Spring country table complete with a doughnut cake

Spring is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a spring country table styled shoot – complete with a doughnut cake. The styled shoot took place at the Hertford Country Hotel & Function Venue in Lanseria just outside Johannesburg. The images were beautifully captured by Lerika Photography. I just love spring, not just because my birthday is around the corner, but because I see it as my new year. Everything is fresh and new and just so full of hope and promise.

Spring country table complete with a doughnut cake

The idea for the shoot was to work around pastel colours and a doughnut cake from a pin on pinterest. I wanted to use light pink roses and a dinner plate set that I bought at Mr Price Home a good few years ago. The lovilees from The Linen Box supplied us with the serviettes and linen, just, well, lovilee!

Spring has sprung spelled with scrabble letters
spring country table place setting

Liezel from Match Set Love designed the stationary for us and also helped with the styling and moral support for me. She was climbing up and down ladders on the day and allowed us to take some pictures of her little princess that just brought the whole shoot together! Thank you so much! The glass drinking jars with floral lids are from In Good Company. I just looove them, have used them plenty again afterwards with different colour paper straws.

donut cake with scrabble letters in front
spring country table with scrabble letters

After I saw a similar doughnut cake on Pinterest, I just had to have one for the shoot. The doughnuts are from Spar in Olivedale, and were only R5 each! A doughnut cake is such a cheap, yet lovilee idea for a wedding. Where can you get a cake / cupcakes for such a small amount per person? And they were yummy! Even is you use two per person it still makes budget sense. We made use of two cake-stands on top of each other to build the cake, and the result? Well, we’d love to hear what you think.

For décor we opted for bell jars, a rabbit that I bought some time ago, white cuppachino / milkshake glasses {They were R10 on sale at Mr Price Home, but I have seen pastel coloured ones at Typo recently} and roses that were a few days old so that they would be opened fully. We found some very nice sticky tape that looked like lace that we stuck around the glass at the Chinese Mall, just adding a bit of detail.

For favours I opted for the huge candy suckers from In Good Company. The pinks were quite bright, so I toned them down with tulle.

The Hertford Country Hotel & Function Venue provided such a nice setting for the shoot. They have so many different spots to photograph in, I wish that we could’ve stayed longer to explore!

The next set-up we had was a small round candy table under an arch at the Hertford. We used the same décor, just added an ombre confetti curtain behind the table that my mom and I made. I literally cut out circles from cardboard in various shapes and hues of pink and blues and we sew them together with a sewing machine.

And, then for fun we looked at a ring shot with hundreds and thousands in the background… I thought it came out rather lovilee!

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