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Styled Shoot - Til Death Do Us Part

Better late than never! I’m finally sharing our rocking Til Death Do Us Part shoot, created for Halloween 2014! I loved the incredible make up by Candice Matthee, both before and after our models went Tim Burton on us! This gorgeous shoot was featured on SouthBound Bride. A very special thank you to Christy from Pickle Photography who captured this magic and who was on her feet all day, just days before giving birth to her beautiful son Emet. Christy, you are a total rock star!

Enjoy the fun friends x































A big thanks to the rocking team!

Models: Gina & Durran
Hair: Jamie
Make-Up: Blush Makeup By Candice Matthee
Photography: Christy from Pickle Photography
Flower Crown: Carolyn from Adore Weddings
Cake: Candice from So Whipped
Styling: Sarah Reynolds

Behind the Scenes - Mark & Derryn’s Wedding

A little bit of behind the scenes - collecting, prepping, arranging and transporting the pretty boho whimsy for Mark and Derryn’s wedding! I absolutely love the textures and layers of green, accentuated with pops of white, peach and yellow colour that Derryn chose for her day.

Flower meanings:
Alstromeria - devotion
Asparagus fern - fascination
Blushing bride - bridal blessing (included in Derryn’s bouquet)
Craspedia - good health / you light up my world
Lace flower - fantasy / haven / protection
Larkspur - light / lightedness
Leather leaf fern - sincerity
Lizianthus - appreciation
Stocks - you will always be beautiful to me
Wax flower - wealth

No meaning has been assigned to either kol kol or brunia but they remind me of the following:
Kol Kol - abundance
Brunia - strength

Flowers divided into buckets, ready for arranging
Flowers divided into buckets, ready for arranging

Prepping vases
Prepping vases

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark's Wedding - Carolyn at work
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark's Wedding - Carolyn at work

Dixie keeping her Mom company while I arrange
Dixie keeping her Mom company while I arrange

A work in progress
A work in progress

Love the textures!
Love the textures!

Trio of whimsical boho beauties
Trio of whimsical boho beauties

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers

Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers
Adore Weddings - Derryn & Mark - Whimsical Boho Flowers

All packed for delivery!
All packed for delivery!

Happy caddy loaded with pretty
Happy caddy loaded with pretty

Why you love someone

You don’t love some one for their looks,
Or their clothes, or their fancy car,
But because they sing a song only you can hear

- Oscar Wilde

Derryn & Mark’s Beautiful Wedding by CC Rossler

It’s not every day that a sensationally talented wedding photographer gets married … and has no less than FOUR incredibly gifted fellow photographers to shoot her special day! Today I get to share the beauty captured by CC Rossler Photography.

Doing Derryn‘s wedding was a stylist’s dream. Her relaxed style, beautiful heart, kind generosity and down right fabulousness was a joy to be around. I swear it sparkled like pixie dust over everyone involved in her wedding! We literally met for the very first time when she came to visit our studio and discuss her vision for her day (thank you Christy for the referal). She arrived a client and left a friend. We’ve been working together ever since!

The only guidelines she gave me were that she wanted, texture and movement with her flowers, didn’t want roses, loved the relaxed bohemian style and had a budget guideline … other than that I could do whatever I wanted - wheeeeeee!!!!! From the bottom of my heart, thank you Derryn and Mark for choosing me to be a very little part of your amazing day of love! It has been a pure joy to get to know you both. Adventure, blessings, joy, laughter, love and light to you both for the rest of your journey together.

This was such a special day. Enjoy friends x
















The team that made Derryn and Mark’s day happen:

Video: Micaela de Fretais

Photographers: Bright Girl Photography, CC Rossler and Pickle Photography - what a team!

Make up: Kezia Myatt of Make Me Up

Food: Merrivale Butchery and Cyniggy

Dress: Julia Fernandi

Hair: Drew Christie

Venue: Rockwood Lodges

Flowers & Decor: Adore Weddings

Derryn & Mark’s Beautiful Wedding by Pickle Photography











Derryn and Mark’s beautiful wedding, captured by Pickle Photography is up today! It is with thanks to Christy that Derryn and I got to meet and play together for her wedding. What is also very noteworthy is that Christy had literally just had her beautiful boy Emet when she brought her magic to this day! Sheesh, go Christy!

Enjoy the beauty friends x


The team that made Derryn and Mark’s day happen:
Video: Micaela de Fretais
Photographers: Bright Girl Photography, CC Rossler and Pickle Photography - what a team!
Make up: Kezia Myatt of Make Me Up
Food: Merrivale Butchery and Cyniggy
Dress: Julia Fernandi
Hair: Drew Christie
Venue: Rockwood Lodges
Flowers & Decor: Adore Weddings

Derryn & Mark’s Beautiful Wedding by Bright Girl

Derryn and Mark’s beautiful wedding, captured by Bright Girl Photography is up today! Eileen has such a knack for capturing treasure chest moments, like Derryn’s flower girls playing with Luna the pup! Absolutely one of my favorite shots from this wedding!

