My weekend started off with me finding sweet pea flowers - my absolute favourite flowers!
Saturday we headed to our wedding venue to finalise a few last details. To our surprise a wedding was happening that afternoon and there were chairs where we will be getting married. It just really hit home for us that very soon things would be set up for our wedding and it made us super excited for our own wedding.
|Photo taken by Samantha Smith (@Smigal89)|
Sunday I had my hair cut and styled at StyleBar in Tyger Valley Mall in preparation for a couple's photoshoot that afternoon in Stellenbosch. I had layers done and my stylist, Claudia, curled my hair. I really love what she did but didn't really get a chance to take photos - however the photoshoot will have many pictures for me to choose from and then I'll be able to do the proper reveal. I did my own makeup for the shoot and decided to stick with a purple theme (my favourite colour).
I like the look of this makeup and it's something I am considering sticking to for my wedding - it just feels "happy". I will have to wait and see how I feel on the day and give my makeup artist some direction.
JP and I can't wait to see the photos from the shoot. The photographer we chose is Alexandra Graham. I first came across Alexandra's work when we started following each other on Twitter. When the time came to choose a photographer I immediately thought of her. I am so pleased with how she knows what JP and I are looking for in our photos and is so supportive of our ideas. As soon as I get some photos from the shoot I'll share some on my blog (Click here to visit her website).
After the wedding I'll definitely share some details of the day and why I chose to do what I did - it isn't going to be a "traditional wedding" at all - a very small, relaxed garden wedding followed by a luncheon - no assigned seating, no speeches, no real formalities. JP and I want our wedding day to be completely relaxed and filled with love.
I hope you all have a fantastic week.