wedding

this wedding

i wish more wedding photography was like this. simple, no props, no stunts, no bells and whistles – just capturing a real moment. photograph by courtney brooke.

i don’t think that dude in the background is a prop by the way.

7

Tamara & Imar

imar krige is a graphic designer from cape town whose wedding invitations i love – especially those pocket squares.

Being a graphic designer by trade, of course I saw my wedding as a magnificent design project. One of the first things I told Tamara is that I would love the whole effort to be very DIY driven … We wanted every element of our wedding to be one-of-a-kind. We stamped and wrote details on each invitation and thank you tag by hand, cut and tied the ribbon, hand made windmills and made the pocket squares from scratch.

3

max & margaux

the wedding of max & margaux has been well documented online (you can see the five posts over at once wed here, here, here, here & here). max is a well-known wedding photographer himself (he photographed joanna of a cup of jo’s wedding) and so it’s not a surprise that they got some very talented individuals involved in their own event. photographers our labor of love, stylist ashley meaders, the wedding event collective the flashdance (who they are a part of) as well as the rifle paper company who designed their wedding invitations. all in all it looks like it was an amazing two days, and i encourage you to look through all the posts i linked to.

i just wanted to show you their wedding video, because (1) it is really very beautiful (allow me to be a sap for a second) and (2) her dress is wow, probably the best wedding dress i’ve ever laid my eyes on.

wedding video by sharkpig (what a talent)

4

wedding invitation

i designed a simple wedding invite for a close friend who is getting hitched later this year. the end product is actually different colours (plum and navy blue to match her wedding theme) & printed on brown paper. i’m quite partial to the green / blue / yellow combo. the only prerequisite for the design was that she wanted birds and nothing formal & stuffy. it’s pretty long, but folds down to fit into a standard envelope.

i’m happy to say they are very pleased with their little invite :)

i referenced this old book for the birdy patterns

5

bridesmaids

a friend of mine is getting married this year, so i’ve been helping her find inspiration for her wedding (another great excuse to peruse wedding sites, i suppose). came across this wedding on once wed (probably my favourite wedding blog) where the bridesmaids all wore different dresses, but still adhered to a particular style (in this case, short and leggy!)

it’s probably the best example of “unique” bridesmaid dresses i’ve seen, and exactly what i would want if i ever get hitched one day. i’ve never really understood the need for the bridesmaids all to be decked out in the same colour / identical dresses, but maybe that’s just me.

that’s a good lookin’ bunch of bridesmaids, too. okay, i can’t resist featuring the rest of the wedding, as it’s just gorgeous:

wedding photography by erin hearts court

1