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Gold and Cream Wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa with Photos by Adam Alex – Ashleigh and Stasi

July 7, 2014 | christine

Today we are happy to share Ashleigh and Stasi’s wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa from destination photographer Adam Alex! Being in the fashion industry, both the bride and groom wanted a stylish and unique wedding. They settled on a glamorous vintage decor theme and ran with it, playing with layers of glittery gold, cream feathers and vintage details. Completed to perfection with a stunning gown handmade by the grandmother of the bride, Ashleigh and Stasi’s wedding is a dream come true!

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Couple: Ashleigh and Stasi

The Wedding: 2.15.2014 – Shepstone Gardens, Johannesburg, South Africa

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Goals: As we live in London and our families live in South Africa we were looking forward to spending time with loved ones. We wanted a warm friendly wedding to allow us to enjoy spending time with friends and family. As we are both in the fashion industry, decor and and an attention to detail was important. Stasi is Greek and I am English so we had to incorporate both families’ traditions and culture. We included elements such as the stefana in the church and Greek dancing and breaking of the plates at the reception.

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Design: We kept the ceremony very simple as the Greek church already had lots of detail. Originally we were inspired by “The Great Gatsby” but after the movie came out it became such a huge trend we decided to go for a more classic elegant vintage feel but still bring in 1920s details such as feathers, gold and tassels. Our pre-reception cocktails were in the gardens of the Shepstone venue so we had to create interesting decor details such as the champagne fountain, throughout the large venue for our guests. Garden games kept everyone entertained while we had photographs taken. Our dinner reception was underneath a large glass marquee with lots of small details, sequin table runners and trinkets on long tables that really created a lovely united atmosphere over dinner.

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Look: My Gran made all of the bridal party attire for my mom’s wedding as well as all of my aunts’. We spent a year putting together my wedding dress and completing the heavy beading on chantilly lace. It was a stressful process as I didn’t know what the end result would look like but it was wonderful spending so much time with my Gran creating a unique one of a kind dress and upheld the tradition in our family. She is an expert at beadwork and it showed on the dress, most of the bodice was covered in fine freshwater pearls offset with Swarovski montes. I carried the elegant vintage theme through with my headpiece and chose a simple style of shoes from  Jimmy Choo as the dress was so detailed. The bridesmaids dresses were made by my gran too in a soft champagne colour chiffon that draped beautifully. It was accented with Swarovski beadwork on lace applique which was designed differently for each to create four unique dresses. 

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Moments: My favourite moment of the day was meeting Stasi at the altar after my dad walked me down the aisle. It was an emotional moment for my dad and Stasi was beaming in his suit. He looked so handsome!

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Advice: Work with people you love from the beginning as it is a long process and if it isn’t working in the beginning it will probably become more difficult as time goes on. Professionals that are happy to go above and beyond will relieve a lot of stress from the couple. 

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

gold and cream wedding in Johannesburg, South Africa, photo by Adam Alex | via junebugweddings.com

The Wedding Team:

Photographer: Adam Alex
Event Coordination: Shepstone Gardens
Event Design: Parasols & Peonies Events
Ceremony Venue: The Greek Orthodox Church of Ypapandis tou Kyriou
Reception Venue: Shepstone Gardens
Videographer/Film Maker: White Motion Films
Officiant: Father Petros Parginos
Invitation Designer: Pink Soda
Catering: Essence Catering
Cake: Indulge
Wedding Dress: Grandmother of the Bride, Ann Trollope
Bridal Accessories: Tati’s Hotties, Jimmy Choo
Bridal Shoes: Garter Queen
Bridesmaids’ Apparel: Grandmother of the Bride, Ann Trollope
Groom’s Apparel & Accessories: Marc Wallace (suit), Christian Louboutin (shoes)
Groomsmen’s Apparel & Accessories: Desch
Hair Stylist: Alexia Fox
Makeup Artist: Janell Donders
DJ & Live Music: Edward Chambers
Transportation: KC’s Classic Car Hire
Favors & Candy Bar: Parasols & Peonies Events

Thank you Ashleigh and Stasi for sharing your beautiful wedding with us!

Looking for more gorgeous gold weddings? Check out Saba and Ali’s modern Persian wedding!

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10 Comments

  1. Gorgeous wedding! Definitely swoon worthy! Love her dress!

  2. This is just BEAUTIFUL! LOVE her headpiece!

  3. What a gorgeous bridal dress. So pretty! The wedding venue is also awesome. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful photographs enjoy your marriage

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! So perfect, and so classy and elegant. Grandma is simply amazing! :)

  6. I would love to know where she found those bridesmaid dresses? Do you know who the designer is? BEAUTIFUL

  7. What a lovely dress !! Such a lovely and beautiful celebration! We adore the soft colors and romantic theme!

  8. She looks like a queen. The white and cream color palette looks relaxing to the eyes. All details are so stunning. Love so much. Thanks for sharing.

  9. So different style and beautiful photos. This place is amazing beautiful.

  10. Perfect matching couple wedding photography .

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