Claude and Carmelinda


Claude and Carmelinda are a special couple who complete each other, in a calm confidant way which came in very handy when planning this wedding as they both live and work overseas but deciding to have their wedding in South Africa where their families were. Carmelinda explains how they met.

We met through University friends in August 2001; during our article years….i.e. one of my closest friends was dating his best friend.

We subsequently got together after their wedding, which was held at the exquisite “Zen” style Lalu Hotel, in Taiwan!

As we both enjoy travelling, we decided to go to Florence over the Easter weekend to absorb the wonderful Italian city’s architecture, history etc.  Claude proposed during the romantic weekend.

Having met Carmelinda for a quick cup of coffee and then communicating solely via email was challenging but having a bride who was decisive and relied and trusted on my creative skills made it so easy.

Carmelinda and Claude wanted a summery celebratory wedding, which was vibrant, fun and classy like them. The flower they had chosen was a Sunflower and decided that yellows, reds and oranges would be the prefect complimenting colours.

But see for yourselves.

I would like to say thank you so much!  It was a pleasure working with you.

Trying to organise a wedding from overseas was very demanding but you helped smooth and simplify the process.  Your commitment, creative ideas, professionalism and positive attitude truly exceeded my expectations.  Your response time to all emails (my most common form of contact with all wedding vendors) was excellent. Many South African businesses could learn from your commitment to customer service.

Your preliminary work (visiting the church, reception venue, meeting with various persons, and arrangements regarding the flower demo using ideas specific to our theme) commenced months before our big day…. allowing me time to concentrate on other matters as I only had a few days in South Africa before the wedding to “finalise” all matters.

The wedding day turned out perfectly.  I kept receiving compliments on the wonderful flower arrangements!  The sunflower table centrepieces were beautiful, they certainly emphasised the summery feeling of Africa.  The different colours were all wonderfully mixed together and the orange organza table runners were a classy touch.
Thank you once again!  It was a pleasure working with you, and I would definitely recommend you to anyone.


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