We always brag about having the best clients, and this couple was no different. After first meeting Laetitia I remember telling my husband – “This bride reminds me of one of my dear friends”. Laetitia just exudes the warmest friendliest sweet vibes. So it was easy to form an instantaneous connection with her and Christiaan and to get very invested in their wedding.

Laetitia blew me away with how she explained her wedding vision. On our first sit-down with couples we run through some standard questions to establish their vision and needs. During this time they will always whip out a Pinterest board with a few pins, or some images from their phone gallery or maybe they come prepared with a printed mood board. But Laetitia showed me their vision in the best of ways. Her academic background being Landscape Architecture, Laetitia drew the most detailed images of every element they wanted to incorporate into their wedding. At our second meeting with the venue she had a 3D simulated program that showed the venue and where the different décor pieces were to be placed. I mean this is my dream!!!

On the big day our team was split into 3 as the ceremony and reception took place in two separate venues. First order of business was delivering bouquets and buttonholes to the lodge where the couple was getting ready, and then collecting the wedding cake (Cappucino’s Strawberry Cheesecake) and guest desserts (Krispy Kreme Originally Glazed Doughnuts). Our floral team at Hatfield Christian Church’ chapel started assembling the triangle arch as backdrop with its floral arrangements. The arch was custom built to visually represent the unity that marriage forms between, husband, wife and God. Back at the reception venue i.e. the brilliant Moonshot Café, the remainder of the team was hustling to finish the braided eucalyptus greenery runners and all of the other elements that went onto the main and guest tables.

At 15h30 the stunning bride and her father walked down the aisle accompanied by a live saxophone version of the bridal march. The ceremony was packed full of sentimental moments that portrayed the couple’s relationship perfectly. Like when the Conwonnite Choir (of which they are members) sang an Irish Blessing over their marriage, goose bump stuff.

After the ceremony guests made their way to the reception venue and on arrival they were met with soft blankets as gifts and then walked Laetitia & Christiaan’s love story that was portrayed through printed signs on wood frames.  August surprised us with the loveliest weather and a perfect sunset over Pretoria. Guests enjoyed canapes on the deck area at Moonshot Café whilst the couple took to the streets and surrounding rooftops for some stunning photos. The rest of the evening, as it goes, was a big joyous celebration!

It was such an honour to have been part of Christiaan and Laetitia’s wedding story, truly one for the books!

Credit to the other wonderful suppliers:

Photographer : @kenzieandnorphotography

Videographer: @hullemedia

Chapel: @hatfieldchurch

Venue: @moonshotcafe

Dress: @brideandcosa

Makeup: @rosaleamakeupartistry

Choir: Conwonnite Choir

Band: Havana Gas

Xx Annebel