Eclectic, Sparkly Wedding with Rustic Touches

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Ali and Werner’s South African wedding was eclectic but with rustic touches. They mixed and matched everything but planned it all to suit their venue, Black Horse Breweryin Magaliesburg.

“The venue has a farmy feel, but we added some glam with the candelabras and my sequins”, said the bride. “We also wanted it to be really comfy and cosy with fireplaces, comfort food and unlimited craft beer.”

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“The inspiration was to have a low stress comfortable day where close friends and family could celebrate with us. That was how every decision was made. If we were working on something and it got too complicated or too expensive, we scrapped it. The initial vision of the day evolved many times in the months leading up to the wedding and we were fine with that.”

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Come Join Us at the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza!

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What are you doing on April 1st or 2nd? If you have no plans then let me be the one to fill your diary because it’s Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza time and this is one wedding fair you are NOT going to want to miss!

Organised by two of my favourite alternative suppliers, Sassy of Assassynation Photography and Jo of The Couture Company, this is the wedding fair for you if the idea of a big traditional wedding brings you out in a cold sweat.

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Nerdy Music Lovers South African Wedding

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Lilly and Steven’s South African wedding was inspired by all the things they love, namely Star Wars, Harry Potter, James Bond, Pulp Fiction, Leonardo Da Vinci, Xbox, BMTH, Rocky Horror, Sherlock Holmes and Call of Duty! They also featured lots of music, something they are both passionate about too.

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“We refused to go the traditional route with anything”, said Lilly. “My main concern was that suppliers would try to bully me into having things I didn’t want. We were so lucky to find people who understood us though!”

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Chilled Beach Wedding Inspired by Bougenvillia

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Lynne and Callum described their wedding as ‘beachy and chilled’ and were inspired by the colour of pink Bougenvillia flowers, which also reminded them of sunshine, holidays and good times together. They had pink invitations, pink flowers and Lynne wore a non-traditional two-piece with a dip-dyed pink skirt.

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The couple were actually legally married in London beforehand, which took the pressure off. “It was a really relaxed ceremony,” said Lynne, “we had two readings; Mission Beach by Clare Pollard and an excerpt from Hemmingway’s A Farewell to Arms read by two of our best friends. We also got everyone to sing Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles and Is this Love by Bob Marley. The songs were brilliant and it was quite amusing looking at everyone having a sing and a little dance during the ceremony. Walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Callum and all our guests together was my favourite part of the day.”

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Win A Boho Wedding Dress from White + Lace

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I just have to preface this post by saying that any bridal brand that uses llamas in their campaign photo shoot is OK in my book! Quite apart from their exceptional choice in models, Israel based design house White + Lace are dress designers that you’re definitely going to want to know about.

Launched in 2015, they not only hand make each and every one of their gorgeous gowns from their Tel Aviv studio, but they do so using only the highest quality of materials and fabrics.

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Burgers & Arcades: A Local Wedding Adventure with a Dreadlocked Bride

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Alysha and Ryan wanted to have a local wedding to and share some of their favourite local places with their guests. They decided their theme should be ‘wedding adventure’ and wanted their wedding to be affordable and inspired by themselves.

“We really enjoyed the term Local Destination Wedding!”, said Alysha. “We got to share some of our favourite spots with friends and family who may not have gotten to otherwise. This was a year of weddings for us and we were last in line so we thought a change of pace would be welcomed, and that’s how we came to the Wedding Adventure idea too!”

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“Our wedding ceremony held at the Fort Phoenix State Reservation, the same place where Ryan proposed. it was short, light-hearted and peppered with jokes. We felt like we took our vows to each other years ago so we wanted to be able to see this as a celebration of our two personalities. Tears were shed, laughs were had and all was perfect!”

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