Love in the Lemon Orchards

by | Jul 18, 2021 | 0 comments

The countryside is calling with serene citrus fleurs and effortless organic style…


Inspired by the annual flourishing of citrus orchards in the cooler months in South Africa, this vignette celebrates the beauty of the countryside in Autumn and radiates a fine line between luxury and simplicity – where every detail feels increasingly opulent, yet beautifully understated.

Romantic, warm and intimate are the words that come to mind when describing the scene. Golden hills surrounding the lush lemon orchards at the charming Italian countryside estate of Casalinga is the perfect backdrop for this romantic and refined wedding inspiration.

The table is set for an intimate but resplendent affair: hand-made ceramics sit atop the antique wooden table accented by gold-rimmed glassware and intricate chiffon runners. Warm, sunny floral tones are balanced against natural linens, creating a bright and cheerful palette brimming with luxe textures. Unique foraged floral elements add interest and contrast – giving an organic touch to the tabletop. It all comes together beautifully to bring the romance of Tuscany to Casalinga.

The bride’s bouquet is whimsical and wild, chock-full of Lisianthus with buttery-yellow centres, Quicksand Roses, Creola Carnations, Delphiniums, butter Stocks and of course Julieta Limoncello roses as the star of the show – all wrapped in the prettiest ivory silk ribbon. The soft citrus colours blend yellow and pale pink to create a soft sunset palette that blooms against the flourishing orchards.

Reflecting the natural beauty of the surroundings, I selected a simple yet elegant gown from Estelle Visser that featured a full skirt and billowy sleeves that brought refined detail to a classic silhouette. Our bride’s hair was effortlessly curled and her make-up natural, bringing together the final elements of this bridal look: regal and elegant, but not overdone.

Even the smallest details evoke a sense of opulence: a sumptuous lemon pound cake with buttercream and lemon curd, delicate gemstone jewellery and warm-hued florals work together to create a luxurious tone. The invitation suite’s hand-illustrated crest speaks to antique family heraldry, while gold calligraphy and wax seals add a luxe finishing touch.

This colour palette is the perfect way to blend serene citrus colours with romantic neutrals that exudes the perfect mix of romance and charm. This is a bride who balances an affinity for luxury with refined taste – a bride who embraces the warm, joyful colours and textures of the Autumn season, along with understated details that feel opulent at every turn.  


Planning, Concept, Coordination: By Blythe

Venue: Casalinga Organic Farm

Photography: Light Flair Photography

Flowers and Styling: Wild Leaves Floral Design

Décor: By Blythe and Wild Leaves Floral Design

Candlesticks: Poetry

Stationery: Design Love

Ring Boxes: Sweetpea Elegant Packaging

Confectionery: Cherry Whisk

Bridal Gown: Estelle Visser Designs

Hair: Volo Beauty

Make-up: Tamsyn Jack

Bride and Groom: Tamsyn Jack and Tylo Ribeiro