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Do not be afraid of colour, it can be combined in so many unique and exciting ways and inevitably it always adds a great element of fun and happiness.
Richard and Anne-Laure are a wedding coordinator’s dream come true! Irish born Richard met the flamboyant and vivacious French Anne-Laure in London and managed to convince her to settle on South African soil. Anne-Laure is not your typical bride, she has not been dreaming about her wedding day since she was a little girl – in fact she only started even considering it once the diamond was firmly on her finger. So when they sought out the expertise from Wedding Concepts, they came with no preconceived ideas or notions of what they wanted their day to look like. This combined with Anne-Laure’s zest for life and open frame of mind, meant that we were able to pitch a dazzling design concept, to which she said a resounding “Yes!”
With the majority of the guests coming from abroad, it was important that they got to experience South Africa and Cape Town for all its glory! The festivities began 2 days before with dinner at the Gold Museum and an interactive drumming session and a relaxed brunch at the revamped, chic seaside location, The Bungalow. The wedding itself of course was the main affair and this took place at The Grand Beach in Granger Bay – a fabulous location for the üeber stylish French contingent to feel the sand between their toes.
The décor and design of the wedding was completely conceptualized by Wedding Concepts and executed to perfection by one of our favourite floral associates – Okasie. The celebration needed to reflect the fun and life-loving nature of the couple, so colour “en-masse” was the order of the day. Pink, blue, red, yellow and purple where the colours chosen for the guests tables and in keeping with a touch of tradition the bridal table was adorned in white. For each respective colour we had matching colour water glasses, floral arrangements & table features and even candles made to order in that specific colour!
The stationery, designed by Lara Friday, consisted of custom-made napkins printed in the same colour of the table as well as a seating plan with name badges for guests printed in their table colour. The combination of dazzling colour on the tables and the vast ceiling of the venue adorned with a mass of crystal chandeliers, created a sensory delight for guests as they entered the reception space. Intelligent lighting concepts produced amazing colour shifts with light reflecting off all the various chandeliers. And for a touch of nostalgia and romance, a black and white video montage of movie clips from the 1920’s and 30’s was projected onto a giant screen which formed the moving backdrop of the reception. Anne-Laure’s wedding dress followed this theme of old-school romance and designed by local designer, Errol Arendz.
Music was where the bride and groom really got involved. The groom’s Irish heritage was celebrated with the performance of the fantastic Shanty group who played Irish folk music for the ceremony and pre-drinks. DJ Darren Rose from The Beat Collective took care of Anne-Laure’s musical taste and had just the right set of tunes to keep her Techno heart happy content. As a surprise feature for the guests, and to kick off the first dance, we had the larger than life divas of Three Tons of Fun perform, and what a great party starter they were! Even the bride and groom joined them on stage as their spirited performance brought every single guest onto the dance floor!
We loved that Richard & Anne-Laure were bold in their choices and excitedly accepted every single one of ourimaginative concepts. They trusted Wedding Concepts 100% to bring their ideas to life and to put our creative and designer signature to their celebration, which resulted in an incredible three day designer soiree for their family and international guests.