Posts Tagged ‘ set-up and styling ’


Posted on: May 17th, 2019 by Kimberley

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:

Natural Nostalgia
Natural Nostalgia

African Bear Photography

Hanrie Lues Bridal


Hitched Hair & Makeup
Hitched Hair and Makeup

Indigo & Ivory
Indigo & Ivory Designs

Corrie-Lynn 1882

Sugar Artistry

Taylor & Dylan


Posted on: April 5th, 2019 by Kimberley

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!

Venue: Haycroft Farm
Photographer: Kate Martens
Flowers & Decor: Natural Nostalgia


Posted on: April 4th, 2019 by Kimberley

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.

Venue: Cranford Country Lodge
Photographer: The Shank Tank
Flowers & Decor: Natural Nostalgia


Posted on: January 16th, 2019 by Kimberley

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.


Posted on: September 19th, 2018 by Kimberley

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

Venue: Orchards

Hair & Makeup: Tia for Nixon Makeup

Dress: Nicole Hoyer Designs

Bridesmaids Dresses: Harding Designs



Posted on: September 11th, 2018 by Kimberley

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.

Take a look at these gorgeous pics by Kate Martens Photography at Cranford Lodge.

Floral Styling & decor by Natural Nostalgia.


Posted on: September 3rd, 2018 by Kimberley

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.





Posted on: August 24th, 2018 by Kimberley

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


Posted on: July 5th, 2018 by Kimberley

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.



Posted on: July 5th, 2018 by Kimberley

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!

These stunning pics were taken by the talented Ett Venter Photography at The Orchards.


Posted on: July 5th, 2018 by Kimberley

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.



Posted on: June 12th, 2018 by Kimberley

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.



Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

This was such a stunning wedding – oozing sophistication and simplicity! We assisted with flowers, decor, styling and on-the-day co-ordination. Carla and Dave were just the best couple – super relaxed and super in love! The colour palette is white and coppers as well as crystal and mirrors and simple white and green florals and geometric shapes!

These gorgeous pictures by Ryan Graham Photography and the wedding was held at the beautiful Netherwood farm.


Posted on: May 22nd, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

This was a glorious wedding day in the most beautiful place – Zingela Safari Lodge! A real African setting down on the banks of the mighty Tugela River. Stunning scenery and a fun wedding party! Lots of copper, wood and foliage with pops of white florals.

These gorgeous pictures by the talented Kate Martens Photography.


Posted on: May 16th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

This wedding was so full of love and natural goodness! We loved doing these simple pennygum and fynbos runners with copper touches. Such simplicity and such lovely pictures courtesy of Gabrielle’s Photography. The wedding was held at Haycroft Country Farm.


Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

These gorgeous pictures by: Tanya Jacobs Photography. Isn’t this bride breathtakingly beautiful? Wow!! At the lovely venue of Brahman Hills.


Posted on: April 11th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

These stunning pictures are by Casey Pratt Photography. Farrah and Gareth were the uber coolest couple. Super relaxed and super fun! We loved helping them with decor, flowers, set-up and styling! This wedding was held at one of our favourite venues – Haycroft Farm


Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

This was a gorgeous wedding at the lovely Netherwood Venue! Elegant, sophisticated with whimsical floral arrangements. These stunning pictures by Dean Maber.

Flowers, decor hire and styling by us!


Posted on: March 23rd, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

Alicia & WP tied the knot in the beautiful Underberg at the Goodersons Drak Gardens Resort. We used their lovely open chapel and outside canapes area followed by a sparkling reception in the Rhino Room. The flowers were a mix of greens and white in whimsical arrangements with copper touches.

These lovely pics courtesy of: Rowena Aldo Photography


Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

Michelle & Patrick’s beautiful Haycroft wedding was such a treat! They chose to do their wedding decor themselves, and the result was truly beautiful!

Michelle put so much thought into every detail of her special day – even to the extent of growing her own succulents just for the wedding arrangements! These made flower arranging so much more fun, and we took a lot of extra special care when arranging with ‘her babies’.

We loved doing the flowers for this wedding and we loved working with a bride who was just so excited to get married.

Have a look at these gorgeous pictures by Summertown Pictures .


