“No-one can whistle a symphony…it takes an entire orchestra to play it!”H.E Luccock
I am telling you, it felt like the most beautiful melody known to man was being sung as I scrolled through the images of our LE BLANC styled shoot we did a few weeks back. When creatives come together, magic happens. There is no doubt about that. This is the epitome of a neutral wedding style with touches of soft romance.
This shoot has been a dream of mine for years, and at a ladies catch up lunch (aka gin lunch) I brought it up and true to her gloriously infectious energy, Elli squealed excitedly and convinced us in about 3 seconds flat that it’s time to do it. Stop thinking. Start doing. We knew exactly who we wanted to be a part of it, so we immediately got on our phones and dialled. They all said yes. Of course they did, they are all amazing people and they too needed an outlet for their talents and some FUN after a tough year!
Covid was rough on all of us. We were tired, depleted and still reeling from the effects of what has happened the past year. We all needed an injection of creativity. We needed to recharge with each other and create something magical and we needed to put that magic out there. That’s how it works for us…we have this vision inside and it needs to get out into the world. We want to show it to you. To anyone who appreciates it and can connect with its beauty. That’s what makes us happy…to create beauty and make you smile.
So here it is…our little project that brought us so much joy. It is glorious in its’ simplicity; it sings that minimalistic tune and feels romantic and feminine at the same time. The colours brought us peace and tranquillity and the origami cranes transported us to another world. What a day!
MODE created the styling vision for the shoot and sat with each talented artist to bring to the shoot what they feel would complement this neutral wedding style. We styled the table using natural colours and layered it with texture using linens, ribbed glass, ceramics and white concrete. We wanted this to evoke calm and romance and a feeling of space and stillness as you sit and enjoy the meal with friends.
FLORISTRY STUDIO created the most incredible floral arrangement for the table that played with the neutrals and textures beautifully, emanating romance in spades! The bridal bouquet was a show stopper that included different shades of white and dried floral pods to add a layer of texture that brought it all to life in the most spectacular way.
EVERBE WEDDING VENUE allowed us to use their gorgeous venue for this day. Their industrial French windows and sweeping staircases, along with the romantic balcony that reminds us of Romeo and Juliet days, was the perfect setting for whimsical photos.
CLAREECE SMIT is an incredible photographer that has a magical eye for detail. Watching her quietly move and place and shoot was like watching a ballet performance at Teatro alla Scala! It is so wonderful to receive images from her that was exactly how we had envisioned the outcome to be. How happy she made us all!
TURQUOISE SQUIRREL PATISSERIE (Elli) is known for her incredible bespoke cakes and confections. She has truly been wacked with the magic stick! Her mind is an incredible smorgasbord of inventive ideas and it shows so wonderfully in what she creates. Take a closer look at this cake creation and you will see that it is layered with what looks like a veil of fabric covering hidden geo diamonds and touched here and there with origami cranes! MIND. BLOWN.
ORIGAMI ZOO brought his creative energy to the day by lovingly folding the most gorgeous cranes in shades of white for us to hang! The whimsical effect that his origami brought was again, sheer magic and elevated the scene magnificently. His attention to detail is incredible and I cannot wait to work with him again!
MOI NOI DESIGNS brought us beautiful stationery using these natural tones to compliment the neutral wedding style. It was trendy and modern but the incredible texture of the paper and the torn edges made it whimsical and romantic. Her special touch of adding the meaning of each guest name was that something extra we just loved!
DENE ODENDAAL COUTURE created a spectacularly romantic dress, a super soft tulle skirt that moved so wonderfully with every step. The demure transparency of the skirt slightly revealing the elegant bodice in stretch satin with those lovely frill details, and the detachable tulle sleeves, made this dress so interesting to look at from every angle!
PRIVATE M COLLECTION is one of my favourite makeup artists and her work at bringing out the beauty in models (and brides) is incredible. Her work is truly flawless and her passion for what she does oozes out of every pore as she lovingly sits and creates magic!
TIMELESS MAKEUP ARTISTRY is a loving soul that pays so much attention to the hair style she is creating! Her attention to detail that doesn’t fade, even when shooting begins, is something to admire and be grateful for, as she’s always making sure everything is just perfect!
REINETTE POTGIETER was our model and we could not have asked for a more perfect fit in every way. She exuded grace and elegance in such a wonderful manner, and brought not only the dress to life, but captured the vibe of our shoot perfectly!
We all hope you gain inspiration from what we created. That is why we do what we do. And if you want to chat to us, get in touch! We’d love to hear from you! Click here to get started on your planning journey using this neutral wedding style!
MODE – PLANNING & STYLING
TIMLESS MAKEUP ARTISTRY ~ HAIR STYLIST @timelessmakeupartistry
MOI NOI DESIGNS ~ STATIONERY @moinoidesigns
ORIGAMI ZOO ~ ORIGAMI @origami.zoo
MODEL MODEL ~ @rei_reinette