florals and frills bridal styled shoot

These Hydrangeas made me giddy! The colours are so beautiful and are really an understated floral choice!

From Karen Kelly – “I recently asked some lovilees to collaborate with me on a bridal styled shoot entitled ‘florals & frills’. I wanted to showcase something totally OTT, filled with florals in different patterns and colours. I am so proud of the end results and grateful on the collaboration between all involved.”

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From Karen – “The shoot took place in the glass house at Buitengeluk Function Venue in Fourways, Johannesburg. The first time I saw this garden gem I knew it was fit for a styled shoot. Terri from Ribbon Weddings created the floral masterpieces for us that included hanging birdcages, bouquets and a hydrangea table runner. It was breathtaking. For the cake I opted to add a layer adorned with fresh flowers that also added to the OTT of it all!”

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“Carla from Moi Decor Hire supplied us with the decor. I re-purposed an old lace curtain that we used as a backdrop, the results were amazing. Tesi Bridal loaned us one of her floral bridal gowns and it fit perfectly.

Nicci agreed to model for us in her wedding dress that she got married in earlier this year. Even more special is that it was made by her mom, the dress is truly a work of art. Ilana from Cosmetiek nailed the look with the make-up she did on the day. We added some whimsical flowers to Nicci’s hair which is a great idea for a fun reception look.”


Photography: Carike Ridout Photography // Floral Design: Ribbon Weddings // Concept and Styling: Kari from lovilee // Decor: Moi Decor Hire  // Make up: Cosmetiek // Model: Nicci Joao // Bridal Robe: Tesi Bridal // Venue: Buitengeluk Function Venue in South Africa.

About Claudette Hogan

Claudette has been in the wedding industry for over 8 years and has her own event management business, Claudette Marie Events. She loves flowers, ribbon and her daschund Frank. Follow her on Instagram and Pinterest.


  1. The flowers in this are absolutely amazing!

  2. Thank you so much for the feature! Such an amazing feeling seeing our work on your blog!

  3. Wow! The flowers are beyond incredible!!

  4. Loveeeeeeeee those flowers. Oh my gosh so many!

  5. That bouquet -wow! So impacting and unique!