An Intimate Wedding in South Africa
Uchenna and Wolé are a gorgeous African couple living in the USA. After a large traditional African Wedding, they hosted only their closest friends and family for their intimate white wedding in Cape Town. The Ceremony was held outdoors with the beautiful backdrop overlooking the pool and mountains. The incredible Aleit team recommended, as an “altar”, oak plinths on each side with spilling greenery and floral detail as to not disturb the view while guests were greeted by the delicate sounds of a classical trio.
Making clever use of the area, the ceremony was transformed into pre-dinner by turning a few seats to make comfortable lounge pockets. A three piece band also took over to turn up the beat. A mere 80 guests were then welcomed to the reception where they had dinner on the veranda surrounded by a dramatic yet elegant colour palate of jewelled tones, rich burgundy, emerald green and touches of gold. We love the idea of adding mahogany wood elements, which brought in a warmth and edge.
From USA to SA – Their Destination Wedding in South Africa
Uchenna wore a bold wedding dress to suit her bold personality – A fitted bodice and halter neck combined with a gathered tulle skirt. Wolé rocked an emerald green suit that was custom made for him, tailored to fit perfectly. Brown leather shoes and belt finished off the look. We adore the splashes of jewelled turquoise in his tie and cufflinks. And how sweet that the bride’s makeup matched the emerald of the groom’s suit?! Such a bold and brave choice executed perfectly by Gorgeous Me – which she rocked flawlessly.
The guests partied the night away as Uchenna slipped into her second wedding gown – a showstopping piece to set the tone. We just love that all the guests were perfectly dressed in their fashionable, yet traditional African and ShweShwe outfits!
Check out our An Intimate African Wedding board on Pinterest.
- Sound and Lighting – Presentation Staging
- Decorative lighting and bar structures – Something Different
- Stationery – Secret Diary
- Hiring – Top Table, Grand Room Design
- Furniture – A | Create
- Tablecloths – Tablecloth Hiring
- Venue – The Abbey
- Catering – Stir Food
- Hair – Gorgeous Me
- Florist – Liezl Kotze Floral Art
- Entertainment – AME
- Photographers and Videographer – Vizion Photos
- Staffing and Bar – Shake and Serve
- Draping – To-Netts
- Cake – Centerpiece Cakes