Planning our wedding from London was a challenge but seeing everything come together after 20 months was amazing. Every supplier delivered their best to ensure our vision came to life!
The memorable moment of our wedding day was seeing all our friends and family together, in one room after many years and months apart.
As we live in London we decided to mini moon in our home town, Cape Town.
We are however planning a honeymoon for sometime in 2019.
I really wanted to elude an ethereal and royal look but also ensure that it still looked natural.
My hair was a simple wave, taking inspiration from the Victoria Secret fashion show done by my uncle, Craig Taylor at Mop Hair Cape Town.
My makeup was a combination of bronze and gold tones done by Gerhard Naude at Gorgeous to Go.
My wedding dress gave me the princess feel I was looking for, made by Davids Bridal UK.
My shoes were my something blue and extremely comfortable made by Ted Baker.
My jewelry was made up of a tiara, earrings, both studs and chandelier and a Swarovski encrusted belt bought from Debenhams, Swarovski and Davids Bridal.
Eating healthy foods and exercising were my main focus on the journey to getting married. I focused on eating raw, natural, plant based foods, cutting out sugar and diary.
In terms of exercise, I did Pilates and Barre Body at Fitness Space.
I also ensured that I drank lots of water and used Glam Glow facial masks twice a week starting about 1.5 months before the wedding.
Decor and Flowers - Our decor was romantic and classic. Our three main colours were white, gold and cherry blossom pink. We choose to use white hydrangeas, white roses, pink peonies and baby's breath throughout the venue, in our flower wall and in our bouquets. Both the decor and flowers were magnificently created by Liz Puccini of Puccini Creations.
The groom wore a custom made tuxedo and waistcoat from a company based in London called The Drop, along with a black bow tie and pocket square from Zara and cuff links from TM Lewin. The groomsmen wore their own black suits with bow ties and white pocket squares from ASOS.
The bridesmaids wore custom made cherry blossom pink floor length dresses, with Bridget Bardot inspired neckline. These were designed and made by Robyn Taylor (Mother of the bride).
They also wore tear drop earrings by Debenhams.
The fantastic Matthew Mills.
We had both a photographer and videographer to capture our special day.
Our photographer was Chantall Marshall. We loved the way she captures the light in her photographs and felt she would be the perfect fit for our wedding day.
Our videographer was Ebert Steyn. He seems to find the hidden moments within the day that go unnoticed but which are treasures.
No, I chose to plan the day myself as I have had a long career running corporate events in London.
A dear family friend drove my father and I in his vintage Mercedes Benz.
The food was prepared by the Vineyard Hotel and the cake was made by Lilia de Wet and Wade's Cakes.
I designed all our wedding stationary and a dear family friend, Lizette did all the printing.
Our reception took place in the upstairs function room of the Vineyard Hotel, overlooking the beautiful gardens, swimming pool and of course Table Mountain. We ensured that everyone felt connected and did a mix of both round and rectangular tables to compliment the room. We also brought our beautiful flower arch from our ceremony to be the backdrop behind our main table.
We only took two dance lessons in London but felt quite comfortable learning both the ramba and waltz with a good friend as our teacher.
Our sound, lighting and DJ was done by David Matfield from That DJ Guy.