:: News { Blogging & Business } ::

I know i have been MIA, so let me explain the past three months!  Its been soo hectic, partly because my business { paper love studio } have tripled!  Partly because we bought a house and the renovation / decoration / sourcing process has eaten all my extra time and energy. And partly because i am asking myself were i am going with this blog? At the beginning it was super fun to update and design, to meet new people and follow great blogs! I loved sharing wedding advice and ideas { i still do } but lately it feels like a chore. I have wanted to share more personal details, like recipes i love, places i adore or just some general news, especially about the whole new world of renovation! But each time i open up my laptop i find myself hesitating, thinking house renovation shave nothing to do with wedding blogs!  Don’t get me wrong the blog has taught me so much, it has awakened a creative side in me and i learned a couple of hard lessons! In the end I can look back with joy because i would not be were i am today if it wasn’t for this blog! But like i said its been an exhausting three months and i had to make decisions that were difficult, i had to change the way i do business and really focus to decide what is is i really want!

After hard considerations i finally decided on a plan of action, since i was outgrowing the blog, and in dire need of new space for paper love studio, i decided to split the two. Paper love studio now has its own home in a website that i can update frequently! I will still leave a little bit of it here since a couple of advertising listings use the blog’s URL for contact details. This shift has made it possible to focus the blog on things i love, my journeys and inspirations! My sweet love will not only be a wedding blog but a blog with life experiences, advice and lots of inspirations  on other aspects of life! I can’t tell you how freeing this change has left me! I am filled with energy and new creative ideas!

Today i launched Paper love studio’s website ! Hard work and late nights, but it is finally up and working!! So if you would like to go check it out : http://www.paperlovestudio.co.za

So to a new blog, a new website and hopefully a new beginning! paperlovestudio_website




:: Sa weddings { bride of the year 2012 winners } ::

Last weekend it was the sa weddings bride of the year 2012 gala at lagoon beach hotel. Today i am super excited to share all the details with you guys!

This year marked the 12th Bride of the Year Event, and this year it was hosted at Lagoon Beach Hotel & Spa, on 27 April 2013. The 12 Finalists came from all regions to compete for the esteemed title of SA Weddings Bride of the Year.
This year they had some incredible prizes up for grabs, and during their stay at Lagoon Beach Hotel all 12 finalists and their husbands, were pampered in every way possible.

We would like to congratulate the Winners from this year’s event, starting with the 2nd Runner-up, Ntiiseng Tish Zulu, 1st Runner-up, Boitumelo Ramantsi and lastly the lovely Bride of the Year (2012), Rachel Jones.

Have a look at the fantastic prizes won by the finalists in the 2012 competition. Remember to enter as the 2013 competition will be bigger and better.


Look at what the winner, Rachel has won:

SA Weddings Bride of the Year
R50 000 Cash prize
Flowers by Sorrento
Sash sponsored by Cindy Stewart
Tiara by Tieme Atielier
Good Fellows – 1 year subscription
Benjamin Adams Shoes & Bag
Fragrance Boutique Voucher
Mind Print Canvas by Klara Loots
Ike Moris CD
Bio-Oil Hamper
Mangwanani African Day Spa – Full Day Voucher
Crystal Direct glassware
Lush Hamper
Skinrenewal 6x Facials
4 Hr Couples Treatment @ Oasis Spa from Skin Renewal
The Body Shop Hamper
Lamelle Hamper
Neotel Tablet, 7 inch Android OS, Phone & camera
Crabtree & Everlyn Hamper


” CONGRATULATIONS! To the 12 finalists, we truly appreciate all your effort and time spend to make it to the TOP 12. You are all so beautiful, but unfortunately there could be only one winner.

We want to wish you luck and love on your forward journey, and may you have many years of happiness as a married couple. ” the sa weddings team

:: bridal workshop { little pink book } ::

Today i have such exciting news! Paper love studio will be part of the next little pink book wedding workshop! Yes, The little pink book has decided to hold another gauteng wedding workshop! It promises to be a unique experience with loads of wedding vendors, goodie bags and tons of wedding advise! It will be held at Arts on main in Johannesburg on the 18th of May 2013. Tickets are on sale for R 250 and can be bought HERE ! Excited jet? Because i am! Be sure to book your tickets as limited space is available! Look forward to seeing you all there!


:: engagement session { tennis love } ::

I never know if i am jealous of the other half of the world that is enjoying spring at the moment? I really love autumn and the gradual change into winter! But when i see pretty spring engagement shoots such as this one, i start to wonder! Beautiful blossoms, coral dresses and pink tennis balls.. whats not to love about this gorgeous shoot? Personally I am in love with the old vintage tennis rackets! Aren’t they just stunning?! Pretty photography by the super talented Glassjar photography













:: paper crush { wedding info booklet }

I just came across this fun, informal and modern wedding invitation! I just love the simplicity and creativity. All the photos used had special meaning to the couple! I just love the idea for a wedding that has loads of information for their guests !

Oh and the envelopes are hand written! How cool is that?
Found on: oh so beautiful paper