wedding

Kirsty & Simon

i haven’t been thinking about the wedding much at all lately, partly because it’s 7 months away (actually… not so far away if you think about it), and partly because i’ve been busy with other things, but mostly because i get a bit overwhelmed every time i think about it. so much to plan, so many decisions to make. etc. so whenever i see a beautiful simple wedding i feel quite relieved and see a glimmer of hope at the end of the wedding planning tunnel.

one such wedding is that of Kirsty & Simon, who had a wonderful laid back Aussie beach affair. they had a taco truck at their reception. how coooool and delicious is that! the photographs were taken by the very talented Brooke Holm who said of the day,

“It was a beautiful summer’s day down on the Great Ocean Road when Kirsty (who runs the super cute blog Otis and Otto) and Simon were to be married. I went along for the ride to take some photos for them and I must say it was one of the best weddings I have ever been to. Everything was wonderfully styled and planned, a gorgeous paper flower backdrop and other paper decorations were created by the talented Marsha Golemac and everyone was just relaxing and having a great time.”

yes, that’s what it’s all about.

all photos by Brooke Holm.

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A Wedding at Babylonstoren

weddings at Babylonstoren never fail to wow me. the setting is so spectacular that you don’t need any frills when it comes to decor and the usual wedding jazz (a blessing, really). We Love Pictures recently shared the wedding of Janina & Lean that was held on the grounds of this beautiful estate. also be sure to check out the wedding of Victoria & Christoph that Mariah styled, also held at Babylonstoren. one thing i know for sure is that if a donkey makes an appearance at a wedding it’s about 1000% better already.

all photos by We Love Pictures.

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Rimi & Jean

i first came across wedding photographer Celine Kim after she photographed Anabela’s wedding (which is just gorgeous you have to see it), so i followed her blog to keep up to date with her work. she recently shared the traditional Indian wedding of her friends Rimi & Jean – which looked more like an awesome festival, really. i have come back to these photos again and again because they make me really happy just to look at them. this is what it’s all about!

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Cake! Cake! Glorious Cake!

oh no, don’t tell me it’s another wedding related post.

to be fair, cakes are delicious and amazing – SO – i hope you don’t mind that this post kind of has to do with the wedding. because the thought of the cakes makes me very excited. if everything goes according to plan there will be more than one cake. but not fancy tiered wedding cakes, just a few normal sized yet wonderfully tasty cakes to suit everyone’s taste. and by everyone i mean the two of us because we simply can’t choose.

salted caramel… vanilla buttercream… tres leches… maybe something with strawberries in it… or perhaps a pavlova cake?! the options are endless! but here are some i like the look and sound of.

the cutest ever carrot cake by Cereal Magazine:

chocolate cake with mascarpone frosting + pink lime cake with cream & coconut cheese frosting by Call Me Cupcake:

burnt almond torte by Photissière:

chocolate brownie mousse cake by Chasing Delicious:

coconut cream cake by Always With Butter:

lemon & poppyseed cake by anna-mavritta:

chocolate banana cake with maple glazed walnuts by My New Roots:

strawberry & chocolate cake by Matchbox Kitchen:

blood orange and rosemary cake by What Katie Ate:

petal layer cakeruffle layer cake & banana layer cake with salted caramel buttercream by Made from Scratch:

salted caramel chocolate fudge cake by Sweetapolita:

 

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Laure de Sagazan

oh well, i guess this was going to happen. you know – the engagement has done funny (and somewhat embarrassing) things to my brain. suddenly there’s a pinterest board involved. it’s secret for now, i don’t wish to spam the whole world with wedding talk. and i actually found the dress i think i know i want within a couple of days of being engaged. there are a few venues we’re circling too… no date has been set but at the moment it could even happen as early as autumn if things fall into place. who knows!

one thing i do know, though, is that when i saw these wedding dresses by Parisian designer Laure de Sagazan my heart sighed. and sighed. and for a brief moment i thought maybe just maybe i’d be able to afford a french wedding dress. but these puppies start at 2000 euros. no biggie, guys, no biggie.

…her previous collection is beautiful too.

the funny thing is that before actually having a wedding to plan i wouldn’t have even blinked about posting nice wedding related things. but now i’m very aware that i might be susceptible to posting about them a bit too often. let me know if i get out of hand.

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Sarah & Jamie by Love Made Visible

there are a number of talented wedding photographer couples in Cape Town whose style of photography i can really get behind – focusing on important moments rather than most of the cheesy schtick that has been perpetuated by the wedding industry. three, namely: Deon & Irene of  Modern Hearts, Travis & Maike of We Love Pictures, and Bruce & Rebecca of Love Made Visible.

Bruce & Rebecca recently shot the beautiful day of Sarah & Jamie in the Karoo – probably one of the most exquisite settings for a wedding if you ask me. ALSO. they had a Rice Krispies cake. that is pretty much the raddest thing i have ever seen.

all photos by love made visible

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Kelsey Genna

i’ve eagerly been following the making of of Kelsey Genna’s bridal collection on her Instagram account, so was pleased to see that her new website showcasing the entire range launched this morning. and WHAT a collection! you may remember that i blogged about Kelsey last year, so to see how her designs have evolved is just wonderful. she is of course still inspired by nature & blooming florals – the entire bridal collection is in fact inspired by flowers (as you can probably tell by names such as Begonia, Windflower, Zinnia, Flowercup) and all pieces are hand crafted & limited edition. plus, i pointed this out last time but i can’t help but emphasize – Kelsey is only 21 years old.

learn more about Kelsey & her work at her blog The Flower Bride and shop the bridal collection here.

Designer – Kelsey Genna / Photographer – Ben and Elise Johnson

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Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection

the Bona Drag Ceremonial Collection is something else. featuring exclusive collaborative pieces by designers like Samantha Pleet (who designed the first amazing dress below), Mara Hoffman (who has never done ready to wear gowns until now) and Bona Drag buyer & stylist Hannah Bartie’s range With Hearts in My Eyes (the crochet rose gown & ivory leopard bias gown are personal favourites). read more about the collection here & have gander at the entire lookbook while you’re at it.

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