Our Story


GF Bridal Couture has graced the wedding dress industry since 1981, and offers South Africa’s largest collection of imported haute couture, limited edition gowns. Since many of our dresses are displayed on 3D mannequins, you will easily be able to visualise and select the perfect gown of your dreams.

GF Bridal Couture’s showroom boasts 7 large private dressing rooms, to offer you complete privacy and comfort.

There are always gowns on promotion for the cost-conscious bride, as well as a wide range of jewellery, shoes, honeymoon accessories, gifts and custom-made flower girl dresses.

GF Bridal Couture has a range of gowns that may be hired, as well as a plus size and maternity range.

A personalised gown allows a bride to express her individuality, and can create all the difference on her wedding day. At GF Bridal Couture each bride is assigned a personal sales consultant from the moment she comes in to select her wedding dress, to guide her through the entire process – from the first visit, through to her final dress collection.

Our large sewing room adjoining the showroom, allows our trained seamstresses to make alterations and personalise your gown in-house. You can be certain that your wedding gown is one of a kind, and that it suits your body to perfection.

Business owner Tamsin Capell has been involved in the wedding dress industry since 2003, where she started her journey as a sales consultant, whilst finishing school and achieving her honours in Corporate Communications at the University of Johannesburg. After which Tamsin worked as a manager at GF Bridal Couture from 2009 to 2010, then Tamsin had the opportunity to purchase GF Bridal Couture in November 2010. Amongst her many career achievements, she has had the privilege of dressing our presidents’ daughter Dudu Zuma in 2011, as well as the Congo’s First Lady in 2013. Tamsin was honoured to receive two consecutive ABIA gold award’s for the ‘Inland Bridal Shop Winner’ for 2012 and 2013.

GF Bridal Couture believes in uplifting the community, and are involved in many outreach programmes. Such as the EPIC foundation’s “Fairy Godmother” project, which encourages the public to donate their second hand evening wear to underprivileged matric pupils.