Summer Garden Romance – Makaziwe & Sandile’s Real Life Wedding

“Makaziwe and Sandile's blush summer garden wedding was pure romance! Plenty of wonderful personal touches and luxurious detail elements created a beautiful design concept!”

“Makaziwe and Sandile's blush summer garden wedding was pure romance! Plenty of wonderful personal touches and luxurious detail elements created a beautiful design concept!”

Makaziwe and Sandile’s blush summer garden wedding was pure romance! For this sentimental couple, the day was first and foremost about celebrating their union with their closest friends and family, including their children who formed part of the bridal retinue as the flower girls and pageboy.

With a magnificent wine estate as the backdrop, the dreamy colour palette for the day was shades of blush, gold, ivory and creamy white. Soft touches of blue were incorporated elegantly throughout the floral décor and gifts.

Jimmy Choo shoes and chanel perfume Lourensford Laurent outdoor wedding ceremony Groom waiting for his bride at the alter Magnificent mountain ceremony backdrop African couple ceremony confetti photo Outdoor pre-dinner drinks lounge set up Stylish African ladies at South African wedding Crystal chandelier and bar floral arrangement African couple outdoor photo shoot African bridal party entrance to reception

Personalization is a key design element for our team and this celebration was no exception! A logo of the couples initials was custom-made and carried through in gold foiling throughout their follow-on stationery – adding a luxurious designer detail. Not stopping the level of the detail there, laser-cut gold signage was made for the bar along with little “advice” coasters for guests to read; an oversized mirrored seating plan framed the entrance to the reception, gold-foiled menus added an elegant touch to each place setting and finally the dance floor was adorned with a large vinyl of the couple’s monogram in gold.

To add an element of surprise – the reception venue was completely draped off so that only once the candles were lit and the ambient lighting took full effect, it was revealed to the guests and the couple. It was a breathless summer evening and the glittering crystal chandeliers along with the abundance of candlelight created an inviting and dreamy ambience. The floral décor carried the colour scheme beautifully and soft touches of greenery added a romantic summer-garden feeling to the tables. Custom-made panels covered in a patterned fabric created the contemporary backdrop to the bridal table and corner arrangements of seemingly draped florals softened the look.

Luxuriously draped wedding reception and custom made bridal panels Hip flasks, flip flops and pashmina wedding gifts Crystal candelabra lit candles at blush summer wedding reception Bridal Table gold lasercut table sign Gold and blush wedding reception Romantic candle lit gold blush wedding reception

After a delicious and South African inspired menu, the couple opened the dance floor with their first dance and guests excitedly joined them to celebrate! As a final token of their gratitude towards their family and friends, the couple ensured they be would party the night away in comfort! The ladies received imported pashminas and comfy flip-flops, whilst the gents received stylish hip flasks. “Thank You” tags created the final piece of another beautifully personalised element from this magnificent family celebration.

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Images by Wesley Vorster