Saturday, 16 September 2017

Enchanting forest elopement

Dimity EcoBride, Annemieke, was married in the beautiful forests of Magoebaskloof, Limpopo in May 2017. The gown, hand-crafted at the Dimity Bridal Studio in Johannesburg, embodied the EcoBride principles of sustainability and truly matched the gorgeous forest setting. Annemieke's gown featured nude texturised crepe georgette and tulle. The corsetted bodice was embellished with vintage French Chantilly lace and guipure leaves, as well as antique Egyptian tulle. It was  finished off with an exposed lace-up and a dramatic train.  The addition of custom made tassels added a sense of whimsy to her Dimity EcoBride gown. 















Photographer: Juné  Joubert Photography

Monday, 28 August 2017

Winter styled shoot

Dimity Bridal Studio was featured in a winter styled shoot at the picturesque Pretoria wedding venue, Bell Amour.  The shoot combined refreshing hues  of blues and greys to give a lighter feeling to the usual dark, jewel colours of winter theme styling. Elegant candles and a floral runner added a touch of luxury to the table setting. 

The bride wore Dimity Bridal Studio's Iris corset which features a scooped back and sumptuous embroidered beaded lace. The corset was paired with a tulle skirt adorned in antique filet lace and delicate handworked crochet details. Our Boho blouse and winter white cathedral veil finished off this regal winter look. We are thrilled to share the final photographs with you and hope they inspire you in the styling of your own whimsical winter wedding.













Venue | Bell Amour
Photographer | Leandrie du Plessis
Styling, Decor & Flowers | The Wedding Event 
Linen | Set the TABLE
Model, Hair & Makeup | Missy Make Up Artist
Assistant | Elri Pollard

Monday, 21 August 2017

Wedding Inspirations Magazine Winter

Dimity was featured in the latest Wedding Inspirations Magazine 2017 winter issue. Our beaded lace Iris corset and draped silk taffeta skirt highlights the 2017 bridal trend of separates. Detachable flounce sleeves finished off the ensemble. Our second gown in the issue is the Leila dress featuring a plunging illusion mesh neckline and removable sheer silk organza overlay. This new creation celebrates the whimsical trend of 3D flowers and a deep v-neckline. Buy the latest issue to discover this year's hottest bridal trends from page 26.


Hair & make-up: Sam Scarborough
Stylist: Karin Orzol
Photographer: Graeme Wyllie
Photographer's assistant: Eddie Stone
Fashion assistant: Melissa du Preez
Models: Kate and Lauren from Boss Models.
Jewellery: Inception Diamonds
Venue: Light Station Studio

Friday, 21 July 2017

Lezaan

A whimsical forest wedding held in the beautiful Midlands area, KZN. Lezaan wore a bespoke Dimity gown featuring a structured lace bodice with delicate straps. The skirt was constructed out of soft crepe and a tulle layer was added to soften her bridal look. The natural look was enhanced by pretty guipure lace leaves hand-stitched around the bodice and straps, and delicate pearl buttons finished off the low back beautifully.







Photography: Tanya Kinnear

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Oakfield Farm Winter Bridal Expo July 2017

Dimity Bridal Studio exhibited at the Oakfield Farm Winter Bridal Expo on 1 & 2 July 2017. We enjoyed chatting to all the lovely brides and hearing about their dream dress ideas and wishes.  To browse through our current and recent brides, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram or visit our website 

If you would like to book a free one-on-one consultation, contact the designer, Wendy Larsen on +27 83 334 0250; or Liora Gordon, Design Assistant, on +27 74 100 7918. Alternatively, email liora@dimity.co.za.











Friday, 9 June 2017

Eco-chic Wedding Inspirations Magazine Feature

Dimity Bridal Studio has an eco-friendly collection of wedding dresses. Zero waste principles and slow fashion processes in pattern making, cutting and sewing define our EcoBride gowns. The autumn issue of Wedding Inspirations Magazine featured a Reuse, Rejoice and Recycle article with an insert by Dimity's owner about how to choose your eco-chic wedding gown.

