“TALE AS OLD AS TIME” HONEYMOON COMPETITION. PRIZE: “BE OUR GUEST” as we whisk the winning couple away to magical Disneyland Paris

The Big idea behind the shoot

The Love Knot has been brain storming for a while on doing a competition bridal couples, and we knew without a doubt that “Tale as old as time” needed to be our theme for The Love Knot’s 2017 competition of a lifetime.

Our passion is making each couple’s fairy tale story come to life in a wedding of their dreams so what better way of entwining every day LOVE STORIES, with the most romantic tale of all time.

The tale of love is as old as time and we are so privileged in being a part of so many unique LOVE stories. So The Love Knot is ready for one lucky couple to “BE OUR GUEST”, as we whisk you off on an adventure of a life time.

THE LOVE KNOT PROUDLY PRESENTS

“TALE AS OLD AS TIME” HONEYMOON COMPETITION.

PRIZE: “BE OUR GUEST” as we whisk the winning couple away to magical Disneyland Paris

PRIZE INCLUDES

Return Flights from Johannesburg to Paris

Airport Taxes

Shuttle Transfer from the Airport to your Hotel

4 nights’ accommodation – Continental Breakfast Daily – Park Passes

Shuttle Transfer from your Hotel to the airport

Fees of the French Visa Application

PRIZE EXCLUDES

Items of a personal nature

Sightseeing

Meals not stipulated

Drinks

Comprehensive travel Insurance

THE “TALE AS OLD AS TIME” HONEYMOON COMPETITION ENTRY

All Bridal couples who book and use The Love Knot Event Coordination as a supplier at their wedding for a decor, Floral styling, coordination package, stationary or personalised customised package in either 2017 or book in 2017 for a wedding in 2018, are entered into the “TALE AS OLD AS TIME’’ Honeymoon competition and stand the chance in winning an adventure of a lifetime.

CLOSING DATE

The “TALE AS OLD AS TIME’’ Honeymoon competition will be closed for entry as of the 30th November 2017.

COMPETITION DRAW

The Love Knot Event Coordination will invite all entries to be present at the draw of the “TALE AS OLD AS TIME’’ Honeymoon competition, and if not present the winner will be notified, no later than 5 days after the random draw evening.

For T&C please contact ashleigh@theloveknot.co.za

PHOTOGRAPHIC BRIDAL COUPLE OFFER

Leandrie Du Plessis has also offered to all couples who book with us in 2017 a 10% discount on any of her packages.

This styled shoot was put together by

Flowers, décor and styling – The Love Knot Event Coordination

Photography – Leandrie Du Plessis Photography

Dresses – Jana Robertson of Silver Swallow designs

Sumari Brits – Sweetly Detailed

Make-up and Hair – Alanda Nilsen

Pottery plates/crockery – Sandy Godwin – Clay Creations

Stationary – The Wedding Lady Marista Gililand

Venue – Shepstone Gardens

Second venue –  Lion & Safari Park

A tale as old as time

The Inspiration for this gorgeous shoot

We were so incredibly excited when we saw the first movie poster of the Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” new release which comes out on the 17th March 2017.

The elements from the shoot

We wanted to bring to life our vision of this incredible love story, which really is a true reflection of how love should be and stands the test of time. Together with exceptionally talented industry specialist, we teamed up to create an enchanted fairy-tale outcome.

With the décor and flowers, we set out create an opulence hue of golds, soft yellows and Royal blues. Soft romantic style arrangement set a feeling of castle flair and period romance. Old fashioned garden style flowers and roses in gold vase set the table arrangement on a deep velvet runner, cushions and accessories with hints of gold were added to make an enchanted castle setting. The gorgeous crockery was from the talented Sandy Godwin – Clay Creations. It brought an element of old world glamour, yet still gave a new world eclectic statement piece to our table setting. This Crockery is just beautiful crafted and such a wow factor in in any setting.

We had so much fun looking for and creating all the main characters of the story. Bringing the shoot to life with Lumiere, Cogsworth, chip, Mrs. Potts and many of the whimsical characters that are seen throughout. There are sneak peaks of them throughout the photos, they will definitely make you smile.

When deciding on the location of our shoot, one place came to mind straight away, and having had the privilege of working at the incredible venue a couple of times before, I knew Shepstone Gardens, with its spectacular gardens was the only venue to be the setting for this styled shoot.

Sumari Brits always adds incredible sweetly detailed elements, and not surprisingly the cake she did for the styled shoot looked amazing. Following the theme, Sumari created a 3-tiered cake that was so elegant and romantic, her detail is amazing from the tiniest gold leaves to the soft, delicate rose. Working with industry talents like this just puts the cherry on the cake.  The finer details in a styled shoot are so important, and this was definitely added by the stationary who was done by The Wedding Lady Marista Gililand. A classical simple statement which just fitted in perfectly.

Our gorgeous “Belle” was the most stunning Alanda Nilsen, incredible soul who was the perfect fit for our fairy tale shoot. Our ‘Belle” was brought to life with the help of the sensational Jana Robertson of Silver Swallow designs. Her dresses are incredible and we were lucky enough to have 3 of her sensational and incredibly designed dress. Flowy and romantic the dresses created such a beautiful statement. Opting for softer colours to create a romantic fairy tale look. One of the dresses was a gorgeous yellow and gold floral to create the famous “Belle” yellow dress. The dresses were full of drama and flowed beautifully through the images.  Jana is an absolute master and her passion shows through in each of her designs.  To finish off the look we were so lucky that Alanda is a fantastic make-up artist and even though she did her make up just picture perfectly to set the scene, there is nothing that beat her natural beauty shining through, she is just one gorgeous lady and our prefect “Belle”.

