Elegant Rustic Farm Wedding by Wildflower Photography

If there’s one look that’s really standing out for me as THE trend amongst SA brides at the moment, it’s jewel tones. Beautiful rich palettes with dark and moody shades and pops of colour that really make an impact, whatever the season. Today’s elegant farm wedding of Jeanine and Marthinus is a perfect example. Navy, burgundy, deep pinks and green foliage work together so beautifully, making the whites of the lines whiter and the smiles brighter! And speaking of making an impact, Jeanine’s gown is the absolute bomb, a touch of Hollywood glamour against the rural backdrop! Add to that beautiful stationery, lovely tables, and hanging greenery, and you have a super inspirational day, captured exceptionally well by Wildflower Photography. Let’s take a peek, shall we?

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Puppy Love Engagement Shoot

Afternoon, friends! Well, I promised you a double dose of this couple (and of course the fab Jacki Bruniquel too) today, and you won’t be disappointed with this super adorable e-shoot on the family farm. Jax so perfectly captures the mood of each couple shoot she does, and this one is so personal, what with all the memories the farm has for Chantel from growing up there. It’s also the place Brett proposed, making it even more special as a shoot location. And I love, love, loved that they included their three dogs in the pics. Anyone who knows me will know that I am a total dog person – in fact, my family has a standing joke that wherever we are, if there’s a dog in the room it will immediately come up to me (secretly, I love this). So not only am I cooing at how utterly cute these furbabies are, but I’m loving the laid-back happy atmosphere they add to the pictures, perfectly the happy vibes given off by this loved-up couple. They say never work with children or animals… but Chantel and Brett may beg to differ!Read More

Dairy Farm Engagement Shoot

We’re carrying on with our farm theme today with a gorgeous e-shoot from SBB friend and sponsor Dreampix. Helen (one of our lovely readers!) and hubby-to-be Johan decided to do their engagement shoot in the Cape on a dairy farm, and the cows (and even an owl!) looked on happily as the couple shared this special moment. What can I say: so moooooo(i)!Read More

Down on the Farm Engagement

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I get the coolest readers. Not only do I love hearing from you all (even if I don’t always get to reply as quickly as I’d like) but it’s a particular pleasure for me to be able to follow some of you through your planning journey. That’s what happened with SouthBound Bride Keri, who also just so happens to have a super awesome blog of her own, Midlands Musings. I first heard from Keri when she asked for an inspiration board, and loved helping her with her French-inspired country colour scheme. In fact, you’ll get to see her lovely wedding for yourselves next week. But first, we’re going to meet Keri and her now-hubby Andrew and hear their super sweet love and engagement story, as well as see the easy going e-shoot that took place on their farm, cows and all. The fab Eileen Laubscher of Bright Girl captured it all perfectly!Read More

Real Wedding at Old Mac Daddy {Amé & Karel}

Holy moley me oh my – now if this isn’t an amazing wedding, I’ll eat my fascinator. Ever since the team behind the Grand Daddy Hotel (which I am still dying to stay at) opened a country version of their rooftop airstream trailer park in Elgin called Old Mac Daddy, I have been dying to feature a wedding there. (For those who don’t know, each of the trailers – already pretty rad on their own – is custom decorated to a theme by a local artist).  I knew if I held out, the perfect wedding to show off this rustic, funky, informal venue would come along, and boy has it ever. I am so in love with Amé and Karel’s style – from their very cool stationery (how cute is the game-style invitation, not to mention their classy on-the-day farm look and adorable table names!) and quirky ideas, to their green and white flowers and laid back farm chic decor. And those bridesmaids’ dresses! Everything about this wedding is in synch – it’s so beautifully put together and well-thought-out. And, of course, I am also thrilled to be showcasing the work of the awesome Love Made Visible – their ability to see and capture the behind-the-scenes moments that really make up a day so much more than the decor or colour scheme ever could, always astounds me. Sit back, bliss out and enjoy.Read More

Burlap Wedding Details


Burlap wedding via Magnolia Rouge

Ah, burlap. How I do love thee! Maybe it’s the farm sacks connotation or the rough texturing or the colour, but nothing says rustic like burlap (or hessian to some readers). And nothing says rustic chic like burlap contrasted with lace or pretty crockery, or a chandelier. It shouldn’t work, because they’re so different, but it just SO DOES.Read More

Real Farm Wedding {Dionne & Greg}

In the course of running this blog, I get to see a lot of weddings. Some of them make me ooh and aah, some of them make me want to clap my hands and jump up and down a bit, some leave me a little bit speechless. Today’s wedding makes me want to sigh happily. It’s like a breath of fresh country air – so unfussy, and yet the details… I mean, fresh daisies peeping out of wellies? Hay bales and hundreds of fairy lights? A pot bellied pig as a casual witness? *sigh* It’s all just so goshdarn romantic…
The lovely pics are from Cap Classique’s own regular guest poster Roberta Crumplin from Big Day Big Picture (head over and check out her snazzy new website!).

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Inspiration Board: Rustic peach & apricot

Don’t you just adore farm weddings? Rustic details are always so charming, and give your celebration such a relaxed vibe. If you’re not lucky enough to have use of a private farm, today’s inspiration board would also be perfect for a venue like Rockhaven Farm or Beloftebos. The warm autumny colour palette, ranging from peach through apricot, pinks and purple was inspired by this beautiful wedding, but I think combines beautifully with rustic touches like the lamp, birdhouse and wooden ceremony sign. You could use burlap for the table cloths or runners, and I just love the ‘spread the love’ konfyt favours!

Colours: peach, apricot, pink, purple, white

Top row (l-r): Photo of lantern by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty; photo of birdhouse by Caroline Ghetes via Style Me Pretty; photo of ceremony sign via Green Wedding Shoes; photo of flowers by Caroline Ghetes via Style Me Pretty
Row 2: Photo of burlap ring pillow via Southern Weddings; peach tree photo by David Tsay via Snippet & Ink; photo of dresses via Style Me Pretty; photo of couple by Kristin Banta via Style Me Pretty
Row 3: Photo of signature cocktail by The Nichols via Style Me Pretty; photo of jam favours via Once Wed; photo of family picture wall via Style Me Pretty.