Real Wedding at the Centre for the Book Cape Town

Pro wedding photographer, Duane Smith shares this stunning real wedding with us. The beautiful couple Lize and Peter hosted a stunning ceremony that took place in the breathtaking national monument hall, Centre for the Book in Cape Town. Have a look at this wonderful love story, as told by these two love birds. We promise that these phenomenal wedding photographs that will melt your heart. ❤️
Romantic Wedding at Centre for the Book

Introducing A Royal Affair in Cape Town

“Royal, classy, meaningful. After a 6 year long dating journey, our wedding day was the most epic start to the rest of our lives!
Being foodies and having a knack of finding hidden gems in the city, we were captivated by the thought of a city wedding. Cape Town is such a vibrant city and boasts an amazing history and beauty. When we got engaged, we knew that the first venue we wanted to look at was Centre for the Book… and we looked no further! Our ceremony was held in the Sea Point Evangelical Congregational Church, a lovely old-style English church with beautiful red carpets and stained glass windows and we could think of nothing greater than having our wedding reception in a library.”

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Inspiration for this beautiful wedding

“Our inspiration for the day was a warm, royal, banquet-style feast. Warm undertones for a winter wedding. Think Hogwarts or The Beauty and the Beast. The palette was dark red/burgundy, green, pops of white and gold. We did not have a wedding planner, and Centre for the Book is not an official wedding venue, but a public place. Consequently, we had to rent EVERYTHING… chairs, tables, cutlery, all of it. This truly allowed us to create the perfect picture of what we wanted – like receiving a clean canvas and going crazy. It was so special to be involved in every little detail of the day. Our vendors were truly really fantastic and we would recommend them to anyone.”

Off to the Ceremony at Sea Point Evangelical Congregational Church

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And They Lived Happily Ever After…

“Memorable moments for us as bride and groom? We both truly cherish our ceremony. Reading our self-written vows to one another truly gave us all the feels. I also distinctly remember looking across the room and seeing my new husband flourish, being with the people he loves most, in a setting which we created by months of careful preparation and many a daydream. Indescribable! We still cherish the things people told us that day, how outrageously joyful and authentic the day was and of course, we’ve viewed all 2000 of Duane’s photos over and over again. We left with the last guests that night and marriage has been a true blessing since! Big gratitude to our family members, friends, colleagues and everyone who was part of our journey and day.”

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