Then we will never ever forget the experience we had capturing Belle and her beast. I had the idea of trying to find a model that truly represent the magnificent and a little scary beast from the movie. We are truly blessed to live in the incredible country that we do and after some planning and great help from The Lion and Safari Park, we were able to bring in a touch of Africa with a truly natural Beast to complete the shoot. Our gorgeous lion was the perfect puzzle piece to complete the story we were creating.

A styled shoot can never be done without the eye of an amazing photographer. Leandrie Du Plessis, was such an incredible help with putting this shoot together. We absolutely love working with her as she just has an incredible way of bringing all the elements together to create imagery that has life and so much movement. She has mastered her eye so well and has a natural ability to capture the smallest detail to the largest statement.

The Love behind the shoot is always really import to me and we really couldn’t put things like this together without the support and hard work of The Love Knot team, who are amazing. The Love Knot is just getting stronger and stronger because of you.

THE DREAM TEAM

Flowers, décor and styling – The Love Knot Event Coordination

Photography – Leandrie Du Plessis Photography

Dresses – Jana Robertson of Silver Swallow designs

Sumari Brits – Sweetly Detailed

Make-up and Hair – Alanda Nilsen

Pottery plates/crockery – Sandy Godwin – Clay Creations

Stationary – The Wedding Lady Marista Gililand

Venue – Shepstone Gardens

A LITTLE SPRING IN OUR STEP

Waking up this morning I think we have a new little spring in our step!

Although the fresh brisk air is still around, I think the sense of spring is in the air and the excitement for sunny days is getting closer. Bring on our gorgeous African summer.

The Love Knot Event Coordination is a little more excited! The wedding season is slowly starting and as we gear up to our first wedding, at the end of the month. It is going to be a really gorgeous affair and can’t wait to share it with you all.

So we thought as pretty spring is in the air and because floral and botanicals are so in at the moment we thought it is the perfect time to do a board and get you all in the “blooming mood” as well.

Colourful display board for a spring floral wedding.

Colourful display board for a spring floral wedding.

Inspiration from:

http://burnettsboards.com/2014/03/dreamy-abandoned-mansion-inspiration-shoot/

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128302660/custom-listing-for-juanitapaints?ref=shop_home_active

https://www.etsy.com/listing/128302660/custom-listing-for-juanitapaints?ref=shop_home_active

http://blog.theknot.com/2013/09/12/trend-alert-10-fern-wedding-ideas/

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2014/03/inspiration-board-spring-garden-wedding.html

http://magnoliarouge.com/category/styled-shoot/page/3/

http://www.weddingpartyapp.com/blog/2014/03/04/swoonworthy-floral-wedding-dresses/

http://coquidv.tumblr.com/post/50726323946/www-behance-net

http://wedspiration.com/2012/01/dots-stripes-colorful-wedding-photography/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/dashboard/krystlecastro/boards/board/fdo

http://www.merrimentevents.com/2010/07/tyler-stephanie-at-the-poe-museum-2/

http://www.100layercake.com/real-weddings/view/colorful-bbq-wedding/

http://burnettsboards.com/2014/02/sublime-springtime-wedding/

http://burnettsboards.com/2014/02/sublime-springtime-wedding/

http://www.elizabethannedesigns.com/blog/2013/05/21/pink-gold-austin-wedding/

http://thebridaldetective.com/pattern-play-with-floral-prints/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/1444853/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/gallery/picture/1444853/

http://www.stylemepretty.com/2014/08/12/vintage-romance-at-carondelet-house/

http://www.erinvolantefloral.com/2013/07/floral-crown.html?m=1

 

PACKAGES WE OFFER

The Love knot has been working on the following packages.

There are a number of different options, which will suite a wide range of budgets.

But we will still happily meet with any couple to discuss and design a package especially for your requirements, if you can’t find a package attached. This is just a guideline to give an idea of what we can do.

The Love Knot is looking forward to meeting all you lovelies.

 

A DREAMY DAY UNDER THE AFRICAN SKY

On the 21st December 2013, Craig and I met on top a cliff with an amazing view to say I do. Under the African sky we were so lucky to be surrounded by family and friends which filled our souls with happiness and love.

We had amazing vendors who really made it all come together. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous and we give a truly huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts to the gorgeous Louise Vorster.

We are bursting with excitement to see our video from MSM Produksies. What we saw on the day, we know that Danie is going to have truly captured the magic moments of the day.

Kuthaba Bush Lodge has an amazing team who took away so much of the stress that comes with the day.

Together with the Kuthaba team, The Love Knot and our amazing friends and family the venue looked amazing and turned out exactly how we wanted, making it a day to remember. x

 

Louise Voster Photography ~http://louisevorsterphotography.co.za/

MSM Produksies ~ http://www.msmproduksies.co.za/

Kuthaba Bush Lodge ~http://www.kuthaba.co.za/

The Love Knot Knot ~ http://www.theloveknot.co.za/