Melissa & Jean’s Wedding at Groot Constantia

On the enchanting day of Saturday, February 2nd, 2022, Melissa & Jean’s Wedding was celebrated amidst the breathtaking backdrop of his family’s home at Groot Constantia Wine Estate.

Subsequently, this wedding stands out as a true testament to the magic of the day. Undeniably, with a team of exceptional suppliers, a stunning venue, and a delightful group of cherished guests, the celebration of Melissa & Jean’s Wedding was a day to remember.

Personal touches adorned every aspect of this wedding, infusing the day with a unique and heartfelt essence. The groom’s mother poured her creativity into crafting the wedding flowers, alongside a talented team. Additionally, countless hours were dedicated to preparing the garden for this special occasion, and the results spoke volumes about the dedication and care put into it.

Melissa’s closest friend and Maid of Honour poured her artistic talents into crafting all the wedding stationery, a heartfelt gift to the bride. From the meticulously designed table numbers to the elegant menus, her touch was evident throughout. Also – a brilliant cost-saving and eco-friendly measure she implemented was printing the A1 welcome sign on the reverse side of the seating plan.

The wedding cake, a labor of love from one of Melissa’s friends, became a delectable gift for the newlyweds. This impressive creation marked a culinary masterpiece, delighting the taste buds of all who indulged.

Unquestionably, the family used their gifted skills to add their own special touch to the wedding. Even the Father of the Groom contributed his craftsmanship, fashioning the lectern and wedding arch with his own hands—a true embodiment of the love and commitment surrounding the celebration.


Under the shaded embrace of the Groot Constantia Trust, against the stunning backdrop of the mountains, the ceremony unfolded. Given that, he setting was meticulously arranged to allow Melissa’s graceful walk down the aisle, commencing from the museum doors and descending the steps. Thoughtful directional signs guided guests to the ceremony site, where a warm welcome sign and refreshing waters awaited. Beautiful posies adorned inner chairs, drawing eyes toward a captivating arch adorned with magnificent floral arrangements. Two grand floral displays graced wine barrels, standing sentinel on either side of the staircase. The culmination of the ceremony marked the start of the next phase of celebration at the Naude’s private residence on the estate.

Melissa & Jean’s Wedding Ceremony
Melissa & Jean’s Wedding Ceremony


Undeniably, the meticulously designed gardens unveiled two distinct areas of perfectly manicured lawn, seemingly crafted for events of this nature. Cocktail furniture and engaging lawn games set the tone, complemented by a well-appointed drinks station and a bountiful harvest table. Additionally, a live singer’s soulful melodies resonated throughout this interlude, enhancing the ambiance and setting the stage for the evening’s festivities.


Finally, we come to the reception. Radiant festoon lights adorned a majestic palm tree, casting a warm and inviting glow over the reception area. Additionally, extra large marquee letters were positioned alongside the couple, creating a fun and beautiful statement. The tables were arranged methodically, taking in mind to position the couple as the focal point.

This was a celebration to remember! Melissa & Jean’s Wedding was a very special day, with memories they will never forget. We are so blessed for them to trust us with this occasion. 

Thank you to our brilliant team of suppliers who we have listed below.

Wedding planners: Nearest and Dearest Events

Venue: Groot Constantia

Catering: Belia King 

Staffing: Hero Events

Photographer: Sian Owen 

Hiring: Authentic Planning

Hiring: Axis

Linen: Tablecloth Hiring 

Fire pits: Sprung

Lights: Lekker Trou

Music: David Derman

DJ: Cape DJs

Bridal party getting ready venue: The Alphen Hotel 

Hair and makeup: Blush Babe

Generator: AV Direct