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I love my clients!

Sometimes you get to work with a couple who touch your hearts in a way that you can’t fully put into words. Gen and James were one of these. Gen, your words are elegant, generous, kind and gentle, just as you are. Thank you so …

Adore’s Guideline to Foraging

I’m an avid forager because you can find delicious textures and flora that don’t grow in perfectly straight lines when they’ve been shaped unhindered by nature. It adds a whole new dimension of movement and interest to a design when you get to work with …

Adore’s Design Philosophy

A few weeks ago I was asked a question that made me pause for thought. How do you make your flowers different to everyone else’s? This is a part of my answer. I think unique style is something that develops over time, with experience, and …

Dom & Tyrone

Dom is a gentle, humble, graceful and beautiful soul. Tyrone absolutely adores her. This is the culmination of their love story to this point, exquisitely captured by Andy & Szerdi, masters of visual story telling. Dom, you are so beautiful, inside and out. It sounds …

Kenzan: Foam Free Floral Meditation

I love working with kenzan, having learned how to style with them when I was a little kid playing in Nana’s garden after school. She used to send me outside with a pair of secateurs, a vase with a kenzan in the bottom, and instructions …

Things I’ve Learned from Flowers

Yesterday afternoon was my first time back in studio since our boy, Harry the Brave arrived. Six weeks early via emergency cesarean and a very sick little little guy. He spent eight days in NICU and scared the daylights out of me. We fought hard …

Pregnant no longer!

Pregnant no longer! Yesterday our sweet son Harry Keir Hall arrived unexpectedly! 34 and a bit weeks old, 3 kg’s and 53cm long. We are completely smitten. Thank you so very much to every single one of you who has sent messages, prayer and love …

Flower Meditation: Intentional Design

A study of mindful, intentional design with Casey Pratt in studio this morning … the combination of film and flowers makes my heart sing! I’m excited to see how the end result turns out. I think it’s easy to sometimes forget why we do what we …

City Center Sunrise Shoot

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.” ― Leonora Carrington A sunrise celebration of the old world charm of Durban City Center. The city has some magical spaces. Exquisite …

Momma Florist: 34 Weeks Pregnant

34 weeks and counting … Michigan Behn, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for these images! I’m so glad you captured them even though I was feeling hot and pregnant and awkward to be in front of the camera rather than behind it. …

Foraged Wild Flower Meditation

One man’s weed is another woman’s treasure. A 100% wildly foraged beauty, gleaned from roadside verges. Because I can, because she makes my hands and heart happy, and for the pure and joyful love of flowers. She’s a reflection of midsummer in the Midlands; with …

Chiliboy & Margaux Ralepelle

Margaux and Chiliboy are two of the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet or create for. They met in Margaux’s home town of Toulouse while Chiliboy was playing rugby for the Toulouse team. Margaux followed him back to South Africa, where they have …

City Center Sunrise Shoot

Durban City Center has some magical spaces. Exquisite old buildings full of character and charm, striking monuments, golden light, energy, people, cars, noise, movement, pigeons, gardens and romance. We celebrated the magic this little used space has to offer with a city center sunrise shoot …

Flower meditations

Flower meditations in studio; inspired by Pondarosa and Thyme‘s meditations and Oh Flora Studio‘s approach to capturing her work. Two designers with abundantly generous hearts who share their knowledge freely. I love creating flowers that dance and move. It’s in my blood after having danced …

City Charm Styled Shoot

Romantic Summer florals, a beautifully styled table with bespoke decor items, macrame elements, gin, three gorgeous models wearing some of Durban’s finest and an incredible team of creatives having fun in the middle of the city … This shoot was a delight! I loved the …

We’re in the process of updating our blog!

Thank you very much for your visit! It’s been an incredible few season’s at Adore, and in preparation for our re-brand, we are busy updating our website and blog, woo hoo! Please grant us a few week’s grace as we update our 2015 to 2017 …

Industry Love

Anyone who knows me knows how much I just utterly adore my job. Being a part of someone’s special day, walking alongside them through their wedding planning process, the privilege of getting to know them, very often building a new friendship along the way, celebrating …

Wendy

We lost someone yesterday. The floral industry in KZN, and the Eston community in particular have lost a great someone. I grew up in an incredible community of abundant hearted, generous people. We grew up living, working and building together. We grew up nurtured by …

Jacki Bruniquel Unstuck Yourself Workshop

I got to participate in the KZN leg of the Jacki Bruniquel Art and Photography#unstuckyourselfworkshop recently. I’m not a photographer. Guys I’m the very first to openly admit to being haphazard at best with a camera. Auto focus is my best friend, and nine times out of …

Anthurium: Floral Musings

In what feels like a lifetime ago, I used to live in a ramshackle old flat in Durban. It had incredible light from enormous windows, high ceilings typical of all the good old Morningside places, and soft yellow walls. It was also held together by …

I love my clients!

