Meet our Bride of the Month – September 2015

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Caleche bride Anneline is a perfect example of “Hand-Crafted in Australia – Worn all over the World”

Caleche Real Bride Anneline sent to us these beautiful photographs from Lourensford Wine Estate, South Africa, where she and Frans were married.

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“…Thank you Caleche for the most perfect dress that I could have asked for on my wedding day…I had so many complements on the day and it made me feel absolutely beautiful…”


 So how did these two end up in South Africa? Anneline tells us that she and Frans had been together for 15 years before they decided to tie the knot. After some time working and travelling together, the couple decided to settle in Tasmania but Frans waited to surprise Anneline on a trip to South Africa to pop the question!


Caleche Bride Anneline

Anneline purchased her gown from Luxe, in Hobart, an experience which was‘….very professional, organising the dresses from Caleche…to try on while I was searching for the perfect wedding dress…’

The lovely people at Luxe made the time enjoyable and relaxed without the worry of flying interstate for fittings.

And what was it about the Rita gown that made it perfect for her wedding day? “…all the special detail added, from the scalloped lace bodice to the soft flowing tulle skirt…”



lourensford estate weddingA year after their engagement, Anneline and Frans were at Lourensford making their vows to each other.




Bride and“…Our wedding day was perfect in every way, from the light rain showers the morning, to the quiet starry evening.  We felt that God blessed us with His love and grace and are thankful to start this next chapter of our lives together…”



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For Anneline and Frans this was a special day full of laughter and a celebration of love, and we feel privileged to be a small part of it.

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Lourensford Estate captured by ZaraZoo photography

Lourensford Wine Estate captured by ZaraZoo

The latest in Caleche Event and Evening Wear

White Tie Event Gown

White Tie Event Elegance            Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell


Black Tie Gown

Black Tie Lace   Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

The 2015 Adelaide Fashion Festival was a great success for South Australia and we were proud to be invited to be a part of the Couture Culture Parade in the Hindmarsh Square Marquee. While it’s fantastic to see our Event and Evening Wear designs on the catwalk, these gowns will be custom made especially for our customers. How are they a great place to seek some initial inspiration for you’re own creation?

Going to the most formal of occasions a White tie event? Be inspired by this lace and tulle gown – choose a sparkly beaded lace, pop on a long silk tie sash and be a standout in the crowd.

What about a Black tie celebration. Choose a chic cocktail dress or a long evening gown – I suggest starting with this sexy yet covered style. Once again the choice of lace can dramatically alter the look of the gown, how about navy? The front split is a bit of wow when you’re moving.

Cocktail Gown

Elegant at a Cocktail Function Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

What if your invitation says cocktail dress? Start with this peplum gown of amazing 3-D tulle and beading, shorten it to just below the knee and away you go! Have fun dressing up with great accessories and a pair of killer heels.

Semi-Formall Outfit

Semi-Formal Outfit         Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell

Semiformal or neat casual is possibly the hardest one to choose an outfit for. Depending on the time of the event, you’re really mixing formal and casual. A hot night could be a great time to pull on some dress shorts with this sheer lace top, or grab our satin box pleat skirt that just shows your ankles and top with a t-shirt and glam belt.

Beach Formal Dress

Beach Formal simplicity Image by photographer Nicholas Purcell





Lastly, something like beach formal suggests an elegant beach wedding, or destination event (think on the beaches of Mexico!). Dress to impress, but also dress for the elements – sun, sand, and water – like our dress with a midi length skirt inspired by this Bridal style.

Whatever the event, we’ll help you arrive in a beautifully hand-crafted outfit that has been made for you. Seek inspiration, bring your ideas and talk to our designers about creating the event or evening wear outfit you’ll adore.