Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires First Impressions

So, it’s already been 2 weeks since I got to Buenos Aires… and as the saying goes: “time flies when you are having fun…”

I’m very happy to be back in my home-city: seeing my family and hanging out with my old friends is awesome. Also being able to eat all the delicatessens and sweets that I miss so much in Cape Town, makes me smile…   

So combining a gourmet tour through alfajores de dulce de leche (a kind of cookie filled with amazing caramel dipped in dark chocolate) and milanesas y empanadas (meat shnitzel and local savoury meat pies) along with girl-chats, a little shopping and the celebration of my friend’s recent engagement, this trip is amazing so far…

Here’re the firsts snaps I’ve taken… Hope you like…

Bianca and Stuart’s Vintage Handkerchief Wedding Invitations

I must say that at the moment this is one of my favourite invitation designs. I like it so much that if I was getting married any time soon, I would love to use this design for mine too.
Bianca wanted her invitations to be very romantic and vintage looking. She loves lace, the colour pink and delicate details. So continuing with the Digital Save the Date design style which we completed a few months ago, this is where we ended up with the finished invites.
The suit includes a 3 layer invitation  printed on different special-shine papers with die cut details and vintage pink lace, which is wrapped in a beautiful hand-made handkerchief with the name of the bride and groom stamped, same as  the envelope.
Gorgeous, don’t you think?  

Monday, November 28, 2011

Julia and Liam Nature Invitations

Happy Monday everyone!!! I hope you all had a nice weekend. 
I'm stocked and really excited because yesterday I arrived to Buenos Aires to visit my family and friends whom I haven't seen in more than a year. I'll be staying here for 3 (hopefully long and fun) weeks and doing lots of memorable things -Christmas with all the family and one of my best friend's wedding-.  
Soon I'll be posting some pictures of this amazing and vibrant city but in the meantime...

After designing their Save the Date, Julia and Liam asked me to design the formal wedding invitation. 

At the beginning their idea was to send out a digital version to their friends and just a few printed copies for their family, but once they saw how beautiful the printed invitations were, they decided to send out printed ones for everyone.

Continuing with the STD theme, I used an earthy colour pallete and the willow tree to represent life, family, strong roots and growth. The invite was printed in 100% recycled paper and we included a little quote that reads, “we love nature and want to see trees grow, therefore this invite was made of 100% recycled paper”.

The invitation folds in three and the cover is the beautiful willow tree cut-out. The last part of the invite where the directions and map to the venue are, has marked cutting lines so the guest can cut out this part and take it with to the wedding.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Nadia and Alastair's Wheel Invitations

If you met this couple, you would agree with me that they are the sweetest and most perfectly matched couple… 
Just looking at them and seeing how in love they are, can bring you a smile that will last for an entire day…
There are planning a romantic and fun wedding under the trees of Stellenbosch forest for next year February.

For their invite they wanted something casual, fun, romantic and different…
Therefore we made them these circular or spinning wheel invites. As their guests turn the front wheel, the cut out reveals the details of the wedding. A little circular card was also included with the venue directions and map that the guests can take with on the wedding day.

The stamped envelope with the couple’s monogram finishes off this beautiful invitation that will definitely surprise Nadia and Alastair’s guests (WOW factor guaranteed)..

I hope you also like…

Kat and Johns Sweet Garden Invitations

Kat and John are planning a garden wedding in Wellington…
They wanted their invite to reflect what the wedding is going to be about therefore the colours we used were earthy creams and yellows combined with bright foliage green. The brown craft paper gives it a rustic and organic look  and the suite was packaged together in a delicate ribbon belly band.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Movember... ahhh Movember

... the month when men grow their moustaches to create awareness for cancers 
that affect men, specifically prostate cancer.  
But cancer affects us all…  
So why can’t we women do something about it too?
Yes, is true: we can’t grow moustaches (well, we can’t grow full moustaches) but now with Mocho Loco’s “Moustache to go necklace” we can have both: 
a beautiful necklace and a fine moustache…
Creating awareness without necessarily looking like Frida Khalo, 
is not all Mocho Loco will do… 
We will donate all sales profit to the 
Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA)

How it works?... Very simple:
1.  Buy your “Moustache to go necklace” 
     -you are not only buying a piece of fine jewellery 
but also making a donation towards the    
     Cancer Association of South Africa
2. Wear it as a necklace or wear it as a moustache
3. Tell your male friends to grow a moustache
4. Tell your girl friends to get a “Moustache to go necklace” 
and raise awareness and funds against cancer 

MOUSTACHES TO GO R120 (including chain)

Available at AlexandraKate.com or directly with Mocho Loco

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Wedding Dresses

It's Friday, yeay... and what better way to finish it than looking at beautiful dresses?
Many of my friends who are getting married soon are looking for the perfect dress for their wedding so I'm helping them trying to do my best (well, it's not really difficult as I loooove dresses).
I've been browsing dresses from different designers. Here are some of my favorite vintage-inspired wedding dresses from various international designers 2012 Collections.
My favourite designer by far is Jenny Packham so if you’re looking for a vintage-inspired gown, you should really check out her entire collection! It’s exquisite 

No. 1 Badgley Mischka; No. 2 Marchesa; No. 3 Jenny Packham; No. 4 Anne Bowen; No. 5 Lazaro; No. 6 Jenny Packham
No. 1 Claire Pettibone; No. 2 Monique Lhuillier; No. 3 Ivy & Aster; No. 4 Christos; No. 5 Ines di Santo; No. 6 Theia

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Laura and Jose's Lace and Hearty Invites

Laura and Jose are getting married in January next year.
She is South African and he is Spanish and they are living together in Mallorca. 
They are planning a beautiful wedding at Buitenverwachting Wine Estate in Constantia, Cape Town and the theme they chose is Vintage Chic, therefore they wanted a combination of textures, vintage details and hearts.
For their wedding invite I used a palette of silvery grey, coffee pink and champagne combined with different paper textures, thicknesses and die cut details. The card has 4 different layers and the front cover has silver and pink lace details with a hand stitched thin ribbon and a laser cut heart shape that hangs. The silver envelope with pink details and the names of the guests printed onto it, finishes this beautiful vintage looking wedding invite. 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Winners of the movie tickets

Mocho Loco is supporting independent South African movie Skeem which is coming to the big screen this weekend…
Therefore we decided to give away 2 movie tickets to 3 of our followers!!!
Sherilee Cook, Karin Hoge and Claire Conroy are the lucky winners! 
If you don't have your ticket yet, what are you waiting for? Skeem coming to the cinemas tomorrow, Friday 28th October!
To read more about the movie  click here 

Che and Andrew Wedding Stationary

Che and Andrew got married last weekend ♥ They had a beautiful ceremony and amazing reception for 170 friends at Molenvliet Wine Estate in Stellenbosch.
Mocho loco designed for them the whole Wedding Stationary range, which included:
. Hanging seating plan
. Table numbers
. Menus
. Name tags with sparkler holder
. Newlywed sign for the golf cart where bride and groom departed
. “Plus 40 Club” sign for a reserved area for the elderly
. Wish cards and directions signs
. Sweet bags for candy/sweet
. Photo Booth accessories
. Photo album book
Their theme was elegant chic and their colour palette included white and silver. Bird details were used in most of the wedding items to align with the formal invitation. And for the after party they changed the styling to a morocan feeling and look with tints of red and purple.
I hope you also like! Soon you will be able to see some photos of the wedding itself