Welcome…A little bit about us

cape-town-wedding-photographers-zandri-du-preez-photography-4338Meylea Bridal helps everyday South African women realise their lifelong wedding dress dreams. We offer brides the opportunity to find the perfect wedding dress from among the finest range of quality, imported wedding gowns, available at a fraction of the cost you would pay elsewhere.

Our gowns are only available to buy.To find out more, have a look at our FAQ.

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How to order

All dresses can be ordered strictly online, click here to get more details, or alternatively, for those seeking the full bridal fitting experience, Meylea Bridal also offers one-on-one consultations at our studio in Cape Town. 

Fitting meyleabridal wedding dress cape town Here brides can fit on our in stock sample dresses to experience first-hand the quality of fabrics, dress silhouettes and styles on offer; not forgetting the impeccable workmanship of our gowns.

Send us an email if you require any further information.

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A Touch of Colour

While some brides dream about the perfect white dress, other brides want something a little more daring. Coloured wedding dresses are all the rage right now and are a great way to add your own personal style to your wedding day. Whether it’s just a little pop of color or a fully coloured wedding dress, adding a colourful touch to your wedding dress really makes the day uniquely yours.

Here are a few of our favourites…

Style Tarifa – 2016 Pronovias

The Tarifa from Pronovias has a subtle nude color under the lace overlay to give just a little pop of color to the dress. This is a great way to add a little bit of color without committing to a brightly colored gown. If the nude tone compliments your skin tone, the dress looks all the more daring as well.

From pronovias.com

Serencia

This Swarovski encrusted gown by Maggie Sottero comes in a romantic blush color that is perfect for a more demure bride looking to incorporate some color. The timeless color satisfies the more traditional guests, like your great aunt, but brings a little color to the day.

From maggiesottero.com

Truly Zac Posen 

Nothing bucks wedding tradition more than an all black wedding dress. This sleek black lace dress by Zac Posen will certainly turn some heads when you walk down the aisle. The color and long sleeves are perfect for a winter wedding.

From davidsbridal.com

Cosette

This Maggie Sottero gown features a champagne colored tulle dress with black appliqués. If you’re looking for a dress to bring some serious drama to your wedding day, this is the one for you. This is one of the colored wedding dresses that fit for a winter wedding.

From maggiesottero.com

Mariella

Another Maggie Sottero, this fit and flare gown comes with metallic lace appliqués that bring just the right amount of color for a more hesitant color enthusiast. The metallic lace brings a bit of drama to the already dramatic dress.

From maggiesottero.com

Beaded Trumpet Wedding Dress

Another champagne dress, this gown from David’s Bridal is great way to add a little bit of color to your dress if you’re a little more curvy than the average bride.

From davidsbridal.com

Mori Lee Plus Size Wedding Dress 3198

Light caramel is another great color to go with if you’re looking for a little bit of color without going over the top. The color of this Morilee ball gown looks great with any skin tone and isn’t going to clash no matter what your shade.

From morilee.com

Mori Lee Wedding Gown 5405

Ivory is a classic tone for any bride who’s not comfortable in a brightly colored dress but doesn’t want to go with white. The color is more traditional but is more flattering than brighter white dress on many brides. It’s an especially good color if you want a vintage feel for your wedding.

From morilee.com

Allure Bridals Wedding Dress Style 9300

In a beautiful champagne pink, this dress by Allure Brides is another gorgeous option for a bride who is a little more hesitant about adding color to her wedding gown. Pink colored wedding dresses are a good compromise for a bride who wants a little color without sacrificing too much on tradition.

From allurebridals.com

Allure Bridals Wedding Dress Style 2859

This fit and flare from Allure Bridals is another beautiful choice for a bride looking for a champagne dress with more detail work on the skirt.

From allurebridals.com

Allure Bridals Wedding Dress Style 2900

This peachy pink gown is flowing and flawless, perfect for a bride who wants a romantic and feminine dress. The pale pink dress by Allure Brides brings just enough color to make a special impression on your big day.

From allurebridals.com

Alfred Angelo Wedding Dress Style 1516

This Alfred Angelo dress is all drama with its rich red panel and trim. It’s the perfect color for a nontraditional bride looking to bring a pop of color to her wedding day. The deep red color is great for a holiday wedding too.

From alfredangelo.com

Laine Berry Style No.MCLB11614 – Vivian

This thoroughly modern gown from Mon Cheri’s collection is a perfect fit for any bride looking for a dramatic and sleek dress. The pale pink color keeps the dress from looking too harsh and adds a nice feminine edge to the look. It’s on our list of trendiest colored wedding dresses 2016.

