Wedding drinks & presentation

Oct 31, 2014 Tags: , ,
Wedding drinks & presentation
Today we share a few wedding drink options and the presentation thereof. We all know about the traditional wines, champagnes and fruit juices, but are there any interesting non-alcoholic options for guests to enjoy? Lauren shared a nice option of a Chamomile Cooler that can also be used, she served it in a Consol Glass mason jar with paper straw a while ago, and photographer, Carike Ridout and I thought we’d look at a few more options.     I like presenting drinks in various glasses, not only do I use my wine glasses for... Read More

Strawberry summer Ice lollies recipe

Oct 30, 2014 Tags: ,
Strawberry summer Ice lollies recipe
What better way to give your guests something to enjoy and cool them off at the same time than with these Strawberry summer Ice lollies. They are both yummy to eat and look pretty too and can be enjoyed by young and old on any special occasion.     Strawberry summer Ice lollies recipe Ingredients: Two punnets of Strawberries (with the green stalk and leaves removed) 1 Cup of Icing Sugar Zest of 1 lemon 1 Tray of Ice Cubes   Method: Place all the ingredients into a blender. Blend until smooth (this may take a while to ensure... Read More

Sanlam Investments (FoodWineDesign) Fair 2014 {give-away}

Oct 30, 2014 Tags: ,
Sanlam Investments (FoodWineDesign) Fair 2014 {give-away}
The month of November will see the return of the popular FoodWineDesign Fair, which has been renamed and freshly rebranded the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary (FoodWineDesign) Fair, celebrating its fifth year this year. The Fair will once again take place from 7-9 November 2014, on the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner, an ideal venue which offers the perfect combination of urban chic, convenience and gorgeous city views.     The Fair is the first event to combine food, wine and design – all lifestyle areas that converge on high quality... Read More

White Light Wedding Venue

Oct 29, 2014 Tags: ,
White Light Wedding Venue
The much anticipated opening of the new White Light Wedding Venue had finally arrived and photographer, Carike Ridout was ready to capture it all for us to share with you! This venue is the latest wedding venue addition to the forum company‘s portfolio and is situated just 20 minutes from Sandton towards Lanseria on the Elandsdrift road.     White Light is literally a blank canvas to bring your wedding dreams to light. Previously an old farm cottage is now an intimate wedding venue that can accommodate up to 140... Read More

Wedding dress inspiration from Vonvé Bridal

Oct 28, 2014 Tags: ,
Wedding dress inspiration from Vonvé Bridal
We had the opportunity to see the lovilee dresses from Vonvé Bridal Couture for the first time in a Harvest themed bridal styled shoot. Owner Rochelle clearly has a sense of style and was on hand with the styling and fitting each model in the best dress for them. She recently comissioned a shoot showcasing some more of her collection at Le Chatelat. Images were taken by Genevieve Fundaro Photography.   One Shot videographers was also there to take a lovilee video of the day:     About the shoot The overall... Read More

Spring Blossom couple shoot {Eye Poetry}

Oct 27, 2014 Tags:
Spring Blossom couple shoot {Eye Poetry}
Dwayne and Juanè, both students in Bloemfontein decided on a spring blossom couple shoot just before their last formal, photographed by Eye Poetry Photography. The images ere taken at the Celebration venue in Bloem, a lovilee venue with plenty of pretty blossoms and beautiful light. Juanè, a photographer herself, knew exactly what to do and how to pose, and Dwayne was so cool and at ease, making for gorgeous memories.     How did you meet? We actually met each other a couple of years ago, even though Juanè will deny this,... Read More

Dermaquest bridal beauty 101

Oct 24, 2014 Tags: ,
Dermaquest bridal beauty 101
You may be frantically focusing on seating charts and save-the-dates, but as the clock ticks down towards the big day there’s no need to stress about how to make your skin a priority. Dermaquest Skin Therapy has products for getting your skin glowing for your walk down the aisle – tried and tested on Tanya Velimirovic, Head trainer at Dermaquest, for her own wedding!     ‘Skin treatments should be initiated well in advance, about two months before the wedding, so that the aesthetician gets enough time to provide a... Read More

Crème Brûlée recipe

Oct 23, 2014 Tags:
Crème Brûlée recipe
Since the 17th Century, Crème Brûlée was known by this name and literally means, “Burnt cream”. Although it is still made from the same recipe family as the Crème Caramel, the difference between the two custard base desserts is the topping. Caramel is served with caramel syrup and the Crème Brûlée recipe with a caramelised hard crust.   Here is the traditional French Crème Brûlée recipe I got to know when we were still foodie students. I’ve added some rose or orange flower water to the ingredients but this can be removed... Read More

Perfect Parties {Book review}

Oct 21, 2014 Tags: , ,
Perfect Parties {Book review}
When I was asked to review the book ‘Perfect Parties‘ I had no idea what to expect. Most of the books on entertaining I have read either focusses on the décor aspect, or the recipes. This book however covers it all! The book literally includes décor ideas, with gorgeous images, menu options, recipes, to-do lists and check-lists for a variety of special occasions.     About the Author: Originally an economist, Janet Kohler decided to follow her heart and train as a cordon bleu cook, but now as a stay-at-home mother of... Read More

 


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