Are you feeling the wedding planning overwhelm? From choosing your wedding venue to narrowing down your guest list and selecting your wedding decor, your choices are seemingly endless, making one want to hide under the bed. On top of that, you need to plan your bridal look too! Choosing your wedding dress can be the most fun or stressful part of getting married. Thankfully, Rose from Molteno Couture is available to assist and support you choose the perfect bridal gown and accessories to wear to complement it. Match Your Wedding Dress and Bridal Flowers with Molteno Couture and Fabulous Flowers.
Most people think the bridal look consists of a dress, some earrings and a veil, but it goes further than that. Have you considered how important your bouquet is in the equation? The first time your husband-to-be and your guests see you, you will be wearing the dress, and accessories and carrying your bouquet, so we’d better make sure they all work together to create a coherent look. For help from the experts, we have Fabulous flowers to comment on and give advice on matching your bridal look to your bouquet.
When it comes to finding the best wedding florist in South Africa, Fabulous Flowers is definitely at the top of the list. This company has been creating beautiful bridal bouquets and wedding decor for over 23 years and has been a favourite among couples for all that time.
No matter what your style may be, Fabulous Flowers can create a wedding look that is perfect for you. Whether you are looking for something classic and elegant or fun and funky, this team can handle it all. And, because they have so much experience, you can rest assured that your wedding flowers will be perfect on your big day.
If you are planning a wedding in Cape Town, South Africa, contact Fabulous Flowers – you won’t regret it!
Rose loves sharing inspiration with my clients, and Rose has included some options below. Here are some of my favourite bridal clients from the past year whose wedding dresses Rose custom-made. They each had unique aesthetics and tailored their dresses and bouquet to reflect their personal style.
CARLA AND CASPER’S RUSTIC, BOHEMIAN WEDDING!
Carla is a bright, fun-loving, creative woman who knew exactly what she wanted from day one! She was initially considering importing her wedding dress. Still, she reconsidered when she realised that it would cost her about double the price of the dress after all of the import duties and postage had been paid. In South Africa, we have a 45% import duty on garments, a piece of information many people only discover when it’s time to collect their dress from the courier.
Ultimately, it was much better to have made the dress from scratch anyway because the original dress did not have any structure in the bodice and, therefore, would have offered no bust support for Carla. Upon consulting with her, Moletno Couture advised putting a really good corset into the dress so it would cinch in the waist and support her bust. Rose looked at her inspirational pictures and figured out how they could make a gown inspired by her design but make it her own. The boho bridal gown they designed was an off-the-shoulder gown with guipure lace that went all around her bust and shoulders. It was fitted on the top and hips but then had inserts in the chiffon to create a wide, flared bottom skirt and voluminous train. On the bottom edge of the dress, they applied cotton boho lace that was imported from Europe, creating incredible drama!
Carla and Casper’s theme was fun, colourful boho. When styling her, all I could think of was Freda Carlo as she put big bright flowers in her hair. She had a cerise pink wrap, and her flowers were cheerful, fun combinations of sunflowers, chrysanthemums, carnations, gerberas and beautiful roses.
The Dairy Shed is a rustic venue that needed very little decor, so the bright flowers and handmade backdrop worked perfectly for the fun, relaxed wedding.
LEE’S GLAMOROUS BEACH WEDDING
Lee’s dress was one of Rose Molteno’s favourite custom-made wedding dresses they've made. Her theme was beach glam, and her dress certainly was glamorous. Being a slim but relaxed bride, she wanted a beautiful corset but a soft and flowing skirt so she could easily dance and have fun on her wedding day. Rose made an illusion-bustier corset with a webbed design of beaded fabric as an underlayer and embroidered and beaded lace details placed on top of the fabric. The beaded fabric we used to create a delicate halter detail that was hand beaded along the edges, as we did for the top edge of the corset. Finally, a double-layer silky chiffon skirt billowed in the wind and finished this breathtaking look.
Lee’s hair and make-up were understated and natural. Her hair was a half-up, half-down style, with some hair softly snatched into the back of her head. For the ceremony, she wore the veil, and after that, they put the delicate baby’s breath into her hair. Lee’s make-up was very natural looking, with a dewy finish on her skin to give her a youthful aesthetic.
They said their I-do’s in front of a beautiful floral arch on the lawn of the Morgan Bay Hotel outside of East London. The ceremony was on the lawn, with the beach and waves rolling in behind them. Silhouette Photography captured the wedding in an incredible photojournalism style; the local band Goodluck played live at the reception to top off an amazing day! Lee is caught on camera stage diving, making her officially the coolest bride, according to Molteno!
