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Die Woud Wedding

The Couple

Nadine & Christiaan

The Venue

Die Woud

About the day

Die Woud in the Western Cape was the perfect destination wedding venue for this couple from Johannesburg, South Africa.  With their busy work and and life schedules, it was important for them to have a wedding planner right from the start to manage all the suppliers, styling and on the ground logistics. We had a wonderful team involved in creating this exquisite setting for their perfect wedding day.

From the couple

“As a severe over-thinker, I had moments of doubt throughout the process – Perhaps my dress wasn’t the right one, perhaps the groomsmen will forget their suits at home, perhaps the majority of the guests won’t come to the wedding.

Nikkie Fivaz captured a moment on camera where we saw the venue for the first time and, for both of us, this photo encapsulates exactly what we felt. Every single puzzle piece came together to create a beautiful harmony of emotions.

And, in that moment, we had never been more grateful for the trivial concerns we had during the process. We realised that we had not once worried about the DJ, the flowers, the food. All the things that created the perfect wedding was all taken care of. We were allowed to experience the roller coaster of emotions as they come and go without doubting that our big day will be perfect. Niki took care of absolutely everything.

As we stood under the most beautifully curated selection of flowers, we finally realised what everyone meant when they said that it is truly the happiest day of your life.”

Beautifully captured by Nikkie Fivaz.  Enjoy the photos below and ensure to scroll down to the bottom to see the dream-team of service providers!

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Camps Bay Elopement Wedding

Couple

Ruth & Saul

Venue

Glen Beach, Camps Bay, Cape Town

About the day

Ruth and Saul travelled from the UK to come say “I do” on one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches, Glen Beach in Camps Bay. They were accompanied by an adorable and charming “page boy” who stole our hearts from the very first second – their baby boy, Frank.

Their hired beach house was situated right on Glen Beach – from here they leisurely strolled down to the beach for their nuptials… absolute perfection! There were so many sweet touches… Their confetti was made up of dried flower petals from loved ones’ gardens back home in the UK. Saul surprised Ruth by secretly bringing her grandmother’s vintage brooch and special bunting made by her mom from the UK. The brooch was fixed in her bouquet and the bunting framed their flower arch.

What we loved the most about this intimate wedding?  Ruth’s understated elegance and natural beauty in her Oscar de la Renta gown, being witnesses to these two special people’s nuptials and the incredible sunset that sealed a perfect afternoon.

Thanks to all the wonderful service providers who helped us plan and execute this wedding! Scroll down to see more about our dream-team.

From the Couple

“Madri, thank you so much for everything. You did it all, so thank you so much. Saul and I were saying what a difference it made to have lovely people around us like you and Niki. And thank you for the care and time you had for Frank too. We could totally relax and have our photos done because he was with you guys. Thank you for fitting perfectly into our teeny tiny relaxed wedding. And thanks for the bubbles!”

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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 at Val de Vie Part II

Destination Wedding at Val de Vie Part II

Couple 

Christiana & Sébastien

Venue

Val de Vie Polo Estate, Paarl, South Africa

See Part I here.

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A Fairy Tale Wedding at Val de Vie Part I

A Fairy Tale Wedding at Val de Vie Part I

 

Couple 

Christiana & Sébastien

Venue

Val de Vie Polo Estate, Paarl, South Africa

About the day

Christiana and Sébastien knew exactly what they wanted for their big day: a spectacular celebration without limits with their friends and family from all over the world.  All guests flew in from abroad and everyone on the guest list were French-speaking (including the bride and groom!).  Hundreds of emails, Skype-calls and Whatsapp chats over the course of two months culminated in a dreamy fairy tale wedding on 8th March 2017 at Val de Vie.

THANK YOU to the fantastic service providers who understood our vision of the couple’s dream and helped to create an unforgettable day!  Scroll down to see who made up this dream team.

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A Summer Wedding in Tulbagh

A Summer Wedding  in Tulbagh

 

Janet and Henri are both South African, residing in Trondheim, Norway.  They decided to celebrate their summer wedding in Tulbagh at Montpellier, one of our favourite wine estates with its Cape Dutch Manor House, dreamy chapel on a hill, endless rolling vineyards, lawns, gardens, hidden paths and tree-lined walkways.  So, we were more than delighted when they chose us to plan their special day in this amazing setting.  Many lengthy Skype calls between Trondheim and Cape Town (over several months) later and here you have the result!

Janet and Henri’s guests were transported up to the chapel by the farm’s truck, welcomed by ice cold bottled water.  The Montpellier chapel is one of the farm’s most beautiful landmarks with stunning views over the vineyards and surrounding mountains and its breathtaking interior.  It was a sultry hot December day, and the cold water and cool breeze blowing through the chapel’s windows were welcoming and refreshing…  Pre-drinks and canapé’s were served on the lawn in front of the Manor House with Werner Denner entertaining guests with live instrumental music.

The reception was held in the farm’s famous dome cathedral, a wine cellar lined with wine barrels and bottles from floor to ceiling.  Janet and Henri fell in love with the venue the way it is and opt for natural, earthy and indigenous floral touches.

We are absolutely in love with their wedding photos by Charl from Agape Studio.  Enjoy them and scroll down for the list of service providers without whom this day would not have been possible.

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