Click through to see the article:
Reuse, Rejoice & Recycle

Happy reading!

Love, the Dimity team.

 

Monday, 6 February 2017

Enchanted forest wedding in Dullstroom, South Africa

29th of August, 2015

A fantasy wedding setting for a winter bride. The gown, hand-crafted at the Dimity Bridal Studio in Johannesburg, features handmade vintage edge laces of cotton and silk; soft tulle and silk satin for the ethereal silhouette.







Credits:
Venue: The Silver Sixpence www.thesilversixpence.co.za
Coordination, flowers & Decor: Eco-Chic Weddings www.ecochicweddings.co.za
Bridal gown: Dimity Bridal Studio www.dimity.co.za
Photographer: Andre Sonnekus Photography www.andresonnekus.co.za
Videographer: Mighty Fine Productions www.mightyfine.co.za
MUA & hair: Liezl Leach www.liezlcallaghan.co.za
Jewellery: Chey Michau www.cheymichau.co.za

Monday, 23 January 2017

WIN | Double tickets to the Oakfield Farm Bridal Expo

By sharing the Dimity Bridal Studio Oakfield Farm Bridal Expo event on Facebook, you will be entered into our competition to win double entrance tickets for Sunday.

The expo opens at 10:00 on Sunday morning, and closes at 17:00.
Oakfield Farm is located at Plot 240 Beyers Naude Drive, Johannesburg.



The prize tickets are not transferable and are valid for Sunday entrance only.The prize tickets must be collected at the entrance to the expo on Sunday, at a pre-determined time.
To enter, see the Facebook event here
Entries close at 16:00 on Friday the 27th of January 2017.
Winner will be announced at 17:00 on Friday 27th of January 2017 on the Facebook event page.
Dimity Bridal Studio and/or Oakfield Farm may not be held responsible for any losses, damages, injury or other incurred during the visit.
Tickets to purchase are available through Computicket.


Sunday, 22 January 2017

A periwinkle blue wedding at Oakfield Farm

18th of December, 2010

Nicola & Grant's wedding was a beautiful traditional affair at Oakfield Farm in Muldersdrift, Gauteng.
Nicola chose a pretty daisy-embroidered tulle for her wedding dress and we included a periwinkle blue netting in the petticoat as a flash of colour that would be on show during their dance. The curved flared panels of Nicola's dress gave the silhouette incredible movement - perfect for her bubbly character!
The evening's celebrations were captured by the talented Travis & Maike of We Love Pictures, from Cape Town.




Photography by We Love Pictures www.welovepictures.co.za
Venue: Oakfield Farm www.oakfield.co.za


A charming Pretoria wedding

27th of February, 2010

Loanita chose an asymmetric style and a subtle champagne bridal satin with ivory corded lace overlay for her wedding dress. The corseted lining tailored her silhouette beautifully and allowed Loanita to be comfortable in her dress all day. Loanita & Carl were married at Safari Chapel in Pretoria, and dined at the romantic Westcliff Hotel in Johannesburg afterwards.




Zero Waste Sustainable Design

Zero waste pattern-cutting is the designing of a pattern that will result in absolutely no off-cuts once the fabric pieces are cut – each pattern piece fits into the overall fabric piece like a jigsaw puzzle. This is an important tenant of sustainable design practices because much of the waste of the fashion industry starts with the off-cuts produced at this stage of the production process. 

The seam allowances of pattern excess stitched to the outside and trimmed with delicate hand-sewn edge laces.

The Tull-bi-telli bridal gown is an example of this method of design, in that it was cut with zero waste. In order to produce a well-tailored shape, the sections of fabric  which would ordinarily have been cut off and thrown away, have been included into the surface design and embellishment of the dress by stitching the seam allowances to the outside of the garment and trimming them with vintage edge laces for emphasis.

Tulle-Bi-Telli Dimity Bridal gown from the EcoBride collection.
Photo Credit: AES Photography 2011, Model: Samantha-Jo Chandler

This celebration of a sustainable design ethos is a successful study in the art of creating more out of less.