Cute Coral Succulent Garden Wedding ♥
Photographer Claire Thomson brings us today’s screenful of prettiness, and we’re so glad that she did! Kelly and Pierre held their delightfully detailed succulent garden wedding in her grandparent’s garden on their family farm. It had always been a dream of Kelly’s to get married there as she has so many special childhood memories of the place as one of incredible beauty and tranquility: “Growing up, the garden with its huge trees, wooden bridge and colourful blooms was a place of true enchantment. “
The lovely couple chose a bright spring coral colour palette for the wedding and incorporated lots of gorgeous succulents throughout, pulling through a dusty green colouring. In fact, we’re just crazy about all the succulent wedding details incorporated into the cake, bridal bouquet, favours, boutonniere, decor and even in Kelly’s hair!
“My husband and I wanted family and friend involved in the process as much as possible and it made our day all that much more special to us,” shares Kelly. “Everywhere we looked during the ceremony and reception, we saw the hard work and love that had been poured into our magical day. The flower arrangements were created by a very close family friend who had in fact also done the flowers for my parent’s wedding. My mother-in-law made the beautiful bunting for us, our kneeling cushions and the delicious cake pops and petit fours.
The wedding favours and flower girl dresses were made by an aunt and uncle. Family friends helped to set up everything on the day and my mother took on the overwhelming task of wedding planner, pulling together our absolute dream day. Planning the wedding so closely with my mother was so special to both of us and truly made for a once in a lifetime bonding experience.”
Succulent Garden Wedding
Succulent Garden Wedding
Love Story: Pierre and I met in 2008, the year that we both moved to Port Alfred. We met through friends one evening and there was an instant connection. One afternoon, six years after we became a couple, I met Pierre at the beach for our traditional afternoon walk with Oscar, our Jack Russell. Pierre wasn’t waiting for me in the usual spot so I went off to find him on the beach. He and Oscar were waiting for me on one of the sand dunes where we had shared many picnics, waiting with a beach blanket and Champagne. It was such a surprise when, while throwing the ball for Oscar, Pierre came back with a message in a bottle that he had ‘found’ at the bottom of the sand dune. Pierre had secretly written and placed a beautiful letter in a bottle asking me to marry him which he presented to me. Of course, I said yes!
Planning time: About a year
- Wedding planning can become a very stressful process and it shouldn’t be! Be flexible and embrace the hitches the best that you can, and you will have an incredibly rewarding and joyful experience. Don’t let yourself forget what the day is actually all about!
Venue Private Residence // Bridesmaid Dresses Forever New // Photographer Claire Thomson Photography // Dress Lady Marmalaide // Brides Hair Salon Monique // Brides Make-up African Summer Spa // Flowers Wendy Barretta // Cake Koeke & Krummels // Music Clint Welman // Decor The Wedding Warehouse, I do inspirations // Wedding Robes: Tesi
Claire Thomson Photography was an absolute star on the day and made us feel so comfortable behind the camera. We are so thrilled with our wedding photos and cannot thank her enough! She captured every raw emotion and each magical moment so naturally and so beautifully