love shoot: love grows stronger {sumé & riaan}

Morning lovelies. This morning I have an oh-so-pretty anniversary shoot to share from Heline Bekker.  I love the soft light and romantic feel to these images!  With just a few simple props picked up from charity shops and eBay, Heline created a gorgeous little tent and streamer backdrop for Sumé & Riaan, which add an extra element of romance to their shoot.


Heline explains the concept ~

I really wanted to do a shoot in the fields close to my house. I go for walks there all the time and every time I go there I tell myself: I must do an ‘In Love’ shoot here. I also wanted to style the shoot a bit, but being very budget conscious, I knew it had to be done on a shoestring :) So I went to a charity shop and bought a net curtain for £3 and some vintage looking floral curtains for £4. I also got some doilies and twine from the poundstore and crepe paper ribbon from eBay. So I did the styling for the shoot for £14! I love making things and I think you can really make a shoot so special and unique with a little imagination.

Sumé tells their story ~

Riaan and I met 6 years ago when we were at University. He was a student and lecturer of IT and I was studying teaching. I will always say that I believe in love at first sight. When he walked into the house of a mutual friend’s party, our eyes met for a moment and I just knew… We have now been married for almost 3 years. We’ve been through tough times and challenges but every time our love for each other grew stronger and every time I realise he IS my soul mate and best friend. Where I am weak, he is strong, we make a mighty team!! Thank you Heline for capturing our love and admiration for each other so perfectly!

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After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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