Boy was this a fun one for Agape Wedding and Event Design! Kate and Russell lived and met in the UK. Russ is originally South Africa, working in London, and Kate has Irish roots, so this is a truly international couple who have relocated to live in Australia after the wedding! The two most amazing, easy going, energetic and pleasant souls I have had the pleasure of encountering! They wanted an authentic South African/Cape Tonian wedding for all their guests coming together from all over the world and SA, so we chose Hout Bay Manor, which is so lovely and central to experience the wonders of Cape Town!
Even though our planned beach ceremony did not materialise due to a hectic Cape Town downpour (as you can see in the image with the Bentley and the poor driver trying to get a hold of the umbrella in the wind), it was such magical coming together of love and enthusiasm. There was an incredible injection of energy from Kate and Russ super fun bridal party, who were on hand to handle all last minute arrangements with the rain situation! Kate was an absolute dream in her timeless wedding gown and Jimmy Choos! Agape Weddings had the most incredible team on hand as usual; Heike from Fleur le Cordeur designed a gorgeous classical bridal bouquet, to go with the contemporary and timeless look and feel of the wedding as a whole which Agape conceptualised, with an underlying African flavour of course. Kate from Something Different was behind he exquisite lighting design, Lara’s Designs did the stationery and Roxanne Floquet produced the most intricately designed white chocolate pistachio cupcakes one could ever imagine! Kate’s hair and make-up was beautifully done by Yolande du Toit. A dream team in short. And Shanna Jones of course is a dream on the photography side. This crown partied like crazy, we had the Me and Mr Brown band and I’m pretty sure they saw the sun come up the next day! You can tell from the few party pics Shanna caught! The sun came out for a bit just before sunset and the couple went to take some snaps on Chapman’s Peak in they Porsche Roadster – the pics speak for themselves!
Thanks to Wedding Album magazine for the exclusive feature of Kate and Russ’s wedding!