After having endured some pretty dark storm clouds in 2020, we adopted a fresh and playful colour palette of fruit-inspired shades for this styled shoot, announcing a new era of Summery optimism. Our colour palette which included punchy papaya, melon pink, apple green and citrus yellow, contrasted spectacularly against the rustic, forested backdrop of browns and greens of our venue, Dargle Forest Lodge. The colour palette we chose is bang on trend with some of the vibrant colour palettes lined up on the global scene for the coming season. Step into our enchanted forest and experience a dazzling display of colours and textures.

How utterly sumptuous, vibrant and happy are these beautiful flowers so exquisitely selected and arranged by Annie from Studio Petals

Dargle Forest Lodge offers brides and grooms a rustic but spectacular venue within the KZN Midlands that takes full advantage of the magnificent views surrounding it.  The glass chapel perched on stilts and snuggled up to the nearby forest provides a fairytale location to say your Í do’s’. The shed-style venue with its rough concrete floors, giant wooden barn doors, rustic pub and large windows provide a welcoming space for your reception. You are spoilt for choice when it comes to backdrops for your creative photo shoot!

And how gorgeous is this stationery suite, created by Janet from Fuchsia Fuchsia Fine Event Stationery!? Janet combined all the rich colours of our design brief with the latest trends in stationery materials such as perspex, foil and vellum.

Can we stop for just a moment to appreciate the two exquisite Bella Bride wedding gowns featured at this shoot…

And take a look at how handsome our gents are in their navy slim-fit suits from Suit Yourself accessorised with ties, pocket squares and leather braces from His Apparel.

Hair and make-up was taken care of by the talented duo of Bronwyn and Joey from Belles and Braids. Two gorgeous up-styles with pops of bright colour and fresh, glowing, natural faces.


This beautiful cake by Amy from Artisan Bakes tasted as amazing as it looked!


Some behind-the-scenes fun with our Marriage Meander collaborators 🙂


With thanks and the utmost admiration for these brilliantly talented folks:

Venue: Dargle Forest Lodge
Floral artistry and decor: Studio Petals
Bridal gowns: Bella Bride
Suits: Suit Yourself
Men’s accessories: HIS Apparel
HAMU: Belles & Braids
Cake: Artisan Bakes
Stationery: Fuchsia Fine Event Stationery
Chairs, crockery, cutlery, napkins, cake stand & gin glasses: Muirheads Hiring
Photography: Mopani Street Photography
Videography: Videoccasions
Concept & event management: Marriage Meander