Playful Glamour Wedding at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
wedding at the mount nelson hotel
This glamourous Mount Nelson Hotel wedding was styled in a bold and beautiful palette of reds, pinks, cream, and gold by the award-winning team at Wedding Concepts. Bold was most certainly beautiful at Gen and Johan’s glamorous Cape Town wedding at the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel. And what better venue than the city’s famed Pink Lady, for a celebration with a bright contemporary color palette of pinks, reds, cream, and gold.
The wedding was a very personal occasion for this stylish local couple. Planned in just two months, it was an intimate celebration, with just thirty of their closest friends and family in attendance. This included Gen’s adorable son – the guest of honor (and possibly coolest page boy ever!).
The day started with an early wedding ceremony, followed by a delectable three-course luncheon, and a high tea styled dessert. The design was glam and luxurious and incorporated a number of fun, playful touches that really made this wedding stand out.
The ceremony was held outdoors, with the bright spring sunshine casting a beautiful light. In keeping with the color scheme, Wedding Concepts had a pink aisle custom made, as well as a custom pink arched wall backdrop that reflected the Mount Nelson architecture and incorporated a solid rose flower wall. Having said their vows, the bride, in a stunning long sleeve gown with dramatic cut-out neckline detail, and groom were showered in pink, red, and white rose petals by the jubilant guests.
After the ceremony, guests enjoyed candy floss champagne cocktails and delectable canapés, while taking in the hotel’s exquisite gardens and Table Mountain view. They then made their way to the private Green Park venue, where the team had styled a beautiful terrace with plush modern furnishings. This included velvet couches, and a custom pink velvet curved bar, created especially for the event. Drinks were accompanied by the unforgettable sound of Caitlin de Ville on the electric violin.
The celebration then moved indoors for the luncheon reception. Guests were seated at a unique curved dining table on distinctive oval backed gold and cream chairs. A lush low floral centerpiece ran the length of the table, in every stunning shade of pink and red, from burgundy to Fuschia to blush. At each setting, they had styled underplates, matching gold rim glassware, sparkling gold cutlery, and heavy gold foiled menus with luxe pink tassels. For the seating plan, each guest’s name was engraved on a gold Perspex tag, which was then tied around a box of macarons with a rosy satin ribbon. Wedding Concepts worked with a wide team of suppliers to source all the right elements for this glamorous Cape Town wedding, and everything was beautifully styled within the color scheme.
Following the luncheon, guests were treated to a high tea dessert spread, inspired by the Mount Nelson’s famous afternoon tea and each guest was given a bespoke 1701 hat box filled with decadent nougat to be taken home and enjoyed. Gen arranged for Johan’s favourite chocolates from My Sugar to be included, as an extra personal touch. Guests mingled on the terrace, enjoying the warm weather and the sweet treats, until the shadows lengthened and the sun set. The perfect end to a truly perfect day.