Featuring excellent photography has always been one of our highest priorities at Southern Weddings, and we are so honored to have featured so many wonderful photographers this past year. They effortlessly capture the day’s emotion as beautifully as its details, and in doing so give us all a peek into so many special wedding days. Here are just a few of the favorite moments we had the privilege of sharing this year.
I’m in love! Non + KG’s table, topped with frosted fruits in silver and glass settings, was made to look like a feast! With heavy wood underneath, pretty silver plates and white linens, it served as the perfect place to eat yummy lamb cutlets, mashed potatoes and ginger bear. The newlyweds wanted something small for dessert, and opted for pear-flavored cupcakes in lieu of a tiered cake. The frosted treats are a welcome alternative, especially since they tie in so well to the theme of the tables. Along with the bride and groom, we love these images from Rensche Mari, who captured the pink and green details beautifully.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? When I think of South Africa, I think of fruit – we have a Garden of Eden here and it’s not even expensive. South Africa is sub tropical and you can get some of the yummiest fruits over here. Even though the winter had just passed, we opted for frosted fruits on the table and it looked like a feast. We had grapes, apples, pears and oranges. Being South African, we sang Christian songs in native South African languages and we served our guests traditional South African ginger beer, which they were all pleasantly surprised to see. We had lamb cutlets and a mashed potato for the main course, which is also a very traditional meal in SA.
Describe your wedding cake: We wanted something small, so we went for pear flavored cupcakes decorated with frosted flowers.
What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome while planning your wedding? Figuring out what sort of look and feel we wanted to go for and then putting it to action. Many hours were spent until we were happy with everything.
What range did your wedding budget fall into? $10,000-$25,000
What is the one thing you are most happy you splurged on? Definitely the photographer. Not only does she take the most beautiful pictures, but she is fun to be with as well and has a really beautiful spirit.
What was your most memorable moment about your wedding day? Kissing each other for the first time as husband and wife!
What’s next for you as a couple? What are you looking forward to in the future? As a couple, we really just want to spend the next two years or so getting to know each other even better and supporting each other’s studies and career aspirations because we are both very ambitious. After, we are hoping to grow our family and hope God will bless us with children.
Photographer: Rensche Mari // Planner: Nolwazi Serero (2771 222 5549) // Venue: Morrels Boutique Venue // Flowers Morrels Boutique Venue // Catering: Morrels Boutique Venue // Wedding Cake Baker: Sarah Mtetwa (2772 337 2835) // Paper Products: Canvas Stationery Boutique // Bride’s Dress: Makoti Couture (2771 222 5549) // Bride’s Hair: Khosi (2783 669 1500) // Bride’s Shoes: Juliettes // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Makoti Couture // Grooms attire: Bogart Man (2711 938 1358)