Blog

On this warm April’s day on the beautiful Nooitgedacht Estate, you really felt the love and excitement of Robyn and Quinton’s wedding guests. The rustic yet elegant Stellenbosch venue complimented the classical feel of this stunning wedding perfectly. It was a truly heart-warming moment seeing this......

“In an endless garden of flowers, I will always pick you.” – A.J. Lawless This beautiful Elgin Farm wedding had so many amazing high lights.  Alexandra and James got married on their beautiful family farm in the Elgin Valley.  This is not a conventional wedding......

Nooitgedacht Estate was the perfect backdrop for WingSze & Michael’s Summer Wedding and sunny Stellenbosch proved, once again, to be one of the best locations for a Destination Wedding! With guests traveling from across the world, it was wonderful to be able to experience the......

Candice & Len are every coordinator’s dream couple; they capture your heart in an instant and stay with you forever. A warm, down-to-earth, kind and caring couple who are adored by all that surrounded them at their gorgeous wedding in the Elgin Valley – can’t......

I’ve been in the wonderful wedding industry for the majority of my adult years and to be honest, one could probably get a bit blasé about people getting married now! I mean, you get engaged; you sort out all the masses of paper work, book......

The Western Cape  has been battling a drought for the past couple of years. Along with the drought comes a few challenges for brides-to-be in planning their wedding as certain types of flowers are not available anymore. So a team of talented (I’m biased) wedding......

The Creation Events team loved planning the destination wedding of Helen and Jason at the beautiful Stellenbosch Wine Estate.  Established in 1692, Spier is one of South Africa’s most historic wine farms – with a long, proud legacy. Today, Spier presents itself as a modern,......

Mandy & Jovan are an amazing couple who clearly respect and love each other very much. There wedding day was a family filled event that overflowed with love and special moments. Rockhaven was their venue of choice and it did not disappoint. They were blessed......

As suppliers we often have a little bucket list of venues and suppliers we all secretly wish to work with.  I recently saw a photographer advertising a 20% discount just to shoot a wedding at his favourite new venue.  Creation Events was therefore, super excited......

Kate and Charles-Eric planned their South African Wedding all the way from Australia.  They chose the beautiful Elgin Valley as their destination.  Elgin is a small farming community close to the town of Grabouw which is surrounded by the most beautiful apple and pear farms......

Nadine and Andrew are quite possibly one of the coolest couples I have ever met. Not only do they live in California, USA (a pretty cool place in its own right) but they also work for pretty impressive companies. Andrew works for a division of......

I often tell people that I am so blessed to always get the most amazing couples to work with, Amy and Ashley were no exception. Amy and Ashley contacted me shortly after they got engaged and while they had started the venue hunting process, have......

A real winter wedding at Rockhaven. Elizabeth and Lee’s day felt rather enchanted with the misty backdrop of Rockhaven Estate and magical lighting within the venue. Lee is British and Elizabeth is American. However, met each other in Cape Town through mutual friends. Elizabeth owns......

In my family, I am the eldest of 3 children and this is my little sister’s wedding! I may be a bit bias (obviously), however, Zuria is one of the most beautiful brides I ever had the pleasure working with. From the moment she announced......

A beautiful Cape summer day was the backdrop to this enchanting wedding. Kim looked breathe-taking in her lace wedding dress with its gorgeous open back detail and Lloyd was rather dashing in his blue suit. Smiles all-around for this very special couple. This wedding was......

This Austrailian-meets-South-African celebration was one for the books! Libby and Bren are a funky and dynamic couple who wanted a celebration that focused on the coming together of family and friends. They kicked off their week-long festivities with 40 of their Australian friends joining them in......

Ria and Brett are probably one of the nicest couples I have ever worked with. This UK based couple flew down to SA in February to say their vows overlooking the Franschhoek mountains at the gorgeous Holden Manz Wine estate. Friends and family from far......

This wedding was so beautiful that I really struggled to select which pictures to share with you. They are all so stunning, needless to say, Tasha Seccombe did a wonderful job! I coordinated the events on the day and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.......

