Introduced by a mutual friend, Nosipho and Sakhile first met during a presentation at her place of work. It took sometime after their initial introduction before going on their first date, but once they did “the chemistry was biblical” as Sakhile recalls, “it took us a very short time to see value in each other. We were instant friends.” Their relationship was so natural it felt meant-to-be, and the more time they spent together the more they realized how in-line their individual perspectives on the future continued to be. It wasn’t long before Sakhile began planning their perfect proposal...
Bride & Groom: Nosipho & Sakhile
Wedding Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Wedding Date: May 18th 2018
Photographed by: Tyme
Expressing his desire to have her hand in marriage, Nosipho requested that Sakhile first acquire her father’s permission. Arranging a meeting later that month, her father provided his blessing over their union, and a few days after that Sakhile was setting the stage for their moment. Creating a romantic dinner at his place, Sakhile placed the engagement ring in a glass of champagne. Lifting their glasses for a toast, he shared the news of her father’s blessing for marriage. Hinting towards the glass, Nosipho looked down to find the ring shimmering within the bubbles. Their eyes locked and she answered with a heartfelt yes, knowing they were always meant to be.
Their gorgeous wedding, planned, designed and guided by Wedding Concepts, was stunningly sophisticated, bold and modern-luxurious in three colors of black, white and gold - that was as geometrically powerful as it was fluently elegant. With so much design customization and personalization the atmosphere felt like an editorial styled shoot come to life - inspiring all of their guests and setting the stage for a perfect and unforgettable event.
Snow white and every pearl hand-stitched to perfection, Nospiho’s “modern day angelic princess” dress was custom designed by renowned designer Gert Johan Coetzee. Form fitting and majestic, Nospiho was stunning, a fairytale come to life complete with a seven meter long veil - lighting up the aisle as she met her prince charming at the altar. Nospiho and Sakhile were joined forever together as husband surrounded by the love and support of family and friends.
Best Memories: Sakhile: “The adrenaline pumped anticipation moment while waiting for the bride and watching the grand reveal of the bride and her dress.” Nosipho: “I have two. My first is the moment when I first saw the wedding reception venue before the guests were ushered in. This moment was breathtaking thanks to our amazing planners & designers from Wedding Concepts. A memory engraved in my mind for life. My second is when we played our favourite gospel song by Travis Greene -Made a Way, just before we gave our vote of thanks speech. This was a divine moment celebrating God’s work.”
Advice for Engaged Couples: Appoint the best planners so you have the best time at your wedding, the day feels very short. Having the best planners means zero distractions, perfect design execution and the flow of the celebration from start to finish - in this way you can enjoy your day. Savour every moment, Take it all in and enjoy the day. Make sure you have the best Photography and Video team to capture all those moments you will miss.
Event Planning, Décor & Design: Wedding Concepts
Bride's dress/veil/salon: Gert Johan Coetzee
Bride's shoes: Louis Vuitton
Bridesmaids dresses: Gert Johan Coetzee
Groom's attire: Ermenegildo Zegna Suit and Shirt, Louis Vuitton Shoes,Louis Vuitton Belt, Mont Blanc Cufflinks
Groomsmen attire: Hugo Boss
Cakes: Wade’s Cakes
Catering: Cavalli Estate
Ceremony & Reception venue: Cavalli Estate
Event decor/design: Wedding Concepts
Entertainment: Mafikizolo, DJ Voodoo
Event planner & management: Wedding Concepts
Hair & makeup: (private contact)
Lighting & rentals: Something Different, AV Direct
Photography: Tyme Photography
Stationery: Lara’s Design
Videography: Vision on Fire