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About | SouthBound Bride

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Hello! I’m Gaby Frescura, the proudly South African owner and editor of SouthBound Bride. SBB started (as Cap Classique) in May 2010, as a way to showcase the beautiful weddings of Cape Town, South Africa, and to connect brides both local and long-distance with the most inspiring suppliers in the industry. And I’ve been inspired by my readers and industry friends ever since! Two years after I blogged my first real wedding, Cap Classique became SouthBound Bride, expanding to feature weddings from all over my beautiful homeland and showing the world just how gorgeous an African wedding can be.

As well as gawking at lovely things all day, I’m a freelance editor with a background in book publishing. I’ve lived in New York and Milan and am now based in London, but regularly spend time in SA, and it’s this perspective that has helped me to understand and help brides planning from abroad. I love hearing from readers and suppliers, so please don’t be shy about getting in touch!



SouthBound Bride (formerly Cap Classique) is a wedding blog designed to support and inspire brides and grooms getting married in South Africa and to promote the SA wedding industry, with a particular focus on the Cape. It was started in May 2010 by Gaby Frescura, a South African publisher living in London, and has become not only a must-visit source of information and inspiration for South African readers, but also a showcase for the local wedding industry within the international blogging community. In both 2011 and 2012, it was included in the prestigious Top 100 Wedding Blogs list by BrideTide.

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