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Elegant Romantic Styled Shoot

on 02 December 2020,

 

After an amazing and fun Boho-chic styled shoot, we and all the collaborators immediately scheduled our second shoot and started with the planning. We had 2 or 3 themes in mind, but every time we looked at our Elegant Romantic mood board, we fell in love with it all over again.

 

 

It is a fresh and clean look, complimented with gorgeous blooms and a dash of colour. This theme can be used whole year round using one main base colour like white / off-white or ivory. You can interchange the added colours with a rose water pink / mauve / peach parfait / sage / silver sage / herb / sky blue / dusty blue or blush pink.

Adding some glass for elegance, fairy lights and candles for the romance, then rounding your tables off with elements of silver / rose gold or gold. Our main colours for the shoot are white, dusty blue, eucalyptus, sage, dark blue and greenery. We added elements of gold on the one table and elements of silver on the second table.

 

 

Table one was based on sage, eucalyptus, white and shades of blue with elements of gold, glass, and a shimmering overlay. Table two was based on dusty blue, eucalyptus, white and grey with elements of glass, silver, and a sky-blue runner. We added candles and fairy lights for a romantic feeling.

 

 

We brought in the main colours (dusty blue, sage, white) on the table with stunning flowers, beautiful stationary, and delicious Macarons. The flowers we used was a variety of white flowers, eucalyptus, blue thistle, kol-kol, white veronica and greenery.

 

 

We collaborated with some of the top wedding Suppliers in SA. This proof to our future Bridal couples that your wedding day can be stress-free, fun and a great success. Enjoy every moment of your wedding day by always choosing the best suppliers. 

 

Photography: DHO Photography

 

DHO Wedding Photography grew out of a passion for what we do, being behind the scene and planning weddings at De Haven Oost Wedding Venue. I was drawn towards special and spontaneous moments that were not captured on camera. Special moments before the chapel where a father calms his daughter and kisses her hand, a moment when a mother prays with her daughter before she walks down the aisle.

The moment where the groom is blindfolded, and the bride reads her favourite bible verse to him just before they start the ceremony. That moment just before the newly wedded couple walks out of the chapel standing behind closed doors where they see each other for the first time and the love and excitement becomes a reality. I see so many of these beautiful moments that escape the camera lens.

I decided these are the greatest moments I want to capture in my lens, these spontaneous moments are what makes your day extra special and are the best moments that will bring a tear to your eye and joy to your heart. This all grew out of love and passion I have for our bridal couples and the start of their life together.

 

Videography: Louis Clarke

 

My passion for photography and videography started in 1999.

In 2015 I fell in love with capturing weddings. Getting married becomes one of the most significant experiences in someone’s life, therefore we need to capture as much of the day as possible. In 2018 we added video to our photography packages to add more details and emotions which a thousand words cannot explain. Today's video is tomorrows memory.

On your wedding day, there is so many special moments that can move even the hearts of your photographer and videographer, leaving them with a tear in their eyes and a warm heart. This abundant feeling of love and happiness is what inspired me to capture each moment of joy, beauty, raw emotions, and true feelings on video.

When designing and editing one can add so many special elements to the bridal couple's video, like a slow-motion kiss, a message, wedding vows and a favorite song. These forever moments are what inspired me to make the best wedding videos.

 

Floral Design:  Flowers by Retha

 

I love flowers, decor and design- this is my happy space for the past 15+ years. Every wedding design is a big challenge from planning to export. It is so important to complement the wedding theme and décor with the correct style of flower arrangements, flower colors, and flower species that will suit the bride and her entourage.

The best moments are when the bride sees her wedding flower arrangements and she cries out of pure joy and pleasure, absolutely worth experiencing these emotions every time. Today after we have made hundreds of brides' dream flowers arrangements come true. We are still very privileged to be on the A list of flower suppliers to the Wedding Industry. 

Thank you to De Haven Oost Wedding Venue for trusting us with this beautiful Bridal Shoot it was just a privilege to be part of it.

