Archive: September 2013

You Don’t Have To Do It all Yourself
30 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: You Don’t Have To Do It all Yourself

I would like to start this week’s post with a confession: I don’t like help. There, I said it. Now, hands up those of you who enjoy being helped. Mmmm, didn’t think so. Many of us do not enjoy admitting that we ...

Kwambali Riverside Resort
27 Sep 2013

Tie The Knot at Kwambali Riverside Lodge in Hazyview

Weddings are wondrous events at Kwambali Riverside Lodge in Hazyview. We offer an ideal and unique setting to compliment your very special day - a wedding day to remember set against the backdrop of the Sabie River in ...

Photo Booths
26 Sep 2013

Photo Booths Are Awesome

I went to a wedding the other day and I finally learnt what the point of having a photo booth is. Of course I have been to many Bridal Fairs and usually while ambling through them I get high-jacked by at least one photo ...

Mismatched Bridesmaids
25 Sep 2013

Mismatched Bridesmaids

Unless you are one of those brides who chooses her bridesmaids according to her looks (this happens… it’s a little bit sad) then it is likely that you might have an assortment of womanly curves on your hands. This ...

All About Wedding Flowers
24 Sep 2013

All About Wedding Flowers – real, fake and not at all

Wedding Flowers can become a large (unexpected) expense. With everything from vase hire, florist fees and delivery costs adding up, it is easy to feel cornered. But, there are options! Here are a few ideas to consider ...

My Turn To Propose
23 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: My Turn To Propose

It was my turn to propose - In my previous post I introduced you to my half of our wedding party and shared with you why I asked them to be part of our special day. To follow on with that, I thought I would share with ...

Keep Calm and Marry On
20 Sep 2013

Keep Calm and Marry On

Keep calm and marry on -  Planning a wedding can be stressful. There’s just no getting around that particular fact, especially if you are fussy about every little detail. Just about everything has the potential to go ...

Being the Best Best Man
19 Sep 2013

Being the Best Best Man

Being asked to be the best man at someone’s wedding is a big deal. It kind of means that you’re special. And yeah yeah…I know it’s all “unmanly” to talk about feelings, but when it comes to being asked to be ...

All About Wedding Makeup
17 Sep 2013

All About Wedding Makeup

Good skincare is the base of any beautiful face – but of course, a little make-up never hurts. It’s unlikely you’ll ever be photographed as much as you are on your wedding day – so it’s easy to go a little ...

Of Maids and Men
16 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Of Maids and Men

Almost immediately after the Bear slipped this beautiful ring on my finger and we did our dance of joy I was filled with elation at the thought of choosing the ladies who would stand by my side the day I say, “I ...

Madame Cupcake & Gifts
13 Sep 2013

Madame Cupcake & Gifts for your Wedding Cake in the Eastern Cape

Two things are for sure – Nikita from Madame Cupcake & Gifts loves baking & pretty things! She would love to bake cupcakes and occasion cakes for your big day. Her options are endless from traditional, ...

All About Wedding Skin Care
12 Sep 2013

All About Wedding Skin Care

On your wedding day, there is absolutely no hiding your face. Sure, your dress, flowers and veil will all vie for attention, but naturally everyone will be looking at your newly-wed, happily glowing face. Now, ...

Bridal Make-Up Tips
11 Sep 2013

Bridal Make-Up Tips

It is most likely preferable that you hire a professional to do your make-up on your wedding day. A professional knows exactly what they’re doing and they kind of know how to do your make-up in a way that will last as ...

Blanco Guest Farm
10 Sep 2013

Tie The Knot at Blanco Guest Farm in Tarkastad

Welcome to Blanco ... where you can find your happy place for your big day! Tucked away at the foot of the Winterberg Mountains, just outside Tarkastad, Blanco Guest Farm has been running for more than 100 years making ...

Join the Engagement Club
9 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Join The Engagement Club

My Bear and I got engaged one month after and three weeks before other couples in our circles and while they may not be close friends and we may not be attending each others’ weddings the euphoria of the greater ...

What does your diamond say about you?
6 Sep 2013

What Does Your Diamond Say About You?

Picking out an engagement ring is no small thing. This is something that will be worn daily for what will hopefully turn out to be a very long time, so it stands to reason that a bit of thought should be put into it. If ...

South Coast Bridal Fair
5 Sep 2013

Will You Be at the South Coast Bridal Fair at Izotsha Creek Estate?

If you're a bride to be and need a bit of help planning or getting some useful tips and advice make sure you get to Izotsha Creek Estate in Shelly Beach, KwaZulu Natal, for the South Coast Bridal Fair this Sunday 8 ...

Planning a Bachelorette for a Pregnant Bride to Be
4 Sep 2013

Planning a Bachelorette for a Pregnant Bride to Be

Bachelorette parties can be pretty easy to organize when you have a “Just Add Tequila” failsafe in your pocket. Let’s face it: a lot of us rely on the spirits to make sure that everyone has fun. For the most part, ...

Pienaardam Leisure Resort
3 Sep 2013

Tie The Knot at Pienaardam Leisure Resort in Middelburg

This pristine peace of heaven of Pienaardam Leisure Resort is serenely nestled in the heart of the cultural heartland of Mpumalanga and is only a stones throw away from Middelburg, just off the N4 on route to Nelspruit ...

Love Don't Cost A Thing
2 Sep 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Love Don’t Cost A Thing

At any stage of planning a wedding you will be aware of the many, many expenses that come along with it. Our wedding is a small beach affair with endless DIY projects and you may have something similar or even more ...