Radiant Orchid Vineyard Wedding by Cheryl McEwan | SouthBound Bride

Radiant Orchid Vineyard Wedding by Cheryl McEwan | SouthBound Bride


It's funny how quickly some terms become part of your vocabulary in this industry - a few short months ago, radiant orchid was just a dramatic description of a flower for me, but now it's the shorthand to a gorgeous, glowy purple, Pantone's colour of the year, and all the lovely shades of pink and purple that complement it. And of course, radiant orchid wasn't even a thing when today's bride Kelly picked her colours, but it just shows that her style is equal parts classic and of-the-moment. I love how her basic wedding design is an elegant white on white, with pretty embelishments like candles and pearls. The use of colour is sparing, but it really makes it pop when it shows up! I also love that Kelly is a short-hair bride - I wish we saw more of this, as she looks every bit as gorgeous as her long-haired counterparts, and it's clear that groom Michael thinks so too - he only has eyes for his lady! One of our favourite photographers, Cheryl McEwan Photography, was the couple's choice to snap these romantic portraits of their big day.

The Proposal The Venue
Venue: In the Vine | Catering: Silverspoon Catering | Photography: Cheryl McEwan Photography | Co-ordination: Stephanie's Weddings | Cake: The Cake Box | Flowers & décor: The Rose Room | Stationery: Paper Posy | Bride & bridesmaid's dress: Tanya Becker Stellenbosch Bridal | Bride's accessories: Kathleen Barry Bespoke Jewellery | Hair: Vintage Hair | Makeup: Merlene Joy Make-up | Hiring: Blooming Wonderful Decor; Secret Diary; Hiring 4 U | DJ: music2themax The ceremony and reception was held at in Somerset West. The very first time that I walked into the venue I got goosebumps. I work and live in Somerset West and knew that I would be at ease knowing that my venue was just down the road and I could visit it daily if I wished to. It was a convenient venue for our guests as well.
Mike proposed at Haute Cabriere. I was on duty at the office that Saturday and had a very busy day. As I was leaving, I received a call from Michael. He said that we needed to meet up with friends in Franschhoek, to taste wine for their wedding day. So off we went to Franschhoek. I moaned the whole way there because we had a dinner reservation with friends that evening at a restaurant on the other side of Somerset West and it was already so late. He gave me ten minutes to get dressed. We ended up tasting champagne together "waiting for our friends to arrive". After a long period of time and drinking champagne, and me thinking, oh my goodness we are so late for dinner, almost an hour now, I looked again at the base of the champagne flute and it said "Marry Me". At first I thought it said 'moron', and then I realized what it said. He was asking ME to marry him. He went down on one knee and I said YES! It was the best day of my life, I couldn't stop smiling. He caught me completely off guard. We then drove through to meet our friends for dinner in Somerset West, not that I could eat much from all the excitement.

You can see more from this wedding on Cheryl McEwan's blog.

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