Melissa and Grant’s fairy tale day
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.