A Bridgerton-esque Love for Cailin & Ryan
Cailin and Ryan said “I do” surrounded by blooming bouquets and picturesque mountains...
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Intertwined within the rustic wine farms of Boschendal and overlooking grand, breathtaking mountainscapes, Cailín and Ryan’s beautiful wedding was one full of emotions and memories - and, in the bride and groom’s opinion - was long overdue. “Our wedding was initially scheduled for April 2020, but then the pandemic happened,” Cailín explains. “We deeply desired to get married as soon and as safely possible, so when lockdown lifted and everyone got vaccinated, we booked one of the earliest dates in Spring!” When the big day finally arrived, emotions were high for the bride, groom and guests alike; after waiting two and a half years for the chance to celebrate their union in front of their closest friends and family, who travelled from all over the world to take part in the pair’s special day.
Spring garden-themed bouquets and arrangements bloomed throughout the ceremony, harmonising elegantly with the natural blossoms surrounding the farm. The couple married beneath a soft, pastel sky in the company of their dearest - a serene, content atmosphere drifting through the entire day, as the long-lasting love
shared between the couple was celebrated, and their patience over multiple lockdowns was perfectly rewarded. The deliberate nods towards Bridgerton at Cailín and Ryan’s wedding, through their colourful floral additions, to their vintage, graceful décor, was initially unbeknownst to the bride and groom. “At first, we did not have a particular theme in mind. However, the more our vision boards evolved, the more we noticed a Bridgerton theme appearing,” the bride laughs. “Once we realised that, we decided to lean into it, and actively try to achieve a Bridgerton-style wedding!”
Enhancing this Regency-era theme even further, Cailín and Ryan had a string duo playing live music for their ceremony and cocktail hour. They chose a cello cover of an anime theme song for Cailín to walk down the aisle to, as they first bonded over their shared love of anime when they first started dating. The particular theme song the bride chose corresponds with her favourite anime series - one all about family, friendship and true love!
“The best decision we made was to hire a wedding planner,” agrees the couple. After planning the entirety of their initial 2020 wedding by themselves, the choice to hire a knowledgeable planner instead made the whole experience care-free, so they could focus on the elements they cared the most about, without getting caught up in logistics. “Having a wedding planner with experience really highlights that you don’t know what you don’t know!”
The Dream Team
COORDINATOR: Infinite Concepts VENUE: Boschendal Wine Estate CAKE: Sweet Lion Heart BRIDAL FLORALS: Bride’s Aunt FLORIST: Bulb Flowers OFFICIANT: Troy Goldie STRING DUO: Zest Music HAIR & MAKEUP: Marnel Toerien DJ: DJ Pepe PHOTOGRAPHER: Cathe Photography STATIONERY: Secret Diary LIGHTING: Authentic Planning DECOR & FURNITURE: Grand Style Hire, Hire Haus, a|Create, XL Events, Two Birds, Table Cloth Hiring
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