Kei and Martin say I Do in beautiful Franschhoek

I love this wedding! Everything from the flowers, to the colour choice, to the stationary…. and then there is the dress and the blue shoes! Too amazing for words!

I met Martin & Kei through my lovely friend, Andrea. Martin & Andrea are brother and sister. Martin is from South Africa and Kei is from Tokyo. The lovely couple met in Tokyo and they currently live there. They decided to cross the ocean to say their vows at the beautiful Allee Bleue in Franschhoek.

Kei and I skyped a few times and kept in contact over many emails. She had a particular idea on how she wanted her day to look and I really did love the style she was going for. Fox and Co did an incredible job with the flowers and decor. The different shades of blue work so well with this particular venue and once the sun set and the fairy lights and candles took over, it looked so stunning!

Danieka from Picturist did a lovely job capturing their special day. I love how relaxed Martin & Kei look. Trying to select which ones to print will be a task in itself. Side Note: I think it is very important for the photographer to take some shots of the guests when they aren’t posing. This also helps the couple view the day in a totally different way, as they often miss those times. Danieka did this so well and she got some great photos during the reception and dancing. 

One thing I must mention…. her dress! I absolutely adore Kei’s dress and I could stare at the lace on the back for hours! PLUS she wore Manolo Blahniks! How can you not be super envious right now?

I could, as per usual, go on and on about this wedding. But I will let the photos speak for themselves.
To Martin and Kei, thank you for allowing me to play such a large part in the planning of your big day. I loved getting to know you and I hope the memories of this day will forever bring a smile to your faces. I wish you love, light and happiness in your future together.

Thanks to my amazing suppliers:

Photographer: Picturist 
Venue: Allee Bleue
Flowers and Decor: Fox and Co
Hair and Make Up: Cindy Horton
Cake and cupcakes: Cakes by Carlyn 
Stationary: Lara’s Designs 
Dress: Claire Pettibone

 

Bianca and Van’s beautiful wedding

Very excited to blog about this wedding!
I met Bianca a few years ago through mutual friends. She is honestly one of the sweetest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Van and Bianca have been dating for forever and they have the most gorgeous little boy called Ford.

When Bianca asked me to help plan her wedding, I said yes immediately.

Bianca decided on Jonkershuis in Groot Constantia for their big day. This venue has a nice selection of areas to have the ceremony, so when we visited, Bianca got to see all of them. She settled on the sundial gardens that overlook the vineyards. It is a beautiful space for a ceremony.
Fox and Co outdid themselves once again with the flowers and decor.
Everything was so nice and light. It had a relaxed yet elegant feel and I thought it worked perfectly with Bianca’s style.

When the day finally rolled around on December 6th, the weather God’s were totally on our side. The weather could not have been more perfect! Once they said their vows, they decided to have a blessing for their son Ford too. I loved this part and felt that it really reflected their love for him and each other. So sweet!
The cocktail hour was filled with bubbly, amazing food and lawn games for the guests to enjoy. Normally I have to open the reception area early as everyone is keen to get inside, but not with this wedding. Everyone was having such a great time just relaxing in the warm sun.

Katherine Newman did a great job capturing their day. Bianca looked absolutely stunning in her Wedding Boutique gown and Cindy Horton did a fabulous job as per usual with the hair and make up. I thought Bianca looked incredible! Van’s face lit up when he saw her, so I think he would agree with me on this one.

Reflecting on this wedding makes me smile. Bianca is the type of person who just wants her friends and family to have a good time. I love a bride who thinks of her guests and doesn’t make the day only about her. Of course, the day is about the bride and groom, but what makes it extra special are the people who you share the whole day with. Everyone seemed to have a great time and they really did pull out some extra special dance moves that night.

Bianca and Van, thank you for allowing me to not only be your planner, but for having me as one of your guests. I really enjoyed the planning process and I wish you all the love, light and happiness in the world.

Thanks to my amazing providers for making their day extra special:

Photography: Katherine Newman
Venue: Jonkershuis
Dress: The Wedding Boutique
Hair and Make Up: Cindy Horton
Flowers and Decor: Fox and Co
Benches: Urbantonic
Cake and candy table: Le Petit Four
Pastor: Peter Fox

 

Maria and Shaun say I Do in Hout Bay

So excited to share this wedding with you. I loved everything about it.

Shaun and Maria live in Australia, but as Shaun is originally from South Africa, they decided to have their wedding here. This is where I came in. Maria and I skyped and chatted about her ideas for their big day. This is a woman who knows exactly what she wants, which is such a great way to start when it comes to the planning. All of her ideas where simple, yet uber elegant. She wanted to make sure it was intimate and special for not only herself and Shaun, but for everyone that attended. I love couples who want to make sure their guests are taken care of too. Shaun actually had their suits made overseas, and each jacket had their nick name embroidered inside – how awesome is that?

Maria’s ideas for her flowers and decor had my head buzzing with ideas and I just knew Fox and Co would be up for the job. We definitely made the right choice with this one, the flowers looked so exquisite on the day and Maria’s bouquet was so stunning! Fen managed to find a few peonies just before they ended their season.

Boy Meets Girl were the videographers for their day. They do really great work and I think having a videographer is always a good idea if your budget allows. The day goes so fast and you can’t remember everything. They captured their wedding perfectly and the high lights reel is amazing. Check it out here – https://vimeo.com/115687877

Maria and Shaun decided on a first look before their ceremony. I love this idea. It so special for the couple and I think it makes them feel slightly more relaxed before the day really starts. They did this on Hout Bay Beach. Drikus Le Roux was the photographer and he captured this moment, along with the rest of the wedding so nicely. His work is beautiful and he manages to make everyone feel so relaxed.

Maria’s dad has got to be the most unique and awesome father of the bride I have ever met. He danced her up the aisle, he danced himself into the reception and his speech was the sweetest yet funniest speech I have heard in a long time. Her family flew half way around the world to share in her special day and I can see how much they mean to each other.

Shaun and I actually went to school together, so it was really nice to see some faces I hadn’t seen in years. His friendships go way back and it’s a special thing to see how many people kept in contact over the years once we all matriculated. Being thousands of miles apart doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, by the looks of it, they love Shaun even more when he comes to visit them here in Cape Town and they all looked like they had the most amazing time together.

I could go on and on about this wedding. All the providers did a fantastic job and Maria and Shaun had the best day. Their guests were on the dance floor until the lights came on and the bubbly flowed throughout the night. All and all – a successful wedding for a very special couple.

To the loveliest couple: Thank you for allowing me to share in your big day. I loved being apart of it and planning it meant a lot to me. I wish you all the love and happiness in the world.

Thanks to my lovely providers – you all rock!

Venue: Hout Bay Manor
Photographer: Drikus le Roux
Videographer: Boy Meets Girl Wedding Cinema
Hair and Make Up: Cindy Horton
Flowers and Decor: Fox and Co
Stationary: Lara’s Designs
Hair piece and Dress: Anna Campbell
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tables and chairs: Urbantonic
Cake: Whipped
DJ: DJ CraigE
Live Music: ShenFM
Thank you gifts: Ma Mere
Earrings & Veil: Karen Willis Holmes