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.