Maryke

Bespoke Wedding Dress designer | Ready to Wear Bridal Collection ''The moment a bride slips into her dream dress cannot be described…it can only be felt.

I'm committed to having each of my brides experience her moment…through merging your personalty with my design aesthetic your heart's desire is brought to life.'' Maryke

Maryke is a bespoke Wedding Dress Designer, creating custom designed wedding dresses for the bride who is looking for something personal and unique. She merges her classic design style with a bride's personal taste and requiremen

Photos from Maryke's post 13/12/2023

2023 YEAR END – Our 2023 work year is drawing to a close and my staff and I will be taking a much needed break until 20 Jan 2024. As I was organizing my thoughts and intentions for the coming year, I stumbled across a quote pinned to the top of .inc ’s page which reads:

‘’Remember you are currently living at least one of the prayers you used to pray.’’

And right there, in that moment, I realised that as always, no matter how many twists and turns seem to be in the road, there is only one way to wrap up the current year: in an abundance of gratitude. Don’t get me wrong, I also feel the waters of life get choppy at times and often I have to dig deep in order to view those bends in the road as possibilities and opportunities rather than obstacles / dead ends.

Remaining rooted in gratitude has proven to be a strong anchor for me personally. So without a doubt, I am grateful for each and every bride who has chosen a Maryke wedding dress this year. We love and thank you for supporting local, as the ripples reach further than you might know.

Likewise to our lovely stockists: , , & .bridal , thank you for seeing my heart, believing in our brand and making more bride’s dreams come true than ever.

Also a HUGE thank you to my dynamic team backing me in every wedding dress journey. We've forged new connections and relationships with some amazing industry friends (see our Instagram ''Trusted Suppliers'' Highlight).

PS – a special thank you to for stopping me in my tracks and reminding me, that I am actually not just living one of those prayers answered, but many simultaneously. For it is only by Divine inspiration and my faith in God, through His provision that I am able to serve my brides intuitively and authentically.

See you in 2024 - refreshed and ready with new exciting things for our future brides-to-be.

Photo: Paige Behn Photography
Dress: ALEXIA from our Infinite Romance Collection
Hair/Makeup: Beauty by Ilana Gayle
Video: Frank and the Misses Photography and Film
Magic behind the day: Oh Happy Day

Photos from Maryke's post 08/12/2023

Our brides can look forward to a seamless experience where fittings become a highlight in the run-up to their special day.

Dress: PIPPA from our Secret Garden Collection, available at our Hilton (KZN) studio or via LOCA bridal (PE).

Photos:
Venue: Harrington House Pepere Cafe
MUAH: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: Hellohaai
Model:

Photos from Maryke's post 08/12/2023

OUR BRIDAL SIZES - Your measurements are as individual as you are and therefore your Maryke wedding dress is made taking your personal measurements into consideration.

We offer a diverse range of sizes to our brides. At our Hilton (KZN) Studio and you are treated to a selection of our latest styles in a variety of sizes to try on. These are sample sizes which we use as a starting point and guideline.

At our Hilton (KZN) studio you'll be treated to a fitting or 2 during the process with our designer as well.

Dress: HELOISE via our Hilton (KZN) Showroom / (PE)
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Make-up: PRO make-up
Hair: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: .sa
Venue:
Model: .harveyy

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Photos from Maryke's post 03/12/2023
Photos from Maryke's post 01/12/2023

BESPOKE | CUSTOM REAL BRIDE - It was such a joy creating this exquisite wedding dress for our beautiful bride Storm. As with everything pertaining to her wedding, Storm had a specific vision for her wedding dress with intent and sentiment woven into each little detail.

A masterpiece of a wedding dress came to life over hours of corset construction, meters of fabric and each flower individually pinned, hand sewn and enhanced with added details. If you look carefully you'll even spot a butterfly or 2 hiding in between the 3D flowers.

The removable ballgown skirt transformed it into the ultimate party dress.

Photos:
MUHA: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Headpiece: Hellohaai
Venue: Calderwood Hall

Photos from Maryke's post 29/11/2023

REAL BRIDE - Beautiful in her TARA design, customized with billowy chiffon bishop sleeves.

Photos: Technique Studio Photography - Wedding, Portrait and Lifestyle photography

Photos from Maryke's post 26/11/2023

REAL BRIDE - Stunning in her KENDRA design.

Photos: Warren Finlay Photography
Dress: KENDRA via LOCA bridal

Photos from Maryke's post 24/11/2023

''Your dresses are so comfortable'' is a comment we often hear.