 

Video Editing and Digital marketing: Nu Catalyst Media 

 

We specialize in digital marketing, multimedia content creations, and online concept development. At Nu Catalyst Media we are fascinated by the concept of Exponential growth. We have dedicated our time and experience to testing and cultivating proven strategies to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses, by focusing on how the latest technological trends and data influence cultural needs and communication.

 

Wedding wear: The Bridal Secret 

 

The Bridal Secret is a Bridal Boutique that specialize in the selling and renting of exclusive designer PLUS SIZE wedding dresses (sizes UK14 to UK24). (we can do smaller sizes as well). We Stock our own Exclusive designer wedding dresses and import the best quality wedding dresses.

We offer the best service and Bridal fitting experience for all our brides, with friendly staff to guide you in the right way when looking for your wedding dress.

We offer expert advice and the knowledge of how to dress different body shapes with the right dress, and the right colour to suit your skin type, it is our Passion to make a woman feel beautiful and to walk the happy journey of finding the perfect dress for each of our brides. We strive for the best service from the start to the end.

 

Suite: SmartGuy

 

At SmartGuy we supply boutique quality formal, traditional and semi-formal menswear. Smart Guys need Smart Suits. SmartGuy provides high quality and modern formal wear to men of all ages and sizes for every occasion. We value our clients and we always strive to give the best possible service.

Our mission is to ensure that every customer’s needs are satisfied. Our products are made of high-quality fabrics and include well-known brand names. Our range of products includes tuxedos, suits, waistcoats, shirts, ties and many more!

 

Make-up and Hair: Rose Serene airbrush makeup hair studio

 

I have been in the bridal industry for many years and have been in the beauty industry since 2001. I qualified with my Masters in Somatology and have had a passion for makeup as long as I can remember. Creating beauty, enhancing beauty and allowing someone to see their beauty is the most rewarding career I could ever dream of.

I am a relaxed, patient, caring person who loves to listen to my bride’s needs and give them what they ask for in such a way that it brings out their best features, and their personality on their wedding day. I specialize in Airbrush makeup and Luxury hairstyling and offer services to suit every type of client from ultra-natural, classic and sophisticated, to bold and glamour’s

 

Digital wedding Invitations: My Wedding Online 

 

My Wedding Online is a personal wedding invitation website. Designed to give South Africa’s blushing brides the opportunity and platform to take part in the latest technological trend in Wedding Planning, Invitations, RSVP System, Guest management, SMS reminders, updates, and much - much more.

With over 100 different themes to choose from and our unique DIY Theme Builder, brides can custom build or personalize the perfect website to fit their special day’s decor and theme. My Wedding Online is a one-stop Wedding Invitation solution for all brides. Due to our platform design, we offer all the services needed to accommodate all aspects of wedding invitations and guest management.

Brides or Events Co-ordinators can register and design a personal wedding website with our easy to use system. No download or installation is required. Guests are invited to your website through emails and SMS. After guests have confirmed reservations, they can enjoy your wedding website with all the relevant information and interactive fun.

 

Stationary: Stuck on you favours and Design 

I'm Liezl, the founder and owner of Stuck on You favours and design. Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to work within the wedding industry. I started this small business in 2017, by specializing in Succulent wedding favours.

Since then, I've extended my services by adding wedding stationery, accessories and design. I strive to make each bride's experience as stress-free as possible, by providing high-quality and affordable services.

 

Nail Artist: ALIV beauty SA 

 

Leandrie and Larochelle are two sisters who were born in Pretoria and they both have a passion for their family, friends and clients. In 2014 and 2018 respectively they each started their own businesses. Leandrie started her own nail salon and Larochelle has a passion for make-up.

In 2020 they decided to collaborate and open their new Salon in Sinoville Pretoria, ALIV Beauty South Africa. We are Both perfectionists in our fields and strive to be better every day with every new client in that specific moment. Leandrie is the soft-spoken one who is a qualified nail technician, she is always ready for any challenges that may come her way.Larochelle is the bubbly sister and make-up artist, she also specializes in lash extensions and facial waxing. Together we strive to give the best and most memorable service to our clients.

