Matt & Danelle

Nooitgedacht – Stellenbosch

It was the perfect summer’s day in Stellenbosch for Matt and Danelle’s wedding at Nooitgedacht. The bride is a very talented graphic designer and designed all the stationery and did the planning herself. The elegance and detail of the wedding with its modern and vibrant floral twist was simply magical. I also loved how Danelle played with the colour black throughout her entire theme to bring everything together beautifully. One of my favourite décor items, apart from all the stunning flower arrangements, were the glass under-plates! Amazing how something as simple as an under-plate can transform a table.

The ceremony was held in the intimate chapel of Nooitgedacht, and Danelle looked absolutely breath-taking – I literally stopped for a few seconds (and almost cried) when I walked into the manor house to see if they were ready yet. The style of her dress and her beautiful hair bun was so true to her character, and her bridesmaids looked stunning in their off-the-shoulder tops and black skirts, each wearing a different colour shoe – such fun!

Pre-drinks were served in the tree-lined lane with live music setting the vibe and a big charcuterie table was set up which guests could help themselves to. The reception was one big celebration of  friends, family, good food and plenty of dancing! All the suppliers where amazing and so lovely to work with, and coordinating the timeline was a treat.

A little bit of background – Danelle and I first met at Huis ten Bosch at Stellenbosch University where we both resided a few years ago, and it was a privilege to not only do the on-the-day coordination for her wedding day, but also get to know her better. Throughout this journey, she’s taught me that there is so much beauty in simplicity, which brings about a great elegance that touches your heart and makes you think about the wonders of life. Simplicity is not the lack of detail and excellence it is the ability to pay attention to what is truly important and doing those things to the best of your ability.

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Venue: Nooitgedacht

Flowers: Flowers in the Foyer 

Tables and chairs: Goeters

Napkins and under-plates: Sitting Pretty

Stationary: Danelle Lane (072 988 8540)

Photographer: Duane Smith

DJ: DJ Dean (084 922 4757)

Wedding dress: Valencia Harrison Designs

Hair and make-up: Helga Bridal