Dave and Miranda are one of those couples whose finding of each other has always felt so right! I remember the morning i i received their good news via SMS – i was standing in the queue at Woolies, waiting to exchange something and when i read the great news i squealed loudly then promptly burst into tears…a tad embarrassing! Their wedding was a gem – heartfelt, intimate and carefully considered. They didn’t want a big, showy event and they wanted something that was stylish and unique and they got just that. This gorgeous couple chose to have their ceremony at the Mouille Point Lighthouse in Cape Town followed by a supper at one of their favourite breakfast and lunch spots, Manna in Kloof Street. Read all about it in Dave’s words…
Miranda works for a clothing retailer and I am an entrepreneur – we met at a birthday party at our mutual friends’ restaurant Café Roux. We discovered we had nearly 30 friends in common on Facebook but had never met….
After scouting various venues in and around Cape Town we opted for the Mouille Point Lighthouse as the venue for our ceremony. We worked with the lighthouse theme and colours throughout the wedding – from the stationery through to elements of our outfits and the DIY elements that myself, Miranda, our family and friends put together.
After considering a couple of vintage finds, Miranda settled on a beautiful Chantilly lace and chiffon layered dress inspired by designer Elie Saab. She had it made by a local dressmaker.
We had our photographs taken before the ceremony with the wonderful Lar Leslie. She really worked with the lighthouse context in her images and she helped us feel utterly relaxed before the serious part of the day!
After the post-ceremony champagne and toasts on the roof deck at Mouille Point Lighthouse the wedding party moved to the CBD – to Kloof Street, for the celebrations.
The reception was held at Manna Epicure, a small cafe on Kloof Street which we love. We like their all-white interior (a perfect canvas for the details we wanted to add) and we also like the fact that they serve homemade food with a touch of sophistication. They created a buffet menu of their homebaked breads, delicious tapas, salads and roasted meats for us for the reception.
Once it became evening and the lights were dimmed, the place took on an intimate atmosphere and later, after all the speeches and supper, the tables and chairs were pushed aside and our friends and family took to the floor until late.
Keep it simple