 

Mon Amour Macaron

 

Freshly baked traditional petite French treasures. We are inspired by French macarons for their beauty and distinct texture. Available in an assortment of delectable flavours. Nationwide courier available.

 

Jewellery: D-vinely unique 

 

D-vinely Unique is a timeless style and uniqueness, that is captured into every handcrafted item. Much care has been lovingly given to each detail and created, from the client's taste and personality to reflect the beauty in their soul.

 

Wedding Cake and Design: The Fat Panda couture cakes

 

We create beautiful, unique cakes and handmade confections for weddings and all occasions. Homemade baking is our passion and is a delicious experience you will never forget. Our specialties are the Design of stacked cheese wheel wedding cakes, Naked wedding cakes, Gourmet doughnuts, and all cakes with a difference.  

 

Stationary: Scribbled design studio

 

I am a graphic designer with a passion to create. Taking your vision for whatever, you may need and making it a dream come true & making it a reality with the best possible designs.

 

Model and Vlogger: Rachel Wakesho 

 

My name is Rachel Wakesho Mwangemi. I am a wife, mother and content creator. I have been married for two years to my husband Vane Zulu and we have a baby girl called Zuri. We got married at De Haven Oost wedding venue, it was an amazing wedding and all our guests enjoyed themselves , from the food to the decor to the overall look and feel of the space, they really created the wedding of our dreams for us, we are eternally grateful.

In 2017 I started a YouTube channel because I wanted a space where I could share my passions which include lifestyle, decor and recently motherhood. I love sharing, entertaining and bringing people joy, because I believe if God gives you a gift you should use it to make the world a better place.

Here are my social media links. You tube - Facebook - Instagram

Our Stunning Models: Alisha Rabie Klein, Larochelle Potgieter ,Jean Joubert

Music provided by: https://reinhardtbuhr.bandcamp.com/

It was a fun-filled and rewarding day, we loved working with all the collaborators who have a true passion for people the same way we as the De Haven Oost Family do. We believe out of passion and love, grows so much success where people become family and working together results in “never to forget weddings” and beautiful memories.

 

Boho Chic Styled Shoot

on 06 September 2020,

 

 

We decided on a Boho-Chic theme with warm gorgeous Autumn colours. It is a flexible theme and you can adjust the Boho-chic colours to every season of the year. Our main colours for the shoot were burnt orange, maroon/burgundy, blush pink and ivory. We prepared 3 different tables to show the versatility when using the Boho-chic theme and colours.

 

 

We collaborated with some of the best wedding Suppliers in SA to show our future Bridal couples that your wedding day can be stress-free, fun and a great success. When you choose the right suppliers, you will be able to enjoy every moment of your wedding day.

 

 

Table one was based on blush pink, maroon and white with elements of rose gold and a shimmering overlay. The bridal table was a mix of burnt orange, ivory, white, greenery with elements of rose gold and lace.

 

Table three was based on burnt orange, maroon and white with elements of black and gold, we mixed lace and a soft glitter ivory runner. We had the privileged to work with amazing collaborators and we would highly recommend each one of them.

 

Floral Design:  Flowers by Retha


 

I love flowers, decor and design- this is my happy space for the past 15+ years. Every wedding design is a big challenge from planning to export. It is so important to complement the wedding theme and décor with the correct style of flower arrangements, flower colors, and flower species that will suit the bride and her entourage.

 

The best moments are when the bride sees her wedding flower arrangements and she cries out of pure joy and pleasure, absolutely worth experiencing these emotions every time. Today after we have made hundreds of brides' dream flowers arrangements come true. We are still very privileged to be on the A list of flower suppliers to the Wedding Industry.

 

Thank you to De Haven Oost Wedding Venue for trusting us with this beautiful Bridal Shoot it was just a privilege to be part of it.

