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Ash & Bone | Styled Wedding Inspiration

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Ash & Bone | Styled Wedding Inspiration

Love. Lightning. Burn. Ash. Bone. Soft. Free.

Styled shoots abound, I am hesitant to do many of these, as I sometimes feel that they can be unrealistic and void of real meaning...I prefer to capture real emotion and moments. That said, I appreciate the creative side and being able to create something beautiful. I knew, that if I did one again, I wanted it to be something unique and authentic, and I wanted to work with creative, original artists.

The inspiration was simple. That a wedding does not need to be mainstream, in fashion or trendy. It does not need a color scheme or a theme, and you don't need to spend a fortune or invite a thousand guests, to make your wedding day meaningful. It can be a contrast and a compromise. Elements can be contradictory and fuse perfectly. Soft and hard, old and new, modern and classic. We even shot in a burned field where lighting had struck and created a massive fire a few days prior. The wind blew half of our decor to shreds, but in the end, we created something magical.

Desert landscape has always inspired me and I really wanted to do this in a desert, but, living in the Western Cape, such dry open spaces are not all that close by. I loved the look and feel of the Kouebokkeveld, close to Ceres in the Western Cape, and ultimately I chose Kaleo Farm, a stunning wedding venue in the area. 

I asked some of the most talented and creative service providers to collaborate with me on this one, and I was blown away by what they came up with. Liezl of Liezl Kotze Floral Art was a gem to work with. I just love her vision and creativity. Marnel Toerien painted Tehillah's gorgeous face to perfection, and her sister, Janita Toerien, created the most stunning, flowy, edgy wedding gown I have ever seen. I asked Tehillah & Skillie of Kikitography to model for me, as I love their style & vibe. 

Thank you so much to everyone who gave so much for this amazing shoot. Enjoy...

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Magical Woodlands | Styled Wedding Inspiration

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Magical Woodlands | Styled Wedding Inspiration

Oh, I have been a woodland child,
And walked alone in places wild

I'm so pleased to share this shoot. Thank you so much to all the wonderful and talented suppliers who made it all possible.

Photography & concept: Ronél Kruger Photography & Art | www.ronelkrugerphotography.co.za
Flowers, decor & styling: Green Goddess flower studio |
www.greengoddess.co.za           Cake Toppers: Ladies & Gentlemen Cake Toppers | www.weddingtoppers.co.za             Cakes & Styling: La Petite Patisserie | www.lapetitepatisserie.co.za
Hair & Make Up: Clarita Smit Eye lash Extensions and Make-up | www.claritasmit.co.za
Wedding gowns: Ann Green | www.anngreen.co.za
Stationary & Signage: Grapevine Design | www.grapevinedesign.co.za
Venue: Solms-Delta Wine Estate | www.solms-delta.co.za
Models: Listelle & Salome, Riz & Resh

Special thanks to Zalta & Sammy for bringing their gorgeous husky Lara.

 

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