Jade and Ant Wedding
Jade & Anthony got married on the 24th of February 2022 at Belair Pavilion.
We first met this happy couple to plan their proposal, after they got engaged, we had the honor of planning their wedding. This was one of our first Jewish weddings and we absolutely loved planning it. They trusted us to plan a perfect wedding. Antony, being in the events industry knew a few suppliers that could offer them their best service. Jade was one of the most relaxed brides and was super to work with.
After going through a few venue options, they booked Belair, they loved the open glass pavilion and its beautiful gardens. A stunning venue in the Paarl, situated next to Spice route. We booked only the best vendors to work with us for this wonderful wedding.
On the day, Jade got dressed with her girls at the venue. Anthony was booked in at Diamant estate to dress with the groomsmen. The bedeken was held at Belair, this is the first time they see each other on the day, it is the most wonderful tradition. The family and bridal party all gather around to celebrate this moment.
“The bedeken is the veiling of the bride by her groom-to-be. It’s an intimate moment where the groom reverently covers her face with the veil. It is to symbolize that they are two distinct people even in marriage and that he values her inner beauty.”
After this, they all walk down the aisle, men first, followed by the ladies. Where the ceremony begins with the Rabbi. The other tradition is dancing during pre-drinks, this is when the wedding party all gathers on the dancefloor to celebrate the couple’s love. This is known as hora dancing.
“The hora is a traditional dance performed at Jewish weddings where the newlyweds are lifted into the air while their family and friends dance in circles around them. During the hora, the couple each holds one end of a handkerchief or napkin to signify their union.”
The pre-drinks were held on the lawns with floating canapes. The acoustic element played music with the DJ as a backup. The reception was in the grass venue, which was decored by N-concepts. A highlight of the decor was the flower wall behind the bride & groom, AMAZING. Speeches were done by various family and friends, and we could see the love in the room. The DJ’s led the party into full swing and dancing mode by the time we left that night.
Congrats to this fabulous couple, a full journey with them and we hope to plan more romantic events in your future. All the best for your future as Mr & Mrs. Jade and Ant Wedding will be remembered for a long time.
Thanks to all the suppliers for making their day special, we could not have done it without you.
Venue: Belair Pavilion
Photographer: Nikki van Diermen
Videographer: Popped Red Balloon Productions
Make-up & hair: Danielle Jacobs
Catering: Omri Chef from Goldies Deli
Flowers & decor: N-Concepts & Designs
Dancefloor: SS Floor hire
Drinks & Bar: venue
Music: Acoustic Element
Sound & tech: Golden Circle
To view their proposal, click here.