The Couple: Bill and Mercia
The Wedding: 01.07.12 – Elgin Valley, Western Cape, South Africa
What three adjectives best describe your wedding? Relaxed, elegant, intimate
What inspired your South Africa wedding, and how did you incorporate your style and personalities into your big day? We wanted a wedding that allowed us to interact with the guests. We wanted to make everyone comfortable and relaxed which would allow them to be themselves, as we know them. We didn’t want a formal event where we felt detached from the guests. The outdoor service provided that natural setting and openness which aligned with our characters.
Looking back, what are the moments, decisions or memories that you love the most about your wedding? Our outdoor service overlooking the vineyards; the stunning decor in the marquee tent; canapes and drinks on the lawn; good honest food; lighting in the marquee at night. Our venue was also a gallery which was stunning. All in all, it was just a great party!
Wedding color palette? White
The Wedding Team
Photographer: Eric Uys Photography
Ceremony and Reception Venue: South Hill Wine Estates
Invitation Designer: Essie Letterpress
Catering: Gordon Manuel, South Hill Wine Estates
Florist: Nadia Strauss
Cake: Emma Manuel, South Hill Wine Estates
Wedding Dress: Robyn Roberts
Groom and Groomsmen Kilts: Staghorn Scottish Outfitting and Hire
Hair and Make-up: Sebastine Pepler
DJ: Charl van der Merwe, Dynamix-Mobile Entertainment
Live Music: AmaAmbush Marimbas
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful wedding day with us, Bill and Mercia!
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