A Multi-Coloured South African Wedding: Mark & Manilla

March 22, 2012

When Mark & Manilla’s colourful wedding landed in my inbox I just about burst with excitement. There’s nothing quite like a rainbow wedding in my opinion!

The South African wedding was held at The View Boutique Hotel, a glamorous hotel in the heart of Johannesburg. “I felt that the ceremony should be the serious part of the day but I wanted the rest to be a very relaxed and festive carnival style celebration!” the bride told me.

“My final wedding for last year was an instant favourite,” wedding photographer Rensche Mari wrote. “As soon as I walked into Manilla’s home I knew it was going to be one of those weddings where I was just going to be wowed the whole way. The wedding had a carnival feel to it, the bridesmaids all dressed in different shades of green and each outfit was unique. Manilla’s whole look was so refreshing and just a lot of fun, her dressed popped with the beautiful colours and her dress even had the same green velvet as her shoes.”

Manilla’s stunning dress was made by Arwen Corsetry. The colour scheme she chose was complimented beautifully by all the wedding details – including bunting handmade by some ladies in an retirement home and all the DIY stationery and reception decor. The couple designed and handmade everything they possibly could. I’m loving the multi-coloured balloons on the ceiling!

Their wedding car was their own, which they decorated with brightly coloured ribbon and streamers.

Thank you to Mark & Manilla and their fabulous wedding photographer Rensche Mari for sharing.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Rensche Mari
Venue: The View Boutique Hotel
Tent: Avante Marquees
Dress: Arwen Corsetry
Shoes: Errol Arendz
Hair: Summerlands Parkhurst (011) 788-0951
Make Up: Dandily Studio
Rings: NWJ Jewellers
DJ: Roger Harris rlharris@absamail.co.za
Flowers: Botticelli Blooming Business, Sandra 084 777 6068
Catering: Gourmet Food Services