Romantic Engagement Shoot Inspiration
Jaco & Megan’s Romance Inspired Engagement Shoot says it all – exceptionally beautiful! The inspiration for their engagement shoot came from the natural rustic detail of wood, metal and copper, combined with the fresh scent of nature and romance in the air. Romantic, natural elegance became the ingenuity behind this shoot, doing something original & inspiring.
The lovely couple won this amazing styled engagement shoot coordinated by Pronkertjie and a team of trusted Pink Book wedding vendors during the Oakfield Bridal Expo in January. The team came together to create a stunning and memorable setting in which to capture these beautiful engagement photos.
Romantic Engagement Shoot
The Venue for the Shoot
Ever Be Wedding Venue, situated alongside the Hennops River just outside Centurion Pretoria, was the backdrop for Jaco & Megan’s romance shoot. This French Industrial venue with lush trees and surrounding mountains painted the picture with an abundance of light rushing through their glass windows and became the perfect setting for our Romantic Elegance inspired shoot.
The Decor and Flowers
We opted to use natural wood tables and black metal chairs to complement Jaco’s love for the outdoors, further using copper & glass candle holders with wooden blocks to enhance the theme. We combined it with a flowing tulle runner and added Turkish-silk napkins in a soft-pink to include Megan’s natural femininity. Exposed wooden beams and glass chandeliers called for elegance by using crystal wine glasses and heavy glass bowls, combined with Pronkertjie’s signature style florals. My flowers of choice were orchids, tulips, seasonal arums and an abundance of dark berries, combined with beautiful garden roses that added a natural, sweet scent. To finish off, I used black candles for a dramatic look along with a beautiful black textured ribbon on Megan’s signature Pronkertjie bouquet.
Stationery & Cake
MMES Stationary & Design incorporated the colours of Megan’s dress in the stationary, staying true to the natural flowing theme and table layout. By making use of black, cream, green and hues of minty blue’s, the stationary portrayed the theme perfectly. The two-layer cake, especially designed and baked by Sweetly Detailed, brought everything together by using delicately hand-made sugar flowers; combining the richness of copper metal with soft purples and greens. Urban Bistro added their personal touch to the day, by making the most delectable baked berry-cheesecake that captured our senses. These lovely treats enhanced the use of fresh berries and rich colours on our table-scape. Our mouth-watering desserts were beautifully displayed with mixed berry meringues on a simple black plate, paired with rose gold cutlery to frame it all.
The Dress, Hair & Makeup
Megan’s dress of choice was a simple, yet unmistakably elegant dress by Silver Swallow Design. The minty-blue dress captured the very essence of Megan’s personality. With intricate embroidery detail, long sleeves and floor length trailing skirt, the bespoke design of this dress truly accentuated her inner beauty. The Makeup Alchemist enhanced Megan’s natural beauty by adding longer lashes and using natural colours to compliment her eyes, subtly ending off her look with soft rosy-pink lips. Pretty pink earrings completed the romantic look, along with her loosely styled hair. Every part of her appearance, softly complementing her radiant beauty and beaming expressions.
All the love and excitement shared between Jaco & Megan could not have been better captured than through the lens of the very talented Nicolene Meyer Photography. Her attention to detail, use of natural light, and the manner in which she spoke & worked was the epitome of Pink Book. The sheer elegance of the day was brought to life in the beautiful images that will be cherished and remembered through the rest of their lives!
Styled Shoot Collaborators:
Host – Pink Book Weddings
Flowers, Décor Styling, Concept & Coordinator – Pronkertjie Flower & Décor Styling
Venue – Ever Be Wedding Venue
Photographer – Nicolene Meyer Photography
Hair & Makeup – Makeup Alchemist
Dress – Silver Swallow Design
Catering & Food – Urban Bistro
Cake – Sweetly Detailed
Stationery – MMES Designs