This wedding is incredible...from the sequin bridesmaid dresses, to the tropical wedding decor including parrots - yes parrots! The amazing wedding was held at The Grand Exotic venue in South Africa and it definitely lived up to the name. The super cool bride wore a white and gold wedding dress that she teamed with dramatic eye make-up & statement emerald earrings and the results were incredible. The venue was decorated in tropical foliage and vibrant florals but felt cosy and romantic with hanging lights above the long tables. The couple trusted their wedding planner to create a surprise for their day and boy did he deliver - they were definitely not disappointed and neither would we be!

White and Gold Wedding Dress with Tropical Decor

Because I had such a close friend in John, my planner, I had complete trust in his work. He led me down the wrong path with colour palettes etc. So that on the day we were completely surprised. This made our day really unique because generally you plan your wedding down to a T and know every last detail, that on the day you know what to anticipate. We had non of that and that whole process of unveiling was documented.

Lisa & Gareth

After long chats with my friend John from M&B Events, he took the reigns. I love colour, like doing things differently and just love surprises, so with that in mind John took it upon himself and created a surprise for my husband and I. The moment we saw our venue and the reception room was incredible! My husband and I had little to NO IDEA, how our wedding was styled and it was just the best moment being shown it before our guests. The anticipation and excitement of not knowing and being blown away was just the best.

Lisa & Gareth

Sequin Bridesmaid Dresses with White and Gold Wedding Dress

It’s the happiest and most exciting time planning YOUR wedding. Most of the time you’ve dreamed about it from a child so embrace that excitement and take each step in your stride. Every step brings a new excitement, so embrace that rather then finding the elements of stress because on the day you can change NOTHING and the only person who notices it will be you.

Lisa & Gareth

Are you wanting a destination wedding but don't know where to begin? Well we have just the thing for you - a podcast episode dedicated to all things destination wedding and where to even begin! From how to decide where to get married and how to transport your dress to the legalities of a destination wedding and what to do to involve those people who just can’t make it.

Imogen Read

Written by Imogen Read

Featured suppliers

Venue: The Grand Exotic | Videography: Andy & Szerdi | Entertainment: The Kickstands, Top Jocks | Flowers: M&B Events and Decor | Food: Food Matters | Cake: Bron Celine | Hair: Blend Hair & Makeup | Makeup: Brittany Jane MUAH | Shoes: Gina | Bride Dress: Chanelle Cindy | Planner/Stylist: M&B Events and Decor | M&B Events and Decor: Decor & Hire | Favours: The Crafty Chameleon

Inspirational articles you may also find useful