Adore Weddings & Events Celebrating Laughter, Love & Light

Sneak Peak - Zak & Mailin’s Enchanted Flower Filled Zulu / Norwegian Wedding

The first words Mailin ever said to me were “I love that your website is full of flowers, I love flowers so I want you to do our wedding” … best start of a working relationship ever!!! Flowers are what Mailin loves, and flowers are what Mailin had in abundance to celebrate this beautiful day. I absolutely loved being a part of this wedding!!!

Planning a wedding as a bride from Norway is TOUGH, but Zak is by far the most gracious, attentive, generous-hearted groom we’ve worked with to date. He handled the vast majority of liaising and on the ground decision making throughout our time together and it was a pleasure. Zak, we are fans! It has been a privilege to witness just how beautifully these two compliment one another and how graciously they have dealt with the logistical challenges of conducting both their relationship and wedding planning while being based at opposite ends of the world. Their relationship is a testament to the depth of their love, willingness to communicate, and their desire to live life together. I am so happy you get to have the rest of your ever after with one another from now on!

So excited to share the full wedding with you friends, but for now enjoy these beautiful sneak peaks from Vanilla Photography. Have a beautiful day friends xxx

Venue: Orchards
Photography: Vanilla Photography
Band: Beat Route
Catering: Aubergine
Cake: Murphy’s Bakery
Hair & Make Up: Nixon
Planning, Flowers & Decor: Adore Weddings

Sneak Peak - Benj & Amy

These two beautiful souls were married at Orchards on one of the most perfect Autumn days of this year. These beautiful sneak peaks by Summertown Pictures make my heart happy just looking at them. I hands down loved this wedding. From the very first time I met with Ames to discuss her vision, there was the most beautiful, deeply happy heart connection. Being a part if this special day was both a privilege and delight! Benj and Ames, you are both just beyond lovely. I can’t wait until you’re home so I can drink tea with you and hear all about your honeymoon! Love & Light to you both.

Enjoy friends x

Sneak Peak - Shaun & Fay

A few absolutely gorgeous sneak peaks from Shaun and Fay’s wedding at the Hatchery this past weekend by Casey Pratt Photography! Hair and make up by the immensely talented Charelle McAllister.

Shaun and Fay, sending you and your special families the most beautiful congratulations. Here’s to a lifetime of love, laughter, adventure and joy together! Thank you for choosing me to be a little part of your special day. All my love xxx

Sneak Peak - Dale & Natalie

Dale and Natalie got married! How completely beautiful are these sneak peaks by Carmen Roberts Photography? Natalie, you looked incredible! I absolutely LOVE all the happy colour you chose! Wishing you and Dale a lifetime of happiness together.

Thank you for letting me play for your special day! All my love xxx

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

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

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

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

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

Sneak Peak - Til Death Do Us Part Styled Shoot

This happened yesterday! A fun “Til death Do Us Part” inspired styled shoot! Thank you Christy for the awesome shot! So excited to see and share more images with you friends x

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

Sneak Peak - Jeremy & Kerry

This has got to be one of my all time favorite weddings! It was made up of special people, a forest glen straight out of A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream, loads of flowers (especially jasmine), tweed jackets, two character-rich dogs, a harvest table groaning under locally produced deliciousness, a cake table that made my knees weak with delight by just looking at it, live music, an over-sized bouquet packed full of enchantment, and love! I’m smitten with these sneak peaks from Summertown Pictures.

Enjoy friends! can’t wait to share the full wedding with you!

Sneak Peak - Paul & Jenna

So thrilled to share these beautiful sneak peaks from Paul and Jenna’s crazy, fun, beautiful, happy, warm winter’s wedding! Mountains of pretty DIY made with love, a gorgeous bride, handsome groom and festive bridal party, the best wedding speech I have ever heard (by the bride no less!), and a vintage car with a personality all of it’s own. I absolutely loved this wedding! So excited to share the full day with you. Enjoy friends x

Decor: Paul, Jenna, friends and family
Flowers: Adore Weddings
Hair & Make Up: Charelle McAllister
Photography: Dean Maber
Venue: Meander Manor

Sneak Peak - Byron & Jadine

Oh my heavens! How gorgeous? Byron and Jadine were married at The Litchi Orchard on a gorgeous, clear Winter’s day. Jadine wore a sensational custom ombre Casey Jeanne dress, a flower crown and managed to track down peonies for her bouquet - my personal favorite flower! Byron, you must be a very proud husband, your wife looked absolutely gorgeous! Such a very special wedding for two very special people. Enjoy these beautiful sneak peaks by Vanilla Photography friends x

Sneak Peak - Jon & Jess

A few beautiful sneak peaks from Jon and Jess’s beautiful Winter’s wedding at Wychwood Farm this past weekend by Kate Martens Photography. What a wedding! A gorgeous bride, stunning location, perfect light and simply beautiful people. We can’t wait to see more! Enjoy friends x

Sneak Peak - Derryn & Cheree

A few more sneak peaks from Derryn & Cheree’s wedding. How precious are these two? How GORGEOUS is Cheree’s dress? I just adored every single aspect of this wedding, from our initial meeting at Blueberry Hill, to our numerous emails and phone calls between JHB and KZN, to our wonderful meeting times. I love this wedding, I love these families, I love this couple’s heart! Enjoy friends xxx

