Red & white colour scheme

Red and white weddings remain a popular choice of colour scheme amongst brides. When we are approached by brides who would like to use red and white as a colour scheme, there are a few in-house rules we to apply to achieve a high standard. We have put together a modern version of red and white, that does not reflect the “valentine’s day” look of the 80’s. A few simple do’s and don’ts will ensure that your wedding colours look magnificent and reflect their true intensity.

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When choosing flower types, try to stick to simplistic types that make an impact even if used on their own. Decide which of the two colours you would like to feature more – red and white is a very strong contrast and should never be used in a 50:50 ratio. Use either more white or more red to create a elegant result. Keeping with one flower type (e.g. tulips as on the picture to the right above), and separating the colours into different vases results in a simplistic, yet elegant look.

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You can add interest to the to the table by adding one or two single flowers of a different size and shape, which should be placed singularly in vases amongst the main flower type. Using containers with different shapes or texture also creates an interesting effect. Don’t be afraid to combine patterns in the table linens, but gain advice from an experienced stylist to avoid a cluttered effect.

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To avoid a “hard” result,  add neutral colours such as grey or beige. Natural flax linen napkins and ribbon will give the table a more luxurious feel. Wood also pairs well with this high contrast colour scheme.

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The result of your tables can range from playful and informal, to elegantly formal,  depending on  container choices, linen  combinations, flower types and finishing details. Take some time to speak to a stylist and discuss the end result that you would like to achieve before starting, as each element will have a specific impact on the achieved look.

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Deon & Astrid’s wedding held at Lombardy, 2nd March 2013

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness – and call it love – true love. ~Robert Fulghum,True Love

Need somebunny?

Do you need somebunny? We stock beautiful soft toys/animals that are wonderful if you are looking for a sentimental gift or to use as props for special occassions. They are also available in various colour schemes, so feel free to contact us with your requirements. Each animal is unique.

Freedom from rules

We are always having to follow rules – those in our homes, our schools, our communities and in broader society. While this is only conducive to a society with good standards and values and a society that’s building bricks are solid thereby Here’s hoping your month is going to be super creative!

Jooste Carnival wedding

Here’s a girl that know what she wants and goes out to get it! this is a little preview of Reinette and Marius’ carnival wedding. Keep in touch to see the whole story in the near future…

Funky & fun

These little striped paper straws add a fun playful element to any occassion. Add something quirky like a moustache or use them just the way they are!

I’m back after my hibernation

At last, the warmer weather that we’ve all been waiting for! This is defnitely why I will not leave the African continent. Sunny skies most the year!

What’s to come….

Okay, just to get some things straight. This blogging is still new to me, but if you bear with me, I’m going to bring you news of upcoming and past weddings and events, as well as special offers and great ideas. I hope that some of you will jump into this deep end with me and let me know what you would like to see or discuss.
I’m very excited and can’t wait!

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