Bumping into my kindergarten teacher at a luxury fabric shop in Gauteng 16 years after being in her pre-school, she told me that I used to sew tissues together during break times. Armed with a tapestry needle & wool I sewed these tissue creations for my Barbie doll.
While packing for my big move from Gauteng to KZN I discovered bridal magazines dating back to 1989, which, subsequently was also the year I sewed my first outfit. And so, at the tender age of 9 my love-affair with all things bridal began.
It is therefore with great passion that I have been creating wedding dresses for brides on a full-time basis since 2001.
My belief is that a well designed bespoke wedding dress is one that reflects who you are at your core. As a bridal designer I focus on understanding your vision & translating it into a wedding dress that captures your individual style & essence.
During this brief yet utterly important time in her life, a bride & I work closely together to bring her vision to life. It is my passion to turn a bride’s dream into reality.
A bespoke Maryke wedding gown is synonymous with impeccable fit, meticulous attention to detail and couture finishes. Bespoke equals a dress made according to your individual measurements & taste.
I would love to be embark on this magical journey with you.