 

Photography: DHO Photography, Videography: Tana Pistorius

 

DHO Wedding Photography grew out of a passion for what we do, being behind the scene and planning weddings at De Haven Oost Wedding Venue. I was drawn towards special and spontaneous moments that were not captured on camera. Special moments before the chapel where a father calms his daughter and kisses her hand, a moment when a mother prays with her daughter before she walks down the aisle.

 

The moment where the groom is blindfolded, and the bride reads her favourite bible verse to him just before they start the ceremony. That moment just before the newly wedded couple walks out of the chapel standing behind closed doors where they see each other for the first time and the love and excitement become’s a reality. I see so many of these beautiful moments that escape the camera lens.

 

I decided these are the greatest moments I want to capture in my lens, these spontaneous moments are what makes your day extra special and are the best moments that will bring a tear to your eye and joy to your heart. This all grew out of love and passion I have for our bridal couples and the start of their life together.

 

Wedding wear: The Bridal Secret 

 

The Bridal Secret is a Bridal Boutique that specialize in the selling and renting of exclusive designer PLUS SIZE wedding dresses (sizes UK14 to UK24). (we can do smaller sizes as well). We Stock our own Exclusive designer wedding dresses and import the best quality wedding dresses. We offer the best service and Bridal fitting experience for all our brides, with friendly staff to guide you in the right way when looking for your wedding dress.

 

We offer expert advice and the knowledge of how to dress different body shapes with the right dress, and the right colour to suit your skin type, it is our Passion to make a woman feel beautiful and to walk the happy journey of finding the perfect dress for each of our brides. We strive for the best service from the start to the end.

 

 Make-up and Hair: Melissa Minne Bridal 

 

Melissa is a qualified hairdresser and make-up artist and has worked as a professional in her field since 2006. She is a Pretoria based mobile hair and make-up artist specializing in bridal, magazines, photoshoots, music videos, corporate, or any special occasion. Brides have praised her ability to interpret their vision and creating a unique style for each bride.

 

Since I was a little girl, I loved to do make-up and hair. It has always brought me so much satisfaction to see how doing someone’s hair and make-up can make them feel instantly beautiful and confident. 

 

 

I am thankful and blessed to have found my passion so early in life. A talent from our Heavenly Father! In 2005 I enrolled to study at La Louve Private Hair Academy and in 2006 The Makeup School and also a wedding and events course at Maggie Malan Metamorphosis School of Interior and Style.

 

Today with 15 years’ experience I have worked on all skin types and colours among actors and performers. I have had the privilege to work with some well-known artists.

 

Digital wedding Invitations: My Wedding Online

 

My Wedding Online is a personal wedding invitations website. Designed to give South Africa’s blushing brides the opportunity and platform to take part in the latest technological trend in Wedding Planning, Invitations, RSVP System, Guest management, SMS reminders, updates, and much much more.With over 100 different themes to choose from and our unique DIY Theme Builder, brides can custom build or personalize the perfect website to fit their special day’s decor and theme.

 

My Wedding Online is a one-stop Wedding Invitation solution for all brides. Due to our platform design, we offer all the services needed to accommodate all aspects of wedding invitations and guest management.Brides or Events Co-ordinators can register and design a personal wedding website with our easy to use system. No download or installation is required. Guests are invited to your website through emails and sms. After guests have confirmed reservations they can enjoy your wedding website with all the relevant information and interactive fun.

 

Stationary: Stuck on you favours and Design

 

I'm Liezl, the founder and owner of Stuck on You favours and design. Growing up, I always knew that I wanted to work within the wedding industry. I started this small business in 2017, by specializing in Succulent wedding favours.

 

Since then, I've extended my services by adding wedding stationery, accessories and design. ​I strive to make each brides experience as stress-free as possible, by providing high-quality and affordable services.

 

Stationary: Sulit design

 

My signature style of modern but timeless, on-trend stationery is desired around the globe by brides-to-be and designers alike. Since starting my business in January 2018 I have learned a lot about the wedding industry and I love every second of it.

