Friday, May 8, 2015

A tree affair…

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert
What do you do when you fall in love with a tree? 

Well, you get married under it of course!

At the start of April on a glorious autumn day, that is exactly what Jan & Lisha did on a farm near Naboomspruit. Although an afternoon shower almost caused the ceremony to be moved indoors, luckily the clouds cleared at just the right moment and the happy couple could say their “I do’s” under the century old tree.
Guests viewed the ceremony sitting on straw bales covered with sky-blue blankets, this added to the wedding’s natural rustic feel.

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

After the ceremony guests enjoyed a selection of cheeses, biscuits and pates provided by our sister company Dine by Design.

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

The reception took place under a stretch tent where the natural rustic theme got emphasized even more with wooden tables adorned with blue and brown runners and dried branches used as table decorations.

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert
The couple also had a unique take on the traditional wedding cake with their platter of Oreo cookies and traditional South African ‘Melktertjie’ shooters.

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

This wedding shows that you can incorporate the things you love in your wedding. It makes for a fantastic atmosphere and gives your guests something to talk about. The night ended with some dancing, and with only a few fairy lights illuminating the tent, it created a magic feel and brought a fantastic end to a beautiful day!

Photo credit: Geraldine Slabbert

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Egg-cellent ideas for Easter!

Egg-cellent ideas for Easter!

 Easter is a time for chocolate and bunnies bust most importantly family (and friends) ! To ensure that you leave your guests in awe Tentworx put together a list of tips and ideas to create the perfect Easter get-together. 

1. Take it outside!

Put your table and chairs under the trees and enjoy the start of the wonderful autumn weather by having your meal outside! Having a garden party for Easter means that your decor doesn’t have to be confined to a single space. Spruce up the trees with flags, Chinese lanterns or flowers. You can even decorate the lawn and garden with bunnies and eggs. 

2. Embrace the Easter theme

Decor trends in 2015 tend toward the simplistic yet elegant. For Easter however you are allowed to go a little over the top.  Ensure that you create a table with the right amount of elegance and Easter by using stylish crockery with lots of Easter elements (think bunnies and eggs!).

3. Use seasonal flowers

No table looks completely right without some flowers on it. In 2015 tie your colour scheme to in-season flowers. This time of year you can find tulips and some lovely daffodils at most supermarkets.

4. Entertain the kids

If you have kids or kids are attending your get-together take some precautions beforehand to ensure that they stay busy so that the adults can enjoy their day in peace. Try the ever popular  paint-the-egg or plate station. You can also arrange an egg-hunt (Some adults will enjoy this more than the kids!)

5. How about a brunch?

You don’t have to cook an elaborate meal to impress your guests. Having a lazy brunch will be just as much fun. Fresh fruit and a quiche you made the day before will also be much easier on you as host!


 Tentworx wishes you and your family a happy and blessed Easter time!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A cream & gold dream


A cream & gold dream...

With the exquisite wedding of Rob and Paula Flooks that took place on the 14th of March 2015 at the Vaal Marina, Tentworx once again showed our flair for the décor and designing of upmarket weddings.

The tent

 The couple opted for an at home wedding and the beautiful stretching lawns next to the Vaal dam provided the perfect set-up for the Aluminium frame tent the couple chose.

Aluminium frame tent


The décor

White and gold décor elements created a feeling of luxury and remains and ever popular choice for a stylish wedding. The Flooks chose white linens paired with gold Tiffany chairs to get this look.  White draping inside the tent also added  to the feeling of luxury and style.

White & gold decor

The flowers

Bunches of Baby’s Breath arranged in the tall translucent vases was used as flower arrangements. This added a touch of romance to the room.

Baby's breath in tall translucent vases

The cake

The Flooks’s wedding cake added another dramatic yet romantic touch to the room. The three layered white-and-cream cake decorated with edible flowers created a stunning visual!

Three layerd white & cream cake

Friday, March 6, 2015

Wedding trends to watch in 2015

Wedding trends to watch in 2015


Top 5 wedding trends to keep in mind if you are planning a wedding in 2015 

"The emphasis lies on ceremonies and receptions that reflect the individualism of a couple, their style, tastes and personal preferences"

There's a strong spirit of individualism in the air in 2015, with couples keen on infusing their ceremonies and receptions with their own personality.The emphasis lies on ceremonies and receptions that reflect the individualism of a couple, their style, tastes and personal preferences. “Couples want to communicate who they are”, writes Deborah Witt for Bridal Guide. “They, of course want their wedding to be elegant & magical and still very fun for their guests. But they also want all of the details to reflect who they are as a couple. The result is a wedding that feels very personal & unique”. She continues. But how does one bring all of this individuality together? In the details of course.

1.     British elegance.


This stylish design brings to mind afternoon tea and garden parties. For this look, dining al fresco is a popular choice. Tables are often uncovered or simply adorned with a vintage lace cloth. Lush garlands get turned into runners and loosely styled floral centerpieces hang from above. 

Photo Credit: Tracey Sanders

2.     Flowers & greenery.


Brides & designers alike continue to use, English roses, peonies, hydrangeas, dahlias as their go-to favourites. Bridal Guide says this is because "They're dramatic, they're romantic and they're versatile, so they look perfect whether you're planning a traditional affair or something more relaxed.”
Greenery is also a big trend for 2015. Herbs like rosemary and mint, lemon leaf, magnolia leaf, ivy, smilax and maidenhair fern are being strung together and used in surprising ways — as table runners or chair swags, to frame cocktail menus, to redefine tent ceilings or to give chandeliers a soft edge.

Photo credit: Tracy Sanders
3.     Photography 

More and more couples take the time and money to get professional engagement  photo shoots done. In 2015 invitations and save-the-dates that feature photography is big news. Anything from formal portraits to action shots in quirky set-ups

Photo Credit:Katy Lansford Photography   
Although photo booths continue as a big wedding trend in 2015 it gets an interesting, artistic twist with couples hiring an onsite silhouette artists. Guests can pose for a short sitting and leave with a very personal memento.

Photo Credit: Huffington Post

4.     Food & drinks


  Tasting and drinking stations is the big food trend for 2015. This clever way of providing food and drink allows couples, yet again, to see their own personal tastes, in small manageable portions (and without breaking their budget).  From oyster shucking stations, mac 'n cheese bars to wine and craft beer samplings. The emphasis is on the couple and what they like.

Photo Credit: Andrew Chan

Guest favours also continue to be food related.  Not just mini-jars of jam, but food kits — boxes stuffed with all the fixings for a yummy late-night snack or a morning-after brunch. 

5.     The wedding cake

 Tempting-to-touch texture, especially, ruffled and tulle looks will be very important for cakes in 2015. Lace patterns, pleats, and textured buttercream frosting also remain strong trends for brides going for a vintage or soft, romantic feel. For a modern wedding, the texture might be a three-dimensional lattice, herringbone or other geometric pattern. Another tactile approach is to have your designer roll out black fondant and hand-paint it to look like a chalkboard. Couples are choosing cake flavours that are rooted in their hometowns or family heritage, where they began dating or a favourite destination. Think Honey lavender, coconut, and zucchini lime or even, caramel apple cider. 

Photo Credits: Left, Tess Pace. Right, Abby Rose.