Bride and groom kissing at Vondeling vineyard

A Luxe Winter Wedding at a Vineyard

Anja and Charl’s luxe winter wedding at Vondeling vineyard near Cape Town oozes elegance and charm. At the vineyard there is a white fairytale chapel that combines old world charm with modern elegance – such a unique and beautiful place to exchange vows. Anja arrived at the chapel in a 1956 Classic Rover in racing green.

Anja and Charl chose to have a winter wedding. In keeping with the season Anja wore a white wedding dress with the most exquisite detail, including long sheer and lace sleeves, stunning scalloped edge train, eye-catching plunging lace neckline and sexy plunging back. The detail of this dress is so divine. To keep warm Anja wore a cute fur wrap around her shoulders.

Bride and groom kissing at Vondeling vineyard

Anja’s bouquet of beautiful luscious deep burgundy red, white and cream roses framed with eucalyptus contrasted her dress beautifully. Charl wore a complementing buttonhole with a deep red rose and sprig of eucalyptus, and he even matched his tie and socks with the deep burgundy red.

The floral arrangements in the chapel complemented Anja’s bridal blooms, and the reception tablescapes were elegant yet simple. Floral arrangements placed on round mirrors with candles in pretty cut glass votives added to the winter ambiance. Each place setting was laid with a silver charger and glass plate with a napkin wrapped with an elegant laser-cut paper design. The top table for Anja and Charl was set in front of the cosy fire with a long mirror adorned with floral arrangements and candles in tall class candlestick holders.

This vineyard wedding is so elegant and full of winter wedding must-haves. I hope you enjoy looking through these pretty pictures by Michelle Du Toit.

Wedding invitation and jewellery

Scenery around Vondeling vineyard

St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Inside St. Clement's Chapel at Vondeling vineyard

Wedding dress with lace detail

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Bride and groom about to kiss

A Pretty Lavender and Silver Wedding in a Country Pub

Alyx and Cam’s Lincolnshire wedding is full of really lovely little touches which show that you don’t have to have a huge, lavish wedding if that’s not your thing.

Their wedding was a relaxed affair surrounded by their family and friends. Alyx and Cam had their wedding ceremony at Stamford registry office followed by a celebration at The Blue Bell. As their wedding took place in the summer their guests could enjoy the pub’s garden, especially the children (and I’m sure some adults) who had fun playing with bubbles.

The couple chose a lavender and silver wedding colour palette for their styling, and with pops of pink it really looks beautiful. I love the pretty bridal bouquets full of gorgeous summer flowers in lavender, whites and pinks. What makes these bouquets really cute are the little daisies with their vivid yellow centres.

For the tablescape and decor Alyx and Cam kept it simple, with crisp white table linen, potted lavender plants and handwritten luggage tag place names. So much of the wedding details were handmade, including tissue paper balls and flowers, candles in jars and bunting, all co-ordinated in the lavender and silver wedding colour scheme. The wedding cake looks so good, and again they kept it simple and chose a four tier naked cake with berries.

Bride and groom about to kiss

Alyx’s five bridesmaids wore stunning dresses in silvery grey to complement the styling. The mixture of strapless and cold shoulder detailed dresses, each with beaded detailing, looked great together.

The bridesmaid dress colour dresses really made Alyx’s white wedding dress stand out. This dress is incredible! She chose a white satin fit and flare dress with a dazzling intricately beaded neckline and back – the back really is something special!

The groom and his best man wore smart blue suits, Cam with a matching waistcoat, and silver grey ties to coordinate with the bridesmaids. If you’re a tattoo lover, these guys have got some pretty cool ink!

It’s really lovely to see so many children at a wedding, running around and having fun. The flower girls look like they had the most amazing day.

As I mentioned earlier, sometimes less is more. Weddings don’t necessarily have to be all about big blooms and lavish details. I hope you love these pictures by BGS Weddings as much as I do.

Stag head on wall

Wedding dress hanging on door

Wedding bouquets

Bridal bouquet with pink flowers, thistles and daisies

Bridal shoes and brooches on bouquet

Bride pretending to shave armpits

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Bride and groom outside Cooling Castle Barn wedding venue

A Handmade Cooling Castle Barn Wedding with an Italian Vibe

I just know you will fall in love with every detail of Kelly and Luca’s beautiful Cooling Castle Barn wedding. This wedding is so stylish, and if you are looking for inspiration for a castle wedding then look no further! The couple wanted a rustic Italian vibe, and the result is really chic – crisp whites, an abundance of pretty green foliage and pops of copper feature throughout the beautiful styling.

