Timeless Elegance at Val de Vie

Thembi and Josh made me believe in a fairy tale story in an era where you hear very few of such encounters. Their love story is a real chance meeting in a foreign land, when the odds were stacked on the side of love.

In August 2016, Josh was on vacation with family and friends in Miami South Beach, for the Summer. As fate would have it, Thembi was also in town on a one-woman tour to Florida’s most popular beach. This girl is a trooper! Josh had decided to have some alone time on the beach when Thembi, (recovering from 2 days of being cooped up in a hotel room after an operation), both decided to walk the beach front. As she stepped onto the beach sand and looked up, their eyes locked and within minutes, they were side by side and the beautiful South African asked him to please take a picture of her using her mobile phone. The South African accent that sounded British to the Houstonian at the time, seemed to have halted time for him as he could only gaze and smile at her. With the excitement in the air, Josh was more than happy to oblige to the request. So much so, that he went the extra mile with the impromptu photo shoot. Not wanting the moment to end, Josh introduced himself formerly and asked Thembi out for a drink. She was initially hesitant but eventually agreed. Well As they say…. The rest is history

Thembi and Josh had an intimate wedding for 60 of their family and friends in the Cape winelands on a beautiful summer day. Rain and wind threatened to derail plans at the beautiful Val de Vie estate however the heavens held their showers until after the polo match. This wedding had all the bells and whistles of a true whirlwind romance, from helicopter rides to a polo match as part of the cocktail hour entertainment. You know how they say the devil is in the detail, the couple’s monogram featured in all wedding elements including the edible chocolate monogram on the dessert buffet! It was truly a pleasure walking the journey to the altar with this couple. Thembi & Josh, may God bless your union!

statue of polo player at this renowned polo field groom taking a moment in the gentleman's bar, Hennessy in hand Groom arriving on helicopter flower girl stealing the limelight as she arrives with the bride in a vintage Rolce Royce Wedding monogram used on all paraphernalia of the on the day stationery Bride and mother of the bride taking the walk to the altar Groom overcome with emotion as he catches the first glimpse of the bride elated bride as they take their first kiss order of service with the wedding monogram Main table with lush florals filling the length of the table, bookshelf backdrop adorned with candles and blush florals Dancefloor with wedding monogram leading the eye to the main table luxury linens, gold cutlery and gold rimmed charger plates Luxury flowers including blush hydrangea, tulips, tambuzi roses and white O'hara blush and beige lounge set-up with pretty florals on the coffee table Bride and groom throw the ball to begin the polo game black and white photo that is classic and elegant pose by bride and groom white chocolate mini dessert with edible wedding monogram decadent dessert table with chocolate, meringue, doughnuts and petit fours  White and gold 4 tier cake with gold leaf and mass sugar flower placed on an ornate gold cake stand bridal party seated at a main table with luxury flowers and tapered candles elated couple cutting the cake First dance captured under a roof draped to perfection