Happy & Colourful: DIY Details | Real Wedding

A Happy & Colourful Real Wedding With DIY Details

Happy & Colourful: DIY Details | Real Wedding

I am beyond excited to share this happy & colourful real wedding with you today. It’s full of sweet DIY details that the bride and her bridal party created! Natasha and Arno married in Fraaigelegen Vineyard Estate, Paarl, South Africa and wanted their day to be fun, colourful and a celebration to remember! Mission accomplished.

Shireen Louw {their wedding photographer} captures the real beauty of the location as well as smoldering images of the couple. I’ll now hand you over to the beautiful  bride, Natasha…

Happy & Colourful: DIY Details | Real Wedding

We were in the same high school. Him, the rebellious heartbreaker, me, the typical innocent nerdy girl. We hooked up in school for 2 weeks; he dumped me, because I was way too sweet and innocent. He hunted me down 7 years later and his persistence paid off. From our first date, we were never a day apart. A real (true) love story that happened to me?! Smiles :)

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I wanted a romantic dress that was covered (loved) in lace.

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My whole day was inspired by everything vintage and romantic, I feel your wedding day should be celebrated, it’s a party, and it should be happy and colourful.

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The wedding favours were crocheted pink flowers, which were made by my mother in-law. It also served as a napkin decorations, adding to the vintage effect.

A Happy & Colourful Real Wedding With DIY Details

The cake was made by the supplier to Stellenbosch university’s coffee shop. I wanted a vintage ruffled cake. The layers inside the cake were from dark pink to light pink for the bottom, topped with a red velvet cake layer.

Happy & Colourful: DIY Details | Real Wedding

I wanted bright, colourful, vintage and easy arrangements. Happy flowers in bright colours

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The following was handmade by myself, my sister and my mum! Bunting flags, the hearts, the stationery designs and menus, the doily tables runners and doily lanterns outside, the turquoise wine bottles (spray painted) and the ringbox!

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We were on a tight budget, but wanted the wedding to be super special, custom and individual. My mother in law found our wedding venue online. When we went to the wedding to have a look at what they had to offer, we fell in love with the owners and hosts as well as the pricelist and menu choices. We originally wanted to get married on the lush lawn, but weather didn’t play along for our big day. Not that it changed the fact that it was close to perfect.

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If I could impart any words of wisdom for future brides? Stay calm, take all the help you can get and that’s offered. Find your style and stick to it. Enjoy every moment of planning, even when it gets stressful, you will miss it when it’s done. Make lists and tick off when done. Move on. Things will go wrong on your wedding day, stay calm and let your party sort it out for you, relax and remember the reason for this day. You are getting married to your best friend.

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Awwwhh, what lovely words of advice from our gorgeous bride Natasha! And how AMAZING does she look? I love everything about this fun, happy, colourful wedding and I KNOW you’re gonna love too! Please leave our couple some love and congratulations on the blog as they’ve only been married a short while :)

A huge thanks also goes to Shireen Louw for sharing all this gorgeousness with the WTW blog too. Much love XxX

WEDDING AWESOMENESS CREDITS >>>>>>>

Photography: Shireen Louw Photography

Venue: Fraaigelegen Vineyard Estate, Paarl, South Africa

Florist: Moondrops

Wedding dress: ReinHa Bestbier Designs

Bride’s Shoes: Edgars

Suit: Mr Suit Hire

Groom’s accessories: Made by the bride

Bridesmaids dress: YDE (Young Designers Emporium)

Hair & Make-up: Sebastine Pepler

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  • Lauren
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    Gorgeous photography! I love the bride’s beautiful hair color and updo!

    • Sonia
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      I know she is a stunner!! I love the material in the braid :)

  • Reply

    Greta use of pastel colours… oxox

  • Francois
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    Great wedding pics!

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