Wedding food trends for 2018

Planning a wedding isn’t a small task by any means… from selecting a venue to choosing flowers, booking entertainment and finding the right photographer to capture it all! Then, on top of everything, you are asked to select a menu for all your guests to enjoy. Crafting your menu can be intimidating at first, but […]

Easy winter wedding planning

Maybe some of you are busy getting ready for autumn—aka the time of scarves, football (or so I’m told), and pumpkin spice all over the place—but for me winter is everything. Given that, it’s probably not a surprise that I am a big fan of the off-season winter wedding. I find winter sunsets to be […]

Bride of the year entry

Olivia & Richard tied the know at Shamrock Chapel & Belle Vue in December 2017. Olivia writes: I have decided to enter Bride of the year 2017 . I don’t think I’ve ever entered a competition before so we’ll see what happens! Competition ends 28 February, so not much time left to vote, but if […]

The Bowtie

The bow tie originated among Croatian mercenaries during the Thirty Year war of the 17th century: the Croat mercenaries used a scarf around the neck to hold together the opening of their shirts. This was soon adopted (under the name cravat, derived from the French for “Croat”) by the upper classes in France, then a […]

Tips for having a stylish wedding on a budget – Blogpost 2

Find our tips for having a stylish wedding on a budget (Blogpost 1) here. 6. GO ELECTRONIC You can save quite a bit by sending out e-invites and save-the-dates at a fraction of the cost of printed stationery. If you are worried that it might not work with some of the older guests, then simply […]

Tips for having a stylish wedding on a budget – Blogpost 1

We all want a dream wedding.  Unfortunately weddings can become very expensive events. If you would rather save some money for your dream holiday, or first home, here are our tips for having a stylish wedding on a budget. 1. PRIORITISE Instead of trying to save on every little thing, choose three items/areas that you […]

Cape venue refuses gay wedding

Beloftebos wedding venue near Stanford in the Western Cape refused to host a wedding of a same-sex couple on grounds of their sexual orientation. According to HuffPost SA, Alex Thorne (29) says:  “A few days ago, I emailed Beloftebos to enquire about dates, as my girlfriend and I are thinking about taking the next step.  […]

Hot Winter Specials for 2018

Winter does not have to be a cold affair. Imagine a cosy chapel overlooking a misty valley from top of a mountain.  Imagine a rustic venue with earthy tones and candlelight.  Imagine fire pits where the fires are burning high and your friends standing with a glass of red wine.  Imagine it being your special […]