Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

BMW International Polo Series South Africa vs. Chile

The BMW International Polo Series brought us a brilliant South Africa vs. Chile match, which was held on a chilly Sunday at Shongweni in August 2013. Adore Weddings and Events in partnership with South African Polo Association hosted the first ever Durban East Bank Box Sites based on the hugely successful Box Sites in JHB; 10 seater sites located right on the center line on the East bank of the Shongweni field. These are the closest sites to the action, and the views were thrilling! This was a close match, ending in a draw. It was such a lovely way to spend the end of a weekend; with plenty of excitement, action and glamour available. Box Sites will once again be available in 2014. Enjoy friends x

Brent & Beth at Freedom Cafe

Brent and Beth are South Africans living and working in Mozambique. They decided to come home to get married and celebrated one of the most chilled, relaxed, happy weddings I’ve been involved in at Freedom Cafe. They held their ceremony in the park alongside Freedom Cafe. We hung giant paper pom poms from a big tree above their ceremony space, surrounded guest seating with bold, happy arrangements in copper pots on tree trunks and guests were given capulanas (gorgeous, boldly printed fabric available from Mozambican markets) to sit on picnic style. Chilled, fun and happy! Post ceremony, trays of amazing food and superb cocktails were served by the Freedom team, and everyone spent a long, lazy afternoon chatting to good friends and family, and dancing the evening in.

I adore this couple and I loved their easy-going, relaxed, personalized and fuss free wedding. It was a day that truly reflected their personal story and personalities. Beth’s pre-wedding brief to me was that she wanted flowers that were BRIGHT, a bouquet that was BIG and colours that were HAPPY, and that she completely trusted me to make it happen. What and incredible bride! All my love to you both Brent and Beth. I wish you a lifetime of adventure, joy and love together.

A very big thank you to Lucy and her brilliant Freedom cafe team for being so easy going and lovely to deal with. Nothing was too much of a fuss for you guys, it was a pleasure! Hair and Make Up by the lovely Charelle McAllister. Enjoy these lovely images by Gabrielle’s Photography friends x

Brett & Zara’s Engagement Shoot

I absolutely love this couple. I’ve had the joy of knowing Zara since we were kids, she is force of delight and has one of the happiest and most generous hearts I know. Brett is her perfect partner; kind, gentle, compassionate, quiet … with a delightfully wicked little spark that makes you laugh in the best way! We had the privilege of working with them on their engagement shoot, shot on Brett’s family farm. Our creative team was made up of Jacki Bruniquel - the creative genius behind the lense, assisted by the lovely Tash. Flowers by my dear friend Floey Vanderplank who is now based in Kenya … any Kenyan brides do yourselves a favour and book her for your wedding this minute! Hair and make up by Kym of Kym Hair-Make Up - you have never met a bubblier, more entertaining, enthusiastic or energised force in your life, she is superb to have on your team! And decor / styling by Adore Weddings & Events. What a fantastic shoot! Enjoy friends x

P.S: Zara & Brett’s weddings pictures will be coming soon! Watch this space … theirs was a wedding to remember!