This modern wedding in Cape Town takes our breath away! Simone tells her story…
How did Hagen propose?
“It really was a fairytale proposal, which took me by complete surprise! We went on holiday to Europe and stopped in Italy, at a beautiful lake side town called Garda. One evening we went on a romantic bike ride and stopped for a break with a bottle of Prosecco, our legs dangling in the lake and O sole mio playing in the distance. He then popped the question! I thought I was dreaming! It was really special and so cute.”
What dress did you wear?
“My dress was made by Elbeth Gillis. It was based on a dress in her showroom with some personal tweaks. I had so many different ideas in my head and am really indecisive at the best of times, but when I fitted the original dress, my mom and best friend convinced me this was the one and I absolutely loved it!”
And the accessories?
“I wanted my accessories to be understated, especially since the bodice of my dress was detailed. I wore flowers in my hair and simple rose gold earrings from La Visa.”
What did Hagen wear?
“He drove me mad, going from shop to shop to fit suits (he is worse than I am!), but eventually ended up buying a slim fit navy blue suit from Topshop.”
How did you feel when you first saw him?
“I don’t think I have ever felt so nervous, anxious and stressed in my life. I woke up with a blood shot eye from my lash extensions and it was all very overwhelming, but when I saw Hagen and the look in his eyes, I felt like the luckiest girl in the world about to marry the love of my life.”
What was your theme?
“Modern but romantic and the colour scheme was white and gold with touches of blush. Everything was very modern and clean but also soft with the beautiful flowers and lots of candles. The hints of gold were added through the cutlery, gold rimmed glassware, stationery and the dancefloor.”
What was the highlight of your day?
“I loved our intimate ceremony. The pastor said a few words in German for my German family, which was so special.”
Date: 5th December 2015
Venue: MolenVliet Oosthuizen Family Vineyards, Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa
Photographer: Andre van Niekerk from Vivid Blue
Simone’s dress: Elbeth Gillis
Hagen’s attire: Topshop
Accessories: La Visa