On a cold winters day like today, let us whisk you away to the warmth of summer! We are featuring one of our own styled sessions we did a couple of years ago. We teamed up with amazing and creative vendors who created this Italian inspired styled session. This shoot was featured on South Bound Bride Blog.

When thinking of Italy it is impossible not to think of a big table surrounded by friends and family enjoying delicious Italian food and wine. The venue for our Italian shoot was at the homestead of the Mori family. One of the many products from Casa Mori Cucina is the artichokes that are grown and enjoyed each year at the annual artichoke festival.

For an afternoon they welcomed us into their home and we had an amazing time creating the Tuscan Romance styled shoot together with some of our 2014 participants. Claire Courtney Clark was the photographer of the day and she captured the stunning pictures for the shoot. “Non si vive di solo pane” – One does not live by bread alone. We took this Italian proverb to heart and created a spread for the table with a variety of meats, breads and olives. We also had a summer cocktail that we made, together with some wine and olive oils made by the Mori family.

The beautiful table was styled and designed by Flowers in the Foyer. Alida and Hermien tell us more about their inspiration: “Our colour scheme for the Italian setting included a selection of buttery to mustard yellows, dove blues, charcoal with brown tones, pale pink and coral. Olive branches plaited into a trailing wreath hung above the table with soft fabric. Floral arrangements in a selection of antique containers include amarylis, Augusta Louise roses, viburnum opulis, helebore, orange brandy roses, candlelight roses, peonies, lisianthis, plectrantis and other magical garden flowers. Wooden slices,crocheted doilies, and artichoke candles were arranged with plates of Italian delicacies for the feast to come.”

Our bride and groom for the day was Este and Lourens, from the The Bottomless Coffee Band. Este wore the beautiful creations from Janita Toerien. Her make-up was done by Vixen Art Make-up and her hair by Minke du Plessis Make-up and Hair.


Concept & co-ordination | TopVendor Wedding Awards
Venue | Casa Mori Cucina
Photography | Claire Courtney Clark
Concept, flowers, decor & styling |Flowers in the Foyer
Makeup | Vixen Art Makeup
Hair | Minke du Plessis Makeup & Hair
Hiring | Ten of Cups
Bridal gowns |Janita Toerien
Models | Este and Lourens from the Bottomless Coffee Band

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