It's all in the detail: Kim & Lloyd - Wedding Album

It’s all in the detail: Kim & Lloyd

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Kim Waterer and Lloyd West brought personal touches to every aspect of their big day. The result was a gorgeously intimate do in Stellenbosch.

THE VENUE

Hawksmoor House is breathtakingly beautiful, and so thoughtfully done. We loved that it isn’t a generic Winelands venue, and we had the scope to personalise it. I didn’t want to choose Wedding A, B or C from a wedding menu; it needed to be our own.

THE THEME

We wanted to create a relaxed, boho-vintage feel for the day, which fitted the stunning surroundings of Hawksmoor House, and had influences from both Africa (where Lloyd’s from) and the UK (where I’m from). I didn’t want a colour scheme, but rather a relaxed, fluid theme that reflected our personalities.

THE DECOR

We had mismatched coloured glassware, cut-glass decanters, antique silver cutlery, vintage wide-brimmed Champagne glasses, repurposed pallets and kilims for a vintage English touch, and shweshwe napkins, woven baskets and fynbos for a bit of SA.

THE FOOD

‘Fun and tasty’ was what we were after, so we had a Mexican-inspired barbecue from Santa Anna’s and personalised ice lollies provided by Las Paletas, and Pizza Piaggio served late-night pizza from their food truck. We didn’t have a cake; instead, we asked people to bring their signature desserts for a communal table.

THE DRESS

My dress was from Berta Bridal, although I got it second-hand. I actually had another dress bought and fitted after initially ruling out a Berta dress as too expensive but, after an unhappy fitting, I scanned the second-hand sites and found it for a good price just three weeks before the wedding!

THE DETAILS

In a nod to German folklore, we did a traditional Baumstamm Sägen, or log sawing. It’s supposed to be the first obstacle you have to tackle together as a married couple. I also wanted to bring some British tradition into the dress code, so we asked ladies to wear hats and gentlemen to wear bow ties. We hired a caricaturist as a surprise for our guests, who loved having something personal to take home.

THE FIRST DANCE

‘Latch’ by Disclosure, the Sam Smith acoustic version, mixed into the faster version.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Co-ordinator – Theresa Lazarevic/Creation Events
Catering – Santa Anna’s, Las PaletasPizza Piaggio
Hair and make-up – Sebastine Pepler
Stationery – Caroline Dowsett
Flowers – Flowers in the Foyer
Decor & hiring – Scape Events
Bar and staffing – Urbantonic
Caricaturist – Theodore Key

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