Michelle came to us knowing exactly what she wanted – a simple, clean colour palette of greens and whites – no pink – as her twin sister had already had a pink wedding! Michelle’s lovely mom was in the UK so Michelle would FaceTime her into the wedding meetings so she could still be a part of everything – the joys of modern technology! One of the ideas Michelle came to us with was an installation of white origami birds that she would lovingly hand make.
We did a mock-up at the bride and groom’s venue – Rosemary Hill in Pretoria. Rosemary Hill is actually a working farm and the couple were to be married in what they refer to as the ‘Living Chapel’ (for good reason) – the chapel is made out of fragrant jasmine and other vines amongst a garden consisting of rosemary, lavender, rose geranium, olive trees, lemon trees, and pomegranate trees! The couple absolutely loved what we did for the mock-up, so it was full steam ahead to the big day on the 26th October 2019.
The Fields of Colour team left early on the morning of the 26th October to allow for the time constraints of the distance, but the team was raring to go and so excited to work at a new venue. The first order of business was to install all Michelle’s incredible origami birds (this involved conquering the fear of heights for some and an encroaching storm!) – but what a beautiful spectacle they created – something totally unique!
The bridal bouquets were kept simple and organic with greens. We got to add so many interesting flowers and greens throughout the wedding venue – from the succulents in the runners, to kale, rice flower, roses, cluster roses, snapdragons, stocks, lisianthus, larkspur, chinks, gypsophila, penny gum, long leaf penny gum, sprays and statice.
The décor involved creating a fairy light and fresh greenery drape to section off the area from the back of the venue with loads of hanging long leaf gum used. The venue’s gorgeous concrete base plates tied together the whole look so well – a chic and contemporary feel. The guests were given signature hand cream from Adrian’s dad’s company – such a special favour! The origami theme was continued with origami bird table numbers – what an absolute labour of love – well done, Michelle! We added in lots of floating candles in and around the lush floral table runners for a romantic glow. The bride had a personalised name board designed for the entrance which we got to complete with an extravagant floral swish, and added in floral work on the harvest table and added in vases of gypsophila hanging from the shepherd’s hooks.
The venue was a dream to work with – something completely original – from the gorgeous benches and chairs to the lush surrounds and working alongside such an efficient venue co-ordinator, made our job that much easier! We’d highly recommend this venue to future bridal couples.
We absolutely loved working with this gorgeous couple, Michelle’s clear direction and vision for the day was such fun to execute, thank you for choosing us! Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!