From moncheribridals.com

David Tutera Style No.116225 – Thea

David Tutera’s baby blue gown is a wonderful option for a bride with a more playful side. The pale blue is still understated enough to be classically bridal, but colorful enough to satisfy a more adventurous palate.

From moncheribridals.com

David Tutera Style No.116219 – Yalene

Another lace overlay dress, this David Tutera gown features an ivory underskirt with white lace to bring in a subtle hint of color. If you’re up for more of a dramatic contrast, the dress also comes with a sea mist colored underskirt.

From moncheribridals.com

 

SPRING 2016 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS

For Spring 2016, our favourite bridal designers pulled out all of the stops, breaking through the conventional bridal mould and spearheading new styles that classic, romantic, and modern brides alike will adore.

Many of the new details focused on creating layers and adding dimension to the gowns. Whether it meant taking the beloved floral lace appliqué and making the blooms literally pop as three-dimensional embellishments, or experimenting with sheer skirts and full-on illusion bodices.

Overskirts, too, resurfaced as a play on popular silhouettes, creating the illusion of various shapes.The overlay or overskirt is basically the sartorial hybrid of the princess-y ball gown and the minimalist column. You have that extra layer of tulle, lace or organza to give the dress a ball gown feel, but with the slimming effect of a streamlined column or slinky slip silhouette underneath — it’s the bridal version of having your cake and eating it too.

While the sexy, open back trend isn’t going anywhere, this season, a massively plunging neckline jumps into the mix.

Last but not least, the designers gravitated towards soft details that create extra movement and fluidity. Feathers were found on a lot of gowns, whether it was at the hemline, underneath a peplum, or as a waist embellishment. Wave details, too, took hold with swirling patterns replacing the perennial brocades and florals. Tiered skirts came back in a big way with flowing layers of tulle, silk and organza creating a grand finale for many of the designers’ collections.

See below, some of Meylea Bridal’s dresses that represent these trends –

 

 

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FAQ

 

  1. What are your operating hours?

Consultations / Fittings are done on Saturdays, from 9:00 – 14:00 and Wednesdays from 18:30 – 20:30. Fittings are done by appointment only.

  1. Is there a fitting fee?

R20 per dress fitted will be due at the end of the fitting.

  1. Do you sell or hire wedding dresses?

We only sell wedding dresses, so hiring any of our gowns is not an option.

  1. Are all the dresses on our website in stock?

No, we have a sample range in stock that is available for fittings. We try and keep as many different styles, with different silhouettes, material, necklines, etc to give brides the opportunity to find what she likes and what suits her best.

  1. How many people can be brought along to a fitting?

We only have enough seating for 4 in our studio, so 3-4 is a good number.

Some advice – If you bring too many along with you, it can become very confusing.

  1. Can any dress on your website be ordered?

YES, any dress from any of the online catalogues on the website can be ordered.

  1. Can a dress be ordered in a different colour to the dress in the photos?

YES, absolutely.  Dresses can be ordered in white, ivory or champagne, and in any colour on our colour chart. The colour chart is available on our website.

  1. Can I order a dress that is not on your website?

YES, if you have photos of the dress you want, those could be sent to our suppliers and they will let us know if they can or cannot make it for you.

  1. How long in advance should I come in for my first consultation to discuss my dress and how long in advance should the dress be ordered?

We would recommend coming in for your first consultation about 6-8 months before your wedding. Once your dress has been ordered, it will take about 12 weeks to complete. So, I would recommend ordering at least 16 weeks before your wedding.

  1. Do I order the dress in a standard size or with custom measurements?

We recommend custom measurements for each bride, unless you are a standard size.

  1. What happens if I lose or gain weight after the dress is ordered?

We highly recommend selecting the lace up closure if you are on a serious diet or plan to lose weight before your big day. This will allow for a change in size of a few centimetres without altering your dress. However, if a zip / buttons closure is chosen, you will have to try and keep your measurements the same. If you usually don’t lose or pick up quickly, then don’t stress, you have nothing to worry about.

  1. If a dress needs altering, do you offer this service?

We don’t have an in-house seamstress, but we have a recommended seamstress that many of our Cape Town brides have used in the past.

  1. What is the ordering process?

Please click here to see what the ordering process is.

  1. Can a dress be ordered strictly online?

YES, absolutely. Dresses can be ordered strictly online, and all you need to send us to order your dress, is the following:

  1. Dress code
  2. Measurements – See how to take your measurements here
  3. Colour
  4. Closure – lace up or zip or zip and buttons
  5. Proof of deposit payment
  1. How does payment work?

When placing the order, a 60% deposit is due and the balance is due when the dress arrives. We will send out an invoice to you with all the details you need ie. Banking details, deposit amount etc.