Kerryn, Matt & Oliver {Fun Family Photos}

by Monique on October 31, 2014 · 0 comments

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana
2014-10-22_0027What a lovely quote! Let’s celebrate the masterpiece that is family with a gorgeous photo session of Kerryn, Matt and little Oliver.

In honour of Oliver’s first birthday, this young family met Anthea K Photography for a fun, care-free photo session on Llandudno beach on a beautiful but windy Sunday afternoon. The images are oh-so sweet and joyful. Take a look…  READ MORE


Ally & Pete’s Winter Engagement Session

by Monique on October 21, 2014 · 0 comments

Set a gorgeous estate garden, this sweet winter engagement session warms the heart!

Engagement portraits at Vergelegen in Somerset West by Shantelle Visser Photography (4)

Apparently, Pete went all out to surprise Ally with his proposal, which started with a romantic lunch in the winelands followed by a helicopter flip over the Cape Peninsula. That evening they celebrated with family, who had secretly travelled to Cape Town especially for the occasion. How sweet!

 Ally and Pete’s winter engagement session took place in Vergelegen Estate, which boasts one of the most exquisite gardens in Somerset West. Enjoy the charming images by Shantelle Visser Photography.



Here are three ways to make your wedding budget-friendly and have fun while doing it!

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Feeling restricted and frustrated by your wedding budget? It’s slippery and depressing slope to slide down when you start making a mental list of all the things you can’t afford for your wedding. I know because I’ve been there.

So what’s the cure?

Well, to start with it helps to stop looking at those ultra lavish weddings. Instead, seek out down-to-earth wedding ideas. To help you get started, here are three ways to make your wedding budget-friendly and fun!  READ MORE

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Here’s a cute idea… To remind friends & family about their upcoming wedding day, Nick & Shelley had a ‘Save the Date’ video made.

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Made by The Shark Tank, a Durban based husband and wife team who offer video, photography and audio production, the video tells Shelley & Nick’s beautiful love story (which I’m sure they will treasure for many years to come).

It was love at first sight. Nick and Shelley, Miss Deaf SA 2011 and an ambassador for Talk Sign SA, dated long distance for two months but Nick, who was based in Joburg at the time, missed Shelley too much. So, he did what any sensible man in love would do… he quit his job and moved to Durban where he started Durbanite, a company that highlights everything Durban has to offer. Le sigh, it’s an awesome love story!

Here’s the video and their gorgeous engagement session, captured by Kate Martens…  READ MORE


When Love Has Been Lost {Behind The Blog}

by Monique on September 30, 2014 · 0 comments

A neighbour knocked on my door and, with tears in her eyes, told me “he’s dead…”

When love is lost

She was talking about the man she had been in love with for the last two years.

What do you say when love has been lost?  READ MORE


Darling, you don’t have to take on hundreds of DIY projects to have a handmade wedding!

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DIY is hard work and I don’t know about you but, as much as I love the idea, I struggle to get round to doing all the DIY projects I pin. Fortunately, when it comes to weddings, there are many wonderfully creative people around South Africa who can help you design a handmade wedding.

Since I want to support small creative businesses in South Africa, whenever I find handmade wedding products that make me want to wear my wedding dress again, I’ll be sure to share them with you!  READ MORE


Adorable Winter Maternity & Family Portraits

by Monique on September 17, 2014 · 1 comment

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” -Desmond Tutu

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Today we have an enchanting winter family/maternity session of Bridgette, Paul and their adorable little girl Emily.  READ MORE

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