Experience a Maryke wedding dress at our Hilton (KZN) studio or any of our nationwide stockists (see our website link: https://www.maryke.co.za/bespoke-by-maryke-bridal-brand-stockists/).

Photography:
Dress(es): FREYA via TruVow Bridal
Venue: Lavender Hill Country Estate & Wedding Venue - Bethlehem
Model:
Hair: Gilbert Mofubelu
MUA: Shirley Keyser Artistry

Photos from Maryke's post 22/11/2023

FREYA - Staying with on-trend sleeves, this beautiful styled shoot by for .bridal shows off our versatile Freya design. Wear her with or without the removable sleeves.

Photography:
Dress(es): FREYA via TruVow Bridal
Venue: Lavender Hill Country Estate & Wedding Venue - Bethlehem
Model:
Hair: Gilbert Mofubelu
MUA: Shirley Keyser Artistry

Photos from Maryke's post 19/11/2023

SIENNA - She is everything that sparkles, twinkles and so much more. Her beautifully beaded bodice is balanced by our elegant, signature chiffon skirt.

You really need to experience her in real life to appreciate her. Schedule your appointment today via a DM, email: [email protected].

You can also find her at our stockists (DBN) and (PE).

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Wedding dress: SIENNA from our Infinite Romance Collection
Bridesmaids dresses: .wright
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17/11/2023

We are here to ensure your wedding dress experience does not get lost in a blur of wedding planning, activity and decision making.

As a Maryke bride, you can look forward to a seamless experience where fittings become a highlight in the run-up to your special day.

Photographer: Blissfully yours photography
Dress: MILLA from our latest collection
Hair and Makeup: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Hair & Jewellery accessories: Magpie Calls
Cake:
Florals & Decor:
Wedding Stationary:
Venue: .guesthouse
Models:

Photos from Maryke's post 15/11/2023

TATUM - Our trend-setting Tatum design with her statement sleeve is for the trend-setting bride. Made in the most gorgeous signature lace, dotted with subtle sparkle. Swipe to see her without sleeves.

Find her at our Hilton (KZN) studio or LOCA bridal (PE).

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Hair and make up: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Photo: Tuhi Photography
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Bridesmaids dresses: .wright
Cake:
Hairpieces: .
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Photos from Maryke's post 12/11/2023

BRIDAL APPOINTMENTS - We will be closed over the festive season between 15 Dec - 22 Jan. Get in touch to book your bridal appointment, especially if you are getting married during the first quarter of 2024.

Follow the links in our bio or send a DM.

Dress: GENNA (fitted) available at our Hilton (KZN) showroom and chiffon version at in Cape Town
Photos:
MUA:
Nails: .nails.by.charne

Photos from Maryke's post 10/11/2023

Many of our designs offer versatility through removable components such as sleeves, bows, removable tulle / ball gown skirts etc.

Melissa made her dress her own by adding removable lace sleeves to her stunning wedding dress.

Photos: Jack and Jane Photography
Venue, flowers & decor:
MUAH:
Earrings: Hellohaai

08/11/2023

Very close to my heart is body image. It is something I have wrestled with most of my life and encounter so often in my brides. The lies in one's head so often distort the image in the mirror.

So beautiful bride-to-be, I would like to say: I feel you.

As women, we often wrestle with this on a normal day without the added pressure of a wedding.

But I would like for you to see what I see: a beautiful woman, about to enter a beautiful new chapter in her life.

He loves you as you are. He proposed to woman hé sees.

Take a deep breath, be kinder to yourself, and know that you are going to be the most breathtakingly beautiful bride he has ever seen.

Dress: TIFFANY from our Secret Garden Collection
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Accessories: .sa
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Photos from Maryke's post 05/11/2023

REAL BRIDE - Beautiful Christel in her MIA wedding dress.

Dress: MIA from our Infinite Romance Collection via LOCA bridal
Photo: MonnaMay Photography

03/11/2023

Don't compare your wedding dress journey with anyone else's. Especially not to reality shows or social media.

Experience it in your own unique way.

Dress & bride: Real bride Tanya in her AMY dress via LOCA bridal , with removable tulle skirt
Photo: Piet My Vrou Photography

Photos from Maryke's post 31/10/2023

STAY TRUE TO YOU - How you feel in your wedding dress should transcend all opinion and pre-conceived ideas.

Accentuating a bride's inner beauty is at the heart of each of our designs.

