When our good friends at planet Flowers introduced us to Jackie Crewe-Brown, it was clear that this was a woman with extremely strong ideas as to how her wedding should look.
Johannesburg based Jackie is an artist of some repute and she had a very clear picture in her head based on a full-on Vintage theme.
Her main colour scheme was ivory with blush tones to complement her beautiful wedding gown and flowers. Jackie also wanted to use lace as a key concept for her styling to help pick up the detail from her bespoke wedding dress
We re-carpeted the heavily patterned carpet in the venue with a white carpet. This had the effect of totally transforming the space.
Jackie wanted a cosy and intimate feel to the wedding so to make the marquee appear smaller a trellis room divider was draped with muslin and beautifully dressed with flowers. The concept for this was a romantic fairytale rose garden.
We created a brand new bespoke bar for the wedding, which was a cream fretwork with marble top – perfect for a vintage theme. A white, hi-gloss dance floor was used to fit in with the colour scheme and the venue’s curtains were redressed with muslin fabric to give a fresh neutral look to the space.
A beautiful floral archway was created for the doorway and wrought iron furniture was used to create relaxed seating for the bar area. The furniture was in a distressed finished so as to fit in with the vintage flower garden theme.
We sourced Vintage china to fit with the bride’s theme - a lovely mix of eclectic styles and colours, the table was set with a side plate and a cup and saucer. We further layered these with a lace trimmed napkin. Our own Cut Crystal Glasses worked perfectly with the vintage theme.
Personalised menus tied with cream satin ribbon looked stunning and acted as a place setting for each guest. These were further enhanced by tented table names featuring the name of wine estates in South Africa.
The centrepieces were arrangements of soft blooms in vintage colours arranged in an eclectic mix of crystal containers. These were placed upon our Ivory Faux Silk linen which was used for tablecloths and napkins then finished with a bespoke Ivory Vintage Lace Overcloth.
Bespoke ivory faux silk seat pad covers to ensure that the limewash chiavari chair complemented the theme.
Jackie was very particular about food presentation so we used the vintage cup and saucer for dessert.
A beautiful vintage bus was used to take the guests from their hotels to the Castle.
The wedding cake was a mixture of three flavours of sponge: lemon, chocolate and Victorian sponge, decorated with soft royal icing and miniature fruits crafted from marzipan were placed on every table.
“Absolutely beautiful Sheila!
Sheila, we would like to thank you and your team for the most amazing wedding! The fairy tale was transformed into a reality and the entire wedding from beginning to end surpassed even our greatest expectations. All our guests were blown away by the beautiful setting in the Pavilion. I think this may go down in their books as one of their most unforgettable experiences!"
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