 

I am passionate about helping couples create beautifully bespoke wedding stationery that reflects their personality, style and character.I have worked on weddings that are small & intimate through to extravagant celebrations and even destination and themed weddings. I LOVE all things weddings and am proud to offer beautiful wedding & event stationery designs

 

Nail Artist: ALIV beauty SA

 

Leandrie and Larochelle are two sisters who were born in Pretoria and they both have a passion for their family, friends and clients. In 2014 and 2018 respectively they each started their own businesses. Leandrie started her own nail salon and Larochelle has a passion for make-up.

 

In 2020 they decided to collaborate and open their new Salon in Sinoville Pretoria, ALIV Beauty South Africa. We are Both perfectionists in our fields and strive to be better every day with every new client in that specific moment. Leandrie is the soft-spoken one who is a qualified nail technician, she is always ready for any challenges that may come her way.

 

Larochelle is the bubbly sister and make-up artist, she also specializes in lash extensions and facial waxing. Together we strive to give the best and most memorable service to our clients.

 

Wedding Cake and Design: The Fat Panda couture cakes

 

We create beautiful, unique cakes and handmade confections for weddings and all occasions. Homemade baking is our passion and is a delicious experience you will never forget. Our specialties are the Design of stacked cheese wheel wedding cakes, Naked wedding cakes, Gourmet doughnuts, and all cakes with a difference.  

 

 

Gourmet Cheese wheels: Belnori cheery Boutique

The idea of a cheesery was born from an article read in a major Weekly Agricultural magazine. Norman and Rina felt it would be something that they too could do. In less than a fortnight someone in a neighbouring town offered a short course on Dairy Goat Animal Husbandry and ‘How to make Feta’.

 

Norman attended this and soon received a Buck as a gift from the same gentleman!  Rina attended a Cheese Course, managed to make a few products and sold these at a local monthly craft market. After the first two markets they were sold out. Much of the cheese-making took place after hours when Rina came home from the office. Norman’s cheese-making skills were honed and as the herd grew, he had to make cheese during the day.

 

Once the herd reached sixty-five Rina left the corporate world and they had to expand rapidly. By this time, they sold at several farmer’s / food/ craft markets and several specialty stores and food distributors. We have a passion for making the best quality cheese for any occasion.

 

Flower suppliers: Flower World Wholesalers

 

Flower World Wholesalers is a retail business that provides fresh cut flowers, floral arrangement services, floral accessories and décor. We focus on providing a wide range of quality products and services at competitive wholesale prices. Flower World Wholesalers was established in 1997 by Carlos & Angela Moreira.

 

They have over 25 years of business experience specializing in customer satisfaction and quality service. Through their hard work, dedication and strive for perfection they have been able to successfully obtain years of experience in the floral industry. 

 

 Volkswagen Kombi: Kombi -kombi rentals 

 Kombi-Kombi rentals is a specialty van rental service. We cater for special occasions such as weddings, matric farewells or as a photo booth.

 

Our Stunning Models:

Monique Broekman Botha

Alesia de Klerk

Melissa Grobler Minne.

 

It was a fun-filled and a rewarding day, we loved working with all the collaborators who have a true passion for people the same way we as the De Haven Oost Family do. We believe out of passion and love, grows so much success where people become family and working together results in “never to forget weddings” and beautiful memories.

 

 

 

 

12 Tips to Help You Plan Your Wedding

 

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Photo by : Andries Combrink Photography Location: De Haven Oost Wedding Venue

 

Planning your wedding can feel overwhelming and rightfully so! There really is so much to do to make sure that everything happens just the way you’ve always dreamt.

Because your list of to-dos can feel so long, it’s a good idea to have a strategy when you approach wedding planning. To help you get started, here are our 12 best tips for planning your dream wedding.

 

1) Don’t forget what’s important. With so much to do, it’s easy to let the stress build up - and sometimes even get out of control. The best thing you can do is to remember to take a step back and remind yourself of the big picture - you having the best day ever in order to celebrate your love! Keep this in mind and some of the overwhelming details will start to fade into the background.

