October 15, 2018
INSPIRATION FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY AND YOUR HAPPY EVER AFTER

Your Big Day

Help! Wedding Planning SOS

With over 10 years of experience in the events and PR industry, owner and founder, Jules Illing opened the doors of Blue Bird Events in February 2017 after a life long dream of creating and […]

Photographer’s Pro Tip to help your Groom enjoy the Photo Session

Johette Pople is the owner of Johette Pople Photography offering a personalised, boutique approach to every kind of photography need and special occasion. Johette Pople Photography was established in 2009 and has since built-up an […]

Wedding Stress Antidotes

Everybody loves a wedding … but are we living in a nation of stressed out brides? Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events While the ‘Runaway Bride’ with Julia Roberts story is not a […]

Wedding Planner VS Venue Coordinator

I’ve heard it SO many times, “Oh the venue coordinator will handle everything, I don’t need a wedding planner.” Words by Sandra Jacobs, MD of Magick Events What most brides don’t quite understand is that the venue […]

Do I Need a Wedding Planner?

It seems like you can’t read a book, magazine or even watch a wedding film without a ‘wedding planner’ appearing. In fact 26% of brides now hire a planner for their wedding, an amazing increase […]

Happy Anniversary Farah & Jarrod

Saturday, 11th March 2017 was a typically hot, clear Cape Town day. The setting was The Noon Gun on Signal Hill with spectacular views over the city. Guests gathered under pretty parasols to witness the […]

The Meaning and Significance of Lobola

Known to many as a “bride-price” or bride-worth” and to some extent as a “down payment” or “dowry” but in the African culture, it is a ritual that brings two families together. Words: Unathi Nkanjeni […]

Happy Anniversary Nicole & Pieter!

One year ago today, Nicole and Pieter made their Forever vows at the beautiful Merwida Country Manor. Enjoy a look back at their special day: Videography: The Wedding Guys We salute you on your first […]

The Light House Boutique Suites

Words: Gill Lewis The middle of December is probably not the best of times to kick back for a leisurely three-day stay at a guesthouse in the Paarl winelands. Our son had just gone on […]

Zandile & Lungelo

A richly colourful wedding was the culmination of Zandile and Lungelo’s true love story, and the traditional Zulu ceremony took place at the groom’s home in Esidumbini, KZN. Explaining how they met, Zandile says “I had just […]

WEDDING PLANNING 101: Tips from the Experts

Confetti Chicks spoke to Madri and Niki of The Event Planners who shared with us their top tips for successful event planning: “While planning your wedding, stay focused on what you and your partner really […]

Destination: Croatia!

Petra and Matthew met in Mauritius six years ago and fell in love at first sight. “Because the we lived on two different continents, the internet played a big role in our relationship. We were […]

14,000 km to Bliss!

Shari and Tendai chose what they believe is the most beautiful part of the world to tie the knot – the Paarl Valley in the Western Cape. Words by Elandi Coetzee of ZaraZoo The ZaraZoo […]

Jules & Louw

Jules and Louw met 15 years ago, while he was working at the Billabong Shop in St Francis Bay and Jules was there on holiday. He was 16 and she was 18. “The moment I […]

Sue & Dwayne

When Mother Nature is the setting for a true life romance… Photos by Charlene Schreuder Photography Sue and Dwayne were married at the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Overberg and it’s easy to see why this […]

Let’s start your event journey here!

Personalised, bespoke event planning is a must-have! Specialising in corporate and private events such as end of year parties, conferences, workshops, weddings, milestone birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions, Blue Bird Events also organises brand launches […]

Anniversary Gifts – A Quick Guide

The historic origins of wedding anniversaries date back to the Roman Empire, where husbands crowned their wives with a silver wreath on their 25th anniversary, and a gold wreath on the 50th. Fast forward to the twentieth […]

Get Your Face Summer-Ready!

The good news is, TEENLIFTING is here! This new beauty innovation has been developed by Dr Sanja Malbaša Gošović of Croatia, and it has recently been brought to South Africa by Petra Lilley who is […]

Candice & Bryan

The stunning and rustic setting of Lalapanzi Lodge in Somerset West was the chosen location for Candice and Bryan to celebrate the happiest day of their lives. The wedding party numbered 15 people in total, […]

Get Married at De Hoop Nature Reserve

A location like none other in Southern Africa Mother Nature is waiting to reconnect with you a mere 3 hours’ scenic drive from Cape Town. After visiting this slice of heaven, I can personally recommend […]

From ‘Hello’ to ‘I Do’

Are you recently married, or planning your vow renewal? Confetti Chicks invites you to send us your Real Wedding for publication in our Softmag. We want to know your love story! How to submit: Email: weddings@confettichicks.co.za What to submit: 1 – […]

Sapphire Events – Blazing a trail

The dynamic women behind KZN-based party and events planning company Sapphire Events are blazing their own trail, as they aim to bring their clients’ fairytale dreams to life. “Four key principals govern how we set out to […]

Ruth & Jon start a lovely new tradition

Take a peek into the real wedding of our beautiful bride Ruth, and her new husband Jon, and see how they mixed up their bridal party in a unique and interesting way: See the full article in […]

Our new Softmag is out…

  Confetti Chicks #2 – The Rain Issue We hope you enjoy our new edition as much as we enjoyed creating it for you! Click below to open the page to view or to download the […]

Rain on Your Wedding Day

A Photographer’s Perspective:  Rain on Your Wedding Day… The days are counting down to your wedding, you’ve installed 10 different weather apps on your phone, and they all have that miserable dark grey icon hovering […]

Your Wedding Timeline

Got twelve months till ‘I do’? Congratulations! To help you along, we’ve put together our guideline for perfect wedding planning: 12 Months to go ■ Set the date, and make your announcement to family and […]

Nicole & Pieter

A fairytale beginning for Pieter and Nicole An international work project abroad brought Capetonian Nicole and Belgium-born Pieter together, and it was love at first sight. “We just clicked, and talked for hours and hours […]

Take Centre Stage with Traditional African Couture

We are SO in love with the bold, bright and colourful designs of these traditional wedding outfits. They are quite simply breath-taking! Whether you are looking for an Ndebele, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu, Sotho, Pedi or […]

Sizzling HOT Seaside Venues

Dreaming of a beach wedding, or seaside honeymoon? These are our picks: The Oyster Box, Lighthouse Road, Umhlanga, Durban, Tel (031) 514 5000 Majestically situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and the iconic lighthouse, The […]

Wedding Expos & Fairs around SA – 2017

Save The Date! 27 & 28 May – The Herald Bridal Fair, The Boardwalk, Port Elizabeth 10 & 11 June – The Wedding Expo, CTICC, Cape Town  1 & 2 July – Oakfield Farm Expo, […]

Honeymoon Road Trip

Don’t get me wrong, I love the idea of a swanky five-star hotel just as much as the next girl! Luxury safari or seaside resort? Sign me up! But maybe, just maybe, let’s try on […]

Pendant Moon Give Away!

Pendant Moon lovingly handcrafts unique resin jewellery encapsulating nature’s gifts. We love that each piece is created with whatever is naturally available. We think these nature-inspired pendants and earrings are a great way to say […]

The A-Z of a stress-free bachelorette party

The bachelorette party is about more than just a night on the town. It’s often a rare opportunity for many of the girls to get together and spend time with friends they seldom get to […]

5 Ways With Confetti

1 · PAPER In its simplest form, shredded lightweight paper provides a traditional and well known type of confetti. Simple discs (known as chads) can be punched out of recycled paper. These fluttering discs in colours […]