Sophisticated wedding at Cavalli Estate

The stylish young couple wanted to be involved in every aspect of their wedding. Farm Design Events made their vision a reality, and “collaboration” is the best way to describe the adventure we had designing this extraordinary evening together.

A magical wedding at Cavalli Estate started with a ceremony held at beautiful St Saviours Church in Claremont. Ready for Palm Sunday, the church was lined in Palm leaves and we kept the church simple with waterfalls of candles on either side of the alter.

The couple left for Cavalli in a cream Alpha Spider, the weather was on its best behaviour, and the afternoon turned into a perfect autumn evening.

We wanted guests to be able to talk and see each other at the tables. So, we lifted the floral up and cascades of Fynbos and Hydrangeas (many from the bride’s grandmothers garden) tumbled from bamboo beams and brought the gardens of Cavalli into the venue.







We brought Nikki’s love of Fynbos onto the tables by printing linen cloths with botanical illustrations by Xandi Redelinghuys. Six different designs printed in black on the off white cloths gave the event a contemporary look in keeping with the sophistication of Cavalli. Crystal candlesticks and votive candles lit the tables and as the sun set guests entered this exquisite room. Guests flew in from all over the world, and were treated to the best of South African from wine and food to architecture and hospitality.

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