During Autumn brides will
love the rich scents and vibrant smells. During the Autumn months Brides
will discover that this season has become increasingly popular due to
the variety of flowers available.
Below is a list of flowers one can find in Autumn for your wedding bouquets:
If your Wedding falls during the spring period, you will discover you are exceptionally lucky with choices. Our spring months are colourful and pretty and with a variety of flower choices you can pick and choose. Below is a list of Spring flowers found in South Africa:
Agapanthus Alstromeria or Inca lily Amaranthus Amaryllis lilies Alium Alstromeria (or inca lilies) Amaranthus Anthuriums Artichokes Arums – coloured varieties and still some white in early summer Asclepia or Melkbos Asiatic lilies – also called Umbelatum lilies or some people call them day lilies or tiger lilies, which they closely resemble, but are not Astrantia Banksia Bupleurem or Cat’s eyes Brunia (dark green variety, not the grey, some grey in early summer) Carnations – large and mini’s Carthumus Celosia or cocks comb Chinese or summer asters Chinks or Chincherinchees Chrysanthemums – large singles and sprays Craspedia or Knobkierries Crocosmia (late December through January) Dahlias (late summer) and limited areas and availability Delphiniums (early summer) Dendrobium orchids (generally on import) Dianthus or Sweet William Eremurus Equisetum or snake grass Eucomis or pineapple lily (December/January) Fountain grass Gerberas – large and mini Gladiolus Godetia Golden rod or Solidago Gomphrena Gypsophila or Babies breath Heliconia Hydrangea (late summer, although some of the deeper colours and pure white may still only available via import) Hypericum berries Kalanchoe Kale (early summer) Kangaroo paw (sporadic supply & limited colours) Lace flower (Queen Anne’s lace) Larkspurs (early summer) Latifolia/Limonium Leucodendron (fynbos, but it gets more scarce as the summer gets hotter) Liatris Lisianthus – get more abundant as the summer matures Lysimachia Melkbos or asclepia Monte casino or Michaelmas daisy Nerines (late summer) Oncidium orchids Oriental lilies – casablancas, white and stargazers, shades of pink and pink/white(some people mistakenly call these St Joseph lilies) Peonies (end of October till early November only) Phalaenopsis orchids Pin cushions (early summer) Proteas (some varieties, but king proteas are more scarce in summer) Roses & cluster roses Scabiosa Sea holly or eryngium Sedum Snapdragons Statice Stocks (early summer) St Joseph lilies Sunflowers Tuberoses Rudbekia Veronica Wax flower (early summer still available) Waratah proteas (early summer for a limited period)
Do you dear getting married in winter due to the winter
bouquet planning? Stress no more! Winter flowers in South Africa are
just as beautiful as any other season flowers.
Below is a list of flowers found in South Africa which can be used in your Bouquet:
Unsure of your wedding shoe option? Prefer flats opposed to heals?
With a variety of ideas we have selected 5 perfect choices for you:
DIY: A simple and personal touch is always special so glam up your own trainers with a variety of beads, felt tip pen decor, glue your own lace…make it your own.Artsy: With a variety of vendors with different fashion trends you will discover those whom offer to create artsy artwork which they design and apply to your trainers.Colourful: Select a pair of trainers similar to the colour of you wedding which also looks amazing in pics.Lacey: Add some lace to your trainers on the side or purchase a pair of trainers with a Lacey effect.Plain and Simple: The simple choice would be to purchase a white pair of trainers to go under the dress which can be kept plain and simple.
Times gave changed and traditions have come and gone.
Brides no longer need to feel the pressure of wearing ball gowns or
wedding dresses. One of the latest fashionable trends would include a
variety of jump suits which could be worn plain or have dashes of
sequence, beads or diamanté for that extra elegant touch. Unsure
of the choice as a wedding dr as sounds so traditional and one every
little girl dreams of when growing up? Consider wearing a traditional
gown during the ceremony and have a second outfit in the form of a jump
suit for the reception.
With a variety of styles and options regards to wedding dresses, an extra nice touch can be by adding a wedding Cape which offers you some great benefits.
