A wedding on top of a mountain will always catch my eye, just as this styled shoot from Dehan Engelbrecht and Wildeflower does. Their amazing team of vendors made its way to the top of Lion’s Head Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, gaining an impeccable view to accentuate their stylish scene. Get ready for oodles of floral inspiration that will make your heart sing!
From the shoot designer and florist, Wildeflower: Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and we wanted capture the the aspects which make up the essence of its attractiveness, and what better place to do this from the top of Lion’s Head Mountain, as it overlooks the city, the ocean and onto the iconic Table Mountain. With is vantage point, our vision was to create a look and feel which brought visual synergy to these three iconic aspects.
When conceptualizing this shoot, I wanted us to use nature and the elements around us to inspire the colour palette and theme, while still making it feel modern. We used green, as as the base colour, as it’s the Pantone colour for 2017, and overlaid it with colour. The inspiration for the colour came from the elements around us; the terracotta and natural buff tones were inspired by the terracotta-tiled roofs of the city that one see from the mountain, the other element which is awe-strikingly beautiful from up there is the ocean, so to complement this expanse of blue we brought in a grey-blue crockery set, and a spray of sea holly in the arrangements. Lastly, the pop of marsala cymbidium orchids was brought in to ground the design and give it depth. The gold in the cutlery, vintage gold candle sticks, and gold foiling on the stationery added a feel of luxury and style. This was beautifully complemented by the gold ring selection and choker from Dear Rae jewelry.
Any tips on how to recreate this look? Use furniture that is modern and minimalistic, such as raw wooden tables and ghost chairs as well as gold cutlery to give it a modern feel. Make sure you have a clear vision of what you want your day to look like and communicate this accurately with the floral designer and stationery designer so they can create designs that work seamlessly together. Lastly, be a bit daring; wear the deep burgundy lips, romantic dress or go for an unusual floral head piece.
Squeeze of lime (about 10ml per glass)
Method per 180ml champagne flute glass: 1. Squeeze some fresh lime into the glass, about 5ml.
2. Pour 80ml rose lemonade into the glass and finished with 80ml soda water.
3. Optional: 1/2 shot vodka. Decrease other qualities if you’re adding Vodka.
4. Serve chilled in a champagne flute
Photography: Dehan Engelbrecht
Concept, Styling and Floral dDsign: Wildeflower
Wedding Dresses: White Lilly Bridal
Jewelry: Dear Rae
Hair and Makeup: Lisa Brown
Decor, Cutlery and Crockery: Two Birds
Stationery: White Kite Studio
Models: Jolandi van Wyk and Jan-Paul du Plessis