Nominate a Cancer Survivor {Give-away}

Oct 01, 2014 Tags: , ,
Nominate a Cancer Survivor {Give-away}
October is traditionally breast cancer awareness month, but we at lovilee have decided to recognise cancer survivors and people affected by it in general. I have, together with the help of Liezel from Match Set Love released a special hanger to give as pressie to a survivor in our shop. Some of the proceeds of each hanger will be given to a cancer organisation at the end of this month.     To inspire you this month we have spoken to a few lovilees who have been through this difficult journey, may you be inspired!   Lynette... Read More

Introducing Elephantshoe & the ‘I love You’ box

Oct 01, 2014 Tags:
Introducing Elephantshoe & the 'I love You' box
So, I had my birthday on Sunday and had my husband sign me up for a subscription to the ‘I love You’ box from Elephantshoe. Elephantshoe is a custom boutique Paperie, Branding, Styling Design Studio and on-line Shoppe that stocks and shares the most gorgeous items! We spoke to Samantha Schwikkard – founder and dreamer over at Elephantshoe…     Q: How did Elephantshoe came about? After matriculating at Brescia House School in Bryanston, taking a gap year in London and then studying Art Direction and... Read More

Win with entrepo!

Sep 30, 2014 Tags: , , ,
Win with entrepo!
I was recently commissioned to choose my favourite item in entrepo to share with you lovilees from the new 300m2, Department-Style Design Concept entrepo store at the BluBird Shopping Centre, Sandton. If you have not as yet been to this exciting new store you are missing out, see a sneak peak of what you can expect here. The new emporium has an impressive floor space finally allowing the opportunity for the international brands to showcase their wide range of lighting, furniture and décor, making it a perfect destination for architects,... Read More

A colourburst wedding {Someday Soon}

Sep 29, 2014 Tags: ,
A colourburst wedding {Someday Soon}
Stefan + Chantel tied the knot at Freedom Hill Estate in Franschhoek, with views of the picturesque Wemmershoek Mountains. It was a colourburst wedding coordinated by Marli Mouton from Someday Soon. Marli literally took over most of the planning for the day a year before the event as the couple were based in Australia. Western Cape based, Monica Dart Photography was there to capture some lovilee images on the day.     How did you meet? We met in the boardroom! At work that is. When I met Stefan for the first time, I was... Read More

Pretty Garden things for lovilees

Sep 27, 2014 Tags: ,
Pretty Garden things for lovilees
I haven’t shared a garden something for ages and was so impressed with a table design that I stumbled upon recently by matwilDESIGN that I thought I ought to share it in a post. I just love the look of cement in a garden and this table even has space to add some herbs or flowers to it! {This is optional as they are available without the spaces as well.}     matwilDESIGN is a fledgling design company that focusses on the design and manufacture of contemporary furniture in Cape Town. Their Cement & Steel range portrays the... Read More

Love ‘Blooms’ / Liefde ‘Blom’ {Printable}

Sep 26, 2014 Tags: ,
Love 'Blooms' / Liefde 'Blom' {Printable}
As part of wedding week we share this lovilee wedding favour box printable, perfect to use for some seeds for your guests to watch grow. It is such a nice ‘green’ favour gesture to your guests and also involves them in your journey together. The printable was created by Chrisinda Viljoen from Hello Dolly who specialises in wedding stationary and vinyl.     What you will need? Printables printed on A4 paper of your choice Scissors Glue or double-sided tape Ribbon or bakers twine to attach the tag Packet of... Read More

Once upon a dream… Alana van Heerden

Sep 25, 2014 Tags: ,
Once upon a dream... Alana van Heerden
Designer, Alana van Heerden, recently launched her newest bridal couture collection entitled ‘Once upon a dream’. After completing a BA in Fashion Design at The Design School Southern Africa, Alana went on to work as an assistant designer to Marianne Fassler. She now aims to translate the dreams of each bride into an awe-inspiring reality.   Debbie Lourens was there to capture some lovilee images of the princesses that wore some of the dresses from the new collection. Each of the models represented a different Disney... Read More

White Blossoms and Young Hearts {Chanique Fourie}

Sep 24, 2014 Tags:
White Blossoms and Young Hearts {Chanique Fourie}
Pretoria photographer, Chanique Fourie, submitted this lovilee engagement shoot that took place at the Bag End Guesthouse in Midrand. The whole feel of the shoot just made me think of spring and I loved the white blossoms crown.     Johann and Kayan met at church and they are both the full package – beauty and brains! With Kayan being a human rights lawyer and Johann specialising in Ophthalmology. Bag End provided the perfect backdrop to the shoot, the venue is both pretty and lends a whimsical feel that has the... Read More

The Cowshed Wedding Venue

Sep 23, 2014 Tags:
The Cowshed Wedding Venue
The Cowshed is a wedding venue situated just between Lydenburg and Dullstroom in Badfontein, Mpumalanga. I first saw this wedding venue in a post on Rock ‘n Roll bride and just loved it! How excited was I when they decided to become a part of lovilee?! The Cowshed plays host to a variety of weddings including some very glam barn weddings. Even though it’s a farm setting, modern weddings contrast nicely with the all the old buildings and the original farm barn.     Weather permitting ceremonies are either conducted in the... Read More

 


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