Neo & Ayanda's Styled Engagement Shoot

I am beyond chuffed to finally share Neo & Ayanda's Styled Engagement Shoot with you today.

We met Neo for the first time at this years Wedding Expo, she was visiting Jozi all the way from Sun City where she works and lives. She loved our vintage stand and we immediatly clicked. Since that day we have conceptualised and styled Ayanda & Neo's Engagement Shoot together with our friends over at Blackframe Photography. We've also designed their Save the Dates, Invitations, all their Wedding Stationery for example, Menus, Seating Plan, Gifting etc and we also had loads of fun creating the yummy Candy & Dessert Table for their special day. We have loads of photos and memories to share with you from all these elements however first up is their Shoot. 

Neo & Ayanda were just the perfect couple to work with and best of all we have become friends through the creative process. {Did I mention how stylish they are?}.

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Neo & Ayanda's wedding date was set for the Twenty Second of September, Twenty Twelve.

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Love, Love, Love Neo's coral nailpolish.

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How cute are the electric purple rain boots.

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"Always kiss me goodnight" 

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"Save the Date" - We used this image to create their digital Save the Date.

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In love with the flare from the incredible sun set.

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Strawberry Steri Stumpie - yummy.

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One of my absolute favourites from the whole shoot. 

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Red Riding Hood, “In the Forest, Hide & Seek”

Remember the super cool competition we were running this year at the wedding expo, "Win an engagement shoot styled by Elephantshoe and photographed by Blackframe Photography"?

Well, Natasha & Chris were the lucky winners of the prize with their killer idea centered around the fairytale Red Riding Hood. We absolutely loved putting together the concepts and styling for each shot with our besties Blackframe. 

RED "Natasha" is an incredible makeup artist & THE WOLF "Chris" is a talented film Director, they will be saying I do on the 23rd of March 2013. We all met up early one Sunday morning in Newtown Johannesburg to begin this unbelievable shoot. Take a look here.

ONCE UPON A TIME . . .

There was a girl who lived near the forest. Whenever she went out she wore a red riding cloak and everyone called her Little Red Riding Hood.

“SO THEY PACKED A NICE BASKET FOR LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD TO TAKE TO HER GRANDMOTHER”

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“DON’T DAWDLE ALONG THE WAY AND PLEASE DON’T TALK TO STRANGERS!  THE WOODS ARE DANGEROUS”

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“WHENEVER SHE WENT OUT SHE WORE A RED RIDING CLOAK”

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“SHE DIDN’T NOTICE A DARK SHADOW APPROACHING OUT OF THE FOREST BEHIND HER...”

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“WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT HERE, LITTLE GIRL?” THE WOLF ASKED IN A VOICE AS FRIENDLY AS HE COULD MUSTER”

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“ THE WOLF, IN THE MEANTIME, TOOK A SHORTCUT...”

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“LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD NOTICED SOME LOVELY FLOWERS IN THE WOODS, SHE FORGOT HER PROMISE TO HER MOTHER.  SHE PICKED A FEW”

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“WHAT BIG EYES YOU HAVE.” SAID THE WOLF

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“SUDDENLY, THE WOLF APPEARED BESIDE HER”

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“THERE WAS A GIRL WHO LIVED NEAR THE FOREST”

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“DON’T WORRY, MOMMY,” SAID LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD, “I’LL BE CAREFUL.”

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If you LOVE this post and would like to have your own engagement/couple shoot then please contact us or Blackframe Photography. 

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"Win an Engagement shoot competition" and . . . the winners are

AND . . . THE WINNERS ARE . . . "in the Forest, Hide & Seek"- the wolf and red ridding hood. Congratulations Natasha and Chris. Your concept was chosen for it's originality by all of our judges. Can't wait to design and style this shoot along with Blackframe Photography & Design Studio.

Thank you to all the super cool couples that entered our competition. I hope that we may still work together in the future.

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*the reference images used in this post are from pintrest and streetartutopia.

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