SouthBound Bride on Wedding Chicks {+ bar printables}

Hello! Thanks for your patience today if you tried accessing SBB – we’ve migrated servers (of course, the downtime was impeccably timed by my providers) which is good news, but did result in some nailbiting from me. Because I’ve been waiting to share this little piece of news with you, and I am SO EXCITED. Seriously, I am smiling so huge right now, because today is not just the day I get to fulfil an ambition, it’s the culmination of a whole year’s worth of work behind the scenes. For a while now, you will have heard me mentioning a shoot I co-styled with Louise of b.loved, which was shot by Chanelle Segerius Bruce. You may even have seen the shoot if you picked up copies of You & Your Wedding or My Wedding Day in the UK and South Africa, respectively. The days those mags hit the shelves were immensely good days too, but today is the day I finally get to see those images being set free online. Our little birds are taking flight. Which is actually an appropriate metaphor, because I’m delighted to say that they are featured today on Wedding Chicks. WEDDING CHICKS, YOU GUYS. I’ve loved WC for YEARS – long before I ever dreamed I would have my own wedding blog. They’ve grown and grown since then, but what I really admire about them is they’ve never lost their brand or what they’re about, and they have been wonderful to work with too. The fact that a shoot I co-styled, based on an inspiration board I created, including stationery from the SBB Collection (designed by my very dear friend Anelle of Seven Swans, no less) is on one of the top wedding blogs in the world today kind of blows my mind. I’m so happy! See the full feature here.

I hope you’ll go and see the whole shoot on Wedding Chicks. I hope you’ll love it, and pin the hell out of it. I’ll be sharing more pictures here soon as well (because Chanelle is a genius, and they’re but for today I have a special exclusive, just for you, my very lovely readers. Being the sweetheart she is, Anelle created us some adorable drinks flags and bar sign and today you can download them for yourselves. Of course, they go brilliantly with the rest of the suite (which you can buy from Invitation Gallery), but they’re a sweet detail for anyone’s drinks. Just print ’em out, stick ’em on toothpics, drink stirrers, straws, etc. and enjoy. Pop the sign in a little frame and it’s good to go. For the shoot, we placed the flags in champagne flutes filled with sequins, and I also love that as a little decadent touch. Even if you can’t drink sequins (we did have edible gold flake champagne and lollies though!).

Download the Sparkle & Blush printables here.

I’d like to say a HUGE thank you to Wedding Chicks for the feature, and to Chanelle, Louise and the rest of the very talented team for their hard work and patience. Now I’m off to drink champagne (with flags in it!).

The Sparkle & Blush dream team:
Photography: Chanelle Segerius Bruce | Videographer: The Dreamcatchers | Styling: b.loved Weddings and Southbound Bride | Venue: Botleys Mansion | Stationery:Invitation Gallery | Flowers: Wildabout | Dresses: Mira Zwillinger | Makeup Artist: Kaz Fernando | Hair: Severin Hubert at The Hepburn Collection | Cakes: Janet Mohapi-Banks | Hair Accessories: Debbie Carlisle | Jewellery: Olivier Laudus | Model: Chloe-Jasmine Wichello


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