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Whimsical Winter Brides

The SA Weddings team, together with some amazing wedding industry professionals put together a styled shoot for the winter bride.

There’s something incredibly special, glamourous and sexy about a winter wedding. Rich tones, a roaring fireplace and of course some bold lipstick are only a few of our favourite things that make a winter wedding so unique.

Our goal was to capture all these elements and create some incredible looks to inspire the winter bride. After all, a wise woman once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous” and we’ve managed to create exactly that with our incredible power team!

Hair and Makeup

It’s no secret that we absolutely love working with Efraine van Heerden, the hair and makeup genius behind Evelyn Francis.

Efraine suggested we also get Marle Boltman on board and we can honestly recommend these two ladies – they’re both such a divine team and we were left in awe of how beautiful our models looked!

“Shooting with SA weddings is always a privilege, not only with good style and elegance, but a dream team they are.” – Efraine van Heerden

“Working with SA Weddings felt so comfortable, natural and overall just an inspiring experience. Royal gemstone colors really inspired my bohemian look and created a warm and sensual glam look, which is perfect for winter!” – Marle Boltman

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Decor and Flowers

Wow – we honestly can’t thank A Dream Come True Events' Head Planner and Stylist, Simone Hasselbach enough for the incredible work she pulled off! With very little notice, Simone didn’t hesitate to come on board and contribute to such a fantastic styled shoot.

“A DREAM COME TRUE EVENTS was absolutely thrilled to be on board this shoot with SA Weddings. Drawing inspiration from the brief for warm colours associated with winter, we were able to create two intimate settings that were simple, yet elegant. We took full advantage of the short peony season, included pops of colour with dark blue delphiniums and an abundance of greenery. In combination with the old-world charm of the La Rive guesthouse, the tranquillity of the surrounding gardens and the beautiful setting in Franschhoek made for the perfect shoot on this sunny Winter’s day.” – Simone Hasselbach

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Bridal Wear and Accessories

We have been incredibly privileged to work with Erica and her team from Day 1 of Cathrine’s Bridal Couture launch. When drawing inspiration for this styled shoot, we knew that Cathrine’s Bridal Couture would be our one stop shop for all things beautiful and bridal.

"Thank you for hosting us at this beautiful venue; it was a well chosen in the heart of Franschoek. Cathrine's dresses were handled and treated with so much care and respect by models and staff. Thank you for taking care of our stock! We loved working together with you" – Erica Jordaan

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Behind the Lens

What would a styled shoot be without its beautifully captured photographs? Behind the lens, we had the honour of working with Coba Uys from Coba Photography. Coba has such a talent and eye for capturing the perfect moments – we honestly cannot get enough of her work and we cannot wait to work with this special lady again.

“Working with the SA Weddings team was such a fantastic experience. Everything was so organised and everyone involved was very professional, friendly and helpful. I loved taking the photos for this winter styled shoot! I made sure to keep the photos timeless and capture the natural beauty of the models. And it was easy to do in the beautiful location with gorgeous decor and perfect weather.” – Coba Uys

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The Venue

Last but not least, we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect venue for this styled shoot! Tucked away in sprawling private gardens on 2,5 acres of land, this beautiful villa is situated in the heart of Franschhoek.

The perfect backdrop for any special occasion or fairytale wedding, La Rive will surpass your highest expectations. Read our review on La Rive Villa to find out more about this gem!

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Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine's Bridal Couture

Cathrine’s Bridal Couture is a sophisticated retailer that strives to bring a high-end product to our clients

La Rive Villa

La Rive Villa

The quintessential luxury Cape winelands villa has opened for exclusive-use bookings.

Evelyn Francis

Evelyn Francis

Nothing gives me more satisfaction then making a bride or girl more beautiful then she already is.

A Dream Come True Events

A Dream Come True Events

Bringing dreams to life.

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