Bride Guide

How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress

by Monique on February 27, 2012 · 0 comments

With so many gorgeous designs to choose from, finding the perfect wedding dress might feel daunting. I know I felt overwhelmed at first. Finding my wedding dress was one part answer to pray and one part knowing what flatters my pear-shaped body type. {Image via We Heart It} So when the lovely Marianna of the […]


Twisted and Braided {Hairstyle Tutorial}

by Monique on December 17, 2011 · 0 comments

I’m pretty useless when it comes to hairstyling. So admittedly I was pretty chuffed with myself when I managed a twists and braids side-swept do for a wedding the Mr and I recently went to. I snapped this photo on route. If you like this hairstyle, here’s the directions and the video tutorial I used…


South African Wedding Couture {Styling Advice}

by Monique on November 21, 2011 · 6 comments

The Célébrer Luxury Wedding Workshop took place earlier this month and although I didn’t go, VIVID Luxury Marketing emailed me a few of Jean-Pierre Uys‘ event photographs. I was blown away by the breathtaking wedding couture of South African designers Kobus Dippenaar and Hendrik Vermeulen! I just had to share photos* of the dresses I love and added some wedding dress style […]


Comfort is Queen

by Monique on September 26, 2011 · 2 comments

“You can always tell how comfortable a woman’s shoes are by looking at her face,”  is what my great-grandmother said, as recalled by my gran. So forget “beauty is pain” – there’s nothing pretty about discomfort! Here’s some comfortable and naturally beautiful bridal inspiration for you…  {Image credits: Skirt by Whitney Deal, Shoes via Style Me Pretty and Rachel […]


How to Avoid a Bride War

by Monique on May 18, 2011 · 2 comments

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Watching Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway trying to sabotage each other’s weddings in the movie Bride Wars was hilarious! And what makes most of us laugh so hard is a human truth the movie reveals we’re usually too polite to talk about… Let’s face it; getting married has become quite competitive! {Image via Fanpop} When a bride-to-be shared […]


Take a Seat {Figuring Out Floor Plans}

by Monique on May 10, 2011 · 3 comments

Whether your tables are round, square or long, there seem to be three key floor plans for wedding receptions. So if the wedding reception floor plan is stressing you out, take a seat and read this… {Photo from Theresa and Josh’s Wedding | Photography by Ryan Graham} {Traditional Head Table} This regal arrangement places the […]


Writing the guest list for a small wedding may seem like a huge challenge. My Mr and I only invited just 60 guests to our wedding (despite having large extended families) and had the intimate wedding we dreamed of. {Sheena and Peter’s wedding} So if you’re struggling to cut down your guest list, here are a few […]