Real Wedding at Eureka {Mark & Claudette}

Many many years ago, I happened to watch an old film on TV about two teenagers who fall in love and decide that to stay together, they have to follow the tradition of kissing under the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. I think I’ve loved the city ever since, even though both times I’ve been there with a boyfriend have been less than successful. Meh. Third time lucky, eh? I must be the only one though, because Venice is always filled with lovers, and something about a place built entirely on water seems to make the air thick with romance and possibility. Which is probably why today’s groom decided to do the grand proposal gesture on the Grand Canal, getting down on one knee on the famous Rialto Bridge. What followed was a Venetian-themed wedding, with the gilt and colour of the Carnevale but none of the cheese. I think it’s the perfect example of how you can pull off a theme on a budget, by using good design basics like a lovely colour palette and a cohesive stationery suite, and I love how personal this particular theme is to the couple (I bet there’ll be some anniversaries spent in Venice too!) SBB friends Art Photo were there to capture all the loveliness on the day.Read More

Ghost House Engagement Shoot

Morning lovelies! It’s been a while since we had an e-shoot here on Cap Classique, so I thought it was time to share this rustic one from Cape Town photographers Allan and Wendy Thomas of Art Photo. I just love the location they chose for their couple, Gary and Michelle – an abandoned house on a dairy farm outside Durbanville. It’s so mysterious, and the dilapidated buildings add a lot of texture to the photos. Don’t be afraid to try something different for your engagement shoot instead of the standard white tee shirts and jeans on the beach thing – your photographer may have some interesting ideas for a location just waiting for the right couple, so be sure to ask! Thanks Allan and Wendy for sharing!

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