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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Wedding Fever @ Solomon Street

I have been missing for a while, I know.....with good cause! There has been quite a bit to celebrate at my home during the month of April......firstly, my children were home for Easter and then my young neighbours celebrated their beautiful wedding on the outskirts of our city.....The Plantation Venue.....and what an exquisite venue this is......

The Terblanches' were lucky to have a reunion of their own as the two lovebirds have been part of our lives for nearly a decade being friends of my son and nephew....so we were very much involved and we got to have all our children together for a very long weekend of love and laughter.

The theme of the wedding was purple which is very fashionable here at the moment and the bridal couple looked stunning.....to coin a phrase from my son, Wesley,......they "cleaned up" exceptionally well!

Stacey must be the most organised bride I have yet to meet.....as she had stamped her own unique ideas by deciding on all the decor, her bridal bouquet had to include irises, the colour scheme had to be a specific shade of purple and having her own "blue book".....a dream bride for anyone to work with.....I particularly enjoyed going along with her to see the bridal gown she had chosen.

Enjoy!


Detail of the bridal bouquet.......




Bridesmaids' posies........



 Corsages and buttonholes




The exquisite chapel at the Plantation in all its splendour........



 for the pews of the church......




My statement.....



The radiant bride....



The train detail of her dress.....



on either side of  the steps of the church we had these arrangements in cement urns......





 Waiting to escort them to their photo shoot.....



Just loved these hearts filled with stones and doted along the pathway to the reception venue....


 The banqueting room.....


the main table....call me a stickler for the traditional.....but truly my style......


the guest tables......in shades of deep purple and lilac.....





The sweetie table......and guests favours......





fresh lemon syrup that I had made that morning (the recipe is on my side bar)








Stacey had her cake made by a local baker but designed the lovebirds and heart herself.....





I particularly loved these shots of the couple......


this one below shows off the bridal bouquet from the side

(photo credits from the family)






 And now, forgive me while I indulge my own family and add a few of all of us......










I loved the idea of a photo booth......go to www.booth.co.za




What a beautiful day!
Thank you Steven and Stacey

See you soon!
Shel


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15 comments:

  1. Such a precious occasion, I love all the details!

    My Pink, have a great weekend!

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  2. Wow..and what beautiful people..Everyone radiating joy!
    I love the chapel..:) the reception..all the pretty faces..And honestly I've never seen a lavender and white wedding and I think it's great.
    You're so beautiful:)
    That FRIENDS pic is so cute!

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  3. Shel you are just SO talented. Your daughters-in-law-to-be are very blessed, as am I <3

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  4. I love all the touches of pink & purple!

    Happy pink Saturday, Happy Derby Day and ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

    Please stop by and enter my celebrate spring/moms giveaway.

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  5. I see you elegant eye for design throughout this glorious wedding. Thanks for inviting us to this beautiful celebration. Cherry Kay

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  6. Just beautiful. Love the colors and the flowers are amazing. Dianne

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  7. What an exquisite wedding! I haven't ever seen irises in a bouquet before and they are just lovely! I haven't seen color in a train before either and it was stunning and also along the top of the bodice. What a beautiful church and the shabby chic pews made for great photos. It was so fun to see everything and all of the fun little details. I feel lucky to have been able to have a peek!

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  8. Gorgeous Wedding! I love the wedding dress for it is so unique with the train and bodice embroidered detailing. The couple had a beautful wedding place for the occasion. The photos are stunning and they will have wonderful memories.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Pam

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  9. It looks like a wonderful, whimsy filled lovely day. Prefect! :) thank you for sharing it, I am still smiling.

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  10. Hi Shel,
    What a gorgeous wedding and a gorgeous couple! The main table is just stunning! Gorgeous flowers! How lovely everything is! A perfect day for the newly weds! Thanks so much for sharing these fabulous images and have a wonderful day.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  11. Oh how wonderful!! what a lovely wedding!! and so enjoyed the photos!!
    mary x

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  12. @ Monique: that must have been the most amazing little open- air chapel....you would have loved to be there with me!
    Whilst setting up the flowers, I had to chase away numerous monkeys and my biggest nightmare was the thought of arriving later for the ceremony and finding they had eaten the flowers!
    Only in Africa!!

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  13. Pretty details, lovely photos...what joy to share the celebration :)

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  15. Such a very inspiring wedding theme! I love the decorations that were set on this wedding. It seems that everybody did enjoy the event co'z I'v seen a lot of people with a wide smiles on their face. Every details were also captured perfectly. Amazing!

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