Graeme & Chanel – Kleinevalleij Wedding
Kleinevalleij was the prefect setting for Graeme and Channel’s simple, sophisticated and elegant Wedding. Knowing Chanel I asked her to write something for her wedding feature.
“My mother has been in the wedding magazine industry for 17+ years, some of those years were spent being the editor on a gorgeous bridal magazine….so you can only imagine what happened when her only daughter AKA me got engaged. Weddings can be stiff occasions which ours was not going to be. From our marriage officer that cracked a few jokes to Graeme chipping in, while I was delivering my vows. The relaxed, light hearted manner carried through to our photographs where I’m sure Andre said “look serious at some stage”, but we couldn’t contain our laughter or was it excitement. The relaxed theme flowed through to our speeches which where delivered outside in an informal setting while the sun set over the mountains.
Graeme is the calmer, more reserved one and tries to keep me in check but we all know that never happens. Summing Graeme up in a few words would be, the best friend you could ever have, the giver and the guy with a sharp sense of funny, dry humour. We just wanted all our guests to eat loads and have fun and dance the night away.
PS: We are big fans of sweet things…and well I suppose, food in general. This can be seen in the sweety buffet. We had 109 people at our wedding but the sweets table catered for 200.”
PASOP BEWARE INGOZI of Graeme. Maybe not always the calmer one.
“My advice for any couple would be to surround yourselves with amazing, creative service providers. When you have the correct team NOTHING can possibly go wrong. Trust your gut from day one and go with it.” Chanel
VENUE: Kleinevalleij Estate
COORDINATOR: Hannes & Maudre from Kraak
DECOR & FLOWERS: Theme Creations
FURNITURE, DANCE FLOOR & LIGHTING: Goeters
STATIONARY: The Fairy Factory
MARRIAGE OFFICER: Patrick Boucher
WEDDING DRESS, SHOES & FAUZ FUR: Kobus Dippenaar Atelier
BRIDESMAIDS & FLOWER GIRLS DRESSES: Leah Francisca Bridal
HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST: Candice Leigh Arnott
HAIR & MAKE-UP ARTIST ASSISTANT: Lianne Kakebeeke
JEWELRY & HAIRPIECE: Lily Blue
CATERING: Laura Truter Catering
5 TIER WEDDING CAKE: Wades Cakes
4 TIER HAND PAINTED WEDDING CAKE: Love at First Sight
PETIT FOURS & CUPCAKES: Charly’s Bakery
HAND CRAFTED CUPCAKES: Sugar Cakes
“LOVE” COOKIES: Love at First Sight
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Ike Moriz
DJ: Mark from Dream Wedding Dj’s
Second Shooter: Laura of Ruby Jean