Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

City Centre Rooftop Styled Shoot

The light! The views! The colours! I love this shoot!!! Part two of our city center styled shoot is up today. I think Durban might have been showing off a little for us on this glorious day. I completely adore the light and views this city has to offer! Once again, a heart felt thank you to the entire team for bringing their clever creativity and sharing their generous spirits with us!

Enjoy friends x

















Models: George & Buhle
Photography: Christy from Pickle Photography
Second Shooter: Morgan Hosking
Hair: Lorette Roux
Make-Up: Blush Makeup by Candice Matthee
Cake & Go to girl: So Whipped
Flowers & Decor : Carolyn & Ash from Adore Weddings
Buhle’s Tulle Skirt : Ash from Jom & Me
Top Part of Wedding Dress: Madelain Clark
Geogies shirt & bow-tie (Second look): HIS Apparel

Styled Shoot - City Center Romance

Just a little bit of gorgeous celebrating our city and celebrating the people we love in it! I am absolutely smitten with the life, energy and movement of our inner city. Christy you are incredible, thank you for your talents! A heart felt thank you to everyone involved in this happy day … especially Ash who took the styling and set up reigns from me when I had to head home mid shoot because I was man down! So good to have you in my corner!

Enjoy all the fun and pretty friends x








Models: George & Buhle
Photography: Christy from Pickle Photography
Second Shooter: Morgan Hosking
Hair: Lorette Roux
Make-Up: Blush Makeup by Candice Matthee
Cake & Go to girl: So Whipped
Flowers & Decor : Carolyn & Ash from Adore Weddings
Buhle’s Tulle Skirt : Ash from Jom & Me
Top Part of Wedding Dress: Madelain Clark
Geogies shirt & bow-tie (Second look): HIS Apparel

We’ve been featured!

Our beautiful city center styled shoot has been featured on B.loved! So proud that good old Durban has been celebrated on an international wedding blog. Go have a look at the full feature here. Enjoy friends x


Thank you to our awesome team for all the fun!

Models: George & Buhle
Photography: Pickle Photography
Hair: Lorette Roux
Make-Up: Blush Makeup by Candice Matthee
Cake & Go to girl: So Whipped
Decor & Flowers : Carolyn & Ash from Adore Weddings
Buhle’s Tulle Skirt : Ash from Jom & Me

2014 with Jacki Bruiniquel

One of the joys of working in this industry is that I so often get to work with my incredibly talented and deeply wonderful friend Jacki Bruniquel. Below is a montage of some of the recent weddings and shoots we’ve done together. Jacki, thank you for you! It’s an honour my friend. And thank you to all the very special clients who have since become friends! Love and bless you all x

Sneak Peak - Leon & Sarah

Two beautiful sneak peaks from Leon & Sarah’s gorgeous day. Oh my hat, I love these two special humans! I don’t know if I’ve ever seen two people more in love … It’s been an absolute delight to dream and play for your wedding guys, thank you for picking me … and thank you for choosing to have flower crowns for your amazing, crazy, beautiful, fun bridesmaids!!! Flower heaven!!!


Photography: Vanilla Photography
Video: Beyond Measure
Hair & Make Up: Laura Halgreen
Venue: Orchards
Catering: Aubergine
Flowers, decor and coordination: Adore Weddings

We’ve been featured!

Happy days! Jon & Jess’ beautiful Wychwood wedding, captured by Kate Martens Photography has been featured on SouthBound Bride!


See the full post here. Enjoy friends!

A heart felt thank you to everyone involved in making this day so lovely!
Ceremony & Reception venue: Wychwood
Catering: CHC
Photographer: Kate Martens
Co-ordinator: Adore Weddings
Videographer: Josh Hundermark
Cake: Lemon Canary
Flowers & décor: Wychwood, family and friends
Stationery: Daloon Design – Claire Armstrong
Bride’s dress: Carol Hein
Bride’s accessories: Lovisa
Hair : Charmaine de Vreiss
Make Up: Lisa van Lelyveld
Bridesmaids’ dresses: YDE
Groom’s attire: Trenery
Hiring: James Carlson from Hairy Munster Productions
DJ: DJ Worx

Love Is

Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you
“Good night”
no matter how young or old you are

Some people don’t remember that
love is
listening and laughing and asking
questions
no matter what your age

Few recognize that love is
commitment, responsibility
no fun at all
unless

Love is
You and me

- Nikki Giovanni

Sarah & Leon’s Wedding Part 2

I love these two, and I love this wedding! Some special words from the lovely couple:

A special thanks to our parents for all the time and effort they put in to making our day perfect.
Thank you to all our family and friends for travelling far and wide to join us in celebrating our marriage, we hope it was as magical for you as it was for us.

We would like to say a big thank you to all the suppliers involved in making our day absolutely perfect, you were all so amazing to work with and we couldn’t have dreamed of a better team to be a part of our big day.

