Styled Photo Shoot at Cavalli
The wedding season has just kicked off, so to get those creative juices flowing again, our girls organised a Copper and Grey Styled Photo Shoot at Cavalli Wine and Stud farm, near Stellenbosch. We opted for a modern & minimalist approach, to compliment the architecture and styling at Cavalli.
The standout for me was the Origami stationery & décor elements. Even the chandelier was expertly folded! This was done by Hermien of Plank Create, an innovative new décor company which launched this year with origami and handcrafted paper décor. The simplicity of the geometric shapes, together with the warm hues of copper and gold accent colours, gives a crisp and modern twist to the ancient art of paper craft. The origami triangle curtain was used to provide contrast and break the monotone white wall. One of our favourite elements was the large Omega Star, which was folded from 6 paper squares.
The geometric and table decor elements were supplied by Blooming Wonderful and the succulents and flowers were done by Jane from Detail me Pretty. Jane used an oversized palm tree shell to group together the succulents keeping the look cohesive, neat and organic. The use of herbs added the grey element to our palette and also brought a beautiful herby smell to the table setting. Sheilam Nursery was so generous and sponsored all the succulents, which Jane incorporated into the flower décor.
Our model, Melissa Swanepoel (yes, that is a real tattoo on her arm!) was dressed by Alana van Heerden.
Incidentally, we did Alana’s wedding at Old Mac Daddy just the other day. Melissa’s make up and hair was done by Corlé Barnard. She opted for a soft smokey eye. Because beautiful Melissa had an edgy side, Corlé did a braid on the one side and paired it with a soft wave on the other. Elegance with an edge!
Cavalli Estate, just off the R44 near Stellenbosch, is set on 110 hectares of farmed vineyards, olive groves and gardens and lies at the foot of the Helderberg mountains. It has fantastic views over the Stellenbosch Wine district and False Bay. The venue can seat no fewer than 350, making it one of the biggest in Cape Town and it is perfectly equipped to host events and weddings of any size. Photo opportunities are plentiful! We’re looking forward to our first wedding at Cavalli!
Photos by Elandi Coetzee & Jo-Lizna Botha