BOTANICAL LUXE

BOTANICAL LUXE

Styling by Paramithi: Flower and Decor Design. Photography by Debbie Lourens Botanical elements are a huge wedding trend in 2017. Many couples are choosing greenery-only decor, which perfectly complements the other big trend: metallics. Here in SA the conscientious couple will be veering towards succulents and water-wise decor.     A botanical wedding provides a luxurious… Read more

GOING GREEN AT YOUR WEDDING

GOING GREEN AT YOUR WEDDING

In our Autumn 2017 issue of South African Wedding Inspirations, WI looks at some of the hottest wedding trends of the year. Going green is one of those hot trends – being a mindful bride who takes steps to make sure that your wedding treads lightly on the earth. The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is… Read more

WEDDING DISASTERS (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)

WEDDING DISASTERS (AND HOW TO SOLVE THEM)

Regardless of how meticulously you plan your wedding, something will go wrong. It might be a tiny problem like a vegetarian guest forgetting to let you know their meal preference or it could be an absolute calamity like…well, let’s not go there. The important thing to do is to hold onto perspective, keep that smile… Read more

6 QUIRKY COUNTRY WEDDING VENUES

6 QUIRKY COUNTRY WEDDING VENUES

  Original. Unforgettable. Magical. These are things every bride wants her wedding to be, and finding the right venue lays the foundation for the fairytale. The wedding venue search can be a tricky one, particularly when hunting for something quirky or out of the ordinary (not all venues are enthusiastic to accommodate a canine ringbearer).… Read more

CHOOSING WINE BY ESTATE

CHOOSING WINE BY ESTATE

Olivia Spadavecchia offers some sage advice for choosing wine at your wedding, and gives some top tips on selecting the right estate for your big day “You want wines that people know, so choose estates that people recognise,” suggests chef and wine buff Mandy Edwards. Wine can get lost at weddings as people may opt… Read more

BRIDES AND THEIR PETS

BRIDES AND THEIR PETS

It’s your special day and you would like everyone you love to share in the joy – including your beloved, furry friend. Pets are such an important part of a couple’s relationship, it’s only natural to see more furry friends participating in the wedding day celebrations. A popular trend is having your four-legged friend walk… Read more

FIVE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK

FIVE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO ASK

Asking the right questions can save a lot of stress and help you manage expectations. Here are five questions that you need to ask your different wedding suppliers before the big day: Will our wedding be the only one at the venue? This is extremely important, especially if you want an intimate wedding. If it’s… Read more

SWEET IDEA!

SWEET IDEA!

Kyle Hickman, the head pastry chef at One&Only Cape Town, shares his ideas for sweet treats at your wedding… The trend has moved from formal, traditional cakes to individual bite-size desserts such as cupcakes, mini pastries, macaroons and petit fours. You can also make serve-yourself dessert stations, such as candy buffets and ice-cream or crêpe… Read more

THE FLAWLESS GIFT LIST

THE FLAWLESS GIFT LIST

WI asked the gift registry experts at Granny Goose for their pro tips about gift registries. Having a gift registry is key. Your guests want to get you something to celebrate your marriage, and a registry assists your guests with making a good decision about what to get you. Setting up a gift list will also prevent gift… Read more

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