If you’re planning a couple maternity session and want to make it unique, draw inspiration for this couple’s gorgeous maternity photos…

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According to photographer Charl van der Merwe, it was a cold and misty at the Debegeni Waterfalls, near Tzaneen in Limpopo, when Phillip and Lené’s couple maternity photo session started. However, the clouds parted, the mist lifted and it turned into a beautiful, sunny day…  READ MORE


A breathtaking African landscape, complete with a majestic baobab tree, made the perfect backdrop for this sweet family photo session.

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Pierre, Bianca and their little girl Christiney recently moved to Lephalale in Limpopo. To celebrate and capture their lives together, they booked a family photo session with Nadia Farinha of Wildflower Photography and chose the d’Nyala Nature Reserve as the location.

Put a beautiful young family in a stunning natural setting with a talented photographer and the results are bound to be gorgeous. What’s more, little Christiney took her first steps during the photo session.

“It was so special to have been able to capture those brand new steps,” said Nadia of Wildflower Photography.

Aww, it’s that the sweetest?!



5 Wedding Dress Trends 2015 – 2016

by Monique on September 7, 2015 · 1 comment

What is about a wedding dress that we just can’t resist? You don’t even have to be a bride-to-be to love them. I’m 4 years into married life and still love looking at wedding dresses. Is anyone with me?

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From high necklines, dramatic décolletages to plunging V-necks, apparently the next big thing in bridal fashion for 2015-16 is a focus on necklines. Now I’m fashionably challenge but, fortunately Bride&co, South Africa’s largest wedding and special occasion department store, are able to dish the details on the latest wedding dress neckline trends…


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That Spring Feeling

by Monique on September 5, 2015 · 0 comments

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and air is filled with that spring feeling…

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Okay, it’s a cliché but, as I heard someone say (or read it somewhere), ‘The best things in life usually are clichés.’ 



I started wedding blogging to avoid driving loved ones crazy with wedding talk. Almost five years later and it has taught me one of the most valuable life lessons.

How wedding blogging changed my life & why I’m taking a break

Blog, sweat and late nights

Looking back, I had never worked as hard – in the office (as an online writer and social media manager) and on this wedding blog – as I did during the year I got married. I was throwing myself into my work and my new hobby – passionate about weddings but desperate not to come across as the ditz of a bride-to-be at work.

Late into the night I emailed (see begged) photographers and recently married friends (and friends of friends) to feature their weddings, learnt to schedule social media updates, designed blog headers and badges (even though I’m not a designer) and read hundreds of related blogs and tutorials. Between wedding planning and wedding blogging, I pretty much didn’t have a life (my poor Mr).

At work, I was implementing what I learnt after hours and was I was doing well. It was only after the wedding that things started to fall apart…



Just in time for Valentine’s Day, food and travel blogger Krystle, from Kystle’s Corner, shares her cupcake recipe for two. Enjoy!

Cupcakes for Two http://ohdarlingdays.co.za/category/delicious-recipes



Baby Daniel

by Monique on February 4, 2015 · 0 comments

If you’re feeling broody, these baby photos might send you over the edge! I’m talking about chubbiness, dimples and a heart-melting picture of baby Daniel giving his mom the sweetest of smiles.

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Photographer Matthew Carr, who is currently living in South Korea with his wife and will be back in South Africa next month, arranged a special visit to Cyprus to meet Daniel, his best friend’s baby boy. These are some of the gorgeous photos he took while there – we couldn’t have asked for a sweeter baby session to be the first of 2015!