Photos by:

Debbie Lourens

Today’s couple decided to travel from their home in Texas to South Africa for a destination wedding to remember. Debbie Lourens Photography and A Little Thing Called helped Nicole and Jadeon bring their visions to life, which included a breezy garden style and a couple of extra special guests!

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

From the bride, Nicole: We had a summer wedding in the vineyards in a valley with mountain views. We were looking for a romantic garden wedding style that was not too over the top but still made a statement. Our colors were supposed to be soft pink, white, gold and burgundy, but the florist added her own style and a few extra colors which came out wonderfully.

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

boutonnieres - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding fashion - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

bride and bridesmaids - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding rings - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

lace wedding dress - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

bridesmaid portraits - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town
Flower recipe: I’m not quite sure on all the florals, but the florist used a lot of wildflowers like bougainvillea, tulips, snapdragons and eucalyptus.

wedding ceremony setup - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding ceremony - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding ceremony - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

garden wedding reception - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

wedding reception ideas - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

romantic floral displays - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

reception signs - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

escort card wreaths - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Enjoy the planning process whether it’s with your fiance, bridesmaids, mothers/mothers in law, if you think it will be too much stress for you to plan the wedding, hire an event planner that can help you out! I wish I would have especially for an overseas wedding.

brass wedding decor - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

reception details - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

chocolate wedding cake - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

summer destination wedding in Cape Town - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

romantic first dance lighting - photo by Debbie Lourens Photography https://ruffledblog.com/summer-destination-wedding-in-cape-town

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
We played a variety of songs, lots of fun songs you can dance too, like Tina Turner, some Spanish influenced songs, Mathew Mole, Angus and Julia Stone, etc. My processional song was a french instrumental song by Yann Tiersen, “Comptine D’un Autre été L’après-midi.”

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Debbie Lourens

Florist

A Little Thing Called

Venue and Catering

Rhebokskloof

Wedding Dress

Watters Wtoo

Bridal Store

Brickhouse Bridal

Wedding Shoes

Nine West

Hair and Makeup

Marnel Toerien

Groom's Jacket

Calvin Klein

Chocolate Ganache Cake

Henno

DJ

DJ Archie Quevedo

1 comments
  • R.k Sharma

    Awesome pics of summer destination wedding, nice planning ideas. It’s really inspiring for all wedding planners & photographers. Thanks to the couple from Weddingplz for deciding this wonderful destination wedding in cape town.