Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

Raj & Parrot aka Neil & Tash’s Mexican Day of the Dead Barn Wedding!




There are three words that can be used to sum this wedding up: this wedding was fun, this weddings was happy, this wedding was COLOUR! This wedding will also be forever be known as the wedding with the all time best dance shot ever!








And now for a few words from the bride:

The humans who made it happen

When the hunt for a place of celebration began, we knew that it was going to be a difficult one. We were after a great, big, old, empty shed. A big thank you to the Mckenzie’s, who had no care in the world to allow 90 strangers to party the night away in their actual tractor shed, on their working farm in Lions River, KZN Midlands. A very massive thank you to this family for allowing us to cause havoc on their farm. To everyone who helped empty the shed, clean the area, move the crazy heavy wagon, roll the ant infested cable drums and move the countless bales of hay, a great big thank you.

The build a burger menu and bar was done by Paula Mckenzie. From a very satisfied crowd of people, thank you very much for taking on such a massive task with your crazy schedule. We appreciate the time you dedicated to us and the effort you made to bring it all together.

The vodka portion of the bar was proudly sponsored by the Polish contingent.

My sunshine, Carolyn McNeil from Adore Weddings
You really were my sunshine, when things were crazy and the dark clouds came over, you simply smiled and all was good again. Your positivity and “get it done with a smile on your face” attitude made all the very stressful, crazy, chaotic situations seem like it was nothing but a glass of spilt milk. Thank you so much for being someone that added to the happiness of our day. We simply “Adore” you.

The little helper. Ash, assistant to sunshine, we could not have pulled this off without her. Thank you for stepping in and taking charge. Your creative eye and organizing skills made the day possible. Thanks for partying the night away with us and sharing our happiness.

The flowers, décor, lighting and overall pretty stuff was a massive collaboration between Sunshine, Ash, Woogy, our two amazing families and us (human and me).

The fabulous Drew Christie, from San Marco Hair Umhlanga, was responsible for my awesome haircut. The chances of finding another human as wonderful as Drew would be like looking for a needle in a haystack, your chances are slim. Thanks my Drew for making me feel like a million and two bucks.

My old friend Lauren Badenhorst, from Jeans Hair Salon, was the initial creator of the parrot hair colours, so it only seemed logical that she did the colour for the Raj and Parrot day. Many thanks Chippie, you really do bring colour to my life.

The lady who fixed my face and styled my hair, Lindsay Nixon. You rock! Would not have chosen anyone else. You made me feel so beautiful on a day where it mattered the most to me, thank you so very much.

Many years ago Ciociu Ella became “The Chosen One” (the lady to make the D Day dress). My Ciociu Ella managed to untangle my ideas and create the perfect witches dress, in less than a month. It is something I will cherish forever, thank you my ciociu.

The sexy man of the hour was wearing a Pierre Cardin Tux, with a bit of improvising.

DJ Ross got thrown in the deep end when he got stuck with us lot, but he managed to swim very successfully. You did a great job keeping up with the Polish, Afrikaans and rock song combinations. Thanks for “Just rolling with it.”
The lady who made it official, Bernice Scott. You guided us through the complicated and overwhelming, but most exciting time of our lives, and we will cherish your pearls of wisdom. Thank you for your kind words and for making us official. We are REALLY happy about it!

The people who had to endure us for the months leading up to our big day, the people who had to work as slaves, the unsung heroes of the awesome day , our families and a few friends. You guys are our heroes! You not only helped, but were the biggest part of our day of happiness. We love you plenty.

Team Polska: Dziękuję z głębi serca za to, że tam, aby dzielić się niesamowity dzień. Twoje stroje były niesamowite.

The memory makers, Jax and Miss Swan Jacki Bruniquel

Miss Swan, you are great! Thank you plenty for your hard work and being part of our day of complete happiness. You are such a trooper, with no task or challenge to outrageous. You really are like a bull in a China shop, but a pretty one.

My Jax, you rock!!!!! No one would have caught that dance shot, but you. Thank you from the bottommost, squishiest part of my heart for capturing the day where my heart almost stopped from happiness. These pics are so much more than a memory to us, they tie us to you forever and that makes them even more spectacular to us. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our happiness and sharing the day with us, crying with us, laughing with us and partying like we did in Goa. Thank you our special person, we love you plenty.

My human, thank you for a day better than the one in my imagination. I am so grateful and totally ecstatic to finally be your lady (officially). Life with you by my side is going to rock!!! Love you plenty my bug.

Venue: Picadilly Farm
Catering: Paula Mckenzie
Drink: The vodka portion of the bar was proudly sponsored by the Polish contingent.
Flowers & Decor: The flowers, décor, lighting and overall pretty stuff was a massive collaboration between Sunshine Adore Weddings, Ash, Woogy, our two amazing families and us (human and me).
Hair & make up: Lindsay Nixon
Dress: Ciociu Ella
Tux: Pierre Cardin Tux, with a bit of improvising.
Sound: DJ Ross
Photography: Jacki Bruniquel
Second Shooter: Elizabeth Donnell

Byron & Tammy’s Wedding Part 2

Part two of this incredibly special day - so much love, joy and playful fun! And over 600 paper cranes hand made by Byron’s Mum and sister. I just love how personal and rich in love this wedding was, with family and friends making up the very heart of it.

Byron and Tammy, you adore one another and it brings joy to my heart! Beautiful blessings and love to you both. I hope you have the most glorious life of adventure together!

Enjoy friends x





Flowers & decor: Family and friends, set up assistance by the Adore team
Photography: Duane Smith
Venue: The Litchi Orchard
Venue coordination: Adore Weddings

Byron & Tammy’s Wedding

This was such a sweet, gentle, kind, loving wedding. Byron and Tammy are two of the gentlest souls you will meet. Their hearts are open, their hearts are generous, and their love for one another is pure and beautiful. I adored this special wedding. Beautiful pics by Duane Smith Photography.

Enjoy friends x





Flowers & decor: Family and friends, set up assistance by the Adore team
Photography: Duane Smith
Venue: The Litchi Orchard
Venue coordination: Adore Weddings

Wilhelm & Jacky Reception

Today I get to share part two of this festive, colourful, happy Mexican Inspired celebration of laughter and love! How gorgeous are these two? Enjoy friends x







Catering: Harvey’s
Decor: Family and friends
Flowers: Bougainvilla from Drietfontein Nursery and Gerberers from Adore Weddings
Hair & Make Up: Laura Halgreen
Minister: Bernice Stott
Sound: Mbuso
Photography: TJ Photography
Venue: Litchi Orchard

Wilhelm & Jacky Ceremony

Jacky and Wilhelm’s Mexican inspired DIY wedding was celebrated at The Litchi Orchard in May. It was such a relaxed, bright, happy day full of laughter and love - perfectly suited to these two free spirits! I absolutely love that on their tables, they made use of potted bougainvilla, which in the Language of Flowers, represents passion. Gorgeous symbolism for the beginning of a marriage! Beautiful images captured by TJ Photography. Enjoy friends!










Catering: Harvey’s
Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor: Family and friends
Flowers: Bougainvilla from Drietfontein Nursery and Gerberers from Adore Weddings
Hair & Make Up: Laura Halgreen
Minister: Bernice Stott
Sound: Mbuso
Photography: TJ Photography
Venue: Litchi Orchard