On arrival, refreshing homemade lemonade and other refreshments were offered. Alongside personalised Yamakas that were handed out to all guests. The immediate family and pole holders created the perfect frame around the Chuppah where the couple stood under the fabric especially hand stitched by the Bride’s mother.
Jewish traditions such as the bride circling around the groom, the breaking of the glass, signing of the Ketubah, were only a few of the sacred customs that made the ceremony so unique.
Pre dinner drinks was hosted on the floating deck overlooking the Simonsberg mountains. A feast of canapés made by the fantastic Jewish caterer Merle Rubin provided the introduction to a culinary experience of note.
The clear span marquee was left as a true surprise. At dusk guests were led by live musicians to a true fairytale. Chrystal chandeliers, internal lighting, uniquely designed lampshades and dramatic over the top flower arrangements with flora imported especially. Colour blocking was done for the first time. Fuchsia, fresh lime green and canary yellow. Christo Toua from A-Design created the most amazing giant canvasses of the bride and Groom’s most favoured art genre.
This wedding also boasts with a perfectly round dance floor, the first ever, ideal for the Horah. Nomfusi and the Lucky Charms provided afro jazz background music during dinner and also had all guests on the dance floor with one 45 minute set of current hits. After dancing, when the clock struck midnight, the festivities were moved to the main veranda situated next to the dam. Chesterfield couches, quality Cuban cigars, oversized fringed lamps, rounded material bar structures – a few of the intelligent design elements that kept the party going till 4 am.