What are the two magic words guaranteed to set any wedding blogger’s heart a-thumping? (And no, they’re not ‘mason jar’.) Jose Villa. Only my favourite photographer, ever. And what are three magic words guaranteed to get South African brides excited? Why, ‘new Wedding Inspirations‘, of course. One of my all-time favourite wedding magazines, and the first thing I picked up a copy of when I landed in SA. So what happens when you put the two together? Well, that’s what I get to share with you today. I’ll explain – the brand new issue of Wedding Inspirations is out now, and it’s an absolute feast. There’s ideas, advice, fashion and some absolutely beautiful shoots. Including this one, which was not only photographed by the aforementioned Jose Villa, but styled by the fab Joy Proctor of Joy de Vivre, a super talented wedding stylist in the States who is bringing her considerable skills to the SA market. It’s a beautiful, romantic and refined coastal look, with selected vintagey accents and a soft but classic colour palette. I’m more than a little in love with it, and I’m so thrilled that our friends at Wedding Inspirations have allowed me to spotlight it here today.
Of course, this is only a little slice of what you’ll find in the magazine, so be sure to pick up a copy to see more from this shoot, as well as the other gorgeous features on offer. (These include a modern shoot at Randlords, a bevvy of pretty flowergirls, a Mexican fiesta, ceremony DIY and advice, and some truly lovely real weddings.)
Concept & design: Joy Proctor for Joy de Vivre Event Design Boutique | Photography: Jose Villa | Cake: The Scootabaker | Tableware: Small Masterpiece | Dress: Samuelle Couture | Dress: Sarah Janks | Flowers: Kelly Kaufman | Hiring: Found Vintage Rentals | Stationery: Feast Art and Calligraphy | Model: Tatiana from Sirena Models