Elaborately Lavish Pink and White South African Wedding – Nwabisa & Mikki

Who’s in the mood for a bit of glam this afternoon? How about 35,000 roses and a 5 tier wedding cake. This wedding has both. I cannot describe how pleased I was to hear from wedding and event planners and designers Wedding Concepts from South Africa earlier this month, and can you blame me? The wedding below is one of the most stunning I’ve seen, with not a single detail missed, rose petal un turned. The bride and groom decided to go for a lavishly opulent theme of bright pink, white and silver details which translated into all aspects of the big day, be it the flowers, vibrant ceremony decor, parasols, lighting, occasional furniture – you name it, they had it. Here is what the designers of the even had to say:

The Story
Nwabisa & Mikki’s wedding was always going to be the talk of the town and our brief at Wedding Concepts was to set a new standard in designer weddings. With 35,000 roses forming exquisite table centre pieces, customised tables with organza covered tops, a dramatic custom-made dance floor and stage set for the jazz band with renowned singer Lindiwe Suttle, the couple were confident that this celebration had to be one that their 370 guests would remember and talk about for years to come. (OMG 370 guests!)

It was also clear from the beginning that definite tailor-made and designer elements never seen before in Southern Africa were key for this elaborate celebration. The complex setup leading up to the wedding took place over 7 days and involved over 200 staff and suppliers whose tireless efforts turned the 900 square meter marquee into a master piece. A uniquely designed network of pin-spotting lights were carefully fixed to the ceiling of the marquee to ensure that the dazzling display of over 300 roses on each table were lit up from all angles as the sun set behind the mountains. The specially designed dance floor was painted by hand, with a 5-tier wedding cake dramatically placed in the center. Careful and strategic uplighting of the breathtaking surroundings as well as clustering trendy lampshades over the dance floor turned this exquisite marquee reception and nightclub-lounge into a venue and extravaganza that was fit for royalty.

Outdoor and indoor designer lounges in soft shades of pink, purple and white were especially created for the couple together with free flowing French Champagne and the sheer natural beauty of the Cape Winelands. Four different bands entertained with Classical, African, Jazz & Swing music and with a DJ creating a once in lifetime party for the well heeled guests and everyone agreed – this wedding was nothing short of absolutely spectacular.

What a gorgeous wedding! I think this is such a perfect example of treating the wedding spaces differently, allowing for various scenes / scenarios and creating smaller spaces for relaxing and chatting vs. the dance floor vs. the reception space. I often want to attend the weddings I feature on the blog, and this is definitely on the top of my wish list! Congrats to the happy couple on such a beautiful day!

Thanks so much to Kate from Wedding Concepts, make sure to check out their website for more info and stay tuned as there is loads more to come from these guys!

All photos by Zara Zoo Photography

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