Flowers on the chair, in the air, in the hair & everywhere!

As my Mamma always says, ” Flowers make a wedding”. They make a wedding, but they also make a party and can make any room smile. In this Inspire Blog I have gathered some romantic and pretty images of fabulous flower arrangements, from dark pinks to oranges, perky yellows and gorgeous greens.

Plants and greenery are playing a huge part in the making up of bouquets or table arrangements. The more natural and effortless the look, the more lovely I find it tends to turn out. Eucalyptus is always a best friend you should keep close when trying to put together such arrangement’s. Enjoy these inspiring images I’ve gathered of gorgeous flowers in different settings.

Happy Spring!

 

Industrial Inspire

A huge trend at the moment is a move away from the traditional venue choices for parties or weddings and more of a shift towards industrial spaces. My favourite two industrial spaces utilized in Cape Town are Colourbox Studios and Blue Bird Garage Market. A few years ago it would of been unspeakable but these days being inventive and showing how you use the space for a party counts. A great use of a space with an industrial feel is of course weddings. The pretty and delicate matched up against the grunge metal, exposed brickwork and concrete surfaces has such a huge and beautiful impact once all the elements are put together.

Speaking of which, most industrial spaces can be quite large and intimidating when considering having a party or wedding there. A top tip would be to go bold or be prepared to have your decor dwarfed as big impact is the best way to impress your guests. In large industrial spaces with double volume ceilings its recommended to go for statement elements such as ceiling or wall draping, chandeliers, naked string bulbs, large letter lights, big lanterns or table centre pieces which give height. Make use of those wooden and metal ceiling trusses by hanging cascading greenery or floral arrangements from them. Creating different zones across the space is also a great way to maximize the entire space especially for parties. A few examples would be a cocktail area, lounge, seated dinning area and dance floor. When the guests arrive and see where the event or wedding is first impressions will no doubt be skeptical, but one thing is for sure, your guests will definitely be blown away upon entry and shown that industrial can be inspiring too.

 

Dare to be Different

I must say, I could wear wedding dresses all day if I had the opportunity to do so.

I could literally sit and go through bridal gown images on Pinterest for hours. “Say Yes to the Dress” is something that can be watched on repeat with my Mom for days. Lets face it, it’s a process selecting the most important dress you are ever going to wear. From anxiety to, “do my arms or bum look big in this dress”, to a judgmental tag along panel who without hesitation tell you how that sweetheart neckline just does not suite you. Every bride wants to show who she is as a women and this is reflected in what she chooses as her wedding dress.

So why not dare to be different. Traditional is lovely and can be classic, but sometimes out of the box can be simply gorgeous! Have a look at these breath taking gowns that don’t follow the rules…who needs rules anyway, make up your own ladies.