This stunning styled shoot at Shepstone Gardens in South Africa was put together to highlight the up and coming wedding scene in South Africa. By showcasing one of the hottest new wedding destinations in the world, this gorgeous wedding has truly blown us away. With bright and colourful wedding flowers, a customised Milla Nova wedding dress as well a pretty glass marquee that lets in so much beautiful light, we are thrilled to share this editorial shoot today! 

Shepstone Gardens wedding in South Africa with colourful wedding flowers

The concept of this styled shoot was to highlight the booming wedding scene in South Africa and to flash a spotlight on one of the hottest new wedding destinations in the world where luxury and uniqueness collide for couples that seek modern elegance. 

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Shepstone Gardens in South Africa 

Shepstone Gardens in Johannesburg is the dreamy backdrop for this beautifully styled shoot. The venue features glass ceilings, an outdoor chapel and immense ballrooms that welcome guests into a majestic, almost regal environment. This wedding venue is nestled within a vast park of abundant flowers and vegetation, blending English and Italian garden designs. Striking and elegant, the marbled floors, stone pillars and over 27 vintage Swarovski crystal chandeliers add a sense of opulence and timelessness. 

Colourful Wedding Flowers 

The wedding planner and floral designer worked hand in hand to create an ethereal and bespoke canvas. From the velvet forest green napkins, golden silverware, clear plates and crystal glassware sets, the tablescape is beautiful. The playful colourful tones and textures make this shoot one to remember. The unique element the planner and florist loved the most was including glass cloches that encapsulated flowers. It was a beautiful and delicate reference to romantic decor seen in fairytales.

Milla Nova wedding and reception dresses for black tie styled shoot 

The Haleema dress by Milla Nova was customised with fitted detachable embroidered sleeves and feathers were added to the corset for a unique touch to inspire future brides seeking modern and fun additions to their gowns. We used a Swarovski overlap round cut ring to complement the dress and strayed away from over-accessorising the model as the Haleema gown itself was abundant in embroidery and sequins.

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Shepstone Gardens in South Africa has officially sold us on a destination wedding. But what about you? Here are the best glasshouse wedding venues as recommended by us! Dreaming of your own colourful wedding flowers? Take a look at our guide to wedding flowers with plenty of inspiration you’ll be pinning to your wedding boards.  

Leah Blundell

Written by Leah Blundell

Venue: Shepstone Gardens | Photography: Alexander Smith Stories | Second Shooter & Videography: Echo Photography and Films | Design and Planning: Enamored & Motion | Stationery: Polkadot Paper Shop | Florist: Love Beloved Studio | Decor & Hire: Love Beloved Rentals, Reserved Exclusive | Hair & Makeup Artist: Kelly-Jeans Artistry | Wedding Dress: Milla Nova | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Jewellery & Accessories: Swarovski | Veil: Vonve Bridal | Tuxedo: Tailor Me

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