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This is my last sneak peek for this wedding season, in the last rays of May’s soft light… Kate and Warren’s beautiful and emotional day was the perfect way to close this year’s photo journey :-)

I love the ritual that surrounds the getting ready part of the wedding day. It’s something everyone goes through but at the same time is obviously so unique to each bride. It’s often a time for special family to get involved and I love this happy photo of Kate and her sister for that exact reason.

Another little sneak peek from our styled shoot with Fleur le Cordeur! Beautiful model – Silke Bosman, amazing hair and make-up – Yolande du Toit and breathtaking dress – Kobus Dippenaar Atelier. Big thanks to 401 Rozendal for the gorgeous venue!

I always find it amazing how the world is so connected and at the end of the day so very small! Even though Jennifer and I had never met before we found out that she works with a school friend of mine in the UK and our dads went to the same school together around a similar sort of time. It all added a happy layer of familiarity to meeting Jen, someone who it’s impossible not to adore the minute you meet them!

What a wonderful wedding they had and it was no mean feat to have pulled the whole day off so well as Beau is American and they live in London so loads of the guests flew in from all over the world! Elizabeth and Meagan from Bon Ton Events were just wonderful to work with and I predict the new Olive Press at Boschendal is going to become a very busy venue! Enjoy the photos! Assisted by the ever wonderful Illyan Cloete

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A homage to the summer days that have slipped away… Such a simple recipe but packed with a beautiful, fruity punch! Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column.

Silke, you are radiant… After so many wonderful shoots together this is the real dress, the real flowers and the real moment. And it shows…

Nelita and Alex have a lucky angel watching over them from above! We scrutinised the weather forecast for their beautiful Franschhoek wedding the whole week before and what started out on the Monday as predicted torrential rain lessened each day and by the Saturday was a light drizzle that stopped twenty minutes before the ceremony! Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is good timing! No actually, I think legendary timing!

What a special couple Nelita and Alex are!! They seriously added a good dash of glamour to The Conservatory that day… and what a party they had! Thank you, you two, for choosing me to share such a happy day! Enjoy the photos… Assisted by the ever wonderful Illyan Cloete.

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This cake really is a little different! It’s also known as Hawaiian wedding cake – a fitting name for such a lush and happy creation! It’s packed full of delicious pineapple and spices and you add the cream cheese icing while the cake is still warm and inside the baking tin – so interesting!! Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column. When’s the luau??

So we just HAVE to share some snowy goodness from yesterday’s styled shoot with Fleur le Cordeur for Wedding Inspirations magazine :-D If nature is not obliging with some natural snow-filled weather (indoors!) then we must make our own…

So many lovely people on this shoot! Fleur le Cordeur, Yolande du Toit, Something Different, White Kite Studio, 401 Rozendal, Chantall Marshall PhotographyKobus Dippenaar Atelier with models Valery Zelenyuk and Silke Bosman. Many thanks to Aoife de Klerk for the vid clip :-)

Love a cherry sweet car shot! Happiness just radiated from these two!!

Gill and I were at school together longer than anyone else I studied with! We went to primary school, high school and university together and spent many happy days growing up, building forts, facing exams and generally sharing the same path through our different lives until I left for the UK. A few years later my husband and I lived with Gill in her stunning New Town flat in Edinburgh and it was some of the happiest times we spent overseas :-) Gill now lives on a farm in the highlands of Scotland with her two gorgeous kiddies and husband Charlie and we were lucky enough to spend a few hours together out here in SA when they flew over for a friends wedding :-) Gilly, these times with your precious little ones is going to go so fast – already is, I’m sure!! – I’m glad we had a chance to capture them at this age :-) Lots and lots of love xxxx

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Hmmmm hmmm hmmmmm…. I’m sure there’s poetry out there devoted to the humble and perfect fig! This really is exactly what I wish I had with my cup of tea right now… Find the Food Fox’s wonderful recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s weekly food column. Go bake it!!

This is without doubt one of the prettiest weddings of the season! Grand Dedale loveliness, Fleur le Cordeur floral creations, long sleeved lace and orchids galore!! Plus some Jimmy Choos ;-) Amy and Tim flew out all the way from the UK for their beautiful South African wedding as Tim’s family is involved with the Goedgedacht Trust outside of Malmesbury and they know first hand how gorgeous it is out here :-) With the brilliant co-ordination by Anna Marcelle Weddings the whole day ran beautifully and Amy was a vision of classic perfection!! Enjoy the photos of their happy celebration… Assisted by the lovely Samantha from ST Photography.

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Kate and Riaan… These two deserved this sunset…

Risotto is probably my favourite comfort food of all time (followed closely by creamy mashed potatoes!). We make it often at our house and just ring the changes with flavours – leek and taleggio, mushroom and thyme, salmon, baby pea and mint – the list goes on… I have never tried a beetroot version before tucking into Ilse’s delicious risotto after our shoot was over – what a revelation! So earthy tasting and what a colour! I definitely think this is one we’ll be trying here at home. Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on the Pretty Blog’s lovely weekly food column.