Derry-Ann & Jarryd | Wedding | The Vineyard Hotel | Claremont | Cape Town
I had been to The Vineyard Hotel once before, as a guest for a small kitchen tea celebration, and was blown away by how beautiful their manicured gardens are, and how friendly the staff were! So when Derry-Ann and Jarryd met up with me and told me they were getting married there, my heart did a little jump for joy!
In the weeks following up to the wedding, I got calls from Jarryd checking in on all the little details and happily telling me how many days until the wedding day! I am sure that he would’ve been able to tell me the exact number of hours too! Excitement doesn’t begin to describe the energy on their wedding day. Both bride and groom were grinning ear to ear from the minute I saw them to the minute I left. I like to attribute this to my sparkling personality, but I am sure it had much more to do with the fact that they said their I-DOs and were husband and wife!
I loved the electric atmosphere at this wedding – Derry-Ann and Jarryd were both surprised at the reception by being serenaded by a bridesmaid and the flower girl. You can see from Derry-Ann’s reaction that she was in total awe! But the surprises didn’t stop there. As I understood it, serenading at weddings is a family tradition, and Derry-Ann couldn’t let the moment pass without emotionally singing to her new husband. Jarryd’s face mimicked Derry-Ann’s just a few moments before and he was flabbergasted!
The festivities didn’t end there, as every single person at that wedding got up to dance the night away! The timeline worked out so that I stayed a little later than I normally do, and I am so glad that I did. Seeing grandpa bust moves in his super suave white tux jacket was totally worth it! Everybody seemed to be having a blast and I was sad to say good bye at the end of the evening. It was a spectacular wedding!
Venue: The Vineyard Hotel | Decor & Flowers: Puccini Creations | Bride’s Gown: Robyn Roberts | Bridesmaid’s Gowns: Bride & CO | Hair & MUA: Beauty by Melissa Reed – Hair by Dominique Whiting | Cake: Wade’s Cakes | Stationary: Epro Products & Chad Le Helleco | Photographer’s Assistant: Lee-Ann Alicks