Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

Behind the Scenes - Picnic Harvest Styled Shoot

Sometimes it’s fun to look back over your year and smile. Here are a few behind the scenes shots from our Picnic Harvest Styled Shoot at The Litchi Orchard with Dean Maber. A big thank you to the ever lovely Samantha Maber for these images, for being a great friend, support and supreme second shooter on the day of this shoot. Enjoy friends … and please excuse my bedraggled state! It was a hot day out!

Love & Light friends. Here’s to a wonderful 2014 full of abundant joy for each and every one of you xxx

Bunches of Pretty

Something sweet, simple and home grown. This is a collection of small bunches of pretty from my dear friend Nix’s wedding. We collected flowers from family and friend’s gardens and put together sweet little bunches of home grown love to decorate her special day. I adore how simple can be so beautiful and special! All images by Dean Maber. Enjoy friends xxx

Bunches of Pretty

Kol Kol, Lambs Ear and Waterfall Roses - so pretty!

An Elegant Evening - Haug 60th Birthday

An elegant 60th celebration at the Haug residence in Mt Edgecombe. This was such a loving, warm, happy, beautiful event! A sincere thank you to Daniella Haug for allowing me to be a little part of this special day. Enjoy friends!

Catering: Food Matters
Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor & Flowers: Functions For Africa
Entertainment: Allegro Strings
Infrastructure: Maverick Tents
Photography: Samantha Maber

We’ve been featured!

What a honour! The Weekend Witness has featured our Enchanted Forest Styled Engagement shoot with the lovely Luis Dos Santos and Nicole Carreira in an article. Jacki Bruniquel, you are amazing! Thank you for the opportunity to get involved and play.

This is still one of my favorite styled shoots because it was such an exciting challenge, and because my creative boundaries were challenged and expanded. Jax and I dreamed up this enchanted, romantic shoot over the course of two weeks; locating it at Bishop’s Seat in Eshowe’s Dlinza Forest - the ideal setting for enchantment. What a joy to get to work with both a truly lovely couple and some of our favorite friends in the wedding industry.

A very big thank you to the dream team:
Photography: Jacki Bruniquel
Second shooter: Natasha Schoeman
Hair: Drew Christie from Evolve
Make Up: Charelle McAllister
Cheese Cake: Nikita Shaye Singh from Love & Cheese
Dress: Tracey Laubscher from Olivelli Durban
Location: The George Hotel in Eshowe
Styling, decor and flowers: Adore Weddings and Events

And most of all, thank you to Luis Dos Santos and Nicole Carreira for being such stars and putting up with our creative antics! Blessings to you both for your wedding in February, I can’t wait to see your wedding pics!

I love my clients!

Oh my goodness, my heart is so full! It is a couple like this that makes me adore what I do with all of my heart. Clea and Dave, from the bottom of my merrily beating heart, THANK YOU for the honor of getting to be a little part of your incredibly special day! You are just wonderful and your kind words too generous. I thank you both and wish you a life time of beauty, adventure, blessings and joy.

Hi Carolyn

Before we leave for honeymoon, we just wanted to take the time to thank you for being part of our big day!

From the moment we met you we knew you were special! I can honestly say I have never met such a sweet, bubbly and kind-hearted person with such a passion for what they do! You were like a breath of fresh air on days when the stress of planning a wedding was getting us down.

On the day of our wedding, it really put my mind at ease just knowing you were there! And thank you for everything from sticking your hand up my dress (haha), to running around trying to find a chalk pen and making sure we had a bottle of champagne on our photoshoot!

We truly wish you every success for your business Carolyn - keep on making brides smile, surrounding yourself with flowers and love and being part of one of the most important days of a couple’s life.

Lots of love, champers and cupcakes
Clea and Dave Dias

Thank you to Andy and Szerdi of Knot Just Pics for the kind use of their beautiful work. See more lovely sneak peaks of Dave and Clea’s wedding here. Enjoy friends! Love & light xxx

Mac & Nandipha’s Glamorous White Wedding - Couple’s Shoot

Get ready for a swoon fest friends, these images from ZaraZoo are dreamy!

Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor: Hire Standards
Flowers: Sue Baxter
Photography: ZaraZoo photography
Venue & Catering: Eagle’s Cry

Mac & Nandipha’s Glamorous White Wedding - The Ceremony

Gorgeous Nandipha and her handsome groom Mac’s beautiful ceremony.

Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor: Hire Standards
Flowers: Sue Baxter
Photography: ZaraZoo photography
Venue: Eagle’s Cry

Mac & Nandipha’s Glamorous White Wedding - Getting Ready

Gorgeous Nandipha and her beautiful ladies getting ready for the special day. Sensational imagery by ZaraZoo Photography.

Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor: Hire Standards
Flowers: Sue Baxter
Photography: ZaraZoo photography
Venue & Catering: Eagle’s Cry

Bunches of Pretty

Waterfall roses, lambs tail, yellow Star of Bethlehem

Sneak Peak - Clea & Dave at Netherwood

Some sneaky peaks of Dave and Clea’s beautiful, Misty Midlands Netherwood wedding by the awesome husband and wife team at Knot Just Pics! Enjoy friends xxx

Bunches of Pretty

Antique roses, purple, green kol kol and lambs tail.

Dave & Clea at Netherwood Part 2

Part 2 of this misty, wonderful, warm and loving Greek / Portuguese / Jewish celebration follows below, beautifully captured by Knot Just Pics! I love how the importance of family and friendship was deeply honoured at this wedding. Dave and Clea had photographs of their parents and grandparents on their wedding days blown up and put on display on the back wall of the venue. I loved the sumptuous feast feast which included possibly the most delicious lamb shank I have ever had the delight of tasting - thank you CHC. And I loved the laughter, the joy, the dancing and very deep love that was felt throughout this beautiful wedding.

Dave and Clea, all my love and congratulations to you both. Here is to a lifetime of joy, laughter, friendship and love.

Enjoy friends!

A very big thank you to all the suppliers who helped to make this day as lovely as it was:

Catering: CHC
Coordination: Adore weddings
Decor & Flowers: Midlands Style Events
Entertainment: Beat Route
Photography: Knot Just Pics
Venue: Netherwood
Videography: Oliver’s Twist Productions

View Part 1 of this special celebration here.

Dave & Clea at Netherwood Part 1

Dave and Clea are warm and kind, with the most beautiful mutual respect and love for one another, for their friends and for their families. It was such a joy to be a part of this special day. It was beautiful!

From the outset, Dave and Clea had a clear vision of the purpose of their day - to make the most beautiful promise to one another, witnessed by their most special friends and family. They didn’t sweat the small stuff, they chose simple, pretty decor which complimented their personalities, and they enjoyed both their planning process and their special day.

I don’t think I’ve been a part of a wedding where the speeches made me this tearful. The word of love and joy that were shared were beautiful … and once formalities were over the dancing was AMAZING! I swear I have some hidden Mediterranean/Middle East blood in my veins, I love Portuguese / Greek / Jewish weddings!!!

Enjoy these sensational pics by Knot Just Pics. Part one of this beautiful, happy wedding starts below. Part two coming soon! Enjoy friends xxx

Bunches of Pretty

Waterfall roses, yellow Star of Bethlehem, lambs tail and fresh pink alstromeria. Summer loving colour!

Bunches of Pretty

Weekly deliveries:

Pale pink rose spray, kol kol, wax flower and leucospermum. Fresh and pretty with lovely texture!