Chris and Arefe live in Switerland and contacted me a few months back. They wanted me to help plan their wedding here in beautiful Cape Town. I jumped at the chance to plan this small and intimate day for them.
I love these types of weddings. So many of my brides stress for months about the guest list, but Arefe and Chris settled on having a very small guest list. Which landed up being a total of 9 people! Love it!
Vrede en Lust was the chosen venue. They have so much to offer at this gorgeous estate! The couple, along with their family stayed in the Vrede en Lust Manor House for the weekend and then said their vows on the lawn in front of the house, on what can only be described as one of Decembers most stunning days!
I must add that Arefe’s wedding ring was something out of a fairy tale (keep an eye out for the ring in one of the photos above)
Take Two was the entertainment for the evening, they really add so much romance to the day. I love live music at a wedding.
Lara Scott captured some really stunning moments that I am sure it will be tough for them to choose which ones to print (pop on over to her website to view her work, this lady knows her stuff)
Azila Reisenberger was their marriage officer for this special occasion, I love working with her. She has so much passion for what she does and is always smiling and laughing along with the couple and guests. It really shows how much she loves her work.
For the decor, they wanted something pretty and stylish, yet not over the top. Fen from Fox and Co definitely delivered. We set up a table in the Manor House for their elegant dinner and everything looked so wonderful. Chris emailed me and asked if we could add in a few sunflowers somewhere because he knew how much Arefe loved the flower (can we all just say ‘aaaah’)
To end it all off, Carlyn from Cakes By Carlyn made a very pretty cake with cupcakes to match (a small hint, her red velvet it delicious)
As usual, I left this wedding with a happy heart. I am blessed that I receive enquiries all the way from Switzerland, and even more blessed that they hire me to plan such a special day for them.
Chris and Arefe, you truly were a dream couple to work with and I wish you love, light and happiness in your future together!