Hooray For Kindness

If you love kindness, you will for sure love Hooray for Kindness. Please read on and we hope that you will head on over and donate or bid on the generous gifts so many have provided. We are go grateful to all who have donated their time and services to this good cause.

What is Hooray for Kindness you ask?
Hooray for Kindness is an online fundraiser to benefit anti-bullying programs in schools, organized by the teams at On to Baby and The Wedding Chicks. We were inspired to act after hearing of the suicide of 13-year-old Alexander Frye in Wyoming. Please read more about Alexander and our mission here. All proceeds will be donated to BullyBust, which helps schools-in-need put an end to bullying with targeted school-wide and classroom-based efforts.

We think you’ll love these items for your wedding day…
1. $300 Gift Certificate to The Wedding Chicks store
2. Plum and Lace Mini Hat From Tessa Kim
3. Wedding Day Photography for NYC, Seattle, or San Francisco couples from Stephanie Haller (What an amazing way to make part of your wedding day into a huge donation to charity!)
4. 100 Signature Wedding Invitations and Response Cards from The Green Kangaroo

And for your engagement photos…
Salem, Oregon couples: Portrait Session from Erich McVey Photgraphy
Philadelphia/NJ/NYC couples: Check out these sessions from Stephanie McDowell and Ted Nghiem
Southern California brides: Get your makeup and hair done in style from 10.11 Makeup

To see more items on auction click here. All cash donors of $20 or more will also get a special little handmade thank you gift from us (see here).

Categories: Things We Love

Elegant Pastel Wedding

Citing inspiration from the season’s latest color trend, our next wedding is surely to inspire all you spring brides. This elegant pastel wedding was held in South Africa, just outside Nelspruit in the low veld, near the Kruger National Park Gate.

We are head over heels for the soft and flowy bridesmaid dresses, the flower sash on the bride and all the pastel wedding florals. What do you love most?  All beautifully captured by South African wedding photographer Rensche Marie Photography. There really are so many more beautiful photographs in the full wedding gallery. Click here to see them all.

From The Bride:

My inspiration – Initially when my fiancé and I discussed our wedding “theme” we decided that we did not want to be boxed in by a specific theme, color style or rhythm. We wanted the wedding to shine timeless charm with a slight edge to it. Our wedding stationery was inspired by the Magnolia venue (floral wallpaper) and the colours we decided to work with were dove grey and turquoise with a touch of pink.

Since we got married in early October it made sense to focus on a spring floral table set-up complimented by a lot of candle light. The venue allowed for an open plan lay-out  with some of our guests seated on the patio overlooking the beautiful view of the Lowveld.  My mother, sister and aunt stumbled on the bridesmaids dresses shopping one morning and after sending me a picture we knew that nothing else would have looked better than these fabulous airy floral dresses from Forever New.  We had the absolute best florist and after meeting with her and advising on the look of the bridesmaids dresses she immediately understood what we were trying to create on our day,  she sourced the absolute best and most beautiful flowers available during season.

To fit into the timeless charm  I wanted my wedding dress to be classic, comfortable but still show people who I am, we had a traditional church wedding and I knew that my back would be towards our guests the  moment I reached the altar and wanted to make use of the opportunity to display the floral detail on the back of my dress. We used the same floral brooches from the dress in my hair, which complimented the “floral” theme beautifully…

Our wedding day was out of this world with the best weather we could ever have wished for, the food and wine was delicious the band kept guests on their feet until the early hours of the morning and my brand new  hubby and I partied until the very last guest left. It was a dream come true. Of course it helped to have such reliable suppliers and close family and friends helping us with all arrangements, allowing for such a stress free wedding day.

Photographer: Rensche Marie Photography
Getting ready venue: Caster Bridge Hollow
Catering & Venue: Magnolia Restuarante
Band: Havanna
Cake of Cheeses: Magnolia
Bridesmaid dresses: Forever New
Flowers: Jorika van Huyssteen | Dress: Belinda Viljoen | Hair:  Cecile De Jong | Make-up: Mireille Pieters | Grooms attire: Woolworths | Cake: Family favour

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: pink, purple, white
Styles: classic

Special Bridesmaid Gifts From The Adorned Article

The Adorned Article Fine Handcrafted Jewelry offers a line of charming, handcrafted sterling silver and gemstone jewelry including their popular Initial Necklaces.

In addition to their keepsake jewelry The Adorned Article just launched a new line of heirloom quality Rosaries and Rosary Jewelry. From full size five decade rosary beads, to delicate rosary bracelets their collection is meticulously made, all beautifully designed and utterly unique. All and handmade by store designer Samantha Bischof, each Rosary is carefully constructed with a keen attention to detail, using fine quality materials such as sterling silver, gemstones, and swarovski crystals and are made to last for generations. To see more special bridesmaid gifts from The Adorned Article click here.

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