Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

Ty & Cam - Party Time

Ty & Cam’s gorgeous reception. What an incredible party!









Cam and Ty’s magic team:
Bridesmaids Makeup: Deanna Roodt
Brides Makeup: Camilla Smith- The Durban Make Up Artist
Hair: Stacy Shea @ Crop
Brides Dress: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Jessie
Brides Headpiece & Shoes: Lovisa (re-styled by Keegan Anderson) & Steve Maden
Bridesmaids Dresses: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Joan Gentle
Bridesboys’s Outfit: TopShop
Flower Crowns: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Flowers & Décor: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Palettes: Brides Father; Ashton Smith
Venue: The Orchards
Caterers: Harvey’s
Cake: Umhlanga Rocks SuperSpar
Photography: Bron Fourie @ Vanilla Photography
Second Shooter: Michigan Behn
Videographer: Michelle Rabe
Stationary: Designed by Keegan Anderson printed by House of Fine Papers
DJ: Kevin Cotton
Entertainment: Gary Nixon
Minister: Brett Nixon-James @ The Vineyard Church

Ty & Cam - Getting Ready, Making Pretty

This wedding!!! I am so completely delighted to share this special day with you! Cam is a beautiful soul and an incredibly talented hair and make up artist. Do yourself a favour and go visit her work here. We first met on a styled shoot and have had the pure delight of getting to work together ever since. When she asked me to be a part of her wedding I did bouncing happy dances around the studio in delight! She has the most incredible style and I knew we’d have a ball together … I wasn’t wrong! Cam and Ty, you guys rock. Thank you so much for picking me to play and create for your special day!

Another industry favorite Bron Fourie of Vanilla Photography was on hand to capture this special day. Enjoy part one friends! More beautiful pics to follow this week x









Cam and Ty’s magic team:
Bridesmaids Makeup: Deanna Roodt
Brides Makeup: Camilla Smith- The Durban Make Up Artist
Hair: Stacy Shea @ Crop
Brides Dress: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Jessie
Brides Headpiece & Shoes: Lovisa (re-styled by Keegan Anderson) & Steve Maden
Bridesmaids Dresses: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Joan Gentle
Bridesboys’s Outfit: TopShop
Flower Crowns: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Flowers & Décor: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Palettes: Brides Father; Ashton Smith
Venue: The Orchards
Caterers: Harvey’s
Cake: Umhlanga Rocks SuperSpar
Photography: Bron Fourie @ Vanilla Photography
Second Shooter: Michigan Behn
Videographer: Michelle Rabe
Stationary: Designed by Keegan Anderson printed by House of Fine Papers
DJ: Kevin Cotton
Entertainment: Gary Nixon
Minister: Brett Nixon-James @ The Vineyard Church

Ty & Cam - Shoot

Only this gorgeous woman and her entourage could pull off a full on editorial style fashion shoot on a wedding day and look this legit! Gorgeous! The hair, the make up, the styling, the flower crowns … I love it all!

Enjoy friends x














Cam and Ty’s magic team:
Bridesmaids Makeup: Deanna Roodt
Brides Makeup: Camilla Smith- The Durban Make Up Artist
Hair: Stacy Shea @ Crop
Brides Dress: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Jessie
Brides Headpiece & Shoes: Lovisa (re-styled by Keegan Anderson) & Steve Maden
Bridesmaids Dresses: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Joan Gentle
Bridesboys’s Outfit: TopShop
Flower Crowns: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Flowers & Décor: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Palettes: Brides Father; Ashton Smith
Venue: The Orchards
Caterers: Harvey’s
Cake: Umhlanga Rocks SuperSpar
Photography: Bron Fourie @ Vanilla Photography
Second Shooter: Michigan Behn
Videographer: Michelle Rabe
Stationary: Designed by Keegan Anderson printed by House of Fine Papers
DJ: Kevin Cotton
Entertainment: Gary Nixon
Minister: Brett Nixon-James @ The Vineyard Church

