Robyn and Fredrik’s wedding was held on the 11th of January 2014. It was our first wedding of the new year, our first international couple as well as our first wedding with the highly esteemed team behind Wedding Concepts and in particular wedding co-ordinator extraordinaire, Kim Werner- it was bound to be a special one!
The wedding was held at Grand Dédale Country House which is certainly one of the snazziest venues we have ever had the pleasure of working at. Just outside of Wellington, one takes a gravel road through vineyards, past old Cape Dutch homes to enter the gates of Grand Dédale. You are greeted by fields of agapanthus and paddocks of horses- quite a sight to behold! How lucky we were that the incredibly talented and equally lovely Tasha Seccombe was on hand to capture this wonderful summers evening.
The bride, Robyn, from Japan and her husband-to-be from Norway. Fredrik had proposed to Robyn in South Africa so it was only fitting that they returned with their nearest and dearest to get married. A small and intimate guest count of only 19! Traditional and timeless was the overall look of the day. Robyn wanted to walk down a carpet of rose petals which we scattered in a romantic swirling pattern down the aisle. We created fresh floral tiebacks on the gazebo curtains which created a beautiful backdrop to the couples vows. To each gold chair we tied an individual material bag (expertly sewn by Jess) of white rose petal confetti which the guests showered the couple with after saying their ‘I-do’s’.
After cocktails and canapes round the sparkling pool the guests sat at one long table on the veranda under a draping of glistening fairy lights. The pastel green table cloth a perfect compliment to the gold tiffany chairs. The table decor included glass candlesticks of varying heights as well as short votives with a gold detail. Clear, cut glass and gold leafed vases were enhanced with the odd vintage gold goblet we hired form our lovely friends at Aspen Flowers and Co. A variety of soft and delicate blooms created a romantic and sweet smelling centre piece down the middle of the table; dendrobium orchids, lace flowers, chincherees, hydrangeas, calla lilies, dahlias, galidiolus, white carnations and, of course, a multitude of locally grown garden and imported roses.
We absolutely loved doing this wedding! Not only working with such an organised and professional co-ordination team, an incredible photographer, and gorgeous venue but also having the opportunity to provide flowers to a really lovely and relaxed couple just happy to be in South Africa sharing their special day with those closest to them. We wish Robyn and Fredrik a truly happy like together, with many a visit to Cape Town in the future!
Co-ordination and Styling: Wedding Concepts
Photographer: Tasha Seccombe
Stationery: Lara Designs
Hair & Make-up: Candice Leigh Arnott