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There’s some dreamy old world glamour with these two… Pippa and Stuart’s sneak peek…

The minute we own a stand mixer I’m making this bread! The most wonderfully soft paninis I’ve ever had… Find Scott’s recipe and the Food Fox’s story here on our weekly column for the Pretty Blog.

Ellen and Nick’s beautiful wedding day was bright and breezy on top of the Stellenbosch hills at lovely Landtscap. The views from this venue never stop taking my breath away! A few moments like a runaway flower girl, her dad who couldn’t beat the wind trying to lift her veil and a bench with watching guests collapsing during the ceremony all served to break the ice and make it a day full of laughs and great moments :-D Such spirit and happiness! This sums up Ellen and Nick too!!

Ellen and Nick, thank you for having me along for this amazing ride!! I hope you love the photos and they bring back the happiest memories for years to come!

The whole day was crafted by the talented team at Kraak (I adore working with you guys!!), with flowers by the incredible Fleur le Cordeur. Assisted by the lovely Illyan Cloete.

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My GORGEOUS friend Yolande from ‘Yolande du Toit Professional Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist‘ and her beautiful family spent an afternoon out here in sunny Elgin. Her little ones were exceptional models (you know it Yolande!! :-D) and forests and fields made for wonderfully textured backdrops for their shoot! I’m so glad we managed to find some time for their lovely family photos before wedding season really gets underway :-) Enjoy the spring light, happy pics and gorgeous Fleur le Cordeur flower crown…

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Not even a sneak peek yet for Pips and Stu, but just a little photo I really wanted to share that I loved taking!

I have a deep and abiding love for both hummus and Yotam Ottolenghi’s food, so this week’s recipe is very happy-making :-) Find the Food Fox’s super adaptation of his recipe here on our weekly food column for the inspiring Pretty Blog. Enjoy with the freshest ciabatta, olive oil and a sprinkle of sweet paprika.

Gabrielskloof is the most breathtaking winery set high up on a hill overlooking the fields of Bot River with their waving crops and flocks of blue cranes. You drive up through the grey-green olive groves to reach the restaurant tucked in between the rock walls and geometric lawns where you’re met by lovely Mariaan and sit down to cool glass of wine and her husband Frans’ wonderful food. Delicious dishes full of locally sourced produce and olives off the farm, selections of handcrafted wines and views through the dappled olive trees – the loveliest way to spend an afternoon with friends in the Overberg.

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Most exquisite Margot… a tiny sneak peek from her amazing wedding day…

I thought it would be nice to see a selection of the work Ilse, the Food Fox, and I have done for Checkers over the past few months. Their brief is always about deliciousness and simplicity. Enjoy!

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Ohhhhhhh I love farm weddings! And I love Overberg weddings! And I love awesome, fun couples! So I think I have seriously lucked out with gorgeous Joslyn and Mark :-) They are going to be celebrating the start of their new life together at Joslyn’s parents in Greyton and I have a feeling it’s going to be a party of note!!

We spent the afternoon chatting and taking some spring filled photos here in Elgin for their Lovebirds engagement shoot. I really appreciate the time they took out of their day for this as Mark is a sports teacher and this shoot made him miss the South Africa/Wales rugby quarter final match! That’s love ;-)

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This little dandelion fairy came to visit me last week with her gorgeous family…

What an unusual and fantastically fresh mix of ingredients! A delicious way to get some major super foods in :-) Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on our weekly food column for the inspiring Pretty Blog.

René and Dirk’s wedding was a truly spectacular affair – full of the most beautiful details, flowers, lace, gilt, some good luck drizzle and of course the love these two have for each other. They transformed Rockhaven Farm with the help of the super talented Valery from Agape Wedding and Event Design into a stunningly unique space to share their day with friends and loved ones. Rene and Dirk, you two were such a joy to be with – I hope the day was everything you dreamed of! xxx Many many thanks to my lovely second shooter Angelique Smith and my super assistant Tanith Müller.

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These views and this gorgeous couple… Stellenbosch in spring is so beautiful!!

I have been a little quiet lately on the blog – it’s mostly been down to the fact that I’ve had a tonne of wonderful smaller shoots over the last three weeks which has kept me super busy behind the scenes plus my usual weddings :-) The Food Fox, Ilse and I have been working together a lot and I wanted to post a few foodie pics from our collaboration with the wonderful Poetry Stores and Peppadew®. Enjoy!