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Friday, June 14, 2013

You scream, we scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM!

Ok, we know it is the middle of winter and ice-cream is probably the furtherest thing form your mind, but listen up: With many brides in the throes of planning their summer weddings, this trend is one that you can’t overlook.

Ice cream carts are the latest trend for summer – and we can see why. Luxury ice-creams and sorbets from Pretoria based WhiskAway Ice Cream and Sorbet will allow you to create your own menu around the flavours you want, that will compliment your dessert elements. Think of flavours such as peanut butter, honeycomb and lemon meringue... and more. And if you really want to push the envelope, consider using a sorbet or a savoury ice cream on your starter or main plates.

Ice cream carts are perfect for an intimate, relaxed wedding or event where your guests can play around with ice cream flavours. Allow your guests to create their own ice cream experience with cones, cups and a variety of toppings. For more visit their website: or their Facebook page.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Old school Bridal Party Badges

Embrace the old school with these cute bridal party badges! Available in Afrikaans and English from Moi Décor in Pretoria, they are the perfect accessory for lapels or in the case of the girls, for their bouquets.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Stunning River Place Wedding by Laura Jane Photography

River Place, on the Hennops River, is really a gem of a wedding venue in Gauteng. Tranquil and scenic, one could easily forget you are just a short drive from Jozi.

This is where Linzi and Clinton decided to tie the knot. We love this wedding because of the black and white simplistic detailing, the Baobab tent, the white dance floor and Chinese lanterns. The reception oozes class and it just goes to show that if you decide on a wedding in the country, you can do it with modern flair! Swoon-worthy details include the black laser cut birdies used as table names, the choice of an array of white flowers for the centrepieces, the page boys’ outfits and the beautiful bride’s headpiece... to just name a few.

This is a must see, so best you see the whole post on one of our fav photographer’s website: Laure Jane Photography.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cute ways to announce: "We're Engaged!"

With so many engagements occurring over the festive season, how does one communicate this very important news in a way that your friends and loved ones won’t easily forget? Well, there are few cute ideas on how to announce your engagement:

The movie poster
This is a fun way to use your Photoshop skills and announce to the world that you are going to be a Mrs!
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Scrabble and Ring
Cute and simple...
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Signage for the camera
There are quite a few different ways you can do this. Usually this is shot during your e-session, but if you aren’t having a pre-wedding shoot, you can always ask a friend to take cute pics of you and your betrothed.
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Monday, January 7, 2013

Cute idea of Table Seating cards...

We love details, and we love DIY. One of the perfect places to really express yourself at your wedding with your DIY loveliness is with escort/ table seating cards. We found this super cute idea on Every Last Detail, which is sure to be a hit with your guests. Not only is it fairly simply, but it’s a real thoughtful way of making your guests feel special at your wedding...

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Friday, January 4, 2013

2013 Wedding Trends

Happy New Year to our T&T readers! We hope you had a stunning new year and that your 2013 is filled with blessings which know no bounds :)

We’re kicking off the new year with our take on 2013 wedding trends. I did a quick squizz at the trends I posted for 2012 and I'm actually chuffed to say that it was pretty accurate. Yay!

So, what are we likely to see for 2013? Many of the trends established last year will be followed through this year too, the main being the themed, vintage feel being captured with cinematic and/or natural light photography and the choice of more intimate venues that lend to the chosen theme.

Themed weddings
Vintage is here to stay. It’s really elevated itself from being a mere trend to an actual wedding style. Cinematic themes lending to nostalgic, art deco and retro styles will be playing a role in weddings this year (Great Gatsby, Downton Abbey, Pan Am). We will see a move towards the sophisticated elegance of plated dinners and formal menus too.

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Prints and Patterns
This detail wont only be limited to invitations or wedding accessories, but we will see this in bridesmaids dresses and cakes too. Chevron, stripes and polka dots as well as floral print to be specific.

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With Emerald being the pantone colour for 2013, colours in these hues will really see a presence in weddings this year. The lighter hues are they crisp and refreshing and perfect for summery weddings, whereas but the darker hues will work well for weddings with a real art deco / roaring 20s feel.

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Laser cut
For place settings, invitations, prop signage, cupcake wrappers.

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Attention to Detail
DIY and custom detail is also going to be popular. Think stamp detail for name place tags and favour bags and paper straws for pre- reception drinks. Metallic foil stamping details on menus and invitations will also be seen. Garlands for decoration in the reception area will also be more than just vintage bunting – heart, circle, pom pom and birdie garlands are also going to be seen.

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Thank you Kate Middleton. Lace isn’t going anywhere and the motif can be seen on almost anything including, but not limited to, dresses, cakes, invitation, table runners, chair ties etc. This also works well with vintage and Great Gatsby themed weddings.

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Illusion necklines on wedding dresses
Playing on the lace theme, wedding dresses will display intricate illusion neckline and back detail. More sophisticated and reflecting a more vintage look, this trend is a continuation from last year.

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