Get ready to view a colourful visual feast of authentic homegrown ideas in this gorgeous styled wedding shoot styled by Jeanine Richards – Owner of Ninirichi Style Studio; in conjunction with Tickled Pink Weddings Events, As Sweets as Images Photography and an amazing team of wedding industry leaders. Our home city Johannesburg is a rich source of inspiration; from her history, culture and diversity, to her gritty textures, vibrant colours, abundant creativity and exceptional skills and talents that abound. We created a striking shoot; jam packed with bespoke details that will be sure to leave a lasting impression and encourage brides to think outside the box and express their inner African Queen!
Make a bold statement with your first touch point – This striking invitation set will leave guests intrigued and excited to attend your big day celebration.
We utilized Amy’s beautiful gritty background texture photos from our site visit to 1 Fox – The Sheds (a decommissioned dynamite factory in the heart of Jozi); over which we layered bold typographic details and colour pop silhouette graphics.
Bespoke crafted signage concept – a great recognizable detail to place at the venue entrance to lead guests in the right direction as they arrive. Embroidery hoops housing bold traditional Shwe Shwe fabrics and crochet looms framing signage prints – mounted on a chicken wire fence and embellished with giant buttons.
Informal township style seating arrangements at the welcome drinks area – reclaimed packaging crates with Shwe Shwe cushions for comfort and style.
Serve up some traditional South African canapes to keep the hunger at bay until the banquet feast time arrives.
Mini bunny chow – a traditional South African take-away street food consisting of hollowed out half loaves of bread filled with beef curry.
When guests are presented with a tissue favour as they arrive at the ceremony; one will know it is going to be an emotional affair. We made up the delightful shwe shwe tissue pouches as a lovely keep-sake.
The ceremony setup in this amazing distressed space is rich is texture and character. An assortment of reclaimed / recycled panels artistically displayed to form a suggestion of a city-skyline backdrop. A gold sequin fabric strip runs through the backdrop and along the aisle forming a sparkling walkway for the bridal couple. The backdrop it lit-up with raw light-bulb strings adding to the industrial aesthetic.
Gold painted concrete brick candle stands, gold dipped textured candle votives and hand-crafted flowers line the aisle. Informal crate / cushion ottoman seating for guests.
Unique bespoke handcrafted bouquets – inspired by the abundance of hand-craft arts that are on sale on the streets of Jozi.
Guests are presented with beautifully packaged bubble fluid in Consol [Mason] jars and beaded wire wands to rain blessing bubbles down of the bridal couple as they leave the ceremony.
Shwe shwe wedding quilt display as an alternative to a traditional guest register book. Guests instructed to sign the quilt as a blessing keep-sake.
Quirky seating plan display inspired by the street vendors that sell their fruit on the pavements of Jozi. They generally build stalls from found materials and artistically display their fruit on plastic plates to attract the attention of passer buys. We reworked this concept and added some signature style and glamour – We used hot-pink plastic plates to frame prints of the table arrangements, sprayed the fruit gold to make them more sculptural and added tin-flower sculptures. Bespoke shwe shwe bunting signage finished off the display.
This striking banquet tablescape is a rich visual feast in itself.
Used this fabulous industrial raw wood table with cast aluminium findings formed the base of our table design [compliments of Pick-up-stix] then added these retro yellow Tolix replica chairs [supplied by Inspire Furniture rentals]. We suspended an egg shape cage pendant light with exposed light-bulb over the table and decorated with it with hand-crafted flowers.
We added a vibrant orange shwe shwe overlay and mix-and-match stiff shwe shwe linen napkins. Bespoke menu card were attached to the napkins with wooden vintage clothing pegs.
Hand crafted flowers displayed in stacked tin-bowls and recyled bean-cans with shwe shwe wrappers. Mercury-glass candle votives add city-of-gold sparkle to the table design.
Bespoke underplate layer made from lasercut vinyl LP record and mini LP label with serving as a name place-card.
An eclectic assortment of drinking vessels – tall gold rimmed champagne flutes, retro hot pink wine goblets and monogrammed mugs.
Resin cast kudu horn vases, painted white and tips dipped in glitter. Gold painted aloes.
What is a wedding without a styled / themed dessert buffet? Well this one captures all the fun and style of traditional South African sweet treat time.
Shanty style corrugated iron clad table | Reclaimed oil drum risers | Fondant plastered cake with gold edible foiling and glitter | Shwe shwe crafted stuffed chicken cake topper | Consol [Mason] jars, recyled food-cans, tin bowls and spray-painted kitchen vessels filled with popular South African brand spaza candies and crafted flowers | Traditional South African baked desserts | Bespoke paper-punch food labels | “Ag Sweet” [a typical South African colloquial expression] laser-cut signage | Repurposed grater lighting pendants.
Time to pose – this bespoke photo-booth backdrop concept is unique, interactive and fun! A black stretched felt base with loose laser-cut felt graphic shapes – for guests to build and rearrange their own backdrop scenes.
Time to sing and dance the night away to some urban lounge and Sophiatown tunes. Party space setup against the funky graffiti walls at 1 Fox. DJ booth (sponsored by Prop Stars)
Gorgeous bridal gown and gold sequin dressed by the talented Vesselina Pentencheva. Striking shwe shwe turban, gold metal wire choker and wooden African beaded bracelet. Hand crafted wooden spoon king protea bouquet.
Jozi city view from Shine Studios.
Sunset at the amazing rooftop venue Randlords.
Featured on www.southboundbride.com – thank you for the fabulous editorial
Concept, Decor, Styling and Stationery – Ninirichi Style Studio – www.ninirichi.co.za
Planning and Co-ordination – Tickled Pink Weddings and Events – www.tickledpinkevents.co.za
Photography – As Sweet as Images – www.asaimages.co.za
Bridal and Bridesmaid dresses – Vesselina Pentcheva – www.vesselina.co.za
Bridesmaid dresses – White Lilly Bridal – www.whitelillybridal.com
Make-up and Hair – Courney Chadwick Makeup Artist – www.courtneychadwick.co.za
Videographer – Enthusiastic Weddings – www.enthusiasticweddings.com
Drone Footage – Revolution Inc – https://www.linkedin.com/in/martin-de-bruin-15328879
Venue – 1 Fox The Sheds – www.1fox.co.za
Venue – Shine Studios- www.shinestudios.co.za
Venue – Randlords – www.randlords.co.za
Furniture manufacturer – Pick-Up-Stix – https://www.facebook.com/woodenpickupstix
Furniture rentals and sales – Inspire Furniture – www.inspirefurniture.co.za
Furniture and Prop Hire – Prop Stars – www.propstars.co.za
Antiques – Antiques and Things – www.weltevredenfarm.blogspot.co.za
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