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Made Of Mettle - Wedding bands and Jewellery for your Big Day!

  We LOVE the beauty of simplicity in Made of Mettle’s design. Elegant modern contemporary engagement rings and wedding bands for both men and women. We are chatting to Tracey Jane Lotter from Made of Mettle about choosing wedding jewellery for your special day. •  •  • Tell us more about Made Of Mettle and the services you offer: My first experience with a significant piece of jewellery, was an engraved pendant I inherited from my father, an engagement gift from my mom, he had worn and never taken off until he passed away.   The sentiment, significance, symbolic nature and the ability jewellery has, to enhance both men and women’s natural beauty is what inspired me to follow a career...

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Day Dream - Blackeyed Susan's Botanical Bridal Collection

Day Dream - Blackeyed Susan's Botanical Bridal CollectionPhotographer: Kaitlyn De VilliersVideographer: Jo-Mari De KlerkMUA: Raine Tauber for MAC CosmeticsHAIR: Almari Van Der MerweModels: Courtney Dedekind for 3D Models, Andiswa PonerShot on Location at the Stellenbosch botanical gardens CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL COLLECTION  The feeling of anticipation, the hope and excitement that leaves you day dreaming of that special day. Finding yourself lost in time, transported to a place where all of your heart’s desires are captured. This is the mood we tried to capture with this shoot. We had the privilege of working with Photographer Kaitlyn De Villiers for the shoot, her unique, crisp clean documentary style photography captured this vision perfectly. Blackeyed Susan’s Bridal range has always...

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Mother of the Bride Style

It's "Mother of the Bride" May here at Blackeyed Susan. We love meeting brides and their mothers, the way a mother beams with sheer pride and joy when she witnesses her daughter getting ready for her wedding day is one of the most beautiful moments we have the blessing of experiencing. What beautiful amazing creatures mothers are! We are celebrating Mothers by introducing our beautiful mother the bride styles. Timeless elegance and classic beauty. •   •   • CLICK HERE to be the first the view Blackeyed Susan's Mother of the Bride Collection online now. All styles are available in standard sizes 8(32) - 18(42)Shop online or in store at the Blackeyed Susan Bridal & Eventwear Boutique -11 Wellington Road Durbanville, Western Cape (inside...

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A Garment of Praise!

There have been many times when I have wondered; Why am I doing this? How can such a frivolous and indulgent industry as high end fashion design possibly contribute to this fickle throw-away society, which is always looking for the next big thing to lift it from the cares of the day? Then I was reminded by our own Ethos which we have always upheld for Blackeyed Susan garments: There it was, so unobtrusive at the bottom of the swing tickets which always accompany the packaging of every Blackeyed Susan garment. “ A Garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair”. Isaiah 61:3 This message goes out to all of the special wearers of our garments. Garments which are so...

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Flower Crowns for days!

  Calling all Boho Brides, bridesmaids, flora lovers and festival goers: The Blackeyed Susan flower crowns have finally arrived to shop ONLINE! And we have flower crowns for days.... Nothing completes a whimsical look more than a flower crown, these will never go out of style. It's the perfect way to add fun, flair and complete your outfit for that special occasion. Our handcrafted silk flower crowns are perfect for weddings, themed parties, festivals, kitchen teas, bachelorette parties and garden party celebrations! Ideal for brides and bridesmaids, they are a great way to celebrate a theme and colour scheme.  You can now shop our collection of flower crowns online or come try them on in person at the Blackeyed Susan Bridal & Eventwear Boutique...

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