I have been saving this wedding up to share with you for some time. I adored everything about this special celebration; from the very first time I met Lara to discuss her wedding, to our countless cups of tea and chats, to sharing ideas and getting excited, to the actual incredible day itself. Here is part 1 of this lovely wedding, put together by a team of incredibly talented artists an captured beautifully by Jacki Bruniquel. Enjoy this day of delight friends xxx
Below are some words about the day from Mike and Lara:
From the start of the day waking up at the crack of dawn with excitement, to eventually heading to bed after an amazing day it truly was the happiest day of our life! Weddings truly are so special as you are surrounded by only your very special friends and family! With advice from several people we truly savored every moment of the day together, and we made sure that at times we snuck off alone just to take everything all in and realize just how lucky we are to not only have found each other but also by the loved ones that surround us. During the day everyone kept asking us how we felt and this made us think we should have been more stressed or nervous, but we both simply felt so happy, relaxed and excited for the day ahead and we both just could not wait to marry our best friend and soul mate!
Our wedding had a lot of symbolic and sentimental meanings to us within the decor. The acacia trees represent where I was born and brought up in Kenya, our farm is surrounded by acacia trees. All of the roses came all the way from Kenya from my Dads rose farm. The white butterflies where in remembrance of Mixalis special Mum, he always believed that she came back as a beautiful butterfly.
We can’t thank everyone enough, we truly had our dream team when it came to our suppliers, of which Jacki, Carolyn, Floey and Drew have become very special to us also as friends now. Our friends and family have been incredible and will always be treasured. The biggest thank you is to our parents, without them we would be nothing, they are our everything, and they made this special day possible, we love you from the bottom of our hearts. Lastly each other, we are grateful every day that our paths of life crossed and now we begin our special journey through life together for an eternity.
Big love and hugs to everyone that was there for our special day and also for those that could not make it, we love you all.
Mixali and Lara
Photography: Jacki Bruniquel
Second Shooter: Tash Schoeman
Wedding planner and stylist: Carolyn Mc Neil Adore Weddings
Decor: Functions For Africa
Flowers: Floey Van Der Plank
Hair: Drew Christie
Make up: Natasha Papadopoulos and Kendyl McPherson – Nixon Makeup
Brides Dress: Pronovias Barcelona, Johannesburg
Bridesmaids dresses: Bianca Warren
Groom’s Suit: Terrance Bray
Cake: Penny Mc Loughlin 0825693766 firstname.lastname@example.org
Music: Zaffa (Rob and Garth Warren)
Videographer: Beyond Measure
Priest: His Eminence, The Orthodox Archbishop of Cape Town, Sergios Kykkotis and Pater Kostandinos
Food: Harvey’s Catering
Wedding stationary design: Fathima Kathrada
Wedding stationary printers: Crystal Printers