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Dearheart Photos

While themes certainly aren’t necessary for a wedding day, we sure enjoy seeing brides go all out with their own once in a while. Jana and Heinrich chose a “rabbits and wreaths” theme, which had tablescapes full of sweet bunny ceramics, rabbit shaped boutonnieres made out of wood for the gents, and floral wreaths for the bridesmaids in lieu of traditional bouquets. Dearheart Photos and The Stables did some incredible work, so let’s take a look!

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

From the bride, Jana: I wanted my wedding to be very rustic and we wanted to do everything ourselves.
We wanted to create a whimsical feel. Our theme was “rabbits and wreaths.” All the tables had wooden or ceramic rabbits on them. The table numbers hung from wreaths. We also hid rabbits in the garden at the pre-drinks. We did not have a set colour scheme my bridesmaids wore different coloured dresses and the flowers were all different colours. We wanted to incorporate the feeling of spring.

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bride getting ready - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridesmaids with wreaths - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridesmaids with wreaths - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

wedding jewelry - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

pastel wedding bouquet with eucalyptus - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme
Bouquet recipe: Peonies, roses, daisies and a lot of eucalyptus leaves.

wedding ceremony signs - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bridal processionals - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

garden wedding ceremony - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

ceremony recessional - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

unique bridal portraits - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

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handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Just remember what the day is all about…it is a celebration of your relationship and your wedding day should reflect your personalities. People will try to persuade you into going with their choices but stand your ground and go with your gut feeling. Your day should be about your style and not someone else’s.

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

animal figurines as centerpiece - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

whimsical wedding decor - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

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handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

rustic wedding decor - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme

handcrafted wedding with a rabbits and wreaths theme - photo by Dearheart Photos http://ruffledblog.com/handcrafted-wedding-with-a-rabbits-and-wreaths-theme


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Marry Me,” Train
Recessional: “I Believe in a Thing Called Love,” The Darkness
First Dance: “Is This Love?” James Arthur

Wedding Location: Clarens, South Africa / Photographer: Dearheart Photos / Florist: Annette Trosky from The Stables and bride’s mother (table flowers) / Venue and Caterer: St Fort Guest Farm / Wedding Planning: Conrad from St Fort / Wedding Dress: Bride’s Aunt, Sandra Hugo / Wedding Shoes: Woolworths / Accessories: The Stables / Hair: Theresa from The Loft / Makeup: Niins / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal / Groom’s Suit, Shoes, and Tie: Woolworths / Wedding Invitations: Bride / Transportation: a tractor used on the farm

4 comments
  • You guys have such wonderful photos. What a beautiful day it was.

  • Love the colorful bridesmaids dresses! Love the DIY details and decor!

  • What a beautiful wedding!

  • So pretty!!! I have never seen such beautiful Handcrafted Wedding decoration! Well, I really appreciate your idea of something unique on your special day. Your selection of wedding location venue for this theme is just perfect.