Roxanne and Dustin’s special day was hosted at a beautiful private home in Constantia. The day was filled with laughter, smiles and love. What made this wedding extra special is that the true wedding planner was the Groom’s Father, Rob Stringfellow. In fact, Rob put most......

Wayne and Marilie won a styled photoshoot a while ago.  At the time they were not yet engaged, so we decided to go with the “You are my person” theme as everyone has that special person whom you love very much. We decided to go with......

Anastasia and Nick had a real life Big Fat Greek Wedding. They are both very family orientated people and wanted to incorporate as much of this feel into their wedding. One of their favourite things to do is have a chilled braai with their large......

Stacie & Jahne are such a special couple. They are very much in love with each other. This sporty couple is also in love with nature. It was very important for them to incorporate nature’s raw beauty in their day. This wedding took place in......

Baby showers make me so happy – it’s one of the loveliest celebrations of new life and a great way to spoil the mommy-to-be. This baby shower I did quite a while ago and have been meaning to showcase it on the blog for ages.......

We put a classical spin on the typical Moroccan wedding and tried to move away from the expected Boho-style that comes with this particular theme. Well chosen specific elements from Moroccan weddings were incorporated into this shoot. This wedding style would work very well for......

 “A mother’s treasure is her daughter” The bond between a mother and daughter is really special. A mom is a daughter’s best friend and role model. There is nothing more special than a mother and daughter spending time together preparing for her wedding day. The......

We can’t get enough of this beautiful wedding venue in the Franschhoek valley – Holden Manz. Marianne and Adam’s wedding day was simply stunning. We coordinated the event on the day and feel especially blessed to have witnessed such a love-filled gathering. One of our......

This Italian Lunch wedding at The Conservatory in Franschoek was absolutely stunning. We loved the bride’s feminine wedding gown and colour scheme. The classic green and white colours ensured this stunning celebration was fresh and classy. Candi and Alastair are a special couple who are......

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin We so enjoyed helping Anna & Christopher plan their magical day. They are a very special couple, all the way from Saudi Arabia. They chose to have their wedding at......

We love wedding planning but also enjoy organising corporate events when they come around. Last year, we had the privilege to organise the DENTASA AGM and Summit event when it was hosted in the Western Cape. DENTASA is a voluntary association and advocacy group that......

This gorgeous wedding was filled to the brim with smiles and laughs. The couple wanted the day to be a party that their guests would remember for years to come. They added lots of fun touches to the day like a tasty candy bar, flip......

Steffany and Ian’s wedding is the stuff that dreams are made of. It started out with a bit of a bang – when flying in for their Destination wedding from London, Steffany’s baggage never made it to SA. Thankfully her dress and groom made it,......

We attended the launch of the new L’Avenir Single Block Rooftop venue recently and wow! we were impressed – it’s simply breathtaking. This venue is beautifully designed. The gorgeous glass doors & windows offer uninterrupted panoramic views of the Winelands. L’Avenir hopes this venue will encourage......

Bryanna, originally from Australia, and Kyall, an SA local, resides in Hong Kong and both flies “big planes” for a living.  This fun loving couple met a few years ago at Flying School in Port Alfred.  It therefore felt natural that their wedding should reflect their......

We celebrate our beautiful and diverse country with this styled wedding shoot.  We had such fun doing this African inspired wedding shoot – from the stunning traditional blooms to the gorgeous beadwork cake… it was a beautiful collaboration. South Africa is an eclectic mix of......

Estelle and Chris’s wedding under the huge old oak tree at Hathersage Farm, was picture perfect.  The unusual colour scheme of green and gold was particularly elegant. The bride along with a host of fabulous suppliers, pre-planned the wedding and Creation Events was on hand on......

Enchanted … dreamy .. a fairy tale.  That is what Stella always imagined her wedding day to be.  And that is just exactly how it turned out. Of course, stepping out in a breathtaking Vera Wang creation goes a long way to cast the kind......