BIANCA AND TRISTAN’S MODERN BOHO WEDDING
Bianca went full-blown modern bohemian as the style of the wedding. She matched this with her soft tulle wedding dress which may not be overtly boho, but it fits well with the whimsical, romantic look and feel of the wedding day. Bianca chose one of my existing designs that perfectly suited her personal style, figure and aesthetic. The wedding dress was a draped tulle gown with floral lace hand appliqued onto the bodice and down the skirt. It was simple and elegant, which worked perfectly as the bouquet, and floral decor really took centre stage.
Bianca had her bridal hair and make-up done by Leoume’ Vos hair and Make-up. Her bridal look was natural elegance. Leoume’ made a soft updo in her hair and stuck to natural tones for her make-up.
The wedding took place at Mosaic Lagoon Lodge in Hermanus. This 5-star luxury lodge is perfect for a bohemian wedding. The wedding was held on wooden decks against the backdrop of the lagoon. Captured photography took exquisite photographs, ensuring they had memories that would last a lifetime!
The wedding couple held back at nothing for this extravagant bohemian-style wedding. They hired a jumping castle for the children, but even the wedding couple got involved, taking pictures and jumping on it after the ceremony!
All things wedding provided the hiring of all the chairs, fairy lights and extra decor that created a seamlessly styled wedding.
From a floral perspective, Bianca’s bold bouquet accentuated her gorgeous gown and modern, the glam bohemian chic theme for her special day. Everything about these photos captures the essence of a unique wedding event, with the dress and bouquet taking centre stage, as they should.
The natural bouquet includes fresh cymbidium orchids, luscious blown white roses, and dried whimsical flowers.
SELINA AND CHRIS’ LUXURIOUS ENGLISH WEDDING
I had the pleasure of custom-making this show-stopping wedding dress from Selina, a bride from England but living in Stellenbosch with her husband. Yes, that’s right, the couple were legally married but wanted to celebrate with their British family and friends. The couple had a legal wedding six months before, but their international guests could not attend because of border restrictions. They also wanted the big celebration at Davenport House, a magnificent Grade 1 listed Georgian country house in Shropshire, England. The family home, with a rich history, has kept its original features and authentic historical feel.
For this extravagant wedding, I created a bridal gown dripping in floral lace and intricate beadwork from head to toe. Selina’s dress was a perfect combination of modern styling and luxurious tradition. Her slim figure meant she could pull off a fit and flare-gown made entirely of embroidered lace. The bodice was a deep V-neck style in the front and a completely open back. We hand-applied exquisite beaded lace over an illusion bodice, with the edges of the dress created with the organic edges of the lace. The bottom of the dress was full of volume, created with panels of lace and tulle. The dress had a long dramatic train made with soft, romantic tulle, and the back was finished with a long row of covered buttons.
Selina and Chris married at the luxurious Davenport House in the UK, and everything, including the flowers, was exquisitely matched!
Jol Photography took exceptional photographs of the wedding day, capturing her bridal look with style and taking dramatic pictures of the venue and the couple dancing, among other things.
Selina holds an exquisitely designed wedding bouquet with lilac and cream garden spray roses, trailing greenery, brunia and lisianthus.
Let's face it, the flowers for your special day should be just as memorable as your wedding dress. Rose from Molteno Couture recommends adding the finishing touches to your bridal look with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Fabulous Flowers. Whether you opt for dramatic hues or more muted shades, they have something special to match any wedding dress. With a wide selection of bridal bouquets, Fabulous Flowers is the perfect place to find your dream wedding flowers. And, if you're looking for wedding dress designers in Cape Town, Rose from Molteno Couture can help you find the perfect fit for your big day! So don't let wedding planning overwhelm you - with Rose and Fabulous Flowers on your side, it'll be easier to ensure your bridal look is absolutely stunning.
The bride's bouquet is one of the most important aspects of her wedding. It's the first thing she'll hold on her big day, and it sets the tone for the rest of the celebration.
There are so many options when it comes to wedding bridal bouquets. You can go with a traditional bouquet or choose something more unique. A custom bouquet can be tailored to fit your individual style, dress and wedding theme. You can choose from a variety of flowers, colours, and styles. You can even add special touches like crystals or feathers. The possibilities are infinite for your wedding dress and bridal flowers.
No matter what type of bouquet you choose, consider the overall theme and colour scheme of your wedding. The bride's bouquet should complement the other decorations and outfits at the ceremony and reception.
