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Morning Cocktail Recipes
9 Jan 2014

Morning Cocktail Recipes

Just because you’re getting married in the morning doesn’t mean that you have to put the celebratory drinks on hold. Morning wedding cocktails might call for less rum and more fruit juice, but that doesn’t mean ...

Well Groomed - Interview with the Groom
7 Jan 2014

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Well Groomed – Interview with the Groom

Well Groomed - Interview with the Groom: I thought we could start 2014 with something a little different. You’ve heard so much about our wedding and you’ve heard it all from me, I thought it was time you heard a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

How to Choose a Wedding Hairstyle
29 Nov 2013

How to Choose a Wedding Hairstyle

The perfect hairstyle goes a long way to completing your fairy princess look and it is a decision not to be taken lightly. Here are a few points to consider while making your choice. 1. Choose your dress first Once ...

The Reception
28 Nov 2013

A Bit of Basic Order: The Reception

It is likely that if you are the bride, you will have very little to do with what is going on at the reception hall. You will be too busy getting ready to get married! It is most likely that the caterers and staff where ...

Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm
27 Nov 2013

Tie The Knot at Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm in Ladismith

Find the Oaksrest Vineyards Guest Farm tucked in the valley of Dwarsriver which is a short 10 minute drive from Ladismith. You'll be surrounded by the most gorgeous fruit orchards and wine and table grape vineyards - a ...

Gifts for the Groom
26 Nov 2013

All About Gifts For The Groom

For once, this article isn’t about me. Something old, new, borrowed, blue – I had it all. But what about my poor groom? Here are a few ideas of how to make your groom feel special with gifts and goodness. Here are ...

Stop and Take a Break
25 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Stop and Take a Break

Stop and take a break while planning your wedding - I write this post after enjoying a spontaneous sunset walk with my Bear. It was while we were walking, taking in our pretty surroundings chatting about nothing in ...

How to Decorate a Wedding Cake
22 Nov 2013

How to Decorate a Wedding Cake Yourself

While the movies will have you believe that wedding cakes are lavish three-tiered affairs big enough to fit several humans inside of, the reality is that wedding cakes have become a little more humble of late. Most ...

Something Blue
19 Nov 2013

All About Something Blue

The last, and perhaps most difficult in the series – something blue. I understand, this may sound perfectly ridiculous, especially as my wedding colours were blue and white – but I found it almost impossible to ...

Wedding Hair Ideas
18 Nov 2013

Elle’s Bridal Diary: Hairs and Graces – Wedding Hair Ideas

I am not one for rules; I always believed that you should be motivated by more than simply fear of punishment or fear of judgement. I believe you should be motivated by love, passion and even a dream. I apply this ...