Dom&Marie-Claire – 8 April 2012, Constantia Glen

 The morning of 8 April 2012 dawned cold, completely overcast and rainy. I was sick with     flu, my hubby had to be rushed to hospital in the wee hours and Margaux was 7.5 months pregnant, but there was a wedding to be put together and co-ordinated and nothing was going to stop us! So, armed with gumboots, medicine and loads of determination, we made our way to Constantia where this Irish/Catholic wedding was going to be celebrated.

Dominic and Marie-Claire met on Valentine’s Day in 2009 when they both visited friends (she, her ‘maid-of-honour-to-be’ and he, his ‘best-man-to-be’) in Edinburgh. Their eyes met as Marie-Claire descended the stairs of the pub they both ended up watching a rugby match in and the rest…

The ceremony was to be held at the St John’s chapel in Kommetjie, with its amazing views of the bay and the mountains. It was led by a Catholic Priest and upheld all the Catholic traditions. Various friends took turns to speak out parts of the ceremony and two girls sang traditional Irish wedding songs.

The receptions was held at Constantia Glen wine farm and, despite the rain (or perhaps even because of it), it was a beautiful setting, cradled among the tall trees and the mountains. The wedding had a vintage theme and the colours were soft creams, ivories and the most velvety peaches. With the addition of tons of candles and fairy lights, the entire venue resembled a night-time fairytale.

The party was soon well under way and I quickly understood the Irish saying: “I’ll have what the man on the floor was having”. It was a great night and a beautiful wedding and we wish the happy couple all the luck of the Irish and years and years of wedded bliss!

Author: Sunelle van den Berg

Photography: Francois Pistorious Photography

  1. #1 by Christian Louboutin Outlet on February 3, 2013 - 10:12 am

    I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this website. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you in the future as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my own site now 😉

    • #2 by blankcanvas1 on March 18, 2013 - 10:03 am

      Thank you for the kind words! All the best with your own site! Drop me a line once it’s up, I would love to have a look. 🙂

  2. #3 by Canvas Photography Printing on March 1, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Very beautiful blog i loved it all are very nice pictures.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: