Katy & Tim - Wedding Album

Katy & Tim

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From a travel-themed proposal to dancing the night away in sun-kissed, salty Kasouga, Katy and Tim Starbuck’s wedding has us sighing with the wonderful romance of it all.

HERE COMES THE BRIDE…

He popped the question as were on our way to Thailand for a month of backpacking, right in the middle of Cape Town International Airport! Because I suffer from incurable wanderlust, the proposal’s venue was symbolic of his intention to honour my heart for travelling, and a conscious decision to embark on a marriage that would be not only a commitment but an adventure. Plus, he said, we’d always find ourselves coming back there.

We chose the seaside community of Kasouga near Port Alfred as our venue because we wanted to be surrounded by natural space. We got married under the trees, and had our reception in an old zinc iron and wooden hall.

Most of our friends and family spent the weekend in rented beach cottages within walking distance of each other, and naturally a sun-kissed, salty holiday atmosphere followed. The night before our wedding, everyone gathered for a braai at the bridesmaids’ cottage, allowing everyone to connect and become acquainted with each other before the big day. Essentially, the venue was laid-back, rustic, off the beaten track, unhurried and perfect for the weekend we had envisaged.

Our wedding theme was a vintage carnival feeling in pastel shades.

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One piece of advice I’d give other brides planning a wedding is to enjoy every second of the dreaming and planning. Spend a lot of time thinking about your day, but more importantly, think about the days that follow. I spent a lot of time reflecting on the meaning of marriage, contemplating the kind of wife I wanted to be, and chatting to Tim about the kind of husband he wanted to be. Marriage can be a huge blessing and such a great force for good if you team up with the right vision.

My dress was simple and and bedazzle-free but also poofy and princessy. I figured I could only get away with wearing a big white gown once, so I just went with it! I brought in some detail with my jewellery and hairpiece.

The bridesmaids walked down the aisle to a quirky tune from Lennon and Maisy called ‘That’s What’s Up’ and I followed to Andrew Peterson’s ‘The Magic Hour’. Our first dance was to Joshua Radin’s ‘You Got What I Need’.

The bridal party also did a sassy, Forties-inspired entrance dance to ‘Candy Man’ at our reception.

The moments that stood out for me include the ceremony, which I found very moving and memorable. Our hearts were stirred as we said our vows, prayed together, sang and felt the support and encouragement of everyone surrounding us.

Dancing at our reception was just crazy fun. We danced and danced and danced and when we felt like we needed a break, we’d fall on the sawdust-stuffed coffee bag chairs outside and chat away until we felt like dancing again. Our tummies hurt from all the fits of laughter and silly dance moves. I even recall the groomsmen trying some serious (and potentially dangerous for anyone in the way) Zulu warrior moves!

One thing I’ve learnt since being married is that it’s a journey that probably unfolds best by taking one day at a time.

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Her-shoes

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Groomsmen

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Decor

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LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Venue
Kasouga Town Hall

Caterer and co-ordination
Cheryl and Naartjie Moss
[email protected]

Photographer
Janelka Lubbinge
083 612 2272

Dress
Bride and Co

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