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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.

 

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