Lots of love, Mr & Mrs Klopper xxx

Enjoy the fun friends xxx













Sarah & Leon’s incredible suppliers:
Photography: The sensationally talented and lovely Bron Fourie, Vanilla Photography
Venue: The welcoming & super hands on Belinda and her family from Orchards
Dress: the very talented Vesselina Pentcheva, vesselina@vesselina.co.za
Hair & make up: the laugh a minute Laura Halgreen, laurahalgreen16@yahoo.co.uk
Bridesmaids Dresses: the completely awesome Kathrin Kidger, kathrinkidger@telkomsa.net
Décor: the very special Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com & my amazing cousin Caryn Pearson from Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za
Flowers: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Church flowers : Caryn Pearson, Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za , my incredible dad and lovely mother-in-law :)
Brides bouquet & flower crowns: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Bridesmaids bouquet: Caryn Pearson, Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za
Cake: the best cakes I have ever tasted from Kupcake Heaven, rowena@kupcakeheaven.co.za
DJ: the cool, calm and collected Sean Swanson, sean@soundmechanix.co.za
Co-Ordinator: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Catering: the totally fantastic Margie from Aubergine, tstudio@iafrica.com
Videographer: The brilliant Cam and Jed from Beyond Measure
Band: the rocking Guys from No Fly Zone, Kyle- 082 321 8064
Second Shooter: the awesome Michigan Behn

Sarah & Leon’s Wedding

Every now and then, a special couple comes into your life, and you kind of fall in love with the beauty of their love story, and the beauty of their souls. Sarah and Leon are just such a couple. I had such a ball doing their wedding! The flower and decor vibe started with the world map, because these two love travelling. The creativity and fun spiraled from there! Throughout the journey of planning this wedding, Sarah grew from a client into a wonderful, appreciated, loved friend. She really does have a beautiful soul!

Working at the Orchards was an absolute pleasure, it immediately became one of my all time favorite venues over this wedding. Belinda and her team are awesome! I also got to work with the lovely Bronny Fourie of Vanilla Photography and my fun and happy friend Laura Halgreen - two of my favorite creatives to collaborate with! And on food, none other than the incredible Margie Harel from Augergine. Such a delight to team up with such incredible people!

Enjoy the ridiculous pretty friends!











Sarah & Leon’s incredible suppliers:
Photography: The sensationally talented and lovely Bron Fourie, Vanilla Photography
Venue: The welcoming & super hands on Belinda and her family from Orchards
Dress: the very talented Vesselina Pentcheva, vesselina@vesselina.co.za
Hair & make up: the laugh a minute Laura Halgreen, laurahalgreen16@yahoo.co.uk
Bridesmaids Dresses: the completely awesome Kathrin Kidger, kathrinkidger@telkomsa.net
Décor: the very special Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
& my amazing cousin Caryn Pearson from Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za
Flowers: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Church flowers : Caryn Pearson, Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za , my incredible dad and lovely mother-in-law :)
Brides bouquet & flower crowns: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Bridesmaids bouquet: Caryn Pearson, Dial a picnic, durban@dialapicnic.co.za
Cake: the best cakes I have ever tasted from Kupcake Heaven, rowena@kupcakeheaven.co.za
DJ: the cool, calm and collected Sean Swanson, sean@soundmechanix.co.za
Co-Ordinator: Carolyn McNeil, Adore Weddings, iadoreweddings@gmail.com
Catering: the totally fantastic Margie from Aubergine, tstudio@iafrica.com
Videographer: The brilliant Cam and Jed from Beyond Measure
Band: the rocking Guys from No Fly Zone, Kyle- 082 321 8064
Second Shooter: the awesome Michigan Behn

We’ve been featured!


Our Haunted Affair, halloween inspired styled shoot has been featured on SouthBound Bride!

And now for some words from Christy about our shoot:
We have been loosely chatting about a Halloween Styled shoot for a while – we wanted something that incorporated “Day of the Dead” but without all the colors, more spooky and old fashioned, something a bit haunting. So many people were involved in making this happen, brainstorming together and sharing ideas – I honestly worked with such a dream team with everyone giving so freely of their time and resources. We didn’t even have a proper dress for Gina, her outfit was made up of two separate tutus, her matric dance skirt, a corset and a belt that came together at the last minute. With me being a hefty 36 weeks pregnant at the time, I think a lot of people feared I might actually go into labour before the shoot so it was quite funny!

On the actual day I had no idea what to expect, we all managed to pull it together by the skin of our teeth and when we took a step back and had a look at the set, I don’t think any of us could have imagined how beautifully it all came together! After Candice transformed Gina and Durran – we really got into the swing of things and as always, just had SO much fun! Gale force winds came up and tried desperately to blow everything and everyone away, but we still pulled it all off and I for one could not have been happier!

View the full post here. Enjoy friends!






Many thanks to our awesome team:
Photography: Christy & Morgan Hosking from Pickle Photography
Styling: Sarah Reynolds
Florist: Carolyn McNeil from Adore Weddings and Events
Cake: Candice Courtney from So Whipped
Invites & stationery: Gitta from Glee Projects
Make-Up: Blush Make-Up by Candice Mathee
Hair: Jamie-Lee Hay from Head Girls
Models: Gina C Lorenzi from Models International & Durran Trevison

I Wrote A Good Omelete

I wrote a good omelet…and ate
a hot poem… after loving you

Buttoned my car…and drove my
coat home…in the rain…
after loving you

I goed on red…and stopped on
green…floating somewhere in between…
being here and being there…
after loving you

I rolled my bed…turned down
my hair…slightly
confused but…I don’t care…

Laid out my teeth…and gargled my
gown…then I stood
…and laid me down…

To sleep…
after loving you

- Nikki Giovanni