Event Affairs News-Zine Edition 11 - Page 4

Maria & Brad Wow, what a dynamic and beautiful couple! Maria, who is originally from Russia, and Bradley, who is South African born, but also with international heritage, made for a multi-lingual and very interesting wedding! The couple opted for the glorious Montpellier in Tulbagh and envisaged their wedding to be a pop of extravagance against a rustic garden setting. They opted for an opulent white and lush green colour scheme and they had their hearts set on having their wedding outdoors under the trees in the garden. With the wedding date being the 5th of March, we expected hot, balmy weather but instead, we were met with a cool, cloudy day that proved to be the perfect temperature for an outdoor wedding. The couple loved the idea of festoon lighting throughout the garden reception area so we strung up naked lightbulbs all over the lawn area, and made sure the garden was lit up perfectly to compliment their vision. [04] The ceremony took place in the picturesque chapel on the estate amongst the vines and red rose bushes. Maria, already a natural beauty, took our breath away as she stepped into the chapel and Bradley, clearly taken aback, wept at the sight of his beautiful bride. Maria walked down the aisle to a song played on the piano by her aunt from Russia & sung by the couple’s close friend and musician, Jeremy. After the ceremony, guests moved down to the pre-dinner drinks area, which was also set in the garden, where they enjoyed a variety of canapés. With a bespoke Gin cocktail bar, as well as Garden Croquet and Giant Jenga, the guests had a fun-filled afternoon while the couple snuck off to have their photographs taken. The 90 guests were then ushered to the reception area, where dinner was served as a feast of platters to the table. Natural wooden tables were set out with rich white