If there’s one recent wedding trend that has thoroughly resonated with South African brides, it has to be boho, and over the last season it’s been so fun to see so many gorgeous boho brides grace our pages. But before that, the great love was vintage round these parts. So imagine my pleasure when this pretty pretty shoot that incorporates both those elements crossed my desk? Especially when the combination is fresh, pretty and oh-so-perfect for a summer soiree. Created by photographer Sonje Ludwick and a team of talents, I’m loving the neutral palette with a floral twist, the picnic style spread under the trees, and the gorgeous dresses incorporating some of my fave looks, from crochet lace to two-piece gowns. Not to mention plenty of blushing bride proteas, which always make me very happy (including one on the yummy-looking semi naked cake) :) So if you’ve been drawn to either vintage or boho (or both), why not be inspired by this combination for your own happy day?
Sonje sent over some information for us about the shoot and how it came about:
Our main inspiration was the summer that was upon us. We wanted to create a wedding inspiration for the perfect outdoor summer wedding, drinking wine and dining beneath the stars. We decided that a vintage bohemian theme would work perfectly for what we had in mind. Maxine from Styling by MO used faded brown shades to give the vintage look. Soft blush pink was also brought in to keep it soft and romantic. Maxine made use of true bohemian elements such as a lace teepee tent and a macrame backdrop, both of which is perfect for a fun photo corner for guests to enjoy. We made use of a selection of dresses, all different style but keeping in line with our theme. We chose Fynbos Estate for their beautiful garden area which is perfect for an outdoor picnic style wedding. The venue also had plenty of vintage elements which worked perfectly with the theme. Connie’s Cakery made two-tier semi naked vanilla cake, soaked in a lemon syrup, filled and covered with a vanilla buttercream.
Photography & co-ordination: Sonje Ludwick | Styling, flowers & décor: Styling by MO | Stationery: Secret Diary | Cake: Connie’s Cakery | Blush wedding dress: Alana van Heerden | Crop top & tulle skirt: Elaine Blom | Crochet dress: The Wedding Boutique | Hair & makeup: La Belle Vita Events | Venue: Fynbos Estate | Models: Listelle Visser