Modern Persian Wedding at Vondeling Wines in South Africa

August 18, 2018 | juliette

Ayeh and Calvin’s wedding at Vondeling Wines was a beautiful combination of Persian wedding traditions and modern, romantic design. The winery venue was a perfect backdrop for this elegant affair, which came to life with deep, rich colors in everything from the floral design to the table decor. The couple kept the overall feel as simple and relaxed as possible, focusing on adding elegance with romantic lighting and sophisticated attire. The bride looked stunning in a chic dress from Cindy Bam and lace-lined veil and the groom wore a modern grey texture suit. Claire Thomson Photography did a phenomenal job capturing every element of this South African wedding!

The Couple:

Ayeh and Calvin

The Wedding:

Vondeling Wines, Cape Town, South Africa

We gave each of our guests a little honey jar and a red thread with a personalized note. Red thread is a symbol of connection with friends, meaning that it can tangle and stretch but never break.

My father sang a song for me while he played the accordion and it was very emotional. Other Persian friends did some cultural dances that were not planned. Everything happened so magically.

Our first dance was a live version of “Friends” by Digby & The Lullaby, who are musician friends of ours. We listen to that song a lot and when it was time for the dance, it felt like it was just me and him dancing in our living room. It was unreal!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Claire Thomson Photography
Venue – Vondeling Wines
Live Music – Digby & The Lullaby
Makeup Artist and Hair Styling – Kirsten Murphy
Wedding Dress – Cindy Bam


Our biggest congratulations to Ayeh and Calvin, and a special thanks to Claire Thomson Photography for sharing this wedding at Vondeling Wines with Junebug! Looking for more winery wedding inspiration? Grey and dusty blue made this Cordiano Winery wedding utterly romantic!

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