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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.