Bohemian Wedding Inspiration at Sea Shack
Bohemian Wedding Inspiration
This shoot took place just as the hard lockdown ended and this team didn’t disappoint with this amazing bohemian wedding inspiration styled shoot! Curated by Lienkie van Eeden from Love Lienkie and Marcel Augustyn-Clark from Design by Marcel. This shoot showcased exactly what can be done to when you let your creative juices flow with an unconventional wedding venue like Sea Shack.
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Sea Shack is situated a stone throw outside Paternoster, inside the Cape Columbine Nature Reserve. The complex consists of a series of small free-standing “Shacks” on the edge of the high watermark, as well as a Boma and communal building that is equipped for cooking and dining. This resort functions entirely on gas and solar power which makes you feel even closer to nature.
Sea Shack is the ideal intimate, off-the-beaten-track wedding venue. This venue is perfect for the bohemian bride who loves the ocean, living an eco-friendly lifestyle and keeping things simple. Here your closest friends and family can meet up on the Friday for a festive fish braai, and the next day you have a romantic wedding ceremony in between the boulders, followed by an intimate dinner under the stars.
Decor and flowers
Sea Shack is not marketed as a wedding venue and it does not have furniture, tables, and chairs to host a wedding, so the team had to source the table and ornate wooden chairs from a nearby wedding venue called Gelukkie. Other decor elements were provided by N Concepts and the antique plates and cutlery are from the scullery of Marcel who was basically the brains behind this whole design. He brought lots of personal touches to the table with vintage knives, forks, and spoons. He even did a different place setting to steer away from your typical fork on the left-hand side to create a more relaxed atmosphere. He worked with interesting textures and with dual tones just to incorporate the whole bohemian feel while playing with the natural foliage from the surroundings.
Instead of a traditional arch, Marcel went about designing a totem pole with some dry details and palm leaves to add a bit of a tropical feel which worked really well on the rocks. They kept the colour coordination quite natural to go with the whole beach/bohemian vibe although they also included colours of stained glass for pops of colour everywhere by using anemone flowers which also link to the ocean almost like a sea anemone.
Dresses & Hair and makeup
The wedding gowns were hand picked from VictorK’s collection by himself for this shoot. VictorK Couture is a South African-born Wedding Dress Designer, most prominently known for his couture evening and bridal gowns. He unwittingly launched himself into the world of fashion when he began designing high school dance dresses for classmates who couldn’t afford to buy them off the boutiques. The models hair and makeup on the day was done by the incredible Mont Romay. Professional and a true creative, the look and feel she did on both ladies fit in effortlessly with the bohemian style and really complimented both the dresses and the models features.
Stationery and Cake
The stationery design and printing were done by Susan Brand design who is a legend in her craft and the wedding cake by the oh-so-talented Mareli from Cake Me Happy. Couples often forget how important it is that your wedding theme and colours need to tie into your wedding stationery and cake as well. This shoot is a perfect example of when it is executed well it truly does bring another everything together perfectly.
Catering as we all know is an extremely important element on your wedding day and when you have an intimate wedding you have the opportunity to splurge a bit more and go a more alternative route than your regular sit-down three-course dinner. Wahine Food Truck is a perfect example of an alternative wedding catering solution. They strongly believe in providing their customers with a healthy, wholesome, and balanced fast food alternative. Therefore, all of the produce is sourced as locally as possible, even grown by the owners! Wahine’s food is freshly prepared on-site using Polynesian cooking methods ensuring freshness and improving taste. Wahine food truck excels at introducing new foods, tastes, and cooking methods to the Cape and enjoys the thrill of cooking and ultimately feasting with their Capetonian friends.