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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

DIY Heart Mobile

Goodbye January! Hello month of LUURVE! It’s February already (can you believe it) and we want to kick it off with some LOVEly heart DIY. This pretty crayon heart mobile is simple to make and oh so pretty. I found the tutorial on, so click here to see how to make it.

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Monday, January 30, 2012

Cute E-session at Church Square, Pretoria

Hello friends! We’re back from our amazing trip to Paris and ready to blog our little wedding hearts away this week!

First up is this super cute e-session taken by the lovely Laura Jane from Laura Jane Photography, featuring one of our dear friends and vendors Terry from Ribbon Wedding Design. Terry is getting married in the next couple of weeks and we just know it is going to be fabulous...

This engagement shoot was taken in downtown Pretoria, where the beautiful old buildings and Church square made a perfect backdrop. These photos came out beautifully and it just goes to show what a difference the location can make! Ofcourse, a fun loving couple being the subject doesn’t hurt either! There are tons more of these pics that are also worth a look, so view the full post here.

Terry and Erin, we can’t wait to see the pics of your BIG DAY! All the best xoxo

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Monday, January 16, 2012


Just to let you know...we're off to Paris this week and will be back towards the end of January. So if we are a bit quiet on this here blog, it's because we're shopping up a storm in the City of Love! Au Revoir xxxx

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Makeup by Rocio

A friend of mine called Rocio is a stunningly talented Peruvian lady, who does the most amazing makeup. Having worked in New York and with models and soap stars on the telenovelas in her home country, she now resides in Johannesburg after having marrying a South African.

With an impressive portfolio showcasing her beautiful work, Rocio is a blessing when it comes to bringing out your best "you" on your big day. Her wedding makeup is unbelievable and really stays on all day long without that “cakey” look. She reminds me very much of Sofia Vergara from Modern Family...a sexy Spanish lady with a sultry accent!

As a professional makeup artist, Rocio offers personal makeup lessons, bridal makeup and personal makeup shopping. Join her Facebook page as well as she often posts videos on makeup tips and tricks.

Email her at or call her on 082 994 2210

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tuesday Shoesday!

These pretty shoes are just the right amount of bling to compliment almost any wedding dress!

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Whimsical Alice in Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

The ladies at Moi Decor have been super busy with organising a beautifully styled “Alice in Wonderland” tea party themed shoot to showcase their gorgeous rental items. With fully themed weddings becoming more and more popular in 2012, Moi’s array of vintage items are perfect to bring almost any nostalgic theme to life. (View more wedding trends for 2012 here). But it doesn’t stop there. This Alice theme will also work well for a shower or an “unbirthday”!

Here are some more tips for your Alice in Wonderland themed event:

• Incorporate alarm clocks, old school stop or pocket watches, vintage keys and keyholes as part of your decor
• Use “drink me” or “eat me” tags for the edibles on display (this can work very well for a dessert and beverage stand)
• Playing cards or their iconography or any royal motif can be used
• Bunnies, top hats, teacups, vintage books and frames
• Garden games such as croquet are a winner too! Especially for guests who may be waiting while you are taking photos
• Don’t be afraid to make little bows from dainty ribbons which you can use almost anywhere – on your menus or table place settings, to adorn teacups hanging from a chandelier
• There is an array of wording options you can use for invitations. Tell your guests not to be late for a very important date, or formally request their presence for a game of croquet. Quotes from the book can also be used as table numbers.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Tangerine Tango - Pantone's 2012 Colour of the Year

Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s pick for 2012, following 2011’s Honeysuckle. The bright red-orangey hue is fun, sophisticated and bold....and will certainly make its appearance at weddings this year. Get some inspiration below...

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Yay! You’re engaged! Now what..?

He proposed. You said yes! *victory dance*. And now here we are. There are probably a myriad of things going through your mind during this time, but take a breath AND our advice on our top 10 actions you and your new fiancé need to think about:

1. Share the news!
This momentous milestone is (hopefully) going to happen just once in your life, so it deserves a bit of attention. Some couples opt for sms’s, Facebook, twitter, or bbm statutes. Or you could go the old fashioned route and call everyone on the telephone.

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2. Get your ring sized and insured
Ok, this is a bit of a schlep, but if that ring isn’t sized correctly or insured properly, you may have a problem down the line if it gets lost or stolen. Something to think about...

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3. Save the date ... or not
So, right after congratulating you and asking “Let’s see the ring...”, you're going to be bombarded with "When is the wedding?". It’s ok to not have a specific date in mind, so give people a vague answer like “Probably the end of next year” or “It really depends on the availability of the venue we choose”.

4. Start gathering info
Nowadays, there are wedding blogs and wedding websites you can peruse in addition to buying a stack of wedding magazines. This is where you get an idea of what kind of wedding you want (winter, summer, outdoor, cocktail, champagne breakfast, themed, not themed – view our blog post on 2012 wedding trends for some ideas) and how many (if any) bridesmaids you want etc. Create a scrapbook with all your favourite ideas as there is a ton of stuff out there... even we get overwhelmed!

5.Set the budget
This is going to determine the guest list, the location, the food, the dress, and in essence the type of wedding you'll have. Chat to both sets of folks about the (often touchy) subject of who is going to contribute to what and what you as a couple can afford. One of the main aspects of weddings nowadays (due to the high cost of living and the recession) is that they've become smaller and more intimate, with more personalisation and DIY taking place. Those mammoth weddings that feel like corporate functions are a thing of the past. You can have the wedding of your dreams on a budget if you do your homework!

6. Work out the guest list
This is going to determine the size of the venue you need. So it'is imperative that you get both sets of parents' input and create a guestlist that takes everyone into consideration, especially if parents are contributing to the wedding. Here's a helpful flowchart you can use to get that 300 count down to a more reasonable number:

7. Venue, Photographer, Dress
The venue will probably determine your date. Once you know the date, you can organise the photographer. However, bear in mind that if there is a specific photographer you want to use, they may be booked on that specific date, so it can be a bit tricky. A good idea is to get a list of available dates from the venue and the photographer so you can get the best of both! And then start worrying about the dress. Finding the dress of your dreams is a little easier than finding the ideal venue which can accommodate your guest list and your date.

8. Bridesmaids and Groomsmen
Now you can go ahead and pick who want to share your special day with you. This can be tough...good luck!

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9. Take it easy!
Calm down! Don’t panic! The last thing we need is a nervous bride who over eats, over drinks or over smokes herself to death.

10. Focus on the marriage
And this is the most important. Spend less time focussing on the wedding day and rather focus on the constitution of marriage. Your wedding is one day, a marriage is a lifetime. Invest time and money in pre-marital counselling and have date nights where wedding talk is NOT allowed!

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