This beautiful wedding, pre-wedding and post-wedding dinners, lunches and parties was for a group of just 11 people. The couple and their nearest and dearest, who travelled from Dubai, Germany and the UK, to be at this celebration of their union in the fairest Cape of them all, Cape Town, South Africa. Small weddings are incredibly personal and intimate and allow for lots of curated details to be included in the day.
The couple were all about food and finer details and it was an absolute joy to work with them and the rest of the incredible, hand picked team to make this celebration come to life.
After the couple and their family had arrived at the beautiful Sandstone House in Franschhoek, they started the gathering with tennis and a relaxed Italian themed evening with pukker pulled mozzarella and other authentic delicacies as created by the uber talented team from Table Seven. Seriously, I have eaten their food several times and it is heavenly.
The day of the wedding started with a brunch in the olive grove next to the house. This got everyone into a festive mood as the guys and girls split up to start getting ready for the real thing. For a look at the gorgeous pre-wedding brunch, have a look here.
The overall mood we were creating for the wedding was one of elegant sophistication and modern, designer styling. Full credit to Johan from Scape Events who created the overall mood boards for this micro-wedding and styled the furniture, lighting and soft furnishings – it was sublime and a floral designers dream to be a part of. And he was just an incredibly fun guy to work with.
The wedding started with an intimate ceremony in the rose garden – with the couple standing under the rose arbor and framed by romantic, all white and green floral stands. Bonny chose a very elegant and simple style of dress that was complemented by an all peony bouquet – her favorite flower.
With Moms and sisters as the lady attendants, each had an individually designed hair piece or shoulder corsage to wear that worked with their unique outfits. And the guys all had simple ivory rose buttonholes.
After the ceremony, the couple whizzed off in a classic E-type jaguar for their couple shoot and the guests were entertained with live music and canapes, freshly prepared next to the small pool by the food whizzes from Table 7.
Once the couple returned, more family and group photo’s were taken and then the guests shifted to a different location for the actual reception. A modern charcoal and white affair, lit by a spectacular chandelier, that was matched by a large floral urn on the opposite side of the table and plenty of charcoal coloured candles.
But without further ado – take a look at these gorgeous images by Angelique Smith
Apr 13, 2021