Nubian Bride Magazine
 Real Weddings Content

Enjoy four exciting real African wedding stories from different cultural backgrounds. Take a journey into a kaleidoscope of colour with Shaori and Himesh’s magical Hindu wedding and Dudu and Sabatal’s Zulu/Sotho wedding not to mention the joy and beauty of two other special weddings. And just because inspiration never wears out enjoy the previous weddings too.


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London couple, Reshma and Phillipp’s wedding celebrations were an exciting cross country event. The four-day wedding celebrations kicked off with a dinner in Cape Town. Then the adventure-seeking couple went on a winelands tour, followed by a trip to Plettenberg Bay for a traditional Indian henna and bangles ceremony.
The actual wedding took place on a farm on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay. For the ceremony, the mandap (traditional Indian canopy) was dressed in gently flowing fabrics with orange marigolds, orchids and greenery. The groom entered the venue led by the sounds of African drums, and the beautiful bride Reshma, dressed in a sari, entered to the sounds of an African choir.
The guests were treated to an assortment of delicious canapés, including curried potato samoosas, smoked salmon trout, naan bread and crispy roti shards – a veritable African feast mixed with true Indian flavours.
The décor provided an elegant backdrop to the heartfelt ceremony. The wedding was a true cultural fusion with different influences coming through in the décor as well as the flower compositions, crystal chandeliers and Vietnamese lanterns in vibrant colours. However, the highlight of this visual feast was the wedding cake, which was presented as a chandelier, with Perspex disks hanging from stylish ribbon lengths, each tied to a transparent box holding a beautifully crafted chocolate brownie.

Liza Wigley Photography
Contact: +27 84 302 1120

Florist and décor design: Ecozest 
Contact: +27 44 382 1801

Event coordinator: Weddings
by Marius  Contact: +27 44 382 3579

Décor hire: Conféti Hire
Contact: +27 82 777 6279

Additional décor hire: Imagine
Contact: +27 44 382 1501

Stationery: Lara’s Designs
Contact: +27 82 681 4500

Highlands Farm, Plettenberg Bay