WON­DER­FULLY WHIM­SI­CAL

Melissa and Grant’s fairy tale day

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COU­PLE: Melissa Kretschmer and Grant New­man VENUE: Be­lair, Paarl BUD­GET: Not avail­able GUESTS: 96

Melissa had a clear vi­sion of what she wanted for her wed­ding venue – a labyrinth, over­grown ivy, a ram­bling rose gar­den, clipped hedges and a weep­ing wil­low tree. Af­ter years of search­ing, she fi­nally found the dream venue – Be­lair in Paarl, which, sur­pris­ingly, had all those things.

Cape Town cou­ple Melissa (36), a con­sumer in­sights man­ager and in­de­pen­dent fash­ion de­signer, and Grant (38), a sales ex­ec­u­tive, had their cer­e­mony in a rus­tic ivy-cov­ered chapel and their reception in a mod­ern panoramic glass pavil­ion.

Their colour scheme was a play­ful mix of black and white stripes, vin­tage pas­tel shades and gold. Their theme was a fan­tas­ti­cal, ro­man­tic fairy-tale fu­sion. “We have a love of dressing up and the­atrics,” Melissa says.

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