Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come;
‘Tis Grace that brought me safe thus far
and Grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun.
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

- John Newton

Sneak Peak - Ciao Bella Styled Shoot with Derryn Semple Photography

Wedding planning can be overwhelming. Not everyone is involved in the industry every weekend, so it can be difficult to figure out exactly how much each aspect of a wedding can cost. Derryn and I have been wanting to do a shoot and article discussing the realistic costs involved with translating your pinterest board wedding into reality ever since her own wedding. We are so looking forward to sharing this article (and our pretty images) with you soon! Go read Derryn’s post in the mean time. Enjoy friends x

We’ve been featured!


An enormous thank you to both Gaby from SouthBound Bride for being named “Gaby’s favorite” on her list of Top 20 Bouquets of 2014, and to my wonderful friend Kerry for being the bride who let me (literally) go wild with her bouquet! Sheer, joyful gratitude and delight!

This is the bouquet … and this is the gorgeous bride. When I arrived to drop the bouquet with Kerry, I was so nervous! It was so gloriously big and she is such a gorgeously petite human, I was so nervous it was going to be too much. She simply gasped and said, “let’s add more!”. A woman after my own heart!!!




Sneak Peak - The Croxon’s

Nicole and Matt were married at beautiful Glengarry last weekend. The week before her wedding, Nicole contacted me and asked for flowers crowns for her bridesmaids and a flower hair piece for her. I love flower crowns! While I had absolutely nothing else to do with this special day, I couldn’t resist sharing some of the gorgeous sneak peaks posted by the immensely talented Derryn Semple.

Thank you for choosing us to add a little flower crown magic to your special day Nicole! You are gorgeous! We’re so excited to see the rest of your pretty pictures xxx





Love Is

Love is found in unexpected places …
It is there in the quiet moment when we first discover a beautiful thing …
When we watch a bird soar high against a pale blue sky …
When we see a lovely flower that no one else has noticed.”

- Joan Walsh Anglund

We’ve been featured!

It is such a joy to get to relive this special wedding! Thank you Wedding Inspirations Magazine for the wonderful feature! Thank you too Lara and Mike, you wonderful souls, for the spectacular day and for going from clients to incredibly dear friends. Jacki Bruniquel, you are incredible. Thank you for capturing this day in all it’s romantic, whimsical, beautiful, loving glory!

Sheer joyful delight to each of you. Enjoy friends x


A big, happy thank you to all the wonderful suppliers involved with this special day:
Photography: Jacki Bruniquel
Venue: Netherwood
Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman
Wedding planner and stylist: Carolyn Mc Neil Adore Weddings
Decor: Functions For Africa
Flowers: Floey Van Der Plank
Hair: Drew Christie
Make up: Natasha Papadopoulos and Kendyl McPherson – Nixon Makeup
Brides Dress: Pronovias Barcelona, Johannesburg
Bridesmaids dresses: Bianca Warren
Groom’s Suit: Terrance Bray
Cake: Penny Mc Loughlin 0825693766 pennymcloughlin@gmail.com
Music: Zaffa (Rob and Garth Warren)
Videographer: Beyond Measure
Priest: His Eminence, The Orthodox Archbishop of Cape Town, Sergios Kykkotis and Pater Kostandinos
Food: Harvey’s Catering
Wedding stationary design: Fathima Kathrada
Wedding stationary printers: Crystal Printers

i like my body

i like my body when it is with your
body. It is so quite a new thing.
Muscles better and nerves more.
i like your body. i like what it does,
i like its hows. i like to feel the spine
of your body and its bones, and the trembling
firmsmooth ness and which i will
again and again and again
kiss, i like kissing this and that of you,
i like,, slowly stroking the, shocking fuzz
of your electric fur, and what-is-it comes
over parting flesh … . And eyes big Love-crumbs,

and possibly i like the thrill

of under me you quite so new

- e. e. cummings

Sneak Peak - Cam & Dina Engagement Shoot

Last week we headed down the south coast to meet these two special humans for their engagement shoot on Dina’s family farm. We set up camp right at the spot where Cam asked Dina to be his wife - under a tree on the water’s edge. This place is absolutely beautiful! They will be celebrating their wedding on their home farm too. Got to love a farm wedding! I loved the way their five furry friends got to be a part of their shoot too. Cam and Dina, thank you very much for inviting us to come and play! You are both just lovely. Very pretty pics were snapped by the talented and lovely Bron from Vanilla Photography. A special thanks to Tia from Nixon Make-up for your work! Flowers, styling and decor by Carolyn of Adore Weddings. Enjoy friends x

Your Smile

Your smile

captured my attention

slowly embroidered your name

upon my heart

filling a vacancy.

- Heather Burns