Photographer: Estefania Romero Photography
Venue: The Grove
Dress: Evette's Bridal
Suit: Best Man Suit Hire
Flowers: Those Blooming Girls
Cake: Kelly Colin
Hair: Hair by Nicole Somaroo
Make Up: Belle Maree House of Beauty
Pastor: Matt Francis - I Take You
Bands: Lucas Reunion and South Bear
DJ: Dynamic Sounds
Dane and Leila own The Grove Wedding and Function Venue. When they set their wedding date they wanted to be different and out of the box.
Dane and Leila decided to have a little more of an “old school” themed wedding. A wedding adorned with wooden center pieces, candles, crochet cloths and macramés.
With the help of their families they planned an unforgettable wedding day. Organizing everything from food, music, bar, external coordinators, right down to their own bar list.
Being a local business, they love supporting local. Every vendor who was involved in their wedding was either East London or Port Elizabeth based. The bands; Lucas Reunion and South Bear added a completely different dynamic to the wedding.
Leila's wedding dress was designed and made by Evette Olivieri. Evette, who not only knew Leila's ideas, but could put them to life. Leila confesses that she is not a girl who particularly enjoys wearing dresses, but her wedding dress was the most amazing, comfortable and beautiful piece of clothing she has ever worn.
Needless to say, the stress was all worth it and their crazy idea to get married at their own venue was the best idea they have had yet!