 

2) Control your guest list. The more guests you invite, the more intimidating your wedding planning (and its budget) can become. Do your best to control your guest list by limiting those you invite to close friends and family. Remember, most wedding venues charge a per person rate, which means that big guest lists equal big budgets.

 

3) Select in-season flowers. Flowers are an important piece of your wedding - but they’re also an expensive piece. To manage your flower budget without having to give up on the idea of fresh blooms altogether, pick flowers that are local and in-season. Ask your florist for recommendations and for a seasonal flower list!

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Photo by : www.cowleyphotography.com/ Location: De Haven Oost Wedding Venue

 

4) Consider a wedding planner. A wedding planner can be a lifesaver! Not only will they keep everything organized, but they’ll give you and your family peace of mind, too.

 

5) Choose better guest favors. If you’re planning on giving your guest a little something as a token of your appreciation, look for something that they can either eat or something that they will use or see regularly (like a small potted plant).

 

6) Let guests RSVP smarter. Rather than using reply cards, let your guests RSVP on a digital wedding invitation website. Not only will you save on paper and postage, but it’s also more likely that you’ll actually get more responses!

 My Wedding Online

 Wedding Website by: My Wedding Online

 

7) Let flowers do double duty. Rather than paying for flowers twice (some for the ceremony and some for the wedding venue reception), use the same flowers again. For example, you can take bridesmaids’ bouquets and repurpose them as centerpieces!

 

8) Think about your guests. Plan your day with you and your guests in mind. If you’re planning on taking bride and groom photos during the reception (like as the sun sets), cut your wedding cake before so that everyone has something to enjoy (and eat!)

 

9) Make a wedding program. Planning your day with a program ensures that your wedding goes exactly (or at least as “exactly” as possible) as planned. Share this program with all of your vendors and suppliers so they know what you expect of them (and when to expect it!)

Photo by : Herman Mostert Location: De Haven Oost Wedding Venue

 

10) Let there be games! While a garter and bouquet toss can be fun, it’s sometimes more fun to play a game that feels a little more “fresh” (especially if many of your guests are already married). Try other fun games to keep your guests entertained and energy levels up!

 

11) Don’t forget ice breakers. If you want guests to really interact with each other (and take part in games, like the shoe game), then you need to make sure they feel comfortable with each other. An ice breaker or two before games begin can help everyone have more fun.

 

12) Make group pictures easy. The best time to take large group and family pictures is usually right after your ceremony. If you tell all family to stay at the ceremony site, you can usually get these pictures fast and painlessly. (No having to hunt down your brother or Uncle Ted!)

 

Article by: Nikita van Heerden. Wedding planner at De Haven Oost.

 

 

 

 

Photo by: DHO Photography - Flowers by: #flowersbyretha

 

If there’s one way to transform any wedding venue it’s flowers. Your wedding flowers are an amazing opportunity to make your wedding venue look and feel special. And, by matching your colors and style, they help to tie everything together in an unforgettable way.

Unfortunately, beautiful wedding flowers aren’t exactly inexpensive. Thankfully, however, there are some smart ways to save on your wedding flowers. Above all, be sure to discuss your budget openly with the florist you choose to work with. Being upfront ensures that you won’t be severely disappointed (or shell-shocked) when you see the quote.
 
And, even when working on a budget, be sure to communicate what you want. Just because you’re working with a smaller budget doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get exactly what you want. Share pictures and offer guidelines so your florist knows exactly what you want the final outcome to be.
 
Of course, knowing that you are working with a budget means that you also have to give your florist some creative freedom. As the experts, they’ll understand what is possible - and what isn’t - given your wedding flowers budget.

 

De Haven Oodt Florist

Photo by: DHO Photography - Flowers by: #flowersbyretha

Below are ten of our top money saving tips for your flower budget, whilst still being able to create the perfect look for your wedding. 

