Cerise and Orange Birthday Party

I can’t imagine a more fun colour palette for a birthday party than this one! While our brief was to keep it elegant and classy, the client’s favourite colours, and thus the choice for this event, are – you guessed it – cerise and bright orange. With this in mind we went to work creating this look using roses, star gazer liles, crysanths, carnations, poppies and gerberas.

The venue was ideal for the amount of guests, as we could set up one long table along the doors opening up onto the patio and the most beautiful view of the Langeberg Mountains. Setting the table this way allowed us to make full use of the gorgeous view while keeping the table setting quite posh – with a lighthearted twist in the form of the polkadot napkins and cheeky colour scheme.

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Rose Gold – Styled Shoot

Working and living in one of the most beautiful areas of our country, one forgives the inconvenience of “not having” – Bonnievale is a very small town to be sure, and we tend to regard things most people take for granted as luxuries – such as fast food chains, supermarkets and the like.  We’ve been lucky enough at Gypsyrose to be able to offer some of these “luxuries” to the kind folk of Bonnievale and surrounding towns – beautiful gifts, home décor, luxury imported toiletries and of course, gourgeous fresh flowers. As a proud local we really try our best to support local business, and not surprising that we have some amazingly talented, creative and capable wedding and event vendors right here on our doorstep!

We put together this styled shoot because 1) we love the new metallic trend, especially rose gold in all its fantastic applications, and 2) we wish to showcase the gifted wedding vendors of Bonnievale… i.e. Brides, you DON’T have to import your vendors from Cape Town, we have them all right here!

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It was truly a pleasure to work with the following wedding vendors on this project:

Photography –  Marlize van Zyl MvZ Photography |  vanzylmarlize@gmail.com

Hair & Makeup –  Mari Lombaard Hair Exclusive | maristemmet@hotmail.com

Furniture & Decor – Hilda-Mari Jonker Klasi Furniture & Rene Pieterse Gypsyrose | http://www.klasi.co.za; hmj@jonkheer.co.za | http://www.gypsyrose.co.za; rene@gypsyrose.co.za

Linen & Decor Hiring – Lizl Pieterse Flamboijant | http://www.flamboijant.co.za; flamboijant@gmail.com

Stationery – Rene Pieterse Gypsyrose | http://www.gypsyrose.co.za; rene@gypsyrose.co.za

Wines – Weltevrede Estate | http://www.weltevrede.com; info@weltevrede.com

Floral design & styling – Rene Pieterse Gypsyrose | http://www.gypsyrose.co.za; rene@gypsyrose.co.za

Model – Danique Fullard | http://www.danzalavida.co.za


More pics to come from this fabulous shoot!




Whimsical pastels – Helene & Sven, Stormsvlei

We love DIY brides! And what made this wedding even more fun was the fact that they  had over 1000 paper cranes – some they made themselves, and some was sent by friends from all over the world! The cranes formed a cohesive theme throughout the wedding – one of family, laughter, togetherness and love. The table styling was done by the bride and her family while Gypsyrose supplied the beautiful fresh flowers and bouquets in lovely soft pastels with pops of cerise pink for a touch of fun




Thank you so so much to Kyle Photography for the amazing pictures – you captured the essence of this day x

Red for Passion: Mariska & Rayno – Breede Escape, Bonnievale

It is an amazing thing to be able to make friends with your brides. Real friends, that remain that way long after the wedding is over. The look was chic vintage, using gorgeous red roses mixed in with country elements. The most touching thing was adding elements dear to the bride’s mom, who sadly passed away before the wedding – beautiful St. Josephs lilies and strings of pearls, as well as photo’s attached to the bride’s bouquet’s vintage lace wrap. 


The wonderfully creative Mariska was very involved – most of the DIY elements that made this wedding so special was done by the bride and her helpful groom, Rayno, such as the table seating plan and gorgeous serviette rings.ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage



Jen & Tobie – Weltevrede, Bonnievale

Amazing, unconventional, original and very much exceptional is how I would describe the wedding of Jen & Tobie. That, and FUN, FUN, FUN! We used a myriad of beautiful bright colours and an eclectic mix of decor items and stunning fresh flowers to encapsulate the essence of this event – a joyous celebration of the union of a truly marvellous couple.


Jen’s gorgeous asymmetrical bouquet filled with gorgeous roses, lilies, snapdragons, pincushions and calla lilies

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A big thank you to the suppliers and vendors:

Lauren Kriederman Photography

Mariska Esterhuysen for the magnificent cake

Sound and Lighting by Primeaudio

Set up and styling, flowers and Coordination by Gypsyrose

Michelle Joubert Catering

Touareg Tents

See more of this wedding on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.602197809843024.1073741837.201161646613311&type=3



Love is golden: Samantha & Ranvor, Breede Escape – Bonnievale

I find it exhilarating working with brides who are conscious of the latest trends – this way I get to stretch my creative bubble and do wonderful new and exciting things

Samantha was also an amazingly trusting bride – her vision for her wedding was so clear, it was easy to offer her exactly what she wanted – and what she wanted was wonderful! Each table representing different fruits of the spirit, making use of gorgeous fresh blooms, props and decor in white, grey and gold. Working at Breede Escape is as always a pleasure.

ImageGorgeous fresh bright yellow roses, snapdragons, geralton wax, with organic and fun accents – poppy seed pods and tortured willow



Samantha’s gorgeous bouquet was made for her by a family friend


Each table setting different, using the same design palette throughout to maintain the theme. Gorgeous Queen Anne lace flowers, trusty crysanths and alstroemeria lilies completed the lookImageImageImage

Thank you for the beautiful photo’s Morne from Breedephotography. Christa at Breede Escape you are marvelous x

Check out the suppliers Facebook pages and websites!

Zaantjie & Jacques – Kampala, Bonnievale




Once in a while you get the opportunity to work with genuinely awesome couples. We had the most fun ever creating this playful “farm/barnyard chic” look at the stunning Kampala venue just outside Bonnievale. 

Working at a new venue always has its challenges, but nothing is more rewarding than seeing the couple and their families come together to enjoy a fantastic evening – that’s the moment where, as a wedding planner, you go “ahh – that’s why I do this” It makes it all worthwhile! 

Thank you Zaan & Jacques for letting me be such a big part of your special day – and for truly enjoying your evening along with your guests. I wish you stupendous happiness and many many years together xx

I’ve shared below a few amateur photo’s of the wedding venue – we welcome your comments!

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