Posted on: January 12th, 2017 by kablooeymonsters

We were so excited when we received an email from Nashil, asking us to help set up his engagement! What a fun thing to be a part of!

We absolutely loved this day. Leticia had no idea he was going to pop the question and he pulled off the surprise so well!

Have a look at the gorgeous pictures, captured by Kavo R Photography at The Cairn of Old Kilgobbin.

Decor, flowers, set up & styling done by us with so much love.


Posted on: November 29th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

We recently teamed up with such a great team who each used their unique talents and abilities to pull off this amazing style shoot! It’s been about a month since the shoot and we are STILL swooning over these pics. We were so fortunate to work with such lovely people and to make some new friends. The weather was perfect for these moody shots and the rain held out for just the right amount of time! Have a look at these stunning shots!

Dress: Sadie Bosworth Clothing

Model: Tammaryn Butler

Stationery: Bashpaperie

Photography: The Shank Tank

Hair & Makeup: Kym & Me

Venue: Netherwood

Cake: The Farmer’s Daughter

Hide, Chair & Horns: Seepra


Posted on: November 1st, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

Carina & Douglas had a gorgeous rustic, yet elegant, wedding. She made a beautiful bride and the addition of Douglas’ Scottish kilt made for a very unique touch! Him and his groomsmen looked very dapper in their Scottish attire alongside Carina and her gorgeous bridesmaids. The Hilton Bush Lodge was the perfect venue for this stunning wedding and Natural Nostalgia loved doing the decor and flowers for it! These gorgeous pictures were snapped by CJ Photography. Enjoy!


Posted on: September 12th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

A fresh wedding set in the majestic Drakensberg mountains at Champagne Castle Hotel! With a view to die for and a gorgeous sky as their background, Taryn and Sven’s photos are absolutely striking. Take a look! Decor & flowers by Natural Nostalgia with love.

Photos by Neil Cuninghame.


Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

This was such a special wedding to be a part of! Carrah, Trevor and their precious little girl live in the UK and came out to South Africa to celebrate their special day with their closest family and friends. Flowers by Natural Nostalgia and gorgeous pictures by African Bear Photography.


Posted on: August 16th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

This was one of our favourite weddings of all time! The bride had such great vision for her special day, with an almost Marie Antoinette themed wedding, incorporating lots of fruit, creeping ivy, rich reds and royal golds. Have a look! Decor, flowers, set-up and styling done by Natural Nostalgia with so much love!

Photography | Roxanne Davison Photography

Dress | Casey Jeanne

Makeup | Makeup By Charelle

Venue | Waterwoods


Posted on: August 10th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

Amy and Colin hired decor from us and set up their own wedding at Thorner Estate. We love what they did! Have a look!


Posted on: July 5th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

Such an absolutely stunning wedding – gorgeous proteas and lots of pennygum foliage! We loved doing these flowers for such a lovely couple. Kaitlyn & Mike currently work and live in Tanzania – and this connection made me reminisce of my times living in such a beautiful country. It was a beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!  Asante sana


Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

Such a beautiful wedding at Intaba View! The change of weather made for some really stunning shots of the bridal party. We enjoyed doing the flowers for this wedding. The gorgeous photos were taken by Unprecedented Pictures. Have a look!


Posted on: June 29th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

This was one of our all-time favourite weddings! We simply loved the colour scheme and the decor that the couple chose for their special day. The wedding was held at the beautiful Haycroft Farm, and Peppermint Pix did the BEST job at capturing all the special moments of the day. Decor and flowers done by Natural Nostalgia with oh so much love!


Posted on: June 7th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

Shelly & Daryl had a magical day at Cranford Country Lodge. Such a stunning venue and when the mist rolled in it made for incredible photos. We love all these pictures of the wedding by Kelly Daniels Photography


Posted on: June 6th, 2016 by kablooeymonsters

This wedding was so much fun to do! The theme was a whimsical indoor secret garden with elements of gold, burgundy and dusty pink. The natural wood, foliage and trees added to the romance of it all. The wedding planning, flowers, decor, set-up and styling was provided by us with so much love. Have a look at these beautiful pictures by Bright Girl.