In case you didn’t know, I’m currently homeless and living out of my suitcase.
Zee and I both work online so before babies and mortgages come along we thought we’d take this unique opportunity to travel as much as we can – living and working in different cities/places for a month at a time. (Yay for Air b n b!)
We’ve been to some amazing places so far (I think I left my heart in Vancouver and we definitely left one ski glove in Banff. Oh and I left my 20s in Hawaii!) but I must admit, I am ridiculously excited about our upcoming trip to South Africa.
And with good reason, the scenery is breath-taking, the food is mouth watering, the wine is divine and boy do South Africans know how to throw a wedding!
Kobus Dippenaar is one of South Africa’s most loved and well-established fashion designers and has been making women look their most beautiful for over 25 years. Dippenaar launched his Anna Georgina by Kobus Dippenaar wedding dress range in 2012, after designing exclusively for the private, bespoke market. A tribute to his mother, the range grew out of Dippenaar’s desire to take haute couture fashion and make it both accessible and affordable.
The Anna Georgina Wedding Dress Collection 2014
Dippenaar’s new 2014 wedding dress collection draws on the linear textures of silk dupoin, the old-world magic of lace, the sensuousness of silk charmeuse and the lightness of tulle. A great deal of attention has been given to handfinishes, from Swarovsky elements to lace applique. Vogue colours include blush, pale pinks, ivory and gold.
Using Chantilly lace and a handful of shimmer, this gown showcases Dippenaar’s trademark play between structure and fluidity.
Rivulets of lace contrast against the simplicity of tulle.
Delicate and dreamy featuring a sheer bodice with appliquéd florals and full tulle skirt.
A low back and a plunging neckline create complimentary lines in this appliquéd tulle dress.
An elegant gown featuring sparkle, satin and statement bows. (Also available in ivory.)
Figure defining, this gown splashes into a pool of lace and tulle and is accented by a slender belt with diamante detail.
This corseted, lace dress harkens back to an era of charm and timeless tenderness.
Made of silk and organza, this drop waist dress has appliquéd details trimmed by bows on the shoulders.
With layers of ivory, gold and blush, this gown has a translucent underlay and a bodice of appliquéd flowers.
The old-world sensuousness of silk and satin is softened by ornamental flowers in lace.
Floral appliquéd bodice and romantic, ruffled skirt.
Flowers and crystals bedeck this appliquéd open-back bodice atop a skirt of tulle.
Classically elegant, this dress is bias cut with a low back, lace over sequins and beaded shoulder detail.
An intricate, low lace illusion back, cap sleeves and silky satin are the perfect combination. (Also available in ivory)
For the romantic at heart, this fishtail dress of corded lace and lace applique surprises with a low, illusion back.
Told you it was a gorgeous collection!
And isn’t the photography, styling and floral design just pure perfection?
Which is your favourite gown? For me, it’s a toss up between Flora and Tanika.
For more information on Kobus Dippenaar’s Anna Georgina wedding dresses visit www.annageorgina.co.za (they are currently stocked in South Africa and the UK)
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