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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Chalkboards, vintage suitcases and trunks to rent

Moi Decor Hiring have recently updated their catalogue to include more vintage suitcases and trunks, chalkboards and milk cans to rent for your vintage or shabby chic wedding or event. Based in Pretoria, they rent out their goodies to Johannesburg, Mpumalanga and North West brides too! Have a look at their Facebook page, Pinterest or their website for pricing and pics on their items.

Photos: Moi Decor Hiring

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Top wedding venues in Gauteng for 2015 - Part 2

As a follow up to our Part 1 on Gauteng’s top wedding venues for 2015, we would like to present you with our next 5 picks for Part 2:

Katys Palace Bar A rooftop venue in Kramerville, Sandton, that boasts some magnificent views over the city? Industrial chic meets eclectic vintage? Yes please! If you are looking for something different in terms of detail and architecture, look no further than Katy’s Palace Bar. You will forget you are in Sandton once you step through their doors.

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Val Bonne If you are looking for a French country feel then consider ValBonne Country Estate in Modderfontein, which was once a farmer’s wheat barn. Their stunning stone and wood heritage building boasts French charm, coupled nicely with amazing views over the lawns and the dam. There is a downstairs stone dining area, a cocktail area and an amphitheater.

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Poortjie Saal Venue & Guesthouse This Heidelburg venue is so unique in that it combines modern/contemporary/industrial on a farm 30 min away from hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. They don’t have a website at the moment (they are THAT new – they only joined Facebook in August) but the few weddings that have been held there look like fun filled, laid back affairs. The venue also offers accommodation for guests. Poortijie Saal is definitely for the bride who is looking for something different!

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The Stone Cellar Another Heidelburg venue makes our list in the form of The Stone Cellar, situated on the slopes of the Suikerbosrand River Valley. The original milk parlor has been remodelled into a unique chapel, providing seating for 150 guests on handcrafted church style benches and optional hay bales. The reception area houses glass chandeliers and modern design elements, thus creating a festive farm atmosphere. Together with handcrafted wooden tables, and vintage dining chairs, this venue will appease the bride looking for rustic country charm not too far from the city.

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River Meadow Manor Tucked away in tranquil Irene and surrounded by oak trees, River Meadow Manor, is rich with historical significance as the original Manor House was a wedding gift from General Jan Christiaan Smuts to his eldest daughter Eirene during 1926. The venue has a chapel and stunning gardens. Its colonial charm coupled with its gourmet cuisine makes this venue one to seriously consider.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Top wedding venues in Gauteng for 2015 - Part 1

Venues in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg are a dime a dozen with traditional wedding venues and established estates being the most popular. However, one of the trends I’ve seen is utilising an existing space (restaurant, function hall) as a venue. These may not be a super obvious choice when planning a wedding but coupled with the right decor (and attitude) these newer venues can do the trick! Here are our the first five of our top ten venues in Gauteng for 2015:

White Light One of The Forum Company’s newest additions to their already impressive list of venues, is White Light. It is a chic, crisp functional space close to Lanseria airport and has a lovely chapel-esque area for the nuptials as well as beautiful country scenery. Lots of natural light and voluminous ceilings add to the industrial country feel this venue offers.
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The Private Room With a sweeping view of Jozi, this modern, enclosed space in Kyalami allows you to put your stamp on it. Used for birthdays, corporate functions and product launches, The Private Room is also an option for couples who are looking for a fuss free wedding. These guys have their own team of chefs, barmen and organisers, so it doesn't get easier than this!
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Shine Studios If the idea of a New York "City Love" wedding appeals, then look at Shine Studios in Braamfontein. They have a few different options for events/ launches/ commercial productions and I particularly love the view of Newtown and Nelson Mandela Bridge! You will have to bring in all your tables, chairs, linens, caterers etc. but the end result is worth it.
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Olive & Plates Located in the heart of Jozi at WITS, Olive & Plates is a Cape Dutch styled venue, run by their very own caterers. They also have a hall that can be used as a chapel. Good food, lovely architecture and beautiful gardens... what's not to love?
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Villa Paradiso Situated in Hartebeespoort Dam, right by the newly refurbished cable car, Villa Paradiso is 4 star country manor with chapel functionality, surrounded by the majestic Magaliesburg mountains. It has lovely views of the dam and is photo opportunities up the Harties Cable Way make this venue a winner.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Vintage and shabby chic decor to rent in Pretoria

Moi Decor Wedding Hire in Pretoria, have some lovely goodies for you to rent if you are having a vintage or shabby chic wedding or kitchen tea/birthday/baby shower. These are decor touches that make a difference!