South African born Nicola met her Prince Charming, local boy Nick, shortly after she arrived in the UK as a student.  As soon as they started dating – you guessed it – they became Nic & Nick. Ten years later and still inseparable, they decided to......

Many a groom I know of agonise for ages over unique ways to propose. Whether or not Johan spent many hours with his thinking cap on, I do not know. But he certainly came up with a novel approach: he gift-wrapped the engagement ring and......

Rod le Roux is used to organising events for other people. So it was quite a change of scenery for him to walk into a room where an entire event was already planned and executed – and all for his benefit. Rod, a manager at......

Well, the searing heat of February is still on, but the tell-tale signs of autumn approaching is already visible in the trees and the vineyards around our town. Which just means one thing – if you are planning to get married in spring in the......

Second time mum-to-be Tanya was not impressed when hubby Lyle dragged her and little Connor along to “finalise arrangements for an upcoming staff function”.  She had envisaged a leisurely day of shopping for the new baby on this Saturday morning. When they arrived at The......

When Josias’ wife approached us to assist with the concept and menu for his 40th birthday party, we faced quite an interesting challenge. Josias is a typical rugged South-African farmer, but he also appreciates the finer things in life and wanted something “smart, yet a......

Are you the kind of girl who wants to head for the hills when you think of a traditional white wedding? Does the thought of lacy, flouncy, frothy wedding dresses leave you stone cold? Then you will most likely love these ideas for a glamorous rock......

Whilst there is no doubt that a wedding is one of the most significant occasions you’ll ever celebrate, the arrival of a baby is of course no less momentous. We reckon that deserves a special feast! Our team  at Creation Events decided to showcase two......

On a gloriously mellow day in autumn, Aloës and Dewald tied the knot at the beautiful Lourensford Estate in Somerset West. Aloës is a local girl, and she met her Mr Right at nearby Stellenbosch University while they were both still students there. She confessed that she was smitten the......

Emily and Bruce getting married is proof to my romantic soul that there is a love out there waiting just for you! Emily hails from the United States. Bruce was born and bred in South Africa. Yet their paths were destined to cross thousands of......

I got to know Philippa years ago when she was still a student.  At the time she was working for one of the staffing companies we used and we spent many weekends behind the scenes at other couples’ special days.  Since then we lost contact......

I was so honoured to be featured on the Southbound Bride Blog for a second time last month.  I’m even more proud to say that the post was the top post of the month. (How cool is that?) I love Southbound blog and often pop in to......

Choosing the best wedding cake depends on your own likes and dislikes, the wedding theme, and your budget. While it is ultimately up to you to choose the cake, the choice can be made a little easier by following these helpful tips. Plan well in......

I love the Southbound Bride Blog and often pop over to see what awesome inspiration Gaby is sharing.  Today however, I had the honor of doing a guest post for Gaby. Hope you guys find the tips helpful. Hey hey, it’s Friday! And it’s the best kind of day......

I had the privilege to be part of a very special celebration for Genevieve Human and her baby girl. Here are some images from the morning.  Regrettably it was quite chilly and wet but we still had loads of fun.                    ......

When venue hunting I often find that clients restrict themselves with options as they have preconceived ideas about what the norm is in terms of layout when hosting a wedding.  This does not have to be the case.  It is however the client’s personal choice......

My path crossed this quirky couple very late in the planning process, but the end result was a truly personalized celebration that reflected the personalities of Ellouise and Abrie perfectly . Ellouise wanted their day to be fun and relaxed but yet elegant. The reception tables popped with splashes colour as we......

I really felt privileged to have been part of this wonderful family’s celebration party.  Their home in the Durbanville area is a beautiful oasis of trees, greens and lawns which made the perfect location for Delene’s cocktail birthday celebration.  They wanted to create an informal......

Linda is such a creative person and truly a hands on bride. We therefore only had to assist Linda with the decor for her wedding. Marida from Paradiso Flowers had a hand in the flower arrangements and was able to truly capture what Linda had......