Every year, almost as a ritual, pastel hues and blossoms welcome the arrival of spring. One cannot deny that a duo of milky hues and sweet smelling blooms will always be refreshing and refreshment is exactly what we need to end of a cold and dreary winter season. For our editorial spring shoot, Christine Meintjes got behind the lens at the gorgeous Brenaissance Wine & Stud Estate. This year at fashion week, we collaborated with Rosenwerth as media partner. The inspiration for their 2013 collection was ‘The Bride’ and we completely fell in love with the handy work of Stephan and Gabi.
I could not imagine any couturier more suitable to transform our two models Carla and Kim into whimsical spring fairies. For our decorative table, we combined the talents of Fleur Le CordeurCotton Cloud Letterpress and Laura Mitchell Cake Couture. The end result was magical. Notice the gradual expression of a few budding garden bulbs progressing gradually to a symphony of spring flowers? Hoodoo designs offered some gorgeous silver jewellery, also inspired by nature’s endless beauty. How about a light and dainty pancake tier?
… spring is about freshness, new beginnings,
whimsical gowns, romantic and dreamy colours, cool breezes, soft sunshine and even the occasional rainy day.
…when you merge soft hues of pistachio, blush, lilac-lavender
and creamy white the result speaks spring.

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30 Responses to “Spring has sprung”

  1. Debbie September 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm #

    Beautiful! Ready for spring after these lovely images.

  2. Deborah Breach September 23, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    gorgeous!

  3. Alicia September 24, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    Sjoe dit is ongelooflik mooi!!!
    My gunsteling!!!!!
    Photos isnfantasties christine!!!

  4. Glisson Niekerk September 26, 2013 at 2:08 pm #

    stunning photography and creative work!

  5. Joanne October 4, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Absolutely beautiful! That blue dress is amazing! can you tell me where it came from?

    • Roeleen from The Pretty Blog October 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      Hi Joanne, all these dresses are from Rosenwerth in Cape Town.

  6. Angie Smith October 17, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

    Lovely pictures, I wish I was young again!!!

  7. Andy Mcasa October 18, 2013 at 1:12 pm #

    I’m inlove with the dresses

  8. Alida Milne November 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    Everything in this shoot spells out: SPRING! The models absolutely suit the scenes, the food/flowers/tones… just perfect. Too bad it’s not Spring here :( Well done – very crisp, fresh photos!

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