Mellissa and Philzain dressing our bride Marine during a final fitting. Photo: Debbie Lourens

Mellissa and Philzain dressing our bride Marine during a final fitting. Photo: Debbie Lourens

Maya out and about in a custom made dress to represent   Janita Toerien at the 2016 Top Vendor Wedding Awards. Photo Claire Thomson

Maya out and about in a custom made dress to represent   Janita Toerien at the 2016 Top Vendor Wedding Awards.

Photo Claire Thomson

 

 

MEET THE TEAM

You've read About the Designer, now meet the team who make the magic happen aka. The Fairy Godmothers, aka. The Dream Team, aka. This-would-not-be-possible-without-them.

Every single dress that is made will go through two pairs of hands that ensure fabric is cut correctly, seams are neatly pressed, lace is meticulously moulded and buttons are carefully placed and sewn. All by hand.

Mellissa and Philzain will pop into fittings and double check to make sure they know exactly what our brides want.

 

 

 

MAYA

Maya is our design studio manager, she will be your first point of contact and help you in setting up an appointment to see us!

She has the mammoth task of managing us all in the office and she'll check in with brides, send reminders and most importantly cheer you on during fittings because as she said "I'm in love with romance!"

So, when you mail us, feel free to say Hi Maya!!

Mellissa constructing the inside of a corseted wedding dress. Photo Debbie Lourens

Mellissa constructing the inside of a corseted wedding dress.

Photo Debbie Lourens

 

 

MELLISSA DAVIDS

Mellissa's love for sewing didn't start at college when she studied at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, it started early on when her grandmother taught her how to bead evening dresses. 

Today she applies the wisdom from her grandmother teachings with modern sewing techniques to sew the endless meters of tulle on ballgowns or adjust a slight bust dart on exquisite silk bodices.

Philzain carefully sewing black lace onto a nude illusion tulle bodice. Photo Debbie Lourens

Philzain carefully sewing black lace onto a nude illusion tulle bodice.

Photo Debbie Lourens

 

 

PHILZAIN DE VILLIERS

Philzain's hands are responsible for the intricately beaded details and finishing on all our dresses.

If there is a custom beaded bodice then Philzain placed and sewed every single bead with precision, if lace needs to seamlessly overlap in order to look like it was woven to the shape of the figure then Philzain is the one who will applique every tiny leaf to flow into one another.