Carmen and Ruan

06 August 2016 – Stellenbosch

The authentic love that this couple share for one another can be felt when they are in the room. This quality, and the fellow service providers they chose for their wedding made the entire experience of planning and executing this special day feel like a family reunion! Mariette and her team created a menu comprising of warm and comforting foods to complement the still-cold early August date (think espresso cups with steaming soups for canapé service), while the décor and floral elements took its cue from the rustic old-world elements in an around the venue and the Western Cape Province. Carmen and Ruan had their ceremony in the on-site forest, and at the reception natural hues of sage and forest green paired perfectly with raw wood underplates and indigenous protea/fynbos in pink and white on the tables. We also created an entire series of hanging gardens in the wrought iron chandeliers of the venue. Plenty of warm-glow fairy light curtains imbued warmth and ambience – the perfect backdrop against which to celebrate the union of two truly magical human beings. All the best for a bright future together.

Who made it happen?

Photography: Debbie Lourens Photography
Venue: Ou Stal Equestrian Estate
Catering, Front of House, Staffing: Mariette and team from Beanstalk Group
Décor, Floral, Coordination: Gerrit and his team from Beanstalk Group
Hires: Jack n Jill Hire
Hair and Make-Up: Marnel Toerien
Gown: CJA Haute Couture

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