Today we take a look back at another one of our favourite weddings from 2013. Alex and Shaun decided to do things a bit differently and had three days of events culminating in an amazing wedding day celebration.
The first day was a relaxed barbeque at Birds Café in Bree Street. Guests enjoyed an amazing array of tapas style barbeque food which was served hot off the coals. Entertainment was provided by Red Tape Riot which got everyone tapping their feet and getting into the party mood. Along with the hype of their wedding, this day was also a celebration of Shaun’s birthday, and he was surprised by Alex with a huge chocolate cake. The day was filled with joy, happiness and really got everyone in the mood for the rest of the festivities.
The next event was a 1920’s style bowls day at Camps Bay Bowls Club. It was a family day which saw guests bringing their kids for a fun day out. Everyone dressed up in their ‘20’s swing style clothing got into character for a whimsical day of competitive fun.Gourmet hotdogs and candyfloss were a popular favourite with both adults and kiddies. We could not have asked for a better weather day in Camps Bay and handheld parasols were the order of the day to keep guests shaded and add to the vintage feel.
The third and final day of celebrations was the actual wedding day. Again, not following the traditional route (which we love), Alex and Shaun decided on a pop up wedding. They didn’t tell guests where the wedding would take place. Guests were given a time to meet in The Company Gardens where they would await further information. While guests mingled and pondered as to where they would be heading to, a group of Kaapse Klopse arrived in full force followed by Alex and her family holding large inflated balloons spelling LOVE. Guests were each given a balloon and then followed the couple through town to the venue which was QV54.
Beautiful white draping and crystal chandeliers were key features as guests walked into the venue which was styled with vintage swing style as inspiration. Once the ceremony had taken place the chairs were cleared to make way for a roaring cocktail style reception. Lonesome Dave Ferguson entertained guests while Alex and Shaun disappeared for photos. Upon their return the large black and white checkered dancefloor was the place to be where everyone partied the night away with the help of an amazing modern swing style band Rumpspringer.
Alex and Shaun’s three day celebration was one for the books and we had such fun being apart of their quirky, fun loving and entertainment filled wedding week.
Michael & Michelle’s wedding was a beautiful mix of relaxed cape country and elegant glamour. Taking over the Warwick Wine Estate grounds for the day, guests were treated to a ceremony at the top of the after the 4 x4 wine safari tack, a scrumptious dinner lake-side with an eclectic mix of blues and golds and then dancing the night away under the stars.
A beautiful summer garden wedding in the winelands is always such a treat; especially for couples living abroad. So when the weather man predicted a 35 degree day for January 3rd, our London based couple Cassie and Brendon were in for a perfect day. The couple decided on Diemersfontein in Wellington to host their wedding, they wanted rolling lawns and beautiful views which is exactly what the venue had to offer.
A quaint alcove in the garden shaded by old tress was the setting for the ceremony. Instead of a traditional arch or gazebo we used the tress to hang big white ball lanterns at different heights which hovered above the couple as they said their “ I do’s”. Rustic country shepherds hooks lined the aisle and were adorned with beautiful posies of flowers to bring in the purple that Cassie loves. A very special moment which brought a tear to many an eye was when Brendon’s niece walked down the aisle holding a sign saying “Uncle Bren, here comes your bride”, just before Cassie walked down the aisle with her dad.
While the couple popped off for their photos guests were able to hydrate themselves with Pimms cocktails served in jam jars. While enjoying delicious canapés, guests had their own photo opportunity. Empty frames were hung off the branch of a tree and made for a unique country style photo booth area.
The reception area was set up under a white Bedouin tent on the vast lawn area of the estate. Purples, whites and hints of silver made up the colour pallet for the day. A mixture of silver and glass vases were used which were all placed on a flowerboard to raise the flower arrangements which allowed them to be noticed more and gave guests more space on their table. A purple water glass was brought in to add that extra pop of colour to the table. Lighting is always so important when hosting an event under a Bedouin tent. For Cassie and Brendon we created clusters of large lampshades in different sizes, shapes and fabrics to hang down from the tent. This had a marvellous visual impact but also created the ambient lighting which was needed in the tent. Personalised placemats with the menu printed on it added a personal touch to the table setting. We placed every guests name tag on a sparkler which would later on in the evening add a bit of sparkle around the couple while they danced.
