Archive: September 2012

28 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: How To Have An Engagement Shoot You’ll Both Love

Amidst dealing with psychotic graphic designers who continually sabotage our invites (true story), people having random meltdowns and the possibility of you popping a blood vessel, an engagement shoot is like a breath ...

27 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Engagement Shoots – Yes or No?

It’s just over a month till our engagement shoot – with our wonderful wedding photographer, Tiffany Burnham, and it’s prompted a few people to ask me “what’s the point?”. Well, we’re looking at it as ...

27 Sep 2012

Tie The Knot at Saxenburg Winery in Stellenbosch

Offering a beautiful, picturesque setting with magnificent views and exquisite decor in the Cape Winelands, the Guinea Fowl Venue at Saxenburg Winery offers excellent food prepared by experienced and dedicated chefs and ...

25 Sep 2012

La Cigale in Chelsea Conservancy – Where You Can Tie The Knot

La Cigale in Port Elizabeth offers a wedding venue with serene surroundings that is able to host up to 120 guests including a dance floor. We offer a large variety of menus which can be tailor made referring to ...

20 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Matter of Money between Friends

I’ve reached the point in my planning process where I have to start thinking about bridesmaids – I’ve already asked two friends, so the main part is out the way. Now it’s on to dresses, colours, make up, hair ...

20 Sep 2012

Stop the Wedding – ‘Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace’

Prime Minister of Zimbabwe Morgan Tsvangirai almost had to hold off marrying Elizabeth Macheka whilst his 'traditional wife' sought a high court interdict to stop him marrying, recently. His ex-partner argued that ...

19 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 3 Things I Learnt As A Maid Of Honour

This weekend my cousin got married.  She has grown up beside me as a younger sister, so it felt like I was the one giving her away.  It was a beautiful spring day and one filled with many surreal moments, emotions and ...

19 Sep 2012

No Kids Allowed – For Or Against?

We specified there were to be no children at our wedding. And then bent the rule for my sister who had travelled up from Cape Town for the nuptials with a 6-month old. Some noses were put out of joint as a result. In ...

18 Sep 2012

Tie The Knot at Green Leaves in Skeerpoort

Nestled in the Magalies Mountains on the banks of the Magalies River, 40 minutes from Johannesburg and Pretoria rests Green Leaves. Our all-in-one wedding venue encompasses a romantic chapel, elegant ballroom, ...

18 Sep 2012

Organising The Bachelorette

The bachelorette - more commonly referred to in South Africa as the kitchen tea, but also known as the hens' party, bridal shower or simply the girls' night out - is not something every bride buys in to. In other ...

17 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Addressing the Dress

To the shock (and perhaps horror) of my friends and family, my wedding dress was not my main concern when I started the planning process. I was much more concerned with finding a wonderful photographer and the perfect ...

14 Sep 2012

Suiting Up the Groom – Rent, Buy or Bespoke

Countless wedding blogs and websites are dedicated to bridal gowns, depending on her size, height, shape, inclination, season in which she marries, or the colour scheme. But there is not much of a guideline for the ...

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13 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: My highlights and lowlights of wedding planning

Whilst there are no down sides to being engaged to my beautiful man, there are certainly aspects of wedding planning that may drive you to stick your head in the sand, take a sabbatical in misty mountains where wedding ...

13 Sep 2012

Being The Stepmother

Those who work in the wedding industry too often witness the manipulation of the bride and groom in order to alienate or intimidate a stepparent. It's a regular feature. Movies all the way from Snow White to the more ...

12 Sep 2012

Wedding Debacles You Can Avoid

Probably one of the highlights to come out of the internet, and access to every bride's blog about their respective weddings, is learning from the mistakes of others. Wedding mishaps do happen. Little things (or big) ...

11 Sep 2012

When The Groom Changes His Name

We live in a world where anything goes. So what about when you don't want to change your name, and your partner is kind of okay about changing his? Are there actually guys out there who do this, or is just ...

10 Sep 2012

Marriage Advice Best Ignored

Marriage and childbirth – two life changing events that evoke a fair amount of unsolicited advice, some of which you can happily ignore: Your spouse should be your best friend – I'm not totally convinced by this ...

7 Sep 2012

Lauren’s Bridal Diary: 3 Questions I Have On Wedding Planning

So you would imagine that a bridal blog would be filled with great advice, helpful tips and funny stories of couples trying to plan their pending matrimony and lives together.  Whilst I love to share some of the gems ...

7 Sep 2012

The Wedding Boutique Your Bridal Shop in Cape Town

The Wedding Boutique is the perfect place to find your dream wedding dress. The Wedding Boutique specializes in beautiful, unique and affordable wedding dresses. Based in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, we are easily ...

6 Sep 2012

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Wedding Favours Ideas

There are a few things that have been ‘decided’ about our wedding, without us trying terribly much – choosing the wedding favour for guests was one of them. We knew from the start that we would not be giving ...

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