Nicola & Jason| 29 October 2019 | Tannery

I found this poem about women and individuality and it resonated well with the idea of love and the worlds preconceived idea of what love is – Is love not that what you make and asks of it …?

“Cast me not in any mould of your preconceived ideas and notions

For I am A woman With my own Intelligence and Intentions

Contained, I shall be not In contours, Predefined

I morph, I change, As I evolve, Not in any orbit will I revolve

Chisel me not like Some statue fine For I am neither divine ,Nor a concubine

Label me not as Fertile or fallow Or simply, as shallow

I am not, just a mother sister or wife, I am a woman dignified

At times whimsical at times emotional I can be spiritual,

Or plain evil I am but a woman, Individual!”

Venus 62  

This poem stands for living and jotting your own life purpose and it made me think of Nicola and Jason’s wedding last year in October. Both these individuals knew precisely what they wanted and how they saw their special day

A Beautiful rustic chic wedding with lots of industrial glam was set for the day and the Tannery near Windhoek was absolutely perfect for this wedding, the joining of two young and vibrant hearts.

The ceremony was quint and filled with lots of little special moments set on an old floor of a water tank set with a magical door entrance designed with lots of green foliage. A raw wooden chuppa was set with magical greens and the perfect spot for the I do’s while the paper parasols created a whimsical “roof” against the late afternoon sun.

There after guest moved to a tan coloured Free form tent for decadent treats and the wedding cake was cut as symbolism of this new union while guest chatted and drank gin on tonics and some delightful canapes while the couple when for their bridal photo shoot.

The reception was glamour personified and I loved the textural component of this wedding, the hard against the soft, the glimming against the subtle and the rough against the shiny. Whimsical weddings with a touch of industrial style is an in-thing these days as it resonates with the idea of something old against something modern and new.

Nicola and Jason’s wedding was fresh and uncompromising using subtle whites and array of greens to make the venue pop. The tables were left raw while the rose gold cutlery and crystal detail made for a real show piece.

The central roof design installation with magical chandeliers hung form a massive round wreath filled with foliage and naked bulbs.

The use of rounded shapes like wreaths behind the main table truly brought the design aesthetic together in this green and white rustic wedding reception.

The lighting of the venue created by Consoav was a delight as the venue got flooded with soft amber.  A great Dj at weddings is so important as this is a major compose t of ambience that gets created and Dj Fine tune again played the tunes and the dance floor stayed full as this energetic group of people partied the night away.

We wish Nicola and Jason lots of happiness for the future – They were a radiant couple on their wedding day …

Venue: Tannery WHK

Catering service:The Taste Academy

Wedding planner and execution: Tamonika Events (Tamonika Events & Floral Expressions)

Decor and flowers: Tamonika Events (Tamonika Events & Floral Expressions)

Personal flowers: Tamonika Floral Expressions  (Tamonika Floral Expressions)

Wedding cake : Laurie’s Cakes

Decor photography: Nasché Dresselhaus Photography NDP

Wedding photography: Nasché Dresselhaus Photography NDP

DJ services: Nacio FineTune Barlow

Lighting enhancement: ConSoAV

Barista Service :Slowtown Coffee Roasters Windhoek