We’re starting the week off with something epic. Ebun and Segun tied the knot at Val de Vie Estate in the Western Cape of South Africa. Designed by Wedding Concepts, this 200 guest wedding was quite literally a dream from start to finish. I promise I’m not saying this just because these two are my friends but this wedding is in my top ten favorites ever. Everything was perfectly elegant and intimate and you can tell everyone had an amazing time. There were so many perfect moments, it was hard to narrow them down. You can click here for the full gallery of images. Prepare to swoon!
From the Bride:
My husband and I are laid back people so all we wanted was an elegant celebration with our loved ones. We knew we wanted it to be a destination wedding and Cape Town was #1 on our list. We got ready at the One & Only Hotel in Cape Town before heading to Val de Vie – a winery + polo estate that completely stole our hearts. A real life Polo match was playing during our cocktail hour which set a very chill equestrian vibe for our guests. Everything was executed perfectly by the Wedding Concepts and we love how everything came together. The whole day was amazing for us and we especially loved seeing all our friends and family have a great time.
I wanted simple, elegant decor. Initially I chose an all white decor for a crisp/clean look, but eventually opted for soft pinks, white and gold accents to make the decor even more glamorous. We went with low cascading centerpieces to allow our guests interact with each other and to keep things intimate.
Advice for Brides:
If you’re having a destination wedding, definitely visit the venue before making a decision. Sometimes the pictures on event websites don’t tell the full story. Also, make sure you do a trial with ALL your vendors before finalising with them, so you ensure you are definitely on the same page with each of them. A few days to the wedding, try not to do it all yourself, delegate to your close friends/family, your bridesmaids will be more than happy to help; those days days should be used for spa appointments to relax. Finally, remember to smile, don’t stress if things don’t go exactly as planned, no event is perfect, just enjoy your day!!
Vendors: Photographer – ZaraZoo | Wedding Planner/Coordinator – Wedding Concepts | Wedding dress – Caroline Castigliano | Bridesmaid dresses – Something Peridot | Bride’s hair – Tosin Adeola (bride’s sister) | Bridesmaids hair – Anneline Black | Bridal party’s make-up – Algria Ferreira | Videographer – SWEE | Food – The Dish |Cake and Dessert Station – Cakes by Wade | DJ- DJ Obi