Photographer: Moments by Carlia
Dress: GENNA (fitted) available at our KZN Showroom
MUA:
Nails: Naked Nails

Photos from Maryke's post 29/10/2023

MARYKE BRIDES - Words we love hearing often at fittings:

''This exceeded my expectations''
''I don't want to take it off''
''Your dresses are so comfortable''
''This is so me''

A Maryke wedding dress is designed with intention and attention to detail. Experience our dresses in real life at our KZN showroom (Hilton, PMB) or at one of our nationwide stockists:

(PE), (Cape Town), (Durban) and early 2024 at .bridal (Free State).

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Venue: .guesthouse
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Photos from Maryke's post 27/10/2023

INTERNATIONAL & OUT-OF-TOWN BRIDES - With our extensive experience in interpreting measurements and design ideas remotely, designing and making wedding dresses for our brides based elsewhere has become a natural extension of our brand.

Click the link in our bio: 'how our online consultations / appointments work' , send us an email [email protected] or a DM.

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Earrings: .sa

Photos from Maryke's post 26/10/2023

MILLA - This photo reflects my current mood - Grateful. Grateful for all our beautiful brides, lovely weather, our dedicated creative team behind the seams, hand-picked stockists nationwide, and amazing industry friends who invite us to stunning styled shoots like these.

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Dress: MILLA
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Venue: .guesthouse
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Photos from Maryke's post 22/10/2023

REAL BRIDE - We love it when our brides trust us to personalize or custom design their wedding dresses.

Dress: Custom HAZEL design
Photographer:
Venue: @weddingsatfordoun

Photos from Tuhi Photography's post 21/10/2023
20/10/2023

Of the many moments in the run-up to your wedding, we strive to have your wedding dress journey be one of your favourite ones.

Photographer:
Dress: Custom TARA via LOCA bridal
Venue: Blomfontein Venue

Photos from Maryke's post 17/10/2023

REAL BRIDE - Maryna was the epitome of elegance on her wedding day! She wore a custom TARA design (scroll to see how we changed the back).

She also had modern fitted skirt on her dress with a removable ball gown skirt.

Dress: Custom TARA via LOCA bridal
Photos:
Venue: Blomfontein Venue
Make-up:
Earrings: Hellohaai
Decor: Booi Creative

Photos from Maryke's post 15/10/2023

LOW BACK WEDDING DRESS - We're all about beautiful backs, and FERN is no exception.

Dress: FERN from our Secret Garden Collection
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Venue: Harrington House Pepere Cafe
MUAH: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: Hellohaai
Model:

Photos from Maryke's post 14/10/2023

REMOVABLE - Our design process is one of thoughtfulness and sensitivity to a our bride's desires. We interpret trends in a way that allows for a modern, yet classic feel.

Our FERN was designed with multiple removable sleeve options. Our beautiful illusion bishop sleeve with subtle lace applique detail adds softness and romance.

Choose between a removable or attached sleeve option.

Dress: FERN from our Secret Garden Collection
Photos:
Venue: Harrington House Pepere Cafe
MUAH: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: Hellohaai
Model:

Photos from Maryke's post 11/10/2023

FERN - She is ultra feminine and so versatile. Her subtle embroidered lace lends just enough detail for a romantic minimalist bride (no sparkle on this beauty).

Choose her as is or opt for one of her romantic, subtle statement sleeves as an addition (attached or removable).

She comes with multiple sleeve options: bishop sleeves with subtle lace applique detail, Tulle bishop sleeves with tulle cuffs or just as-is.

She also looks amazing with a soft, single tulle layer.

PS - Isn't this beautiful scenery at just amazing? It's such a compliment to our beautiful FERN design.

Dress: FERN from our Secret Garden Collection
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Venue:
MUAH: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: .sa
Model:

Photos from Maryke's post 09/10/2023

REAL BRIDE: We simply love our brides! Megan, you were a vision in your LUNA wedding dress.

Photography:

Photos from Maryke's post 04/10/2023

REAL BRIDE - We love it when our brides embrace a custom design. It is a relationship of trust and we love walking alongside our brides as their dress story unfolds.

Although Michele's beautiful dress was inspired by one of our Infinite Romance Designs, we customised it completely to match her vision.

Embark on your custom dress journey today, email [email protected] or schedule an appointment via the link in the bio.

Photographer:
MUAH: Accentuate Hair and Makeup
Flowers & Decor: Sarah Stewart Flowers
Earrings: Hellohaai
Venue: Brahman Hills

Photos from Maryke's post 01/10/2023

CUSTOMIZE YOUR WEDDING DRESS - Ways in which you can personalize your Maryke wedding dress are removable shoulder straps, broader or thinner straps, added lave detail on straps, removable shoulder bows / frills, removable (or attached) sleeves, buttons to the end of a train, the options are endless.

