ANGELICA BRIDE // CATH & STU
Picture a glamorous ceremony encapsulating a love of beading, glitter, luxury, and family. The Balcomb’s wedding day was a Black Tie and sparkle-infused occasion held at the Bosch Hoek Estate in Balgowan, South Africa.
After meeting at a romantic rooftop bar in the scenic city of Cape Town, Cath and Stu’s fling began, and no sooner was Cath flying across oceans to America to start their yachting career together. The couple traveled the world, living and working together on the same yacht.
Both individuals grew up going to the Kruger National Park with their families, living on farms along the Crocodile River banks on the edge of the game reserve. The two were engaged on a beautiful rock in the middle of the park and the rest is history!
Cath & Stu Balcomb
MARRIAGE TO US MEANS
Family. An unbreakable bond. One team, one dream.
Vanilla Photography: Photos
The Minerals: Video
With an undying love for anything hand-beaded, the bride has always held a place in her heart for the art of beadwork and embroidery. It was with this appreciation that Cath fell in love with Bo & Luca from the moment she walked into the studio, exclaiming; “If I could frame their dresses as a feature in a walk-in closet I would! Maybe I will do this with my own dress?” and,
“They are not dresses, they are works of art and that’s what I love about Bo and Luca.”
WEDDING DAY ACCESSORIES
Cath: Browns Jewellery
Stu: Dear Rae
HAIR & MAKEUP
Zara Limited Edition top & pants. Fulfilled my beaded dream.
UB40 (I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You
ADVICE TO BRIDES-TO-BE
It is a difficult time for a bride to plan her wedding. A lot is unpredictable and unknown with ever-changing rules and regulations. But despite all these uncertainties, one certainty that you can hold on to is that your wedding day is so worth the wait. It is a day every girl in this world deserves. What a
blessing to be able to celebrate Love with your nearest and dearest family and friends. To dance the night away and wake up a wife. There is no better feeling on this Earth. Life is reborn and you feel excited for all that it has to offer! It is worth every stress involved, don’t let that stop you from having your dream day.
MOST TREASURED MOMENT OF MY WEDDING DAY
My photoshoot with my husband and the fact that the sun came out for us after a very rainy morning.
FLOWERS & BOUQUETS
Oh Happy Day
Milk & Honey
CEREMONY & RECEPTION DÉCOR
Oh Happy Day
FOOD & DRINKS
Drinks: The Mobile Events Co
Food: Chef ’n Thyme