What a dream! A private intimate secret wedding in the mountains.
Our lovely couple surprised their families with their special day. Picked up by a chauffeur & dropped off in the Kamberg Mountains some 500kms away. A weekend away at Qambathi Mountain Lodge – with all the bells and whistles & a wedding!
Blues, White & Glass – Poppies, Panda Anemones, Peonies & Hydrangeas – Just some to name a few, Gorgeous flowers for days <3
with no exceptions… Only the best for his bride
This happy couple exchanged wedding vows in a secluded forest ceremony on the deck with beautiful full floral arch & ‘growing garden’ aisle arrangements, followed by a what-dreams-are-made-of reception – we just loved transforming the already stunning reception area at this boutique hotel, into a enchanted forest with a lush foliage canopy & stunning crystal chandeliers.
A couple so in love, down to earth & just so much darn fun!
We first met Angelo when he asked us to help set-up some decor & arrange some striking floral pieces, for a surprise engagement party that he had planned for his ‘Duchess’ Sharné. (was all very hush hush & quite exciting!) From the start we could see that nothing would be too much for her, nothing but the best would enough for his beautiful fiance.
What started with the engagement party, naturally flowed into us doing the floral styling & decor for the couples wedding & how so very thrilled we were to be working with them again!
The stunning Cranford country lodge & wedding venue’s ‘Great Room’ could not have been a better choice, Sharné envisioned a Family Feast, Royal Court setting with lots of candlelight & an ultimately all-round magical feeling for her big day.
Greenery & Floral runners, blush & burgundy floras & of course beautiful locally sourced Proteas finished off the arrangements perfectly, not to forget the stunning rose gold elements with a touch of glass.
Thanks to The Shank Tank for the stunning pics & Cranford Country Lodge for being an amazing venue.
An international romance! <3
No matter where you come from, or how you look at it, this amazing couple are just meant to be!
Rob & Jorge : such a super fun couple, with so much love for each other, that it can’t help but overflow! …making everyone around them (including the wedding service suppliers) feel so loved & appreciated! Thank you!
Jorge from Cuba & Rob from South Africa, both now live in Australia together. Where they planned their wedding from afar.
A wedding where the main focus was family & spending time with loved ones from all around the world.
Proteas, mixed dried seed pods, floras & grasses, combined with natural South African greenery & fynbos varieties transformed into wild & striking arrangements. The gold elements tied in beautifully with the chosen pinks & natural colours.
Venue: The Naturally Beautiful Champagne Castle Hotel
Photography: Oh so Talented Jacki Bruniquel
A SNEAK PEEK… Jess & Jason, more to come!
Elegant & Natural Rustic Charm, with wooden elements,
Burgundy, Deep Plum, Pale Pink , White – Greenery & Glass
What a day! Jess & Jason exchanged their marriage vows at Granny Mouse Country House in June this year, it was lovely to see all the friends and family come together with such strong & genuine love for this couple.
The foliage & floral ‘pop’ runners made the day, along with the oh-so-striking soft & green foliage hanging installation over the couples main table, where we got to use our new blush / dusty pink tulle over lay <3
& Venue: Granny Mouse Country House
Romantic, Classy & Intimate meets Country Rustic Charm, with glass & wooden elements & mauve, light purple, pink & navy hues.
Dani & Matthew shared their vows at the stunning Cranford’s Country Lodge earlier this year, such a beautiful setting for this ‘destination’ wedding.
This lovely couple made their way over the seas from the UK to get married here in the KZN Midlands, what a pleasure!
“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” Beth Revis
Minimalist, Romantic, Rustic yet Elegant –
With Nudes, Beige, White, Dusty Pink, Pastel hues of Lavender & Apricot.
The love these two have for each other had us swoon from the start, and Saysha Baker Photography captured the day so perfectly.
Thank you Linda & Michael for choosing us to make pretty on your special day!
Venue: Cranford Country Lodge
There really are no words that can begin to describe this amazing couple’s ; family wedding.
