Wedding Update: Flower Lovers Dream In Pretoria
Fragrant roses climbing on ruined stone walls, lavender bushes full of nectar-collecting bees and blooming wildflowers. There is nothing more typically English than a lush, overgrown garden. This stylized film was inspired by the floral environment of an English country garden and was conceived as a flower lover’s dream.
The Location: The filming took place against the backdrop of Ludwig’s charming rose kitchen in South Africa. This farm in Pretoria has been growing roses since March 1971 and offers a beautiful setting for a picnic or a party on a special occasion.
The atmosphere: Romantic, but mature. This garden inspiration was designed to create a floral, but not flying or frivolous look; a simply beautiful and elegant celebration in the most natural setting. The flowers had to be natural to feel like an extension of the garden. Wild Leaves Floral Design has hand-picked a selection of English-style roses and flowers from the surrounding gardens. A custom-made Berry Rose Spritz Trolley was designed to encourage guests to have a hearty and a piece of cake.
The details: the color palette was soft and romantic – a neutral base with layers of color and texture added to come from the flowers and hues found in the gardens. The stationery suite, handmade by Rabbitstrail, set the tone for this discreet and elegant country-style vignette. The table was designed to be a living table with dishes and cutlery on a natural cushion of flowers, foliage and seasonal fruits. Delicate glassware and simple tableware complemented the look alongside bespoke stationery. The delicious cupcake was designed by Aux Petit Four, with a vanilla sponge and a cream glaze with delicate flowers. Our beautiful “English rose” bride looked divine from silk organza and soft tulle, with headdresses and antique jewelry from So Jy.
Tips and highlights:
Work with what is available and in season.
Layout dishes to arouse interest and crystal bridge glasses for a touch of glamor.
Focus on the finest details for a charming touch: tie cutlery with delicate silk ribbons, embellish your cake with fresh flowers and make each frame inviting and individual for each guest.