Deon & Cathrin - Safari Wedding

Now for something different. It’s amazing to see a wedding come together in an unconventional setting; you’ll see what I mean when you look at these photos.

Thanks to Stella Uys for sharing them!

We created invitations (and menus) in the style of a leather booklet - so fitting for a safari venue. There were fun polaroids attached, personalised wine labels & a touch of water colour here & there. Thanks for working with us, Cathrin & Deon, we love your style - and your photographs!

Wow, right! There’s a lot more where these came from, head over to Stella’s blog.

Cake Day on The Pretty Blog!

If you follow us at all on social media, you’ll know by now that we love cake. We love to celebrate, we’ll take any opportunity - and of course we have to do it in style!

We’ve had such fun working on a range of beautiful DIY cake toppers that you can mix & match for any occasion that warrants celebrating - be it a wedding or a Friday. Nelle Cakes made the perfect super delicious cake & Nicola from The Pretty Blog styled it all beautifully! Then Lindy Truter took some lovely photos to show it all off & inspire you all to get baking and prettyfying at home.

Devour the rest of this shoot on The Pretty Blog & get your sticky fingers on all these pretty printables to create your very own cake day. (Maybe bookmark it as something to make for Mothers Day?)

Warm Plum & Botanical Charm - George & Janah

Janah was the most lovely of clients! Even though we never met in person, we were SO excited to see photos of her wedding day. As you’ll see she has impeccable taste! This is the invitation we made for their special day.

Their wedding day was full of charm; warm & classy but still fun. Marelie their photographer does really creative work, & her style complemented the couples style so well.

We also loved seeing how well the stationery she chose worked in with the overall feel of the day; botanical inspiration & a thread of gorgeous rich plum colours. Okasie did an outstanding job with the flowers, as usual.

More of this wedding on Marlie’s website , & on The Pretty Blog - feast your eyes!

Swan Love - The Shades in Between

I am a grey-junkie; almost all of the walls inside our apartment are painted grey, I have a multitude of grey throws and blankets and my default throw-on outfit is usually grey. I just love it!

I love it because when you subtract colour, suddenly the other design elements matter so much more. Space, texture, line and contrast comes to life in a way that makes my toes curl. Hope these images make you love it just as much.

1 Beautiful wedding invitation by Elyse Taylor
2 This quote makes me all mushy inside. (where does it come from people?)
3 Amazing dress by Claire Pettibone and the image by Mi Belle Photography
4 A grey city via The scarfietorialist

Ronel & Jaco’s City Wedding

Two of my favourite people in the world are getting married this weekend and I am beyond excited! It will be one big city adventure filled with besties, yummy food (at Savoy Cabbage! ), great music and loud partying, for sure.

Dirk (my wonderful Mr.) has been preparing his best man speech, we have done loads of planning, playlist making and tonight some of the last stationery bits will be finished up. Oh gosh, I am wishing the week away so we can get to the celebrations already!

Ronel & Jaco gave me free reign over the stationery - wow. I loved creating an invitation for a wedding so different to most of the weddings we do. Since the day plays off in the Cape Town city bowl we wanted it to be modern (Jaco is an architect; clean lines was a must) but still warm to capture that Savoy Cabbage atmosphere. I will try post images on Instagram, so follow us there on Saturday!