The dancefloor was placed in the middle of the tent with long banquet style tables surrounding it, it was important for Cassie and Brendon that everyone feel included and had a great view of the dancefloor. Guests were absolutely fantastic in getting the party started. Everyone was up on their feet and danced the night away. It is always such a joy seeing a couple along with their friends and family having such a great time and so much fun. This jovial crowd were unbelievable and really shared in the spirit of celebration; so much so that they put up quite the fight when music ended! An after party at the pool was then enjoyed by the die-hards and we believe they continued to celebrate with Cassie and Brendon into the early hours of the next day.
It was such a pleasure being able to make Cassie and Brendon’s dream wedding come to life and we wish them all the love and happiness in the world for their future together.
We must thank Yvette Gilbert for capturing this special wedding day so beautifully, your work is always so amazing.
Another special thanks to Alex Fynn who got everything on film. Check out Cassie and Brendon’s highlights video here.
It’s been just over a year since we got to be a part of Cody and Tori’s seaside wedding which took place at the Granger Bay Hotel School.
Living in the States, Cody and Tori decided on Cape Town (Tori’s home town) to celebrate their special day.
Being a wedding planner herself, the pressure was on to impress this bride; however the magical setting made our job easy. The ceremony was setup alongside the seashore and showcased the best that Cape Town has to offer. Handheld parasols and fans were perfect accessories for a beautifully sunny day.
Before moving to dinner guests were treated to a live jazz band while they enjoyed cocktails and fun lawn games overlooking the ocean.
For their reception, the couple opted for a modern and simplistic look made up of a variety of clear vases with red floral. The bold use of black and red was a unique contrast to the very light and airy surroundings creating interest and texture.
Celebrations continued well into the night on the dance floor which was placed outside for guests to party under the stars. To add to the natural sparkle, fairy lights were hung above the dance floor giving the area a warm ambiance.
It is always such a pleasure sharing in such a special day filled with so much love, fun and laughter. We wish Cody and Tori all the best for their many more adventures together.
Kirsty & Cedrick embarked on a weekend celebration at South in Elgin, and what a celebration it was! An absolute blast for all, from check in on Friday to the all-white games day on Sunday, it really was jammed packed full of love, laughter and happily ever after.
What a truly magical wedding this was… the unforgeable wedding ceremony, sunset like we have never seen before and the most bubbly bunch of friends and family, were all an absolute mirror image of such an incredible couple! Tim and Millie, we so loved being part of your adventure with you.
Barbara & Michael were married on the beach at The Grand in Cape Town… and it was just that, a Grand wedding!
On arrival guests were treated to French champagne, oysters and Lu Chase singing – this would have been a highlight for most (and it was) but was also just the beginning… The ceremony took place after this in the sand, followed by sundowners, more champagne, frozen margaritas and incredible canapés. The night flowed on casually with a relaxed Grand feast to the tables, speeches, sparkly lights and then the opening dance followed by a surprise set for the guests from Gold Fish. If this wasn’t enough, dessert was served on the dance floor in an extravagant dessert table with its very own French crepe man serving fresh, warm nutella crepes – nothing is better than a nutella crepe after a few glasses of bubbles.
For the girls, if you have a file of dream dresses, then these pics need to be right clicked and saved as we have never seen such a beautiful dress worn by an even more beautiful girl. And not to mention shoes that would stop traffic!
This, in short, this is what weddings are made of! Happiness, laughs, families, close friends and fun times… and did I mention happiness!!!
We first met Kat and John on a cold day in Cape Town over coffees and fell in love with Kat as much as John had. And instantly started the plotting and planning of all the pretty and fun details that Kat wanted.
Their beautiful day was celebrated at Diemersfontien with the ceremony and canapés under the lush green trees and then as the sun set, moved inside to warm up for dinner and a lot of dancing. And even our very own Sarah catching the boquet… maybe an inhouse wedding coming soon 🙂
For Kat and John went with green, white and a touch of purple as our colour pallet and matched it with bird cages, crystal chandeliers and fair lights… everything that makes a wedding pretty… and it was so pretty.