South African Inspired Celebration
This may be the wedding of Sarah, the head of selling at a tech start-up, and Nick, a management consultant, who celebrated with friends and family over a weekend of festivities at a countryside manor in Herefordshire.
The bride visited the flagship store in London to select her princess-skirted, classically beautiful gown and removable lacy jacket. It is flattering and romantic and excellent for their English countryside venue.
Many of the couple’s guests joined them for the whole weekend, using the celebrations starting following the church rehearsal on the hill and ending having a full English for brunch.
The following morning, Sarah and her bridesmaids got ready within the Court’s Bridal Suite. The bridesmaids’ gowns are elegant and flattering pink bridesmaid dresses.
“They were built with a halterneck, soft pleats with the bodice along with a ruched waistband to produce a flattering silhouette. They also featured a modern-day necktie which fell in front and back of the gown.”
The groom’s suit would be a tailor-made dark navy suit, that they had designed for his sister’s wedding the year before.
“He teamed this having a new, tailor-made crisp white shirt together with his initials embroidered around the cuff along with a pink and navy checked wool waistcoat from Yardsmen. He wore a ‘Ceremony’ tie in pink along with a crisp white pocket square. To finish off, he wore a set of polished, double monk strap, burgundy brogues from having a matching burgundy belt. They were the widely used part of Nick’s outfit and looked so smart.”
The couple first crossed paths on Tinder, even though it took on a year to allow them to meet personally.
“Nick was finishing his second degree and I was getting stuck into London life having recently immigrated from South Africa. We spoke on and off for any year.”
“I eventually plucked in the courage to say that people should finally have that drink. We met the next week at The Spread Eagle in Camden and were built with a lunch date which converted into a long walk, many drinks, and finally a promise to satisfy up again inside a few days for date #2. The rest is history.”
“We bought our first home in Wimbledon and my own, personal St. Nick proposed in my experience next to our first Christmas tree. We were engaged for any year and four months before our wedding.”
Sarah’s dad had flown over from South Africa to become by her side because they walked on the aisle.
“I did nearly all planning and spent hours on admin. Nick was always available for input, moral support, and final sign-off. I loved all of the planning but sometimes did feel like it had been an extra job.”
“We brought in a lot of South African elements. A key theme would be a mix of proteas and roses, our respective countries’ national flowers to represent me and my lovely English Rose Nick. Not only may be the protea the national flower of South Africa, but in local tradition, it represents change and hope.”
Before the dancing started to music, there would be the first dance for Sarah and Nick.
“We chose to play it safe with this first dance song using the classic crowd-pleaser ‘This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)’ by Natalie Cole. It is this type of cute song and it has a good pace to maintain if you have a large dress.”
“DJ Pete Stead was recommended through the venue. He was great, kept the crowds going, and stuck closely towards the list we gave him – adapting based around the mood.”
Words of Wedded Wisdom
“Something WILL go wrong on your big day, regardless of how much detail, though, and preparation you place into it. I promise it won’t be a large deal. You will learn to laugh at the mishaps and it WILL be the very best day of your lifetime.”
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