So yesterday was Thanksgiving, and even though I’m not American, I found myself giving a lot of thanks. As in, THANKS to a certain South African broadband network who shall remain nameless, we couldn’t get the pictures through for yesterday’s real wedding. But THANKS to the hard work of the one and only Monica Dart (I am totally the president of her fan club today), it’s all here for you right now. And THANK goodness, because this is just the bestest way to end off your week (or start your week, or continue your week… it’s that sweet). As usual, I am in love with Monica’s photos, which seem to dance off the screen of their own free will. Combine that with a beautiful summery day, a haawt couple (seriously, how beautiful a bride is Kedi? – and she’s a doctor no less!), the prettiest of summer flowers against crisp damask tablecloths and a breezy garden setting, and I am pretty much smitten. So big THANKS to everyone involved for sharing!
Alex and I met at varsity through a Christian organisation called the navigators. I was in my second year of med school; he was third year studying Geology. It was only about two years later that we started dating and two years later we got married!
I wanted the wedding to have a formal yet relaxed feel. We both love nature and the outdoors so the ceremony had to be outside. my colours were sage, grey, black and white. My mother-in-law is a violinist and plays at many weddings in the Western Cape area so she knew about the venue from before and suggested it. We went to have a look and we loved it!
I loved that our wedding was very intimate – all our close friends and family were there from as far as the Free State and Durban. The guy who did the wedding ceremony is a very close friend of ours, more than any pastor or priest could be. And of course I LOVED my dress! We also had some very special musical touches – Alex’s parents are both musicians, so his mom played while I walked down the aisle and his stepdad (who was also his best man) played All You Need is Love as the bridal party walked out.
I created the menu cards and the programmes and organised everything myself, but I strongly advise a planner! Decor was pretty simple because being outside means minimal effort; the venue organised a great arch for us to get married under and my mother-in-law put the flowers on it, it looked stunning. There were fairy lights in the reception area, and we bought the candles from Clicks and put those on the tables ourselves. The tablecloths were from the venue and the overlays were hired in.
You can see more of the pics from Kedi & Alex’s gorgeous wedding on Monica’s blog.