Event Affairs News-Zine Edition 09 - Page 4

Marissa & Anees The wedding of Marissa & Anees was both really beautiful, and rather unconventional as this wasn’t exactly their first wedding. The couple lives in Cleveland, Ohio in the USA, and had their wedding there, and then decided to celebrate their wedding in South Africa with friends and family for a second time, and why not?! It was a perfect, sunny November’s day and that allowed for the ceremony to take place under the beautiful trees at Nooitgedacht Estate in the Stellenbosch Winelands. There was a fourpiece string quartet, which set an incredibly romantic scene for the day and a softly draped gazebo with gorgeous soft florals to die for! For pre-drinks, the 120 guests all gathered on the picturesque lawn, which was kitted out in a Boho- [04] Chic theme, complete with a tipi, kilim carpets and scatter cushions laid out everywhere. There were plenty of pallet ottomans and a variety of lawn games to keep guests comfortable, relaxed and entertained all afternoon. The reception was held indoors, in Nooitgedacht’s impressive venue where the tables were complete with gold sequins linen and beautiful, soft floral arrangements, which all contributed to the theme perfectly. The bridal couple wanted to bring in a bit of ‘America’ to their wedding so they brought in a suitcase packed with all American goodness – an abundance of sweets and chocolates for their candy station display. And even better, was the traditional s’more station which guests, particularly the kids, loved!