the art of a colourful wedding
I met Heleen through a mutual friend, and from the first moment I just knew this was going to be a spectacular adventure!
Heleen is a kind hearted, creative soul, with insanely gorgeous red hair and a classy, elegant and vibrant dress sense. Her design ideas for her wedding day were incredible and we were beyond thrilled to be asked to create this colourful wedding day with them!
Colour upon colour, print upon print, this was one intensely bold styling choice and I LOVED IT!
Remember, as I always say, if you keep true to who you are and curate your day around your needs and what you love, it will be a raging success!
If you ever need proof of that…look at this incredible colourful wedding day.
go wild she says!
I had to have a giggle when we were setting up and Heleen’s sister (another gorgeous red head) came in and said to us “Heleen will love it, don’t be scared, go wild!”
Going wild was one thing, but to really pull off something so daring you need to experiment over and over to ensure that it looks tastefully and elegantly done and not just a scramble of colour thrown together.
Heleen had several beautiful linen pieces made for us to use as the table covering. Every piece was unique and bold, and it took us 2 hours to get the linen combinations correct! The end result was perfection.
bring me blooms!
When creating the floral palette, Heleen just wanted tons of colour and gorgeous floral pieces, so that is what we gave her! Red, pink, yellow, green, purple, fuscia, orange, mauve, blush…you name it and we brought it! A colourful wedding indeed…
Because we had so much bold print and colour going on, I decided to break it with the blue and white delft vases and ginger jars. This helped your eye take in what was going on on the table, and above with the florals much better.
Look how incredible the colours of her bridal bouquets were! Striking!
It’s no secret that the venue, Smitsfield (a favourite for sure), is stunning with its minimalist beauty, incredible colour palette and rich scenery. But to pair the textures of the venue with the textures we used on the table, resulted in a magical tablescape and atmosphere the entire wedding day!
I will always treasure Heleen & Charl and their trust in me to create this incredible day with them!
To view more of their wedding day click here.