NATURAL NOSTALGIA: Definition
‘Natural: def: adv & n. 1a existing in or cause by nature; not artificial b uncultivated; wild (existing in its natural state)’
‘Nostalgia: def: n 1 sentimental yearning for a period of the past. 2 wistful memory of an earlier time.’
As the name suggests, Natural Nostalgia has its themes based in the natural world and with an element of timelessness allowing one to reflect back fondly on the memories that count. It’s a creative seed that is rooted in organic and natural principles reflecting purity, originality, balance, beauty and perfection.
We aim to create perfectly orchestrated weddings and functions in beautiful natural spaces complemented by stylish décor and beautiful flowers. We use only the best florals – sourced both locally and abroad accompanied by wild and whimsical foliage to suit your colour palette and style.
Hi, I’m Kimberley and I love everything beautiful, quaint and pretty. Flowers make my heart sing and I just love what I do – I consider myself really lucky – I get to make pretty everyday (well most days) and the other days are for planning to make pretty! (Yeah!) I live in the gorgeous KZN Midlands – I love wide open spaces and good ol’ clean country air. I have a few obsessions namely – my gorgeous little red haired son who puts fire in my heart. My faithful rescue pup – Baxter who I couldn’t imagine life without and my funny-looking donkey who helps mow the lawn. I look forward to meal times (who doesn’t?!), running (when I can manage a few km’s), riding my horse and watching the sun set and the stars shine.
“She is like a wildflower beautiful, fierce and free” – Unknown
Hi, I’m Noëline and I love tea, laughing & foot massages. A hippy at heart, with love for all that jingles, sparkles & glitters. If it’s Moroccan, Turkish or gold, I’m there – preferably barefooted! I’m married to Chris (aka The Baviaan, a steamy percussive muso from the KZN midlands), When I’m not making dreams come true at work, I attempt to mom my two kids, A tween boy Kaëden & toddler Juniper Rose who both keep me on my toes with their wild & determined natures – and I love every minute of it (well except the 3am wake ups, but even then the cuddles are so great!). Oh how I do love my sleep! I’m so in love with my job, especially the bit when you see the couple walk in the room after all your work is done & dusted – those smiles – make all the hard work so worth it
“A day with laughter is a day wasted!” – Unknown
Hi, I’m Amber. I love taking photos, growing anything green & nurturing the people around me. I love music. I have a new found love for flower arranging, getting to work with life is love – being a photographer, I like to think I have an eye for detail, making the couples day perfect is what I strive to do – it’s in the small things. I recycle. Queen of crafts – I stay up late and create. Obsessed with ribbon and paper & collect all the bits and pieces I can save! I believe always be nice – Always. Feed your soul with love & light, and smile, it’s infectious!
“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible” – Dalai Lama
Hi, I’m Phindi. I have been with Kimberley from the start. I love singing, dancing & being with my family. I’m the go to girl for anything babiesbreath. I love wine, I like need coffee. I’m a mom of two boys & two girls (need coffee!), Yep, call me crazy but they are my life & I just love being a mom. I consider myself the “fashionista” of the team and always try to dress to impress. I love to compliment. I sing – a lot. I watch TV to relax, when the brood is asleep and don’t mind a juicy piece of gossip but who doesn’t! My favourite part of my job is stepping back and seeing what’s been created, knowing that I’ve contributed to somebody’s love story is just the best.
“Life is a game, play it; Life is a challenge, Meet it; Life is an opportunity, Capture it.” – Unknown
Hi, I’m Shannon. I started at Natural Nostalgia with doing my internship after studying Event Management, then took a year off to Au Pair in Europe and came right back! I really enjoy working with the girls and I got super inspired for all things flower during my year abroad – there are so many different kinds of creative out there! With pieces of my heart living in different places around the world – I am so happy to be back in the beautiful Midlands and reunited with the first and main love of my life (my dog, belle) and all the people that tolerate my unnatural obsession with her. A crazy plant lady who is in love with mustard yellow, things that make sounds, sparkles and sweet treats. Oh and flowers, of course. When I am not hard at work with the Natural Nostalgia team, making wedding dreams a reality, I love spending my time making music, embroidering, tap dancing and binge-watching series.
“Can we speak in flowers? It will be easier for me to understand.” – other language