An elegant Destination wedding set on the shores of South Africa – Natalie & Carl’s Real Life Wedding

“There is something so dreamy and distinctive about a seaside wedding celebration; the unique scenery, the naturally relaxed atmosphere and not to mention the sounds of waves crashing as you exchange vows. For Natalie & Carl’s destination wedding Carl’s family home set, in the beautiful cove of Grotto Bay in the Western Cape, was to play host to their intimate beach wedding. ”

“There is something so dreamy and distinctive about a seaside wedding celebration; the unique scenery, the naturally relaxed atmosphere and not to mention the sounds of waves crashing as you exchange vows. For Natalie & Carl’s destination wedding Carl’s family home set, in the beautiful cove of Grotto Bay in the Western Cape, was to play host to their intimate beach wedding. ”

There is something so dreamy and distinctive about a seaside wedding celebration; the unique scenery, the naturally relaxed atmosphere and not to mention the sounds of waves crashing as you exchange vows.  For Natalie & Carl’s destination wedding Carl’s family home set, in the beautiful cove of Grotto Bay in the Western Cape, was to play host to their intimate beach wedding.

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The couple made it known to our coordination and design team that it was important to make this occasion as memorable and unique as possible – with this in mind we starting the design and planning process, ensuring that this wedding would not only exceed the couples expectations but also offer an exceptional experience for their global mix of friends and family members!

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The private beach situated in close proximity to the house was the ideal location for their elegant ceremony.  As the guests made their way to the beach they were welcomed to a setting that would take anyone’s breathe away – perfectly aligned white ghost chairs leading up to the custom made gazebo which was beautifully adorned with lush draping, spectacular florals and a crystal chandelier suspended in the middle to complete the bespoke look.  

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Afterwards the couple and the guests mingled and enjoyed champagne and oysters as they took in the picturesque surroundings. As a surprise performance – to both the guests and the bride – a local children’s choir and The Cape Minstrels burst out in chorus as they crossed over the dunes to join the guests.

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As the sun began to set over Grotto Bay, all were welcomed into the family house that had been completely transformed into a designer celebration! The existing deck had been extended making space for a beautifully styled lounge area set in front of the impressive bar structure – all perfectly designed to match the overall white, gold and soft pastel colour scheme.  The strikingly glamorous floral-look tied this elegant chic together and for that extra touch of glamour – bespoke personalised stationery details at every setting complemented by designer Phoenix chairs!

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The evening ended with everyone dancing the night away in the lounge area, that too had been converted into a dazzling ‘night club’ setting. With clusters of candles set around the periphery of the room, added crystal chandeliers and a personalised dance floor the scene was set for a uniquely memorable seaside celebration!

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Photography by: Lad & Lass Photography