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Posts from the ‘Vineyard Weddings’ Category

Chic Navy & Gold Saronsberg Wine Estate Wedding by Piteira Photography {Chrizanda & JP}

Chic Navy & Gold Saronsberg Wine Estate Wedding by Piteira Photography {Chrizanda & JP} | SouthBound Bride

You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m a huge fan of the photographic stylings of my friends Luis and Kerry of Piteira Photography. This dynamic duo, who split their time between Portugal and South Africa, not only take dreamy, work-of-art photos, but they’re also incredibly lovely. So I am always thrilled when South African brides take them up on their summer availability and book them for their wedding, like Chrizanda and JP did late last year. Even more so when the couple’s stylish navy and gold colour scheme was revealed, and there are even some pretty, modern geometric details. It’s all just TOO fabulous! Read more

Perfectly Protea Vrede en Lust Wedding by Sybrand Cillié {Carlen & Lynton}

Perfectly Protea Vrede en Lust Wedding by Sybrand Cillié {Carlen & Lynton} | SouthBound Bride

This is the kind of wedding I live for, the kind that makes me wonder why anyone would get married anywhere else but our beautiful country (take note, Clooney, although I’d rather you eloped with me). Being talented graphic designers, the bride and groom also have exquisite taste, turning a protea-themed, rustic slash boho style wedding into something more than I’ve ever seen before. For one thing, there’s the floral arch – serious wow factor, and it has me falling in love with our big, bold, beautiful national flower all over again. Then Carlen’s flower crown and soft curls, and graceful Elbeth Gillis dress (one of my personal favourites of Elspeth’s designs, in fact). Succulent favours in tin mugs branded with the awesome protea logo the couple created. Tables filled with burlap and wildflowers and glass clear as the summer sky. A trio of fashionable bridesmaids. And to top it all off, dreamy pictures by the incredible Sybrand Cillié. In fact, the service providers list reads like a who’s who of brilliant SA wedding suppliers (and I’m delighted that SBB was part of helping Carlen & Lynton put their team together and plan their big day from abroad!). I love every inch of this one, and I’m sure you will too – so enjoy! Read more

Winter White Waterkloof Wedding by Abri Kruger {Nikki & Gary}

Winter White Waterkloof Wedding by Abri Kruger {Nikki & Gary} | SouthBound Bride

It is, as the saying goes, a nice day for a white wedding. And that’s just what I have to share with you all today – a winter wedding at beautiful Cape venue Waterkloof that is based on simple, elegant, and white-on-white decor, a perfect mix of classic and modern. Nikki and Gary were married in a candlelight ceremony (LOVE THIS), and then adjourned for photographer Abri Kruger to take some seriously breathtaking pics of them with their wedding party, followed by a reception where the scenery outside was as much as part of the decor as the white orchids and all-white dessert table within, and where the couple and their friends and family danced their socks off late into the night. Read more

Elegant Zorgvliet Wine Estate Wedding by Anneli Marinovich {Marike & Anthony}

Elegant Zorgvliet Wine Estate Wedding by Anneli Marinovich {Marike & Anthony} | SouthBound Bride

If there’s one thing we South Africans know how to do to perfection, it’s throwing an elegant vineyard wedding. As long as I’ve been featuring weddings of all different kinds on SBB, there’s still something about a summer wedding in the Cape winelands that tugs at my heartstrings – the beautiful Cape Dutch architecture, the breathtaking scenery (mountains so spectacular they look like they must have been painted, and I would know, since I spent four years at Stellenbosch looking at them in awe!), the light during golden hour that you just want to eat with a spoon. For all my love of motifs and patterns and colours, sometimes I just like it best when a bride and groom choose an elegant white on white palette and let their surroundings work their magic against the blank canvas. And when that canvas includes just a tiny touch of glitter, a murmur of lace and a puff of baby’s breath? Well, I’m SOLD. Today’s wedding is all of this and more, in that it was shot by one of our favourite photographers (and wedding people), Anneli Marinovich. There’s no dreamier way to end off your afternoon. Read more

Romantic Blush & Gold Allee Bleue Wedding by Lara Scott {Melissa & Lutgen}

Romantic Blush & Gold Allee Bleue Wedding by Lara Scott {Melissa & Lutgen} | SouthBound Bride

We’re closing out a week of lovely weddings with this blush and gold winelands wedding from Lara Scott Photography. It’s a garden wedding meets a ballroom wedding, with just a touch of antique/vintage, and from the dreamy portraits of the bride in her incredible gown to a curtain of fairylights glittering behind the bride and groom as the sun goes down, it’s pure romance. You’ll be smiling (and maybe swooning, just a little!) over Lara’s lovely pics and Melissa’s sweet description of the day all through your lunch hour! Read more

Rustic Fairytale Lanzerac Wedding by Absolutely Loved Photography {Stella & Robin}

Rustic Fairytale Lanzerac Wedding by Absolutely Loved Photography {Stella & Robin} | SouthBound Bride

Well, this is a very special day indeed, as I finally get to share the STUNNING wedding photos from one of our very own real life brides, Stella – aka the Fairytale Bride (see all Stella’s planning posts here). Aka, one of the most gorgeous brides I have ever featured – my goodness, in her photos she could star in a perfume ad (and I do mean that in a good way!). Of course, she was rocking a classic Vera Wang fit for a princess, but the real beauty is in the sheer joy and love radiating from both Stella and her handsome hubby Robin, as they said their ‘I do’s and then partied late into the night with their loved ones from near and far. As you’ll know from reading Stella’s posts, she dreamed of a rustic fairytale wedding, and that’s exactly how it turned out – every single little detail was beautiful and beautifully thought out. Being part of her journey was a pleasure and a privilege, and being able to share these amazing images from Absolutely Loved Photography (seriously, narrowing down the pics for this post was torture!) just brings it all full circle. Huge congrats to the newest SBB couple! :) Read more