Lanterns, votives, frames, planters, vintage suitcases - and more. View their catalogue here.

Have a look at the lovely decor items they showcased in their Glitterazzi shoot we featured in January 2014:
Here are some of their past brides who used some of their items - have a look for some inspiration

Frame Idea - more than just table frames
Bride Priscilla used Table Frames for photographs of the couples' parents
Photo by Patrick Furter

Items Priscilla used:
MD005 Frame and MD006 Frame

Chalkboards & tealight votives
Bride Rowena made use of our large chalkboard with white frame (MD060a), metal encased votives (MD019) and our little shabby shic ladder (MD064) for her city chic wedding in Braamfontein.
Photo by Ryan Parker Photography

Items Rowena used:
MD064 Ladder

MD019 Metal Votive
MD060a Chalkboard

Candelabras, candlesticks & wood words
Love bride Renita's use of our I DO wood words, MD044 and MD042 candelabras at her wedding at Netherwood - one of our favourite venues!
Photo by Catherine Mac Photography

Items Renita used:
MD044 candelabra
MD042 Candlestick

MD068 I DO

Vintage suitcases
One of our lovely brides Maritsa used our vintage suitcases and trunks and more at her wedding at Tin Roof Café in Pretoria East.
Photo by Simone Franzel

Items Maritsa used:
MD082 suitcase

MD083 suitcase
MD084 suitcase
MD085 suitcase
MD0512a trunk suitcase

Aliminium candelabras, vintage books and more
View lovely bride Morag's wedding at Greenleaves. She made use of our vintage bookstacks, candelabras, ceramic planters and fleur de lis votives beautifully...
Photo by CJ Photo

Items Morag used: MD041 candelabra

MD001 frame
MD014 votive
MD029 planter

Monday, August 4, 2014

Moi Decor's new rental items - August 2014

Moi Decor Wedding Hire in Pretoria, Gauteng, have two new lanterns and a large speckled votive to their rental catalogue. These square lanterns to hire are perfect for centerpieces. The large votive is also perfect for your table scape.

To view their updated catalogue, click here. To view past weddings and portfolio click here.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pretty Party Things: Your one stop party shop

Looking for party items but don’t want to schlep to party stores? Can’t find that DIY alphabet stamp set you need or wooden cutlery for your party picnic? Need certain colours of retro party straws that you cannot find? Pretty Party Things is just the online store you need to visit.

With a range of lovely items that will help to pretty your party, Pretty Party Things is a convenient one stop shop for many of your needs. They are based in Gauteng, South Africa and will courier your items to you. Have a look at their lovely range of goodies including paper straws, wooden cutlery, baker's twine, paper plates, napkins, serviettes and bunting as well as glitter tape, kraft tags, vintage dolly and mini pegs.

They have put together some ideas on how to use some of their products:
How to use DIY alphabet stamps
Photo credits:
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How to use glitter tape
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A Pre-Raphaelite Wedding

This wedding has to be one of the most gorgeous ones we have seen in a long time! We can't decide what we love more: the bride's amazingly beaded dress, the bridesmaids getup, the simplicity of the menus or the astounding reception. The wedding is both dreamy and surreal. It is definitely worth a look. For more on this wedding, visit Rock My Wedding. Photography by Sarah Gawler .

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Inspiration: Glitter styled shoot....

Calling all our Pretoria and Johannesburg brides, this is for you! In need of some pretty inspiration for your wedding? Check out this beautiful Glitterazzi shoot which was featured on Lovilee. Many of Moi Decor's rental items were used including their baby trophies, vintage bookstacks, candy jars, cake stand, lemonade bottles and crate. To view the rest of this shoot, shot by Melanie Wessels, click here (for part 1) and here (for part 2). There are also free printables and tips which were featured on this shoot for you to use. Find them here. To view Moi Decor's items for hire, click here.