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Stay true to your roots! This beautiful traditional wedding is the perfect showcase of the incorporating two different backgrounds, personal styles & cultures into the modern African wedding that it was!
It’s not every day that we get asked to plan and design a traditional African wedding – with a contemporary twist. From the moment we met South African model and fashion icon Sarah & her entrepreneur fiancé Jehan; this couple oozed luxury and style. It was up to our creative team to translate their traditional African vision and their joining of two different cultures into an exciting modern celebration of love. With 200 guests attending this traditional wedding was truly the talk of the town for its unique modern Afro-chic twist – and a bride who stole the show in her two colourful African couture gowns.
Sarah set the scene with her stunning Swaziland wedding dress by South African couturier Tuelo Nguyuza made exclusively for the occasion – perfectly complemented with locally made, bold neckpieces & accessories by the talented Pichulik. The fashionable bride then later changed into her second couture dress – an exquisite Gert-Johan Coetzee crimson floor length gown!
The décor also brought together their two different African cultures with a perfect blend of Swazi & Zulu traditional elements. Glass beads, vibrant colours and hand-woven baskets that were used as décor pieces and traditional vessels for the couple’s gifts. The Swaziland flag too was translated into the décor and as a bespoke prominent feature on the dance floor. The dinner table tops were customised with a traditional African print running along the centre, together with uniquely styled wooden elements, King Proteas and soft florals.
Sarah & Jehan’s African wedding was a unique take on a traditional occasion, a perfect fusion of their two cultures, with no detail overlooked – once again a bespoke Wedding Concepts celebration in Johannesburg.
Images by: Tyme Photography