James Bond Spectre Wedding Inspiration (Video) by Vizion Photo

It’s been so much fun sharing this James Bond styled shoot, just in time for the release of Spectre (which I am amping to see, aren’t you?) Part I with its colourful Day of the Dead inspiration, sleek and sophisticated Part II. There’s one last little installment to share with you this afternoon, courtesy of Vizion Photo. We’ve generally featured their photographic work before, but today we get to share a video they put together to go along with Debbie Lourens‘ images from this shoot, and it is so worth a watch! Then finally, because we love you, we’re also including one last ‘scene’ from the editorial story put together by the styled shoot team, where James and his Bond girl go shopping for jewels at Uwe Koetter. And why not? After all, diamonds are forever ;)

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Wedding Video: Joelene & Stef

So how adorable was today’s real wedding? We couldn’t get enough of it, quite literally, so we had to sneak in another look at Jo & Stef’s big day by way of their wedding video by the fantastically talented Shank Tank team (as well as a couple of extra pics by the fab Fiona Clair). As well as getting a closer look at that dreamy decor (mixed metallic origami, wowsers) and chic bride and bridesmaid style (I’m even more in love with Jolene’s dress now!), you get a real sense of the excitement and love that went into this beautiful wedding. And that’s what it’s all about :)

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Wedding Video by The Shank Tank {Taetim & Darren}

We don’t feature a lot of wedding films here on SBB, but some just capture my heart and my imagination, and today’s joy filled video by The Shank Tank was an immediate favourite. I adore Jewish weddings – they’re filled with the most incredible, meaningful traditions as well as a vibrant atmosphere of love and celebration (and lots and lots of dancing!). Tae and Darren’s film really captures all this as well as the connection between a gorgeous couple. And when I heard that my fave Fiona Clair had taken the pictures (including some breathtaking portraits of Tae in her beautiful lace dress!), I just had to do a mini wedding feature to celebrate.Read More

Wedding Video: Shayna & Gavin


So, how much did we LOVE Shayna and Gavin’s wedding this morning? So much. If you haven’t already fallen in love with this slightly industrial, slightly French countryside, totally elegant wedding in the hangar of Shayna’s family farm (how cool is that for a reception location?), you’re about to. One of my favourite things about this couple is their unique story of ‘how they met’ – really a case of meant to be! Today I’m sharing the video from the fab Blimp Wedding Films – not only is it an absolutely beautiful piece of film, but we get to hear a bit of Gavin’s speech, and hear the story from his perspective. It’s all just super romantic, which of course makes it perfect for our Week of Love!


Wedding Video: Vicky & Arri

I don’t do a lot of videos on SBB. They’re awesome and everything, but I suppose I relate more to the words and photos side of things. But every now and again I’m compelled to share one from our real weddings, and let me tell you, this is a goodie. Lump-in-your-throat, tear-in-your-eye, smile-on-your-face, goosebumps kind of good. If you fell in love with Vicky and Arri’s beach wedding today as much as I did, this video really brings it to life, but also adds all the energy and joy (this is one couple who are truly in the moment) and I defy anyone not to feel a bit choked up when they hit the excerpt from Arri’s brother’s speech. It’s spectacularly edited, perfectly matched to an awesome soundtrack, and I am pretty confident that whatever kind of afternoon you’re having, this will send you off with a smile and remind you what this wedding and love stuff is all about. Serious kudos to Hand Stitched Films, and thanks to Vicky and Arri for sharing!

Still images by Natural Light Photography.


Wedding Video: Claire & Andrew

Just a little while earlier we featured Claire and Andrew’s elegant bush wedding, and I’m so excited to share their video with you now as well. I think it gives you a great sense of the incredible bushveld scenery (goosebumps!), love and fun of the day – and just what an awesome time all of us guests had! Such a special celebration. There’s even a very quick cameo from me, so see if you can spot it!

Big thanks to Silent Video Productions for allowing me to share their lovely work!

Still images by Andrea Carlyle


Wedding Video: Kate & Christian

I promised you more of today’s lovely wedding, and here it is! Kate and Christian’s fabulous brunch wedding at La Colombe, Constantia Uitsig was filmed by the awesome Storyboard Productions – I just love the sweet, upbeat tone of the whole film, and that scrumptious morning light! It’s almost enough to drag more brides out of bed for a morning start, isn’t it?

Still images by Warren Williams