Marsala Fairytale

With Marsala still very much the rave since it’s appearance as pantone-of-the-year in 2015 we have a memorable time reflecting back on our Frozen fantasy shoot celebration all things fairy- and princess- like.

In 2016 I was up to my ears with the Frozen movie and theme song – my daughter being a raving fan, naturally like all other little girls – made sure this somng was cemented in for life!  Now as it goes the winter time is typically quieter on the event side in the Western Cape.  As such, I was busy catching up on all of next season’s wedding admin with the children snuggling tucked in under a blanket as it poured cats & dogs outside.  With Elsa singing her heart out in the background it dawned on me to conceptualise a shoot based on fairytale keynotes.

And so, our Frozen shoot was born!

The idea was to mix up a bit of Frozen meets Snow White with brights pops of red in a very dramatical way.  Key elements was the inclussion of apples, sultry red lips with a pale complexion, mirrors, striking dresses fit for a princess in an otherwise clean-cut ‘frozen’ setting and a real frozen wishing globe.

Langkloof Roses with its mossy forest grounds was the perfect setting to capture the look we were after while at the same time offering a stained glass chapel area reminiscent of a castle tower.  Along came the beautiful ladies – Coral and Chantell – of, at that stage Green Goddess Floral designs, now known seperately as Epanouir Flower Studio and June’s Garden.  They simply caught  onto the theme and made it their own – even featuring key floral accessory pieces like floral rings, belts and a very striking crown.  Thank you ladies for, as always, going the extra mile.

Our beautiful model Marize Louw, with her dark hair and green eyes offered the exact features we were looking for in our main character plot.  She was transformed into the princess she is by Almari van der Merwe Hair and make-up artist.  How bout those lips ladies!

Maggy of Edible Art Cakes provided us with a snow-flaked crisp white three-tier cake.  Striking in it’s understated form which featured red bush berries as the only floral touch on the otherwise virgin cake.

Gavin Rajah, the one and only, provided us with the perfect dresses to suit the style of the shoot – featuring low cut backs, glitter, gold sequins and cinched waistlines.  As always, its such a pleasure working with you Gavin.


Stationery elements were crafted and designed by Madre Kohn of Madre Kohn Creative – today known as Madre’s Milieu.

To-Netts decor and hiring blessed the day with their crystal chandelier installations, mirrors and other decor items to help create each one of our five scenes.

Thank you to Claire Courtney Clark and Kristi Agier for these amazing images captured so well!

Thank you to everyone who helped pull this one off – it certainly won the approval of my daughter!