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Inspiration, Events, News and General Pop Up Musings

no fear approach to wedding planning in 2021

2020 was a year like no other (I have experienced). I have grieved the loss of things I loved and even those I did not like so much. Celebrated the clarity and new focus with all the energy my little optimistic heart could muster… so why after an entire year of readjusting to ‘new normal’ did my first week back...
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Leo & Monique’s small Planetarium wedding

I’m not lying when I say, hosting an intimate wedding at the Planetarium has been on my wedding planning bucket list for years! On the 7 November 2020 Leo and Monique made this starry night dream Pop Up Wedding a reality. I had goosebumps as Monique, in her perfect black wedding dress, walked into the Planetarium dome to Elvis’s hauntingly...
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Does Pop Up SA support LGBTQIA weddings?

To be honest the fact we have to write this blog irritates me. Nobody has to explicitly state they work with straight couples, soooo why we are still in a space as a society and industry that we have to say we are fully inclusive is beyond me! That rant over, I would officially like to shout it from the...
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New Pop Up Services 2021

True heart centred business is about meeting people where they are and not where you want them to be. This is one of the lessons we shared in our 2nd Birthday Blog and pretty much the reason we have re imagined our 2021 Pop Up Wedding packages and services. We have heard you and are listening not only to the...
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Pop Up Wedding’s 2nd Birthday

Real life birthdays aren’t really on the top of my ‘like to celebrate list’. Business birthdays however are right up there with wedding anniversaries, the first day of school and world bee day. To survive in business is no small feat. To thrive in business is bloody impressive. To find pure joy, meaning, make money AND create significant change in...
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Pop Up Wedding SA 2021 supplier call

Over the last two years Pop Up Wedding SA has led the way in small and micro celebrations. Before it had to be done different, we were doing it because we wanted it to be done different! We are very proud that our company puts as much time, love and focus on our suppliers as we do our couples. This...
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70’s disco glam styled Pop Up

From the tidal wave of disco balls, our glitzy foil back drop, the sweetest cascading disco ball bouquet and overflowing champagne towers... THIS is what we call 70's Disco glam. Bursting with fun the Pop Up team set out to capture the true free spirit of the quintessential 70’s flower child balanced against our clean modern take on the glitzy...
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Our space travel inspired business strategy.

As the reality that the wedding industry will probably be one of the last to reopen, really sinks in, we are channeling our inner scifi space geek (or were we just inspired by our Planetarium themed Pop Up?!) to explain how we plan to do things in the coming days/weeks/months before we are able to work, celebrate and love our...
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Your wedding plan B, Pop Up style

If you have had to postpone or cancel your wedding (OR are scared you may have to in the not so distant future) this is especially for you... Do you want to have a legal, responsible wedding without having to start planning from scratch, loose suppliers you love or the deposits you have already paid? And do you want this...
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Joburg’s Rainy day Garden Pop Up Wedding

Blue sky’s turned grey, It poured, they promised forever and in that moment no one noticed the rain. Kirsten and Gavin celebrated their summer garden Pop Up Wedding in one of our favorite Johannesburg secret gardens. Beechwood. We had to move the entire ceremony undercover as it alternated between pouring and glorious sunshine all day - in true Joburg summer...
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