Ty & Cam - Ceremony I Do’s

Ty & Cam’s beautiful ceremony is up! Enjoy the love friends x








Cam and Ty’s magic team:
Bridesmaids Makeup: Deanna Roodt
Brides Makeup: Camilla Smith- The Durban Make Up Artist
Hair: Stacy Shea @ Crop
Brides Dress: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Jessie
Brides Headpiece & Shoes: Lovisa (re-styled by Keegan Anderson) & Steve Maden
Bridesmaids Dresses: Designed by Camilla Smith made by dressmaker Joan Gentle
Bridesboys’s Outfit: TopShop
Flower Crowns: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Flowers & Décor: Carolyn McNeil & Ashley Hulley @ Adore Weddings
Palettes: Brides Father; Ashton Smith
Venue: The Orchards
Caterers: Harvey’s
Cake: Umhlanga Rocks SuperSpar
Photography: Bron Fourie @ Vanilla Photography
Second Shooter: Michigan Behn
Videographer: Michelle Rabe
Stationary: Designed by Keegan Anderson printed by House of Fine Papers
DJ: Kevin Cotton
Entertainment: Gary Nixon
Minister: Brett Nixon-James @ The Vineyard Church

Cam & Ty’s Wedding - Sneak Peak

Cam and Ty got married at Orchards this past weekend and it was a beauty! I am completely smitten with these gorgeous sneak peaks from Vanilla Photography. I’m so excited to see more!

This was a particularly special wedding because Cam is a part of the wedding industry family! She is an exceptionally talented make up artist. You can see her gorgeous work here.

Cammy, you are absolutely exquisite my lovely. Most amazing congrats to both you and Ty! Sending you guys a lifetime of the most beautiful love and adventure! Enjoy your honeymoon xxx






Dan & Kendall’s Video

Gorgeous video of Kendall and Dan’s wedding by James Gibbs. Love this beautiful wedding! Such a special couple … Enjoy friends x

Bougainvillea Bohemia Styled Shoot

I love the playful boho whimsy from this day. Something bright, fresh, pretty and different for a beach shoot!

I personally love foraging and then supplementing what is in season and locally available with my traditionally pretty favorites (roses and the like). You always find the best perfectly imperfect flowers when they are allowed to grow wild. They emerge with interestingly shaped branches and stems and little quirks in their petals. I love their unexpected surprises. They are just so much more fun and pretty to work with when they bring extra movement and texture to a bouquet or arrangement. This shoot allowed for loads of playful foraging with hot pink bougainvillea, pink frangipanni and vine salvaged from the road side and out my garden. Sheer delight to the soul!

Thank you to the wonderful team that helped make this happen, you guys make my heart happy just because I get to love and work with you. Enjoy the playful pretty friends x












Service Providers:

Photography: Pickle Photography
Florist: Adore Weddings
Hair & Make-Up : Make-Up by Charelle
Model: Sasha Lee Boshoff
Head Pieces and Flash Tattoos: It’s a Bling Thing
Cake: So Whipped
Dress 1 (On loan from Sarah Reynolds): Madelain Clark Exclusive Design
Dress 2: Julia Ferrandi

Nicole & Matt

Nicole and Matt got married, and we made the flower crowns! That’s literally all we did.

Got see their full, beautiful wedding here.

Enjoy friends x




Foraging

Foraging with Derryn!


We’ve been featured!

Tash and Raj’s AMAZING wedding has been featured in Rock ‘n Roll Bride’s Magazine!!! The level of excitement is ridiculous!

To see their full, wonderful wedding, have a look here. Jax has one again outdone herself! Love you Tashy and Raj! A lifetime of colour, laughter, love and light to you both xxx

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

The Language of Flowers - Kerry’s Bouquet

Kerry’s wild and whimsical forest bouquet was a personal favorite, and was named “Gaby’s favorite” on Southbound Bride‘s Best Wedding Bouquets of 2014.



This cascading beauty was created using the following flowers, with these beautiful meanings:

Asparagus Fern - fascination
Blushing Bride - bridal blessing
Dendrobium Orchid - love, beauty, refinement
Jasmine - attachment, sensuality
Spanish Moss - longevity, hardiness

Behind the Scenes - Chapel Flowers for Jo & Pierre

Blessed to have been snapped at work by Alana while doing flowers at Crabapple Chapel for Jo and Pierre’s wedding this past weekend. Such a pretty shot. Such a gorgeous chapel! And a very, very special couple.

Honestly can’t wait to share this day with you. It is hands down one of my favorites xxx

Making a Flower Crown

My lovely and talented friend Derryn captured the process of a flower crown being made at a shoot. Thank you for these lovely images! It’s fun to get to see the process x

Invictus

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

- William Ernest Henley