Hello friends! Just enough time to squeeze this in before the end of a crazy weekend (sadly all work and no play; I am a very dull girl). I have some seriously gorgeous gorgeousness in the week to come, but first there’s last weeks wonders. And this week I was thrilled to have not one but two of our features picked up by two of my favourite blogs as part of their love lists – big thanks to Boho Wedding Blog and Elizabeth Anne Designs! Here’s what you missed on SBB: Yellows, blues and pumpkins for autumn inspiration | Our RLB is honeymoon dreaming | Classic autumn wedding elegance | Mismatched groomsmen | A wedding that took its cue from a travelling circus | Lovely dresses from local designer Molteno Creations and Abigail K. | An adorable Kalk Bay wedding with procession from ceremony to reception!
Hello friends – hope you’ve all had a good weekend. I’ve been thinking lots this week of my American readers and friends on the East Coast, amid the dreadful scenes of damage – I hope all of you are okay. This sort of thing always makes talking about wedding prettiness a bit trivial, but then I think it’s all the more vital to celebrate the important things in life like love and family in the face of disaster. So on we go, but my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Here’s what went down on SBB this week: Cleopatra’s Gold inspiration board | To register or not to register? | A Jonas Peterson wedding on my blog. Happy days! | Super sweet Durban e-sesh | A barefoot wedding in the bushveld | Kelsey Genna’s lovely boho dresses | Whimsical, bird themed wedding | Lazy Sunday boudoir with gorgeous light | Customised ceramic cake toppers from Sessi Bee | Soft South African style inspiration.
Two more bits of business before I launch into the Love List… First, I almost forgot about my reader survey draw, but will be closing this on Friday so please take the opportunity to submit your answers now! And if you’re any kind of wedding supplier, I have an AMAZEBALLS deal going down for promotion during December – quite a few spaces still open or unconfirmed, so drop me a mail today!
Hello friends, how is your Sunday going? I’ve had a bit of a lie-in with the clocks going back here in the UK… which also means you may see the SBB morning posts appearing just a little later from now on. I’ll keep scheduling them ahead of time where possible, but if not, I’ve lost an hour for finishing touches! Anyway, I hate the end of summer, but at least the cold means it’s starting to be time to head towards Christmas, and I have some big plans for Christmas on the blog this year. Starting with an amazing offer for sponsors, which I’ll be announcing tomorrow – if you run a small wedding business this one is particularly for you! But for now, let’s look back on the week that was: French country red & beige inspiration | Meet our brand new real life bride! | One of the most touching and colourful weddings I have ever featured + video | A fun engagement with a touch of red | Shabby chic in yellow and grey | Big letters, baby! | A vintage circus-themed wedding | A sweet styled boho couple shoot with a love letter theme | Some very special jewellery | Dreamy greys, blues and a skipping stone motif for this reader requested board.
Here’s what I loved from the rest of the web:
Hello lovelies! How has your weekend been? I have mostly been recovering from a MANIC week – amazing how it can take it all out of you! The weather has been hideous (although I can’t complain, since it managed to pull itself together for improbable sunshine on Wednesday, allowing us to shoot in a field – still can’t believe our luck!) so today I think I’ll curl up in bed with a hot chocolate and dream up some wedding inspiration for the week to come. As always, I have some really lovely weddings and ideas to share, and we’ll also be introducing a brand new Real Life Bride to the team, which is very exciting! But first, the week that was. Here’s what you missed on SBB: Coral + sparkle = fabulous | A special rehearsal dinner for our RLB | A gorgeous Moroccan-themed wedding | What to expect from your dress consultation and fitting | A barefoot farm wedding with fruit on the tables and flowers by the barrow | Show me the way to the next whisky bar… | The Aleit/Uwe Koetter Bridal Experience | A stunning bush wedding + video | Loving this Simon’s Town e-session | Bridesmaid 101 | Gorgeous bridesmaid pic inspiration.
And here’s what I loved from the rest of the web:
Good morning friends, and happy weekend! I’ve had a very chilled out week, and a chilled weekend to come – looking forward to seeing one of my lovely friends today who’s over from Singapore for some tea and cake and goss. Meanwhile, here’s what the blog got up to this week…
Turquoise and chocolate tones in this trading post-styled board | Our RLB picks her dress | An adorable wedding with themed table decor | A bloggista engagement | Dancing under the African stars on the night of a perfect moon | I pick 2013’s biggest trend | A downhome-handmade-rustic wedding | Gorgeous flower girl dresses | A burst of colour in this inspiration board | Temporary tattoos as favours, yes please!
