Pretty Peach & Mint! An Elegantly Rustic Wedding With A Wolf Monogram: Ryan & Kerran
If you’re a lover of glass, wood and candles – you will absolutely adore today’s rustic and elegantly pretty real wedding. Stunning bride Kerran wore a beautiful lace gown to marry her husband Ryan, and accessorised with a chic pair of nude sandals and a super pretty plaited up do.
With a stunning venue, and an incredibly easy on the eye colour scheme of peach and mint, plus their very own wolf wedding monogram, you’ll find so much inspiration from their big day – not to mention how emotional I felt curating this wedding, they look so happy and in love!
Words by Kerran. Images Fiona Clair Photography.
We got married at the Orchards wedding venue in the Natal Midlands, Balgowen.
We chose this venue because of its shabby chic look, beautiful views and the magnificent bridal house and chapel that they have on site. Everything is on the same property and has been built in the most beautiful way.
I wanted my dress to be simple, lacy and have elements of my mothers dress in it. So we decided to use the fabric buttons that my Nana hand made for my mothers dress on the back of my dress. I loved that the lace of the dress went down my back. It made me feel very pretty.
Instead of a veil, I wore my Nana’s orchards in my hair which is a family bride tradition.
I wore my mother’s beautiful diamond pendant and crystal earring’s that Ryan had given me on our first Christmas together. I also wore a blue cross on the buckle of my shoe that belonged to my brother in laws late mother who had actually given the cross to Ryan’s late best friend Tarryn and somehow I got very lucky and was able to wear it on the day that I married Ryan.
Each groomsman received a belt that had been embossed with a wolf on the tip of the belt. I was sorry that I didn’t order one for myself.
Ryan wore a pin that we found on the very first shop we ever did together that had an KR on it which are our initials. I also gave him a 1891 pocket watch as a wedding gift from myself with his initials engraved on the back.
My Daddy walked me down the aisle to Big Jet Plane by Angus and Julia Stone – sang acoustically by the Shotgun Fakes.
Ryan and I were ‘put’ together by my sister and her husband, we had met many times before and had never seen the spark. When I was asked to “do a sister a solid” and go to a wedding with Ryan, my life would never be the same.
Ryan proposed to me on my 29th birthday with a picnic next to a river with a Polaroid guide of what I would be doing throughout the day. (He had planned the whole day on his own a week before and took Polaroids of each step- including wearing the same outfit).
He stood up and then got down on one knee to Bob Dylan… he is the other man in my life;) it’s a feeling that neither of us will ever forget.
We are wood, glass and candle junkies and I am in love with trees – I do actually hug them! So the setting was perfect and the colours made it feel like new blossoms on a tree. That was our wedding inspiration, the first day of the rest of our lives.
We were very fortunate in that we wanted a wild flower look with a splash of colour and so we had some family and friends that are flower pro’s and they got in contact with the flower market. We had long wooden boxes on the tables that were filled with flowers.
For wedding favours we gave our guests their name places – wooden scrabble letter holders with their names in wooden scrabble letters. We also gave them chocolate lollipops with our wolf monogram on.
We made everything by hand from the family business run by my father, sister and myself, including the ladders and flower boxes.
We were very fortunate to stumble across our wedding photographer, Fiona Claire as she really captured the ambiance and love of the day.
Fiona was fun, vibrant and easy to work with, it was like a friend was telling us how pretty we were and that we should look over there and the shoot was over and the photos are beautiful.
Our first dance was to Pink and Dallas Green’s – You and Me.
If you could impart any words of wisdom to a bride to be planning her wedding day, what would they be?
If you think that is what you want then that is what you should do. If you love him, you should marry him. Noone will ever be able to describe that feeling that will stay with you for the rest of your life so enjoy every second and forget about the planning on the day. Smile and remember that grace is not a girl with a dirty face it is something that every bride should try.
Fill your day with people that feel good to the both of you – this will make a massive difference to your day. Smooth and simple. BE IN LOVE on your wedding day and practise being inlove everyday after that. Not everyday is going to feel that warm and fuzzy. Everyone says it’s going to be hard work… lets see;)
What was your most memorable moment of your day?
All of it. Seeing Ryan at the bottom of the aisle made my hair stand on end. It was electrifying. Seeing my niece with my nana’s orchids in her hair. Having every single person that has every made a lasting impression on your life in one room.
We had a tequila tree that the band sang around, people were so thrilled and excited about it that there was such an amazing energy under the big oak tree. I could go on and on but I will spare you the mush.
What an absolutely gorgeous wedding. Loving the wolf monogram and all that wood, paired with the pretty candles and glass!
Thanks so much to the wonderful Fiona Clair Photography and our gorgeous couple – Ryan & Kerran, big congrats!!
wedding credits / photographer: fiona clair photography / wedding venue: orchards wedding venue in the natal midlands, balgowen / brides dress: anne wanliss 082 821 1112 / grooms suit: / brides shoes: woolworths / grooms shoes: / monogrammed belt: cross creations, brad ingram- 076 518-9640 / bridesmaid dresses: anne wanliss 082 821 1112 / bridesmaid shoes: shoe city / hair & makeup: accentuate hair, knotts hair / florist: flower market / catering: the fat aubergine / entertainment: shotgun fakes / flower boxes and ladders: smithin / wood lasering: the baked bean