Black Elegance: A Real Wedding by Pronkertjie
Black Wedding Theme
Even though their wedding didn’t have a specific theme, Leandri knew that she wanted their wedding day to have an air of soft elegance with a dark colour scheme and hints of gold accents. Leandri and Altus wanted the entire reception hall to feel romantic and intimate. Because Leandri’s favourite colour is black, she wanted to incorporate it with the dark-and-moody burgundy & berry tones for added warmth. Altus doesn’t really like the light and airy colour schemes either, so they easily agreed on the overall look and feel of their wedding day. They simply wanted their family and friends to have a wonderful time by enjoying the selection of food, music and the atmosphere of the day. “Everything came together beautifully and we have our group of suppliers to thank for it,” said the couple.
They had one consultation with Lizelle from Pronkertjie Flower & Décor Styling and she immediately understood what the couple wanted. She used the ideas and images of what they wanted and brought everything to life in both a concept and on the wedding day that really exceeded the couple’s expectations. The guests still talk about how stunning the flower arrangements looked and how the décor selection was so well suited to the ‘vibe’ of the wedding. Lizelle has impeccable taste and she truly transforms simple ideas into something astonishingly beautiful. They are so thankful to have had Pronkertjie as one of their suppliers, Lizelle and her team do everything with so much love and passion, and it radiates from their work and reflects in the end result.
The style of the ceremony was in contrast with the style of the reception and the brides’ personal style in general. Although Leandri didn’t want a traditional white wedding dress, she still wanted something beautiful that would feel like a wedding dress. She wanted to be daring in the style of dress that she chose, something no one would expect her to wear. Initially, she tried on a few different styles of dresses, but none of them really made her feel like a bride, which lead to her decision to have her dream dress designed and made by Elli from Elli-Nicole Bridal Atelier. Leandri knew she wanted an airy-softness in her dress to compliment her appearance and that her dress should also have a “me-factor” (because she usually wears darker colours). Needless to say her wedding gown was perfect in every way, it was soft and whimsical with a grey undertone and beading over the entire bodice.
The talented group at Gelique made the dresses for the bridesmaids, the style and colour of their dresses contributed to the elegance of the wedding. Altus’s suit was made by Tailor Me, they are very professional and definitely have an eye for the manly details that makes a groom’s suit truly unique. Their Photographer, JC Click is so well known that Leandri felt like she didn’t even have to say much, except that they captured every detail perfectly and Altus & Leandri’s wedding photos are stunning. The couple love their wedding day highlights video so much, all their biggest moments were memorably captured. Donique from Flawless Make-up by Donqiue transformed Leandri and her bridesmaids into models for the day. “I’m so glad that she was my make-up artist on the day, her work really is flawless! Might I just add, Donique is so friendly and easy to get along with, I immediately felt comfortable in conversation with her,” says Leandri.
Here’s a final write up from the couple: “Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of the suppliers we chose to make the biggest day of our lives together so special. There were so many memorable moments on our wedding day, but three of them are unforgettable to me. The first of which is when my dad saw me before we went to the chapel, the second is my bridesmaid’s toasts to me and the love we all have for one another and last, but certainly not the least, is the last dance I had with my husband on our wedding day. We had the entire reception hall to ourselves because all the guests had already left. We sat in the hall for a while taking in the whole day, enjoying the lasts moments before our magical day came to an end… we were completely captured in the moment, in our own world where only the two of us were together.”