Liling & Jibraan’s Dream Destination Wedding

Liling & Jibraan’s Dream Destination Wedding

11:10 03 June in Weddings
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Liling & Jibraan’s Dream Destination Wedding

 

Despite never having visited Cape Town prior to their wedding planning, Liling and Jibraan (Jib) knew exactly what they wanted. The couple, based in Singapore and the United Kingdom respectively, were inspired by the luscious landscape of Cape Town, based only on what they’d seen online and heard from those in the know.

Their wedding was an occasion to bring all their friends and family together, on one continent, flying in from all four corners of the globe, including Asia, Britain, North America, United Arab Emirates – a true melting pot of cultures.

The idea of Cape Town was inspired after the couple got engaged in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (www.travelwyoming.com/cities/jackson ). They fell in love with the backdrop of the valleys and mountains, but felt the U.S. was too far for most guests to travel to.

Jib suggested looking into Cape Town as a destination wedding as they had heard the food and wine is out of this world, which was really important to these two “foodies”.

Fast forward to contacting The Aleit Group… This was set to be one of the most intricate wedding “productions” we have planned to date, but the results were astonishing!

Restaurateur, Liling and Financier fiancé, Jib, wanted to create an experience no-one would ever forget. From the large scale production, to custom-built props, to their internationally acclaimed DJ; no expense was spared.

This three-day affair was to take place in the picturesque winelands, at three breath-taking venues; Overture, Molenvliet and Boschendal, all within close proximity of each other.

 

 

The Big Day Has Come

As guests arrived from their respective destinations, they were immediately taken by the unprecedented hospitality of the Western Cape.   They “eased” into proceedings with a welcome cocktail function, held on Friday, 21 April at the renowned restaurant, Overture, located on Hidden Valley wine estate, in Stellenbosch.

Overture Restaurant

Being the first occasion guests would get to know each other, the couple wanted a relaxed environment. Guests were treated to a culinary feast, prepared by one of South Africa’s most acclaimed Executive Chefs, Bertus Basson.

The variety of canapés included wasabi mousse tomato tarts, smoked gemsbok and macadamia nut croutes, fried squid cones and mustard aioli. Bowl food included; lamb tomato bredie risotto, fried capers, matured sirloin, mushroom and heirloom carrots, fresh fish, gnocchi and braised octopus, Miso glazed aubergine, kale, cauliflower, sesame dressing, crisp pork belly, to name a few…

No one went to bed hungry!

 

 

The Ceremony

The ceremony was to be held the next day, at Molenvliet… The ceremony space was transformed into a memorizing, ethereal homage of eternal love. As the gorgeous bride walked down the raised white high-gloss aisle, in her Carolina Herrera masterpiece, she took our breath away.

Walking to the sweets sounds of the string quartet, she joined her partner, Jib, standing at our most glorious arch yet, standing a sheer 4m x 6m, adorned with heavenly floral arrangements. Now two become one…