This month’s issue of ELLE delves into marriage and what really goes through your man’s mind when he pops the question (pg. 70). We also showcased some of the best international blogs to help you kickstart your planning.


Here, we bring you some of our favourite local wedding blogs for inspiration, aspiration and great tips. Kim Kardashian – eat your heart out!

The Pretty Blog


Christine Meintjies and Nicola Pretorius are the two talented local creatives who joined forces to create The Pretty Blog. There are hundreds of oh-so-pretty wedding ideas and pictures that’ll make you want to get married now – if only just to experience all the magic listed on their blog.

Aside from breathtaking images, you can also find food and wine ideas, DIY tips and insider tricks of the trade, plus thousands of stylish ways to make your big day the best day.

Warning: you may never want to leave once you head over to their blog.

The Little Pink Book


Looking for a blog that brings you everything you’ll possibly need to plan your big day? Look no further. Creators Niki & Stefan Steenkamp bring you their expertise and inspiring ideas to help you plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed of.

The Little Pink Blog has helpful ideas and links to inspire and help with the planning and essentials. They also cover honeymoons, as well as legal advice, and there are great décor tips and hair and makeup ideas.

You can also buy their book in print to allow you to carry your planner with you wherever you go.

SouthBound Bride


SouthBound Bride has wedding-day inspiration from inspiration boards, trends and ideas, dress design and the best DIY projects to try.

Run by Gaby Frescura, this site has gorgeous finds and fashion. Gaby aims to showcase the beautiful weddings of Cape Town and to connect brides both from near and far with the most inspiring suppliers and ideas in the industry.

Oh Darling Days


This wedding and lifestyle blog will equip you with everything you need for your big day – on a budget! Get your fix of inspiring DIY ideas, budget wedding planning tips and inspiration boards.

Creator Monique started the blog in 2010 when she was newly engaged and soon realised there was a definite gap in the market. She aims to share her knowledge to help you cut the price, while still having an amazing event.

I want that wedding


This is the brainchild of Vicki Sleet, who combined her industry know-how with innovation and perfect planning tips to help local brides plan their day according to their personality and style.

There are some great bridal bargains and tips, plus free and downloadable printables, and awesome wins!

Featured image by photographer: Nadia Meli