1.Select in-season flowers. Your flower budget can go a lot further when you choose to use wedding flowers that are in season for your wedding date. Not only are in-season flowers more affordable, but a lot of times they have more personality too. And, of course, there are always the year-round winners, like roses, carnations, and chrysanthemums.


2.Opt for something different. Flowers are expensive, which is why trying to decorate your entire wedding venue with nothing but them can break the bank. Consider using flowers only where you need them, and then think out of the box (i.e. feathers, candy, branches, candles, fruits, etc.) for the rest of your décor.


3.Find a lookalike. If you love the way a certain flower looks but can’t afford it, do your research (or consult a flower expert) to find a more affordable flower with a similar look and feel.


4.Fall for greenery. You can make your flower budget go a lot further if you maximize the greenery used in arrangements. Not only is greenery a money-saver, but it also adds texture and visual interest.

 

Photo by: DHO Photography - Flowers by: #flowersbyretha

 

5.Reuse flowers. If you can, consider using the flowers you use in your ceremony as arrangements for your wedding venue reception. Wedding party bouquets can look great as table centerpieces!

 

6.Support local. If you’re able to choose flowers that are grown nearby you can save a lot in transport costs. Work with your florist to find flowers that are close to your venue. As a bonus, this often means the flowers will be in season too!

 

7.Let florists do their job. While you should definitely convey your style, palette, and budget, it’s important to remember that florists are experts at what they do. Give them some room to work creatively in order to craft bouquets and arrangements that match your theme - and your budget. 

 

8.Think in bulk. The fewer flower types you choose, the more you’ll save because your florist can buy in bulk. 

 

9.Go big. The bigger the blooms, the more room they take up, which means you need fewer flowers to make a statement. 

 

10.Stay simple. Flowers are inherently beautiful, which means you really don’t need a ton in order to transform your wedding venue into something you and your guests will love.


Article by our in-house florist: Retha Komejan

From: Flowers by Retha

Instagram handle: #flowersbyretha

Photo by: https://onestostudios.com/

You have the wedding venue and all the other boxes have been checked but now the the time has come to select the perfect song for you and your loved one first dance as a married couple.

But where to start? The best place is with you… yes with you. Ask yourself the question; what song best represent our personality, relationship and love for one another?

That is always the best and only place to start. Choose sometime as unique as you are. Here are some of the best opening dance selections. Enjoy…

 

Top 5 Modern first dance songs 2020

1.       Artist:  Ruelle - Song: I get to love you - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Lana Del Ray - Song: Love - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Sia - Song: Helium - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis  - Song: I will spend my whole life loving you - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Calum Scott - Song: You are the Reason - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Slow first dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Haley Reinhart- Song: Can’t help falling in love - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Amos Lee - Song: Arms of a woman - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Kristina Train Song: How long will I love you (cover) - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Eddie Carswell - Song: When God made you - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: John Legend  Song: All of Me - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Movie soundtrack first dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Christina Perri - Song: Thousand years -Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Berlin Song: Take my Breath Away - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Righteous Brothers  - Song: Unchained Melody - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Bryan Adams - Song:  All for Love - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Goo Goo Dolls - Song: Iris - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Old school first dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Brain Adams (unplugged) - Song: Heaven -Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Eric Carmen - Song: Hungary eyes - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Louis Armstrong  - Song: Wonderful World - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Sting  Song: Field of Gold - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Michael Learns to Rock - Song: Paint my Love - Listen: Play

 

      Photo by: https://onestostudios.com/

 

Top 5 Fun First Dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Ben Howard - Song: Only Love - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Niall Hora - Song: Slow Hands - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Rusted Root - Song: Send me on my way - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Stevie Wonder - Song: Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I am Yours - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Prince  - Song: Kiss - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 R&B first dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Sabrina Claudio (Ft 6lack) {Remix]  - Song: Belong To You - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Alicia Keys - Song:  Falling - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Kiana Lede - Song: I Choose You  - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Adriana Evans - Song: Suddenly - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Beyonce - Song: 1+1- Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Folk first dance songs for 2019

