You may remember a post I did last week about the Glamorous African wedding, well today, our good friends at Wedding Concepts are sharing another inspiring wedding closer to our Aussie hearts. Australian couple, Marguerite and Tom crossed the pond to say their vows under the South African sun with an easygoing countryside lunch, followed by a twilight ceremony then dancing late into the night. Sounds idyllic to me!
The clever team at Wedding Concepts designed this beautiful rustic wedding with subtlety, simplicity and serious fun at the top of their agenda.
From Wedding Concepts:
Where and when: Franschhoek Winelands, March 2010
The Look: Real rustic charm with hints of hippie happiness and a down to earth demeanour.
Guest List: 115 friends and family
Photographer: Adel Ferreira
Take Our Word: Dress down your reception areas to allow guests to focus on the great food and live entertainment. Inspire them by paying lots of attention to small details like stationery, favours and music to match everyone's tastes.
The Story: At Wedding Concepts we love turning convention on its head. There's nothing that thrills us as much as creating celebrations with tacit elements of unpredictability. Maggie and Tom, two of the most laid back people we've ever met, showed courage by heeding our advice to opt for a casual countryside lunch, followed by a sunset ceremony and, thereafter, dancing and lounging late into night. We threw the traditional order of events to the wind and instead decided to mould the timing around the unique Franschhoek setting, the season, and a sense of surprise. "¨"¨It was a day of contrasts that echoed the couple's backgrounds and personalities. Key words were 'simplicity', 'subtlety' and 'serious fun'. These came to live in a calm, neutral colour palette with daring splashes of bright reds, yellows and pinks. For the bride it meant two different yet equally striking outfits. For the groom - a foodie of note - spectacular food twice during the day. Their guests savoured a multi-faceted fÃªte that spanned from midday to midnight - and indulged the myriad of surprises ranging from tailor made Fedora hats for the gents to speeches right after the ceremony. For us, there's nothing better than seeing everyone enthralled by the fact that adventurous wedding planning these days is creating a new set of rules. Highlights for us were the picnic style ceremony set-up as well as the couple's riveting opening dance.
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Pst - I did mention in this morning's post that I would be announcing the new competition, however I will be announcing it tomorrow.. watch this space:)