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Sunette Thackwray

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I first met Sunette at her sisters’ birthday party, also a name you’ve probably seen on other posts; Carin Yorke-Hart. It was Carin that told Sunette about TAGI and asked her if she would donate her wedding gown to us. From what I understand it was a no at first… but as in other cases, […]

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Vicky Niemand

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Vicky saw one of our TAGI posts on Facebook and contacted me to donate two wedding gowns. Shortly afterwards she hand-delivered them herself. And then I heard a tale I’ve heard scarily too many times before. She told me how she commissioned someone to make her wedding gown and how there were constant problems. It […]

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Amanda Dean

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Amanda donated four gowns to us, all made by her mother. The first one is possibly the one that is most special to her, as it is her matric farewell gown. There is so much detail on this dress, set in a beautiful red hue. It is made from Thai Silk with insets of Lace […]

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Elmarie Parker

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I have never met Elmarie but I do know her daughter, Janine. Janine is my hair stylist for close to almost 2 years now. She told her mother about TAGI, which prompted the donation. This beautiful wedding gown in white satin is completely covered with an embroidered lace. It has puffed sleeves, a ruched skirt […]

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Braemore Lundall-Sauls

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Braemore and I go way back. We first met in 2007 while I was still living in Port Elizabeth, I had just started out my fashion career about 2 years earlier and at the time he was working as a jeweler. My wedding date was getting closer and it was during this process that we […]

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Mickey Pretorius

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Mickey personally brought her wedding gown to our doorstep. The white taffeta dress has a ruched skirt that is joined to the bodice at the natural waistline. The bodice is done in lace and finished with a halterneck. Thank you Mickey for your beautiful wedding gown! In October 2018 a total of 21 Angel Gown™ garments […]

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Carla Hanekom

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I first met Carla during the initial stages of building The Angel Gown™ Initiative. She works as a Patient Experience Manager at Mediclinic Stellenbosch, the third hospital we approached about donating our Angel Gown™ garments to. The first hospital we approached did not have a operational NICU at the time and the second led to […]

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Siobhan Plunkett

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After my conversation with Chrismari on 21 June 2017 I was chatting with Siobhan later that same morning, having met her through her brother a few months earlier and became friends with her through that friendship. We were chatting about what we are up to and the usual stuff when I mentioned to her my […]

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Chrismari Elsbury

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This is probably our most important donation to date, not due the size of the donation or even the fact that I spent several months of my life meticulously hand crafting this wedding gown, but because this was the first wedding gown to be donated to us, this is the wedding gown that birthed The […]