In being involved with many fashion shows and shoots, we wanted to do something that was authentically bridal with this shoot. A beautiful woman dressed in a wedding gown, with all the attention on her. No sound and lighting, no distractions, no hype, just the serenity of a bride in her dream dress. Hair and makeup complete and flowers waiting…

Here are a few comments from the team who helped to put this shoot together:

Laurina Machite


As a Couture designer of bespoke gowns Jason Kieck Designs have, over the past 25 years, attracted clients from all over the world looking for something to make them feel beautiful. Jason Kieck has dressed two miss worlds, 10 Miss South Africa’s and now, one happy little ol’ me here in Port Elizabeth.

From the moment I put this dress on I felt my entire aura change. It cinches you in just right at the waist and has a puffy skirt that would make any woman feel like a princess. The dress features intricate designs that give the dress character around the neckline, which itself allows you to show off a bit of skin without being super risqué.

Every single couture design of Jason’s has been made with meticulous attention to detail. He continues to push fashion boundaries while aiming to make you feel like a more beautiful and snatched version of yourself once you put any of his designs on. 

Every woman deserves to feel like a princess on her wedding day without worrying about how she looks and with the guarantee that she will be nothing but the centre of attention on her wedding day. Jason Kieck Designs knows exactly how to dress the modern makoti who wants to look respectable but still wants show up and show out on her special and unforgettable day.


Jason Kieck

“It’s always an absolute pleasure working with people who are not only enthusiastic and passionate about their work, but talented and professional as well. Thanks to all involved in this shoot.”

Nicky Christodoulou


“When teaming up with Jason Kieck Designs for this particular photo shoot, we knew we couldn’t go wrong with this classic white bouquet. The white roses give it a romantic look while the freesias and stocks give it a whimsical feeling. There is no doubt that this bouquet was the right fit for this beautiful Jason Kieck creation”.


Rais Salie


“I had such a wonderful time working with everyone involved in the project, from concept to completion really has been a pleasure.  I have learned a lot and met some amazing people along the way. The experience and professionalism of Jason and his team shows and I can’t wait to get started on the next project with them”


Sarah Will


“It is always a pleasure to be involved with Jason and his team, we are able to create beautiful make-up  and hair to enhance his stunning designs.  Our talented make-up artist and stylist Tannah absolutely loved being a part of this incredible project, we look forward to many more”.


You’ve met our model before on our social media platforms.  Here is a bit more information on the beautiful Laurina Machite.

25-year old Port Elizabeth-based social media influencer, lifestyle blogger, part-time accounting student, school teacher, and lecturer Laurina N Machite manages her own online platform that empowers women with a range of lifestyle and beauty advice, from fashion tips to make-up tutorials.

Laurina was a crowd favourite as one of the top ten finalists in the SABC 3 presenter search television show. She has worked with top national and international beauty brands and apart from regularly MCing various events, she is one of the featured faces of the All things Hair SA web series as a Unilever hair ambassador. Laurina built up her following in just a few years and has accumulated a reach of over 15 000 supporters on various online platforms.

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