Archive: December 2013

Wedding Movies
30 Dec 2013

All About Wedding Movies

With holidays in full swing, we have the luxury of a little free time. To sit, relax on the couch and watch a few of our favourite movies – popcorn and hot chocolate in hand. If you are in the midst of wedding ...

Heatproof Your Look
27 Dec 2013

Heatproof Your Look

With temperatures rising, it can often be a struggle to ensure your makeup stays put throughout the day – a battle between oil, water and everything in between. Whether you are a bride-to-be, a guest or just someone ...

A Family Affair
23 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: It’s A Family Affair

I am blessed to have been part of and grow up as part of a big, noisy family. As mentioned in my previous post, my mother has been a rock throughout our preparation for our big day. Today I’d like to share with you ...

Staying Healthy Over the Festive Season
19 Dec 2013

Tips on Staying Healthy Over the Festive Season

Sigh. That seems to be something that is happening everywhere you listen this time of year. General exhaustion reigns supreme, as the busiest time of the year begins. With end of year functions, weddings, parties and ...

Mother of the Bride
18 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Mother of the Bride

Growing up as the only daughter and sister in our home I am unashamedly a daddy’s girl. It is with little surprise that I expect water works in full supply the day he walks me down the aisle as he did the day my Bear ...

Mocktail Hour
13 Dec 2013

Mocktail Hour At Your Wedding

One of the more fun aspects of a wedding is the cocktail hour – especially if you’ve got yourself a nice signature cocktail named after the happy couple doing the rounds. Not everyone is necessarily keen on the ...

How to Ruin Your Wedding
11 Dec 2013

How to Ruin Your Wedding

How to ruin your wedding and the how to guide on making sure this doesn't happen. When it comes to your wedding there is no doubt that you want your day to be remembered as a special one. You want to be seen as the ...

A Christmas Wedding
10 Dec 2013

All About A Christmas Wedding

Before you shoot this article down in a mountain of cheese … give it some thought. I first stumbled across the idea of a Christmas wedding on a episode of Grey’s Anatomy. Log fires, green ivy, candles and red bows ...

Shall We Dance
9 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Shall We Dance?

My friends have quoted me as saying “dancing is my life” and while this may have been a broad, wild statement, dancing is a big part of who I am. My Bear says it’s one of the things he loves about me and we have ...

Wedding Cakes from Western Europe
5 Dec 2013

Traditional Wedding Cakes from Western Europe

You and I might think that deviating from the traditional wedding cake means ordering a hundred chocolate cupcakes instead of having a three-tiered fruitcake iced in white fondant, but the truth is that the British ...

Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate
4 Dec 2013

Tie The Knot at Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate in Stellenbosch

If opulence is what you're after then look no further because Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate offers just this. With their exclusive wine, magnificent estate and luxurious accommodation what more could you ask from ...

Evening Cocktail Recipes
3 Dec 2013

Evening Cocktail Recipes

These days most evening wedding receptions start with a cocktail hour. A cocktail hour is a great way to entertain your guests while you and your new husband are off playing with the photographer and creating frame-able ...

Mismatched Bridesmaids
2 Dec 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Mismatched Bridesmaids

I have written about my bridesmaids on two occasions already but please bare with me as I write about them again – they really are my favourite ladies. This time, I would like to tell you a bit about the mismatched ...