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Your wedding is a once in a life-time experience so make sure you arrive in style, whether by helicopter or in a luxury Rolls Royce, this is your day for indulgence!
For Nigerians, Kiki and Sam, it was evident from the very beginning that style comes naturally to this madly in love couple. Their effortless chic and glitzy zest for life was all we needed as inspiration to translate this into a designer destination wedding, suitable for the world’s stage.
Choosing early January and an exquisite modern venue located in the Cape winelands, 175 guests flew into Cape Town from the United Kingdom and Lagos. Kiki and Sam chose to get ready in the heart of the Mother City, amongst the largest carnival that takes place annually. This made for a fun exit from the bustling Cape Town streets to the quieter winelands setting. Sam, never failing to “out style” many previous grooms, chose to arrive by helicopter. A fitting arrival for a prince we think!
The outdoor ceremony was kept classically white with soft hints of colour on each corner of the gazebo. Kiki, not to be out done, arrived in a glistening silver Rolls Royce Phantom. During pre-dinner drinks, French champagne and alive harpist kept guests entertained, whilst carefully selected canapés such as Mozambican tiger prawns, Cape Malay spiced chicken, smoked springbok and braised oxtail croquettes showcased some of the best Southern African cuisine.
Kiki wanted pure sophistication all the way – but the true glitz and glamour was only revealed to guests after pre-drinks. The entire reception venue had been draped in beautiful white draping, which included a “curtain” which was pulled away to reveal the magnificent and opulent reception space in which they would be celebrating further. Additional crystal chandeliers were suspended amongst the venues collection to add even more dazzling lighting along with pink intel lighting, and a gobo of the couples initials which moved around the venue to add to the ambience.
Each reception table was adorned with the most exquisite arrangement of florals by Fleur le Cordeur. Orchids in fuchsia and white cascaded from the tall floral features, whilst lower containers made of crystal and silver added additional sparkle to each setting. White hydrangeas and roses brought a classic romance to the tablescape. The real show stopper was the Bridal Stage. The couples’ designer white leather armchairs were encircled by masses of colourful rose petals arranged in a dreamy paisley pattern.
Nigerian DJ Scratch, who had been specially flown in from Johannesburg, took over the decks. With his mind-blowing sets of world music combined with the setting, luxurious décor and dazzling lighting features, this chic wedding more than conquered the world’s designer wedding stage!
The Photographer: Vivid Blue