If you’re planning a destination wedding, these stunning gowns from Elbeth Gillis should be top of your list when it comes to dress shopping!
If you’ve never heard of Elbeth Gillis, she’s a name to get on your radar ASAP! One of South Africa’s super star bridal designers with a reputation built over 20 years, Elbeth Gillis gowns are soft, feminine and made with the highest quality fabrics possible.
For 2017, there are two new Elbeth Gillish collections: Luxury, which is comprised of elegant gowns, and Milk and Honey, which offers mix-and-match separates. Although these dresses are perfect for any Summer wedding, we think these collections would work perfectly for the destination bride, thanks to the lightweight, silky fabrics, flowing skirts and delicate lace details.
For Instagram-worthy beach wedding dresses, Luxury should be the first collection you check out. The lace details are absolutely stunning, with sheer tattoo-effect lace on dresses like Ellen and a chic nude and Guipure lace corset on Viane. Of course, with a destination dress you’d expect to be showing a little skin, and these gowns feature open backs, plunging necklines and plenty of sheer fabrics.
For a simpler look that’s easy to customise and make your own, Milk and Honey features a beautiful selection of mix and match skirts, bodices and lace overlays, all in simple but luxurious fabrics. Two of our favourite pieces are Harper, a modern high-low skirt with pockets, and Tara, a sheer illusion top with long sleeves sprinkled with floral embroidery.
We asked Elbeth what her top tip was for brides looking to find their dream dress. She says, “Know who you are and keep an open mind. It’s an important to know what you like, but don’t be so bound by that that you aren’t willing to try on a dress. A dress on a person is very different from a dress on a hanger!”
Elbeth Gillis gowns can be found at selected boutiques in London, Dublin, Kent, Birmingham and Limerick. Take a look at the full collection at elbethgillis.com.