Most wedding bridal bouquets are made up of a variety of different flowers. This allows each bride to have a unique arrangement that represents her personality. Some popular flowers in these bouquets include roses, lilies, carnations, and daisies.
The tradition of giving wedding bridal bouquets goes back many years. One popular legend claims that the tradition began when Julius Caesar gave a bouquet of flowers to his wife, Cleopatra, as a symbol of his love for her. Since then, giving these arrangements has become a popular way for couples to show their affection for one another.
Whether you're a bride or just someone who loves beautiful flowers, it's easy to see why wedding bridal bouquets are so popular. These arrangements add elegance and charm to any wedding ceremony or reception.
The bouquets at Fabulous Flowers are beyond beautiful. Each and every one is carefully crafted with the utmost attention to detail, ensuring that each bride’s dream wedding bouquet is brought to life.
No matter your style or preference, Fabulous Flowers will create a wedding bouquet that is perfect for you. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or something a little more unique, their team of talented florists will work tirelessly to create a floral masterpiece that will wow your guests.
Create the wedding of your dreams today. With a dreamy wedding dress and the perfect bridal bouquet, you'll have all of your guests in awe! Trust the experts at Fabulous Flowers and Rose from Molteno Couture to ensure you look your best on your special day. Make memories that will last a lifetime. Start planning now and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
THE FIVE BEST BOUQUETS FOR CAPE TOWN WEDDINGS
If you're getting married in Cape Town, you're in for a treat! With its natural beauty and stunning scenery, Cape Town is the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding. And what's a more romantic part of the wedding than the bridal bouquet?
The Classic Rose Bouquet
There's a reason why the rose is such a popular choice for bridal bouquets. Roses are classic and elegant and come in a wide range of colours to match any wedding theme. For a Cape Town wedding, we recommend choosing a bouquet of roses in shades of white or ivory.
The Coastal Bouquet
If you're getting married by the sea, you'll want a bouquet reflecting the natural beauty of your surroundings. A coastal bouquet should be filled with native flowers like proteas, fynbos, and sea holly.
The Tropical Bouquet
Cape Town is known for its mild climate, making it the perfect place to get married all year round. A tropical bouquet is a way to go if you're planning a summer wedding! Fill your bouquet with brightly-coloured flowers like Hibiscus, Bird of Paradise, and Frangipani.
The Wildflower Bouquet
For a rustic Cape Town wedding, consider a wildflower bouquet. Wildflowers are abundant in the Western Cape and can be found in every rainbow colour. They also have the added benefit of being very affordable!
The Statement Bouquet
If you want your bouquet to stand out, then go for a statement piece. This could be anything from an over-the-top arrangement of roses to an eclectic mix of unique blooms. Whatever you choose, make sure it reflects your personal style and ties in with your wedding theme.
Choosing the right bridal bouquet is an important part of any wedding planning process—but it doesn't have to be difficult! With so many beautiful flowers, you're sure to find the perfect blooms for your Cape Town wedding.
Anyone who's ever been to a Cape Town wedding knows that the bouquet is one of the most important details. After all, what's a bride without her flowers? While some brides opt for the traditional white bouquet, more and more are choosing to get creative with their blooms. Here are some of our favourite Cape Town bridal bouquets for every season.
Spring: For springtime weddings in Cape Town, we recommend a bouquet of brightly coloured flowers. Think roses, lilies, and tulips in shades of pink, yellow, and orange. This is the perfect way to add a pop of colour to your wedding dress and inject a bit of fun into your big day.
Summer: If you're tying the knot in the summertime, you'll want a beautiful and refreshing bouquet. A mix of hydrangeas, daisies, and baby's breath perfectly combines pretty and perky. It'll stay fresh throughout your entire ceremony—a must on those hot summer days.
Autumn: For autumnal nuptials, we love a bouquet of richly coloured leaves. Think crimson reds and deep oranges accented with a touch of green. This is a striking bouquet that will really stand out against your veil. Keep an eye out for windy days—you don't want your leaves blowing away before you've even made it down the aisle!
Winter: Winter weddings are some of our favourites here at the Flower Shop. And what could be more romantic than a bouquet of holly berries and evergreen sprigs? This is a festive way to incorporate the winter season into your big day without going overboard. Plus, it smells divine!
No matter what time of year you're getting married, we've got the perfect Cape Town bridal bouquet. So go ahead and order yours today—after all, every bride deserves flowers on her big day!