Down to earth, easy going & without a doubt… family & fun as the main focus.
White floras & tonnes of greenery beautifully complemented this stunning couple’s joined aura & compatibility. Paired with gorgeous macrame pieces by Artesense, putting this all together was really such a pleasure.
Once again Netherwood, what can we say… never disappoints, we just love working our magic on your sleeper wall & making your stunning reception hall extra pretty.
The wet weather brought no one down – so much love, laughter and some extra big smiles – all round <3
Andy & Szerdi, the amazing photographers managed to capture this fuzzy-heart all-that-is-fun-&-family feeling perfectly, you guys rock!
Flowers & Decor, Set-up & Styling : Natural Nostalgia
Photography: Andy & Szerdi
Sneak Peak: Simplistic yet whimsical – South African meets Scottish.
Glass, rose gold & geometric elements teamed together with burgundy, navy & purple hues for a stunning art decor finish.
A special request for white St Joseph lilies in memory of the brides mum, which brought in a beautifully personal touch & extra pop of elegance to the reception.
This all came together so nicely with the Scottish thistle & locally sourced Niobe Proteas for the South African touch.
We really loved working with Kelsey & Stuart, thank you for trusting us to make your wedding day extra special.
Photographer: Conway Photography
Our autumnal style shoot embraced the deep hues and colours of the changes of the season.
Deep earthy tones of yellows, ochres, burnt orange and deep reds. It was a true celebration of everything that comes with the bright rich falling leaves of Autumn. The styled shoot concept was designed by Natural Nostalgia, who used the seasonal tones to create the abundant floral pieces for the arch, table arrangement & bridal bouquet with a variety of textures – dried grasses, seed pods, floras, fruit and the odd pumpkin for a playful and bold harvest look. The décor was natural with a raw wooden table and woven grass and stone plate settings. The napkins, glasses and candle-holders in stunning amber mixed with gold cutlery and some table grapefruit to finish off the look.
The shoot took place at the stunning Corrie-Lynn 1882, nested in a nostalgic ethereal setting that made it easy to capture the feel of the season & its changes. The venue boasts numerous vintage corrugated barns with creeping red leaved vines. Abound were a mass of autumn leafed trees all turning with the season making this the perfect place to shoot.
The brides beautiful dress was designed by Hanrie Lues and it too mimicked the season with tones of nude, champagne, gold & ivory with an open-back, illusion detailed neckline and gorgeous soft whimsical tulle skirt. Hitched Hair and Makeup worked their magic on our lovely couple with the most wonderful boho-inspired fish-tail plait and sheer, bright and natural looking makeup.
Other highlights of this shoot include the golden, two-tiered cake by Taan at Sugar Artistry incorporated a stone feel & the seasonally toned sugar flowers. Taan is a master at making the most perfect and realistic looking sugar flowers and foliage – can you believe this entire cake is made of sugar??? The stationery by Indigo & Ivory highlights an elegant layout with an edgy colour palette and clean, minimalist and modern feels. Artesense also provided the most gorgeous macramé pieces that finished off the arch with grace for an eclectic boho feel.
Behind the camera & making it look so easy, the incredible Tarryn from African Bear Photography captured the concept & scene in an incredible way. Her attention to detail was ace!
Thanks to our model husband & wife couple Dylan & Taylor who work so well together & really made this styled shoot feel so very real. They celebrated their wedding anniversary on the same day of the shoot and gave us all the feels!
The amazing team:
CONCEPT, DÉCOR & FLORAL STYLING
African Bear Photography
Hanrie Lues Bridal
HAIR & MAKE-UP:
Hitched Hair & Makeup
Hitched Hair and Makeup
Indigo & Ivory
Indigo & Ivory Designs
Taylor & Dylan
Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain!
They say rain on your wedding day is good luck – In that case Emily & Brent you have the world of luck!
This oh-so-fun couple chose a unique mix of orange & copper for their wedding – How lovely!
