Philip & Nicole in the Clo Crepe Gown

#GRACEBride Nicole wore our CLO CREPE gown and PEARLY LONG veil as she got hitched along the Blyde river, South Africa. Adding a touch of elegance to their boho wedding - newlyweds Nicole and Philip embraced everything a Wildlife Estate has to offer, surrounded by "Just married" safari cars, fireworks and hippos.

Newlyweds, Nicole and Philip

What is a Grace woman to you?

Elegant, full of self confidence, naturally beautiful and holds herself well.

Nicole in the Clo Crepe Gown

Which Grace dress did you wear and how did you know it was 'The One'?

Clo Crepe, it made me cry as soon as I put it on and it fit me like a glove!

Bride and groom walking down aisle
Back of bride and groom walking
Bride and Groom laughing
Bride and Groom on the back of a car with 'Just Married' signage

Tell us about your experience when you found your dress.
Did you buy your wedding dress online or visit one of our Showrooms?

I went to the London showroom! I had the best experience with Amy our stylist, it was such an emotional perfect day.

What was your first date?

A romantic dinner under the stars in Africa.


Bride holding white bouquet
Wedding reception table

Did you DIY anything?

All of my wedding signs.

Where did you get married?
Tell us about the location & the style of your wedding.

A boho wedding with a touch of elegance, we got married in the African bushveld in South Africa.

Bride and groom cutting cake at reception
Bride and groom at wedding reception table
Reception table layout

The funniest moment on the day or something that surprised you?

We got married under a big tree next to the Blyde river where there where hippos in the water.

Bride and groom sharing a kiss
Bride and groom sharing a kiss at end of aisle

Any last advice or words of wisdom that you can share?

Enjoy every moment, dance like no one is watching, embrace your gown, they are one of a kind.

Bride in Clo Crepe Gown
Groom holding bride


Groom’s outfit: Charles Tyritt
Photographer & VIDEOGRAPHER: Merlot Photography
Venue: Blue Mountain Blyde Wildlife Estate
FLORIST: Rene Van Der Merwe
MAKEUP STYLIST: Donique Leonard
CATERING: Blue Mountain Blyde Wildlife Estate
WEDDING STYLIST: Myself - Nicole Nel
Cake: The Ginger Jar