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Why you must plan your Cape Town Wedding now

Dear (soon to be) Bride and Groom

The wedding and event industry has been thrown into a very uncertain period and we are all hoping that it would pass soon.  We love what we do and we miss it!

We have spent the last weeks moving weddings to 2021 and working hard to ensure our clients don’t lose any money.  We are thankful to work with the best service providers who also made this possible.

It is now clear that 2021 is going to be one of the busiest wedding seasons ever!  Weekends at venues in the first half of the year are getting booked up fast and couples have to now consider a weekday to ensure they get a new wedding date.  Or wait another year to get married!

We have in the recent weeks received enquiries and emails from couples that would like to book their weddings in 2021.  They feel hesitant because they don’t want to lose money if they need to move the date due to lockdown rules and possible travel restrictions.  This is understandable.

We want to encourage you.  Plan your 2021 wedding now!  Secure your wedding date,  your favourite venue and your ideal service providers.

We are here to give you peace of mind.  Book our services NOW.  We will help you navigate through uncertain times and ensure you  have your dream wedding in 2021.  No deposits lost if you need to move your wedding date due to lockdown and travel restrictions.  To secure our services we only request a 30% booking fee (instead of 50%).

We are you eyes and ears on the ground and looking forward to plan your dream wedding.

Warm regards,

Niki and Madri – The Event Planners

Image:  ZaraZoo

Destination Wedding at Boschendal

The Couple

Barbara & Bruno

The Venue

Boschendal Wine Estate

About the day

Barbara and Bruno travelled from their home in Vienna to celebrate their wedding with family and friends in South Africa.  They chose the beautiful Boschendal as their wedding venue, making use of both The Olive Press and The Werf Restaurant.  Boschendal has plenty of luxury self catering accommodation options and having all the guests stay on the farm, made the entire celebration even more special and intimate.

The ceremony took place on the lawn in front of The Olive Press, beneath a Bedouin tent and with the majestic mountains as their backdrop. After drinks and canapés, the bridal party made their way up to The Werf Restaurant for dinner and dancing.

It was such an honour to work with Barbara and Bruno and to be part of this wedding. We wish them all the happiness for their future!

Exquisitely captured by ZaraZoo Photography and Cine.  Enjoy the photos below and ensure to scroll down to the bottom to see the dream-team of service providers!

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Booking A Wedding Planner

Wedding coordinators are pretty much gifts from the gods. Knights in shining armour, usually working behind the scenes, bursting at the seams to make sure that your nuptials turn out even more successful than you have dreamt. A good wedding planner resembles a swan gliding across the surface of a pond while the unseen legs below and paddling hard!

If you have just gotten engaged then you might be considering employing the services of a wedding planner. Below you will find some reasons this is a good idea.

Cost Effective

Don’t worry about rumours that event coordinators are a waste of money or too expensive. Professional event coordinators can benefit you in so many ways, one of which is delivering the wedding you have in mind without the stress-factor. Especially if you are planning a destination wedding and are based in a different country. They are trained and experienced in handling all levels of event management, from invitations to venue selection, menu details to flowers and decor, music and entertainment to lighting requirements and photography. They are able to match your style, personality and budget to the most suitable and trustworthy service providers, without you having to work through 100’s of options, never knowing if you have ticked all the “wedding planning” boxes.

Coordinators Know What Works And What Does Not

Even if you have researched wedding planning tips, you won’t be able to multitask and be everywhere on your wedding day. You do need someone who knows what works and what does not. Your wedding day defines who you are, so you do not want to make costly mistakes or have to deal with an unforeseen behind-the-scenes crisis while you would rather be celebrating and be present with your guests. Reputable and established coordinators know the pitfalls to avoid and rocks to climb to make your wedding unforgettable.

You Want To Get Married, Not Organize

Chances are, because you want to have the wedding of your dreams, you started searching for ideas and other beautiful weddings that took place at your favourite venue. And that’s where it should end. It is ideal to enjoy a stress-free wedding day and let your event coordinator liaise with the all the service providers, taking your ideas, turning it into reality while ensuring everything runs smoothly –  just as you envisioned.

