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Blissful Boho Destination Wedding in Cape Town


Blissful boho wedding in Cape Town

Jill and Andrew planned their blissful I do’s in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa. The relaxed boho vibe was executed flawlessly at Hawksmoor House and featured an elegant indoor ceremony and stunning outdoor reception beneath tall trees all covered in lights.

Edison bulbs and twinkle lights hung above the naturally chic tables filled with florals, lace and pops of gold. This stylish day definitely won’t disappoint! Read + see more below, plus enjoy the full gallery after from Michelle DT Photography.

Elegant bouquet

Blush wedding heelsBeautiful bridal look

Priceless first look reactionFirst look love

First look love

From Michelle DT Photography: Jill wore a stunning strapless designer gown by New York-based Leanne Marshall. It was perfectly matched by Andrew’s dark forest green Enzo suit. This was my first time photographing the “First Look”. Andrew & Jill decided to see each other before the ceremony and do their couple shoot. They wanted a bit more time to enjoy their pre-drinks and have extra time to relax with their guests. It was such a special moment to be part of. Seeing Andrew’s face as he beholds his bride for the first time was priceless!

Blissful destination wedding in Cape Town, SA

Mix and match bridesmaid dresses

Stylish groomsmenDark forest green suit from Enzo suit

Blue fireplace ceremony

Indoor boho ceremonyBlue fireplace ceremony backdropJust married in South Africa

Relaxed Boho-bliss

Their wedding was the perfect mix of relaxed, laid-back, effortless boho-bliss and elegance! Andrew and Jill planned their luxurious destination wedding all the way from New York. And what an amazing day they had planned for all their friends and family traveling to our beautiful Cape Town! Beneath the tall trees, on Hawksmoor’s lawns, they had the perfect cozy outdoor reception.

Fun bridal party portrait idea

Beautiful Cape Town destination weddingDestination wedding idea

Mirror seating chart

Edison bulb reception idea

Planning the menu

What blew me away was how they thought about every single detail and went out of their way to make sure everything was extra special. They even planned the menu, along with the amazing Slippery Spoon Kitchen, to represent both Andrew (being from South Africa) and Jill (being from the US).

Boho chic table decorCustom wedding menu

Natural table decor with hanging Edison bulbs

Elegant boho reception decorChic boho place setting

Gold sweetheart tableDramatic gold sweetheart table

Take it all in together

From the bride: Our wedding was beyond everything we hoped it would be. Hawksmoor House was the perfect venue for us to have a magical outdoor celebration with our guests who came from around the world. Planning a wedding in South Africa from NYC was not easy, but with the help of so many wonderful people, all of the little details came together to create the perfect ambiance. It was without a doubt the greatest day and night of our lives. Our only words of wisdom would be to make sure you check in with each other often and remind each other to take it all in because it definitely flies by!

Boho wedding in Cape Town

Sparkling reception with hanging lightsReception lounge area with hanging lights

Checkered reception dance floor with hanging lightsReception food ideas

Nighttime reception lighting ideas

Lighting ideas for a nighttime receptionFirst dance magic

Affordable location

South Africa is one of the most spectacular and beautiful places in the world, and we feel so lucky that we were able to have our wedding there. At the same time, another reason we decided to get married in SA instead of the US was that we knew it would be much more affordable. In the end, we were able to have our dream wedding at a much lower cost than what it would have been here.

Night time reception lighting idea

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ServiceVendor
Cakes & CateringSlippery Spoon Kitchen
Coordinators & StylistsAnnaH
FlowersOkasie
Groom & His MenEnzo Custom
Hair, Makeup & BeautyAlicia Buckle
Lighting, Entertainment & Photo BoothRetro Photobooth
To-Nett's

Pancake Station & BarUrban Tonic
DJThe Wedding DJ's
SignageBlooming Wonderful
Paper Goods & CalligraphySusan Brand Design
PhotographersMichelle DT Photography
RentalsSitting Pretty
Tablecloth Hiring Co.
Two Birds
Grand Room Design



VenuesHawksmoor House
Wedding DressesLeanne Marshall
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