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Be bold and be adventurous with your wedding seating arrangements. Replace banquet tables with stylish lounging and cocktail concepts that allow for great conversation and socialising amongst all your guests.

Their Story:

Fate intervened on the day that Neil proposed to Amy on Cape Town’s famous Table Mountain, as from that moment on, all the cards fell into place for what would become a destination wedding to South Africa! Shortly after that, whilst having lunch in Franschhoek, it was right then and there that this fun-loving couple chose their wedding venue!

This highflying and high-spirited couple entrusted our design team to bring together all the special and sentimental details that they had envisioned for their nuptials in South Africa. Just like their personalities, they expressed that they wanted a very relaxed day that would allow guests to socialize in style! Out went the traditional seated reception and in moved striking lounges and cocktail concepts! A collection of contemporary white draped gazebos housed vintage chaise lounges with chandeliers for added glamour, and tall cocktail-conversation tables with matching chairs added another elegant layer of exclusive furniture to ensure that guests could move around freely and socialize. Each lounge was styled with chic scatter cushions and luxurious throws that highlighted the romantic colour scheme of white and soft pinks.

The floral décor emulated this colour palette but also paid homage to the couple’s international backgrounds. Gumnuts were sprayed gold to signify Amy’s Australian heritage whilst for Neil, roses represented England on the day. Indigenous to South Africa, the stunning King Protea was also added to the floral arrangements throughout the cocktail area.

Being foodies at heart, dinner became a sumptuous floating bowl-menu consisting of 6 different options for starters and an impressive 7 dishes for main course. Dessert was a decadent station that consisted of miniature versions of both beloved local options such as koeksisters and chocolate brownies but also the couple’s personal favourites such as lemon meringue tartlets and mini red velvet cupcakes! The wedding cake was an impressive 3 tier double cake! Each tier was double volume in height and added delicious flavours to the dessert station.

Amy was the perfect type of bride as together, every single fun and sentimental detail for family and friends was well thought out and planned with our help. Details such as each guest receiving a handmade candle that she had made as well as a bottle of Rupert & Rothschild wine to take home. As a surprise for Neil, we were able to arrange a pool table to be delivered to him to enjoy with his groomsmen whilst getting ready on the day. And lastly, we had a bouquet made especially for Amy’s mom, as she never got to throw her bouquet on her wedding day.

All in all, Amy and Neil’s celebration was the result of a wonderful day of fate that brought them together in the picturesque valley of Franschhoek, with friends and family from all over the world. A celebration of fate that we won’t soon forget!

Photography by: Wesley Vorster