Archive for May, 2014

Wedding Files: Part IV – Love Shoot, Reception & Dinner

May 30th, 2014

This is it, guys! The last ever Wedding Files column that I will ever write! It feels strange as it’s the closure of a huge and all consuming chapter of my life, but it’s wonderful at the same time to have all of these memories to refer back to later on. So by now you have seen the venue and bridal prep, the tables and five gorgeous bridesmaids, and the pre wedding shoot followed by the ceremony. Today I am taking you through the post ceremony love shoot and snippets of our reception. To round the series off, I am also excited to share with you something very special and dear to my heart – our wedding video. Created by Ray Pluym Cinematography, it is a 7 minute peek into our day. Enjoy!

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Wedding Files: Part III – Shoot & Ceremony

May 28th, 2014

Ready for Part III of the wedding? I did promise it to you on Monday but I have been spending some quality time with my best friend before she jetted back to Australia. So today I am taking you through our pre ceremony photo shoot and the ceremony itself. If you missed out on the last two parts to this little love story, get the scoop in Part I where I shared all of the images of me and the bridal party getting ready, and Part II where you’ll find gorgeous bridesmaids and perfectly laid tables. Our photographer Anouschka Rokebrand did such a fabulous job with the images that I couldn’t do it all justice with one blog post, so this next installment is part of a four-part series, which I hope you’re loving as much as me.

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Wedding Files: Part II – Bridesmaids, Table Settings and a Very Personal Story

May 24th, 2014

Hello again! Back today as promised with Part II of the Wedding Files series. I promise I’ll be back to posting about inspiring interiors, styling and photography very soon but for now I’m so excited to share with you my special day. Did you enjoy Part I as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you? It’s so surreal that all of that magic happened (and boy did it all happen fast!) and now it feels like some sort of dream. Speaking of dreamy things, I have more stunning images to show you today, this time of my gorgeous bridesmaids, the table settings and a couple of shots taken right after getting ready in the space downstairs.

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Wedding Files: Part I – Bridal Preparation

May 23rd, 2014

Hello, it’s been a while! Do you still remember me? You may have noticed over the last few weeks that there have been some problems with the blog loading up. For a moment there, there was actually no blog, because I was in the process of switching web hosting providers resulting in a slight interruption. Thankfully, I was much too preoccupied to worry about such things because, I was, you know…busy GETTING MARRIED!! As many of you know, Saturday, 10 May 2014 was the day my sweet D and I tied the knot. It has been an absolute whirlwind of a time, with family and friends having flown in from across the globe to celebrate with us (and sadly, back out again – all too soon). What a busy, intense but immensely fulfilling time it has been. From the excitement-filled arrivals of loved ones, to the sleep-deprivation-inducing wedding prep, to the BIG day and then on to the cleaning up, winding down and then relaxing last week. Phew! The day itself sped by at the speed of light. Thank heavens Anouschka Rokebrand and her husband and partner Ray were there to capture every last detail because holy moly, I sure missed a few things. And because I am so thrilled with the results, I have decided to divide my last ever Wedding Files posts into four parts and take you through the day in chronological order, starting with the bridal prep on the morning of the wedding. Feel like reliving my magical day with me? Well let’s get this party started! (Note: This may well be my longest blog post ever and it’s only the beginning! Oops…)

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