The concept and styling of this shoot was by the lovely ladies at Green Goddess Flower Studio and the story behind it was as follows: The couple are stylish Americans who were going out for lunch in the city of Cape Town, whilst on a visit to South Africa. The romantic groom has planned a secret elopement and hired a photographer to capture the scene. The ‘groom’ asks the ‘bride’ to dress up and they wander through the streets of Cape Town supposedly on their way to lunch. When they enter a square, he has arranged for a wedding planner to be waiting with some cards saying ‘will you marry me’. He lifts her up onto a stone plinth in the square, then she looks down at him as he shows her the cards asking her to marry him TODAY! There is a Yes and No option – she says Yes of course! Then he presents her with a gift box (decorated with flowers) and inside is a flower ring (allowing the stylish bride to choose her own ring later). They rush off to the church and get married – the planner has bouquets, bouts and stationery (saying they eloped) all ready for them including a selection of bouquets for the bride. Then the lunch turns out to be a small reception planned for them with a small dessert and cookie bar and martini tray. After lunch, they wander through the city some more looking at the amazing architecture and reveling in their special moments.
How great, hey? Such fun to provide the iced cookies and macaroons to fit in with this sweet love story!
This shoot was published on greenweddingshoes blog which you can read about here.
The vendors that contributed towards this shoot are listed below:
Concept, Styling, Event & Floral Design: Green goddess flower studio, www.greengoddess.co.za
Photographer: Debbie Lourens Photography, www.debbielourensphotography.com
Hair and Makeup: Marnel Toerien Makeup Artist and Hairstylist http://marneltoerien.co.za/
Stationery: Secret Diary Designs http://www.secretdiary.co.za/
Brides outfits: Gavin Rajah Couture, www.gavinrajah.com
Grooms outfit: Fabiani www.fabiani.co.za
Jewellery: Kays Antiques www.kaysantiques.com
Cakes, petit fours and cupcakes: Pastry Parlour, www.pastryparlour.co.za
Venue: The Daddy Cool Bar, Grand Daddy http://www.granddaddy.co.za/