In Part 2 of Unathi & Bongani’s African Wedding celebrations, we feature their white wedding that was hosted at the Mount Nelson Hotel & Spa in Cape Town. In Part 1, we featured their Traditional African Wedding celebrations in Langa and Paarl – what an interesting and colourful affair!
On the 2nd Day of the 4-day wedding celebrations the couple had their Christian wedding ceremony and reception.
They both got ready at the 5-star One and Only Hotel in the V&A Waterfront. Bongani sported a very stylish custom designed Tom Ford tuxedo and Unathi was dressed by none other than Malcolm Kluk, one of South Africa’s leading ladies formal wear designers. She had two dresses designed; one for the ceremony and a different one for the reception.
In Unathi’s words:
I did not expect that I would enjoy my wedding, as the bride you are stressed out about how things are going to go, but I truly enjoyed myself and had complete fun. I’m grateful that my 96 year old grandfather could come to the wedding and all the people I hold dear to my heart were there to witness and support me on my big day.
Photos by Jo-lizna Botha, Reynard van As and Elandi Coetzee
Article by Stefan Steenkamp
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A 4 Day Wedding Celebration
I must commend Sorrento Events for pulling this one off! They Coordinated the 4-day celebrations at 3 different venues with a cumulative guest total of 900 over the span of the event!
Bride and groom arrived in style in two black Rolls Royce Phantoms. The ceremony was held in a specially erected marquee that could fit the 280+ guests. Afterwards, the stylish affair in the Grand Ballroom of the Mount Nelson was attended by 280 guests. Post ceremony drinks and canapés were served around the beautiful fountain in the gardens of the Mount Nelson. Couple photos were done on the estate, with the classic pool house and the historic main entrance feature. For the reception, guests moved to the classic Grand Ballroom where they were treated in style with a formal dinner and dance.
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If you have not already seen the Traditional African Wedding – Part 1 blog post, do yourself a favour and go read it.
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