The world as we know it has changed somewhat this year, bringing all sorts of challenged for this Cape Town wedding planner, and with these changes brings a new normal for the way we celebrate weddings. This beautiful wedding for Jessica and Mike, photographed by the talented Nikki van Diermen, is a perfect example of how gorgeous, meaningful and downright fun a small wedding can be.
Jessica and Mike, from New York City, were such a dream couple to work with, and I loved that they had a clear vision of what they wanted for their big day, but were still open to suggestion and input along the way.
We booked Cavalli Estate to host this small wedding, and chose the lawn overlooking the lake for the ceremony, Cavalli’s outdoor deck with a view of the nearby mountain range for cocktail hour, and The Conservatory for the reception dinner.
Jessica and Mike envisaged a modern and romantic flower and decor look for their Cape Town wedding, and opted for a white, gold and glass colour scheme. We enlisted the creative expertise of Happinest Decor Hire to pull this fresh look together and bring it to life with gold cutlery and candle holders, glass base plates, ghost chairs, and custom hanging lights.
A variety of lush white flowers from Bouwer Flowers on the tables and hanging overhead pulled everything together to create this beautiful look. I particularly loved how the candle light shone amongst the flowers on the tables, and mirrored the light bulbs amongst the hanging flowers above.
For stationery, we teamed up with everyone’s favourite stationery studio, Secret Diary Designs, to custom create these gorgeous white and gold menus and name cards with custom-made gold wax stamps, which just popped perfectly with the gold cutlery and gold candle holders.
Sweet Lion Heart created this wedding cake masterpiece, to fit perfectly with the Cape Town wedding flowers and decor.
This was such a special wedding to reflect on as a Cape Town wedding planner, as the couple were fantastic to work with, the flowers and decor were beautiful, and the supplier team was an absolute dream team!
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Please read below to see the letter of thanks from this couple for planning their Cape Town wedding:
“Nicci – Wow, our guests (and us) were totally blown away with everything last night! I want to take the time to write more detail once all our friends and family head home but for now just wanted to reply quickly to say the night was fantastic and everything was stunning and thank you again for all your hard work!”