Protea

This gorgeous wedding that we are sharing today on the blog comes all the way from Cullinan, South Africa.  Oh there is so much to love about this wedding! From the gorgeous reception venue at the Victorian Manor, from the elegant minimalist ceremony, to the truffle tower (instead of a wedding cake), and the bride's style, there's just so many unique details from Rindy & Ruan's wedding.
But the most intriguing detail of all is the bride's bouquet -- South Africa's national flower, protea.  The protea is among the oldest families of flowers on earth some 300 million years ago. It has a lot of mythological associations on change and transformation. It symbolizes diversity and courage. In a lot of ways, Rindy and Ruan's wedding had all the qualities of the protea. Like this intriguing flower, their wedding had a lot of classic details but was very diverse in the way that the couple changed some of the usual details.  For instance, their chic reception venue was impeccably flawless in classic black and white marble floors with high ceilings draped in soft fabrics and a giant chandelier. Typically a venue like this would have been styled with the usual tiffany chairs and white flowers. Instead, the couple opted for sleek black wrought iron chairs and chalkboards placed on top of the tables. The bride also transformed the classic white gown and added a twist--a high slit and she wore  a choker on her neck. In the end, the couple transformed their wedding into something that was blooming so beautifully in its own way. 








Photographer Elaine Engelbrecht of Davish Photography shares:

Even if Rindy tried to hide her rebellious ways, she couldn't. Rindy is a rebel at heart <3

You can see her rebellious ways showing in her gorgeously unique style, by bringing back the choker (and doing it damn well), she said her daughter will one day inherent it.  Oh and then that slit... oh my, it is absolutely amazing, it is never ending, and well when you have those legs, it just works.

At the reception, the normal placemats were replaced by blackboards & chalk, so that the guest could write message to each other, captions for Instagram (the couples #TeamRiRu) and then at the end of the night write a last message to the newlyweds (this ensured for a lot of laughs the next morning).

It was a beautiful day, filled with so much love and fun!

Location: South Africa, Cullinan
Venue: Victorian Manor
Event Coordination by Berthe Kershaw
Florals by Berthe Kershaw
Makeup by Jeanne Barnard from The Purple Rose Beauty Parlor
Hair by Maryanne Landsberg from The Hairsalon Silverlakes
Second Shooter & Assistant: Marlune Benade from Created Perfection Photography
Photography by Davish Photography
 

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