Vineyard Chic Hidden Valley Wedding by Lauren Kriedemann {Georgie & Brad}

When people ask me how I choose weddings for the blog, I often talk about the ‘ooh factor’ – those little inspiring details that make me go ‘ooh’ (yep, I make the noise and everything). But when I saw today’s gorgeous bride in her Johanna Johnson dress, it was more like a WOW than an ‘ooh’. And everything just got more gorgeous from there – crisp modern whites on the tables, stylish chalkboard details, and an unexpected (but oh so lovely) pop of red on the elegant bridesmaids. I just love everything about Georgie & Brad’s big day, especially that in amongst all of that style, the priority was on a day that was relaxed, happy and romantic, and the talented Lauren Kriedemann was there to capture every bit of it, as only she can!Read More

Johanna Johnson Luxor Collection

I hate to admit it but sometimes Australia gets all the best stuff. For example: my three godsons, who live in Sydney. Or Indecent Obsession (well, they were awesome when I was 14 anyway). And certainly Johanna Johnson. South African brides may not have heard of her yet, but if you ever check out the spectacularly beautiful weddings coming out of Aussieland right now, you will definitely have seen her work. I adore its art deco styling, which manages to be retro but also fresh and modern at the same time – I’m pretty sure brides didn’t actually look this good in the 1930s. The fabrics are luxe, the draping is exquisite, and although not all brides can carry off this look, those that can are sure to draw gasps as they make their ceremony entrance. Johanna recently released her latest collection, which she’s called Luxor – I can’t think of a better name. It brings together the art deco fascination with the exotic (especially with Egypt) with the glittery opulence that I’m seeing coming into wedding styling regularly at the moment. I absolutely love it, and not just the dresses – check out the headpieces and other accessories too.Read More