Sweet Summer Pastel South Hill Wedding by Kathryn van Eck {Elena & John}

Sweet Summer Pastel South Hill Wedding by Kathryn van Eck {Elena & John} | SouthBound Bride

You know what I’m loving right now? Pineapples. Seriously, it’s a thing. Which might have something to do with my coastal Caribbean-style decor obsession, but it turns out I’m not the only one, because these tropical treats have been turning up on some of the prettiest wedding tables this year. I wouldn’t call it a trend as such, but let’s just say in the world of fruit and veg wedding decor, this is the year of the pineapple. And if you have any doubts, I’m about to put them to rest with this GORGEOUS and totally charming wedding from the talented Kathryn van Eck. It has pastels. It has pretty. It has the perfect smattering of sparkle. It has a champagne tower (!). It has so much love. And yes, it has pineapples. And I officially ADORE it. Yay! Read more

A Floral Romance Abingdon Estate Wedding by Derryn Semple {Bridget & Matt}

A Floral Romance Abingdon Estate Wedding by Derryn Semple {Bridget & Matt} | SouthBound Bride

It’s always such a pleasure to feature weddings of people I know, and when KZN photographer Derryn Semple sent over this wedding I immediately recognised the lovely Bridget from our shared varsity years, looking even more gorgeous on her wedding day than she was then (which is saying something). Straight away I could see that the whole wedding reflected Bridge’s simple, pretty, easygoing style – and set against the elegant emerald backdrop of Abingdon wine estate in the Midlands, it was the perfect place for her to start married life with her handsome groom. From the bride’s stunning Lunar gown to the two-tone bridesmaid dresses, to Derryn’s breathtaking photos, there’s a lot to love about this one, but the detail I most adore is that the couple made use of the so-called Language of Flowers. All the blooms used, from bouquets to loose table arrangements to herbs tucked into the napkins, have a meaning that relates to Bridget and Matt, and to their relationship. Beautiful and meaningful. There’s nothing better. Read more

Peonies & Proteas Holden Manz Wedding by Nikki Meyer & Creation Events {Nina & Bernd}

Peonies & Proteas Holden Manz Wedding by Nikki Meyer & Creation Events {Nina & Bernd} | SouthBound Bride

I just love when foreign couples decide to spend their big day under our big sky, don’t you? I mean, it’s no surprise – we already know how gorgeous South Africa is – but we love sharing it with others who have fallen for with our beautiful land and want to have it as the backdrop to their big day. Which by the way, is also an awesome way of ensuring you always have to come back for your anniversaries ;) Nina and Bernd are just such a couple – their love of SA runs deep, and they brought all their favourite people here to celebrate with them. I just love their concept of a chilled out high tea after the ceremony, with a civilised little siesta break, and then an elegant dinner. And the sophisticated design reflected these two parts of the reception, from colourful protea and fruit arrangements in rustic crates, to blush and white peonies and ranunculus on creamy tables over candlelight. Let’s just talk about those peonies for a second too, because I can’t help being in total love with Nina’s bouquet, can you? I’m so glad we’re seeing more and more of these very special blooms here in SA now. Two of my favourite wedding ladies were behind the scenes of this lovely wedding – Theresa Lazarevic of Creation Events (one of our long-time friends and sponsors), and the awesome Nikki Meyer, whose photos never fail to delight! And here they certainly do – I’m especially in love with the mountain backdrop, which has me longing for a trip to the Cape. Read more

Botanical Romance Eben Haezer Wedding by Lizelle Lotter {Jeanne & Neal}

Botanical Romance Eben Haezer Wedding by Lizelle Lotter {Jeanne & Neal} | SouthBound Bride

Some things in life are worth waiting for. The end of a great novel, a knee-melting first kiss, Jordan Catalano winning an Oscar. THIS WEDDING. I’ve been dying to share it with you since I first saw it on photographer Lizelle Lotter‘s blog, but she’d already headed off on a little world travelling sabbatical, so I put it to the back of my mind, but never forgot about it. Fast forward a year, and I thought it was worth another shot, and finally thanks to Lizelle and the very awesome bride Jeanne, I’m able to bring it to you today. And I don’t think I’m exaggerating when I say I think this might be my favourite SouthBound Bride wedding EVER. It absolutely takes my breath away, both visually, and in the depth of emotion and joy that you can see in the pictures. It has everything. A gorgeous bride in a swoonerific blush Kobus Dippenaar dress carrying a cascade bouquet of orchids (love the BM bouquets too), boys in chic suits, a truly South African multicultural ceremony, insanely awesome botanical centrepieces against a clean white backdrop (including ghost chairs, hanging plants and tiny ceramic paper planes as name tags – LOVE), a custom aisle runner, an altar backdrop made of curls of paper, a spectacular winelands venue, traditional Cape entertainment… And of course, Lizelle’s incredible photos. But as always, romantic that I am, what I really fell in love with when I was working with those pics was the sheer happiness shown by not just the bride and groom but by their families and friends – multiple happy tears being wiped away during ceremony and speeches, secret glances and playful smiles, a standing ovation when the marriage was complete. So THANK YOU to both Lizelle and to our happy couple (who by now have their very own honeymoon baby – congrats Jeanne and Neal!) – I’m thrilled to be able to showcase your very special day on SBB. Let’s do this! Read more