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.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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