that I will not see you again for fittings – you guys feel like family to me!
A wedding dress is one of the most important parts of the celebration because all eyes are on the bride, and I can say with great confidence that I truly felt like a princess in my gorgeous gown. 
Your love and dedication to your bridal salon makes it stand above all the rest and I am excited to recommend your services to future brides.
Chantel Schoeman

Ever After Bridal Team

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Choosing a wedding dress can be extremely stressful. There are so many questions that we ask ourselves: "As the bride, what do I personally like?" "Will my fiance like it?" "How much am I willing to spend?" Unfortunately, choosing the perfect dress is not an exact science. However, there are things you can do to make the decision with as much confidence as possible. Here is how:

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1) Begin your search with a positive attitude. If you go into dress-searching believing that you won't find the perfect dress, it is likely to become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Keep an open mind, and remember: even if the dress you choose doesn't seem to be the "perfect" dress, in the end, you still get to marry the person you love. They will think you're beautiful no matter what.
2) Begin searching. There are several places in which you can seek out wedding dresses. Wedding magazines, wedding dress stores, and wedding pictures online are the most common. You can also watch wedding television shows, such as "Say Yes to the Dress" or "My Fair Wedding."
  • Also, make sure to print out copies of your favorite dresses. These can be helpful both to yourself and for your bridal consultant at whatever salon you go to. Through these sources, you can discover what dresses you do and do not like, and ultimately, what kind of dress you can picture yourself wearing on your big day.
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3) Find out what flatters you. A lot of this is done through trying things on and experimenting. However, if you cannot tell what looks good and what doesn't, there are a few basic fashion rules that you can follow:
  • First of all, if you aren't built like a model, chances are that the dress won't look the same on you as it does it does in the picture. That doesn't mean it will look bad, but that also doesn't mean that it won't.
  • Second, plus-size women tend to have a harder time. Not only do they have a higher priced dress because of the excess fabric, but more fashion restrictions are placed upon them. They are generally not recommended to wear mermaid dresses. They also aren't recommended to wear certain types of ball gowns, which tend to add more bulk. Most fashion consultants suggest an a-line shape, which usually hides the larger areas without adding any excess material. If you are plus-sized, you may want to flaunt your curves with a form-fitting dress. As long as you and your fiance like it, that's really all that matters.
  • Third, choose a dress that fits both your personality and your theme. For example, if you are an outgoing bride with the wedding theme Las Vegas, don't purchase a classic, plain dress. That would just end up confusing your guests.
  • Ruching tends to make people look skinnier. Form-fitting lace dresses should be chosen with caution (it takes the right person to pull them off). And, for people with broad shoulders, halter top dresses are not usually the best choice.
4)  Come up with a budget. For the majority of people, budget is extremely important. It is vital to come up with a reasonable budget so that you can not only have the wedding of your dreams, but so that you also won't be sunken into debt after it's over.So don't worry. If you're budget is low, you still have plenty of options. Just be aware of how your budget connects with your dress choice. If you are interested in either a ball gown or a dress with a lot of detail, you may have a rough time finding one for a low price.
  • Also, be aware that you may have to put down a deposit when ordering a dress. Keep all of your receipts to avoid potential scams.
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5)  Decide who you're taking with you. Don't choose just anyone. You are going to want people who will be supportive and honest. Those people must also realize that it is your dress. If you love a dress but they don't, they need to support you. Otherwise, dress shopping can be a very painful process. You also must decide how big you want your entourage to be. I wouldn't recommend a large group, as they can become unfocused or over-opinionated. Still, you'll probably want more than just one person, just so that you'll have more variety and more people who can point out potential flaws. A group of 2-5 people is probably your best bet.
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6)  Make an appointment with a bridal salon. Congratulations! You have gotten through one of the potentially most difficult parts of the process. Now is the easy part. Search online for bridal stores in your area. After you have picked a few that you think you'll like, give them a call and schedule an appointment to try on dresses. After that, it's pretty much a no-brainer.
7)  Keep a level head. Stay positive, be patient, and never give up hope. Always remember that what really matters is that person at the end of the aisle, and the knowledge that he (or she) plans to spend their whole life with you. Now that beats picking out an item of clothing by a long shot
Enjoy the process.
Ever After Bridal

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Ever After Bride - Leanne

Hi There dear Blog readers....
We would like to share with you today the wedding of Leanne and Jaco..
Leanne wore the beautifull dress Eden by Maggie Sottero.
Her bracelet was designed by Hayley Goodrich:
The photos were taken by Abigail K photography;
Leanne was such a lovely bride to work with... She was always friendly and warm.  Leanne you looked stunning on your wedding day and the Ever after Bridal team would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to be part of this special time in your life. We wish you all the love and happiness that life can bring...