Catering: Aubergine
Cake: Penny Mcloughlin
Coordination, Styling & Flowers: Adore Weddings
Decor: Planned to Perfection
Dress: Biji Couture
Photographer: Unprecedented Pictures
Venue: Netherwood

Sneak Peak - Taz Saunder’s Styled Shoot

Two gorgeous sneak peaks by Bron Fourie of Vanilla Photography from the gorgeous styled shoot we did with the beautiful Taz Saunders last week. Taz, you were an absolute star and are just so darn gorgeous both inside and out! Thank you for all the fun. An enormous thank you to Taz’s Mum Nicola for trusting us to just have fun with her beautiful daughter. Hair and Make up by the lovely Camilla Smith of The Make_Up Artist, Stunning tulle skirt by Ash Hulley of Jom & Me, flowers, concept and styling by Adore Weddings. Enjoy friends!

Sneak Peak - Mike & Lara’s Wedding!

A few sneak peaks from Mike & Lara’s sensational Kenyan/Greek wedding at Netherwood last weekend. Beautiful images by Jacki Bruniquel.

Catering: Harvey’s
Concept, Styling & Coordination: Adore Weddings
Decor: A collaboration between Adore Weddings & Functions for Africa
Dress: Pronovias
Flowers: Floey’s Flowers
Hair: drew Christie from Evolve
Make Up: Kendal from Nixon Make Up
Photography: Jacki bruniquel
Videography: Beyond Measure
Venue: Netherwood

Sneak Peak - Clea & Dave at Netherwood

Some sneaky peaks of Dave and Clea’s beautiful, Misty Midlands Netherwood wedding by the awesome husband and wife team at Knot Just Pics! Enjoy friends xxx

Sneak Peak - Botanical Bohemian Styled Shoot

A few stunning sneak peaks by the incredibly talented Fiona Clair Photographyfrom Tuesday’s styled shoot at Eagle’s Cry. An enormous thank you to everyone involved in this fun and special day, with a special thank you to Laura for the sensational hair and make up, Terry-Lynn for braving the heat and looking so darn gorgeous, and the lovely Julia Ferrandi for her beautiful dresses, and Tessa Henderson for the generous use of her wedding dress. Very excited to share the full shoot with you friends! Enjoy x

Dress: Julia Ferrandi and Tessa Henderson
Hair and Make-up: Laura Halgreen
Model: Terry-Lynn from Ice Models Durban
Photography: Fiona Clair Photography
Styling and Flowers: Adore Weddings
Venue: Eagles Cry

Food glorious food!

Just a few mouthwatering images of the sumptuous Harvest Feast put on by Jacqui Rey from Food Matters at Graham & Sarah’s Netherwood wedding. Words are inadequate to describe how sensational this food was! This post should come with a warning label, these images are enough to make my mouth water at the mere memory of these platters … Enjoy friends x

home made pink lemonade
Pimms & ginger ale with Maraschino cherries, mint, cucumber, orange & lemon

Cheese Wheel Tower
6 tiers of cheese on round wooden cheese board
Base – Fontina (Parmesan & Ementaler mix)
1st - Mild Gouda
2ND – Drunken pecorino 3kg
3RD – French Brie
4TH – Creamy Gorgonzola
5TH – Natal Midlands Camembert
Decorated with fresh figs S/A, grapes & strawberries

Served with
Preserved green figs, Preserved ginger, Preserved Green melon, Grapes, Salted nuts (Pistachios, Cashew, Macadamia & Almond), pretzels, Dried fruit

Bread display
Selection of Artisan breads & Bread sticks
French loaves, Italian Ciabatta plain or olives
Savoury biscuits

Bresaola, Coppa, Parma ham, selection of salamis
Whole gammon glazed with beer, mustard & honey
Marinated olives, baby gherkins, stuffed pepper dews, pickled onions, Rosa tomatoes
Green olive & artichoke salsa, walnut & black olive tapenade, Roasted pepper & cashew nut pesto, Feta & artichoke dip, hummus, skordalia

Rustic puff pastry tomato tart garnished with wild rocket
Bruschetta with tomato & basil
Melon balls with Parma ham on knotted bamboo skewers inside ½ melon

Sneak Peak - Ronny & Nats

Something lovely to start off the week, a breathtakingly beautiful sneak peak from Nats and Ronny’s wedding by Jacki Bruniquel. Ronny and Nats, I just love you both. Hope you’re having a sensational honeymoon!

Enjoy friends, and have a wonderful day x

Sneak Peak - Sarah & Graham

An absolutely beautiful sneak peak of Sarah & Graham’s wedding shoot from Jacki Bruniquel! I love this shot, I love the dream misty Midlands feel and I love this tree! It is just below my old cottage at Netherwood and I’ve always found it’s shape and texture to be so pretty. I’m delighted it’s finally been included in a shoot! I’m so looking forward to sharing more images from this beautiful wedding with you. Watch this space friends x

Sneak Peak - Brett & Zara

A little sneak peak from Zara & Brett’s wedding by Jacki Bruniquel. So excited to share the full album with you! There are no words for how much I loved this wedding … watch this space friends x