Dear Rene,

I’m not sure where to start in thanking you for the amazing job you did! I am still blown away (as is Stevie) by how beautiful my dress is! I was comfortable to wear, fun to dance in and I felt absolutely stunning. All my friends and family kept commenting on how “me” the dress was! I have attached some pictures from the day for you. Our day was just spectacular. We really had the best time and looking through the photos now its clear to see so did all of our friends and family.

I did as you advised and had a blast in that dress – that included a hike up a mountain!

Much love,


Nearly every single woman can relate to the planning, dreaming and excitement leading up to her wedding day. Even as a little girl they start to dream about their 'princess wedding'... Myself included. The single MOST important aspect often being her wedding dress!

So naturally - you would want your wedding dress to be perfect. It should fit perfectly, make you look gorgeous, complement you, and have that special 'wow' factor that no other outfit or dress will ever have. That's a pretty tall order for a dress.  

Rene manages to meet these ridiculously high expectations - for me and for my friends whom I recommended her services to.  The dress fitted me perfectly (even though my body was changing up until the FINAL WEEK of my wedding plans as I was losing weight pretty fast and I suffer from tilted and rotated hips!), and it looked incredible! Even the INSIDE of the dress was gorgeous! She took the idea that was in my head and made it reality. Not only was it beautiful, it was comfortable too - which is a pretty big win for a wedding dress (all the other 'pre-made' dresses I had tried on in the stores, I could barely sit in).  I could sit in my dress comfortably, dance, stand up (after having sat flat on the ground), jump - you name it.  It was everything I wanted, and then some.

I would STRONGLY advise any bride to be to use Rene's services - there is nothing quite like a couture wedding gown to make you shine and feel amazing on your big day.

Melissa Nel

Cape Town

"The Dress" is really the centrepiece of a wedding. The bride should feel fantastic in it, the groom should swoon and it should bring beautiful tears to happy eyes. 

Like many brides, I wanted the "perfect" dress. The only problem was that it only existed in my mind. I went to five different boutiques to try on wedding gowns, but nothing came close to the elusive dress of my dreams. After subjecting Rene to a 10-page brief and some mild panic as the day grew near, I must take my hat off to her for interpreting exactly what I had elaborately asked for - and more. Rene will not just make you a wedding dress, she will bestow it with her creative attention to detail and will guide you through the exciting journey with a sense of calm and much-needed sage advice.

With Love,

Cape Town

Rene created a beautiful vintage matric dance dress for my daughter, Amy. Rene has made 2 Irish dance dresses for me and her work is of an exceptionally high standard. In fact, I had so much faith in Rene that when we decided to find a dressmaker for my daughters matric dance dress we had no doubt that Rene would be our only choice.

 The fact that I live in Durban and Rene lives in Cape Town was not a problem, as I knew that if I gave Rene a picture and measurements we would get the dress we wanted. Amy's dress was made without any fittings and was posted to me in perfect  condition. When we saw the dress we were thrilled, a few phone calls and emails was all that passed between us and we received a perfect dress.

 Rene is an extremely talented dressmaker and I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a beautifully and professionally made dress.  

Sarah Spring, Durban.

It was very special working with someone who has similar values on marriage to Marc and I, I know there was a lot of love that went into making my dress!

 Rene really spent the extra hours and effort making sure my picture in my head was exactly what I wore on the day, with a few extras from her professional experience, thank goodness!

Liesel Muller

Cape Town 

Rene made a beautiful Cinderella type ball gown for my daughter's matric dance. Rene's dressmaking is of the highest quality and we found her to be very informative and helpful in the choice, design and creation of a stunning fairytale dress for a very special occasion.

We were very impressed with Megan's matric dance dress and thank Rene for the hard work and dedication she put into making and creating such an unforgettable dress.

Tracy Izatt


A very big thank you from Katie & I for her beautiful matric dance dress. 

You are truly amazing - you understood exactly what Katie was asking for, you helped her to find the perfect fabric and then proceeded to make the dress of her dreams! 

She received such wonderful comments about that dress.

With Love

Stella Bull


I had the wedding of my dreams with many thanks to Rene. She made my dress, my mom's dress and my bridesmaids dresses. I live in the UK and was getting married in South Africa. I sent Rene photos of what I wanted along with my measurements.

The dress is one of the most important parts of the wedding and I only had a few days in SA before the big day. this would have been stressful but  Rene was an absolute miracle worker. Rene made my dress exactly as I wanted it. It looked just like the picture and it was the dress I had always wished I would wear.

My bridesmaids dresses were also exactly what I wanted and my mom's outfit was stunning. Rene was extremely professional and also became a friend along the way. She made all of us feel very special. Rene is very talented and reliable and I would highly recommend her to everyone.

Maria Pitts

United Kingdom

Hellooooo :)

I just want to say a HUGE thank you for all the work and time and effort and love you put into my dress.

It looked so beyond stunning on the day. I could not have asked for anything better.

You made my dream dress and it was even better than I had imagined. So thank you so very very very much!!!!

Keep well and I shall send you some more pics when I get them.



Cape Town

Hi Rene

I just thought I would let you know that you are wonderful to work with, you knew exactly what I wanted and brought new ideas to the party. Every little detail worked out perfectly on my dress. 

You were always on time and always happy and bubbly. You know exactly how to get people in the spirit of things and it is so obvious how passionate you are about your work. 

You were professional but at the same time warm and loving. I will not hesitate to take advantage of your skills again one day when I need a dress made and would definitely recommend you to any lady looking for something special. 

You made my night magical as I felt like a super star in the dress you designed for me.

Thank you so much. 

Nikita Price


I was so thrilled to find Rene to do my wedding dress. When I met her and told her about my idea for my dress, she was as enthusiastic and as excited as I was to see my dream dress become reality.

Nothing was to complicated for her and she was determined to make my dress as close to what I imagined as possible.Rene not only made my wedding dress but also my bridesmaids dresses and my husbands jacket. The results were nothing less than perfection.

Rene is enthusiastic about what she does, and you can see the passion for what she does in her work.

I am only sorry I cant wear my wedding dress every day!If I ever had to have a dress made for any occasion, she would be the first and only person I would trust.

Thanks Rene


Hilcrest, KZN