If your mind is set on having a classic, stylish wedding, then this wedding at La Residence will tickle your fancy!
This venue is known to be the epitome of style and grandeur. Rooms are decorated with antiques from all over the world and their walls boast with artwork that will let any art collector drool. La Residence is set on the foot of the Franschhoek mountain and overlooks the vineyard strewn landscape and valley below. The venues itself is reserved for the creme de la creme and is known for having hosted famous celebrities and VIP’s.
Anthony, a thriving businessman from Johannesburg with roots in Cape Town and his lovely fiancé (then), Davina, both got ready at La Residence. It was a scorcher of a day, with the mercury turning at 40 degrees celsius. Davina and the girls had a ball, sipping bubbly to calm the nerves while their hair and makeup was done by a top make-up artist specially flown in for the affair.
Anthony and the boys made full use of all the fantastic facilities at La Residence and made sure they stayed in the pool. Clever if you ask me! What a better what to relax and go through your speech than while bobbing around in the pool and sipping on a beer. The boys all sported classic tuxes. Have a good look at Anthony’s entourage. You might well recognise a few local celebrities in the mix!
The ceremony was conducted on the lawn that separates the two flanks on the boutique hotel. Luckily, by the time guests were seated, the temperature had dropped a bit and it turned out to be a fantastic, balmy summer night! After the ceremony, guests gathered on the veranda, where the first set of speeches was done. I quite like this way how they split up the formalities. Who wants to sit through an hour of speeches! Rather split it up into bite-size chunks and keep guests from yawning!
The photos were taken on the estate. La-Residence really has the most fantastic scenery. And apart from the beautiful grounds and natural surroundings, there are loads of nooks and crannies that lends itself to some very interesting photo opportunities. After the photos, guest settled into the main reception hall. Guests were treated to fantastic food and the last speeches. The dance floor was fittingly set on the patio on the veranda.
They could not have chosen a better DJ for the event! It was good to see my old friend DJ Rene the Frenchman! Needless to say, this crowd loved their dancing and when we left I honestly felt like joining in to dance the night away with this awesome crowd.
Davina & Anthony, You guys know how to throw a party! We wish you a fantastic married life and hope you enjoy the photos!
Photos by Stefan Steenkamp & Annerien Nel
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