Sometimes you get to work with a couple who touch your hearts in a way that you can’t fully put into words. Gen and James were one of these. Gen, your words are elegant, generous, kind and gentle, just as you are. Thank you so …

Adore’s Guideline to Foraging

I’m an avid forager because you can find delicious textures and flora that don’t grow in perfectly straight lines when they’ve been shaped unhindered by nature. It adds a whole new dimension of movement and interest to a design when you get to work with …

Adore’s Design Philosophy

A few weeks ago I was asked a question that made me pause for thought. How do you make your flowers different to everyone else’s? This is a part of my answer. I think unique style is something that develops over time, with experience, and …

Dom & Tyrone

Dom is a gentle, humble, graceful and beautiful soul. Tyrone absolutely adores her. This is the culmination of their love story to this point, exquisitely captured by Andy & Szerdi, masters of visual story telling. Dom, you are so beautiful, inside and out. It sounds …

Kenzan: Foam Free Floral Meditation

I love working with kenzan, having learned how to style with them when I was a little kid playing in Nana’s garden after school. She used to send me outside with a pair of secateurs, a vase with a kenzan in the bottom, and instructions …

Things I’ve Learned from Flowers

Yesterday afternoon was my first time back in studio since our boy, Harry the Brave arrived. Six weeks early via emergency cesarean and a very sick little little guy. He spent eight days in NICU and scared the daylights out of me. We fought hard …

Pregnant no longer!

Pregnant no longer! Yesterday our sweet son Harry Keir Hall arrived unexpectedly! 34 and a bit weeks old, 3 kg’s and 53cm long. We are completely smitten. Thank you so very much to every single one of you who has sent messages, prayer and love …

Flower Meditation: Intentional Design

A study of mindful, intentional design with Casey Pratt in studio this morning … the combination of film and flowers makes my heart sing! I’m excited to see how the end result turns out. I think it’s easy to sometimes forget why we do what we …

City Center Sunrise Shoot

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.” ― Leonora Carrington A sunrise celebration of the old world charm of Durban City Center. The city has some magical spaces. Exquisite …

Momma Florist: 34 Weeks Pregnant

34 weeks and counting … Michigan Behn, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for these images! I’m so glad you captured them even though I was feeling hot and pregnant and awkward to be in front of the camera rather than behind it. …

Foraged Wild Flower Meditation

One man’s weed is another woman’s treasure. A 100% wildly foraged beauty, gleaned from roadside verges. Because I can, because she makes my hands and heart happy, and for the pure and joyful love of flowers. She’s a reflection of midsummer in the Midlands; with …

Chiliboy & Margaux Ralepelle

Margaux and Chiliboy are two of the loveliest people you could ever hope to meet or create for. They met in Margaux’s home town of Toulouse while Chiliboy was playing rugby for the Toulouse team. Margaux followed him back to South Africa, where they have …

City Center Sunrise Shoot

Durban City Center has some magical spaces. Exquisite old buildings full of character and charm, striking monuments, golden light, energy, people, cars, noise, movement, pigeons, gardens and romance. We celebrated the magic this little used space has to offer with a city center sunrise shoot …

Flower meditations

Flower meditations in studio; inspired by Pondarosa and Thyme‘s meditations and Oh Flora Studio‘s approach to capturing her work. Two designers with abundantly generous hearts who share their knowledge freely. I love creating flowers that dance and move. It’s in my blood after having danced …

City Charm Styled Shoot

Romantic Summer florals, a beautifully styled table with bespoke decor items, macrame elements, gin, three gorgeous models wearing some of Durban’s finest and an incredible team of creatives having fun in the middle of the city … This shoot was a delight! I loved the …

We’re in the process of updating our blog!

Thank you very much for your visit! It’s been an incredible few season’s at Adore, and in preparation for our re-brand, we are busy updating our website and blog, woo hoo! Please grant us a few week’s grace as we update our 2015 to 2017 …

Industry Love

Anyone who knows me knows how much I just utterly adore my job. Being a part of someone’s special day, walking alongside them through their wedding planning process, the privilege of getting to know them, very often building a new friendship along the way, celebrating …

Wendy

We lost someone yesterday. The floral industry in KZN, and the Eston community in particular have lost a great someone. I grew up in an incredible community of abundant hearted, generous people. We grew up living, working and building together. We grew up nurtured by …

Jacki Bruniquel Unstuck Yourself Workshop

I got to participate in the KZN leg of the Jacki Bruniquel Art and Photography#unstuckyourselfworkshop recently. I’m not a photographer. Guys I’m the very first to openly admit to being haphazard at best with a camera. Auto focus is my best friend, and nine times out of …

Anthurium: Floral Musings

In what feels like a lifetime ago, I used to live in a ramshackle old flat in Durban. It had incredible light from enormous windows, high ceilings typical of all the good old Morningside places, and soft yellow walls. It was also held together by …