Enjoy the beauty friends x













The team that made Derryn and Mark’s day happen:
Video: Micaela de Fretais
Photographers: Bright Girl Photography, CC Rossler and Pickle Photography - what a team!
Make up: Kezia Myatt of Make Me Up
Food: Merrivale Butchery and Cyniggy
Dress: Julia Fernandi
Hair: Drew Christie
Venue: Rockwood Lodges

Flowers & Decor: Adore Weddings

Derryn & Mark’s Beautiful Wedding by Micaela de Freitas

I am officially a fan of Micaela de Freitas‘s incredible work. She has perfectly captured Derryn and Mark’s beautiful wedding day, I’m so excited to see more of this talented woman’s work in future!

Derryn and Mark, I just love you guys.

Enjoy the beauty friends x

The team that made Derryn and Mark’s day happen:
Video: Micaela de Fretais
Photographers: Bright Girl Photography, CC Rossler and Pickle Photography - what a team!
Make up: Kezia Myatt of Make Me Up
Food: Merrivale Butchery and Cyniggy
Dress: Julia Fernandi
Hair: Drew Christie
Venue: Rockwood Lodges
Flowers & Decor: Adore Weddings

Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn

Sigh, this wedding! Just so much beautiful captured by so many special creatives! I cannot WAIT to share this special day with you!

Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Pickle Photography
Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Pickle Photography

Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn's Wedding by CC Rossler Photography
Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn's Wedding by CC Rossler Photography

Sneak Peak - Mark & Derryn

Mark and Derryn celebrated their verys special, happy wedding at beautiful Rockwood Farm in the Karkloof. Derryn is one of our favorite wedding photographers in KZN, and she was blessed to have not one, but FOUR incredibly talented fellow artists and dear friends on hand to capture her day. Bright Girl Photography, CC Rossler Photography, Pickle Photography and Michaela de Freitas each played a part in bringing Derryn and Mark’s special day to life. Enjoy these sneak peaks friends!

Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Pickle Photography
Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Pickle Photography

Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's wedding by Bright Girl Photography
Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's wedding by Bright Girl Photography

Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by CC Rossler Photography
Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by CC Rossler Photography

Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Michaela de Fritas
Sneak Peak of Mark & Derryn's Wedding by Michaela de Fritas

Risk

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

- Anais Nin

We’ve been featured!


Oh what a happy day! Jadine and Byron’s completely romantic wedding has been featured on international wedding blog, Junebug Weddings! What a happy day. Thank you Vanilla Photography, The Make_Up Artist, The Litchi Orchard, Lemon Canary, Casey Jeanne and company for your extraordinary talents, and for making this special couple’s day such a beautiful one!

Have a look at the lovely post here. Enjoy friends x

We’ve been featured!


Our special shoot with the lovely Taz Saunders has been featured on The Pretty Blog. What a honour!

An enormous and heart felt thank you to the creative talents of Bron from Vanilla Photography for the amazing pics, Camilla from The Make_Up Artist for the pretty hair and make up and Ash from Jom & Mefor the romantic skirt!

See the full post here. Enjoy friends x

We’ve been featured!


It’s official, our first ever Rock ‘n Roll Bride feature is up! Tashy and Neil’s gorgeous, unique, fun, colour fest of a wedding has been celebrated on one of my all time favorite blogs in the industry!

Have a look at the full post here. Enjoy friends x

Styled Shoot - The Wyatts

I absolutely loved this shoot, and I’m completely thrilled with how it turned out! Such an enormous and sincere thank you to all the clever creatives involved, and a special thank you to newly weds the Wyatts who were total rock stars and game for all our antics!

I have to borrow Bronny’s beautiful quote to include with this shoot, because it fits perfectly … and it’s beautiful.

marry your best friend. i do not say that lightly. really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. someone who speaks highly of you. someone you can laugh with. the kind of laughs that makes your belly ache and your nose snort. the embarrassing, earnest, healing kinds of laughs. wit is important. life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. despair will come. find someone who you want to be there with you through those times. most importantly, marry someone who lets passion, love and madness combine and course through you. a love that will never dilute – even when the waters get deep and dark…
- anonymous.










































Couple: Mike and Tarryn
Dress: Casey Jeanne
Hair & make up: Laura Halgreen
Photography: Bron from Vanilla Photography
Styling, Flowers & Decor: Carolyn from Adore Weddings
Venue: Freedom Cafe

A hundred minus one

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

We’ve been featured!

What an honour! Kerry and Jem’s beautiful wedding has been featured on one of my all time favorite blogs, Southbound Bride! Thank you Kerry and Jem for letting me dream and play for your magical day, thank you Gaby for the feature (and good bouquet vibes - happy heart), and thank you Katie for capturing the day so beautifully!


Have a look at the feature and Kerry’s sage wedding advice here. Enjoy friends!