Tracey and Damon – contemporary chic wedding
Tracey and Damon were childhood sweethearts from Primary School but lost contact when families moved to different parts of the country. Given that this was not the time of social media, life drifted on and they did not see each other for many years. Luckily fate drew them together later in life, and it was as if they had never been apart. Tracey decided to take the big step of moving to Durban where Damon was based, and love and romance blossomed.
After Damon proposed and Tracey said yes – they decided that they wanted a modern venue that would suit the style of occasion that they had in mind, which was a contemporary chic wedding They settled on Boulevard 44 Boutique Hotel with its modern finishes and clean lines. Tracey wanted a fresh clean, modern approach to the wedding theme therefore choose the very trendy stripes and a grey colour palette.
Tracey’s natural beauty was enhanced by make-up artist Charelle McAllister and Lindsay Nixon who did the hairstyling for the whole bridal party.
The two bridesmaids were Tracey’s sisters and they wore beautiful grey dresses that were designed to suit their individual style and personalities. Both of the bridal couples Dads have passed away and Tracey paid tribute to her Dad by having a photograph pinned to her bouquet, so that he could still walk her down the aisle. The two little pageboys stole the show in their braces and trainers – keeping everyone entertained and being particularly enthralled with the left over rose petal confetti!
The ceremony took place at the Catholic Church in Ballito followed by a photo shoot on the beach and then in the sugar cane fields. Here the couple got a chance to go back to their youth and have another challenging game of “header” to bring back some memories of how they met.
Designer Decor draped the venue, following the lines of the room versus in a spiral effect and it worked beautifully when interspersed with the fairy lights and some hanging crystals, really enhancing the contemporary chic wedding theme. Square tables were draped with striped table cloths from Table Cloth Hiring co which were in a two tone grey shade and topped with silver bases plates and a centre piece of three square glass vases each with a beautiful bouquet of white carnations.
A selection of different candles displayed with different glass stands and holders was added to further the effect and add further interest, and all of this was then displayed on a square mirror. Serviettes were finished off with a silver ribbon and diamante buckle for the final flourish and unique finishing touch. Finally table numbers were in a mirror Perspex which completed the contemporary chic look along with white Tiffany chairs. Sue’s Flowers excelled at the flowers – only white carnations were used at the wedding, which brought the very chic feel to the room.
The cake was the talking point of the wedding and it was the first time that no-one actually wanted the cake to be cut– it was just so distinctive! Even the cake followed the contemporary strips theme and was softened with two big bows down the one side. This masterpiece was created by Rudy of Cakes Etc. Sure you will agree – it was just gorgeous!
Lara’s Designs did the stationery beautifully – it was neat, contemporary and added the stripes to the stationery without being over powering. A great idea that was incorporated was that instead of having a guest book, Lara did up a puzzle and everyone had the opportunity to write their message to the couple on one of the pieces. It was great fun on the evening and I am sure was a puzzle to remember when putting it all together.
Photographs were wonderfully captured by Casey, Damon’s sister – very handy to have a professional photographer in the family.
Tracey and Damon’s wedding was just what they had dreamed about – modern, clean cut and contemporary. We wish them all the very best as they start their lives together, may it also be a future of straight lines and not too many curves