Archive: August 2012

31 Aug 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: More Than Just A Pretty Face?

With less than eight months to go until our wedding, we thankfully have most of the “big” arrangements made – venue, church and photographer. It’s a great relief and gives me more time to focus on the smaller ...

31 Aug 2012

Survive Wedding Planning Without Losing Your Self-Respect

There are books written on the subject of surviving wedding planning.  Amazon advertises 'The “Survive Wedding Planning” Kit' - a page devoted exclusively to books on planning weddings, and surviving them. How is ...

30 Aug 2012

The Latest Trends In Engagement Rings

An engagement ring, despite being traditional and very strongly associated with diamonds, does not necessarily adopt one of three or four staid settings that survive generation after generation. You just have to look ...

29 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 4 Reasons Save-the-Dates Could Save You

All I can say is thank goodness for save-the-dates! Back in my parent’s day, no one would’ve known what these were and just sent out invites to all their guests. Now, I’m not entirely sure what we would have done ...

29 Aug 2012

The Vintage Wedding Dress – The Lowdown

A vintage wedding dress can make an absolutely beautiful and unique statement. Take the recent wedding of Sarah Clark (unknown but for her choice of wedding dress) who married in the same dress as not only her mother, ...

28 Aug 2012

Tie The Knot at The Springbok Lodge in Ladysmith

The Springbok Lodge epitomises the perfect safari experience with beautifully appointed tented suites, service excellence, superb cuisine and prolific wildlife - ensuring an unforgettable experience. Nestled in the ...

28 Aug 2012

Bridesmaids’ Tea – The Low Down

Do you need one? The first time I stumbled across the idea of a Bridesmaid's Tea I was long past my wedding and thanked my stars that I hadn't had any bridesmaids. If you want to, I thought, your wedding can turn into ...

27 Aug 2012

8 Totally Unique Wedding Venues

Weddings can be a little formulaic. Most wedding venues come coupled with little chapels, the grounds of which are sometimes, admittedly, beautiful. But why not choose something different? Try one of these: The ...

27 Aug 2012

Can I Tell Guests What To Wear At My Wedding?

Before we say 'yes' to this question, it's a good idea to qualify what type of 'dress' we're talking about. If you have an urge for all your guests to attend wearing black and white because you've lost perspective ...

24 Aug 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Finding Yourself Among The Trends

The first few steps of the wedding planning process are overwhelming, to say the least. Looking at common inspiration sites or wedding websites can help narrow your options down, but this could also be at the risk of ...

24 Aug 2012

Tie The Knot at Stellenrust Wine Estate in Stellenbosch

Stellenrust Wedding Venue has a remarkable view over Table Mountain and the whole of Stellenbosch. Situated amongst lush vineyards and the Stellenbosch Mountains, this venue evokes a feeling of freedom and peace. The ...

23 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Entertainment or Musical Extravaganza?

I am a fervent lover of performing arts, the stage and dancing.  I have danced my entire lifetime and love a bit of razzle, glitz and a spotlight.  Ballet still moves me deeply and dancing stirs something inside me ...

23 Aug 2012

Are You a Bridezilla? – 10 Warning Signs That You’re on the Verge

The urban online dictionary defines bridezilla as: 'one ridiculous spoiled b**** who thinks she is the centre of the universe, just because her 'show' (the wedding) is 18 months from now....' Whilst this definition ...

22 Aug 2012

Creative Film Productions for your Garden Route Wedding Video

Stephen and Heila Kuhn are the owners of Creative Film Productions House, specializing in Weddings along the Garden Route, Eastern and Western Cape as well as inland in the Klein-Karoo. Weddings have been our passion ...

22 Aug 2012

Tips To Creating Your Registry

Choosing a wedding registry (place where the wedding guests can select gifts) goes beyond simply selecting a shop and being done with it. Choose something close to home – by this we mean, choose somewhere that you ...

21 Aug 2012

The 5 Myths of Wedding Photography

Photography is overpriced There is a lot of discussion around this, particularly when the budget is already squeezed and paying someone to do what your brother-in-law could do, does seem a little, well, like throwing ...

21 Aug 2012

10 Warning Signs That You Could Sabotage Your Own Wedding

Nobody sets out to deliberately sabotage their own wedding. Why would you want to? But some brides just don't see it coming; they're not aware enough of their own behaviour and its effect on those around ...

20 Aug 2012

What To Do With Your Bouquet After The Wedding

In the old days this would not have even been a question. Your bouquet would have sat proudly on someone else's dressing table as a sign that they too would soon be marching down the aisle. Traditionally, you would ...

17 Aug 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: All About The Cake

Considering my hobbies, the food at our wedding is of particular importance to me. We knew lunch would never be chicken and two veg, so that was a fairly easy decision for us to make, and one we were able to make pretty ...

17 Aug 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: A Stalker Of Succulents

This is not the first time I found myself hunting down something wedding-related along the West Coast.  Months ago it was a wedding venue and this past weekend it was succulents.  Not just any succulent, a particular ...

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