We have always dreamed of doing a styled shoot in Natal's Midlands and after being invited to do so by Cranford Country Lodge, we jumped at the opportunity!
Not sure what to expect, we went in with an open mind and called up a few of KZN's finest wedding service providers; the end result was absolutely incredible!
On hair and makeup, we had Candice Matthee - she's an absolute genius with a makeup brush and made our models even more gorgeous than they already are. Have a look at her work below and you'll know exactly what we're talking about...
Lauren Batchelor provided us with the most exquisite jewellery. Her designs are absolutely perfect and we believe that every lady should own their own piece of work from Lauren's stunning collection!
Let's face it, life is better with cake! When we started putting together ideas for this shoot, we wanted someone on board who is passionate about baking and creates absolute masterpieces - we found that someone in Taryn from Smith's Bakeshop.
Taryn was such a pleasure to work with and also had the most adorable little helper! The cakes were absolutely beautiful on the eye and we were happy to have everyone sit together after the shoot and enjoy a slice (or two)!
A very wise woman once said, "A lady should be two things: Classy and Fabulous", and we've managed to get the perfect combination with a little help from Sposabella.
Not only are their gowns absolutely beautiful, brides are also guaranteed to get exceptional service from the Sposabella team! Find the perfect bridal gown, bridesmaids dresses and accessories at this KZN based boutique.
Simplicity is key and we'd like to thank Carolyn and Maxine from Adore Weddings for bringing our floral dreams to life! Not only did they manage to exceed our expectations with the floral arrangements, they also braved the wet weather and created some beautiful outdoor arrangements, which we absolutely loved!
This shoot would definitely not have been possible without Tanya Jacobs Photography who captured all these incredible moments so perfectly! We loved working with Tanya and couldn't have chosen someone more perfect for the job!
We'd also like to extend a huge thank you to the dream team at Beyond Measure for putting together a stunning video, which we are so proud of! Watch all our behind the scenes footage below...
A special thank you needs to go to our incredible couple - The Frank's! These two lovebirds were amazing to work with and we cannot thank you enough for making a success out of our shoot.
And lastly, none of this would have been possible without the incredible team at Cranford Country Lodge! The stunning chapel, various reception venues and beautiful stable with character-filled horses makes this venue the perfect spot for a true Midlands wedding venue.
In true Midlands fashion, the weather was unpredictable and we'd like to thank each and everyone for braving the sun, rain, lightning and thunder! It all came together beautifully and our hearts couldn't be happier!
Venue: Cranford County Lodge
Photographer: Tanya Jacobs Photography
Videographer: Beyond Measure
Models: La'Von and Riaan Frank
Hair & Makeup: Blush Makeup Agency
Cake: Smith's Bakeshop
Flowers: Adore Weddings
Jewellery: Lauren Batchelor
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