Monday, 10 March 2014

Summer stunner

hosted on kalmoesfontein in december, the lovely and talented bride lauren did most of the styling and decorating with a few friends and husband-to-be gene working hard for this beautiful wedding.

more pictures on the photographer's blog.

Friday, 20 December 2013

inspired ideas

the latest issue of the wedding album features a few settings styled by cornelia. the first is a beautiful navy inspired theme:

they also feature other stunning food and decor ideas. 

for more on this and other fabulous wedding ideas, get the magazine, out now. 

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

revolutionary lunch

cornelia has been involved with the swartland revolution since its inception in 2010 (it comes withe job of being wife-to-adi) but this year for the first time de liefde officially handled the logistics and styling for "the mothers' lunch".

set in front of the ng kerk in riebeek kasteel on a lovely sunny saturday afternoon, over 400 happy revolutionaries ate, drank and possibly slid down a slippery slide (literally and intentionally I mean...).

for the second year in a row the 'mothers of the winemakers' team, consisting of judy badenhorst (the quintessential cape town foodie), ena louw (who has fed farmers in the freestate for decades) suzie sadie (vredenburg’s favourite tuisnywerheid tannie) and  anita rock (who spent many vintages cooking for hungry staff at the cellars where chris and andrea worked at) prepared the food, with much praise from the attendees. 

styling and logistics: the de liefde freelance farm girls
food: the revolutionary moms
photography: maree louw (more on her website)

for more information on the revolution follow them on twitter. 

Monday, 18 November 2013

lush lunch

we had the pleasure of styling a harvest lunch table for a 50th birthday celebration at hawksmoor house on matjieskuil farm outside stellenbosch recently.

the brief was simple: keep it simple; with great food, good music, comfortable seats and a touch of elegance. 

think rustic tables made from recycled wood, organic elements like lemons, apples and pears, handwritten menus and miss matched chairs.

venue: hawksmoor house, matjieskuil, stellenbosch.

logistics: clarissecoetzee marketing consultancy (more pictures on her blog).
styling: cornelia badenhorst, de liefde.
food: annalize buchanan.

Monday, 21 October 2013