Dear South Africa, you have the most wonderful weddings, Love Kat.
Seriously… seriously… Look at these guys!
Matt & Sarah were married at Rain Farm Game & Lodge. The ceremony was held by the picturesque infinity pool with the reception inside, in the venue’s ‘boma’, an enclosure traditionally used for livestock. To decorate the space the couple hung a Swarovski crystal chandelier. The table settings were simple and elegant. “We hung a 3 metre long Swarovski crystal chandelier over an elevated central fire”, explained Sarah. “Instead of flowers I chose to decorate each table with over 40 pillar candles, some were floating in water, as a contrast to the fire theme. Each candle was set in a unique clear glass vessel. Some as tall as 40 cm down to small votives. I was inspired by the alter in a cathedral. I chose fire and candle light to be the focal point of the wedding to create drama and almost a gothic type of feel. This is why I decided to do the bridesmaid’s gowns and neck pieces in metallic bronze as it carried the heat and fire and element through. There was no colour, just the warm glow of candles against a white / clear contrast.”
Lizz & Will tied the knot at Houston Mill House in Atlanta, GA. The wedding had a great floral, spring-like feel but with touches of punk rock throughout – just the way I like it! Lizz found her dress at Bridals by Elena in Glen Burnie MD. isn’t it beautiful? Lizz told me
“I had done some dress shopping for about a month, and nothing seemed to STAND OUT. Until I walked into Elena’s. I had about 4 dresses I wanted to try on and was on my way to the fitting room when I saw my dress on a Mannequin. I instantly knew that was my dress. It was the first one I tried on and it was the last. Later that day I found the perfect shoes I was looking for, and when Elena saw them she thought it would be a spunky idea to die them the color of the purple sash on my dress. I was a great experience, and Elena and her daughter are amazing seamstresses”
Oh squeeeeal! I’m not sure I can say anything more intellectual about Luke & Charis’ wedding and Charis’ bridal shoot, in fact I think only ‘squeeeal’ will cover it. So. Much. Awesome!
“This couple was married in a barn at Sharon Rose Farm in Greenville SC” photographer Anna told me “The bride is a hair stylist, the groom is a drummer – so the music and the style was fabulous and original. I thought what was so rock n roll about this wedding was that the bride made surprise stick-on tattoos to replicate her new husband’s favorite tattoo on his arm, and all the guests had a mini tattoos during the reception just like the groom!”
Charis wore a dress from David’s Bridal and she asked her bridesmaids to simply pick their own black dress.
When Charis and her bridesmaids walked into the venue someone said, “It looks like an anthropologie catalogue just walked in!” The ceremony and reception were held in a beautiful red renovated horse barn. It was such a nice mix of rustic farm, elegant chandeliers and vintage flare. There were mason jars with wild flowers, and baskets of peanuts on cocktail tables as guests mingled and sipped lemonade before the entering the barn. An old typewriter was used as a to write notes to the bride and groom, and a sweet bird cage to put them in.
Just sit back and enjoy these – I know you will!
After swooning over all the vintage gorgeousness at The Designer Wedding show yesterday (full blog post including photographs and links to my favourite exhibitors soon!) when the awesome UK photographer Ian Johnson sent me this stunner of an art deco wedding I jumped at the chance to feature it as soon a physically possible…you can see why, right?
Richard & Sarah, a movie producer and an actress, were always old movie lovers so it was natural to then to bring this theme into their day. The wedding took place at Waters Edge Resort in Westbrook, Connecticut and even though the plan was for the wedding to be a sunset one, it actually ended up being bathed in moonlight. Sarah wore a vintage dress and her Grandmother’s veil.