Today I have another fabulous wedding planned and designed by South African wedding experts over at the Aleit Group! Tasha and Gordon wanted a lavish Eastern themed fuschia and turquoise wedding to match their vibrant personalities. Here is what Madri and the team had to say:
“The Aleit wedding team departed Cape Town International Airport with a sizeable action plan – checked and re-checked a thousand times over – and an interminable list of THINGS NOT TO FORGET which, amongst other items, comprised of hand towels, the wedding tool-box, shoe polish, blossoms, clip boards, white umbrellas, stationery, ceremony reserved signs, printed Programmes and cerise pink and turquoise ribbon. Tasha and Gordon had chosen to host their ceremony on the wooden deck of the Suncoast Hotel.
On the day guests were transferred to the wedding in luxury buses while the couple and their retinue were transferred in a vintage 1918 Dodge and a MG! On arrival guests were handed a glass of homemade lemonade and treated to the sounds of an authentic sitar player.
After the moving ceremony had been concluded, the guests were ushered back to the buses and taken to Czar Restaurant. Here they were welcomed by the waitrons who lined the entrance pathway offering trays of Eastern styled drinks such as Chai Martini’s and Mojito’s.
Chilled hand towels were on offer for those requiring immediate refreshment and shoe polish available for the men who felt the need to spruce up. A henna tattoo artist got to work, embellishing the ladies beautifully. The couple entered the room to ‘It’s a beautiful day’ by U2 – a most appropriate choice. The food was served in abundance, the wine chosen carefully to compliment. But the piece de resistance – after the bridal couple themselves – has to be the exquisitely vibrant décor which set the tone for a night to remember. We’ll let the imagery do the talking! Sometimes things are best described this way.”
Best moment from the bride and groom:
“Believe it or not, the best part of our wedding day was the photo session immediately after the ceremony. It felt so good to be married and this allowed me a moment to savour the special feeling with my new wife, our best men and the bridesmaids before we had to face everyone at the reception. We enjoyed a few glasses of Champagne and had loads of fun with the photographer.” says Gordon. “My favourite moment has to be walking down the aisle with both my parents and seeing Gordon. We looked in each other’s eyes and there was a clear realization that this was the beginning of the rest of our lives together.” says Tasha.
Advice from the bride:
“Take some time out to stand back, (just the two of you), and absorb the atmosphere. Watch the wedding happen around you and you’ll be amazed how pleasurable it is to see everyone enjoying your special night! We had amazing bridesmaids and best men and without our “super six”, we would not have coped! Make sure you choose your retinue wisely!”
“We went against tradition in so many ways and it made the night feel like it was just ours and totally unique. Our wedding was so special knowing we had done so many things that were out of the ordinary. Our guests have been talking about the wedding for months afterwards and we believe this was due to the diverse detail incorporated into the night.”
Venue – CZAR Restaurant
Stationery – Elsje Designs
Flowers & Hiring – Lifestyle Bazaar, Durban, South Africa
Lighting – Something Different Concepts and Shows
Photographer – Joe
Hair & Make-up – Luciano dos Santos
Flooring & Tent – Nomadik Tents
Dress – KLûK