Isn’t Annemie a lovely bride? Wait till you see the beautiful details from her reception below…

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Guest were encouraged to write
messages and tips for the bridal couple on postcards designed and printed
by Elsje Designs.  Elsje also designed and printed a table seating
banner, which was displayed on the veranda when the guests enjoyed pre-dinner

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As the couple loves all things
arty, they wanted to inspire guests to be creative too, and put together
sets of brushes, modern perspex rulers engraved with a special message,
and minituare artist’s canvas panels – all tied together with a stripy
stitched ribbon and a linen napkin for dinner, hand-made especially
to match the look of the, wedding by the mother of the bride.

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In the months leading up to
the wedding, Annemie and her mom sourced and collected old books and
pretty objects, and arranged these under glass bell jars, with tiny
lush potted plants supplied by Okasie in Stellenbosch.  Each table
had a completely different look, with Alwyn also picking a variety of
very interesting botanicals, which were informally styled in tall art
deco-style vases.  Table number words were lazer-cut from white
vinyl, and guests loved the minituare artist’s mannequins placed all
around the venue in fun poses!


A festive feeling was created
with printed flags, strung onto colourful ribbons.


For dessert, alongside the
traditional favourites like decadent chocolate brownies and strawberry
pavlova, a sweets counter was set up with all kinds of traditional South
African favourites displayed in large glass jars.  Guests enjoyed
candy floss, old-fashioned lollipop swirls, and various other treats,
and could also take candies home in little white sandwich bags with
wooden clothes pegs to close.

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Thank you again, Annemie and Lizelle, for sharing these amazing images with us!


Photographer: Lizelle Lotter

Flowers: Okasie

Stationery: Elsje Designs

Wedding Gown: Lunar Clothing

Bridal make-up: Marni Make-up

Bridal hair: Le Hair Lounge

Layered order of service booklet,
from R40 each, Elsje Designs

Table number words, from R10
each, Elsje Designs

Guestbook postcards, R8 each,
Elsje Designs

Menu card, R8 each, Elsje Designs

Printed paper banner, R300
per meter, Elsje Designs

Wooden artist’s mannequins
(20cm tall), R80 each, Gifts4Guests

Artist’s brushes, from R4
each, Gifts4Guests

15cm black perspex ruler with
engraving, R18 each, Gifts4Guests

Colourful lollipop swirls,
from R10 each, Gifts4Guests

Ornate printed paper tags with
ribbon, R12 each, Elsje Designs

Printed paper flags, from R10
each, Elsje Designs


Comments (13)

Myra7 | Reply

The hodge podge of details are so fun. They did a great job.

Anon | Reply

I love the little guys. Never seen those before at a wedding.

Daniella | Reply

Garlands are so fun and I love how they have a printed on instead of it being made out of fabric. Love Love Love it!

Shelly | Reply

I want to know about the bridesmaids too. Pretty wedding though.

Jen@GreenWeddingShoes | Reply

Gorgeous details! Love the printed pieces also. Thanks for sharing this!!

Sara Gray | Reply

I love all the personal touches throughout this wedding. Thanks for sharing!

Janine | Reply

Where did she get those gorgeous bridesmaid dresses? So elegant and wearable!

Carolyn of Serendipity & Spark | Reply

AMAZING! I am desperate to find out where the dresses are from!! Help :)

jessica | Reply

I’m seriously on pins and needles to hear about those bridesmaids dresses!

joan | Reply

so did anyone find out where the bridesmaid dresses are from!?! i love them

Rachael | Reply

Please let us know about the BM dresses!!!! Somebody must know where they are from!!!!!

cori | Reply

The bridesmaid dresses are so beautiful… as read below on part one of this wedding Annemie’s mother handmaid these gorgeous dresses!!! What a talented mom! She should make this a perfection… these dresses would fly off of the shelf! Truly a masterpiece.. Thank you for sharing Bonnie!