A South African, Eclectic, Red-Infused Spectacular

I didn’t plan today’s post this way but when I was uploading all the images for the weddings I selected I realised we’re going to be taking a little trip all around the world – starting with this amazing red themed wedding from South Africa!

Philip & Jay’s wedding took place at Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, overlooking the spectacular South African landscape. The location made for some really unusual and fun places for their portraits. The incredible decor was all organised by Andele of Aleit Wedding Planners who was able to perfectly capture their vision of a eclectic, red-infused spectacular! I am totally nuts about those red glasses hanging from the roof and the ornate chandelier lying on the table – just amazing and so so original!

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A Sunday Kind of Love – The Moustache & The Crown

I’ve been thinking long and hard about who should be my Sunday Kind of Love victim this week…it’s getting increasingly hard as so many of you are so awesome to me! So I’m going to pick something a little bit random but something I know you’ll enjoy!

I had a total Tatty Devine fest. this week and I am in utter love with my new purchases. Therefore I dedicate this week’s post to my new Moustache necklace and Crown ring. They are pretty, they are funky and they are random as hell. Love!

*This is not a sponsored post

A Non-Traditional, Family Central, Urban & Industrial LA Wedding

Shannon & Os are both part-time photographers so their wedding photography was really important to them, they found Australian Annevi who came to LA to shoot their informal wedding. They decided to hold their ceremony and reception in Barbara’s at the Brewery, Los Angeles. The Brewery is known as the world’s largest live-work art colony and offers amazing industrial landscapes and interesting backdrops. So, of course that’s where they decided to shoot all their portraits.

They decided to skip a lot of the traditional stuff they didn’t have a lot of meaning to them so they didn’t have any catering in favour of a more casual Sunday picnic, where the guests brought food, cake and dessert dishes to share. They also abandoned the idea to have flowers as they felt they didn’t really suit them or their industrial setting. The bride wore a non traditional dress, a yellow number from Tahari by Arthur S. Levine teamed with white converse. She used her jewellery as a way to represent the people that couldn’t travel to be at their wedding – her bracelet was designed by her mother, her earrings and necklace were from her mother-in-law and an antique handkerchief from her great grandmother (price tag still on it: Famous and Barr 25 cents.) The groom dresses in a similarly non traditional fashion – his jacket was from a charity shop, his shirt and jeans were items he already had in his wardrobe and his braces/suspenders where from his father in law. He also wore red PF Flyers “guaranteed to make a kid run faster and jump higher.”

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A Non-Traditional, Family Central, Urban & Industrial LA Wedding

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Shannon & Os are both part-time photographers so their wedding photography was really important to them, they found Australian Annevi who came to LA to shoot their informal wedding. They decided to hold their ceremony and reception in Barbara’s at the Brewery, Los Angeles. The Old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery is known as the world's largest live-work art colony and offers amazing industrial landscapes and interesting backdrops. So, of course that's where they decided to shoot all their portraits. They decided to skip a lot of the traditional stuff they didn't have a lot of meaning to them so they didn't have any catering in favour of a more casual Sunday picnic, where the guests brought food, cake and dessert dishes to share. They also abandoned the idea to have flowers as they felt they didn't really suit them or their industrial setting. The bride wore a non traditional dress, a yellow number from Arthur S. Levine teamed with white converse. She used her jewellery as a way to represent the people that couldn't travel to be at their wedding - her bracelet was designed by her mother, her earrings and necklace were from her mother-in-law and an antique handkerchief from her great grandmother (price tag still on it: Famous and Barr 25 cents.) The groom dresses in a similarly non traditionalfashio - his jacket was from a charity shop, his shirt and jeans were items he already had in his wardrobe and his braces/suspenders where from his father in law. He also wore red PF Flyers "guaranteed to make a kid run faster and jump higher."

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One Night Only – Beautiful Bali Wedding

I challenge you to find anyone who’s heard of Jonas Peterson and doesn’t love him. His meteoric rise to ‘rockstar photographer’ status has been quite frankly ridiculous but with the credentials and talent he has behind him,I can’t help but know that this success is nothing short of deserved.

So popular is Jonas now that I usually don’t even ask if I can blog his weddings anymore because more often than not they are snapped up by other bloggers quick smart but when I saw Sian & Barry’s beautiful Bali wedding I knew I had to give it a go…and what do you know, he said yes!

I was lucky enough to even get chatting with the couple all about their awesome wedding too. Hella bonus! The wedding was held in the beautiful Villa Pemutih, Padang Padang, Bukit Peninsula, Bali. The couple actually live in Dubai so they decided to employ a local wedding planner to organise most of the legalities and details for them. They really wanted classic local dishes for the food to had a local Indonesian Buffet by a local company, Bali Catering Company including some of their favourites – Gado Gado, Beef Rendang & Fish Curries. The same company also supplied all the cocktails which helped to keep the wedding intimate and relaxed. “We didn’t want to over complicate things, it’s Bali after all” the couple told me!

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Thursday Treats – 3rd June 2010

Credit: Marike Le Roux by Beau Grealy for Flair magazine May 2010

This week has all been about catching up, getting focused and mulling over new blog ideas. It’s exciting and I love it! However I always need my daily dose of pretty to keep me going and this is what I’ve been lusting over the past 7 days.

♥ First up, considering I feature people’s weddings and photo shoots for a living, I got surprisingly excited when UK blog Love my Dress asked if she could feature my wedding! Looking back, our wedding was perfect for us back then, but if we were to get married again I know we’d do it totally differently. I spend my days surrounded by the most unique and crazy-original wedding ideas so it’s impossible not to think about how we’d do things differently now! Can you believe my hair wasn’t even pink!? Our wedding was actually quite classic. We had a black and white theme and although we certainly added a few Rock n Roll and personal touches it definitely wasn’t the most ‘out-there’ wedding in the world…but hey, it was perfect for us at that stage of our lives. Our wedding was the perfect reflection of the 2008 Kat & Gareth and our lives now are what’s important – we are the perfect reflection of a 2010 Kat & Gareth! Anyway self-doubt over…I always think that If we hadn’t have got married 2 years ago in the way that we did then Rock n Roll Bride wouldn’t have been born – imagine that!? Go check out MY WEDDING over at Love My Dress! (but be sure to come back for the rest of today’s treats…)

 

♥ An urban farm wedding!
♥ A gorgeous centrepiece idea
Anemone and ranunculas and an amazing ruffled dress 
♥ Why does my work ‘nook’ not look like this?
This light is just way too beautiful
Confessions of a Young Married Couple
Adorable Southern wedding
Super Naughty and super sexy Catholic school girl fashion shoot!{probably NSFW} Check out the accompanying video below too…
Beautiful light. Beautiful hair.
Vivienne is mad and I love her

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