Happy heritage day, folks! You know, with some things in life, a little really does go a long way. Chanel No 5, kindness, chilli oil. And colour, especially when you’re dealing with the clean lines of a bright, modern wedding style like Gugu and Bongani decided to do. They chose blue as their accent colour and added just the perfect amount into their venue’s blank canvas of white and soft grey – adorable baby blue bridesmaid dresses, dusky blue tablecloths and then a pop of electric colour from sprays of dendrobium orchids and individual blooms placed at each setting. The couple themselves are the picture of city wedding chic – love the sparkled-up sweetheart neckline of the bride’s dress especially! Our lovely photographer friends Jack and Jane Photography (who you may remember as Laura Jane Photography until their fabulous recent rebrand) were there to capture these gorgeous images of the big day.
We met at a friend’s party.
We had gone to JB’s Corner restaurant at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg for dinner. Afterwards, by the exit, I went down on my knees to propose.
The Wedding in 3 Words
WOW!!! Just perfect!
We wanted to have a modern style wedding, with clean colours, so chose a colour palette of blue and white. We also wanted a modern venue that was spacious with a clean look, and chose The Fairway Hotel.
The dress was bought from Sposa Bella in Rosebank, and made in China.
We are currently saving to go to Barcelona in Spain.
Advice for Future Brides & Grooms
Do what will make you happy, get a wedding planner and be involved every step of the way.
You can see more from this wedding on the Jack and Jane blog.
Venue & catering: The Fairway Hotel and Spa | Photography: Jack and Jane | Co-ordination: Simone Pheiffer | Cake: Stacey Platts for Infusion Catering & Events | Flowers & décor: Khali Collins | Bride’s dress: Sposa Bella | Bride’s accessories: Forever New | Hair & makeup: Tiffany Taylor | Bridesmaids’ dresses: Forever New | Groom’s attire: Hugo Boss | DJ: Liam Puls