Summer spring autumn or winter, there is no telling how hot or cold you will be abs it’s more classy to have a matching Cape instead of making use of your groom to be suit jacket. One of the perks of wearing a wedding Cape could be handy when having a Christian wedding where one could keep revealing parts closed. Another great benefit is surprising guests at the reception with what is under the cape which is almost as good as having an extra dress. If you are going for a plain silky or furry Cape you could keep this for future elegant events including classy nights our.
With our advise in Hollywood dresses we need to confess that these days the shapes and wedding dress lines do all the talking. Looking for a dress that you can accessorize without creating a “too busy” effect then the Hollywood style is for you.
The Hollywood style isn’t naturally plain and simple however the style and flow of dress can be lulled down or perked up.
You can choose from a plain and slick dress with desirable curves, or you can opt for the curvy dress with dashes of sparkle by adding sequence, beads and diamanté.
As exciting as it might be to receive gifts Fulton the
wedding guests, you always stand the chance of receiving double gifts or
colours and gifts that do not exactly go with your style. Instead you
could ask guests for money but in away that doesn’t come across too
Believe are a few cute quotes you could add to your invitations.
As we’ve lived together a year or two, We really don’t need anything new. But if you were thinking of getting us a small wedding gift, Some money for our future wouldn’t go amiss.
We’re tying the knot and we just can’t wait, We knew it would happen on our very first date. As we’ve got our home dressed up with accessories, We don’t really think that a wedding gift list is necessary. But if you did want to give something to help us on our way, Some money in a card would truly make our day
We haven’t included a gift list in our invite, As we have everything — it just wasn’t right… To ask for more things for the life we lead, When a reliable new car is just what we need! If you were thinking of a gift for us to start our married life, some money would make us a very happy husband and wife!
As we’re getting married we thought it would be fun, To move into a brand new home — we need to get it done. As wedding gifts are bulky and we’re a little short on space, Some money would be the ideal gift to help us buy our place!
We’ll soon be saying ‘I Do’, And for a gift, if you haven’t got a clue, Then we’d really love some cash, So that for our home we can splash, Out on a cosy new bed for two!
We’ve just moved home and have filled it with stuff, From books to sofas, we’ve certainly got enough! Instead of more wine glasses, we’d really love some cash, So that we can book a perfect honeymoon and head off in a dash. A romantic beach break would really do the trick, As soon as we can afford it, we’ll be on that plane quick!
We can’t wait to spend our wedding day with you, We’ve been planning hard and spending money for a good year or two. As we’re keen to start our married life in style, An amazing honeymoon would really make us smile. Instead of a gift list from a high street shop, We’d really love some money so on a beach we can flop! Your financial donation would truly mean a lot, So thank you for contributing to our honeymoon pot!
In order to make our dreams come true, We’d love to go on a honeymoon for a week or two. Instead of a dinner set, a vase or a bowl, A financial contribution would make our wedding experience whole. We’ve created a bank account to save our honeymoon money, We really appreciate it, and we can’t wait to go somewhere sunny!
We’ll be husband and wife for the rest of our life,
In our little home made for two.
But instead of a vase or a new kitchen knife,
We’d love to fly off to somewhere new.
A week on a beach would suffice and be ideal,
So instead of a gift, your contribution would help to buy us a hotel room or a romantic meal!
Nowadays most couples spend thousands on venue rental for small and large weddings. Consider having your wedding at home indoors or in the garden. The option of an outdoor wedding sounds amazing but always have a back up plan incase if weather upsets such as rain.
Your home could be decorated to match your wedding theme or colours. You could always consider renting a rent or small marquee tent for the garden to add that extra touch of elegance.
You can always opt to request guests with certain talents as opposed to giving wedding gifts.
If any of your guests offer entertainment talents such as belly dancers or comedians, you could ask these guests to entertain others.
Photographer friends or family members could offer photography services instead of a gift which could be more of an honour to the guests as well. Members with catering and baking talents could always assist you with these requirements.
Any dance instructors in your circle… request a simple dance course to aid towards your first dance. Every family or friends circle has a musician which would be excited to perform as your wedding gift.
