love shoot: sunshine skies {carla & wayne}

This afternoon’s shoot is proof that sometimes all you need is a couple in love and sunny skies, oh and some pretty balloons, to make a gorgeous  shoot!  Gorgeous couple Carla and Wayne ventured into the countryside with photographer Bron Fourie of Vanilla Photography, to celebrate their engagement at home in Durban after four years of living abroad.

Carla shares their story so far ~

Wayne & my older brother lived in London together for a few years and became the best of friends.  They returned to SA at the same time after travelling Thailand together for 3 months. I meet Wayne within the first 2 weeks of their return & we have been dating ever since… however it was not all smooth sailing & took a lot of convincing to get my brother to approve of our relationship :) Today the two of the them have the most fun together on all family vacations and at all events, whilst I try my best to get some attention from either of them!

Wayne & I have been living abroad in Sao Paulo Brazil for the last four years. Last December 2011 on a trip home to Durban, we went on a holiday to Nambiti Hills Private Game Reserve. Directly after his proposal both of our parents, brothers and sisters arrived to join us for the rest of our holiday to celebrate such a special occasion. We’re getting married in the Natal Midlands in March 2013 following our return from Brazil. The wedding celebrations will start on the Friday afternoon and 180 of our closest family & friends  will be joining us for our special day.


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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