Event Affairs News-Zine Edition 07 - Page 4

Edgar & Paloma Weddings are about the celebration of love and that rang so true as the love we felt oozing out of this beautiful couple was overwhelming. All the way from Luanda, Angola, Edgar and Paloma approached us over a year ago to co-ordinate and plan their wedding and we embarked on an incredible journey with them to create the wedding of their dreams! With a Bride that barely spoke a word of English, we had our work cut out for us but we managed to learn a little Portuguese along the way and thankfully the Groom was fluent in English and played ‘translator’ as best he could. Pinterest had a major influence on the planning process as the Bride used this medium to communicate to us what she envisaged for her wedding day! After a day of “roadtripping” from venue to venue in the Stellenbosch winelands, the couple chose Molenvliet Wine Estate to celebrate their wedding. Not only did the beautiful expanse of vineyards and the surrounding mountains assist their decision but Edgar and Paloma were blown away by the open space and the gorgeous canvas the venue offers. It suited the style of the wedding perfectly – modern white opulence with hints of yellow. As this was our second Angolan Wedding of the year, we were well versed in Angolan traditions and were able to incorporate them easily into the proceedings - from the extravagant 3-course buffet by Annalize Buchanan to the ‘cake cutting and French champagne’ well-wishes. We even flew in a DJ from Angola to ensure the guests boogied to their preferred tunes all night. Despite a cocktail party at Shimmy Beach Club the night before, everyone arrived on the day looking very sprightly. The bridesmaids wore beautiful bright yellow dresses which complimented the colour palette perfectly. The showstopper of the day was the Brides’ exquisite gown which was custom-made for Paloma by a Brazilian dress designer. The dress was made entirely of lace with an incredibly dramatic train - she looked absolutely breath-taking! The ceremony took place in a Catholic church in Stellenbosch conducted by a Portuguese Catholic Priest whereafter guests were shuttled to the venue for