Rustic simplicity and elegance are key. Simple sprigs of rosemary tied with string on the place settings, and copper sequinned table runners with pretty little vases of white flowers create a real wow factor on the tables. There’s also elegant copper calligraphy galore.

Bride and groom outside Cooling Castle Barn wedding venue

Kelly and Luca really thought about the little personal and fun touches to complete their wedding. Each member of their bridal party received a lovely little box filled with little treats, guests received favours in personalised hessian bags, and they even treated their guests to a sweetie buffet and a shot and pimp your Prosecco bar (my kinda wedding!).

When you see these amazing pictures by Michelle Cordner Photography you will see just how much attention to detail Kelly and Luca put into creating their perfect Cooling Castle Barn wedding.

Italian Vibe

“Luca and I wanted our wedding day to represent everything we enjoy and love, and to share it with people we care about. Luca is half Italian so we wanted to introduce an Italian vibe all the way through the wedding, from the food, style, language and even their traditions.

“As soon as we stepped inside Cooling Castle Barn wedding venue we fell in love with the place. Its wooden beams, high ceilings, exposed brick and perfectly kept lawns were exactly what we’d been looking for. It gave our day the relaxed atmosphere we wanted.”

Cooling Castle Barn wedding venue

Wooden wedding welcome sign

Cooling Castle Barn

Wedding dress hanging from banister

Mauve bridesmaid dresses

Bridesmaids opening gift boxes

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Bride and groom by lake at Natte Valleij wedding

A Relaxed Outdoor Wedding at Natte Valleij

Hestré and Johan chose the beautiful Natte Valleij Estate in South Africa for their wedding. With its magnificent mature gardens of ancient trees, pergolas and ponds, surrounded by the whitewashed walls of the house, it’s clear to see why. It was the perfect setting for their relaxed outdoor wedding.

The couple had a beautiful ceremony under the shade of the trees, surrounded by their family and friends. They were also surrounded by chickens and horses, which made it into some of the pictures!

Bride and groom by lake at Natte Valleij wedding

Bridal Party Style

Hestré wore a sophisticated fitted wedding dress with sexy deep plunging lace neckline with illusion panel that really accentuated her figure. Johan chose a cool burgundy groom’s suit with matching bow tie, which worked well with the groomsmen’s attire of casual beige trousers, white shirts and bow ties.

I love a wedding with lots of bridesmaids, and Hestré had three stunning maids who each wore a long, floaty, pale taupe dress, and five cute flower girls in beautiful white dresses with ribbons to match the bridesmaid dresses. I adore the cute eucalyptus floral crowns the flower girls wore too.

Pink and blue floral wedding stationery

Pink and blue floral wedding invitation

Wedding rings on wedding stationery Wedding dress hanging from pillar

Bride having make-up done

Bride putting on shoes Bride putting on earring

Bride holding large bouquet of flowers and foliage

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Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

A Country Style Wedding at Cripps Barn

I have loved Cripps Barn ever since my best friend held her wedding reception there back in 2010. The beautiful rustic barn with exposed beams and brick, and the fabulous large windows, is the perfect backdrop for a country style wedding, and that’s exactly why Jack and Chloe chose the venue for their special day.

Chloe and Jack filled the barn with the most beautiful country garden flowers. On the tables they displayed jars of flowers on oak slices with pretty vintage table name cards, the large fireplace was adorned with a fabulous floral display and pillar candles, and the pièce de résistance was the amazing large floral globe suspended from the middle of the barn – incredible! The pretty flowers also feature in Chloe’s bridal bouquet. Filled with agapanthus, ranunculus, Nigella and lisianthus, it looks beautiful against her elegant white Sottero and Midgley wedding dress, Sandrina.

Chloe wore her sensational embroidered lace and tulle wedding dress with a pair of beautiful peep toe Rachel Simpson shoes, Hazel, with pretty, delicate beaded embellishment. To finish her bridal look, Chloe chose a chapel length veil for a traditional look.

Bride and groom by Indian Ambassador car

To inject a little fun into their country wedding, Chloe arrived at Cripps Barn in a cute Indian Ambassador car, which is reminiscent of a Morris Minor from the outside but has an incredible patterned red and gold interior. Too add to the look, the car bumpers are festooned with flowers.

The whole wedding is filled with such attention to detail, fun and love. Grab a cuppa on this Monday morning, and enjoy these delightful pictures taken by Geoff Kirby Photography.

Country Wedding Theme

“Jack and I met in a nightclub in our first year of university, and realised we were both studying on the same course. We stayed best friends for the next four years of uni and ended up living together in our final year. Eventually we got together – which surprised nobody!

Cripps Barn

Bride having hair done before wedding

Bride having make-up done before wedding

Wedding dress hanging

Bridal shoes

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