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Cape Town capers – Part 3 – The Big Day

The Big Day.  And what a day it was!  I have been to a few weddings in my time, and this one tops them all.  My sisters’ wedding had everything you hope for in a wedding:

– divinely happy and adorable couple (for her privacy I won’t print pictures of them, but if I did – swoon!!  She was a supermodel bride in an elegant, slinky dress);

– dreamy location;

– fabulous, fun guests;

– delicious foodand plentiful drinks; and

– the extra thoughtful touches that make the day special.

Apparently Martha Stewart weddings has many great ideas that you can shamelessly copy from, so maybe have a looksy there if you are planning a wedding any time soon.  One thing that you may not find at Ms Stewart’s website, though, which was a great idea and a real highlight, was hiring a photo booth with props.  Again, to protect my husband’s privacy, I won’t include our photos, but we have a some inappropriate, amusing photos to remember the day by.  And the bride and groom get to keep an electronic copy (keep it clean, guests!).

The wedding was held at the lush Buitenverwachting winery in the gorgeous Constantia area in Cape Town.

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I wore a J Crew silk taffeta dress (I had it altered, and now its perfect – I felt very happy in it), my new TopShop collar necklace (my vintage Weiss earrings didn’t arrive in time), the same clutch I wore to my own wedding!, and the silver shoes you have already seen.

We laughed, we dined, we danced, we had a wonderful time!  Congratulations to my darling sister and her new husband!


TopShop collar necklace