After the ceremony – held in the venue’s beautiful garden – the party moved inside to Thandana’s reception hall. The décor included gold-coloured chairs and tables decorated with centrepieces of large silver bowls with arrangements of cream roses, lisianthus and carnations. These were placed on top of mirror boxes to give the flowers more height. “We didn’t want the décor on the tables to be too loud – just something simple but elegant,” Zanele says. The roof of the reception hall was decorated with delicate fairy lights.