Elbeth Gillis Luminescence 2019 Bridal Collection

For 2019 Elbeth Gillis proudly presents two beautiful bridal collections. I shared Arniston Blue, a collection of sexy bridal separates, earlier in the week, and today we’re looking at the beautiful Elbeth Gillis Luminescence 2019 collection.

The strapline for Luminescence is “Gowns to make you glow”, and it’s so true of these wedding dresses. Soft and gentle, yet dazzling and alluring, this collection of 10 dresses reveals Elbeth’s masterful ability to curate beauty and style. The dresses dance between diaphanous, tulle-covered skirts with shimmering, hand-beaded bodices, and gently-falling, satin skirts with demur, floral-appliquéd bodices. Necklines alternately plunge or brush the collarbones… just divine.

Elbeth Gillis Luminescence 2019 Bridal Collection - Violette Wedding Dress

Well known for her exquisite shoots, this year Elbeth decided to shoot in Arniston, a small seaside town along the south coast of South Africa. The collection comes alive in the town’s warm sunlight and the dresses shimmer in the light.

Dripping with exquisite details, the Elbeth Gillis Luminescence 2019 collection features wedding dresses with ethereal tulle layers, trendy silhouettes and so much gorgeous lace.

Here are just a few of the styles that will make you swoon…

Erika

Erika Wedding Dress from the Elbeth Gillis Luminescence 2019 Bridal Collection

Erika is the epitome of romance, with sweetheart neckline, light tulle skirt overlay and fitted, nude-look bodice. The pretty scattered beaded 3-D flowers that adorn Erika make this wedding dress so romantic.

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Elbeth Gillis Arniston Blue 2019 Bridal Collection

I am super excited to show you what Elbeth Gillis has designed for the year ahead! We’ll be featuring the 2019 ‘Luminescence’ collection very soon, but first I want to share the stunning ‘Arniston Blue’. The Elbeth Gillis Arniston Blue 2019 collection of modern bridal separates offers a plethora of choices to brides who want to feel sun-kissed and golden.

Seven tops and six skirts make up the collection, and it’ll be hard to choose the best combination because they’re all gorgeous in their own, unique way.

Elbeth Gillis Arniston Blue 2019 Bridal Collection - Tina Bodysuit with Alice Skirt

Skirt options include floaty chiffon, soft mermaid with sweeping trains, and full skirts with embroidered florals. There is also the marvellously exotic, full-length ostrich feather skirt, Fabiana. The tops are romantic and delicate, with appliqué and hand-embroidered floral and leaf motifs.

Using the finest French lace, silk, satin and chiffon, the Elbeth Gillis Arniston Blue 2019 collection offers fashion-forward designs that ooze confidence. It continues the legacy of previous collections of mix-and-match separates, such as Milk and Honey, which have been a real hit with brides looking to create their own look.

How about these beautiful pieces to create your look?…

Edel Bodysuit

Edel Bodysuit from the Elbeth Gillis Arniston Blue 2019 Bridal Collection

Brides seeking a romantic look will love the floral detail of the Chantilly lace Edel bodysuit with 3/4 sleeves, shown here with the Casey Skirt.

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Kayla and Giselle wedding dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection

Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 Bridal Collection

As the name suggests, the new 2018 bridal collection from Elbeth Gillis is all about mystique, and it’s just magical. The Elbeth Gillis Mystique collection includes 13 lavish new wedding dresses with mystery and allure.

Everything about these dresses oozes glamour, and I absolutely adore the bodices. They are all sensual and figure-defining, overlaid with transparent fabrics that both hide and reveal with such mystique.

Kayla and Giselle wedding dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection

Elbeth Gillis’ 2018 bridal collection features a lot of nude-look lace, an assortment of exotic designs and floral patterns, delicate straps, sexy plunging necklines and backs, stunning sheer back detail and sparkling beadwork. There is an array of silhouettes within the collection; from full skirted ball gowns to flowing mermaid skirts, there is a style for everyone.

As I mentioned there are many stunning bodices within the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection. Some stand out more than others for their dramatic style and sumptuous designs, and these are my favourites from the collection.

Celia

Celia wedding dress from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection
Celia

The bodice on Celia is incredible. It’s daring, sexy and utterly feminine. The sheer bodice is really flattering, and the intricate lace and beadwork are extremely pretty. This is a real head-turner.

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Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 - Chloe, Lily and Scarlet

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 Bridal Collection

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 is a stunning collection of mix and match bridal separates. The collection will strike a chord with minimalist brides, and draws upon the strong and fluid lines of the 1950s.

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 - Chloe, Lily and Scarlet

It’s the perfect choice for brides who want to play with finding their perfect look. There’s a choice of four skirts – flowy silk chiffon, pleated satin, silk ball gown and knee length ostrich – three bodice styles, and a variety of overlays. Lace and beading details feature, but only as highlights, and there are brilliantly functional hidden pockets.

We’ve picked a few of our favourite combinations from the Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 collection…

Our first choice is the combination of Linda, Marina and Shelby. The Marina beaded tulle cape complements the Linda silk bodice beautifully. Shelby, a soft and flowy half circle chiffon skirt, features a sweep length train.

B2017 Linda Bodice, C7817 Marina Cape and SK7617 Shelby Skirt - Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 Bridal Collection
Linda, Marina and Shelby

Next we have Chloe and Harper. Chloe is a corset style bodice made from stretch satin, and the Harper low-hemline skirt with hidden pockets, also made from stretch satin, works perfectly.

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Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 - Louise

Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection

The stunning Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection is a sensual collection of eight wedding dresses. The emphasis is on backs and shoulders, and the line from nape to waist.

Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 - Louise

From keyhole openings to illusion backs and lace tattoos, backs plunge to the hips in a variety of ways. Necklines also reveal more décolletage, but with a sophistication that is quite becoming. From a satin ball gown to figure-fitting gentle mermaids, silhouettes include everything you could ask for.

The Cape Town-based designer sources only the best fabrics from around the world, and stretch satins, silk chiffons and lace overlays and tattoos feature heavily in the 2017 collection. Also, intricate beading adds glamour to make this collection utterly sumptuous.

Three of our favourite dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 collection are Fiona, Ellen and Viane…

Firstly, Fiona is a beautiful figure-hugging satin dress with dramatic train. We adore the intricately beaded bodice.

Fiona Wedding Dress - Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection
Fiona

Then we have Viane – check out the incredible guipure lace detailing! This gorgeous wedding dress is made from delicate Chantilly lace and satin.

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