As we come to the end of our month of industrial chic, I couldn’t resist slipping in one last lovely styled shoot with an urban theme, this time courtesy of fabulous SBB Directory member Blue Olive Events, and their team of Gauteng creatives. I’m fascinated with the Maboneng District as a wedding venue – it’s so achingly COOL, and the images from this shoot and from real weddings I have seen there in the past tell such a story of Johannesburg city romance. It’s no wonder that it was the inspiration for this editorial, which includes so many gorgeous details – a cake display to die for (macaron tower! copper dusted cake!), adorable cut-out cityscape stationery, lush florals, copper and Edison bulbs, a vintage car and OMG not one but two amazing Silver Swallow dresses. The palette is a sophisticated twist on Pantone Serenity and Rose Quartz, with the addition of that rich copper metallic and deep Marsala reds and greens, which really makes it stand out (and would be perfect for an autumn wedding!). And finally, let’s not forget the honeycomb table plan display – we do love an installation! It’s the perfect mix of modern and vintage, soft and hard, glam and industrial, beautifully captured by Christiaan David.
Photography: Christiaan David | Styling, florals & decor: Blue Olive Events | Flowers & decor: Dream Canvas Events | Stationery: Lily Young | Cake: Sugar ‘n Ice | Sweet table: Sweetly Detailed | Dresses: Silver Swallow | Accessories: Lorean | Hair & makeup: Nicole Amory Makeup | Suit: Diaan | Venue: The Canteen at Arts on Main | Models: Jacinda Louw & Rynhardt Maritz of Ice Models | Tables: The Inspired Table | Draping & lighting: DrapingWorx