Kate & Twig’s Wedding
Who doesn’t love the beach, right?
Combine the quintessential blonde beach babe (an ex-Playboy Playmate to be exact), one of the world’s best big wave surfers and the celebration of holy matrimony, and you have one of Umhlanga’s most chillaxed weddings, in the history of ever!
Kate approached me as soon as she got off the plane from visiting Twig in Hawaii, to help design, style and coordinate her wedding. The brief was simple: they wanted a casual relaxed garden wedding, a day that would best reflect them as a couple: chilled, sociable, and above all else: rock and roll. The venue was Twig’s family home in La Lucia, Durban (which is on the north coast of KwaZulu Natal), the garden was large and came with the most gorgeous sea views (what else would you expect from the 2013/2014 ASP Big Wave World Tour Champion and 2014 Mavericks Invitational Winner).
As a Wedding Stylist, this kind of wedding is a dream come true: a chilled bride, a beautiful garden and lots and lots of white: everywhere! We tented the garden and designed the wedding into an all-white events lounge, complete with couches and side tables, which faced the pool where the ceremony took place, under a beautifully decorated white wedding gazebo. The white Dreamcatcher, which was especially made for Kate by a friend, was a whimsical touch for the wedding ceremony. The trees were filled with glass globes of lit candles and the cocktail area was highlighted with white lace bunting and fire pits to ward off the chilly Autumn air. Balinese Umbrellas were placed strategically around the venue, a nice accessory which brought back the ‘beachiness’ of Kate and Twig’s wedding theme. Starters were served harvest-table style, and mains were sliders which were served by waitrons later on in the evening.
A definite highlight for me would be the celebration that followed on from the formalities, once these were complete the rock and roll took over – and boy do these guys know how to party!
Kate and Twiggy, I wish you guys all the happiness in the world as you begin your next big adventure as parents – congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl: may she be riding those waves before she can walk!
Coordination and styling: Oh Happy Day
Makeup: Irina Pelz
Photos: Leigh Jameson Photography
Video: James Peters Filming
Flowers were done by a family friend