Early Morning Engagement Shoot

We’re ending off our week with a super sweet engagement session all the way from Nashville USA, courtesy of Sarah Nichole Photography! Kate and Nathan wanted a relaxed, intimate engagement session ahead of their vineyard wedding, so together with Sarah they spent an early morning at rustic Harlinsdale Farm, laughing, enjoying the beautiful landscape, and taking in the sunrise! May your weekends be every bit as romantic, lovelies!

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Moody Celestial Wedding Inspiration

We’re shooting for the stars this morning, with a moody styled shoot inspired by this beautiful quote: “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night”. Celestial weddings are SUPER on trend right now, and I’m loving all the starstruck details here, from geometric elements on the table, to a gown with a constellation of bling, to the most beautiful celestial wedding invitation suite. And the cake is something else too! So let’s embrace the dark side of the moon and dive into these images by Candice Clarke Photography!
For more ideas on How to Style a Celestial Wedding, see our feature here.

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Sage & Charcoal Wedding at Green Leaves Country Lodge by Werner J Photography

We’re stepping into the leafy shade of today’s wedding, with its cool green and grey hues, classic design, and elegant natural vibe. Roxanne and Jeac are the couple in question, and they were married at the Italian-inspired Green Leaves Country Lodge, surrounded by their nearest and dearest, as well as the beautiful Hartebeespoort mountains. And while the details are lovely, the real focus for this pair was on their ceremony. As photographer Werner J explains it: “the ceremony was one to never forget, as the chapel was filled with Roxanne and Jeac’s loving spirits, and guests witnessing their love could not help but shed a tear or two!” Aww!

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Delft Blue Summer Wedding at Nooitgedacht by Coba Photography

Ah Delft. Just that one little word and my wedding-loving heart goes boom, just like it did when the lovely Coba Photography told me about this sweet, Delft-filled wedding. Not only does it feature gorgeous Delft china pottery on the tables, but the blue and white theme is continued elsewhere too, from the flowers to the floral print bridesmaid dresses to the groomswear to the bride’s shoes (seriously, Delft shoes, I MUST have some immediately!). And beyond those beautiful blues, Stephan and Chantel’s wedding is special in so many other ways too. This beautiful couple really took the time to think intentionally about every detail, from the wedding date to how they did traditions like the bouquet toss, creating wonderful moments and memories along the way. Coba took these lovely images of their special day.

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Quirky Countryside Wedding at Crystal Barn by The Shank Tank

This wedding is just a feast for the eyes in every way. First of all, it features the most gorgeous couple (who, by the way, are also living proof that it is possible to escape the friend zone and fall in love!). Then consider that it takes place at one of our all-time favourite venues, Crystal Barn, with its beautiful forest ceremony area and cool, eclectic reception decor, which Melissa and Pierre complemented perfectly with their opulent marsala, blush and rose gold decor. Not to mention the quirky little details: a draped faux arch for the seating plan, a hanging stand for the chocolate shard cake, geometric shapes, hoop bouquets for the bridesmaids, touches of transparent decor and macrame at the ceremony… I could go on. Or the attire – I’m loving everything about the mismatched bridesmaids, the suited and booted gents, and OMG the wedding dress! It’s all beautifully photographed by the fab Shank Tank team, who we adore. So yep. Pretty much all-round amazing!

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The 2019 Wedding Dress Trends Brides Need to Know

So you’re shopping for your wedding dress! Exciting! And while you want something classic and beautiful, you also want to make sure you’re not wearing the same dress as every bride at every wedding you went to last year, but rather something fresh and fashionable. Lucky for you, the bridal runways are teeming with brilliant ideas at the moment – new takes on old silhouettes, exciting embellishments, and dreamy fabrics. We’ve looked into our crystal ball to predict the ten wedding dress trends that will be making a splash with brides in 2019. You will have already seen some of these gracing celeb weddings, and others on the bridal catwalks – we can’t wait to see them in our real weddings inbox! Which of these 2019 bridal trends speaks to you the most?
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Understated Elegance Garden Wedding at Embassy Hill by Nikki van Diermen

A few drops of rain at the wedding ceremony certainly couldn’t dampen this lovely wedding, set amongst the beautifully manicured gardens of The Forum Embassy Hill. In contrast to Carin and Jamie’s life of hustle and bustle in LA, the details of their intimate wedding were simple, classic, and beautiful: candles, soft white roses, chandeliers (with the playful addition of some silver painted animal place card holders – love this idea!). The colour palette was understated too, but there was nothing muted about the spirit in which the day unfolded, as seen here through the lens of Nikki van Diermen. From the many happy tears as the bride and her parents walked down the aisle, to the unbridled joy on the dancefloor, it was a celebration to remember! As Nikki put it: “No fuss, no frill, just love.”

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Opulent Orchid Wedding Inspiration

We’re going glam this afternoon! This opulent styled shoot from a team including photographer Jeanne Taylor, and stylist and designer Ronelda Rhode, is all about showcasing some stunning, modern gowns, set against tumbling orchids, a geometric ceremony backdrop, and gorgeously shiny golden foliage by the talented Nico from N Concepts and Design. It’s autumn wedding style, but with extra extra-ness. Think: orchid boa level extra. And as well as being lovely to look at and perfect for all you dark and moody tone brides, it’s also a great example of how with a bit of creativity, you can combine natural textures and modern elements for a fusion that’s surprising and visually delightful. And let’s be honest: FIERCE. Enjoy!

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Romantic Modern Wedding at Lourensford by The Mosaic Wedding Company and Lad & Lass

When some of our favourite wedding talents join forces (in this case the fabulous Cara of Mosaic Wedding Company, along with Botanica Flowers and photographers Lad & Lass), there’s just no telling how gorgeous a wedding will be. And in the case of Shanta and Gareth, VERY. When I saw this adorable couple’s modern, romantic, heartfelt, and (quite obviously from the pictures) super fun day, there were all the oohs and aahs. The bouquet, the tables, Shanta’s gorgeous dress, the blushing bridesmaids, the floral arch, the portraits, the semi-naked cake… it’s pretty at every turn! And as I mentioned, it looks like a blast. Having read the dynamic couple’s story, another thing I absolutely loved is the way they brought their families and traditions together throughout the day, and really made it all their own. Let’s take a peek!

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Industrial Rustic Black Tie Wedding at Lace on Timber by Page & Holmes

I think by now you know that any wedding that goes its own sweet way is one we’re going to love, and Kelsey and Brett’s is a unique expression of the couple it celebrates. Actually, truth be told, this wedding is way cooler than I am. Ceremony in a majestic outdoor chapel, a fully stocked gin bar, the bride’s SPECTACULAR lace wedding dress from the awesome Calegra Bridal, a mix of industrial and elegantly rustic details at the reception, a popcorn and drizzle naked cake, gorgeously moody images by Page & Holmes… the list goes on. Take a minute to click through and see every lovely part of it for yourself!

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