Weddings Made Easy

Suzanne and Simon – Vivid African Affair

Wedding Coordination and design by Wedding Concepts

Where and when:
Franschhoek, February 2010

The Look:
Contemporary decor of primary colours reflecting the vibrancy of the African continent

Guest List:
60 international guests

Photographer:
Jean-Pierre Uys

Take Our Word:
Don’t be afraid of using primary colours on their own – it creates the opportunity for dazzling contrasts of colour!

The Story:
Europeans Suzanne and Simon exchanged their vows against a contemporary backdrop of vibrant colours. With the bulk of the guest list flying to Cape Town from abroad it was significant to the couple to design a celebration with noticeable African elements and original, contemporary décor. In striking hues of yellow, red and blue, Wedding Concepts created their very own African colour palette. On arrival guests were greeted by dynamic Djembe African drummers and marimbas.

To compliment the modern décor it was imperative that the wedding stationery was as unique. An exclusively designed insignia of the African continent was carried throughout the stationery. The menu was printed onto a black napkin and personalised with the guest’s name on a bright yellow band creating a stunning contrast of colour against the crisp white tables and orange and black floral décor. Dinner was to be held under a majestic oak tree in the gardens. Table centre pieces comprised of charcoaled wood, bright orange lilies and strelitzias. Burnt orange coloured glasses for candles, mirrored light boxes and a mix of white and orange vases added the finishing touches to the stylish table setting.

The Gallery had been transformed into an ultra-modern nightclub with lounge furniture & creative lighting concepts. A cigar lounge was setup outside for the gents and ladies were treated to personalised flip-flops to relieve their tired feet. We think: Contemporary, vibrant Africa at its best!

Suzanne raved after the wedding, “I just wanted to say thank you for creating the best week of our lives! It’s been an absolute dream from start to finish.”


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