Bridal Style

5 Bridal Beauty Essentials

by Monique on May 20, 2014 · 0 comments

5 Bridal Beauty Essentials:

After tears and “The Kiss,” your hair and make-up still has withstand greeting, congratulatory kisses and hugs, a family photo session and a couple photo session before you even make it to the reception! In other words, you need a few beauty essentials so you can touch up your hair and make-up. Here are beauty essentials every bride should have on the day…


A Darling Guide to Diamond Ring Shopping

by Monique on November 1, 2013 · 1 comment

A Darling Guide to Diamond Ring Shopping on Ring by Princess Diamonds

Whether you’re buying rings together or a hopeful groom-to-be, here a few things to keep in mind when diamond ring shopping…

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It’s a new season and the perfect time to embrace new ideas. So when SA Weddings invited me to Carl Isaacs’s 2013 Wedding Make-up and Hair Trend Forecast, I was interested to see what one of the top South African make-up artists had in mind. And let me tell you darlings, I was impressed!

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If you’ve been following Oh Darling Days for a while, you’ll know I think wedding favours aren’t essential – particularly if you’re planning a budget wedding. However, I’m all for wedding favours that make the world a better place – like climate change fighting trees, indigenous plants and beaded bracelets from Relate. Thanks to the sales of their beaded bracelets, Cape-based social enterprise […]


Beaded Bling Bouquets

by Monique on February 27, 2013 · 1 comment


After designing her own sensational rustic handmade wedding in Mozambique, Stacey decided to direct her creative wedding ideas into Love Bucket, a handmade wedding shop. She’s been making personalised cake toppers, wedding favours and custom-made bling bouquets. Stacey sent me a few photos of her bling bouquets and I fell for this big single beaded king protea bouquet!

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wedding dress shopping

If you’re looking for ‘The Dress,’ this post will help you find a wedding gown to suit your shape and your budget! Let’s get start with wedding dress styles that flatter and then chat to Anja of Stellenbosch Bridal Boutique about budget-friendly options…

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Every so often I get a mail in my inbox that makes me stop whatever it is I’m working on. News of the unveiling of Janita Toerien’s Spring/Summer 2012/13 collection was just one of those emails. The gorgeous fashion shoot was held at Giraffe House, a wildlife awareness centre on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. It seemed that […]

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