DAY­DREAM BE­LIEVER

Fairlady Bride - - Contents - Styling An­neke Roux & Lizelle Hattingh from An­naH Styling Pho­tog­ra­phy Ju­lia Win­kler Cap­tured at Langver­wagt Es­tate

Pretty in pas­tels: styling a Se­cret Gar­den- inspired cel­e­bra­tion

Spring is the per­fect time to celebrate the sweet­ness of blos­som­ing love. Choose dreamy pas­tel hues and a Se­cret Gar­den- inspired set­ting for a whim­si­cal, ro­man­tic feel.

1. Nude and oys­ter Abi­gail wed­ding dress fea­tur­ing dot­ted mesh and lace ap­pliqué on a bustier bodice, and a voile skirt with brimmed hem (R19 200) Janita To­e­rien. Groom’s at­tire: stylist’s own. 2. White but­ter­cream 3-tier cake adorned with spring flow­ers (from R3 050) Ed­i­ble Art Cakes. 3. To cre­ate a re­laxed, springfresh wed­ding, we com­bined un­struc­tured flo­ral de­signs with vintage fur­ni­ture and other mix-and-match dec­o­ra­tive finds. 4. Flo­ral sta­tionery (R65 per in­vite, with sleeve) Se­cret Di­ary. 5. Un­struc­tured flo­ral cen­tre­piece (POR) Leipzig Flo­ral De­sign, wooden ta­ble num­ber (from R35 each) Se­cret Di­ary. 6. A gauzy veil cre­ates an air of mys­tery and magic. Veil (R1 400) Robyn Roberts. 7. Dec­o­rate lib­er­ally with fresh flow­ers for heaps of spring ap­peal. 8. A jaunty che­quered bow tie and del­i­cate bridal wreath add the fin­ish­ing touches to this look.

9. For a beau­ti­ful, in­ti­mate por­trait, lean in for a lin­ger­ing al­most-kiss. 10. A splash of bur­gundy adds some warmth to the spring pal­ette. Bou­quet of dusty miller, roses, pink hy­drangeas, den­dro­bium or­chids, Pas­sion­ate Blush Gaura and sil­ver leaf fo­liage (from R600) Leipzig Flo­ral De­sign. Chair: Langver­wagt Es­tate. 11. Glass vase with sea­sonal berries (POR) Leipzig Flo­ral De­sign. 12. Touches of gold add glam­our to any ta­ble set­ting. 13. Com­bine strong, mas­cu­line proteas with soft sea­sonal gar­den blooms. 14. Flo­ral cen­tre­piece with pink, green and light pur­ple hy­drangeas, ma­jolica clus­ter roses, pink ice proteas, wild olive branches, sa­fari sunset, white and peach gar­den roses and Aech­mea Fas­ci­ata (POR) Leipzig Flo­ral De­sign. Golden cut­lery (R10 per piece to hire) Two Birds at the Dairy Shed, crys­tal-cut glasses: stylist’s own. OP­PO­SITE: Golden leaf bridal wreath (R650) Kath­leen Barry.

‘I de­cided on a very nat­u­ral look for the makeup,’ says hair and makeup artist Alicia Buckle, ‘with a soft golden eye, which was per­fect for her warm olive skin tone and beau­ti­ful hazel eyes. To keep this look warm and ro­man­tic, I added a soft coral to her lips and cheeks.’

Pair this dreamy bo­hemian gown with loosely curled locks and fresh, dewy makeup.

BLOU­SON-STYLE, COWL-BACK DRESS IN IVORY GEOR­GETTE WITH LACE AP­PLIQUÉ DE­TAIL (R16 000), VEIL (R1 400) AND BELT (R400) ROBYN ROBERTS.

15. For pic­turesque photo ops, choose a full, flowy skirt. 16. Pink ice protea, hy­drangea, wild olive branch, ma­jolica clus­ter rose, sa­fari sunset, gar­den rose and Aech­mea Fas­ci­ata ar­range­ment (POR) Leipzig Flo­ral De­sign. 17. For a greener ap­proach, use in­dige­nous flow­ers like bru­nia and blush­ing brides to fill in around an ex­otic bloom. 18. Crys­tal-cut glasses: stylist’s own. 19&20. Menu (R25 each) and favour boxes (R16 each) Se­cret Di­ary, crock­ery: stylist’s own, golden cut­lery (R10 each to hire) Two Birds at the Dairy Shed. 21. Soft, beachy waves go per­fectly with this loose boho dress. 22. Laser-cut name­cards (R14 each) Se­cret Di­ary. 23. This wooden door at Langver­wagt per­fectly fits the Se­cret Gar­den theme.

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Fill pas­try cups with fresh sea­sonal fruits for re­fresh­ing, eye-catch­ing ap­pe­tiz­ers.

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