Cape Town Wedding With The Bride In TN_Collectiv

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Hey Precious Ones! How’s your day so far. I hope it is going well whatever it is that you’re doing. I’ve been thinking about giving the blog and the whole Bontle Bride brand a makeover. I’ve spent half my day looking for a good quality graphic designer at a reasonable cost and found none; zilch. Oh well, the search continues. If you know anyone please let me know.

Today’s wedding takes us to the beautiful scenic views of Cape Town. I have never been to Cape town but it is on my bucket list. Val and her husband met in Singapore at a conference. They stayed in touch and the rest, as they say, the rest is history. I was blown away by the proposal. Oh my goodness me, the modern gentleman are bringing it. Wowz

The Proposal
He proposed on the morning of my 30th Birthday in Mykonos. He wrote the proposal in white pebbles on the grass outside our hotel room overlooking the Mediterranean ocean, it was a dream.

Lobola
This is mandatory as I am Tswana. It included 6 hours of negotiations, slaughtering a sheep for the Ancestors and a traditional Tswana celebration for all.

The Planning Process
Our Planner, Leana from JustJack did all the planning. We had our wedding in Capetown & we are based in London so we entrusted with everything.

The Community
The community was fully involved with the traditional do. From the food to serving and decor. It was all down to family, friends and the community.

Marriage is such a big deal, at what point did you know you were ready?
We knew 2 years into the relationship then started to plan for future steps.

The Suppliers
Our Planner suggested her preferred suppliers and we trusted her. Get a good planner and give them the space to deliver.

Lessons Learned
Stick to your budget
Don’t hire cheap suppliers, ever.
When in doubt go Big. Bontle Bride lol love that.

Would you do it again?
We had 3 weddings and yes we
Would do it again & again

Tips and Advice
It is important to discuss marriage and get pre-marital counseling.
Find out what is important to your partner to ensure that the day is special for them too.
Hire a good Planner & pay them in advance.
Record all meetings about your wedding, trust me u will need to refer.

If you loved this wedding, you’ll enjoy this one here or here

The Creative’

Dress: TN Collectiv

Planner: Just Jack Weddings and Events  
Venue: Molenvliet 
Hair & MU: Big Pout Shanaaz Alexander make-up, hair and spray tan artist |
DJ: More2xplore
Catering: Two Chefs shake and serve
Decor & Flowers: N concepts and designs |

EHIRE: functions and events 
Cake: Cakes by Wade 
Stationery: Lezannes Designs – Wedding Stationery
Live entertainment: Khayelitsha United Mambazo

 

 

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