From Karen of Lovilee – “The color ‘Marsala’ was announced as the Pantone color of the year for 2015. The name ‘Marsala’ is that of a wine, dry or sweet, produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily with the distinct purple-red color.
This color is the perfect hue for an autumn or winter wedding and provides richness to any palette. We opted to add some bright orange and other wintry feel colors to the shoot to create some warmth and excitement. Combining it with the on-trend rose-gold color – this is the perfect color palette for a 2015 wedding!”
From Karen of Lovilee – Whilst scouting for the perfect backdrop I initially turned my search to a grapevine of sorts, but when Heleen from Little Honeypot volunteered her house with stone walls, wooden flooring and more, my search was complete. Her sideboard provided the perfect space for a hot chocolate table and items from her store we used included some heart bowls and teacup set. A huge thank-you to Boardmans who also allowed us use of products for the shoot that included a lovely rose-gold tray and jewelry box that we re-purposed for the hot chocolate table.
Natja from Garniche Studio did a phenomenal job with the flowers and styled with me. It was amazing working alongside this talented lady and she brought some lovely geometric shapes along from @Home to use outside with the model. Nadine from Pippa & Polly Cakery based in Pretoria supplied the naked red velvet cake and some other delicious treats. The ‘LOVE’ cake topper is from That Little Shop.”
From Karen of Lovilee – “Gin & Tee, that specializes in custom jewelry, custom-made some jewelry items for the shoot. Be sure to check out her on-line store or order some custom items for your bridal party. Our stationary was designed by Hello Dolly and matched the look and feel we aimed for to the T.
My mom knitted a cowl for the day that we used for images outside. Local designer, Elli-Nicole spoilt us with some true eye-candy of her current wedding dress collection that is sure to take any groom’s breath away. Hair & make-up was done by Valencia Mcleod, this lady was perfect for the job and we just loved the looks she created!”
Photography: Carike Ridout Photography // Concept & Styling: Karen Kelly of Lovilee // Wedding Dresses: Elli-Nicole // Plates & Teacups: Little Honeypot // Model: Kirsten Eckmann // Hair & Makeup: Valencia Mcleod // Rose-gold Tray and Jewelry Box: Boardmans // Floral Design: Garniche Studio // Cake & Treats: Pippa & Polly Cakery // Jewelry: Gin & Tee // Geometric Shapes: @Home // Paper Goods: Hello Dolly //Utensils: In Good Company // LOVE Cake Topper: That Little Shop // Private Residence in South Africa.