Hooray Loves | August Wrap Up

‘Hooray Loves’ is a monthly wrap up of wedding related ‘things’ that have caught our eye. From locally designed jewellery to celebrity weddings. Our glitter loving, love obsessed magpie has her eye on all things new and exciting and is here once a month to share them with you.

Here is our list of fabulous August finds, Enjoy!


1. Ocean Wedding  – Green Wedding Shoes
This wedding had us “ooohing and aaahing” from the minute we saw it. I am sure all of you ocean-loving brides will absolutely adore this wedding brought to you by our friends over at Green Wedding Shoes. From casual day to classy evening we love everything about this real wedding feature. Something we have never seen before which made this wedding so special, is that the ceremony was held out at sea on a sand bar with everyone knee deep in the azure waters of Hawaii. Breathtaking!

2. Two Piece Wedding Dresses – Mira Zwillinger
So by now I am sure you have all seen the gorgeous blush tulle skirt we featured on our Hooray Styled Shoot to know that we are totally obsessed with two piece wedding dresses, The amazing Mira Zwillinger released her much anticipated 2016 range and we are just gaga over this ensemble. We look forward to seeing many more bold brides tackle this daring new look in 2016.


Pancake bar – Hooray Weddings
So as you know we love anything different over at Hooray weddings and Louis and Jenna’s real wedding that we featured a few weeks back had the most amazing pancake bar, which they used in place of traditional dessert. Cute, quirky and totally original this totally makes the cut for our August wrap-up.
 4. Painted Macarons – Sugar and Cloth
So to follow up on our 2016 cake trends and our love for painted cakes (if you didn’t see them, have a look see here) we discoverd these oh-so-gorgeous painted macarons over at Sugar and Cloth. Macarons are definitely the hottest french delicacy on the market these days and these painted ones send our swoon-o-meter soaring! Something to jazz up your dessert table or even your kitchen tea!


It is no secret that we love a blush colored gown. Our very own Derryn said I do in an amazing blush Julia Ferrandi creation and blush really is the color of the season! We just adore this gorgeous  inspiration shoot featured on Wedding Sparrow. Dreamy, creamy and beautifully feminine.
6. The Pretty Blog  – 2015 Bloglovin Awards
We couldn’t have been prouder when our very own The Pretty Blog was announced as one of the finalists in the 2015 Bloglovin Awards! This is a blog that has not only featured our own work (as photographers) but has been THE voice among the South African wedding community. We have cast our vote and are holding thumbs that they bring it home! Click on the link if you would like to give them your vote!
 7. How to style glitter bridesmaid dresses – Southbound Bride
One of our favorite go-to blogs Southbound Bride is always a well of knowledge and information. Gabby has put together the most helpful tips on styling your bridesmaids in the seasons hottest trend of gold glitter dresses. Be sure to heed her wise words and put them to good use while you glam up your best girls in a bit of glitter.
With summer fast approching we literally drooled when these delightful Champagne cocktails landed on our screen from the lovelies over at Style Me Pretty. Something so simple yet sophisticated that will surely liven up any hen’s do or cocktail hour at your wedding, keeping your guests cool in the fast approaching warm weather.

9. Pro’s Of Doing A First Look – Style Me Pretty

This is a huge trend over in the States and is slowly making its way over here to the sunny shores of SA. Although I still would like to see my groom for the first time at the alter, the first looks I have documented have been overwhelmingly beautiful, sentimental and the most wonderful quiet time for the bride and groom to literally soak each other in, laugh, kiss and just hold each other before they make one of the biggest commitments of their lives. In our books, its definitely a win!
 And there you have it… Our August wrap up, click on the links and share the love!
The Hooray Team

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