These simple extras from friend and family could help towards keeping your wedding expenses low.
During your planning you might feel that you want all your family members and friends attending which would feel like the normal things to do, however, you might establish after working through your budget that this might not be the most ideal choice. Each additional guest invited is an extra additional cost which could prevent your Wedding from being the intimate wedding you have in mind.
Do not feel obligated to invite every person under your contact list on your phone or email. Planning your guest list takes a lot of time and great planning and consideration in order to meet your budget.
Close family members and close friends would be the obvious choice. The guests you could consider leaving off the guest list are family and friend members you haven’t spoken to in a year. Ideal guests in order to have an intimate wedding would include direct family, work colleagues with close relationships and an ideal possibility of inviting your employer. Regards to friends ..do not invite Facebook friends you only have an online relationship with, especially friends you have online that you have never met. The smaller the wedding list the more you can spend on other extras to make the wedding more beautiful and elegant.
Brighten your wedding day style by breaking the traditional
white wedding dress code. White wedding dresses will always be classic and
beautiful, however, there is so much more appeal of an unexpected colour hue.
Make a splash and catch the eye of your guests.
Brides with whimsical personalities and are outgoing and fun
loving are falling in love with different coloured wedding dresses, adding
their own individuality and personality
With unique w3edding colours and colourful gowns to match
your wedding theme and colour. Allow your guest to be sprinkled with a dash of
colour. There is a fantastic and wide range of wedding dresses so pick from
styled and based on your own personal colour palette. Be the Bride no one will
ever forget and add a difference to the meaning of traditional weddings.
No need to make an entire statement. You can add soft pastel
colours to your dress in forms of adding a touch of colour to the veil, or you
can add some colour to the beads and crystals including the petticoat lining.
From soft pinks to bright and strong colours. Unfortunately, not all colours go
well with different skins colours, so you if you have dark skin you would want
to avoid significantly dark colours and visa versa with light colours.
The meaning of Celestial is anything inspired by the sky,
outer space, starts and astronomy. By adding the Celestial theme to your
wedding means you are able to have midnight blue colours with extra sparkle
ideal for any star obsessed wedding couple.
We have compiled a list of exciting celestial ideas one can
use when incorporating this theme into your wedding day:• Colour
combinations can include midnight blue, gold, silvers and ultraviolet
Star décor across the venue including star balloons, bunting and star and moon centrepieces
Constellation guest book/wedding cake and wedding favours
Crystal and sequence embellishments on the bridal party and the Brides dress, as well as boutonnieres for the men for that extra touch of sparkle.
Sun, star and moon music for the evening. Add a fireworks display for the departure of the wedding couple.
Guest libs, Q&A, games based on horoscopes and general knowledge
Variety of wedding favours based on stars and the moon
With so many choices and combos, you will be giving your
guests an “over the moon” experience.
There is one specific item on your wedding day that can completely
customize the wedding day look, and this would be the bouquet. Instead of
having a plain bunch of flowers, you can have a bouquet that sparkles and adds
shine to your dress, especially with some bouquet jewels.
You can notch up the décor on your bouquet by adding bouquet pins,
creative and colour incorporated holders or even by adding bouquet lights for
later afternoon and evening weddings. Add that extra something that will turn
heads and get everyone talking. The holder is definitely the foundation of
having a stunning bouquet and there are selections of hand-tied holders,
slanted and straight holders which are made for silk or fresh flowers.
If you have had a loss in the family and would like to add them to your
day, you can attach a small picture frame/keyholder frame with their photo
attached inside for sentimental purposes.
Traditionally Brides throw the bouquet during the reception to
potential brides to be, however you no longer have to throw your original
bouquet. You can make a request that your florist makes a replica that can be
smaller which can be thrown in order to keep your original bouquet.
Bohemian weddings are based around the style where you can
incorporate a rustic, natural or vintage theme with an eclectic mix. Your boho
wedding will have a romantic yet soft earthy and natural feeling with stunning
colours consisting of an outdoor effect. With greenery and flowers.
