Recently we had the pleasure of working on a wonderful engagement party with Brigitte and Kyle, who are set to get married later this year, and decided to share their engagement with family and friends in a down to earth elegant affair at Brigitte’s father’s house.
Functions for Africa worked quickly on a complementary concept for the space provided and sat with the amazingly talented Andrew Draper to work on a mouth-watering menu that would appeal to all and blow everyone’s taste buds away!
On set-up day, in the outside area, the Nomadik was erected over the pool and entertainment area. Insane Sound and Lighting provided two Robe MMX’s which created the ambient lighting pattern. A multitude of LED parcans were setup throughout the house and gardens and created further ambience by means of colour washing the house. A choice was made to keep seating to a casual cocktail style, and we used our brand new, and very chic 8-seater cocktail servers, as well as glass cocktail tables and white leather barstools.
Inside the house, we set up a graceful lounge area backed by the classy, yet funky laser-cut panels, custom made by Functions for Africa. Vintage crystal onion chandeliers were suspended over the mirror-top buffet stations framing their stylish elegance with contrasting coloured lighting.
Keeping to the subtle tone, the flowers (done in house by Functions for Africa), were kept simple and elegant and provided just the right amount of colour and texture to the cocktail tables, coffee tables and buffet stations.
And of course, no function of this caliber would be complete without candles….and lots of them! From coffee tables to entrance porticos and the large vases around the pool, the subtle, romantic candle light played an integral part in bringing out the elegant tone of this classy, modern affair.
Upon arrival guests were greeted with delicious canapés and were thoroughly transfixed by the transformation of the house and entertainment areas. Fine food, drinks and music were thoroughly enjoyed until the early hours of the morning and we can be sure an absolutely magical evening was had by all.
Ron, you are a true gentleman and a superb host. Once again, thank you to yourself, Brigitte and Kyle for bringing us on board and treating us like friends and family. We had an absolute blast doing this event for you and cannot wait for a wedding date to be set!
To Brigitte and Kyle, congratulations again and we are sincerely looking forward to helping you put together your special day.
Thank you Kym Burmester for the phenomenal pictures……..I am sure everyone will be able to get a sense of the wonderful evening.