• Ilse Roux
    • I am Ilse Roux, founder and head designer of Ilse Roux Bridal Wear and I would be happy to tell you my story.

      My passion for fabric and design was born while I was still in High School (Swartland High School, Malmesbury). After school, however, I decided to go study at the University of Stellenbosch (B.Sc., H.E.D and B.Ed. Cum Laude).

      During the eleven years as a biology and science teacher, the design and making of special events wear, as well as wedding gowns, was a hobby that kept my passion alive. After a while, quite a few of my dresses started to win competitions – validating my talent and opening the possibility to new pastures. Eventually, in 2005 Ilse Roux Bridal Wear was birthed when I resigned as teacher and entered the fashion and wedding industry on a full-time basis. In 2008, our creative team moved into an exciting new bridal studio and in our fifth year (2010), we opened an additional bridal shop.

      We are 7 diligent and hard-working team members. To us is is extremely important to keep a servant heart; we love to learn new things and we continually strive to improve. I am delighted to have a team that possesses a unique enthusiasm to give our clients excellent service and exquisite garments every time. Therefor we make sure that our bride's wedding gown reflects their personality, suites their figure perfectly and is designed with balanced focus points in mind.

      Today, we are privileged to say that through hard work, Ilse Roux Bridal Wear has become a well-known and respected name in the wedding industry, celebrated for our excellent personal service and creative, quality bridal attire.

      Being a teacher at heart, I am also involved in facilitating courses in marriage enrichment, stewardship and fasting. As a wife, mother, fashion designer, business women and inspirational speaker, I know and understand my role and purpose as follows: "I am preparing the bride of Christ, in spirit and in flesh".

      Ilse Roux
      Founder / Head Designer

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