Blackeyed Susan® Bridal and Eventwear have just launched “Dark Paradise” their first ever CURVE Bridal collection!
Blackeyed Susan® Bridal & Eventwear has always been about the beauty of simplicity and the modern woman. We love creating dresses for unique, free-spirited, free-thinking, contemporary Brides.
"a garment of praise, instead of a spirit of despair" Isaiah 61:3
We are extremely passionate about designing and making dream dresses! The fit, quality and design are so important to us. We endeavour to source only the finest quality fabric to craft all Blackeyed Susan® Pieces. All our garments are designed and produced in the Blackeyed Susan® Studio in Cape Town, South Africa.
Having said that, we noticed that the curvier bride was being completely neglected, not only by our offering but by most bridal offerings. We felt that no one was catering for these women (except for putting them in outdated, unflattering blocks, copious amounts of fabric or squeezing them into tight, uncomfortable corsets which left them feeling self-conscious and ridiculous).
Realizing more and more that every women’s body is unique and should be celebrated for that reason! The curvier bride has certain needs and preferences, she too wants to look utterly beautiful on her special day.
The Blackeyed Susan bride is cool, contemporary and stylish, the curvier bride seeks modern yet modest designs. She usually gravitates to styles with sleeves and has a need for designs that can enable her to still wear supportive underwear, so low backs, strapless bustiers and spaghetti straps are usually a no – no.
We decided it was time to design a Bridal collection that specifically aims to flatter the curvier woman in all the right places whilst still echoing Blackeyed Susan’s ever present modern yet timeless, simplistic design aesthetic.
We pushed the current stereotypical bridal boundaries with this shoot by exclusively featuring front running bridal couture for the curvier bride, she was styled with on trend festival inspired hair and makeup.
Our backdrops and Pinterest worthy props by Prophouse were specifically designed and handmade for the shoot whilst our lush, original, unique and unexpected bridal floral arrangements – (included black and deep purple floral accents surrounded by tropical greenery), enforced our dark paradise inspired theme.