When you grow up near woodlands there always seems to be a little magic in the air; of sunlight dancing through the leaves,the humming of beetles and singing of birds in the background. Growing up near the Knysna forest some of my weekends were spent exploring the woodlands on a friend’s farm and it always made me love stories of Forest Fairies and Wood Nymphs.
Inspired by these childhood memories; I traveled back to my home town early last year. In collaboration with some local talent we brought to life a Bridal Look Book inspired by these childhood daydreams.
Cover image edited by Grethe Rosseaux
Sylvia from Yes! Exclusive Weddings & Events is responsible for all the amazingly beautiful floral and decor design items you’ll see in this post. That headpiece was love at first sight for me…majestic in every way and fit for a fairy queen sitting on her moss covered throne.
The enthralling designs of these Anna Georgina dresses were a perfect choice to add a regal elegance to our styling for this look book. The detailed floral appliques and attention to detail of how the fabric flows when you move , is what enchants me every time I see one of their designs. The surprise detail of subtle twinkles beneath tulle skirt is definitely the way to add an graceful sparkle to your wedding day.
The artistry of making something beautiful even more beautiful is no small feat. Wilna Allpass as usual delighted the eye by creating two dramatic high impact bridal make up looks for our models to compliment the colours and striking effect we envisioned for this look book.
Location , Location, Location !!! None of this could have come together as beautifully as it did without the hospitality and splendid scenery of Bosky Dell Farm in Plettenberg Bay, my home town.
WHO MADE IT HAPPEN:
Models : Farren & Nadine from Ace Models Mossel Bay
Hair & Make Up by Wilna Allpass
Dresses by Anna Georgina
Floral Design & Decor by Sylvia from Yes! Exclusive Events
Cake By Lisa Jerling’s Cakes
Venue: The Rose Pavilion at Bosky Dell Farm
A big thank you to my great friend, Angelique Smith, for helping out on the day and roadtripping to our respective home towns of Knysna & Plettenberg Bay .