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Casa Labia Venue Styled Editorial – Rene H Couture

Built in 1929 to reflect the spirit of 18th century Venice, Casa Labia Venue was the perfect place for a beautiful & authentically Rococo styled editorial envisioned by Rene from Rene H Couture. When Rene and I met we quickly started chatting about fashion and soon realised both of us have a passion for the Rococo era, from there the concept grew.

“Rococo (/rəˈkk/ or /rkəˈk/), less commonly roccoco, or “Late Baroque“, is an exceptionally ornamental and theatrical style of decoration which combines asymmetry, scrolling curves, gilding, white and pastel colors, sculpted molding, and trompe l’oeil frescoes to create the illusions of surprise, motion and drama. It first appeared in France and Italy in the 1730s and spread to Central Europe in the 1750s and 1760s.[1][2][3] It is often described as the final expression of the Baroque movement. ” ~ Source : Wikipedia


Being an ever romantic my interest in this era started at a young age. Fascinated by history and being an avid reader, I loved exploring this period in time. Filled with so much glamour and opulence, but also so much heartbreak and suffering.  A standout figure of this time is of course; Marie Antoinette, the young French queen beheaded by a nation because of her extravagance.

A tragical and controversial figure in history she was known to have said many a famous quote.  Most seem to be pure gossip and falsified propaganda. However one of my favourite quotes attributed to her is :

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.


Casa Labia

With the building of Casa Labia and wanting to be authentic in style to the era; all the interior fittings – the furniture, chandeliers, mirrors, ceiling panels and wall fabrics – were imported from Venice.  






The Dream Team

 Venue Casa Labia
Dresses by Rene H Couture
Hair & Make Up by Mana Bosch 
Cake By Delana’s Cake
Accessories & Shoes from LilyBlue 


Denise van der walt

 Zandri de Koker

Tyler Miller





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