You may request for peek-a-boo detail to be less or more revealing. Choose your favourite skirt silhouette and combine it with your favourite bodice. Add a removable skirt to have the best of both worlds.

HANNAH is our featured dress. She has the option of tulle bows or removable shoulder straps. DM or email [email protected] to schedule your appointment. Hannah is also available at in Port Elizabeth.

Dress: HANNAH from our Secret Garden Collection
Photos: Alexis Diack Photography (www.alexisdiack.com)
Make-up:
Hair:
Accessories: .sa
Venue:
Models: .harveyy

Photos from Maryke's post 29/09/2023

HANNAH - This dress is our favourite kind of whimsical romance! The exquisite lace detail on this bodice is placed at a figure flattering diagonal angle which accentuates the delicate corset style boning boning detail.

Personalise her with removable tulle shoulder bows and / or removable shoulder straps.

Try her on at our KZN Showroom - email [email protected] or DM for a an appointment and Eastern Cape brides can try her on at bridal

Dresses: HANNAH from our made-to-measure Secret Garden Collection
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Make-up:
Hair: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: .sa
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Photos from Maryke's post 27/09/2023

REAL BRIDE - SLEEVES. Add timeless elegance to your chiffon bishop sleeves with a cuff and button detail.

Gorgeous in her personalised Maryke wedding dress.

Dress: Personalised design via LOCA bridal
Photographer: TBC

Photos from Maryke's post 25/09/2023

REAL BRIDE - Most beautiful Meghan in her personalised GENNA design. We absolutely loved the addition of billowing, chiffon bishop sleeves to this dress.

Photography: The Knox’s
Dress: GENNA with sleeves via LOCA bridal
MU: Caitlin Matthews Makeup Artistry

Photos from Maryke's post 22/09/2023

SLEEVES - Did we mention we're loving sleeves? They are still trending in a big way. These chiffon bishop sleeves are simply everything dreamy, romantic and fashion forward at the same time.

Beautiful Maneesha personalised her LUNAH gown with these gorgeous sleeves (yes, they were removable) and a flowy chiffon skirt.

Dress: Personalised LUNAH via LOCA bridal
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MUAH: Rachel Sarah Artistry
Venue: The Groves Venue

Photos from Maryke's post 21/09/2023

CHELSEA - We love beautiful, covered button detail. Choose to have it all the way to end of the train on mid-way.

Experience this gorgeous, scoop neck crepe wedding dress in real life: email [email protected] or schedule an appointment via the link in our bio.

Dress: Chelsea from Maryke made-to-measure collection
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Make-up:
Hair: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: .sa
Venue:
Models: .harveyy

Photos from Maryke's post 19/09/2023

CHELSEA - This luxurious stretch crepe dress is everything. The most flattering fitted silhouette, with peek-a-boo sides and low scoop back; accentuated with the most beautiful, delicate 3D leaf lace detail and covered buttons.

She is available in standard and bridal curves sizes.

Email [email protected] or schedule your appointment online (see link in bio).

Dress: Chelsea Maryke made-to-measure collection
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Make-up:
Hair: Glow - Hair & Make Up Artistry
Accessories: .sa
Venue:
Models: .harveyy

Photos from Maryke's post 15/09/2023

REAL BRIDE - Beautiful Michaela in her elegant Abigail design.

Dress: ABIGAIL via LOCA bridal
Photographer: Charl Kemp Photography
MU: Melissa Aylott Makeup Artist
Hair:
Decor & Flowers: Dusty Pink Events
Venue: Kay and Monty Vineyards

Photos from Maryke's post 13/09/2023

HANNAH - Our Hannah design hits all the notes of romance, tulle, sparkle and lace in perfect balance.

She can be personalised with removable straps as well as tulle bow options (removable).

Email [email protected] to try her on. Also coming soon to

Dresses:
Photos: Alexis Diack Photography (www.alexisdiack.com)
Make-up:
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Accessories: .sa
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Models: .harveyy

Photos from Maryke's post 12/09/2023

REAL BRIDE - How breath taking is this photo by of our real bride Anke in her customized Hazel design?

Did you know we offer the best of all worlds to our brides? We have a wide selection of authentic Maryke designs to choose from our made-to-measure collection, or customize one these designs to personalise your wedding dress, or go for a completely custom (bespoke) design.

We love this journey with our brides.

Dress: Customized HAZEL design
Photos: Anja Aucamp Photography
Venue: Fordoun Hotel & Spa

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