Botanical Magic – Charlotte & Patrick’s Real Life Wedding

“Planning Charlotte & Patrick's striking designer wedding had one simple premise: celebrating South Africa’s natural beauty by invoking all the senses in a magical and grand setting.”

“Planning Charlotte & Patrick's striking designer wedding had one simple premise: celebrating South Africa’s natural beauty by invoking all the senses in a magical and grand setting.”

Planning Charlotte & Patrick’s striking designer wedding had one simple premise: celebrating South Africa’s natural beauty by invoking all the senses in a magical and grand setting.

After an extensive venue search of the beautiful Cape Winelands all eyes were finally set on the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate – which was to host 120 guests from all over the world and pay tribute to the couple’s multicultural and cosmopolitan Hong Kong Chinese – Belgian love affair.

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A gastronomic menu, world-class wine, vibrant African entertainment and creating an inspired wow-factor design concept were the focus for our team during the exciting 10 months of destination wedding planning.

With the couple’s love for lush florals & greenery complete with lighting magic – this wedding was all about suspension and creating a veritable “Garden of Eden” by design.

2016-11-09_0001 2016-11-09_0002 image-3 After the gorgeous outdoor ceremony overlooking the vast Stellenbosch mountain ranges and accompanied by an African Choir – the guests enjoyed haute-farm-cuisine canapés to smooth live Afro-Jazz before being ushered into the transformed reception venue.

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Bringing nature inside meant creating a mystical and visually mesmerizing glamorous look.  A botanical art installation, with hundreds of candles, a forest entrance feature and 40 meters of floral & lighting wonderland above the two gloriously long dinner tables.

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As guests dined and enjoyed touching speeches all underneath the magical garden canopy, Charlotte – having worked in fashion all her life – dazzled in her couture Zuhair Murad gown. Soon family and friends were requested to join the couple on their custom-made parquet dance floor where they partied to the global dance sounds of DJ Rene and his Dream Team, who ensured that chic dance floor was never empty till the charmed hours of the morning!

2016-11-09_0007 2016-11-09_0003   Photography by: Tyme Photography