Bohemian Lovefest Wedding by Bold As Love

I love a wedding that tells a story about who the couple are, and Sam and Mike’s wedding is definitely that kind of celebration. Hello, it’s a self titled Bohemian Love Festival! From the bride’s stunningly unique hand crocheted wedding gown, to the all natural vibe of the bride’s family wine farm where they were married (fynbos galore, which I love), to the love parade from ceremony to reception, it’s a boho bride’s dream. But more importantly, it’s Sam and Mike’s dream, and I love how you can feel their personalities coming through in every detail, just like their joy is plain to see. Hewitt Wright captured these lovely images.

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White Lace Boho Bridesmaid Dresses

A couple of weeks ago, we rounded up some gorgeous boho wedding dresses here on SBB. But boho isn’t just for brides – oh, noho. Because the only thing better than a stylish gypsy bride is one with a retinue of gorgeous girls rocking their own bohemian style. But what does that look like? Of course, the very nature of ‘bohemian’ is that there are no rules, but my favourite look (which happens to gel perfectly with an organic, chilled out, flower crown vibe) is white lace or crochet dresses, mismatched (of course). Just add some pretty sandals and some wildflowers, and you have the perfect look for your ladies. So today I’ve rounded up some pretty inspiration for ya, alongside our latest high street finds. (And remember, you’ll find even more shopping options on our Bridesmaid Boutique Pinterest board, which is regularly updated with new, shoppable gowns.)

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Real Wedding at Towerbosch {Ja-nien & André}

So there I was having dinner with Louise of b.loved last weekend (more from her later today!), and we were chatting about how most good wedding blogs focus on a specific style – it’s just good blog business, really. But I thought to myself, not for the first time, how fortunate I am to have chosen a geographical rather than a stylistic niche. I get to feature all kinds of weddings (as long as they’re in South Africa) – from achingly beautiful formal affairs to barefoot beach braais. And in my eyes, that makes me a very lucky girl, because I have eclectic tastes. Variety is definitely the spice of blogging life for me. And one of the styles I love featuring most is handmade weddings, because not only are they always so pretty, but they’re filled with warmth and love, the same way that you always have a special appreciation for a gift someone makes for you. Today’s wedding has everything that makes handmade weddings lovely – a charming venue (Towerbosch/Knorhoek), fresh flowers in jam jars tied with lace or painted white, homemade preserve favours, crochet boutonnieres, flower crowns for the bridesmaids, and a bride and groom beaming with joy. We don’t have our usual background info, but that’s all the more reason to sit back with a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful pictures from Cape Town photographer Coba Engelbrecht.Read More

The Love List {9 June 2012}

Hooray, it’s the weekend! And with a Bok victory already under our belts, it’s going to be a good one! I’ve had a pretty chilled one at home so far, although had breakfast this morning with a lovely lady who I’ll introduce you to soon. In the meantime, here’s what we packed into the week on SouthBound Bride…

We started with an inspiration board perfect for South African brides who want a little Cape Dutch twist on the shabby chic/protea/vintage look that has dominated the last season, then followed it up with even more pretty inspiration on Tuesday from SBB sponsor Creation Events (a Mediterranean-inspired shoot at Morgenster). Our weddings were just beyond on the blog this week as well: Zoe & Paul’s fun French-inspired wedding (complete with stripey bridesmaids dresses); Nick & Nicola’s farm fiesta; and Stacey & Greg’s lavish feast for the eyes at Rustenberg. We had more new twists on last season’s trends on Wednesday, and then on Thursday we transported ourselves to beautiful Bora Bora for a sweet honeymoon shoot. And then I wrapped up the week by boasting about the best meal, ever.

Here are my finds from the rest of the web…

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