Getting Married in the western Cape
The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most exquisite destinations for brides- and grooms-to-be that want breath-taking backdrops, world-class venues, and well-connected service providers.
The Western Cape’s most popular wedding destination is, undoubtedly, the Mother City of Cape Town. However, there are a number of venues just outside the metropolis that offer incredible options for any couple.
The scenic fishing villages of the West Coast are perfect for a rustic wedding vibe with plenty of fresh seafood, the sound of the waves, and the fresh sea spray of summer. Consider Elands Bay, Saldanha, or Langebaan for the quaint wedding of a lifetime.
The wine farms of the Cape Winelands are scenically idyllic, and have the added advantage of world-class wines that have made their way from the plump fruit of the vine to a swirling glass of excellent red or white. Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, Tulbagh and Wellington are amongst the most popular of these winelands.
The beaches of the Western Cape are characterised by white sand, bracing blue waters and breath-taking sand dunes, which combine to create a wedding destination or venue that is quite spectacular, and never the same as on any other day. Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Noordhoek, and further down the Western Cape coast (like Witsand) are incredible choices for the dream beach wedding in this part of South Africa.
The Western Cape offers a fantastic balance of stunning countryside and bustling metropolis. This does not only mean that couples have an enormous variety from which to choose when it comes to the venue; it also means that there is a host of professional service providers on offer. These ones have many different fortes and strengths, some are well connected, and some are insightful about the unique needs and wants of each couple. This creates a collection of providers that, between them, offer everything that any bridal couple could need and hope for.
Your wedding photographs are such an important part of your day; the only real memory of the special people that shared it with you, and the love that permeated every smile, dance and toast. Choosing an experienced, well referenced photographer is key to ensuring that your memories are every bit as amazing as your day. The Western Cape has all of the important elements – professional photographers with loads of experience, and stunning settings that make for the perfect backdrops to your pictures.
The Western Cape is also ideal for a honeymoon that showcases the natural loveliness of South Africa, is full of romance, and offers plenty of exciting activities, great restaurants and top-notch accommodation. Popular tourist attractions to include on your honeymoon itinerary include Table Mountain, the V & A Waterfront, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, and the City Bowl, which is overflowing with restaurants, boutiques, galleries, street vendors and more.
Happy Wedding Planning!