Here’s what I found and loved on the rest of the blogs this week:
Weyhey, it’s the weekend! And the end of my week of cat sitting for my housemates while they’re off on holidays – I’m going to miss having a purring kitty curled up at the end of my bed through the night! And I always thought I was a total dog person… Anyway, in the meantime, little Missy is staring at me sweetly while I click through this week’s beauties from the internet wedding world, to share them with you. But first, here’s what you may have missed on SBB: Romantic French country inspiration with lavender accents | A classic wedding with carnival elements | A wine farm engagement shoot that had me longing for the Cape | A fashion-inspired wedding at a game lodge | Naked cakes are this year’s biggest dessert trend | Perfectly pretty and perfectly pink Beloftebos wedding + a video | He’s from SA, she’s from Poland, they met in London and got engaged in Paris! | Beautiful images of brides getting ready.
Also, a HUGE thank you to all of you who have participated in the 2012 reader survey. If you haven’t yet then pretty pretty please, take 5-10 minutes to do it now!
Here are my web favourites of the week…
Hello friends, how’s your weekend going? It’s been a very full week here on SBB, and we have just enough time to bring you a look at what’s hot on the rest of the week as well. But first, here’s what was filling up our pages (and hearts) this week: Elegant inspiration in coral, mint, lilac and grey | Our real life bride talks cakes | A fun cherry red and navy wedding based on one of our own inspiration boards | How to get planning your engagement party | A stunning beach wedding in JBay | Colour inspiration from Pantone | Classic elegance and a polo game at this lovely wedding | Three lovely e-shoot looks for this stylish couple | Meet Vanessa of Essie Letterpress | Pretty as a Peacock inspiration
And here’s a roundup of my favourite wedding blog moments:
- Pancake cake for a chic brunch wedding – want.
- My new favourite aisle decor
- We’ve seen these signposts before, but love the colours and the rest of this preppy beach bash is also amazeballs!
- I always have to let you guys know when the new MAGRouge launches, because it’s always the bestest! Don’t miss their festival issue.
- Arrow bracelets from Anthro may be waaaaay too expensive for table decor, but this DIY makes an adorable idea affordable.
- Salt and pepper shakers: definitely the most unique favour idea I’ve seen all year.
- Love this unravelling ribbon ‘be my bridesmaid‘ idea!
- If you’re using Consol jars for your cocktails, consider styling them with that little bit extra using boards and ladders!
WEDDING OF THE WEEK
I have a penchant for peach at the moment, and this classic wine farm wedding from Troy Grover Photographers is right up my street. It’s all brought together beautifully, with details like vintage photographs for table numbers, a delicious rustic monogram, calligraphed luggage tag escort cards, beautiful florals and wine barrels in the reception area. This would translate perfectly to the Cape.
Hey friends! Hope your weekend is going well – I am just loving the beautiful weather we’ve been blessed with at the end of summer and long may it continue! (Although it kind of seems that the sun only shines when an Olympics is in town – maybe THAT’S the key…) It’s been a fantastic week on the blog – I hope you’ve enjoyed the features as much as I have! Here’s the highlights: Our spring pastels inspiration board proved one of our most popular EVER | Our real life bride found herself a fairytale venue | An incredibly stylish and sophisticated beach wedding at The Grand | Engagement shoot loveliness at a motor museum | Farm weddings don’t come sweeter than this one | Look ye on these bouquets and weep (with joy) | Travel-themed invitations DIY | Rustic tangerine inspiration board | Bonsai trees and a Vera Wang dress… how I love this real wedding | Introducing Mira Zwillinger couture.
Here’s my favourites from the rest of the web:
Okay, HOW did it get to be September already? Terrifying. Anyway, hope you all have been having a great weekend! I’ve been enjoying the sunshine (even with an autumn chill in the air) and catching up with a dear friend of mine, and today I am hitting my inbox with a VENGEANCE. So watch out, emails. Anyway, before that happens, I thought I would share a few of my favourite bits and bobs from around the web this week. First, I wanted to wish a big congratulations to our friend and sponsor Olivelli Cape Town, who opened their doors yesterday! Read more about them here.
Here’s what you missed on SBB: French boho inspiration | Our real life bride’s Marie Claire inspiration | Game farm gorgeousness | Pure elegance and a beautiful Errol Arendz gown | Wreaths make the loveliest wedding detail | Meet the awesome Desert Rose Project founders.
And here’s the best of the rest:
Happy weekend! As I write this, it’s a gorgeous day outside, and I still haven’t dragged my weary bones out of bed. Seriously, why do hangovers get exponentially worse as you get older? I drank, like, half a bottle last night with my bestie who is over from New York, and we were all ‘aren’t we being good, we’ll be so glad in the morning’. HA. Damn you, ageing. Anyway, before I go in search of an Appletizer (wonder cure: fact), I have some loveliness from across the web to share with you. Le win.
But first, here’s what you missed on SBB: I relived my Std 5 love of neon with a bang on trend inspiration board | We met our new Real Life Bride | Even more inspiration – this time rustic pink & yellow | A classically chic, minimalist Cape Town affair | Travel themed engagement awesomeness | A stunningly vibrant modern Indian wedding with the coolest peacock cake | Mismatched bridesmaid accessories-palooza | A Karoo farm-themed wedding | Food trucks for weddings in Cape Town.
And here’s the best of the rest: