Happy Monday, lovely ones! Spring has sprung, the sun is out in Durban and it has me wanting to get out of my winter cocoon and out into nature. Which is pretty appropriate, since this month on SBB, we’re all about wild beauty – everything from boho to desert chic to game lodge weddings and back again. And there’s really no better way to kick that off on a South African blog than to head into our own wild place, the breathtaking bushveld, for some inspiration. I absolutely ADORE aloes, so the first thing that struck me about this gorgeous shoot from Charl van der Merwe (commissioned for the rebrand of the Mohatjane venue) was the backdrop of tall aloes, and of course, the bride’s incredible dress. There’s a lovely marriage here between earthy and glam: a palette of mixed neutrals with a touch of shimmery copper; succulents and seed pods with elegant white orchids (and a gold-foiled, orchid topped cake); a rustic wooden table laid with vintagey luxe decor; a table for two in the bush and a serving of champagne. It’s basically the perfect inspiration for an elegant safari-style wedding!
Mohatjane recently rebranded after they made some major changes to the venue, and decided to do a styled session in the bush to launch their new logo. The main idea of the logo is a aloe, therefore we decided to do the session on the farm between all the aloes. We went for gold and copper to suit the color of the aloes and the color of the logo itself.
Photography: Charl van der Merwe | Venue, styling & co-ordination, flowers & decor: Mohatjane | Cake: Coffee at dendron | Bride’s dress: Le Chanté Haute Couture | Hair & makeup: Roots Hair Salon | Models: Angelique & Charl | Branding: The Design Deli