Nuno & Joana
When we first met Joana and Nuno, we immediately knew that their Wedding in Maputo, Mozambique was going to be something to behold… Their tangible love for each other inspired us through every step of the cross-border planning, and there were many steps!
First up – a site visit! An avid Mozambique fan, we were more than happy to nip up and begin the search for suppliers to work alongside. Joana and Nuno met us with incredible hospitality which comes so naturally to the both of them – the beautiful Bride Joana, the owner of Joli Guest House, and the Groom, Nuno, a savvy businessman, they made a delightful team! We took their lead and before we knew it, we had an impressive Team at the ready.
The venue they chose was just outside of the Couple’s hometown of Maputo and it completely took our breath away – a Tropical Garden to top all Gardens…. A total blank canvas, we couldn’t wait to bring their dream to life in this space.
Needless to say, we arrived back in Cape Town and could think about nothing else for the weeks to come!! When we briefed Heike Hayward of Fleur le Cordeur she was as awestruck as we were and couldn’t wait to get stuck in with her team in this cross-border fairy-tale.
Time absolutely flew and before we knew it, we were back in Mozambique for the Wedding dreams were to be made of. The build-up began 3 days prior to the Wedding day with a multitude of suppliers on site ensuring all infrastructure was in place and ready for us. We took our time in personally (and painstakingly) installing approx. 5 kilometres of fairy lights throughout the Garden.
Heike and her incredible team arrived with their Floral Toolbelts ready for action! Foraging through the botanical garden for the most gorgeous greenery and adding romantic, pure white floral set a beautiful theme for the Reception under the clear span marquee. The Ceremony Area was built out on a white ABS platform in the lake and the beautifully adorned Arch was the gracious focal point.
Guests arrived and stood in awe of the beautiful Bride as she married the Man of her dreams. Enjoying the Pre-Drinks area with the incredible sounds of live vocalists, Franz Jean Dewaal and the Hashtag Hot Caterers team began the service of what was to be an incredible meal. Starting with delectable canapes, Guests took in the sunset before moving through to the Reception Area for Dinner.
Met with long, elegant tables, Guests were awed by the towering floral adorned Cabana’s overhead clad with fairy lights creating their very own starry night. We then promptly served the most wonderful 3 course plated mealexpertly paired with the Couples favourite Wines.
After deep, emotional speeches, Guests hit the dancefloor with fervour and did not leave it again until sunrise! Mozambique was the perfect setting for this epic love story…
Venue:Private Garden, Maputo, Mozambique
Catering: Hashtag Hot Caterers,
Floral: Fleur Le Cordeur
Photographer: Fora de Foco
Videographer: Illuminati Studios
Accommodation: Joli Guesthouse, Maputo, Mozambique
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