Herman, Margaux and I all studied together at the Tshwane University of Technology in 2005. Herman was a ‘boerseun’ with shorts and ‘plakkies’ and at first glance, you wouldn’t be able to figure out how he fits in amongst the hippies and artists in the Musical Theatre department. But then he would open his mouth and sing and it would all make sense… After his studies at TUT, he signed with a group that toured Spain and sang in restaurants, cruise ships and theatres and that’s where he met beautiful, bubbly Natalie – a performing artist from London. It was love at first sight and from the moment they first met they were inseparable. When we were asked to help them plan their wedding in Blouberg, we were over the moon, so happy that our friend has found his true love and that we would get to share in their special day.
They wanted something low-key and intimate and wanted to share South African flavours with their overseas guests. The wind literally blew us off the beach that day, so we opted to have both the ceremony and the reception at the Sir David Boutique Hotel. Guests were treated to ‘braaivleis’ and ice cream and the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. It was as if the sky wanted to fit in with Natalie’s colour scheme of bright orange and pink. I just love it when nature comes to the party with such panache and this sunset splashed colour across the heavens with reckless abandon.
There were heartfelt speeches that had everyone in tears or stitches in turn, but once the party started you could see there were performers in the house!
Thank you Herman and Nats for allowing us to be a part of your day. May the rest of your journey be written in lights and may your marriage be the performance of a lifetime!
Author: Sunelle van den Berg
Wedding planning and co-ordinating: Blank Canvas Event Design
Flowers, lighting: Four Every Event
Photography: Suzanne Swart Photography
Venue: The Sir David Boutique Hotel, Blouberg
DJ: LMH Productions
Soft serve machine: Ten of Cups