The Wedding Dress should consist of a free and flowing
styled fabric and are generally soft and comfortable and allow you to harmonize
with nature. Select a bouquet choice
filled with greenery to match your dress and theme, with some extra herbs to
add a touch of relaxation such as lavender.
Your hairstyle can be created around a variety of flowers,
greenery with a few brades and soft curls.
When choosing your boho décor, try to stick to natural
elements, wildflower, rugs, fairy lights. Dream catchers always created that
extra boho feeling. You could also consider having teepees around the venue
with swings are arches.
Your boho cake should have a natural and organic look,
simplified with fresh flowers, herbs and fruits.
Your wedding favour options are limitless, especially when
choosing a boho wedding favour as there are endless varieties. From succulents
supplied in pots to handmade dream catchers, including soaps and edibles with
flowers mixed and/or jams.
Traditionally it’s been known that weddings should be
surrounded by flows of whites and pastels, however, modern brides will go crazy
over our all black themed weddings. Add your own personal touch of elegance by
making a bold and dramatic statement.
The wedding outfits:
Your wedding dress can be black or you can have a white
dress and add our own black extras such as black lingerie, shoes and jewellery.
If you decide to go for a black dress, you can add some glimpses of silver and
jewels, or simply go all black. Keep in mind if your bridesmaids are wearing a
black, to ensure they go a different shade of black or have a different style
to ensure the bride stands out.
Once you select this choice, shoes will be no challenge at
all as most shoes in this century are based around darker colours and are
It would be ideal to incorporate a lighter black to ensure
the venue does not look like an underground cult but do not be afraid to stick
to your colour scheme. There are more hues based on black than just one
Below are a few ideas for your all black wedding:
Décor: Napkins, draping, bunting and table runners in black
Flowers: Most florists are able to arrange that certain
flowers are supplied in black with a special dying process, however, you can go
for a different colour flower and add your own black flower décor in your
bouquet or table flowers
Cake: One of the easiest options based on colours would be
the cakes as a wedding cake can be made in any colour, theme or shape. You
would need to ensure you contact a suitable florist to ensure they make the
cake in the exact black colour of choice and one that will not turn grey or
discolour due to weather such as heat.
Wedding Favours: There are endless possibilities when it
comes to wedding favours and almost all favours can be supplied in black e.g.
Chocolates with black custom wrappers, mint treat with black, card tags/wine
labels in black
Dress Code: On your invitation, you can advise guests to wear
all black. This might be confused by some as black is usually worn to funerals,
and some of the older generations may not understand the modern chic look.
Invitations: Instead of having a white invitation as pure,
you can have a black background with white /silver writing.
There is nothing more romantic than being surrounded by a heart wedding theme. It’s a reminder of the love you have for your partner to be.
There are so many ideas when it comes to planning a wedding
surrounded by a heart theme, and the best colours to match this theme are red
and white. You can always coordinate other colours such as gold and silvers,
but there is no limit as to which colours can be used as the heart shape will
match any colour theme.
We have compiled some ideas to incorporate your heart themed
From top to bottom, you can add hearts to your hair,
earrings, necklace, lingerie and even simple heart beads on your wedding dress
or shoes can add that simple touch.
In terms of décor, you can have hearts hanging from the
ceiling, have centerpieces based around hearts and finish your able off with a
stunning heart napkin, name tags and even a touch of heart confetti can be
sprinkled around the table.
Wedding favours will add to your heart themed wedding, from
heart chocolates to heart thank you cards.
We have the answer. How about offering your fellow Best Man or Groomsman a gift they can treasure thought years to come, and one that could be used on the day, you tie the knot with your future Bride. With a variety of custom sock options, form socks with images to socks with wording. You have no idea how useful one pair of socks can be when given as a gift to symbolize friendship and memories.
Superhero Socks, show your Best Man and Groomsman how you see them in the superhero world! Or provide a simplified pair of socks with a branding of your choice, from names of the Best man or Groom or Symbols as some memorabilia to your wedding dates. We have a wide selection of choices that can provide you with the perfect symbolic gift. Visit our online store to find the suitable pair of socks, to show just how much you care.