1.       Artist: Seafret  - Song: Wildfire - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Phillip Phillips - Song: Home - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: John Butler - Song: Ocean - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Echosmith - Song: Bright - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Kristian Bush - Song: Forever now  - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Beach first dance songs for 2019

1.       Artist: Jason Mraz  - Song: I am Yours - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo’ole  - Song: Somewhere over the Rainbow - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Micheal Franti & Spearhead  - Song: Say Hey (I love You) - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: UB40 - Song: I Got You Babe - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Christina Perri  - Song: Be my forever - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Country first dance songs for 2020

      1.       Artist: Brett Young  - Song: In Case you didn’t know - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Kane Brown  - Song: Heaven - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Blake Shelton  - Song: God gave me you - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Drew Jacobs - Song: Amazed (cover) - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Brad Paisley  - Song: She’s Everything - Listen: Play

 

Top 5 Wanderlust first dance songs for 2020

1.       Artist: Sleeping at Last  - Song: I am gonna be (500 miles) - Listen: Play

2.       Artist: Jose Gonzales  - Song: Heartbeats - Listen: Play

3.       Artist: Bon Iver  - Song: Holocene - Listen: Play

4.       Artist: Ellie Golding  - Song: Love me like you do - Listen: Play

5.       Artist: Tom Walker - Song:  Just You and I - Listen: Play

 

 We hope you find the prefect song for that prefect moment.

When planning your wedding, it feels like every decision is a huge one. From where you’ll tie the knot to the food you’ll serve, every decision impacts how your big day will go - and, of course, how much it will cost. With weddings seeming to get more and more expensive each year, it’s great when you can find a way to save money without sacrificing anything.


If you’re on a budget, or just looking for a smart way to save money so that you can allocate it for other things (like an out-of-this-world honeymoon or a down payment on a home), then choosing online wedding invitations is super smart.

 

Here are seven reasons why using a wedding invitation website will save you money and resources - and still keep everything about your big day absolutely perfect.

1. No Space Limitations. Not only do online wedding invitations ensure that you’re not limited in the information you can include, but they don’t require you to spend more money in order to print front and back or include paper inserts (which almost always get lost or misplaced anyway).

2. When you use a wedding website for your invitations, you can completely customize how every inch of your invites look. For example websites like My Wedding Online are fully customizable thus you can design your website to fit perfectly with your wedding theme.

 

 

3. It is fun, informative and interactive. Because of special features guests can interact with your wedding invitation, creating something different and special.

4. No Wasted Money. In addition to the postage for the invitations, many couples choose to include paid postage for RSVP cards. When you are hosting a lot of guests, even this relatively small amount can quickly add up. The benefit of wedding invitation websites is that they allow RSVPs to come in digitally - no wasted paper or postage required.

 

 

5. The majority of your guests already spend loads of time online, which means sending them online wedding invitations is more than just affordable - it’s convenient for everyone!

6. No Wasted Time. When you send out traditional wedding invitations, you are forced to play a waiting game. While the mail itself might take days (or even weeks) to arrive to your guests, you then have to wait again for the RSVPs to get back to you. And, when you’re in the middle of making decisions for your wedding, not knowing how many people are going to come can make everything that much more difficult.

By using online wedding invitations, you can deliver your invites instantly - and receive RSVP updates as soon as they happen. Plus, if you have any information you want to pass along to your guests, wedding invitation websites make it easy to get in touch with everyone at once.

 

 

7. With service providers like My Wedding Online guests can actually load photos from their smart phone onto your wedding website on the day of your wedding. How cool is that. It like you own mobile photo booth.

Online wedding invitation creates a whole now would when it come to wedding entertainment. It is as unique as you are and offers so much more than printed invitations. Take the time and check it out.

 

Welcome to our brand new wedding website.

On our website you can find:

  • More about us
  • Wedding packages and specials
  • Testimonials
  • Wedding and Service providers galleries
  • Online accommodation booking system
  • In house florist
  • In house cake artist
  • In house Dj
  • Wedding Invitations and much much more.

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