Styling

Your wedding coordinator is not just a great organiser (and bride’s best friend), they are also creatives. You will probably have some ideas for your wedding, but your wedding planner will help with all styling and concept development, from the design of your invite through every detail of the wedding.

Here is a list of services we provide our couples:

  • Finding your perfect wedding venue
  • Assistance in budget determination and breakdown as needed
  • Discussion of theme, colour, style and complete wedding design
  • Research of wedding professionals in each category that fit your event style and budget and to provide you with suggestions and guidance in making the final selections
  • Attending vendor appointments where necessary
  • Visit to both ceremony and reception sites prior to wedding
  • Development of a detailed wedding timeline and floor plan for contracted vendors and bridal party
  • On-site coordination and supervision at the ceremony site and during the 
reception for up to 12 hours on the day of your wedding

If you don’t want to stress AND deliver a grand event on the day, a wedding coordinator is a priceless assistant you should bring on board.

 

Image:  Catherine Mac

 

Destination Wedding in Franschhoek

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We recently coordinated an a destination wedding in Franschhoek at the beautiful La Petite Dauphine.  Karin and Johan flew to SA from Sweden with their close family members (12 in total) to celebrate their union in the most exquisite of settings.  The images say more than words could ever describe:  the love between these two people and their family is a treasure.   Congratulations Karin and Johan!  We wish you all the best for you future and hope you spend many happy family holidays in South Africa.

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A Cape Town Wedding

A Cape Town Wedding

 

What is more perfect than a Cape Town wedding with a beautiful African sunset? Every now and then you experience a wedding you wish you can have over and over again because everything just fell into place perfectly. Some things can not be “coordinated”. A  sunset, mist rolling over the ocean at just the right moment (look at these stunning portraits at Bakoven!), the light of the setting sun on the mountain while family and friends from all over the world celebrate a special union with good food and music… all these elements played a roll in giving Candice and Gary their dream wedding.

Candice is American and Senior Design Operations Manager at Ralph Lauren in New York – she is beautiful, stylish, unpretentious, has an impeccable eye for detail and knew exactly what she wanted for their wedding day. Gary is South African and resides with his new bride (and soon new born baby!) in NYC. He was determined that their wedding should be celebrated at his childhood home and where his parents still live – Geneva Slopes in Camps Bay. So, he brought his bride to Africa.

And what a good idea it was. Non-traditional weddings make us happy and that is what they wanted – an intimate gathering stripped of the expected. We loved every moment. Chic, with just a touch of Africa.

Enjoy these images by Catherine Mac (Gary is also a professional photographer and Catherine was carefully hand-picked after much deliberation).

Do scroll down to the bottom to look at the team who help us create this beautiful day!

The couple also treated their guests to a personalised wine tour in the week prior to the wedding to show off true South African hospitality and top class wines. The Event Planners planned the day to the “t” and hand-picked Babylonstoren, Vrede en Lust and Tokara as the wine estates of choice.

Candice and Gary, you are our perfect clients, thank you for trusting us with your wedding day.

“Thank you all so much for making our wedding night so seamless and perfect. We couldn’t have done it without you!!!!
The night honestly could not have been more perfect. It was an absolute pleasure working with you all.
Best,
Candice and Gary”

 

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Venue: Geneva Slopes in Camps Bay – the groom’s parents home
Photographer: Catherine Mac Photography
Food, Bar and Staff: Marc Wassung Consulting
Flowers & Decor: Flowers in the Foyer
Lighting, Tables & Decor: Scape Events
Tent: Chattels
Dance Floor & Swimming Pool Cover: Connecta-Floor
Hiring: Top Table & Exclusive Hire
Stationery: Cotton Cloud Letterpress & Lezanne’s Designs
Minister: Candice’s brother
Marimba Band: Trilogy Music
DJ & Sound: BAHA Entertainment
Shuttles: A2B Tours & Charters
Security: Diamond Force Security