African Theme Real Wedding

When Georgia and Mike began planning their big day, only one place stood out: The Western Cape. While this couple calls New York home, their strong family ties to South Africa drew them to the Cape for the wedding celebration of the year. Their lavish African Theme wedding was held at Cape Point Vineyards, a venue well known for their 180-degree view of the ocean – what better way to show off this Cape Town Wedding Venue.

The ceremony took place on the lawn, overlooking the breathtaking view. It was short-and-sweet at the couple’s request. They wanted a comfortable, relaxed and non-conventional ceremony. To set the mood of the day, a traditional African choir began singing as they walked down the aisle before the bride. Georgia then followed with her father by her side. The relaxed and sentimental atmosphere could be felt by all, while a couple of tears were shed by the moms.

Pre-dinner drinks were held on the patio and in the tented area next to the reception venue. The Zumanani Brothers Choir kept guests entertained, before the DJ introduced some chilled lounge background music, whilst bespoke cocktail barmen prepared incredible local gin cocktails.

Lindy from Event Affairs says:

The reception was unique and unlike anything we’ve done before. Besides the gorgeous Jamie Dornan, from Fifty Shades of Grey fame, attending as one of the groomsmen, the decor concept was nothing short of breathtaking. Georgia had her heart set on creating an enchanted forest inside the venue, so with this in mind we set out to do just that! We called on one of our favourite decor stylists, Opus Studio, to create this organic African theme. What was produced was out of this world! Custom-made mopani trees were placed atop each table, with an array of moss and candles to cover the surface of the tables below the tree. Each table looked like a soft bed of an enchanted forest. We brought in beautiful big trees to create a rooftop canopy and dressed each tree with lanterns and fairy lights to create a beautiful soft and warm glow inside the venue. The main table was placed underneath a forest-like canopy of foliage, beautiful mopani, greenery and orchids. The venue was lush, green and glowed with soft yellow mood lighting to create a truly romantic forest-like atmosphere, like something out of a fairy tale.

When it came time to open the dancefloor, Event Affairs pulled off the perfect surprise to the guests. All of a sudden (when the guests were least expecting it and just after the groom’s great speech) a vibrant African Zulu dance group came bursting through the doors after speeches. It really got things going! The high energy performance was infectious and entertaining and even the guests joined in. The DJ then opened the dance floor and guests danced the night away.

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Vendors:

Wedding Planners: Event Affairs
Photographer: Vivid Blue Photography
Venue: Cape Point Vineyards 
Catering: Two Chefs
Oysters: Oyster King 
Hiring: Urbantonic
Sound & Lighting: DNG Presentation Staging 
Choir: Zamanani Brothers
Florist: Opus Studio
Stationery: Lara’s Designs
Makeup Artist: Bernice Dodd
Hair Stylist: Mary Goveia
DJ: DJ Ricky – The Wedding DJ’s


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