We really had a blast with these abstract & whimsical beasts for on the tables.
Thanks to Haycoft wedding venue in the KZN midlands for giving us another opportunity for us to make pretty
& WOW… Kate Martens photography a pleasure to work with you as usual!
Jade & Jarryd, a couple living in OZ, celebrated the end of 2018 with a wedding in SA!
Smokey Grey, Silver & Black elements came together to create a simple, elegant & gorgeous day to remember. We absolutely loved working with the locally sourced ‘deep marsala’ sunflowers, greenery, a hint of fynbos & stunning floras for this awesome couple.
This wedding was JUST the bees knees! Quirky, unique and full of character. We just loved working with Romy & Travis on making their wedding day so beautiful. With a mix of roots, proteas, reeds and fleshy indigenous plants with black, green and burghandy tones – we loved experimenting with textures and tones.
These two had us hooked at ‘Spring Day Wedding’. There couldn’t be a more fitting day to celebrate the start of a marriage than the beginning of Spring! Such a lovely wedding with abstract, whimsical centrepieces and vases in soft, romantic tones. Such a pleasure doing this wedding for Leah & Stuart and an honour to be a part of their special day. Take a look at these absolutely gorgeous pictures by Vanilla Photography.
Decor & Floral Styling: Natural Nostalgia
Hair & Makeup: Tia for Nixon Makeup
Dress: Nicole Hoyer Designs
Bridesmaids Dresses: Harding Designs
Jen & Mike got married at Cranford with lots of foliage and touches of white flowers. A minimal, classic look for a lovely couple! Thank you, Jen & Mike, for choosing us for your flowers & decor.
Floral Styling & decor by Natural Nostalgia.
Li-Juan & Derek got married at the beautiful Thorner Country Estate. A mix of pale colours, greens, shocking pink, woven underplates and geometric pots – it was a beautiful colour scheme and everything came together so nicely. We wish Li-Juan and Derek all of the best on their journey of love together.
Take a look at some of these gorgeous pics by Kelly Daniels Photography. Decor & Floral Styling by Natural Nostalgia.
This lovely couple decided to keep their wedding close to home and transformed their garden into a magical wedding space for their reception. With the task of creating a ‘minimal but busy’ look for this wedding – the Natural Nostalgia team got cracking on making it happen. We did full wedding planning for this wedding and it was such a pleasure to do so. Nikki & Greg were such a dream couple to work with and they gave us creative freedom to bring their ideas to life. Don’t you just love those little cabbages?
Take a look at these gorgeous pictures by Summertown Pictures.
Chapel: Hilton College
Floral Styling, Wedding Planning & Decor: Natural Nostalgia
We absolutely love the bright, fresh colours of these flowers and, of course, the dogs! So super cute. Take a look at these gorgeous pics by Casey Pratt Photography. This wedding took place at The Orchards. Bouquets and flower crowns done by Natural Nostalgia with love.
Danielle & Ronald’s wedding felt like a real fairytale! With lush hanging rafters and plenty of soft florals – doing this setup was a dream! It was so lovely to be a part of their special day and to have played a helping hand in making their wedding dreams a reality. Thanks Danielle & Ronald for choosing us and we wish you both a lifetime of happiness!
Camira & Shaylin’s wedding was an elegant fusion of vibrant Indian culture and abundant florals. With a colour scheme of pinks, white and silver – this wedding was a crisp-clean, elegant celebration. Take a look at these gorgeous pictures by Bright Girl Photography taken at lovely Netherwood.
Decor & floral styling by Natural Nostalgia with so much love.
Sarah & Blayney’s wedding was a great fusion of Australian and South African culture and families. Such a beautiful setting up in the berg for this wedding. Take a look at the gorgeous pictures by ArtPhoto. Flowers by Natural Nostalgia.
A selection of the bouquets we have created for our clients.
Photo Credits to the photographers who captured these images so beautifully.